Seventy-five years ago, President Franklin D. Roosevelt delivered his famed “Four Freedoms” speech before the U.S. Congress. In his Jan. 6, 1941, State of the Union address, Roosevelt enumerated four universal freedoms that are the common, rightful expectation of all people: the freedom of speech, the freedom of worship, the freedom from want and the freedom from fear.
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When we think of Thanksgiving Day, our thoughts usually turn to the Pilgrims, turkey, football and the Macy’s parade. These things are indelibly woven into the American Thanksgiving tradition.
So what actions will you take this year to end gender-based violence in the world? We’ll need your answer soon: The annual 16 Days Against Gender-Based Violence campaign begins today.
It’s that time of year again — surely you noticed.
You probably won’t be surprised by the news that having one heart attack leaves people more likely to have another, or that people don’t always make the lifestyle changes that could prevent or reverse cardiac disease, or that Arkansas is among the top five — or bottom five — states in incidence of heart attack.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had two pieces of excellent news Thursday: Only about 17 percent of American adults smoke cigarettes, and those smokers are smoking less — on average just 13.8 cigarettes a day.
As we pause to observe the federal Veterans Day commemoration, it is interesting to note that the United States is not alone in its November remembrance of its service members. This largely owes to the fact that Veterans Day is a rechristening of its predecessor, Armistice Day.
Rep. Paul D. Ryan, R-Wisconsin, was elected the 54th Speaker of the House this past Thursday. Ryan took the gavel from Speaker John A. Boehner, R-Ohio, who had been pressured to resign the post by the ultra-conservatives in the party.
As recently reported by the Arkansas News Bureau, Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge on Wednesday joined 44 other state attorneys general in calling on phone carriers AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile and CenturyLink to offer call-blocking technology to their customers. We believe this is a necessary step to improve consumer protection.
In his Epistle to the Romans, the Apostle Paul wrote at 13:12, “The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light.” This verse has an interesting relevance today as we note an important turning point in American sports history.