Haute This Issue Op/Ed, Legal Commentary

Justice Antonin Scalia: The Man, The Myth, The Legend

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The recent death of Justice Antonin Scalia, a historically conservative firebrand on the Supreme Court, sent shockwaves through the political world. In the middle of a hectic and noisy presidential primary, the Republican candidates shared a moment of silence during their ninth debate — and then dove into a conversation about whether President Barack Obama should nominate a successor.

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Op/Ed: There’s More To Black History Than Slavery

Black History month is a time to celebrate Americans, past and present, whose accomplishments are sometimes overshadowed by the eye-catching negative news stories which contribute to the general dissolution of race relations in contemporary culture.

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Op/Ed: Create Your Own Healthcare "System"

Kudos to the folks in D.C. who are advancing alternatives to the Affordable Care Act's over-regulated and expensive health insurance policies. Small business association health plans and expanding health savings accounts (HSAs) are among several tools to increase health care choices.

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Op/Ed SCOTUS Hearings: Judge Kavanaugh’s Character Assassins Could Be Controlling Your Medical Care

Our elected legislators have been at their worst during the Supreme Court confirmation hearings of Judge Brett Kavanaugh. What a shameful display: condescending, arrogant show-boating senators questioning him in a manner reminiscent of the Grand Inquisitor.

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Op/Ed: Sacrificing Freedom to Vaccination

The Oath of Hippocrates states physicians have the duty to advise their patients according to the best of their ability and judgment. Physicians usually recommend vaccination, believing that for a particular patient, the benefit exceeds the risk.

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Op/Ed: The REAL Fake News

Today, the term 'Fake News' is firmly entrenched in our lexicon. It seems everyone from Trumpite retirees, to neo-political millennials, freely toss around the phrase. The term was even recognized as, "The Word of the Year" by UK-based Collins Dictionary.

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Op/Ed: The Children, the Caravan, and Health

Recent border clashes produced shocking images that triggered condemnation from many who failed to realized there are three aspects to the caravan: what is shown by the media; what is there to be seen; and what is unseen.

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Op/Ed - Free, Black and Twenty-one

I ran into a 20-something fellow wearing a T-shirt that said "I love being black." I had a wave of fond nostalgia remembering how my mother began our outings with "I'm free, black, and 21 – let's do it!"

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Op/Ed - SOTU 2019 and American Medicine

While President Trump called for unity and cooperation in his 2019 State of the Union address, the views of the audience showed a sharp and bitter divide, especially on issues affecting the health and medical care of Americans.

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Op/Ed: Russia, Racists, and Ridiculousness

Now that the Russian collusion story has lost its captivating and enticing glow, the left's narrative du jour is that anyone expressing a contrary opinion is a racist. It is so exhausting! What is a racist, anyway?

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Op/Ed - Eugenics, Euthanasia, Infanticide, and Religion

New York's Catholic Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo had the World Trade Center in lights to celebrate its recently enacted abortion-on-demand-until-the-day-of-birth law. This law was framed, and sold to legislators, as empowering women through guaranteeing "Reproductive Health."

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Op/Ed: Money Can’t Buy You Health

"Healthcare" is supposed to be a big election issue: politicians promise universal and equal "healthcare," or prevent it from being taken away. Everyone wants to be healthy, and a $3 trillion industry wants to keep the money flowing.

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Op/Ed:Doctor Robot for You, Real Doctor for Me

A couple of years ago, computer programs, algorithms, and glorified Google searches were touted as the replacements for a physician’s analysis of a patient’s medical condition. Web MD became the physician of choice for many searching for a diagnosis.

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  • Op/Ed: Mental Health and Kim Jong Un’s Nuclear Button

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    The media is going berserk over an exchange between North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un and President Trump about their respective nation’s nuclear arsenals. With Trump taunting the dictator, from one bully to another, with veiled retaliatory challenges.

