Wednesday, March 21, 2018

..for a vote to “authorize or decline to authorize military engagement..


The enemy of the enemy of my enemy.


The Wall Street Journal
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The Wall Street Journal editorial page is attacking conservatives again. This time, the WSJ has labeled Senator Mike Lee, R-Utah, as an “Iran helper” because Lee is involved in an effort to prevent the United States from interfering in an Islamic civil war without authorization from Congress.

Saudi Arabia, run by Sunni muslims, is currently fighting a Shiite muslim group called the Houthis, who seized the capital of Yemen in 2014. The Houthis are backed by Iran. Under the Obama and Trump administrations, the United States has been providing aid to the Saudi coalition without authorization from Congress.

Monday, March 19, 2018

Robert Mueller’s Beltway Cover-



Tuesday, March 13, 2018

American Race Wars as Seen by an Immigrant

Tyranny of Shaming

American Race Wars as Seen by an Immigrant

  • The bias of many Americans against American values has blinded them from seeing the reasons we immigrants went through hell to come to this country. Many Americans believe that those who criticize the culture from which we escaped must be "Islamophobic." They seem not to understand why we never again want to see what we have gone through so much to escape from.
  • Such attacks on the white majority in Americans are, bluntly, racist. It is a shame that so many Americans are unable or refuse to see what many immigrants see: that it was under this white majority that millions of oppressed people -- of all colors and creeds -- from around the world were rescued from tyranny, Sharia law, slavery, discrimination, Islamism and a miserable existence under corrupt, war-torn and famine-stricken nations. Instead, many seem to want to bring all that here.
  • We watched American freedoms as a dream: to be able to smile back at a man who opened the door for you without accusations of being a loose woman for smiling. To be able to wear what you want, go out when you want, work or get an education or not, and venture to hope one day to live under a system that respects monogamy and equal rights for women and minorities. Yes, it is the American culture where whites are the majority, no problem with that, that made our dreams come true. Despite its shortcomings no other country in the world offers its citizens the chance to be whatever they would like. We might never get back what we already have.
Every day we hear on television, "We need an honest discussion about race in this country".

Many well-meaning Americans, however, may have had enough of this endless, empty and dysfunctional discussion of race. To an outsider, Americans seem obsessed with race; and the discussion always deteriorates to shouting, insulting, blaming, finger-pointing, distorting reality and removing any hope of taking responsibility for oneself. The goal of the discussion always seems to be to try to claim that "I am holier than thou."

Asking the Customer on Health Policy



Asking the Customer on Health Policy


Two main issues have dominated recent health policy discussions. On the left is the desirability and feasibility of moving past the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to a full-blown single-payer system. On the right is the need for policies to stabilize the ACA’s individual marketplaces and, if so, what combinations of Cost Sharing Reduction (CSR, or government subsidies to cover the out-of-pocket costs of low-income insurance purchasers) monies and reinsurance funds would be sufficient. These are issues that the American Action Forum (AAF) health policy team has investigated extensively.
At times, however, it is useful to move past what policy experts conclude and ask the actual customer – American voters – their policy preferences. With that in mind, AAF collaborated with OnMessage to conduct a poll of voters regarding these issues. A memo summarizing the key findings is here and the full results here.

Sen Saunders is not a Democrat - why is he allowed to participate?


 
 Cranky old socialist Bernie Sanders fuels intra-party war

Bernie Sanders blasts Democratic establishment ahead of tour through Trump country.


Posted March 9, 2018 by Chris Pandolfo
U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., has inserted himself into Democratic Party primary politics, bashing the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee for dropping opposition research against a Sanders-style progressive in the Texas Democratic primaries.