Under Mr. Obama, we have pulled back from the foreign world. We’re smaller for accepting that false choice between burdens at home and burdens abroad, and the world beyond our shores is more hazardous and cynical for our retrenchment and our self-flagellation.
—Fouad Ajami, writing in The Wall Street Journal, 12.30.09
[Patients] die from opioids, I see it all the time. They are probably inherently more dangerous than cannabinoids and they are used all the time for chronic pain. So why wouldn’t you use cannabinoids?
—Steven P. Cohen, pain specialist and associate professor of anesthesiology at the School of Medicine, from testimony before a Maryland government committee on the use of medical marijuana, quoted in The Baltimore Sun, 01.31.10
Television viewing used to be sitting in the living room with one TV in a household where you actually had to get up and change the channels. Now, it’s dramatically different. It’s in the home, it’s carried in the back pocket, it’s carried on the computer, it’s everywhere, and you can take it anywhere. It’s something that in the busy lives of most people these days, not much time or thought is put into the hours that are spent with the screen.
—Darcy Thompson, assistant professor of pediatrics at the School of Medicine, commenting in The Baltimore Sun, 02.17.10, on a Kaiser Family Foundation finding that children spend more than seven hours each day consuming media
We’ll be right back . . .
—Johns Hopkins University Web site, announcing cancellation of classes for the week of February 8 due to a pair of blizzards