Monthly Archives: August 2012

No Coincidence: Troubling Link Between Government Spending and Higher Tuition

(Centennial Fellow)The Democrats want to scare the elderly to death about Paul Ryan’s Medicare proposals even though they won’t affect anyone over 54. And here’s what they’re not telling anyone: Their own legislative mishaps include billions in cuts that start eating away at Medicare right around the corner and won’t address the debt threat because of the coming costs of Obamacare. Continue reading

Don’t fall for Mediscare

(Centennial Fellow)The Democrats want to scare the elderly to death about Paul Ryan’s Medicare proposals even though they won’t affect anyone over 54. And here’s what they’re not telling anyone: Their own legislative mishaps include billions in cuts that start eating away at Medicare right around the corner and won’t address the debt threat because of the coming costs of Obamacare. Continue reading

Woodrow Wilson’s ghost haunts Election 2012

(Nantucket) For years the Fog Island Diner has been a rendezvous for early risers who enjoy sitting around drinking coffee, maybe trying one of Bessie’s famous omelets, and discussing the “Great Questions of the Day” while waiting for the morning papers to arrive from the Airport.

A fascinating topic of late has been the discovery by a local salvage firm of a long lost German submarine – the U-550 Continue reading

Head On TV: Unenforceable gun bans solve nothing

Mass killings like the Aurora and the Sikh temple are horrific, but more gun control isn’t the answer, says John Andrews in the August round of Head On TV debates. No, objects Susan Barnes-Gelt, it’s time to curb the NRA’s excessive influence at every level of government. John on the right, Susan on the left, also go at it this month over foreign policy in the presidential race, big money in politics, Denver’s proposed TABOR override, and citizen oversight of the police. Head On has been a daily feature on Colorado Public Television since 1997. Here are all five scripts for August: Continue reading

Reid may regret seeking the spotlight

(Centennial Fellow) After Harry Reid said Mitt Romney went for 10 years without paying taxes, one Republican spokesman called him “a dirty liar,” which was true enough and perfectly apt, but was the tiniest part of the story. As surely one of the worst Senate majority leaders in U.S. history, this bumbling, fumbling mishap of a Democratic legislator has helped set the country up for a mighty fall. Continue reading

Emanuel in shameful company with Putin & Koran

(Centennial Fellow) In Russia, Vladimir Putin’s government is prosecuting three women for a prayer to toss the president out of office. In the Netherlands and Denmark, officials have been putting people on trial for what they have said about Muslims. In Chicago, San Francisco and Boston, mayors are aiming to stop a restaurant chain from expanding its outlets because the owner does not believe in gay marriage. Continue reading

GOP dangerously ignorant of Muslim Brotherhood threat

(Centennial Fellow) It has been said that the truth offends those who don’t have it. It would appear Senator John McCain and Speaker John Boehner do not have the truth and the facts showing the danger the Muslim Brotherhood’s movement in America’s government poses today. Americans should be very concerned about this.

In letters dated June 13, 2012, five Members of Congress Continue reading