Special Contributor

Stories by Special Contributor

By Special Contributor | May 23, 2016 | 0 Comments
oil fossil fuel energy

By Janet Levy

In the anti-fracking film Gasland, producer Josh Fox proclaims that the process of extracting previously inaccessible oil and gas from shale pollutes water supplies, increases the incidence of cancer and leads to higher levels of seismic activity, despite ample contrary evidence. This self-proclaimed environmental watchdog and anti-fracking crusader has led extensive efforts to end or prevent fracking throughout the United States by obfuscating the truth and stopping communities from reaping the benefits of America’s shale boom. Josh Fox …

By Special Contributor | May 17, 2016 | 0 Comments
surgery surgeon hospital medical medicine healthcare disease

by Gerard J. Gianoli, M.D.

Medical errors are taken very seriously by the medical profession. It starts early in training at M&M (Morbidity & Mortality) Conference. During M&M, each complication and death is presented before the entire department of students, physicians in training, and professors. The cases are scrutinized and criticized to see what could have been done better. No one likes …

By Special Contributor | May 8, 2016 | 2 Comments
medical health insurance  hospital disease illness

By Gerard J. Gianoli, M.D.

“What about the poor?” is inevitably asked of people who promote free enterprise in medicine. Good question. Let’s look at actual results, not sentiment or good intentions.
In the U.S., Medicaid is generally the means for payment for medical services for the poor. The services are, however, the same regardless of the payment method (Medicaid or private). In socialized systems, the payment method is the same for …

By Special Contributor | April 25, 2016 | 3 Comments
campaign donate donation fundraise money handout

By John Saccone

 

It seems to me that the minimum wage warriors simply don’t understand economic reality. They seem to focus, as usual, on “entitlement”. We hear cries of “greedy big corporations can afford it”, or “everyone deserves a living wage”. They make these emotional arguments out of sheer economic ignorance. Here’s how to break down that barrier.

Employers don’t pay you based on “what you deserve”, they pay you based on the value that your job provides. Arguably, a college graduate with an …

By Special Contributor | April 21, 2016 | 0 Comments
law legal business judge ruling

By Daniel Horowitz:

The courts have already redefined marriage from the bench, preventing states from using their exclusive power over the institution to define it as it has been defined since our Founding. It was a matter of time before the courts found a constitutional right for a boy to use a girls’ bathroom, thereby denying state and local governments the ability to define a man as… well, a man.

Earlier today, Judge Henry Floyd, an Obama-appointee on the Fourth Circuit Court …

By Special Contributor | April 8, 2016 | 0 Comments
violence violent fear help women abuse child girl coerce sexual

By Janet Levy

For the past few decades, British authorities have been caught up in the pervasive meme of multiculturalism — the falsehood that all cultures are equal and that to believe otherwise is to commit the worst modern day offense — to be “racist.”

Under this fallacy, the British government in 2001 introduced a series of restrictive speech codes that criminalized criticism of Islam, followed by a 

By Special Contributor | April 7, 2016 | 0 Comments
president barack obama turkey turkish recep tayyip erdogan

***Update: Indeed, the Muslim Brotherhood was present at Saturday’s event with Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan inaugurating the Lanham mega-Mosque.  The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), an offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood and finance organization for Hamas, has posted a picture of their executive director, Nihad Awad with Erdogan. Award is a known Hamas supporter who recently criticized Ted Cruz for his support of beefed up …

By Special Contributor | March 31, 2016 | 3 Comments
insurance healthcare policy

Gerard Gianoli, M.D.

In a previous editorial (Trump Transparent Pricing—Part One), I commended candidate Trump’s proposal of price transparency for hospitals and doctors. It is astounding that this has not been an element of the GOP formula for healthcare reform until now and that an outsider had to bring it up. It is so obviously part of a free market that only in an overly regulated healthcare market could it be overlooked. …

By Special Contributor | March 30, 2016 | 4 Comments
healthcare insurance cost medical

Gerard Gianoli, M.D.

As a physician, I find a lot to like about Mr. Trump’s recently released healthcare plan. No other candidate has brought up price transparency, but it goes to the heart of a true free market in medical care.

I am a third-party-free physician and charge a fee for services rendered, but I have no contract with any insurer or with Medicare. Patients pay me, and my office gives them a claim form to submit to their insurance company for …

By Special Contributor | March 13, 2016 | 20 Comments
tree nature beauty natural environment

By Michael T. Takac

This article is about a discovery of a universal relationship so powerful and elegant, so ancient and vast, so simple and profound that it includes human affairs relative to flow, encompassing  “unalienable Rights”—Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness—an animate pattern found in the physical constructal law.  

The constructal law discovered in 1996 by American Professor Adrian Bejan, J.A. Jones Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Duke University in North Carolina. The constructal law governs evolution in biology, …