Summary Every year, the first week of April has been celebrated as National Public Health Week- an initiative by the American Public Health Association. Though it is not the end of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is essential to consider that such emergencies are going to be a part of our lives and we need to … Continue reading
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Republicans- The Jury is definitely not still out on science
Rick Santorum was at one time a serious contender for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012. Now it looks like he may make a run for the nomination in 2016, a year when, according to Santorum, there will be a “real fight as to what the soul of the Republican party’s going to be.” One … Continue reading
Back where we started
Today’s jobs report is another indicator that the economy is still sputtering along at a pace that is unacceptable with 7.9% unemployment. Employers added 171,000 jobs in October but because of an increase of 578,000 individuals seeking employment, the new additions were not enough to counter lower unemployment for the month of October. We can … Continue reading
Not America’s Terrific-est Option
Oh the Cold War, what fun! The world awaited nuclear destruction at a drop of a hat. Military interventions to prevent dominoes from falling became a national past time, while capitalists and communists ducked it out for control of the hearts and minds of the world! Who doesn’t miss those fun times? As a matter of fact, doesn’t it make sense … Continue reading
Public Health is the Future
Yesterday, I was fortunate enough to hear a speech by W. Craig Vanderwagen, a retired Admiral from the United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps. Although vaguely familiar with the USPHS, I discovered that they are one of the seven uniformed services of our country, and more than 6,500 health professionals currently serve. As a … Continue reading
Will Macedonia’s Dream to Join NATO and the EU Remain a Delusion?
The Republic of Macedonia spans over a small area and is the home of a little over two million citizens. It’s beautiful landscape consists of various mountain ranges, natural lakes, fascinating flaura and fauna for the nature lovers, as well as a multitude of historic sites for the history buffs. The country lies in the … Continue reading
A Defense of Constitutionalism
I like most Americans play Fantasy Football. Now that I’m out of college, my buddies and I use fantasy as a way to keep in touch. It is a great tool to bring people living all over the country together. In the League I serve as Commissioner (not to be confused with the other 3 … Continue reading
How the Procurement Process Hurts the US Military
There has been a disturbing trend in the US military in recent years. The weapon systems that have been touted as the most advanced, most game changing, have been almost uniformly late, over budget, and under performing. The F-22, F-35, V-22, and Littoral Combat Ship have all fallen into this trap. And this trend does … Continue reading
No Good Options on Iran
While there are vast differences in the proposals of the Obama and Romney campaigns there is one issue that both men seem to generally agree on: the need to prevent Iran from developing a nuclear weapon. While their policy recommendations may differ in the details, the basic objective is the same. A nuclear armed Iran … Continue reading
Will third time be a charm for Romney?
With the second presidential debate in the past, all the political junkies are gearing up for the third and final contest between President Obama and Governor Romney. If you haven’t been keeping up with the debates until now, here is a brief summary to catch you up. The first debate, domestic policy, was a clear … Continue reading
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