Tuesday, May 22, 2012

5-22-12 Expert Commentators Available for Your Show

1. Sarah Stern: Simon Deng: A Profile in Courage
2. Will McAndrew: Record-Setting Canadian Oil Discovery Provides Path to U.S. Energy Security
3. Doug Johnson: To Mitt Romney: John McCain Is the Wrong Role Model
4. Dr. Elaina George: Obamacare and Appeasement: An Unholy Alliance
5. James Hirsen: Sarah Jessica Parker to Host Clooney-Style Fundraiser

Simon Deng: A Profile in Courage
By Sarah Stern, Founder and President of the Endowment for Middle East Truth (EMET)

Simon Deng was born into the Shilluk region of South Sudan. When Simon was nine years old, his village was raided by Arab jihadist troops from Khartoum. Says Simon, “As we ran into the bush to escape, I watched as childhood friends were shot dead and the old and the weak who were unable to run were burned alive in their huts. I was abducted and given to an Arab family as a gift.” As a Christian child slave, Simon was beaten repeatedly and forced to do heavy labor. Day in and day out he worked as chattel for those who felt entitled to own another human being just because his race and religion were different from their own. But remarkably Simon managed to escape this hellish existence; and rather than live a life embittered by his experience, Simon rose to become a human rights activist for his people of Sudan. Even more remarkable is that Simon has been able to focus not only on his own hardship, but has become an outspoken critic of the duplicitous double standard of the United Nations toward the state of Israel, while it ignores the role of Islamic-sanctioned slavery and Arab racism. [more...]

Record-Setting Canadian Oil Discovery Provides Path to U.S. Energy Security

In 1977 President Jimmy Carter created the Department of Energy to make the U.S. energy independent and establish a uniform energy policy. Thirty-five years later we are no less independent and outside the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, do not have an energy policy. Right now we are forced to rely on countries that are against us for our survival. Recently, the largest single deposit of oil sands in the world was discovered in Alberta, Canada. Geologists estimate the amount of oil in these oil sands anywhere between 170-300 billion barrels of oil, more than either Saudi Arabia or Venezuela. One may think that the federal government would respond positively to this development. Canada is one of our top trading partners and is our closest ally; no one from Canada has ever threatened American lives. Yet the Obama administration has turned away from the only tangible option that has been placed on the table for energy security. [more...]

To Mitt Romney: John McCain Is the Wrong Role Model

Mitt Romney has chosen to use John McCain’s game plan to try to win the election. Why would he choose a losing strategy? It’s time for Romney to wake up, take the gloves off, and get serious about winning this election. Support has grown for Mitt Romney as people are putting their differences behind them to focus on winning the general election. Among them is one Super PAC that wants to run advertisements educating the public about Barack Obama’s background, specifically Jeremiah Wright. Their reasoning is that since Obama was never vetted in the 2008 election, the public never really learned who he was. They want to backtrack a bit and educate people about who this man is so they have a clear picture to consider during the election. But Romney will have none of it. [more...]

Obamacare and Appeasement: An Unholy Alliance

Republican members of Congress introduced healthcare legislation entitled “The patients’ Choice Act of 2009. As per one of the sponsors, Senator Burr: “The American health care system needs a complete transformation. The Patients’ Choice Act will finally enable Americans to own their health care instead of being trapped in the current system, which leaves people either uninsured, dependent on their employer, or forced into a government program. With a focus on prevention and wellness and covering those with pre-existing conditions, the Patients’ Choice Act will make health care affordable and accessible to all Americans.” What Senator Burr and other members of Congress fail to recognize is that the healthcare system has been built on a foundation that favors the interests of the pharmaceutical industry, large hospitals, the American Medical Association, and the medical insurance industry. It has never represented the interests of doctors or patients. [more...]

Sarah Jessica Parker to Host Clooney-Style Fundraiser

Sarah Jessica Parker is set to host an Obama fundraiser at the West Village home that she shares with husband-actor Matthew Broderick. The fundraiser will parallel Clooney’s record-breaking model. Parker’s party will reportedly utilize the same kind of online raffle component as the Clooney fundraiser, with tickets even having the exact same suggested contribution of $3. Participants will be entered into a drawing, where one winner and his or her guest will be selected to attend the event and will also be given airfare and tickets to a Mariah Carey performance. Obama and the First Lady will appear at the "Sex and the City" star’s home next month in New York for the event billed as "A New York Night with the President, First Lady and Sarah Jessica Parker."  [more...]

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