Medical doctors warn of "lethal" levels of noise produced by military aircraft in the US. People living in communities near military air bases are already suffering from hearing loss, immune toxicity, insomnia, stroke, heart attacks and even death.
Anyone who loves history can tell you it's complicated and inconvenient. The Confederacy does offer some lessons of rebellion that are inspiring. These are lessons the South can benefit from today, but many choose to ignore them. The selective history of the Confederacy obscures the instances of sincere rebellion in the region of the country where, in many ways, they should matter most: the South.
Border enforcement isn't just a counterproductive waste of taxpayers' money; it's also lethal. A quarter century's buildup on the border has forced would-be crossers to take more dangerous routes through the Southwest's deserts and mountains. At least 5,607 people died while attempting to enter the country between 1994 and 2008, mostly along these new, riskier routes. It's time to end this irrational policy.