VIDEO – ELECTORAL COLLEGE AND WHY IT MATTERS

June 1st, 2016

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DEMOCRATS VERSUS ISRAEL

May 30th, 2016

 

The Democrat Party of Truman and John F Kennedy is long gone.  Nancy
WALL STREET JOURNAL

Democrats vs. Israel

Sanders puts two hostile voices on the party’s platform committee.

Cornel West introduces presidential candidate Bernie Sanders at a rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on Jan. 30.ENLARGE
Cornel West introduces presidential candidate Bernie Sanders at a rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on Jan. 30. PHOTO: REUTERS

Not too long ago Democrats were America’s pro-Israel party. Harry Truman recognized Israel moments after the Jewish state declared independence in 1948. JFK sold advanced anti-aircraft missiles to Jerusalem, ending a de facto U.S. arms embargo. Bill Clinton was famously close to the late Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin.

If that party isn’t dead, it’s close. This week Bernie Sanders named James Zogby of the Arab-American Institute and professor Cornel West to the party’s platform-drafting committee. The pair are expected to push hard for a more “even-handed” position on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, which in practice means denouncing Israel at every turn.

Mr. West offered a flavor of his even-handedness on Facebook in 2014 during Israel’s last war with Hamas. “Let us not be deceived,” he wrote. “The Israeli massacre of innocent Palestinians, especially the precious children, is a crime against humanity! The rockets of Hamas indeed are morally wrong and politically ineffective—but these crimes pale in the face of the U.S. supported Israeli slaughters of innocent civilians.”

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HILLARY’S HISTORY OF BURYING EMAILS SINCE SHE WAS FIRST LADY

May 29th, 2016

 

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VIDEO – CRIMINAL ALIENS RELEASED INTO OUR COUNTRY

May 27th, 2016

Chairman Jason Chaffetz at a Congressional hearing on the number of criminal aliens released back into our country and not deported

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VIDEO MOVIE – BREXIT – THE EUROPEAN UNION – LAYERS OF NOT ACCOUNTABLE BUREAUCRACY

May 25th, 2016

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A MEDICARE EXPERIMENT WITH A GRIM PROGNOSIS

May 24th, 2016

 

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

A Medicare Experiment With a Grim Prognosis

Congress should stop this venture in bad medicine and flawed economics.

Federal bureaucrats announced earlier this year that they plan to upend the way Medicare Part B pays for drugs. The goal? To save money by getting doctors to alter their treatment choices. That’s bad medicine, flawed economics and destructive public policy—and Congress should pass legislation to stop this ill-conceived experiment.

Medicare plays a crucial role in the lives of more than 55 million Americans. It is the only way some seniors can get access to the drugs that keep them alive. The new policy from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will jeopardize this access by inserting the government between doctors and patients in an unprecedented way.

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The idea is to use financial incentives to push doctors to make “value-based care” decisions and prescribe cheaper treatments. Unfortunately, modern-day medicine isn’t as black and white as the administration seems to think. Take cancer care, my specialty. There are very few instances when the substitution of a less expensive cancer drug is appropriate or safe for patients. After all, there is a reason the newer, more advanced drugs—such as those that helped former President Jimmy Carter put his cancer into remission—are considered groundbreaking.

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HIS AND HER CLINTONOMICS

May 21st, 2016
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
HIS AND HER CLINTONOMICS

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and former President Bill Clinton on May 7 in Los Angeles.ENLARGE
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and former President Bill Clinton on May 7 in Los Angeles. PHOTO: ZUMA PRESS

In his 1992 campaign Bill Clinton liked to tell voters they’d be getting two for the price of one, and now Hillary Clinton is dusting off the same promise. She said this weekend in Kentucky that she’d put the First Husband “in charge of revitalizing the economy,” and she’s since added that “he’s got to come out of retirement” to raise incomes and put people back to work.

Mrs. Clinton’s remarks are a revealing turn, not least because so far she’s been running for President Obama’s third term. But since Democrats seem to agree that the economic status quo is dismal, and thus they can’t run on Mr. Obama’s record, the presumptive nominee is trying to confuse voters with halcyon memories of the 1990s boom.

The Clinton gang has since “clarified” that Mr. Clinton’s ministrations will be confined to distressed U.S. regions like inner cities or coal country. Maybe they realized that vowing to outsource one of her most important jobs might diminish her as a candidate.

Her larger problem is that the Obama-era Democratic Party has repudiated the Democratic Party’s Bill-era centrist agenda. They now call themselves progressives, not New Democrats, and they take their marching orders from Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren,not Larry Summers and Alan Greenspan. Mrs. Clinton has accommodated this trend to the pre-Bill left.

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WHAT’S SOCIALISM, DAD ?

May 21st, 2016

 

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

What’s Socialism, Dad?

Venezuela provides a lesson to anyone tempted to feel the Bern.

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The Big Brothers are watching in Caracas, Venezuela. PHOTO: AFP/GETTY IMAGES

Noah, my 10-year-old son, was reading over my shoulder a powerfulstory about the state of medicine in Venezuela by Nick Casey in Sunday’s New York Times. We scrolled through images of filthy operating rooms, broken incubators and desperate patients lying in pools of blood, dying for lack of such basics as antibiotics.

“Dad, why are the hospitals like this?”

“Socialism.”

“What’s socialism?”

I told him it’s an economic system in which the government seizes and runs industries, sets prices for goods, and otherwise dictates what you can and cannot do with your money, and therefore your life. He received my answer with the abstracted interest you’d expect if I had been describing atmospheric conditions on Uranus.

Here’s what I wish I had said: Socialism is a mental poison that leads to human misery of the sort you see in these wrenching pictures.

The lesson seems all the more necessary when discredited ideologies are finding new champions in high places. When Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez died in 2013, an obscure U.K. parliamentarian tweeted, “Thanks Hugo Chavez for showing that the poor matter and wealth can be shared. He made massive contributions to Venezuela & a very wide world.”

The parliamentarian was Jeremy Corbyn, now leader of the Labour Party.

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THE HILLARY MYTH

May 21st, 2016

 

THE WEEKLY STANDARD

The Hillary Myth

Hillary Clinton sounds like Paul Ryan on the economy. She says she’s for “strong growth, fair growth, and long-term growth.” She would abandon the slow-growth economics of President Obama and return us to those wonderful days in the 1990s when husband Bill was in charge. This is a different Hillary Clinton from the one we’ve seen in debates with Bernie Sanders, her socialist rival for the Democratic presidential nomination. It’s the centrist-at-heart Clinton whom conservatives and Republicans eager for an acceptable alternative to Donald Trump can vote for.

Only there’s a problem: This Hillary Clinton is entirely mythical. She doesn’t exist. As the Democratic party has lurched to the left, she has lurched with it. While talking up growth, she has proposed no incentives to produce it. She relies on government spending to stir growth, Obama’s woeful policy. On tax cuts, she’s for boosting the top rate on individual income to 45 percent, the highest in three decades. Under her complicated plan, the tax rate on capital gains would jump from 23.8 percent to 39.6 percent, then to 47.4 percent with surtaxes. The Tax Foundation concluded her tax hikes would cut annual growth by 1 percent and shrink incomes by at least 0.9 percent. That’s a recipe for less job creation, more wage stagnation, fewer business startups, and a despondent country.

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BILL CLINTON’S NEGLECT LEFT NSA ‘BRAIN DEAD’ AS AL QAEDA PLOTTED 9/11 ATTACKS

May 21st, 2016

 

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