Dr. Elizabeth Lee Vliet: Three events portend serious danger to medical privacy, but it may be hard for patients to connect the dots because they seem unrelated, involve different sectors of the economy, and occurred several years apart.
Tim Pawlenty, former Governor of Minnesota, treated a crowd of mostly seasoned citizens, from Jasper County, Iowa, to a free lunch at the Pizza Ranch in Newton, a now regular spot for upstart candidates for President. Pawlenty, who recently announced the establishment of a 2012 Presidential Exploratory Committee, spoke for about twenty minutes. Pawlenty had […]
Former Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA) grounded his remarks in our founding. He quoted the Declaration’s central truths that “all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights.” He believes that we have strayed from that foundation. “Government is doing too much” and has intruded too much in our […]
Two New York Times #1 bestsellers in the 1970s were “Winning Through Intimidation” and “Looking Out For Number One”. Thirty years later, author Robert Ringer is trying to intimidate the one many polls indicate is the number one prospect to beat Barack Obama in 2012: Mike Huckabee. When the self-help guru attacks Mike Huckabee, he […]
If there is one axiom conservatives and liberals can agree on, it is this: It is difficult to undo social programs. Take Social Security. In 1982, Social Security became known as the “third rail” of politics, a taboo to be addressed by politicians only at the risk of becoming a social outcast or worse yet, […]
When I drove up to Northern Minnesota and back I noticed signs saying that certain projects were funded under the ARRA (stimulus funds). I then wondered how much was spent on the signs saying such. I know it is a drop in the bucket, but every drop costs taxpayers money. Lisa Grass emailed a link […]
1. How TARP works in pictures, or otherwise now known as the Congressional Relief Action Program (C.R.A.P.). Another visual can be found here. 2. Hey have you seen the Rick Santelli rant yet? Here is the video: You can read the transcript here via Velvet Hammer via C-Pol. White House spokesperson Gibbs rebukes Santelli over […]