1. Michael Stumo:
2. Dr. Gerard Lameiro: Will Clinton’s Health Impact the Election?
3. Crista Huff: TPP News
4. James Hirsen: The Art of Storytelling and Box-Office Magic
5. Joe Messina: Left Pot Calling the Kettle Black
6. Michelle Seiler-Tucker: Is Hillary Out?
7. John LeBoutillier: Is Hillary Crumbling? Has Trump Flattened Out?
In a significant development, over 200 law and economics professors across the U.S. oppose the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) treaty and the TransAtlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) because they grant new power to foreign corporations to sue the U.S. outside the regular court system. Their letter is significant not only in number of signatories, but also for the very articulate rationale. They compare the relatively lawless super-tribunals created by the TPP with the justice and democracy principles of the U.S. court system that "the rest of us" rely upon. The technocratically titled Investor-State Dispute Settlement system in the TPP does not balance public and private interests, does not respect democratic policy judgments, and does not ensure that arbitors do not unduly interfere with state law and policy among other things. [more...]
Will Clinton’s Health Impact the Election?
Clinton’s health is now the biggest issue in this presidential election campaign. In my latest book Great News for America, I predicted that the 2016 presidential election would be an historic and critical presidential election. That certainly is true. In fact, we are watching it before our eyes. In an unusual turn of events, Clinton’s health has skyrocketed to the top of the issues list. There is little doubt that this might turn out to be a pivotal turning point in the election. Is this the October surprise? What will happen to the polls now? Will Clinton drop out of the race? Will Joe Biden, John Kerry, Tim Kaine or Bernie Sanders replace Hillary Clinton? [more...]
By Crista Huff
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT), who is essentially the Senate spokesman for the pharmaceutical industry, is now floating the idea that 12 years market exclusivity for biologic drugs could be attained on the honor system with amenable TPP partner countries. He proposed that such an agreement is workable because “honorable countries will live up to it.” [more...]
The Art of Storytelling and Box-Office Magic
By James Hirsen
The most successful movies in the history of film generally share the great story components found in time-honored literature, those being, among others, the following: plots contain clear central premises, central characters are well-developed and multi-dimensional, protagonists are on quests, antagonists attempt to foil protagonists plans, and conflict and resolution play out in a palpable rhythm. These essential great story elements are alive and well in the films that are presently paying Hollywood’s bills. The top three films of the 2016 summer account for more than 25 percent of the total box office: Disney’s “Finding Dory,” Disney’s “Captain America: Civil War,” and Universal’s “The Secret Life of Pets,” all exhibiting storytelling at its best. [more...]
Left Pot Calling the Kettle Black
By Joe Messina
The Left continues to accuse Trump and the Right with horrendous allegations that they are the elitists, haters of average Americans, haters of refugees or immigrants, and haters of women. Elitists? Racists? Really? In the e-mails released around the Democrat National Convention (DNC) along with the many posts showing what DNC staffers say about the more socio-economically challenged Americans, they must have been talking about themselves. [more...]
Is Hillary Out?
On Sunday, Hillary Clinton struggled walking after she left the 9/11 memorial ceremony early. This was not a good look for the leading Presidential candidate, as concerns about her health have resurfaced. Businesses face similar challenges when it comes to health. Should a company replace its longstanding and experienced CEO with a younger and healthier executive? Should companies build for success with a perishing genius or with a vibrant prodigy? We all know with age comes wisdom and experience, but at what point does the health of tenured executives become a real cause for concern? We don’t have a blueprint for making these difficult decisions; however, we can all use our bright business minds to assess which of the Presidential candidates is best fit for the job. [more...]
Is Hillary Crumbling? Has Trump Flattened Out?
Is Trump surging – or Hillary sinking – or both? Where does the Presidential race now stand? Did NBC’s Commander-in-Chief Forum help – or hurt – the candidates as they prepare for the crucial September 26 debate? This – and much more – will be discussed by the POLITICAL INSIDERS – live - on Fox News Channel this Sunday evening – at 7:30 PM ET. [more...]