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  • Yearly Archives: 2009

    In the Green Room: David Goldhill on How American Health Care Killed His Father

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvHPTq3L4Y4[/youtube] David Goldhill is President and CEO of the Game Show Network and has run numerous businesses during his career. When his father died of  a hospital-borne infection two years ago he began researching the entire U.S. health care system, analyzing it with the keen eye of a businessman. What he learned … More

    Defending America: A Non-partisan Issue

    Now that the President has abandoned the third missile defense site which was slated to be built in Poland, the question remains: what will be done with the money which was allocated in the FY 2009 defense budget for the system? Surely the funds should be used to boost the … More

    Isolate and Punish: How Not to End the Honduran Crisis

    The Obama Administration’s policy refuses to recognize the way out of the Honduran crisis. The door is open and a solution beckons: national elections on November 29. Yet, the Administration remains fixated on restoring former president Manuel Zelaya to power. In fine bureaucratic fashion, it has lost sight of the … More

    Medicare: Largest Denier Of Health Care Claims

    According to AMA’s National Health Insurance Report Card, Medicare denies 6.85 percent of its claims, higher than any private insurer (Aetna was second, denying 6.80 percent of its claims), and more than double any private insurer’s average. What’s fascinating is that The American Medical Association (AMA) has endorsed a public option, … More

    Baucus Bill: A Big Cost For Taxpayers

    An important part of a magician’s trick is to keep the audience’s focus away from what he is actually doing. In the case of health care reform, the discussion of affordability has focused on how much the individual or family will still have to pay after our health insurance system … More

    The Dollar: Down But Not Out

    The rumblings of the dollar’s decline are louder than usual at the moment, tied to speculation that oil producing countries are seeking to move to a basket of currencies in oil pricing, rather than using the dollar alone. There are genuine developments behind such rumblings, mostly concerning American economic policy. … More

    Is Obama Back To The Morris Method?

    President Clinton famously adopted a scheme by political adviser Dick Morris, where he would find something the government was doing anyway and then spin it as a presidential initiative to create illusion that the presidency really was like Josh Bartlett’s White House where the Oval Office made all the tough … More

    Can Christians be Capitalists?

    Last week the American Enterprise Institute hosted Jay W. Richards, visiting Fellow at the Heritage Foundation and author of the new book Money, Greed, and God: Why Capitalism is the Solution and Not the Problem. The conversation focused on why capitalism and Christianity are compatible. Highlighting three of the eight … More

    Governor Jindal's Challenge To Washington: Let's Get Together And Do Health Reform Right

    Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal’s timely piece in The Washington Post, lays out his elements of a serious health care reform package. Even in the face of clear and growing opposition from the majority of the American people, the White House and the Congressional leadership continue to ignore any of the … More

    The Vapor Bill – The Left's Plan For A Filibuster Free Public Option

    President Barack Obama’s push for a sweeping health care overhaul is inching toward a full consideration by the Senate and we have learned the left’s plan to add the public option to the Vapor Bill and avoid a filibuster. Congressional Quarterly reported in “Health Bill Nears Tricky End Game” that … More