According to the World Health Organization, 12 percent (500,000) of all babies in the U.S. are born before their due date — a rate far higher than in Europe, Canada, Australia or Japan. Put another way: preemies represent about one in eight live births in this country.
It is amazing how many people still fall for the argument that, if life is unfair, the answer is to turn more money and power over to politicians. Since life has always been unfair, for thousands of years and in countries around the world, where does that lead us?
I assume we’ve all done it, dreamed of winning Olympic gold. Whether you were an athlete or not, there’s something about the thought of representing your country atop the medal stand that is quite appealing, and never more so than during an Olympic year when the events are aired in prime time and Olympic champs are seen everywhere from morning show sets to cereal boxes.
The inability by a major party to trust a president is more than lamentable; it is not good for the country and our standing before other nations and groups that wish to do us harm.
If future moderators are not going to broach the immigration issue during GOP debates, allow someone from the audience to do so.
I have done something that I vowed I would not do. I have succumbed to the latest fad. I have gone gluten free. I have never felt better.
This is not to indict, but simply to advocate for caution grounded in humility. It’s not surprising that myths about the workings of the fabulously complex U.S. health care system continue to tantalize — and confound — policymakers.
Gwinnett players will compete at all levels — 45 at Division I, eight in the Ivy League, many at Division II and III and some in junior college — and all will have the chance to develop both on the field and in the classroom. High school football is demanding and the coaches ask a lot, but the payoff comes from winning as a team and individually by earning a chance to continue to play.
The snow was fake, so says the Internet idiots
As the Christie scandal machine grinds on, his polling numbers un-shockingly are plummeting. Once in the lead in a fantasy presidential race, he now trails Hillary Clinton 39 percent to 55 percent.
Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman is yet another victim of the war on drugs. Prohibition is not working. It is time to try something new.
For those who choose the easier and constantly changing message that is based primarily on fictional fodder, diluted doctrine and most often, a weak spine, their message will be forever blurred. They are the ones who people will constantly ask that dreaded question. “What are they trying to say?”
The real problem with the two messy sub issues outlined above is that diligent consideration of both illegal and legal immigration is required in order to finally reform the immigration system. But this seems beyond Washington’s grasp these days.
Republicans may yet rescue the Democrats, while demoralizing their own supporters and utterly failing the country.
Whether you decide to attend college or go to work, it should be, at least in part, a financial decision. Be smart to know that marketable skills as well as specialized knowledge, and rigorous training are important criteria for well-paying jobs.
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