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By Special Contributor | October 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

By John T Wheeler

In the last few days I have seen a couple of TV shows that have some relevance to the political climate in both Arizona and Nationally.

I am what is referred to as a Foodie. I watch copious hours of TV on Food, but also on “Rescue” type shows because of my background in Customer Service.

On this week’s episode of “Hungry Games” (Food Network) Chef Richard Blais ran an experiment. He pulverized salmon into a creamy texture to …

By Special Contributor | October 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Motzei Shabbat (After Shabbat)

By Arlene Kushner

“What Is He Talking About?”

We have just completed the holiday of Sukkot, during which time we live in sukkahs.  While conforming to certain specifications, a sukkah is in its essence a temporary and thus fragile structure.

Credit: Mishpacha

This comes to remind us that what protects us is not the walls of the sukkah, but the embrace of the Almighty. And I believe that now, especially, this is a lesson we need to carry with us: …

By Special Contributor | October 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Adverse Selection
By John T. Wheeler

When I started blogging 5 years ago I was incredulous to understand why people couldn’t see the blindingly obvious about ObamaCare.

It took some time, but I soon realized that it wasn’t about the truth. It was about sweet lies.

It was about a vision, not about reality. It was about a fairy tale.

And who doesn’t love a fairy tale?

The Champion on the White Horse (House?) strides into town and cleans up all the bad guys.

Sound like …

By Special Contributor | October 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

By Doug Ducey

It’s sometimes overlooked as an issue in Arizona political campaigns, but it’s not something any one of us should ever take for granted: Our stewardship of the state’s environment.

It’s one of the reasons we live here. The climate has been drawing people here for centuries, and the natural beauty of Arizona persuades them to stay.

Over the years our state’s political leadership has recognized this. The environment has seldom been an issue in political campaigns, mainly because both Republicans …

By Special Contributor | October 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Stop me when I get to a question that makes no sense or you’ve heard the media ask already . . .


Why didn’t president Obama seek out a broad coalition of troops before sending our soldiers to fight the Ebola virus?

What was Obama’s basis for seeking to fight it unilaterally, deploying troops without Congressional approval?

Why exactly did he need an extra 1,000 troops to fight the virus, so soon after the first deployment?

Are Russia or Communist China sending in troops …

By Special Contributor | October 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

From Foster Friess:

What causes the difference?

Embedded below in Bill Federer’s American Minute are Roosevelt’s words:

LOVE MERCY; treat prisoners well, succor the wounded, treat every woman as if she was your sister, care for the little children, and be tender to the old and helpless.

The practice of providing Bible’s to our soldiers and sailors I am guessing has stopped? I wonder when and who decided? Here is the rest of the American Minute email:

During World War I, the thousands to American soldiers …

By Special Contributor | October 6, 2014 | 0 Comments
File picture of British comedian Russell Brand, who was deported from Japan on Saturday

By Christopher Kelly


Russell Brand: Britain’s Enfant terrible


Why is it when you hear the word “banker” you tend to think of this….?

Bankers per Parker Brothers


Put another way, why is it that you hear the word “banker” this image of a real banker does not usually come to mind?

Jackie Robinson American Banker


Jackie Robinson was a founder and the first Chairman of the board of Freedom National Bank …

By Special Contributor | October 3, 2014 | 0 Comments
IRS Forms

By Tamzin A Rosenwasser, M.D.

The IRS reportedly has belatedly awakened to the horror that employees of Google, Twitter, and Facebook, in defiance of Milton Friedman’s dictum that “There’s No Such Thing as a Free Lunch,” have been given free lunches by their employers. The IRS has decided that Friedman must have been right, and that the “free” lunches are costing the government money. Who’d a thunk it— the IRS on the same side as Milton Friedman, who has been termed …

By Special Contributor | September 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

“Big Government is in conflict with individual freedom to increase its power. The nature of bureaucracy is to perpetuate itself. When special interests like Gang Green control the bureaucracy – it only gets worse”

By Glen Morgan

In today’s world, everyone apparently has a disease.

Nobody’s to blame. They’re just sick … they can’t help themselves.

With that cultural backdrop, we recognize that all government from the local to the federal level has become …

By Special Contributor | September 26, 2014 | 1 Comment

By Foster Friess

A recipient of my Sept 22nd email urging immediate arming of Kurds contacted an exchange student from Kurdish region who lived in her home for a year to comment. I changed names to achieve confidentiality.

Dear Foster:

Here is an email I sent after reading your alert of 9-22-14. This is the response I got from the young Kurdish man who stayed in my home while a student at University of xxxxxxxx. He returned home a year ago.
He validates every (seemingly …