Kwanzaa Greetings from the White House

Kwanzaa Greetings from the White House

Washington, DC…Melania and I send our greetings to all those observing Kwanzaa. This annual celebration of African heritage, unity, and culture is a special opportunity for many to reflect on their shared ancestry and values. At this time, our Nation joins in honoring the important contributions of African Americans to the strength and success of […]

Yes, There is a Santa Claus…In Indiana

Yes, There is a Santa Claus…In Indiana

Washington, DC…The holidays are a time for gathering and celebrating with family and friends, gift-giving, reflection and thanks. To commemorate this time of year, the U.S. Census Bureau joins in the fun with a list of holiday-related facts and figures from its vast collection of statistics. Every Day is Christmas in Noel, Mo. Places with […]

Nearly 49 Million Holiday Road Trippers to Fill-Up with Thankworthy Gas Prices

Nearly 49 Million Holiday Road Trippers to Fill-Up with Thankworthy Gas Prices

Washington, DC…Motorists can add cheaper gas prices to their list of ‘things for which to be thankful’ this Thanksgiving holiday. Today’s national gas price average is $2.62, which is seven-cents less than a week ago and the largest one-week decline in pump price this year. In fact, the large drop brings the year-over-year differential in […]

President Trump Proclaims November 19 Through 25, 2017, as National Family Week

President Trump Proclaims November 19 Through 25, 2017, as National Family Week

Washington, DC…During National Family Week, we emphasize the importance of preserving and promoting strong families, the cornerstone of our society. Families are as diverse as our Nation. They often extend beyond moms, dads, and their children, and include adoptive and foster parents, grandparents, and extended relatives. But no matter their makeup, families share a unique […]

Sickness Unto Death Part VII: Health Care — Right or Responsibility? ~ By John MacWillie, Ph.D.

Sickness Unto Death Part VII: Health Care — Right or Responsibility? ~ By John MacWillie, Ph.D.

Murphys, CA…The United States Declaration of Independence declares “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” Without good health, where is the possibility for the pursuit of happiness? […]

Sickness Unto Death Part IV: Dollars and Sense – In Sickness and Health ~ By John MacWillie, Ph.D.

Sickness Unto Death Part IV: Dollars and Sense – In Sickness and Health ~ By John MacWillie, Ph.D.

Murphys, CA…We pay more for our health care — in some cases, twice as much as countries like France. Is it worth it? There can be no argument, however you want to analyze health care delivery and the value of outcomes, the American health care system is significantly more expensive than any other comparable system […]

Sickness Unto Death Part III: Why Katsu is Healthier Than Carl? ~ By John MacWillie, Ph.D.

Sickness Unto Death Part III: Why Katsu is Healthier Than Carl? ~ By John MacWillie, Ph.D.

Murphys, CA…Americans like to think of themselves as the wealthiest, healthiest, and luckiest country in the world. I won’t debate the first and last points here, but, the United States is decidedly not the healthiest. How do we know that? Americans like to think of themselves as the wealthiest, healthiest, and luckiest country in the […]

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