Op-eds
Lawlessness in Ferguson—and D.C.
Lawlessness in Ferguson—and D.C.
By Jane M. Orient, M.D. Lots of people are apparently seeking their 15 minutes of fame by destroying the property and life’s work of people unfortunate enough to live in Ferguson, Missouri. They don’t seem to be worried that their face on ever-present network news will be used as evidence to convict them of looting, arson, vandalism, or other crimes. And is anybody concerned about prison time for incitement to riot? Inflaming passions, stirring up grievances, and providing excuses about “seeking justice” might all get cloaked in the First Amendment with the help of clever lawyers and controlled media. But... read more
Stupidity, Lies, and Videotape
Stupidity, Lies, and Videotape
By Marilyn M. Singleton, MD, JD Lies and promises have been a staple of politics since its inception. As Plato observed, “propaganda, that is, ‘enticing people into a change of opinion by promises of pleasure’ and deceit always go together.” ObamaCare’s empty promises have become not-so-funny household jokes: health law negotiations would be live on C-SPAN, if you like your doctor you can keep your doctor, the law will not add a single dime to the deficits, the average family will save $2,500 on their premiums, and on and on and on. Now the deceit has been exposed. My heartfelt... read more
Post-Midterm Obamacare Prognosis: Hold the Champagne
Post-Midterm Obamacare Prognosis: Hold the Champagne
By Richard Amerling, M.D. Conservatives and citizens concerned with the direction of the country under Democrat rule turned out in sufficiently large numbers on Election Day to return the Senate to Republican control. Surfing the wave, Republicans increased their majority in the House, and dominated in State elections across the country. But if you think this marks the beginning of the end of Obamacare, think again. Within days of being assured of taking over as Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell gave assurances there would be no government shutdown, citing concerns over defaulting on our national debt. As Mark Levin (@marklevinshow)... read more
GOP can no longer blame Harry Reid for Obamacare
GOP can no longer blame Harry Reid for Obamacare
By Jane M. Orient, M.D. The time for Republican self congratulation is over, and the work needs to begin. It appears that the majority of the voting population recognizes that our country is in dire condition. Time is running out to fix it. Are Republicans going to work for our country, or just shift money around to different special interests? It is not reassuring that some Republican Party strategists think they won because they purged controversial candidates who might make a campaign gaffe—and who might upset the ruling elite’s agenda if they got elected. Or that Democrats seem confident that... read more
The Deadly Politicization of Ebola
The Deadly Politicization of Ebola
By Richard Amerling, M.D. The Ebola story gets stranger every day as administration officials, the CDC, and Mr. Obama himself stretch logic and reason to the breaking point and beyond in an attempt to explain away their opposition to the basic epidemiological method of containment and quarantine. There is simply no dispute that Ebola needs to be contained in West Africa. This clearly means limiting travel from this region to the United States, and requiring adequate quarantines when U.S. citizens return. Nigeria has done this and has successfully contained their outbreak. Australia became the first of the so-called developed nations... read more
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