Hospital Lobby Continues Effort to Gut Anti-Fraud Provisions

    It is rare for Congress to identify rampant fraud and actually do something to prevent it. That’s what the Recovery Audit Contractor (RACs) Program in Medicare is all about. Like most anything that works, the program has become a target by the hospital. The American Hospital Association (AHA) has lobbied Congress, the White House and has even press the courts to end the RACs program. | Read More »

    Michael Moore – Wrong Again

    So, Michael Moore has a problem with American Sniper.  No surprise there, consider the source.  Apparently, Moore is uncomfortable with the prospect of rewarding a film about a Navy Seal sniper.  However, as an Oscar winning film-maker (gag me) he ought to know that the Academy has never shied away from handing out Oscars to actors who portrayed men who were notable for killing others.  | Read More »

    Is the ‘Wide Open’ Race Actually Bad News for Republicans in 2016?

    Re-posted from National Review Online On any given news day, the term “wide open” is the most overused phrase to describe the 2016 GOP presidential field. After last weekend’s Iowa Freedom Summit, the first event to showcase a field of potential Republican candidates numbering in double digits, the phrase is now totally exhausted. But reviewing this “competitive” bench of “strong” and “experienced” candidates makes me | Read More »

    “People need to make smart decisions” mayor tells imprisoned New Yorkers

    Snow storms, real not imagined by the media,  have sunk more than one big city mayor. We may be watching the failure of socialist oppression in New York as May De Blasio tells people to stay indoors. In his infinite progressive wisdom, he processed the information from experts and announced that according to the experts this will most likely be one of the largest blizzards in the | Read More »

    Bergdahl to be Charged with Desertion

    Bergdahl to be Charged with Desertion

    We knew this true last August:  President Obama traded five vicious Taliban terrorists for a deserter.  And now the U.S. Army nods in agreement. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl will be charged with desertion, among other violations of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ), according to Briebart and The Washington Times reports. Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was released by the Taliban last year in exchange | Read More »

    How to absolutely convince Democrats to immediately become 100% pro-life

    Politicians of all stripes can do one thing exceedingly  well: count ( as in votes). And, with an Ivory soap-like consistency, they will vote in their self-interest 99 44/100% of the time. But for those of us who champion the unborn, and who mourn the tens of millions whose lives have been snuffed out, and who are committed to doing everything in our power to | Read More »

    Putting It Back Together

    Three potential Republican candidates for President- Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum and Mike Huckabee- have all been through this before.  In fact, they are using this as justification for another run.  Being familiar with the process is one thing, but adapting to the changes is another thing altogether.  All of them are under the mistaken impression that they can recreate what they did previously, make changes | Read More »

    Seven Reasons Erick Erickson Was Right

    Republican apologists for ‘s Senate-destroying “nuclear option” have produced a lot of fog — but, when it comes to opposing Leftist Democratic judicial nominees, not much war. So it was refreshing when, yesterday, Erick Erickson burst their tiny bubble and came out in opposition to confirming Supreme Court nominees in the Senate with 51 votes and without the possibility of a filibuster. Basically, the “nuclear | Read More »

    #Deflategate is a Disgrace and Cheaters Never Win

    #Deflategate is a Disgrace and Cheaters Never Win

    I am so absolutely and completely, gaggingly chokingly vomitingly sick of hearing about #Deflategate‬. It’s a disgrace.  This is just one more proof that our society has fallen into a liberal Chinese finger trap of the brain. The harder we pull against it, the more it cuts off our cerebral circulation. I can feel myself losing intelligence. I can feel it. I win and you | Read More »

    Marita Noon: Note to GOP: Talking about raising taxes is a bad idea

    With several options available to support the nation’s highways, the GOP needs create, innovate, and unify in fixing problems—like the HTF—and show America that they can do it without raising taxes.

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    Obamanomics: Capital Gains Hikes and the Economy

    President Obama just told the country during his State of the Union address that he is going to increase the capital gains rate again in order to raise revenue for new spending programs. Given that Obama already knows that raising the capital gains rate actually REDUCES revenue, we are left with a President who believes that we can pay for increased spending by reducing revenue. | Read More »

    The “Consider This!” Podcast: The State of the State of the Union Address, Extreme Circumstances for Abortion, and How Harvard Hates Its Own Health Care

    More free stuff, and making the eeevil rich pay for it. The State of the Union Address was a rerun of so many other speeches by Democratic presidents. So then, what is the state of the State of the Union Address?

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    Leftist utopia: A wonderful world without plastic bags!

    Leftist utopia: A wonderful world without plastic bags!

