1. Rabbi D.B. Ganz: A Cogent Policy on Battling Terrorism
2. James Hirsen: Hollywood Celebs Fund Midterm Elections for Democrats
3. John LeBoutillier: Hillary Separates Herself from Obama's Foreign Policy
4. Michelle Seiler-Tucker: How Do the Rich Take Advantage of the Poor?
A Cogent Policy on Battling Terrorism
I.S.I.S. continues its march, and things in Iraq have deteriorated - from bad to worse to gruesome. I.S.I.S. has beheaded, mutilated, raped, stoned and even crucified those whose behavior is “un-Islamic” or whose religious convictions displease them. As a result, the U.S. military has just reentered Iraq, this time for humanitarian reasons and also to slow down I.S.I.S.’s military advances. The reaction from some quarters has been that this is not enough. For example, Senator John McCain referred to the U.S. actions as a “pinprick that is meaningless and almost worse than nothing.” At first glance, Mr. McCain was boldly advocating that America act with the strength and world leadership for which it was once known. At second glance, McCain’s words were little more than a purposely vague cheap shot taken at the President. Just what did he say? Did he mean that the U.S. should once again fight an all-out war in Iraq? I doubt it. So what then did he mean? [more...]
Hollywood Celebs Fund Midterm Elections for Democrats
By James Hirsen
Throughout the spring and summer of this year, President Obama was hard at work priming the Hollywood money pump. He managed to take a trio of fundraising trips to Los Angeles in a short three-month period. The president’s last journey in July of 2014 involved two lucrative political fundraisers that were scheduled during his brief 24-hour stay. The first fundraising stop was at the Hancock Park home of television producer Shonda Rhimes, and the second star-studded campaign finance fest took place at Michael Rapino’s residence, the CEO of Live Nation. Both events corralled plenty of currency for the Democratic National Committee to use in the upcoming midterm elections. [more...]
Hillary Separates Herself from Obama's Foreign Policy
On this week's POLITICAL INSIDERS, we explored the President's quick return trip to DC, Hillary's attempt to separate herself from the Obama foreign policy record, the indictment of Governor Rick Perry and the new study that shows the American people have absolutely "no impact" on public policy. Watch our shows here: Sunday Part 1, Part 2, Part 3. [more...]
How Do the Rich Take Advantage of the Poor?
India’s asbestos industry is a two billion dollar business that creates about 300,000 jobs for the impoverished nation of about 1.2 billion people. It is a business that is structured upon an idea that is selfishly delusional to the seller and "delusionally" beneficial to the buyer. Educated individuals in India have no choice but to breathe air polluted with asbestos fibers, while others are experiencing a false sense of joy and economic improvement in the present. The disastrous long-term effects are in the future, where few wealthy and educated folk concern themselves. In my book, Sell Your Business for More Than It’s Worth, I wrote that if the benefits do not outweigh the costs, then neither party can win. Business is the game of give and take, where the one who takes typically wins more than the other. But if we were discussing this business in terms of human life as currency, then the essence of humanity is at a devastating loss. [more...]