Just throwing money at the problem won’t fix it. But the Kirwan Commission was commissioned to figure out what can fix it. Money going toward the commission’s recommendations in tandem with specific goals and outcomes in mind, with strict accountability, can be a big part of the solution.
What if every cancer was as well-funded as breast cancer? How many of the 50,000 Americans who die of colon or rectal cancer would be saved if they were as aware of it and as diligent about being screened for it? Ditto for the 46,000 or so who die of pancreatic cancer? And how about the more than 140,000 who die of lung cancer, by far the biggest killer of all cancers? (Of course, that would require not victim-blaming.)
rump once called President Barack Obama the “founder” of ISIS because he initially dismissed the group as nothing much and woke up too late to contain it. Trump acted decisively from the start but is now giving the terrorists a second chance.
Trump has also driven NATO ally Turkey into Russia’s sphere. The country recently took delivery of a Russian-made S-400 air defense missile system and is now shopping for Su-57 fighter jets. Putin has called Turkish President Recep Erdogan a “good friend” and says the sales “will open up new opportunities for mutually beneficial cooperation.”
If reporters go to college to learn what questions to ask, the targets of their queries are at the same time taking classes on how to answer them — or, more specifically, how to not answer those that are inconvenient.
I am also struck by career federal workers — I’m on a federal pension after 30 years service — willing to risk their pensions and testify to Congress defying the White House instructions not to. Let’s be honest, most career federal managers don’t stick out their necks. This is like the American version of Tiananmen Square and raises my spirits.
Since 2011, the Times has dedicated an edition each October to raising awareness. It started as a breast cancer awareness “pink paper,” but after the second year we changed it to “cancer awareness” because while the funds and awareness being raised for breast cancer were and are making a tremendous difference, other cancers need more of both.
During the Clinton impeachment, the Religion News Services found that 60% of evangelicals believed that immoral personal acts disqualified a person from public office. Since Trump, however, this number has dropped to 20 percent.
If you do not have insurance, or if it does not cover breast cancer screening tests in full, the Carroll County Health Department’s Breast and Cervical Cancer Program can provide eligible women with no-cost breast cancer screening and any necessary follow-up testing. Call 410-876-4423 for more information and to see if you qualify.
Although the streets will be filled with ghoulish haunts of decorated yards filled with fake spider webs, Styrofoam tombstones and children dressed as skeletons, witches and ghosts on Oct. 31, Carroll County history holds its own terrifying tales of graveyards, entombed bodies, and apparitions; making the streets of Westminster a ghostly playground of spirits who have passed.
You could almost hear the alarms sounding at NBA headquarters. Offend China? With some half-a-billion basketball fans? With an estimated $4 billion coming in over the next few years from sponsorships, streaming deals and merchandise sales?
The town hall-style meeting was, to put it mildly, sparsely attended. By one estimate, school officials outnumbered spectators by as many as 5 to 1. After the meeting, Lockard said he would love to see more people attend and provide input, but he felt that the discussion had been strong. “
I’m afraid we have come to the junction where “at all costs” is putting this union that has survived for over 200 years in great peril. We are better than this. We are “One nation under God” and we need to go back to acting like one.
We didn’t want any of the usual boring costumes that were supposed to be frightening — Jason Voorhees, Freddy Krueger, Dracula. We wanted something designed to be genuinely bloodcurdling to scare off those spirits. So we tossed around a few ideas.“We could be Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi,” I suggested.
The idea is not to have the Carroll County lawsuit lumped in with numerous other jurisdictions that have filed suits in response to the opioid epidemic. More than 2,000 lawsuits against opioid drug makers are now part of the multidistrict litigation before a federal judge in Ohio.
If someone wants me to do something, I am offered either a treat or a threat. Maybe the one-letter difference is confusing some people, particularly those whose choices in the most recent presidential election is something of an embarrassment.
Many believe that Trump held up military aid to Ukraine as a bargaining chip to get Zelensky to investigate Biden. While this is likely true, he had another reason: His two-month delay was a big help to Putin.
Events compelled House Speaker Pelosi to initiate a formal investigation to decide if sufficient evidence exists to file charges against the president. Not unexpectedly, he has sent out his surrogates to challenge the legitimacy of the investigation and the motivations of the investigators. But in a very real sense, the inquiries mean the House is fulfilling its Constitutional responsibilities.