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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  • Hungarian Parliament Declares State of Migration Emergency

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    Hungarian Parliament passed a law last week that gave the government the right to declare a state of migration emergency to cope with the tens of thousands of refugees crossing the border which bring military and legal powers to police.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Obama, World, EU Reacts to Brexit; Brits Vote Leave; WV Floods; Whitey Bulger; Rio

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    President Obama maintained his campaign promise this week and designated the site of the Stonewall Uprising, in New York City’s Greenwich Village, the first National Monument in the fight for freedom to honor the broad movement of LGBT equality.

     
  • Beltway Insider: NATO Summit; Iraqi ISIS/ISIL Syrian; Ebola Numbers; Al-Qaida Operative Dead

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    President Obama traveled to Wales, United Kingdom, for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Summit where he met with world leaders from the twenty-eight member nations to discuss the challenges and direction of the 65 year-old organization.

     
  • HOFA Gallery Launches New Gallery in Los Angeles With Bold, Crypto Art Exhibition

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    The House of Fine Art (HOFA) announces the inaugural presentation at its newest West Hollywood Gallery, Qvantum, the ground-breaking cryptocurrency exhibition of work by internationally acclaimed artists including Joseph Klibansky, Zhuang Hong Yi, Ilhwa Kim and Marco Grassi. 

     
  • Beltway Insider: Trump/Saudi Sanctions; Khashoggi Ambushed; Brexit Redux; China Builds A Bridge; Crimea Erupts; Paul Allen

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    President Donald Trump, since the news Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman had Washington Post journalist Jamel Khashoggi murdered, has skirted a hardline position reserving his usual assertive and uncompromising stance for mild rebukes while the world demands justice.

     
  • Tips to Calm Crazy Waves and Unruly Curls

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    International Curl Expert Maya Smith shares tips for those with naturally wavy and curly hair of all coils who in an endless battle to find ways to tame the mane turn to relaxers, weekly blowouts or extensions.

     
  • The Predator Review - A Wild Sci-Fi Thrill Ride of Epic Proportions

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    The Predator, from Twentieth Century Fox and TSG Entertainment, brings to the screen a savant child, a unit of unfit veterans, a secret government agency, and an heroic battle as aliens arrive to harvest DNA from the most advanced warriors.

     
  • Escaping Winter In Balmy Bermuda

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    A portrait of a young Queen Elizabeth II gazes over all who pass through security at Bermuda's LF Wade International Airport, a royal welcome for visitors to Britain's oldest overseas territory in a room that wouldn't look out of place in an English stately manor.

     
  • World News: Greta Thunberg Challenges French Leaders on Climate Change, Receives Chilly Welcome

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    Greta Thunberg continues to upset the global ecological discourse by returning leaders and politicians to their responsibilities. But would not the teenager not the symbol of a lack of international voluntarism in environmental matters?

     
  • Beltway Insider: Trump/Pence Build Legal Teams; Congressman Shot; Grenfell Towers; Navy Destroyer Collision

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    President Donald Trump has hired an additional legal counsel, and signally concern Vice President Michael Pence has also hired an attorney, to assist and guide them through the burgeoning Russia scandal and its subsequent legal challenges and proceedings.

     
  • Someone Great Review – Millennial Romantic Dramady Strikes All the Right Notes

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    Someone Great, a Netflix original film, tells the story of three friends, in a magical city, who for more than a decade were the other’s lifeline and suddenly the hard work paid off, and man was it disruptive. 

     
  • New Properties Join National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World

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    National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World has added 14 new lodges to its prestigious collection of boutique hotels in remarkable destinations around the world. These new properties have each demonstrated their commitment to authenticity, excellence and sustainability, while offering outstanding guest experiences that support the protection of cultural and natural heritage.  

  • Judi Dench's Exits & Entrances: A Celebration Of Shakespeare

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    A Shakespearean celebration, with readings by Dame Judi Dench, David Suchet, Emilia Fox and the late Jeffery Dench. Exits and Entrances commemorates the 400th anniversary on April 23rd 2017 of the death of the world's most celebrated playwright William Shakespeare.

     
  • Franny Review – High Drama, Unexpected Twists, As Dependency Wages War to Destroy a Life

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    Franny, from Magnolia Entertainment, presents a heartfelt drama of love, loss, dependency, hope, healing and coping as the earth shattering moments that instantly mute, challenge the soul, permanently destroy or short circuit a life randomly strike with warning.

     
  • Electronica/Alt Pop Band M1nk Drops the “ebomb” November; The B Side - Chicago Alt-Band, Microcosms

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    After meeting on the social media platform Soundcloud, Erika Bach, of Greece, and Barry Snaith of the UK, collaborated on a single testing their style and fit, which exploded in the Alternative rock genre on platform the next day,