It should be axiomatic among Republicans that Obamacare must be repealed and replaced during the current Congress. The last opportunity to do so appears to be the Graham-Cassidy bill. That being so, it must pass, and it must be improved before it passes. Specifically, the bill´s experiments in actual health insurance markets, need to be made more robust. It is only by passing a repeal and replace bill that Republican politicians can avoid breaking the cardinal promise they have made to voters for the past four election cycles. It was the central rallying cry of John Boehner´s successful retaking of
Very little difference between republicrats and democrats on this issue. And btw, Trump has made it very plain that he wants to keep parts of 0bamacare. So that´s where the establishment gets the bold impromptu, such as we see today.
Bernie is the new pied piper for Republicans. He’s playing the song they have been yearning for like their democrat vampire blood brothers and the dream is putting the greedy insurance companies out of business and taking away everyone’s insurance and putting total government run single payer healthcare rationing in place. The notion that somehow this newest weak attempt to snip around the edges of OCare will work is completely laughable. Just because miss Lyndsey is behind it doesn’t mean his girlfriend Joan McLame will vote for it. Nice try but no cigar.
These are not happy times for the Southern Poverty Law Center, which doesn’t have a lot to do with the South, poverty or the law, and it thrives far from the center of the political spectrum. The center is mostly a cash machine, and it has raised hundreds of millions of dollars, mostly from well-meaning but gullible liberals — “progressives” in the current argot — in the name of fighting injustice and hate. Lately it has been called out as a hate group itself. The poverty center has compiled lots of lists of what it calls “hate groups,” and maps of
This past weekend, in Waco, Texas, more than 200 guests — wounded war heroes and their supporters – attended a dinner in their honor, sponsored by Robert Agostinelli, chairman of the board of the National Review Institute. These warriors came to Texas to participate in the yearly mountain-bike ride at the ranch of their former commander in chief, George W. Bush, a president who is deeply involved with their healing process as they recover from war wounds both visible and invisible. Agostinelli spoke directly to our war heroes: After 9/11, each of you had a choice, and your choice was
Harvey Weinstein was just expressing his little ol’ self, right? That is what you do, even when it gets you fired, as happened to Weinstein, or suspended, as happened to Jemele Hill at ESPN, or threatened with suspension, as in Jerry Jones’ blunt warning to his Cowboys about “taking a knee.” The rule-less disorder of modern life spreads like an oil slick. We’re in free-for-all mode. We do our own things. It’s a free country, right? Not all that free, as Weinstein, the freehanded Hollywood producer, is learning to his cost. A large figure in an industry largely incapable of making movies for
It´s out in the open now that Hollywood giant Harvey Weinstein has a rancid history of behaving inappropriately with women, confirming what many people suspected but the national media never admitted: Hillary Clinton isn´t a feminist icon. For someone so heralded by the media as an example of female empowerment, Clinton is close with a lot of abusers. An extensive report published Thursday by the New York Times cited several women by name, including actress Ashley Judd, who claim to have been sexually harassed by Weinstein. Judd said that during the late 1990s, Weinstein invited her to breakfast in his
“Who is Harvey Weinstein?” is a perfectly acceptable question in light of a bombshell story The New York Times broke Thursday that reports decades of his alleged serial sexual harassment and settlements with women in Hollywood. Putting it bluntly, Harvey Weinstein, for a time, was the most powerful producer and studio head in Hollywood. He is almost singlehandedly responsible for the indie-to-mainstream film explosion in the 90’s (backing “Pulp Fiction,” “Good Will Hunting” and “Shakespeare in Love” to name just a few examples). His influence in Hollywood is unparalleled.But it’s his influence out of Hollywood that has parts of media
Disgraced newsman Bill O’Reilly‘s head is spinning — after his The Spin Stops Here Tour BOMBED at the box office, RadarOnline.com has learned exclusively! The former FOX star performed his show — a mix of comedy, rants and politics that features Dennis Miller as an opening act — to THOUSANDS of empty seats on Sept. 22 at Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore, Md. Now sources are predicting his tour is in big trouble — but the worst casualty in all this mess may be O’Reilly’s enormous ego! “His show was a flop that few people wanted to see,” a source
I don’t agree with liberals often, because I’m not an idiot and because I love America, but when they once again say, “We must have a conversation about guns!” I still couldn’t agree more. And, since all we’ve heard is you leftists shrieking at us all week, I’ll start it off. You don’t ever get to disarm us. Not ever. There. It sure feels good to engage in a constructive dialogue. Now, we should have this conversation because in recent years we’ve seen a remarkable antipathy for the fact that normal Americans even have rights among those on the left.
