Health insurance amongst college students is a subject that is too often ignored and rarely discussed. A large portion of these students are uninsured or underinsured because they don’t think having health insurance is a necessity. Many times people believe that college students don’t really need health coverage, because they are young and healthy. In reality, we are seeing more and more cases of college aged students from 19-29 years old, who are suffering from both physical and mental health conditions (Health Reform). While some of these medical concerns will …Read More
By James P. McLaughlin
BALTIMORE, Maryland - Governor Martin O’Malley delineated a string of gun laws on Monday at a summit at Johns Hopkins University’s Bloomberg School of Public Health where gun-policy researchers assembled to discuss gun violence in the wake of the Newtown, Connecticut school shooting where 26 people were killed, among them, 6 and 7 year old children.
O’Malley’s firm plan to curb gun violence in Maryland includes a ban on military style assault rifles, eliminating the use of high capacity magazines, standardizing school security across the state, …Read More
By James P. McLaughlin | October 2012
Andrea Cole holds many titles: Marine, student, writer, and single mother. She takes on life with thoughtful consideration and astounding work ethic. She is a Sergeant determined to lead Marines to the best of her ability and an outstanding mother. She sat down and spoke with me from her home in San Diego about finding strength in being a single mother, what it means to be a part of the Marine Corps community, how writing helps her deal with life’s less than desirable moments, combating sexual a**ault and rape in the Marine Corps, and …Read More
By James P. McLaughlin | November 2012
James Bright, a U.S. Army Veteran of three conflicts, sits in the newly opened Veterans Center on the Community College of Baltimore County’s (CCBC) Catonsville Campus talking with CCBC Administrative Assistant to the Center, Salley Hoover, when a student-veteran comes in and says he is having some personal issues.
The veteran says that the daughter of a friend who had been killed in action is asking what happened to her father.
“What do I tell her?” he asks.
A situation such as this was the reason behind the creation of a place for …Read More
By James P. McLaughlin | December 2012
Don’t tread on me; the simple but powerful phrase that summed up the sentiment of the American people during the Revolution. Can this same sentiment not extend itself to the Palestinian people? They are an occupied people. They are fighting for freedom, seeking retribution; they are waging war for a piece of land they consider home, something that as Americans we should identify with.
The importance of maintaining our status, as Israel’s ally, cannot be overlooked. With the rise of new democratic states in Egypt, Libya, and …Read More
Since his reelection President Barack Obama appears set for negotiations with Republican lawmakers on how the United States can avoid the impending “fiscal cliff” following the expiration of the Bush-era tax cuts. The President has vowed to be “open to compromise,” but White House Press Secretary Jay Carney has already stated that the President would veto any proposal to extend tax cuts that would include those who make over $250,000 a year – Republicans would like to see tax cuts extended for all citizens.
Recently, Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) …Read More
Following the 2012 presidential election, Republicans in the United States were hoping to see former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney named the new President; that did not pan out. Despite an environment of economic stagnation and foreign policy controversies, incumbent President Barack Obama remained the victor. Critics say it was a weak campaign and/or candidate in Romney, others say it is the tenor of the electorate.
Another issue claims the Tea Party made an impact on turnout for Romney. The Tea Party movement, a division of conservative voters who support lower taxes and smaller …Read More
They marched one by one through the second floor of the Denver Broncos' training facility, each quarterback stopping first in offensive coordinator Mike McCoy's office to hear the same message that would then be echoed like a corporate line from coach John Fox.Read More