1. James Hirsen: Oscars Fallout
2. Dr. Elaina George: Healthcare Consumerism - The Power of Patient Choice
3. Lowell Ponte: How to Escape the Dollar Trap
4. Joe Messina: Why Do Democrats Hate Our Military?
5. Daniel Greenfield: #OSCARSSOOUTOFTOUCH
6. John LeBoutillier: Is Trump Bracing for a Russian Storm?
By James Hirsen
Hollywood used to be a place where larger-than-life celebrities possessed the intangible quality of “star power.” However, things have changed over the course of time and have done so in a manner that appears to be as dramatic as the cinematic art itself so frequently manifests. The Academy Award ceremonies are supposedly designed to honor excellence in the most prestigious form of entertainment. But the dearth of noteworthy films and relatable content, and the inability of stars to keep their politics to themselves, all serve to illustrate how out of touch with the viewing public the industry has become. In a town famous for its creativity in production, Hollywood still cannot seem to get its act together. [more...]
Healthcare Consumerism - The Power of Patient Choice
The Affordable Care Act was never about healthcare; it was about control. The law was passed in 2010 using a slick campaign of promises that were never meant to be kept including the now familiar tag lines ‘if you like your doctor you can keep your doctor’ and ‘affordable health insurance for both uninsured and those uninsurable because of pre-existing health conditions.’ In reality, it was a complex mix of taxes that effectively orchestrated a transfer of wealth from the working and middle class to the government in the form of taxes, and to the medical corporate complex (health insurance, Big Pharma and corporate hospitals) in the form of give away in the guise of mandates and corporate welfare. The ACA is a house of cards that has been sustained by the tried and true method of divide and conquer - by separating people into aggrieved interest groups and creating a framework that creates strawmen who can be vilified. It is time to redefine what quality healthcare means. Instead of being considered a right, perhaps it is time to think of it as a service. [more...]
How to Escape the Dollar Trap
By Lowell Ponte
“There is no such thing as a global anthem, a global currency, or a global flag,” said President Donald Trump at the Conservative Political Action Conference days ago. “This is the United States of America that I’m representing.” But there is a global currency, wrote economist Ralph Benko: the U.S. Dollar, which since the end of World War II has been the “world’s reserve currency” - once a blessing but now a curse. The dollar was formally crowned with this title and power then by the Bretton Woods Agreement, whereby most of the world’s industrial nations agreed that the U.S. currency would be pegged to gold at a fixed value of $35/ounce, and other major currencies would be pegged to the dollar. [more...]
Why Do Democrats Hate Our Military?
By Joe Messina
President Trump’s clarion call, “Peace Through Strength” is his impetus to move forward strengthening the military. But history has shown Democrats do just the opposite. Jimmy Carter decided, as did Mr. Obama, that America should seek peace through weakness. He cut military spending and overlooked many issues in the Middle East. He felt it was our strength that was causing tensions with Russia, to the point of ordering his administration to dismantle 200 to 250 nuclear weapons on naval vessels in Europe and the Middle East. That worked out well! He proposed cuts to operations and maintenance, reduced training and alert status equipment, and more. This made our B-52 aircraft, assigned to the Strategic Air Command to be ready, at the lowest it had been since before the war with only 1/3 of the equipment needed to keep us safe. This, he felt, would show the world we weren’t bullies. Is this in the Dems’ DNA? After Reagan left the most peace-keeping, combat-ready force on the planet, we had peace in the Middle East, a dismantled Soviet empire, the respect of our allies, and a healthy fear from our enemies. [more...]
The Academy Awards are a great annual tradition in which the bubble of Hollywood celebrities, their fashion designers and agents float to the surface. The industry has become a more pompous joke than ever. It's a joke in which a Big Bang Theory second banana tows his girlfriend around to demand that Muslim migrants be let into the country. It's the joke in which Meryl Streep whines about how mean everyone is to celebrities and Aaron Sorkin accuses the rest of the country of being out of touch with his city. The whole point here is to mock and sneer at President Trump and his voters. But the joke is really on the celebrity industry. [more...]
Is Trump Bracing for a Russian Storm?
Why does President Trump always want to kill the messenger? Is he bracing for a Russian storm? Listen to the latest version of REVOLUTION_The Podcast... [more...]