    A utopia without plastic bags?! Over two weeks ago I began writing about the recent plastic bag ban in Silver City, New Mexico.  It’s a common topic at local Chamber of Commerce luncheons and provides a thread of common interest to discuss at local grocery stores and Walmart for frequent shoppers. As I have written in the past, grocery store owners predict that the ban | Read More »

    Illegal or Undocumented…

      There are those who believe… “…referring to people as “illegals” goes far beyond “petty insult”“…referring to people as “illegals” is downright mean and nasty…” “…the border is illegal, not people”   My response goes like this… It’s neither mean nor nasty; it’s just the truth of their situation. If people are not legal citizens or legal residents, or they do not have a legal reason | Read More »

    GloZell, Agent Provocateur, Punks the Punk-In-Chief

    GloZell, Agent Provocateur, Punks the Punk-In-Chief

    I know there has been much discussion here and elsewhere regarding Big Guy demeaning the office of the Presidency by agreeing to an interview with green-lipped GloZell Green. Butt just because she eats Fruit Loops out of a bathtub, don’t be so hasty in your judgment. Did I not tell you that GloZell is a national treasure?  I suspect several of you did not believe | Read More »

    Three More Obama Admin Casualties: Congress, Federalism – and Humility

    It’s been a bad six years for the United States of America. The examples are myriad. The national debt has nearly doubled – from ten trillion dollars to over eighteen trillion dollars. The workforce participation rate has decreased precipitously – to a level not seen since the mid-1970s. (The phony “unemployment rate” is irrelevant – and its computation process is in desperate need of Reality-based | Read More »

    When Something That Makes Sense Makes No Sense= Nonsense

    Although the Left does not like to attribute it to conservatives, everyone is in favor of equality.  Nowhere is this most misconstrued than in the alleged discrepancy between the pay for men and women.  Such  noted economists like Beyonce and Barack Obama have used the “women make 77 cents to a man’s dollar” meme although true economists have correctly dismissed this lie.  One can get | Read More »

    The Primary 100, Installment 2 of 100: #99 (tie) – Sen John McCain (R-AZ)

    of Arizona must be defeated in the Republican primary election on Tuesday, March 22, 2016. He represents a state that he carried as a presidential candidate in 2008 by eight points and that Romney carried in 2012 by nine points for a Charlie Cook Partisan Voting Index of R+7, yet his Heritage Action Lifetime Score is a measly 62%. This places him in the 42nd | Read More »

    What do Winston Churchill and Rand Paul have in common?

    Yesterday marked the 50th anniversary of the death of Winston Churchill, considered by many to be the greatest statesmen of the 20th Century. In reading various articles commemorating the occasion I was struck by the widespread opinion that Winston Churchill could never be elected to a political office today in Britain or the United States. The reasons are several. He was perceived by contemporaries a | Read More »

    Grow Up, Already

    Welcome to Utopia, also known as the Nanny State. There are quite a few people who believe them to be one and the same. For these people, most everything should be affected, controlled or led by the government, which is really just people who get paid by our tax dollars to do stuff. This group of people wants to let someone else decide what is | Read More »

    American Sniper Breaks Box Office Records As White House Petition For Chris Kyle To Receive Medal of Honor Circulates

    Born and raised in Texas, Christopher Scott Kyle was a U.S. Navy SEAL from 1999 to 2009. He is the most successful sniper in American military history. According to his book American Sniper, he is credited with 160 confirmed kills. Kyle served as a Navy SEAL in 4 tours in the latest Iraq war. For his bravery and military skills, he was awarded some of | Read More »

    America Must Cut Class

    The concept of “class” is counter to the tenets of a free society.  In the past two centuries America has achieved significant progress towards economic, social and racial equality and recognition of the value of individuals based upon their specific identity.  Though imperfect and in need of continued effort, this progress is evidence of the value of the nation’s founding principles, among them the freedom | Read More »

    Bankrupt Who’s Bankrupt?

    A few years ago, with tongue securely in cheek, I wrote about the Fed buying Treasury Bonds.  I tried using the absurd to make a point.  I explained this would be like issuing your own credit card, buying everything you want, paying for the credit card with your checking account, and filling the checking account with cash advances from the credit card.  I was just | Read More »

    Deflategate: The MSM, Athletic Supporters That They Are, Will Sniff Out the Truth

    Deflategate: The MSM, Athletic Supporters That They Are, Will Sniff Out the Truth

    I will be brief, as this could turn out to be a bum wrap. We don’t know now, and may never know, what transpired in “Deflategate.” Notwithstanding, the nation – and by “nation” I mean the main stream media (MSM) – has now officially spent more time examining a scandal surrounding the inaccurate inflation of NFL footballs than we have spent on all of the | Read More »

    Its A Generational Thing

    Two articles recently on other websites take on similar themes- the importance of young voters and, more importantly, young(er) candidates.  One article noted that despite the alleged doomsday predictions, young voters are not necessarily moving en masse towards the Democratic Party.  Neither are they moving to the Republican Party.  Exit polling indicates that younger voters are still the least likely to actually vote, but that | Read More »

