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Assisted Suicide in America

Editor’s note: the following is an analysis and commentary on physician assisted suicide. The opinions expressed  do not necessarily reflect those of the staff and management of the Informer Media Group. By Glenn Mollette Physician assisted suicide is becoming a bit more popular in America. A New Mexico judge recently ruled that terminally ill, mentally competent patients have […]

Afghanistan, Iraq and the Middle East

Afghanistan, Iraq and the Middle East

Editor’s note: the following is an analysis and commentary on our approach in the Middle East. The opinions expressed  do not necessarily reflect those of the staff and management of the Informer Media Group. By Glenn Mollette We need to pull our troops out of Afghanistan and take a completely different approach to the Middle East. Four thousand, four […]

The Importance of the Safe Schools Improvement Act Anti-Bullying Legislation

By Laura Finley & Joseph Schroer  Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered (LGBT) youth are among the most vulnerable to bullying and harassment, both in and out of schools. The Gay Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) conducts a biennial National School Climate Survey in which they measure how frequently bullying of LGBT students occurs in […]

10 More Years in Afghanistan

10 More Years in Afghanistan

By David Swanson When Barack Obama became president, there were 32,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan.  He escalated to over 100,000 troops, plus contractors. Now there are 47,000 troops these five years later.  Measured in financial cost, or death and destruction, Afghanistan is more President Obama’s war than President Bush’s.  Now the White House is trying […]

Looking Past Thanksgiving

Looking Past Thanksgiving

By Glenn Mollette The first Thanksgiving was surrounded by life’s hardships. The early settlers were bombarded with extreme weather, hunger, sickness and death. Those who had survived believed the best they could do was to stop and give thanks. Too many throughout America are looking past Thanksgiving. Either we don’t want to think about it […]

What Do Republicans and Democrats Look Like?

What Do Republicans and Democrats Look Like?

By Glenn Mollette, special contributor Informer Media Group I’ve heard a lot of discussion about political profiles in recent days. The Republicans supposedly are the corporate greedy CEOs and the Democrats supposedly are all those standing in the government entitlement lines. Not true. My father was a Republican. For thirty years of his life he […]

Bombing Food Stamps, Feeding Bombs

Bombing Food Stamps, Feeding Bombs

Editor’s note: the following is an analysis and commentary on the new cuts to poor Americans while known unwanted military programs are protected from most cuts. The opinions expressed  do not necessarily reflect those of the staff and management of the Informer Media Group. By John LaForge Beginning Nov. 1, food stamp cutbacks mean $36 per month less […]

A Needed Homefront Celebration for Military Spouses

A Needed Homefront Celebration for Military Spouses

By Lisa Collins-Haynes Informer Media Group Over two hundred military spouses from the Metro D.C. and Prince William area were invited to the Crystal City Marriott at Regan National Airport to attend a Homefront Celebration.  The D.C. Metro Chapter of Operation Homefront (OPH) and BlackBerry hosted the event.  The Celebrations are a special night out […]

Nobel Peace Prize Reflects Enduring Importance of International Agreements

Nobel Peace Prize Reflects Enduring Importance of International Agreements

By David R. Andersen-Rodgers The announcement that the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize was to be awarded to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) took many by surprise. The consensus choice seemed to be the young female education activist, Malala Yousafzai. The selection of OPCW, however, fits the Norwegian Nobel Committee’s history of […]

Our New Affordable Care Act – Hold On

Our New Affordable Care Act – Hold On

By Glenn Mollette America cannot afford to be without medical insurance. You cannot financially survive without medical insurance. One trip to the hospital for a few days can devastate you for a lifetime. A friend of mine has recently survived a brain tumor. The weeks of hospital stay and a specialized chemotherapy cost over 400,000.00. Most of his medical care was […]

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