Commentary & Opinion

Commentary & Opinion
3:50 pm
Thu June 13, 2013

Richard Iannuzzi: If You Can’t Lend A Hand…

I've heard it said that if a single person raises an issue, one should listen politely.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:52 pm
Thu June 13, 2013

Keith Strudler: Lebron Vs. History

In the period of the next several days, the history of basketball may or may not be rewritten. At stake is far more than the next NBA Title, which will go to either the San Antonio Spurs or the Miami Heat. The Spurs hold a 2-1 game lead in the best of seven series and could potentially defeat the favored Heat team before ever having to return to Miami for Games 6 and 7. Or, Miami could rebound and overwhelm the Spurs with superior talent and up-tempo play, taking their second consecutive title and laying the groundwork as the league’s most current dynasty. With that comes the historical directive of one superstar LeBron James, the most dominant player in the league.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:20 pm
Wed June 12, 2013

Herbert London: Inventing Rights And The Enforcement Mechanism That Goes Along With Them

Washington is the home for rights promoters. Fads of the moment translate into rights with legal justification and a regulatory apparatus attached to them. This is the manner in which government expands without limit. Illustrations abound.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:20 pm
Tue June 11, 2013

Paul Elisha: Beware The American Military Monopoly

As a rising tide of irritation roiled what should have been an energetic second-wind, for gaining new fruit to enrich the electoral edge that OBamians have been thirsting for, this aging veteran was stunned to hear but a single voice raised to protest the temerity of military mischief-in-the-making… and that voice of a Republican rebel, at that.  To this ‘pro forma’ civil libertarian, we seem to be on the razor’s edge of a power move, by certain commanders of our various armed forces, toward an American ‘military monopoly.’

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Commentary & Opinion
12:20 pm
Mon June 10, 2013

Rob Edelman: Inspiration

Most movies come and go. They open theatrically, earn their box office bucks and, these days, end up in DVD obscurity. Few are truly memorable. Few are, to quote Humphrey Bogart in THE MALTESE FALCON, “the stuff that dreams are made of.”

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Commentary & Opinion
12:36 pm
Fri June 7, 2013

Karen Hitchcock: Investing In The Future

In 1972, The United Negro College Fund, now known as the U.N.C.F., adopted what was to become one of the most widely recognized slogans in the country.  That still well-known slogan was : “A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste.”  And now, this statement is being expanded upon in an effort to focus on the return people who donate to the fund can expect … to focus on such donations as investments in our country’s future.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:10 pm
Wed June 5, 2013

Herb London: Denial and The Obama Presidency

In 1967 Joey Bishop, the celebrated comedian and honorary member of Sinatra’s Rat Pack, starred in a film entitled “A Guide for the Married Man.” Although this is hardly a distinguished movie, one scene was worth the price of admission.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:20 pm
Mon June 3, 2013

Rob Edelman: Misrepresenting History

I recently offered commentary on THE COMPANY YOU KEEP, the Robert Redford film which spotlights various now-aging political activists of the late 1960s and 70s. To be sure, THE COMPANY YOU KEEP is dramatically flawed, but at least it attempts to get at certain truths regarding the American counterculture of the era.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:40 pm
Fri May 31, 2013

Andrew Coates: Immigrants heavily subsidize Medicare

This week the prestigious journal Health Affairs published a new study that shows that "immigrants, particularly noncitizen immigrants, heavily subsidize Medicare." The lead author is Harvard-based Dr. Leah Zallman; her co-authors include co-founders of Physicians for a National Health Program, Drs. Steffie Woolhandler and David Himmelstein, among others.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:50 pm
Thu May 30, 2013

Sean Philpott: Sweeping Sand Under The Rug

This past weekend was the Memorial Day holiday, traditionally marking the official start of the summer season. But Memorial Day is more than just barbeques with friends and three-day sales at local department stores. Memorial Day is also the day when we honor the more than one million men and women who have died in combat or from injuries received while serving in the US armed forces. Among those we honor are the nearly 75,000 who have died since serving in the 1991 Persian Gulf War (also known as Operation Desert Storm).

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