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National Emergency

Truman-Era National Emergency Haunts Cuba Policy

William M. LeoGrande | Posted 02.01.2015 | World
William M. LeoGrande

In September, President Obama signed a presidential memorandum to extend the U.S. embargo against Cuba for another year, as every president since Jimmy Carter has done routinely.

The Jobs Crisis: Time to Treat It as a National Emergency

Thomas Kochan | Posted 07.09.2012 | Business
Thomas Kochan

This is a bona fide national emergency. We just have not had the courage to define it as such yet, maybe because we fear we lack the national leadership and unified conviction to pull together as leaders have in response to past national emergencies.

Your Disaster Plan: Solid or Shaky?

Jeffrey Shaffer | Posted 04.11.2012 | New York
Jeffrey Shaffer

My question for everyone who felt the ground moving in August is: are you okay for next time, all prepared for what could be a really massive shaker?

A "National Emergency?" No, a National Anxiety Attack

Jay Gordon, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jay Gordon, MD

The possibility of your healthy child "being hooked to a respirator" because of Swine Flu is incredibly small. To imply otherwise is an unintelligent scare tactic.

Are We in a National Emergency Hoax?

Kathleen Reardon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kathleen Reardon

If H1N1 is a national emergency and an informed hospital health care worker I overhead talking today is right, that most of the flu we're now seeing is H1N1, then what is going on?