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    Dr. Oz and Genetics

    Dr. Oz- that strange television creature of Oprah Winfrey- has shed light on the controversy surrounding genetically modified food.  His cause is one of mandatory labeling of foods that contain so-called GMOs in an effort to allow the consumer of food (everyone) choice.  Recently, a cabal of ten doctors sent a letter to Columbia University  (where Oz is a cardiothoracic surgeon) requesting that he be | Read More »

    Governing by Executive Order

    Let’s start off by acknowledging that Obama’s use of Executive Orders are hardly new and groundbreaking since this tactic has been used by every President since George Washington.  In terms of actual use or the pure number of Obama Executive Orders, it is not startling.  In fact, he averages 33.2 per year thus far which is lower than George W. Bush’s average of 36.4 per | Read More »

    The Coming Democratic Trade Wars

    Recently, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has received much punditry in Washington.  This article is not about free trade or what should be the parameters of a good trade deal.  Nor is it about Obama’s request to fast-track the agreement. Instead, there is a developing schism within the Democratic Party that is both interesting and amusing.  While the press obsesses over the Republican Establishment versus the | Read More »

    The Religion of Peace

    The following is a summary of Islamic terrorism through the first four months of 2015.  It has been a bloody four months.  While the world was transfixed on events in France over the attack on the offices of the satirical cartoon publication Charlie Hebdo, Boko Haram terrorists were busily slaughtering over 2,000 Christian villagers.  Incidentally, that same day a mass grave was unearthed in Mosul, Iraq | Read More »

    Campus Concerns

    To hear many on the Left speak, college campuses today are populated by misogynist rapists, close-minded bigots and people who unknowingly spout dog-whistle racial and ethnic slurs.  This view sits very nicely with their overall worldview that college students need to be coddled and insulated in a bubble from that racist, sexist capitalist world beyond the campus boundaries.  Where did our colleges and universities go | Read More »

    Hillary, Please Keep Talking

    In what has got to be the weirdest roll out of any campaign in recent memory, Hillary Clinton announced the inevitable and is now an official candidate for President in 2016.  The videotaped announcement was clearly designed to shield her from the press amid recent allegations about the Clinton Foundation.  Perhaps the video announcement was designed to make her look technologically cutting edge which would | Read More »

    The Left Hand’s Idea of the Right Hand

    Steven Rosenfeld is a journalist for my favorite Leftist moonbat website, Alternet- where Lefties usually end up when they think DailyKos is too conservative.  Recently, he penned an article regarding “eight nightmare scenarios” that may come true if America elects a Republican President in 2016.  One must be reminded that this is in the great Leftist tradition of creating the crisis and declaring that the world will | Read More »

    Thoughts on Gay Marriage Arguments

    Yesterday, the United States Supreme Court heard oral argument in the same sex marriage cases.  It is difficult to divine how a decision will come out based on oral arguments.  The first impression I got after listening to the arguments is that all three litigators in the first half of argument were very well prepared and provided a sober analysis of their sides.  Neither side | Read More »

    Harry’s Knickers In a Twist

    Last Thursday, the Senate confirmed Eric Holder…er, I mean Loretta Lynch to be the 54th Attorney General of the United States.  That morning, Senate Minority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) 0% took to the floor to take exception to a Wall Street Journal editorial titled “The GOP Uses Its Advice and Consent to Beat Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) 0%.”  Looking | Read More »

    The Supreme Court Term to Date

    Thus far, the Supreme Court has heard oral argument in 61 of 68 cases this term.  They have reached decisions and issued opinions in 26 of those cases heard thus far.  The vast majority of these cases have been 9-0 unanimous decisions with four other 8-1 near unanimous decisions.  In fact, at this point in the term 50% of their decisions have been at least | Read More »