With the death of Playboy founder Hugh Hefner on Sept. 27, cultural historian and contrarian feminist Camille Paglia spoke to The Hollywood Reporter in an exclusive interview on topics ranging from what Hef´s choice of the bunny costume revealed about him to the current "dreary" state of relationships between the sexes. Have you ever been to a party at the Playboy Mansion? No, I´m not a partygoer! (Laughs.) So let me just ask: Was Hugh Hefner a misogynist? Absolutely not! The central theme of my wing of pro-sex feminism is that all celebrations of the sexual human body are positive. Second-wave feminism went off
Harvey Weinstein gave his first interview on Thursday following a New York Times report depicting years of sexual harassment claims against the movie mogul. Weinstein spoke to the New York Post saying he’s “embarrassed” by his past behavior and plans to “fix himself” and change how he treats people. Earlier Thursday the Hollywood producer announced plans to sue the media publication for $50 million. “I came of age in the ’60s and ’70s, when all the rules about behavior and workplaces were different,” Weinstein told the Post. “I worked at a record company that, if you were five minutes late, they’d hit
On Monday, director Roman Polanski gave a rare interview to The Hollywood Reporter, addressing charges that he drugged and raped a 13-year-old girl in 1977. “As far as what I did: it’s over,” Polanski said. “I pleaded guilty. I went to jail. I came back to the United States to do it, people forget about that, or don’t even know. I then was locked up here after this festival [in 2009]. So in the sum, I did about four or five times more than what was promised to me.” On Wednesday, German actress Renate Langer, 61, publicly accused Polanski of raping her on
Harvey Weinstein has hired a high-powered team of attorneys to push back on soon-to-be-published bombshell stories from the New York Times and the New Yorker detailing sexual allegations and improper workplace behavior against him. Some women making the charges are believed to be on the record. Weinstein, the indie mogul and founder of the Weinstein Company, has retained star litigator David Boies, as well as attorneys Lisa Bloom and Charles Harder in an effort to rebut the claims. Jodi Kantor, an investigative reporter who wrote about harsh working conditions at Amazon, is working on the story for the Times, along with
Michelle Obama believes the 42 percent of women and 53 percent of white women who voted against Hillary Clinton only did so because someone—presumably our patriarchs—told us to. “Any woman who voted against Hillary Clinton voted against their [sic] own voice,” the former first lady declared, speaking at a conference in Boston. Believe it or not, the pomposity only got worse from there. “What does it mean for us as women that we look at those two candidates, as women, and many of us said, that guy, he’s better for me, his voice is more true to me,” Obama said.
Colin Kaepernick, the former 49ers quarterback who started the protest of kneeling during the national anthem before NFL games, told CBS he´ll stand during the anthem if given a chance to play in the NFL again. The former quarterback, who has not yet been signed this season, spoke to CBS sports off camera. CBS reporter Jason LaCanfora says Kaepernick is working out daily at a sports facility in New Jersey with the expectation or hope that a NFL team will sign him.
Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones has had it with anthem protests. Just how tired of it is he? Tired enough that Jones has now publicly said that if his team doesn’t respect the flag, they’re not going to play. Jones was asked by Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News, about two Cowboys players who raised their fists at the end of the anthem. Jones said he did not see the raised fists. But then, Jones made a definitive statement about how he wants to see his team to handle the anthem from now on. According to Pro Football Talk, Jones
Federal disability law requires Plano-based Cinemark and other movie theaters to provide specialized interpreters to patrons who are deaf and blind, an appeals court said Friday. The Philadelphia-based 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against Cinemark, the nation´s third-largest movie chain, in a case involving a Pennsylvania man who wanted to see the 2014 movie Gone Girl and asked a Cinemark theater in Pittsburgh to supply a "tactile interpreter." The theater denied his request. The plaintiff, Paul McGann, is a movie enthusiast who reads American Sign Language through touch. He uses a method of tactile interpretation
Vice President Mike Pence tweeted Sunday that he left the Indianapolis Colts game against the San Francisco 49ers because of protests during the national anthem. It wasn´t clear whether any Colts players were involved in a protest. Also Sunday, Colin Kaepernick said he would stand for the national anthem should he have the opportunity to play again in the NFL. Kaepernick sat for the anthem, then knelt, last season, sparking national debate over social awareness by NFL players and respect for the flag and national anthem.
