Even those who are climate change skeptics are beginning to acknowledge that, as stated by Vice President Mike Pence at the October 7, 2020 Vice Presidential Debate, “The climate is changing.” Whether or not one truly understands that climate and weather are two different entities, and whether or not one acknowledges that this is not a good change, the fact is that these events, including wildfires, hurricanes, rising temperatures, and heavy rainfall contrasted with droughts, all lead to both direct and indirect health issues. The American Medical Association, along with multiple other groups, created The Medical Society Consortium on Climate & Health, hoping to facilitate public awareness of climate change impacts on global health. And while impacts of climate change has been offered as an elective course for medical students and trainees, it has not yet been incorporated into standard curricula for medical education.
Few incidents more starkly illustrate the dearth of civic education in American life than a mob attacking Senator Mike Lee for his completely factual tweet pointing out that the “objective” of the Constitution is to protect liberty and to allow individual flourishing, not to acquiesce to the whims of the majority.
Then again, Twitter is a perfect analogy for “democracy,” isn’t it? The more demagogic and hyperbolic you are, the bigger the mob you can gin up; the more you scaremonger and distort reality, the more success you are likely to find; the more pressure that mob exerts, the easier it is to shut down open discourse.
Madison could have been talking about Twitter when he wrote how “passion never fails to wrest the sceptre from reason.” But he was arguing for federalism — an idea that the modern Left is intent on
Foster, a balding, bearded bear of a man, had a blunt speaking style and conservative, pro-business philosophy which endeared him to many Louisiana voters.
NEW ORLEANS — Mike Foster, who rode a wave of popularity as a plain-speaking conservative businessman into two terms as Louisiana governor, has died. He was 90.
His former spokeswoman, Marsanne Golsby, confirmed the news to WBRZ-TV in Baton Rouge.
When Foster entered hospice care for undisclosed health problems last week, Gov. John Bel Edwards asked for prayers for him and his family. In a statement Sunday, Edwards called Foster “a true Louisianan who served his country, his state and his community with honor throughout his life.”
The former governor and his wife Alice had stayed largely out of the spotlight since he left office 15 years earlier.
His absence did not come as much of a surprise for those who observed Foster during his two
SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – South Brunswick resident Mike Mitchell has been an educator for the past 23 years. His experience has taught him to identify the educational gaps that exist in schools. Mitchell hopes to close this gap through dialogue and innovative ideas.
This election, Mitchell is running for a seat on the Board of Education. His platform is one of cooperation and communication. But most importantly, he hopes to put students first.
Read below to learn more about Mitchell and his platform for the upcoming elections in South Brunswick.
Name – Mike Mitchell
Age (as of Election Day) – 50
Position Sought – Board of Education member
Does anyone in your family work in politics or government? – No
Education – Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, University of South Carolina
Occupation – Paraeducator for 23 years
Previous or Current Elected or Appointed Office – No
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