    Ted Cruz destroys the media….then..he goes to work on them

    How many times have you watched a left wing anchor have a Republican on CNN, MSNBC, CBS or NBC news and you are getting angry and uncomfortable?  I’ve been there a million times.  We get uncomfortable and angry because that Republican is doing a terrible job defending the party and conservatism.   They either dodge the question and come up with a weak answer or | Read More »

    Remember to thank our 25 real Congressmen

    It has been a few weeks now since was reelected and 25 republican Representatives are no longer on important house committees. Many of us wrote and called reps to get them to vote against Boehner but as things worked out a small group have been blackballed by Boehner. I for one called and wrote my Congressman to thank him for standing up for those of | Read More »

    Obama runs to meet Saudi King Salman (but still refuses to meet Netanyahu)

    Obama runs to meet Saudi King Salman (but still refuses to meet Netanyahu)

    President Obama has changed his scheduled departure on his trip to India so as to personally meet the new Saudi King Salman (according to CNN).  The POTUS is literally running to be among the first world leaders to genuflect to the new Saudi leader, only days after he was appointed. Vice President Joe Biden was originally set to have led a delegation to Saudi Arabia on | Read More »

    Rep. Pocan(D-WI): Voter Fraud “Manufactured Problem”

    Wisconsin Democrat congressman Mark Pocan told the Beloit Daily News this week that voter fraud is a “manufactured problem” so that states like Wisconsin can pass Voter ID laws. “When I was in the legislature I saw the manufactured problems over voter fraud,” he said. “The real fraud is the discussion of voter fraud. The one thing my brother and I have in common with | Read More »

    Protocol? Obama Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Protocol

    Protocol? Obama Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Protocol

    “Don’t bother me, I’m negotiating with myself.” Now why on earth would Bibi breech protocol and not advise Big Guy that invited him to speak to Congress in March? I suppose it might be that he disagrees with Barry’s position on not imposing additional sanctions against Iran. Maybe he has taken umbrage with Barry and the Brit Twit for boasting about their lobbying of Congress | Read More »

    The Ellmers Factor

    There is much consternation and uproar over the recent decision by to remove her name from the list of co-sponsors of HR 36- the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.  This action basically sabotaged the bill and it was pulled for consideration by the House which was expected to vote on it and approve it.  The alleged reason was concern over language regarding rape. I | Read More »

    Dem Lemmings

    Dem Lemmings It is interesting, no amazing to me, when Obama delivered his latest SOTU, how many fewer Dem House members, Dem Senators, Dem governors and Dem state legislators there are compared to when Obama took office. Yet, like lemmings, the Dems are in virtual lock step with Obama.

    Knowing Your Audience Wins The Election

    Hearing Dr. Carson speeches inspires a writer to do his best in connecting to an audience, who strives to be a smarter than Dr Carson. At some point a space is created from the top of your skull from understanding what the writer just proposed, or conveyed , with the actual acknowledgement of his  writing level. Disbelief is expressed by signal from a hand passing | Read More »

    A Historic “New Day in Texas”

    Historic and important rule change. One day—One grassroots priority accomplished—One campaign goal achieved. Even a long-time Democrat Senator was heard to say that yes, indeed, it was a “new day in Texas.”

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    Protecting the Open Internet

    From the diaries… The House and Senate held “Protecting the Internet” hearings this week on potential FCC regulation of broadband and the legislative proposal that and have offered.  (You can see more of what my colleagues and I have said on this topic at TechFreedom.org.) We are now approximately 10 years into the “net neutrality” battle. Just at the moment where it seems like the two | Read More »

    How DNA Can Settle the Abortion Debate

    Abortion is among the most divisive and hotly debated topics of our time.  At its core is the question “when does life begin”.  Interestingly, it is upon this question where those who would normally use science as their final authority on reality instead assume a more mystical stance.  Conversely, those who view abortion from a more religious standpoint may be surprised to learn that science | Read More »

    Gov. Mike Huckabee: The Conservative Outsider

    Governor Mike Huckabee was always an outsider. He challenged—and defeated—the Clinton machine in Arkansas. When he first assumed office, Democrats literally nailed-shut his office door from the inside, ransacked his furniture, and siphoned his budget. It took weeks before he could set up his desk. But he never lost his cool and he always delivered. Outsiders like Governor Huckabee have the support of the people, | Read More »

    State of the Union Tax Proposal Would Hurt Middle Class

    State of the Union Tax Proposal Would Hurt Middle Class

    During his seventh State of the Union Address, President Obama outlined his vision for an economic plan he claims will help the middle class. And for the seventh year in a row, President Obama has advocated for tax increases that will likely end up hurting those that he claims to help. The weekend before the annual address, the president released the full details of his | Read More »

    A Dummies Guide to a “Very Bad Day for America, Israel, and Freedom Lovers in Middle East”

