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By Special Contributor | October 2, 2015 | 1 Comment
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By Daniel Horowitz

This week marks the 50th anniversary of the 1965 “Hart-Cellar” immigration act, commonly referred to as “the Kennedy Immigration bill.”  At the time, the bill was sold as a modest increase in immigration from the four decades of low immigration and some blatantly discriminatory policies. Americans were ensured that the bill would not fundamentally alter the character – political, social, or fiscal – of this country.  At the time, Rep. Patsy T. Mink (D-HI) estimated, on average, less …

By Special Contributor | September 17, 2015 | 0 Comments
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By Daniel Horowitz

Last night, there was time at the Republican presidential debate to discuss vaccinations and the ten-dollar bill but not a word was uttered about one of the most pressing issues – Obama’s imminent plan to bring in thousands of Islamic refugees from Syria.

Yesterday, the Obama administration announced that the plan to bring in 10,000 Syrian refugees next fiscal year …

By Special Contributor | September 2, 2015 | 0 Comments
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by: Gerard Gianoli, M.D., F.A.C.S.

“In 1814, we took a little trip, along with Colonel Jackson, down the mighty Mississip….”

Like any good student growing up in New Orleans, I learned about the magnificent victory of the U.S. forces over the British in the Battle of New Orleans during the War of 1812. Of course, the Treaty of Ghent ended the War of 1812 before the Battle of New Orleans was even fought. Many have argued that the battle …

By Special Contributor | August 30, 2015 | 0 Comments
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By Daniel Horowitz

Yes, border fences work.  And that is exactly why the political class is so stridently intent on opposing the construction of a full double-layered fence or any effective barrier at the border.

The bipartisan open borders cartel is all in favor of discussing sundry forms of “border security,” especially if it will afford them the political cover to pass amnesty.  But the one tangible form of border security they will never support, and in fact, pull out all stops …

By Special Contributor | August 29, 2015 | 2 Comments
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By: Daniel Horowitz


There is no issue that reveals a wider gulf between the conservative political insiders and average conservative voter (and many other voters, for that matter) than immigration.

There is something about the political swamp that transforms a number of alleged right-leaning political figures into leftists as it relates to this issue, arguably placing them squarely to the left of even many ordinary non-activist Democrat voters.  This was on display with full gusto this week during the growing debate over …

By Special Contributor | August 27, 2015 | 0 Comments
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By Tamzin Rosenwasser, M.D.

A “single-payer” system for financing medical care accomplishes a few things. It destroys a vital freedom for millions, and it concentrates power in the hands of a few. The theory sounds as though it would simplify things, which may make it attractive at first glance, especially to those who do not practice medicine. Experience guides thought and action better than theory.

I hope Mr. Trump, and all the candidates, will consider the implications of a single-payer system of …

By Special Contributor | August 18, 2015 | 0 Comments
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By Don Cline

Do we have a right to keep and bear arms? Or do we have a privilege to keep and bear arms?

What’s the difference?

The difference is,
• Rights are beyond the reach of government. No one has to ask government for permission to exercise a right that does not interfere with anyone else’s right.
• Privileges are issued or denied by government, and may be revoked by government.

Do we have a right to be secure from interrogation, search of …

By Special Contributor | August 9, 2015 | 0 Comments
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From Foster Friess:
“Turkey’s so called fight against the Islamic State (IS) is a sham. They’ve been a conduit for IS volunteers for years now. And suddenly they are motivated to fight IS, when an IS terrorist blows himself up (in Pirsus, Northern Kurdistan…aka Suruc, Turkey) targeting a group of Kurds raising support for Kobani? No sorry, don’t buy it.Erdogan is feeling a bit short after his party’s election losses last month, especially since it was at the hands of the …

By Special Contributor | August 6, 2015 | 0 Comments
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By Don Cline

First, it is not beyond the pale to consider background checks not only the death of our right to keep and bear arms, it is also the death of our Bill of Rights. I’ll show you why.

Second, do you know the difference between a “right” and a “privilege”? A right is something the citizen may exercise without government knowledge, consent, interference, or oversight. It is beyond the lawful reach of government at any level. A privilege, on the …

By Special Contributor | August 5, 2015 | 0 Comments
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by Linda Brickman

About one week ago, I decided to undertake a mini-poll of the Presidential candidates. I did this for two reasons: (1) knowing it was still early in the polls I wanted to see how many folks had actually educated themselves on each candidate, and (2) I wondered if the apathy had changed in the public view since the 2008 and 2012 elections by showing support in a mini-poll.

The results of the poll were dismal (although Bob, my husband, …