Lifestyle Op/Ed, Legal Commentary

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: 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 - 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 - 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 - 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: 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 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: 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: 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: 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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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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  • Beltway Insider: US, UK, Allies Unite Expel USSR Diplomats; Cold War Revisited; Kemerovo; Roseanne Reboot

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    Beginning one week ago, President Donald Trump ordered the expulsion of dozens of Russian diplomats and the closure of the Russian Consulate in Seattle in response to the use of military grade chemical weapons on British soil.

     
  • Alpine High School Active Shooter Story Unfolds Differently; Officer Involved Shooting Wounds One

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    A freshman girl in West Texas committed suicide with a single self-inflicted gunshot this week after wounding a fellow female student at Alpine High School after the directed incident escalated resulting in an officer involved shooting of a fellow first responder.

     
  • Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children Review – An Oddly Inviting Trip From the Genius of Tim Burton

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    Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children, from 20th Century Fox and Chernin Entertainment, brings to the screen an odd tale of gifted children, their unique house mistress, a wayfaring, time traveling, stranger and a race against the clock.

     
  • The VICTOR of Outdoor Concerts Announces California Philharmonic’s Final Outdoor Season; Orchestra To Continue Performing At Walt Disney Concert Hall

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    Maestro Victor Vener returns to conduct the 2016 Cal Phil line-up boasting three spectacular Saturday evening concerts outside and Under the Dome at Santa Anita Race Track and four cool Sunday afternoon matinées at Walt Disney Concert Hall. 

     
  • OSCAR Nominee Reaction: Natalie Portman

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    Jackie, the Fox Searchlight Film, from Pablo Larrain, earned Ms. Portman her third Academy Award nomination, for the gut-wrenching performance of Jackie Kennedy as she remembers Dallas, the three days following, and the inner workings of the White House.

     
  • Le Terrorisme Ensanglante Le Marché De Noël De Strasbourg

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    L'attaque terroriste survenue à Strasbourg (Est de la France) serait le fait d'un délinquant radicalisé. Trois personnes sont décédées suite à cette attaque douze autres blessées. Le plan Vigipirate a été relevé au niveau Urgence attentat.

     
  • Sundance Hit Film “Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise” Opening October 14

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    American Masters Pictures presents a theatrical release by ARC Entertainment of the Sundance hit documentary MAYA ANGELOU:  AND STILL I RISE first feature documentary about the incomparable Maya Angelou will be released in theaters nationwide.  

  • Men’s Gift Guides: 13 Man Cave Favorites

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    This holiday season help the special guy in your life trick out his man cave, making him the envy of his buddies.  Whether he uses his space to watch sports, enjoy home audio and video entertainment, play games, enjoy quality libations, or generally bask in secluded R&R, here's an array of gift ideas that'll help make the man cave a space he craves:

     
  • Neil Armstrong, First Man to Walk on the Moon, Dies

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    Apollo 11 Astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man to set foot on the moon's surface, died Saturday, in Columbus, Ohio, after experiencing complications from cardiovascular surgery. He was 82.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Obama Faces Paris Criticism;Funerals Begin; European Terror Sweep; State of the Union

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    President Obama, in the wake of the Paris Terrorist attacks at Charlie Hebdo, has yet to explain to the American people his apparent snub and lack of leadership during the largest anti-terrorism gathering in post World War II Europe.

     
  • Beltway Insider: U.S. Russia Collide on Ukraine; Boston Bomber News; Education Gifts Top 1B; Gas Tax Hike Possible

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    President Obama issued a strong warning against Soviet acts of aggression in response to Russian President Vladimir Putin's move to violate the "territorial sovereignty" of the politically distressed Ukraine.

     
  • Business News: China Retailers Romance The Singles Market

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    On Wednesday, Alibaba generated $14.3 billion in total sales during Singles' Day, the Chinese equivalent of Black Friday. The figure is a 53.7% increase from the company's previous Singles' Day sales record of $9.3 billion during the holiday last year.  

  • And the Oscar For Best Animated Short Film Goes To . .

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    With The Academy Awards quickly approaching the nominees for the Animated Short film category are bringing together a group of delightful and difficult choices to the screen. Watching each of them, it does becomes a battle between the faithful, "Get A Horse" from Walt Disney to the modern, "Mr. Hublot" with "Room on a Broom" flying in to mix up the pot.

     
  • Napa River Inn Review – Historic Hotel Earns Four Stars From Forbes

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    There’s nothing I love more than an immersive vacation experience, one that transports you to a time and place that connects you with the past in a palpable way while adhering to modern standards and expectations.

     
  • Celebrity Real Estate News: Walt Disney's Palm Springs Vacation Home on The Market

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    When Walt and Roy Disney co-founded the Walt Disney Co. in 1920, they had dreams of large success, but likely could not have fathomed becoming the world leader in fantasy, cartoon characters and family film.