     
  • Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation Review – Fun, Fast, A Four Star Thrill Ride

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    Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, from Paramount Studios, Skydance and Bad Robot Productions, presents a fast action, roller coaster speed ride, full of fresh snappy dialogue, high tech gadgetry, thrills and chills, all in just over two, explosive packed, hours.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Trump/Border Policy, Jakelin Maquin, Cohen Sentenced; May Wins; Yemen; Khashoggi; Biden 2020

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    President Trump, who is preparing for a working Christmas Break at Mar-a-Lago, is facing a continual firestorm over the recent death of a child awho was denied water and medical care while detained by Customs and Border Protection.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Obama Delivers State of the Union; Rubio Handles GOP Rebuttal; Brennan, Hagel Confirmations Stalled

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    President Barack Obama delivered the first State of the Union address of his second term, this week, directly calling congress into bi-partisan support of his agenda to move forward much needed reforms.

     
  • Jamaica Bay Inn Marina del Rey Review – Stay and Play At this Iconic Destination

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    Jamaica Bay Inn, one of Marina del Ray's unique boutique luxury hotel property offers a distinctive array of features and benefits, not to mention location, paired with warm and gracious hospitality, that sets it apart from the pack.

     
  • Holiday Gift Guide Round Up 2016 – Sure To Please Specialty Gifts

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    The Gift Giving review season began recently on a warm, gorgeously sunny California afternoon at the beautiful ocean front Le Merigot JW Marriott in Santa Monica where a dozen high end specialty retailers participated in a one-day product introduction.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Trump/Pelosi Reopen Gov’t, SOTU, All the President’s Men, Brexit, Venezuela, Hillary Clinton

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    President Donald Trump announced both houses had come to an agreement on a bill that would reopen government for an interim period providing immediate relief to the more than 800,000 government employees who were forced to work without pay.

     
  • Holiday Travel: See How the Cost of a Flight Has Changed Since 1963

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    The so-called "Golden Age" of flying -- a vibrant era of luxury in which the comfort and enjoyment of the passenger was put first. These were the '50s and '60s, before the jumbo jet made airline travel much cheaper and more accessible to the public.

     
  • Cannes Film Festival - Cannes Classics 2017

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    The program of Cannes Classics 2017 will be dedicated for its most part to the history of the Festival. Almost fifteen years ago, when the relationship between contemporary cinema and its own memory was about to be shaken by the emergent arrival of digital technology.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Trumps Rocky WH; Bannon Out; Nullify/SCOTUS; Spain; WWII Ship Found; Jerry Lewis/Dick Gregory

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    President Donald Trump summoned Vice President Mike Pence back early from meeting with Panamanian leaders to stand with the beleaguered leader during his newest strategy terminating the duties of White House Chief Strategist Stephen K. Bannon.

     
  • Ariel Castro Accepts Plea Deal; Sentencing Hearing Scheduled

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    Ariel Castro, the Cleveland man who held three women captive in his East side residence for over a decade, has accepted a plea deal arrangement sentencing him to life in prison plus 1000 years. 

     
  • BACKWARDS - A High Adrenaline Drama Overflowing With Gutsy Determination

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    BACKWARDS, from 13th Night Productions, brings to the screen a story of dedication, drive and determination faced by athletes who burn with a desire for excellence and live never give up.

     
  • Girl, 5, Elderly Man Dead in Devastating Pliger Twin Twisters

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    The sun rose on day two after catastrophic twin tornadoes tore through the town of Pilger Nebraska, killing two and critically injuring 19 others, and decimating the small rural town in northwest portion of the state.

     
  • The Isle Review – Convincing Characters, Gripping Story, Spellbinding Thriller

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    The Isle, from Brainstorm Media, brings to the screen the story of revenge from the beyond, as once bustling family isle becomes inhabited by the death song of one they didn't protect from the violent among them.

     
  • Central Park Five Settles Decade Long Civil Suit

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    The Central Park Five, found guilty in a sham trial for the vicious sexual assault and attempted murder of a white investment banker jogging in Central Park in spring 1989, have settled a decade long civil suit, for $40 million, with New York City.