Lifestyle Op/Ed, Legal Commentary

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: 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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  • Driver Charged in New Hampshire Motorcycle Carnage

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    The driver of the pickup truck, Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, 23, that inadvertently caused a devastating collision Friday evening in New Hampshire killing seven members of a Marine Jarheads MC Motorcycle club, has been charged with seven counts of negligent homicide.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Obama Address World Leaders; Paris Climate Agreement; Beijing Red Alert; Jared Fogle

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    President Obama announced, just one month after the French Terror Attacks, Paris has a new image, one where 190 nations and leaders came together to negotiate terms for an historic climate agreement that will reduce the carbon emission worldwide.

     
  • Hurricane Danny Upgraded to Category 3 Storm

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    Hurricane Danny, the first named storm of the Atlantic Hurricane 2015 Season, quickly escalated to a Category 3 storm gaining strength over the warm waters of the Atlantic pushing forward threatening the Virgin Islands, Leeward and Puerto Rico.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Obama Cancels G20; Russia Squashes Gay Rights; Assad Bombs Rebels; Boston Bomber Friends Indicted

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    President Barack Obama announced this week his intention to cancel the participation of the United States in the upcoming G-20 Summit scheduled for September in St. Petersburg, Russia.                

     
  • North Dakota Pipeline Dissidents Michael Foster, Sam Jessup Convicted

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    After Judge Refused to Allow Climate Change Experts To Testify In Their Defense, Climate Activists Michael Foster and Sam Jessup Are Convicted on Felony Charges in North Dakota Court for Shutting Off the Keystone Tar Sands Pipeline.

     
  • Celebrity Interview: Oakes Fegley and Jaden Michael Talk on Wonderstruck, Casting, and Acting Advice

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    Oakes Fegley and Jaden Michael, the two teen stars of the magical film Wonderstruck, released from Amazon Studios and Roadside Attractions, recently participated in the media day and agreed to meet at the Four Seasons for an interview. 

     
  • Money News: DOW, North American Markets Up; London, France and Asian Market All Up; Germany Closes Down

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    The DOW Jones Industrial Average, managing to keep the bear market at bay, rode the bull for another week and closed the trading week up with double digit gains as the upswing carried over into North American Markets, London and Asian which all closed up.

     
  • Beltway Insider: ISIS Levels Village, Obama Downgrades; Espionage Arrests; Putin/Kerry Meet; Gay Rights Vote

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    President Obama announced this week Secretary of State John Kerry engaged in candid conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin during his recent meeting and the two nations remain divided over central issues that contribute to furthering sanctions against the nation.

     
  • Op/Ed: Our Proud Flag – An Opinion From The Hilltop Doc

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    I’ve recently read in newspapers and seen on news reports that protesters, justifiably unhappy with racial bias in our country, are expressing their concerns by disrespecting our American flag and national anthem. This display of anger and frustration is misdirected. 

     
  • Time Out of Mind Review - Gere, Sedgwick and Vereen Create an Extraordinary Portrayal

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    Time Out Of Mind, from IFC Films, brings to the screen a rare, honest and poignant representation of homelessness, the fix-it spiral, the impotent system, the sabotage from callous and uncaring workers and the life of the homeless.

     
  • Jamesy Boy Director, Trevor White, Talks on the Challenges of Making a Coming of Age Street Film

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    Trevor White, director of the coming of age street film “Jamesy Boy,” recently took some time from his busy schedule to promote the upcoming January release and discuss some of the finer points of the filmmaking process.

     
  • Drive-By Shooting Kills Seven

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    Gun fire erupted in the coastal community of Isla Vista, near UC Santa Barbara, in a drive-by shooting that left seven dead and another seven injured in what police are calling a premeditated attack by a disgruntled student.

     
  • World News: The Yellow Vest Movement Showing Signs of Fading

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    What will remain of the movement of the Yellow Vests? No one can say it, but the current wilting of the movement finds its origins in the absence of political structuring able to ensure its durability.

     
  • Beltway Insider:ObamaCare Deadline Approaches; November Job Numbers; Congress Delays UI Benefits; Black Friday Jitters

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    President Barack Obama kicked off a twenty-one day Affordable Care Act sign up campaign urging Americans, through Marketplace success stories, to initiate the mandated medical insurance coverage process immediately.

     
  • OPUS Hotel: Experience Luxurious Euro Charm in the Heart of Vancouver

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    Nestled in the trendy Yale-Town section of Vancouver, British Columbia, OPUS Hotel offers its guests contemporary Euro charm with luxurious accommodations, complimentary champagne and magnificent amenities.