The Unbearable Lightness of Sandra Fluke

A red herring named Sandra Fluke floated through the murky waters of Congress last week, lured on by Nancy Pelosi before a mock hearing on the HHS contraception mandate. Miss Fluke’s testimony – as a law student – had no actual bearing on the debate since the mandate requires contraception coverage for employees, not students. Miss Fluke’s More...

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By Jim Mullen On Wednesday, February 29th, 2012
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Marxism and Barack Obama

In which philosophical form of government does Barack Obama believe? That has been one of the ongoing debates since he burst upon the national political scene a scant four years ago. Political observers noted he More...

By Paul Bianco On Wednesday, February 29th, 2012
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Don’t Believe the Hollywood Spin, Han Shot First.

The latest liberal – conservative controversy revolves around Han Solo’s shooting bounty hunter Greedo at the Mos Eisley Cantina in the movie Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. In the original movie, More...

By Robert Maley On Sunday, February 12th, 2012
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Pregnancy and Other Preventable Diseases

Time was when healthcare prevention was associated with smoke-cessation, dieting and exercise to avoid preventable diseases such as heart attacks, cancer and strokes. With the HHS mandate requiring contraception More...

By Paul Bianco On Wednesday, February 8th, 2012
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Game Change

Santorum Victory Changes Everything The question of Why Not Rick?  that we asked here at These New Times on January 29 appears to have been answered in a big way by Republican voters in Missouri, Minnesota and More...

By Paul Bianco On Sunday, January 29th, 2012
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Why not Rick?

It is a puzzle. We have four remaining Republican candidates for President. The four include political chameleon Mitt Romney, who can change political positions to meld with the background of any group he is trying More...

By Paul Bianco On Thursday, January 26th, 2012
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The $6,000,000,000,000 Man

How many Americans are aware that Barack Obama is on the road to accumulating $6 trillion in new debt by the end of his term? When George W Bush took office in 2001 the national debt was some $6 trillion. That means More...

By Paul Bianco On Sunday, January 22nd, 2012
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The Keystone Pipeline and the Costa Concordia

It is hard not to notice the resemblance between the Captain of the US ship of state and the Captain of the Costa Concordia. Both men made a decision to please their most dedicated fans without regard for the possible More...

By Jim Mullen On Tuesday, January 17th, 2012
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Our Year to Stop the Onslaught

This could be the most decisive year in the history of the United States. The American people will determine our standing as the leader of the free world and redefine our struggle for independence from a repressive More...

By Russell Halley On Wednesday, January 11th, 2012
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New Hampshire Primary Day Plus One, and The Invisible Man

It’s an anniversary of sorts. It was four years ago this week, the day after the New Hampshire primary when I first began to become an invisible man. It all started when I fell down dead on the living room More...