1. Joe Messina: The Left Rewrites History
2. Joseph Klein: The Death of the U.S.-Egypt Alliance
3. Bill Glynn: Have Republicans Already Lost the White House?
4. Dr. Elaina George: Obamacare: Smoke and Mirrors
5. John LeBoutillier: Has Pres. Obama Reduced American Prestige Around the World?
The Left Rewrites History
By Joe Messina
I was floored by a quote about the history of Democrats on their national Web site. It read: "For more than 200 years, our party has led the fight for civil rights, health care, Social Security, workers’ rights, and women’s rights.” Is that how they really see history? If that doesn’t scare you, and cause you to question pretty much every statement out of their mouths, I’m not sure what will. Let’s just take a look at a few of those claims. [more...]
The Death of the U.S.-Egypt Alliance
By Joseph Klein
President Obama’s misguided attempt to bend Egyptian political affairs in the Muslim Brotherhood’s favor is unraveling the carefully nurtured military and economic alliance between the U.S. and Egypt, which has served for decades to stabilize that vital part of the Middle East. First, after throwing former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak under the bus, the Obama administration did everything it could to portray the Muslim Brotherhood as a worthy organization committed to democratic principles of governance. The U.S. was seen by many secular Egyptians, including those who spearheaded the original revolution that led to Mubarak’s overthrow, as helping to unfairly tip the scales in favor of the Muslim Brotherhood’s candidates. [more...]
Have Republicans Already Lost the White House?
By Bill Glynn
Republicans may have already lost the White House in 2016 and may have to hang on just to keep the House in 2014 which is in jeopardy. It's not media domination, rock star politicians and the always on Democratic campaign mode; it's deeper, inside the party and on the fringe. I love the Tea Party, but there is no organization nationally to guide their alliance with the Republicans and frankly many of them just do not want the Republican that can win an election to win because they are not conservative enough. The string of unelectable candidates that pushed easy wins aside for the Republicans is long and will grow longer. The Tea Party is the spoiler now and they do not realize how grave that is. With good intentions, they are now going to force very good Republican leaders from races and chances to win a general election and push into the general election those that will be thumped hard by a Democratic opponent. [more...]
Obamacare: Smoke and Mirrors
Our healthcare system has been the envy of the world with both clinical and research innovation at the heart of its foundation. What made our system exceptional was the fact that it was based on free enterprise. Doctors have been free to practice medicine under the guidelines set forth by their Hippocratic Oath and patients were free to seek treatment from physicians of their choice. Initially it was very simple and affordable – the independent private physician had both a moral/ethical and a fiduciary responsibility to the patient. The doctor/patient relationship was sacrosanct and there was no third party middle man. Since 1948, when the United Nations created the World Health Organization, there has been an inexorable movement towards centralization of the power to take decisions away from the individual and give them to the government in the form of regulation and mandates. This model was adopted readily by other countries and is the underpinning of socialized medicine. The U.S. was notably the only western country to hold out. However, that changed in1965 when Medicare was passed as part of the Social Security amendments. Medicare was set up as a federal program that provided socialized medicine for America’s seniors. [more... ]
Has Pres. Obama Reduced American Prestige Around the World?
Has the aimless Obama Presidency now reduced American prestige overseas? Are foreign governments in Moscow, Cairo, Tehran and elsewhere laughing at the U.S. instead of respecting us? Where is the Republican alternative? Who is up and who is down for the 2016 presidential race? [more...]