Op/Ed: Bernie’s Jewish Complex

With Senator Bernie Sanders leaping ahead of the pack in the Democratic Party, chances have greatly increased that he will become the first Jewish nominee to reach the general election for President of the United States.

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Op/Ed: Medicare for All - No Care for You

Democrat presidential candidates are sparring over how much to expand Medicare. Should it be Medicare for all, for people over 50, for children, for "all who want it"? Does this include those who entered the country illegally?

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Op/Ed: Halloween’s Over: Take off the Masks

At a graduation of a family friend, out of the blue, one in our group began lamenting that progressives tended to live in cities. She proposed that progressives should move to rural areas and "purge [such areas] of those awful conservatives."

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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: 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 - 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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The Power of Sports Metaphors in Politics: Trump vs. Clinton as The Main Event

Gender norms influence not just what we think, but how. Consider the presence of sports metaphors in American politics. Metaphors are not merely figures of speech. According to the cognitive scientists and philosophers George Lakoff and Mark Johnson (1980), human thought processes are largely metaphorical.

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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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The Problem with Saying "Merica"

"Merica." No, that's not a misspelling. In recent years, we've all heard someone say the name of our nation in this ironic manner. I'd be lying if I told you I've never uttered it myself jokingly.

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  • FLIGHT, from Director Robert Zemeckis, Delivers a Thrill Ride

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    FLIGHT, from renowned Director Robert Zemeckis, ImageMovers and Paramount Pictures, presents a fast action, turbulent, terrifying, thrill ride through every air traveler’s worst nightmare and the intersections of life and death.

     
  • French President Emmanuel Macron and Bad Boy Alexander Banalla

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    The Benalla affair, which has remained largely hidden, reveals a form of moral drift in our society with superficiality and a mediocrity becoming principles of operation also at the highest peak of the state. We will attempt to explain.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Obama Risks Population on Foreign Policy; Ebola, ISIS Gamble; Malala Shares Nobel

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    President Obama has moved swiftly to combat the spread of the Ebola virus meeting with homeland and national security advisors and presented a unified belief that the American medical infrastructure is strong and capable of handling the possible onslaught.

     
  • Pain and Glory Review – Antonio Banderas Delivers a Captivating Performance in this Pedro Almodovar Film

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    Pain and Glory, from Sony Picture Classics, brings to the screen an insider's view of the Spanish film industry with this insightful, decadent, drug fueled, homage to the cinematic revolution which swept through Spain in the 1970s.

     
  • The English Teacher Review – It Was the Best of Times; It Was the Worst of Times

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    The English Teacher,” the comedy/drama from Inferno Entertainment and Artina Films Production, brings to the screen a charming dark tale of love, romance, fleeting passions, and literature.

     
  • Chicago Arts: Expo Chicago Partners with Citywide Cultural Institutions for Annual Expo Art Week

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    The International Exposition of Contemporary and Modern Art announced the eighth annual EXPO ART WEEK, September 16 – 22, 2019, presented in conjunction with Choose Chicago, the city's tourism and marketing organization, and Chicago's Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events.

     
  • Kim Wall Murder: Judge Upgrades Charges; Peter Madsen to Stand Trial for Murder

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    Peter Madsen, 46, the eccentric Danish charged with manslaughter in the murder of Swedish Journalist Kim Wall, has proffered a third explanation for her murder and failed to acknowledge his culpability in the postmortem dismemberment.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Trump Takes Oath; Protestors Disrupt Inauguration; 1B Citizens Join Women’s March

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    The world joined in solidarity taking to the streets in major cities around the world protesting the presidency of Donald J. Trump, sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, one day earlier during a rainy inauguration.

     
  • Bentley Motors Introduces the Continental GT V8 S Coupe And Convertible

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    (Crewe) The appeal of the world’s most stylish, luxury grand tourer is enhanced with the introduction of the new, sporting Continental GT V8 S. Available as both a coupe and convertible, the new GT V8 S models bring added excitement to the Continental range with lowered and retuned sports suspension, sharper steering, dramatic ‘S’ signature styling cues and a distinctive soundtrack from the uprated V8 engine.

     
  • London Arts: Tate Modern Takes Top Spot Among UK Visitor Attractions

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    Tourism is alive and well in London, drawing nearly 70 million visitors annually, and the Tate Modern has become the most visited attraction in the UK, with 5,868,562 visits last year, according to the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions.

     
  • Western Wildfires Turn Deadly

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    Three members of an elite fire squad were killed fighting a raging “hell storm” in Washington State when the vehicle in which they were traveling was overcome by flames and crashed near the town of Twisp.

     
  • Breathtaking Malibu Beachfront Property Hits Market

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    A stunning Malibu beachfront four bedroom triplex situated in the coveted Malibu Colony Cove Community, with brilliant, dramatic Pacific Ocean views as well as direct beach access, has recently hit the market.

     
  • Getting Up: A Story of Hope, Cutting Edge Technology and Survival Against Insurmountable Circumstances

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    Getting Up: The Tempt One Story documents the against all odds story and indomitable spirit of internationally known ALS paralyzed street artist Tony "Tempt One" Quan.

     
  • Uma Information Technology Names Michael Schneglberger Chief Operating Officer

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    Uma, the leading innovator in semantic web technology today announced that it has appointed Michael Schneglberger as chief operating officer.

     
  • The Old Man and The Gun Review - Robert Redford Bids Farewell In Charming Swan Song

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    The Old Man and The Gun, from Fox Searchlight Pictures, presents the story of the notorious gentleman bandit Forrest Tucker who, along with two elderly companions, enjoyed a late-in-life crime spree spreadout across the southwest.