http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/detail/every-horrid-thing-you-need-to-know-about-how-healthcare-is-paid-for-today “Despite more than sixty years of government efforts-representing the work of both political parties-we are moving further and further away from what we want. Prices are higher, more people are excluded from needed care, more excess treatments are performed, and more people die from preventable errors. Why?” Why, indeed! Having had the Affordable Care […]
http://frontpagemag.com/2013/david-solway/israel-apartheid-week-a-tale-of-two-brothers/ Driving past the University of Toronto recently, I noticed a lone protestor on the perimeter of the campus carrying a sign objecting to Israel Apartheid Week. I was reminded that the University of Toronto was the first academic institution to host and promote the scandal of this event. Beginning in 2004 under the interim […]
http://frontpagemag.com/2013/dgreenfield/why-the-united-states-should-stay-out-of-egypt/ Much like Festivus, American diplomacy to the Middle East usually begins with an airing of grievances. These are not the American grievances over decades of terrorism and acts of violent hatred. These are the grievances that are supposedly infuriating the Arab Street. The list begins with Israel, continues on to the “Arab Dictators” supported […]
On this week’s Glazov Gang, PJTV’s Alfonzo Rachel joined Hollywood actor Dwight Schultz and PolitiChick warrior Ann-Marie Murrell to discuss Obama’s Media Puppet Show. The discussion occurred in Part I and focused on the media’s obedient silence in service of the president. The segment also dealt with The Left’s Chris Dorner Romance. Part II focused on CAIR Director Calls for Death Penalty for Blasphemers Against Islam. The discussion centered on CAIR St. Louis Director Faizan Syed’s solution for the problem of people publishing “anti-Islamic” views on the internet. The segment also shed light on the nightmares posed by John Brennan, Chuck Hagel and John Kerry. Watch both parts of the two-part-series below:
http://frontpagemag.com/2013/moshe-dann/hezbollah-and-the-future-of-syria/print/ Despite Hezbollah’s proven record of terrorism, the European Union and most of its member states refuse to designate Hezbollah as a terrorist organization. The reason is that they are afraid of provoking terrorist attacks against themselves and their interests around the world. Their fear is realistic and understandable, although morally and strategically questionable. Those […]
Spielberg&Kushner versus Golda Meir, Abraham Lincoln and Joe Courtney: Richard Greenfield, Publisher of the best Jewish interest newspaper in the United States
Daniel Day Lewis did a great job portraying Abraham Lincoln in the film Lincoln. He did that by trying to recreate exactly who Lincoln was. He walked like him, talked like him, and projected the demeanor he thought was very much like our Civil War President’s. Of course screenwriters had to supply the dialogue for this film in order for it to work. But we have a problem when the dramatization of history pushes aside the truth as we know it for certainties that screenwriters think should be affirmed. Certainly writers are allowed to create dialogue and scripts to guide a story along where there is none. We know the Gettysburg address, for example, because it was written down. But in order to tell the story of the address, we allow the creation of the dialogue about it in the dramatization that comports with the essence of the facts being presented. We assume that in this process that there’ll be a fidelity to truth, in the same way Daniel Lewis worked with the truth as he saw it in playing his role. But Tony Kushner, the screenwriter in this instance, abused that license, as he’s done before. And Congressman Joe Courtney, of Connecticut’s second district called him on it and rightly so.
“… I was on the edge of my seat during the roll call vote on the ratification of the 13th Amendment outlawing slavery. But when two of three members of the Nutmeg State’s House delegation voted to uphold slavery, I could not believe my own eyes and ears.”
Courtney’s disbelief was justified since those Congressmen from Connecticut, all four of them, in fact did vote to pass the 13th Amendment and Kushner/Speilberg chose to alter that troublesome fact to add drama to their production. The 13th Amendment , the subject of the vote in question, is no mere procedural act. It is the law that eradicated slavery after four terrible years of war and death visited on our Republic. While fabricating the votes Kushner changed the names of the Congressmen also in the service of his theatrical license.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323978104578330551630532848.html?mod=WSJ_Opinion_AboveLEFTTop ‘Iran has a government that was elected and that sits in the United Nations.” So said John Kerry in Paris on Wednesday, on his first tour of Europe since becoming Secretary of State. The former Senator was answering a reporter who asked why he had publicly applauded the French for refusing to negotiate with […]
First came the jihadist leader seeking treatment. Then came the guards with thieves whose hands needed cutting off.
