Costly Obamacare

The increasing unaffordability of Affordable Health Care New evidence that forcing people to buy health insurance doesn’t mean they will get health care. In fact, sometimes, the result is the opposite. Millions of Americans gained health insurance under Obamacare. But for millions more, their insurance costs much more and covers less. Preventive services may not […]

Fact Check: Negative Reviews of “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi”

“13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi” is the based-on-a-true-story film about the Sept. 11, 2012 Islamic extremist terrorist attacks on the U.S. compounds in Benghazi, Libya. It’s not a comprehensive tale: it sticks primarily to the personal stories as told by three CIA operators who heroically helped fight off the attackers as dozens of […]

Obamacare’s rising costs out of reach for many

President Obama says that most Americans can find a health insurance option for $75 or less per month. Independent analyses for 2016 are painting a much more difficult picture for the average consumer. The average “Silver” plan premium (that most people have) costs about $300 a month. That’s not the biggest problem, according to analysts. […]

20+ Examples of the Violent Legacy of Fast and Furious

(Image above: 42 weapons recovered by Mexican military in Naco, Sonora, Mexico, 20 Nov 2009. Operation Fast and Furious suspect Uriel Patino bought 19 of the weapons one to two weeks earlier. From: Justice Dept. Inspector General) Since 2011, the Justice Department has refused repeated requests from Congress and the news media to fully disclose […]

Fast and Furious Story Links

2012 Emmy Award for Investigative Reporting/2012 Murrow Award for Investigative Reporting Primer on Fast and Furious Scandal 20+ examples of the violent legacy of Fast and Furious, Jan. 20, 2106 Guilty Plea in Brian Terry Murder, Aug. 11, 2015 Belatedly released and revealing Fast and Furious Documents, Dec. 24, 2014 Fast and Furious Crime Scene Photos […]

Hillary Clinton’s Email: the Definitive Timeline

2008 December: President Obama nominates Hillary Clinton for secretary of state. 2009 Jan. 13: Reports say the domain was established. Jan. 21: Senate confirms Clinton as secretary of state. March 18: Clinton will later name this as the date she began using a private server for government business. 2012 Sept. 11: Islamic extremists launch […]

Benghazi Story Links

Benghazi: Rescue Interrupted, Full Measure Jan. 10, 2016 Part 1 Benghazi: Rescue Interrupted Full Measure Jan. 10, 2015 Part 2 The Benghazi Story on Full Measure Oct. 18, 2015 The Definitive Hillary Clinton email Timeline, Aug. 20, 2015 Did Clinton aides withhold damaging Benghazi docs? Aug. 12, 2015 Gowdy: Clinton has turned over private email […]

Plus or minus: the Presidential candidates

An unofficial, layman’s take on some of  the candidates’ pluses and minuses Jeb Bush (R) Floridians, both Democrats and Republicans, often say he ran a helluva good state as governor. He has experience and would enter with a built-in infrastructure. But many view him as bought and paid for by the big money Republican establishment and its […]

2016 Ringling Town Hall Lecture Series: Messina and Rove

I’m looking forward to moderating a presidential election year debate between two political strategists: Democrat Jim Messina and Republican Karl Rove. The event will take place Feb. 3, 2016 in Sarasota, Florida as part of the Ringling Town Hall Lecture Series. “Messina was the Democratic strategist behind President Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign. Rove was senior […]