BY DON SORCHYCH | JANUARY 8, 2014
Wednesday Jan. 1, 2014 was a nice day to reflect on hopes for the New Year.
Dec. 31, 2013 however was a disaster. We were on a shortened week, as we were on Christmas, had to have everything to our printer by 6 p.m. and were in a rush. The process is an intellectual one and mistakes happen more often when there are distractions.
BY NATHAN MEHRENS | JANUARY 8, 2014
While it may not qualify as a silver lining, there was one bright spot to emerge from Washington D.C.'s latest adventure in bad budgeting: A provision further enhancing our country's expanding energy independence.
BY MARTA H. MOSSBURG | JANUARY 8, 2014
If 2013 were a beauty pageant, it would be the World's Ugliest Dog Contest. If it were a movie, it would be "Titanic." If it were a song, it would be "Wrecking Ball" by Miley Cyrus.
Obamacare is its defining story and should be. Learning that the foundational promises of Obamacare — if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor and if you can't afford care, you will be able to — were colossal lies from the beginning and would have been enough to ruin 2013 for people either stuck with significantly higher health insurance bills or faced with losing life saving care no longer covered under the new legally compliant plans.
BY LAWRENCE SELLIN, PHD | JANUARY 8, 2014
An increasing number of Americans are recognizing that the United States no longer has representative government.
Politicians seek election, not to uphold the Constitution and serve the American people, but to obtain power, and to use that power to accrue partisan and financial benefits for themselves and their major supporters.
BY TOM TOTH | JANUARY 8, 2014
If the president thought this last year was bad, he may want to take some time on his Hawaiian Christmas vacation to sit down and consider that his best days in office are most likely behind him. The months between now and November 2014 may be the last before his presidency, at least legislatively, is effectively over.