President Praises Maryland’s Reduced Debt, Pope Retires, Kidney Health: Blog Roundup
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As with many of us, the resignation of Pope Benedict was a shock. With that shock, there is much awe. There is much to be thankful. Those who are not Roman Catholic, or are in communion with Rome, may not understand this and that is to be expected.
So, would you like to know more about your elected officials' conflicts of interest, or less? If some people get what they want in Annapolis this year, you'll be knowing a whole lot less. You can help stop this from happening.
I have been extremely critical of President Obama for using the Black community as his personal political pawn. I have been just as critical of the Black community’s acceptance of that treatment. There are so many other issues I would like to write about—Africa, economics, international trade, etc. – but I feel compelled to speak out when there is an injustice being perpetrated against my community, especially from within.
Latest from Governor Martin O’Malley: President Obama on Maryland’s Better Choices
In case you missed it, this morning at the National Governors Association annual meeting, President Obama praised Maryland’s “smart choices” that have enabled us to nearly eliminate the $1.7 billion structural deficit we inherited in 2007 and preserve our AAA bond rating, while at the same time investing to keep college affordable and create the #1 schools in America for five years in a row.
If you would have told me that at 54 years old, I would be in an MMA gym(Mixed Martial Arts) a few days a week, I would have thought you had Weight Watchers Association written down upside down!
Twenty six million American adults suffer from kidney disease and millions more are at risk. Worse, as Type 2 diabetes and obesity rates continue to soar, kidney disease will become even more prevalent. But the news isn’t all bad. There are steps you can take to reduce your risk.
Every round of reported SAT scores brings questions from parents and students about whether a 1700 / 1800 / 1900 / 2000 / 2100 / 2200 (your child’s SAT score) is good enough. This article cannot do full justice to the question since grades, quality of the transcript, extracurricular activities, recommendations, competitiveness of the high school, personal statement, and college choice all contribute to a college’s acceptance decision.