    ALOT OF GROUND to cover in one day, so I will try to do the synopsis of the: “Dummies Guide to a Bad Day for America, Israel, and Freedom Lovers in the Middle East”   First — Yemen was toppled and its President ousted today (1-22-15) by anti-American Shiite rebels; and so ends an Obama counter-terrorism model called a “success story” just months ago.  Yemen sits astride | Read More »

    I am THAT Life

    I, along with many others here, cannot fathom the action of .  I find myself stunned beyond all measure.  I am so dumbfounded I am questioning many of my core assumptions about electoral politics. I was born to an eighteen-year-old mother who had a shotgun wedding.  I have a birth defect.  If abortion had been legal and encouraged, there is a major question-mark for me as | Read More »

    Sundance: because the world needs more deviant movies.

    Sundance: because the world needs more deviant movies.

    Yesterday was the official kick-off of the 2015 Sundance Festival. And good news, Robert Redford is still heading it up. So – for whoever requested new pictures of wrinkly old Bob – I’ve got you covered! In fact, take your pick: man spreading Hollywood folding Bobby obviously doesn’t own a comb, since he’s still workin’ that boyish tousled hair look. Butt I think we can | Read More »

    Cataclysm for the GOP

    If the Republican Party wishes to remain relevant in history, and not become like the Whigs, it will have to align itself with its own stated principles, and like the Whigs, expel those who don’t stand with them. The Whigs threw a sitting president, John Tyler, from their own party. It didn’t save them, but at least they showed it can be done. The Congressional Republican Caucus can send a message by expelling Renee Ellmers. If they do this, at least we’d know they care about the coming cataclysm.

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    The Primary 100, Installment 1 of 100: #99 (tie) – Rep Gus Bilirakis (R-FL)

    of Florida’s 12th district must be defeated in the Republican primary election on Super Tuesday, March 1, 2016. He represents a district that McCain carried by six points in 2008 and that Romney carried by nine points in 2012 for a Charlie Cook Partisan Voting Index of R+7, yet his Heritage Action Lifetime Score is a measly 62%. This places him in the 42nd percentile | Read More »

    Barack Obama’s Last Hurrah!

    Tuesday’s State of the Union address was the last time anybody will be listening to this century’s most gifted political speaker. Next year all of the Democrats will be fawning around Hillary (or whoever) and all of the Republicans will be looking for talking points for their presidential debates. President Obama’s ideology is too far left for the majority of the country, his executive skills and interest are deplorable, and | Read More »

    Rep. Kinzinger(R-IL): I Voted For Fiscal Cliff Tax Hikes In Name Of Compromise

    I missed this from over the weekend, but my congressman Adam Kinzinger was on ABC’s This Week Sunday and during the roundtable discussion about the upcoming State of the Union said that he voted over a year ago for the tax increases in the fiscal cliff out of compromise and compromise is so necessary right now in Washington. We tried this tax hike on the | Read More »

    What Boehner should have done

    I haven’t read all the recent commentary, so someone else might have already thought of this.  That said, it just struck me what Boehner should have done – brought the bill to the floor over the objections of some in his caucus.  Think about it this way… The Bill is widely popular The bill is especially popular among Republicans His caucus is elected by Republicans | Read More »

    The Friend of My Enemy is My Enemy.

    The Friend of My Enemy is My Enemy.

    The Republican Party was founded on the principle that all human beings are possessed of inherent dignity. In some manner or another, for one hundred and fifty years and more, the Democrat Party has denied this fundamental truth, turning to one group after another to demean, dehumanize, and when possible, simply kill. There is a straight line from the men who went to the bloodiest | Read More »

    America is a Radical Nation

    Did you know the United States is in the same category as China and North Korea when it comes to human rights? The sad reality is, unborn children are just as vulnerable here in America, the supposedly freest country in the world, as they are in these two communist controlled nations. America is one of only four nations that allows abortion up until birth. In | Read More »

    Will Harry Reid, Dick Durbin, and Chuckie Schumer, support, or oppose, Obama on Iran sanctions? And whither Hillary?

    Gotta give Bob Menendez a big hat tip.  Out of deference for his principled comments, I will resist the obvious “even a stopped clock is right twice a day” reference.  The ranking member of the Foreign Relations committee called out Obama’s stooges yesterday, saying that “the administration’s comments on sanctions sound like talking points straight from Tehran.” OUCH!!! That’s gotta smart. Tough talk, and from | Read More »

    “I Have Absolutely No Regrets”

    "I Have Absolutely No Regrets"

    Someday, I will make it down to DC to attend the March for Life. This year is not that year, however, so I asked myself what else I could do. How could I help? I don’t have anything to say in a blog post that hasn’t already been said, no new data to unveil to the public to change their mind about abortion. What I | Read More »