1. Dr. Elaina George: A Practicing Physician's Prescription for a Healthcare Fix
2. Dave Bego: Supreme Court Reviews Neutrality Agreements
3. Joseph Klein: The French-Israeli-Saudi Front against Iran?
4. Joe Messina: The Attack on Americanism
5. Rabbi D.B. Ganz: Ronald Reagan Would Have Junked Rather Than Adjusted Obamacare
6. Christina Tobin: How to Take Back Congress
7. John LeBoutillier: Has President Obama Lost His Moral Authority Because of His Repeated Misstatements About Obamacare?
A Practicing Physician's Prescription for a Healthcare Fix
For all of the desperate attempts at distraction, demonization and outright lies about Obamacare the truth remains – having health insurance does not equal getting quality healthcare. It is true that there are problems with the health insurance industry. If anyone had bothered to ask independent private physicians why they no longer take Medicare/Medicaid, or why many are opting out of insurance and moving towards a cash-only practice in increasing numbers, they would tell you they stopped because the game is rigged. It has become harder for doctors and, by extension, patients to access quality affordable healthcare. Obamacare expands and empowers the most expensive aspects of our healthcare system thereby dooming Americans to pay more money in the form of taxes and rationed care. [more... ]
Supreme Court Reviews Neutrality Agreements
By Dave Bego
Last Wednesday the U.S. Supreme Court heard the initial arguments in the case Unite Here Local 355 vs. Mulhall. The case of Mulhall, a 40-year employee of Mardi Gras in Hollywood, Florida, challenged the use of a Neutrality Agreement by Unite Here to force unionize Mardi Gras employees. A Neutrality Agreement eliminates the preferred standard of use of "secret ballot elections" to determine if employees want union representation, and in its place, institutes the insidious process known as Card Check. The focus of Mulhall is whether a signed Neutrality Agreement was lawfully obtained from Mardi Gras without bribery or extortion by Unite Here, which is prohibited by Section 302 of the Labor Management Relations Act. Unite Here contends the signatures were lawfully obtained, because no money changed hands; however, Mardi Gras and Mulhall believe there were direct benefits or "consideration" received in exchange for the signed agreement. [more...]
The French-Israeli-Saudi Front against Iran?
By Joseph Klein
Israel and Saudi Arabia are proving the old adage correct that "the enemy of my enemy is my friend." The Iranian regime is their common enemy. Israel sees a nuclear armed Iran as an existential threat. Sunni Saudi Arabia worries that Shiite Iran with nuclear arms will be emboldened to threaten other Sunni Gulf governments and ultimately try to force its will on Saudi Arabia itself. Thus, the Jewish state of Israel and the Islamic state of Saudi Arabia, certainly not friends in normal times, find themselves planning to join forces if necessary to stop Iran from crossing the nuclear arms finish line. [more...]
The Attack on Americanism
By Joe Messina
It seems lately there is no end to the stories highlighting what appears to be an all-out attack on Americanism. A school district in Sioux Falls, SD has decided that the Pledge of Allegiance is more of a bother than it's worth. The school board voted 5-0 to stop the Pledge of Allegiance from being recited in high school because they can't find the 15 seconds to do it. One of the board members told the news source that in high school there is very little time in the mornings or afternoon to pull it off. Can you say LIAR?! [more...]
Ronald Reagan Would Have Junked Rather Than Adjusted Obamacare
Now that former President Clinton has publicly criticized Obamacare, other Democrats have begun to follow suit. Who knows? Obamacare's failures may even get criticized in the mainstream press. I believe that were Mr. Reagan alive, he would have forcefully denounced every last iota of Obamacare. He would have also explained why the traditional American belief in personal freedom and responsibility is in fact altogether more civilized and compassionate than Obamacare's bungling, deceitful, and coercive wealth distribution. [more...]
How to Take Back Congress
If 60% of Americans get their wish and fire the entire Congress in the next elections, the dysfunction in Washington could get even worse, if the new Representatives are no more qualified or honest than the last bunch. Looking at 2014 more optimistically, I predict there will be a record number of Independent challengers in the next elections, offering non-partisan solutions, not negative campaigns. [more...]
Has President Obama Lost His Moral Authority Because of His Repeated Misstatements About Obamacare?
On this week's POLITICAL INSIDERS, we examine the political effects of President Obama's misstatements about "keeping your insurance." Has this caused him to lose his moral authority? Has it begun to splinter some Democrats away from the Obama Administration? Does it increase the GOP's chance of re-gaining Senate control in 2014? To see the shows, go to these links: Part I, Part II, Monday on the Dot Com.