Washington — Never mind the disease and slavery wrought by Christopher Columbus´ voyage — or the fact that he didn´t actually "discover" the New World. President Donald Trump´s first presidential proclamation of Columbus Day gave only high praise to the 15th century explorer, a stark contrast to the proclamation made by President Barack Obama one year earlier. "The permanent arrival of Europeans to the Americas was a transformative event that undeniably and fundamentally changed the course of human history and set the stage for the development of our great Nation," Trump said in his proclamation. "Therefore, on Columbus Day, we
Washington - Sen. Dianne Feinstein, a veteran California Democrat, said Monday that she´s running for another term. The 84-year-old took to Twitter to declare that "I´m all in." "I am running for re-election to the Senate. Lots more to do: ending gun violence, combating climate change, access to health care," Feinstein said. She would be running for her fifth full term. She joined the Senate in 1992 after winning a special election. She had a serious challenge in 1994 from wealthy GOP Rep. Michael Huffington but has cruised since. On Sunday, Feinstein told NBC´s "Meet the Press" that "I´m ready for a good fight.
A speeding bicyclist has taken away something dear to Virginia Pearsall. “I can’t feel safe on the trail anymore,” the 67-year-old Spokane woman said on Friday, walking with a slight limp and her left arm in a sling. The Spokane River Centennial Trail running through Kendall Yards was a major attraction for Pearsall and her husband to move into the development overlooking the Spokane River Gorge. “I walk the trail almost every day,” she said Friday. “Or at least I did.” On Sept. 22, Pearsall was walking near Trail Milepost 24 at Nettleton Street with her sister when she heard someone behind her yell,
It isn’t enough for California to contemplate its own state-run single payer health care system that would require, at a minimum, tripling the state budget. Now a lawmaker wants to have the state ban gasoline-powered cars by the year 2040. I certainly hope California follows through and tries this. If nothing else, it will provide wonderful black market opportunities. Think of all the meth labs that will convert to mini-refineries, not to mention the smuggling. It is doubtful we can legally confiscate existing cars, so look for California’s rolling stock to become the equivalent of all those 57 Chevys and
Fashion designer Donna Karan is standing by Harvey Weinstein and has suggested his alleged victims may have been ´asking for it´ by the way the women act and dress. During a red carpet interview at the CinéFashion Film Awards on Sunday, the DKNY creator was asked to weigh in on the scandal hours after the disgraced film mogul was fired from his company. (Snip) Karan´s comments are striking as a legend in the fashion world and having designed women´s clothing for decades. Her comments come as many of Weinstein´s former friends, including Judi Dench and Meryl Streep, have denounced the producer based
Why now? That was the first question many were asking this weekend after explosive revelations came to light about Harvey Weinstein, one of Hollywood´s most powerful men, and decades of alleged sexual harassment on his part.First, it was a question about Hollywood, where tales about Weinstein and his behavior with women had circulated for years, yet news outlets had been unable to nail down the story. But it also fed into a broader question, one that touched on the recent fates of Bill Cosby, the late Roger Ailes, and Bill O´Reilly — all rich and hugely powerful men brought down,
Actress Meryl Streep has condemned Harvey Weinstein’s “abuse of power,” four days after the New York Times published reports alleging that the Hollywood film mogul committed decades of sexual harassment against young women. In a statement published Monday by the Huffington Post, Streep called the claims against the embattled film boss “inexcusable” and called the women who made the allegations “heroes.” “The disgraceful news about Harvey Weinstein has appalled those of us whose work he championed, and those whose good and worthy causes he supported. The intrepid women who raised their voices to expose this abuse are our heroes,” the
The New York Times last week broke the story of Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein’s long record of sexual harassment. Actresses including Rose McGowan and Ashley Judd came forward to detail Weinstein’s depredations, and so did former employees of the man who founded one of the most important independent film companies of the last 30 years, Miramax. The details were so jarring and the trail of abuse so long, that it was impossible to read the story and not come away wondering: How did no one know what he was doing? But of course people knew about Harvey Weinstein. Like the New