Gao, MaliAs international terrorists go, Mokhtar Belmokhtar has built an impressive résumé. The Algerian-born Islamist began his career in Afghanistan in the early 1990s before going on to lead a unit of al Qaeda in the Maghreb. His most recent splinter group, which calls itself Those Who Sign in Blood, was responsible for last month’s bloody hostage crisis at the In Amenas gas plant in Algeria.
He spent much of the past year moving from safe house to safe house here in Gao, northern Mali’s largest city, which jihadists controlled until the French arrived in January. The kill-list candidate, smuggler and prolific kidnapper is now a key target of the French terrorist-hunt in the Ifoghas Mountains.
But to Dr. Abdoulaziz Maiga, a family practitioner and aspiring surgeon at the Hospital of Gao, Belmokhtar is just another patient.
“Belmokhtar—it’s complicated,” Dr. Maiga said with a sigh last week when I visited his office. “Yes, I saw him—sometimes he came to the hospital, and sometimes we went to his house. But it was purely medical.”
A rock holds up one corner of Dr. Maiga’s desk and he swats at the occasional fly. After nearly a year of fighting and jihadist occupation, he is one of only 13 physicians still in Gao and its environs, serving a population of nearly half a million. Having attended university in Bamako, the 29-year-old Gao native has been practicing medicine here since 2011. His motivation, he says, is to “help people and save lives, like any other doctor.” Any other doctor, that is, until the jihadists came to town.
JERUSALEM (AP) — Abraham Kabeto Ketla of Ethiopia has won the third Jerusalem marathon, setting a record for the race. About 20,000 runners took part despite protests by Palestinians.
Ketla finished in 2 hours, 16 minutes and 29 seconds Friday, beating the record by three minutes.
Luka Kipkemoi Chelimo of Kenya was second at 2:19:02. Vincent Kiplagat Kiptoo of Kenya finished third.
Mihiret Anamo Anotonios of Ethiopia set a record in the women’s race with 2:47:26. Radiya Mohammed Roba of Ethiopia was second with 3:05:58.
Palestinians called for a boycott of the marathon because it passed through east Jerusalem, which they claim for a future capital. Palestinians held a small protest without disrupting the race, police said.
Israel captured east Jerusalem in the 1967 war. It claims the whole city as its capital.
Back in February of 2012 – in what seems like a political eternity ago, I dared to broach the subject of honesty in American politics. Being equally disgruntled with the establishment Republicans, as was I (and still am) with the entirety of the Left side of the aisle, I provided instance after instance about how disgusted I was (am) with our political class’ abdication of ethics in their embrace of “the narrative,” and how I viewed the various special interest groups and media – from both sides of the aisle – pathetic in their abdication of a quest for truth. With recent events surrounding a plethora of issues, but specifically the “sequester,” I feel the need to address the issue again.
When I crafted my analysis back in 2012, I wrote:
“Throughout time politicians and their handlers have been prone to omitting unpleasant facts or manipulating them so as to mold issues to their advantage. This is the concept behind ‘spin’; a form of propagandizing that crafts an ‘alternative’ interpretation of an issue, organization, person, event or campaign in order to sway the public’s opinion ‘for’ or ‘against’ said issue, organization, person, event or campaign. In fact, the ‘art of spin’ has created an entirely separate category of political animal; the ‘spin doctor,’ many of whom are regularly featured on the many mainstream media news outlets disguised as ‘political strategists.’ But somewhere along the line, the art of employing wit, reason, personality and persuasive rhetoric in order to achieve a political ends gave way to the blatant lie, and never before has it been as evident as it is today.
“This political malady is not exclusive to one side of the aisle or the other. Neither is it exclusive to the elected class. In fact, some of the most egregious abusers of truth and honesty come in the form of agendized media operatives. It is an across-the-board problem that comes with the intellectual infections that are the ‘inside-the-beltway mentality’ and the special interest mentality, both of which are shared by the elected class, the media who cover them and the special interest groups who try to sway them both.”