Federal environmental policy often produces conflicting results. On one hand, the Environmental Protection Agency has promulgated a Clean Power Plan to reduce carbon dioxide emissions that contribute to global warming. On the other, Washington uses incentives and mandates to promote the use of ethanol in transportation fuel, even though environmental groups say ethanol is worse for the climate than gasoline.
The clamor over the cost of Mylan’s EpiPen has generated a reaction in the health care market. The CVS pharmacy chain announced last week that it will make a competing product — the generic version of Adrenaclick — available in all of its stores for much less than the EpiPen.
Jay Ambrose’s Dec. 23, 2016, guest column “Get ready for a 2-president nation” must have been a breeze to write. All that he had to do was cut and paste some of the standard-issue conservative Republican rhetorical devices: cherry-picking quotes, blaming the victim, and minimizing bad behavior by Congressional Republicans.
I am writing this in regard to a problem with our society which is very close to my heart. That problem being when mentally challenged people’s rights are violated, when the mentally ill do not have many folks working on their side.
Re: Leonard Pitts’ commentary in the Jan. 8 edition (“Media must take a moral stand”). The fanatical leftist press has sickened many with their hypocritical pretensions to a patent on intellect and compassion. Liberal pretense is relentless and will have a national corpse: R.I.P. western culture.
With the end of this election still looming over the US, many throughout the country, and specifically the state of Georgia, are worried about the future. Many of my good friends have been exasperated, and those who are part of marginalized groups are even more concerned and fearful about what this country is or will become.
The Wall Street Journal recently ignited an online forest fire when some of the early champions of the 401(k) surprisingly disclosed a change of heart, seeing that the retirement investment accounts haven’t lived up to their expectations.
Utah has never been a drinker’s paradise. Most residents belong to the Mormon Church, which forbids the use of alcohol, and the state has notoriously strict liquor laws. Beer on tap at a bar, for example, can have no more than 4 percent alcohol by volume. So it’s no surprise that the Beehive State could be the first to adopt a DUI standard tougher than the current norm.
The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals last month found in favor of police who broke into a home and killed two dogs. The officers had a search warrant. But a search warrant should not be a death warrant for innocent dogs.
In the waning days of 2016, liberal late-night hosts took to meeting with their counterparts in the conservative entertainment complex. “The Daily Show’s” Trevor Noah argued with The Blaze’s Tomi Lahren about the nature of race in America; “Full Frontal’s” Samantha Bee interviewed right-wing radio host Glenn Beck for a summit on “nonpartisan decency.” The power of these segments, supposedly, was the reconciliation of unlikely opposites. But how opposite have these two groups really been? The post-truth condition, in which Trumpism has flourished, has its roots in left-wing satire.
In 1996 when a young Chicago law professor and community organizer named Barack Obama ran for a seat in the Illinois Senate, it was clear he had potential as a political leader. That was two decades ago.
Given that he reportedly suffered mental health problems, that he told FBI agents he was hearing voices about ISIS and that he was held for psychiatric evaluation in Alaska just two months ago, how is it even possible that Esteban Santiago was allowed to fly with a gun?
My daughter, the English major (Class of ’12), was appalled. She finds it incredible her Dad, an apparent educated man, forgot and can’t remember his grammar rules or perhaps does not know them at all.
Republicans like to claim that the party’s “war on women” is a political hatchet job by Democrats, yet the GOP keeps providing evidence that it’s real. The latest is the rather chilling report that Donald Trump’s transition team has asked the State Department to provide all information regarding gender-related “staffing, programming and funding,” a query first reported by The Washington Post.
Friday, Dec. 30, was the last working day for Rome’s Downtown Development Authority Director Ann Arnold. I have to admit I called her as she was packing up her office to sing her a quick chorus of “I Just Called To Say I Love You,” and thank her for years of devoted service to our community.
Obi may be a small Pacific parrot, but he doesn’t want a cracker. Obi is much too sophisticated for that. Where other parrots (e.g., Polly) settle for mimicking human speech and begging, Obi is engaged in cutting-edge scientific research to understand flight.