Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America welcome a Politico report showing that even if liberals soaked “the rich” they wouldn’t come anywhere close to paying for single-payer health care or the Green New Deal. They also shake their heads as testimony from former FBI attorney Lisa Page suggests the FBI was considering whether to recommend a federal charge against Hillary Clinton over her mishandling of classified emails but the Justice Department made it clear it had no intention of pursuing the case. And Jim offers his hilarious assessment of climate change activists refusing to have children until the world gets serious about climate change.More
http://enews.earthlink.net/article/us?guid=20190311/43a11e2b-770e-423a-855c-ec513348ac1b Please especially read the part about 16-year-old Connor Thonen-Fleck towards the end, seeking insurance coverage to give “him” a “more typically male chest,” which is to say not an inborn healthy female chest – as if gender reassignment by the body owner’s brain makes it real in every way, thereby a guide to surgery. Whereas […]
Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America welcome the news that tax refunds are now slightly outpacing the amounts issued last year by the IRS. They also examine the record of the latest Democrat to run for president – former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper – and whether he has any path to victory. And they get a kick out of New York Sen. Gillbrand insisting she’s not a flip-flopper after running for Congress as a moderate Democrat and now running for president as a ardent progressive.More
Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America lament the Democratic derailing of the Born Alive Act that would have required doctors to provide care for babies who survive failed abortions. They also defend Univison’s Jorge Ramos as he is detained in Venezuela after confronting Venezuelan Dictator Nicolas Maduro over his violent and corrupt record. And they are frustrated by Bernie Sanders offering very weak criticism of the Maduro regime while he often passionately condemns American business.More
It was the same phrase–the exact same phrase from two different people on two different occasions. Now, two data points does not a pattern make, but still. It stuck with me. “It’s because we don’t have universal healthcare in this country” More
Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America walk through three major media embarrassments in recent days. They react as CNN’s Brian Stelter suggests everyone but the mainstream media is responsible for lavish coverage of the alleged assault of actor Jussie Smollett, which now appears to have been fabricated. They also shake their heads as the reporters covering Kamala Harris ooh and ah over the clothes she tries on at a campaign stop in South Carolina. And they push back hard as the New York Times suggests Republicans are “painting” Democrats as socialists, baby-killers, and anti-Semitic in advance of the 2020 campaign.More
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The Democrats running for president are at it again: they are submitting a completely unrealistic proposal for single-payer health insurance and they aren’t sharing the facts. We must get the word out to everyone that we have to stop this proposal that will take us in a catastrophic direction.
The media, of course, will tell everyone that the public loves the idea of single-payer insurance aka, Medicare for All. Although those running for President have several different plans, none of them would be good for this country. But according to one poll, the public supports the idea :More
To all the dermatologists who may be reading this post, please don’t take offense. In fact, I hope you’ll weigh in. Here’s the thing. I know a lot about skin care and the dangers of melanoma. I’m a fair-haired, light-skinned woman, who had some sunburns in my day, but stopped sun-seeking a long time ago. […]
In 1956, an infant contracted whooping cough. It was agonizing for the family to watch a child suffer through this illness. She was so sick one day that her parents had to call the fire department; they were able to revive her and likely saved her life. This incident took place just before the whooping cough vaccine came out.
That infant was my sister.More
Meddling through misinformation by Russian Trolls is not confined to elections outside the borders of the Motherland. Vaccinations for measles is also a target for Trolls and Bots in Russia. Scientific researchers say Russian social-media trolls who spread discord before the 2016 U.S. presidential election may also have played an unintended role in a developing […]
I think that being truly transgender is impossible. You cannot change your chromosomes. XX (or its variants XXX, etc) cannot become XY and vice versa. Am I correct? More
Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America are still shaking their heads over the political chaos in Virginia, but they are happy to see a weakened Gov. Ralph Northam give Republicans most of what they want on tax relief. They also point out some of the most insane provisions included in the Green New Deal, proving how out of touch the socialists in the Democratic Party really are. And they shudder as former KKK official David Duke endorses Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard for president because he thinks Gabbard is least likely to send troops to die on behalf of Israel in the Middle East. Gabbard has denounced Duke and rejected the endorsement.More
Here’s an offer for the pro-choicers: Let’s agree that a woman person has the right to control the uses made of his/her own body. More
I’ll knit myself a hat (not difficult) or even costume myself as a big pink uterus, and carry a large homemade white banner (Tyvek and Sharpie). The banner will read: Our Hero, Dr. Carhart, testifying before the US District Court, 1997 More
Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America are pleasantly surprised at President Trump’s State of the Union address, in which he extolled the greatness of America, condemned socialism and late term abortion and found several issues where bipartisan cooperation seems plausible. They also cringe at some other moments in the speech including Trump’s contentions that investigations of him will hurt the economy, that you can negotiate peace with the Taliban, and that another summit with Kim Jong-Un is a good idea. And their jaws hit the floor as Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring admits to dressing up in blackface while in college, just days after calling on Gov. Ralph Northam to resign.More
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I generally avoid the how-to-think-about verbal template and ones similar to it, but inserting the “not” might excuse this one. By the way, has this locution existed since before WWII? That’s a long time for something obnoxious to hang around! Anyway, with particular reference to neurology, here’s something else I picked up off iSteve: the […]
Curious on your ways but we discuss seven ideas that need to be implemented. My basic principle: coverage for as many people as possible, at the best possible rate, through private insurance options, and that people can tailor to their individual needs; without compromising quality of care. 1) Sell insurance across State lines 2) Tort […]
I’ve debated writing this post for a long time—not because I’m ashamed of being on an anxiety medication, but because I was concerned that it might change people’s perception of me. But for reasons I won’t go into now, I’ve decided to tell the story. Some of you may say it’s “too much information”; others of you will say I’m weak for taking the drug. Since it changed my entire life and my relationships, I think it’s been worth it.
I’m not talking about the statin I’m taking — high-cholesterol runs in the family — but the generic Lexapro. Here is a description of the drug and how it helps with general anxiety disorder and depression:More
Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America are thrilled to see over 300,000 jobs created in January, easily surpassing expectations. They also smack Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine for the wimpiest possible opposition to the controversial abortion bill in Virginia and break down the logical problem in Kaine’s official position that he’s personally opposed to abortion but would never impose that view on others. And they dissect the launch of New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker’s 2020 presidential campaign – with Jim offering an extensive review of Booker’s time as mayor of Newark.More
Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America are glad America is seeing just how radical Democrats are getting on abortion, with Virginia’s governor even appearing to endorse infanticide. They’re also happy to see one Democrat in the Virginia legislature change her mind on an abortion bill after the intense public opposition. They also shake their heads as Democrats and their friends in the media launch a relentless mission to destroy former Starbucks Chairman and CEO Howard Schultz for considering an independent presidential run. And they react to a Huffington Post column arguing that billionaires are bad for America so we shouldn’t have any.More