1. Dr. Gerard Lameiro: The End of the Mainstream Media
2. James Hirsen: The Rest of the "Unbroken" Story
3. John LeBoutillier: What Will the New Republican-Controlled Congress Do About Obamacare, Immigration and Keystone?
4. Bill Tatro: Greece Leaving the European Union?
5. Wayne Allyn Root: The "Positives" of the Obama Presidency
6. Dave Bego: Big Labor Conundrum
The End of the Mainstream Media
I believe 2015 is the year that America will witness the end of the mainstream media. That's a bold statement. Yet, I believe 2015 will turn out to be a significant inflection point in American history. Years from now, when historians look back at 2015, I believe it will be considered the year the mainstream media died; and it will be considered a major turning point in American political and economic history. Let's look at what really constitutes the mainstream media, the major trends and how the mainstream media has declined; and the factors that are causing the end of the mainstream. Finally, and very importantly, how will the end of the mainstream media impact the 2016 elections? [more...]
The Rest of the "Unbroken" Story
By James Hirsen
Alfred Hitchcock once said that the drama in movies is like "life with the dull bits cut out." Along the lines of Hitchcock's quote, some of life's dull bits are indeed cut out of Angelina Jolie's inspiring directorial triumph, "Unbroken." However, while Jolie's film was careful to exclude some of life's more mundane moments, one unfortunate writing and editing move made by the "Unbroken" decision makers was to not include, within the dramatic narrative about Louie Zamperini, the most important event in the World War II veteran and former Olympian’s remarkable life story. [more...]
What Will the New Republican-Controlled Congress Do About Obamacare, Immigration and Keystone?
What will the GOP-controlled Congress do now that they control both the Senate and House? What is their agenda? What will they do about Obamacare, immigration and Keystone? Now that the U.S. has ended combat operations in Afghanistan, what will happen in that country? Will the Taliban win in the end – like ISIS in Iraq? This – and much more – will be discussed by the POLITICAL INSIDERS. [more...]
Greece Leaving the European Union?
By Bill Tatro
Angela Merkel's rationalization at the exit of Greece from the "great experiment" is acceptable if Germany and Greece existed in a vacuum. Unfortunately that is not the case. As bail-ins have become the template for failed banks around the world (think Cypress), so too will the Greek snap election become the model for Spain, Italy and even France. Not only Germany but also the top 1% of each European member have become the winners in the failed experiment. The 1% who have been able to benefit from artificial asset appreciation continued to believe that the Keynesian/debt model will exist forever. Didn't Marie Antoinette once say "let them eat cake?" [more...]
The "Positives" of the Obama Presidency
You might ask "What is the positive side of the Obama presidency?" Well there are a few groups that should celebrate. For my fellow constitutional and second amendment patriots, Obama is the greatest gun salesman in history. Over 70 million guns have been purchased since Obama took office. For my fellow fiscal conservatives and capitalists, Obama is the greatest gold salesman ever. Conservatives love gold. Gold after all is the antidote to a debt crisis and lack of confidence in a reckless or incompetent government. That's why record sums of gold were bought during the past 6 years. Obama is also the greatest thing to ever happen to print shop owners. While the rest of us are struggling to keep our heads above water, print shop owners can't keep up with the demand for "Going Out of Business" and "Home For Sale by Bank" signs. [more...]
Big Labor Conundrum
By Dave Bego
Over the past four decades, Big Labor has continued to see its membership shrink drastically as its leaders use the same failed tactics involving forced unionism. The argument that most workers are better off without unions today is supported by the fact that unions now represent approximately 11.3% of the total workforce and 6.6% of the private workforce, a steep fall from their heyday in 1945 when they represented about 35.5% of the workforce. Yet Big Labor has refused to change. Isn't the definition of insanity, "continuing to do the same thing, but expecting different results?" [more...]