Tag Archives: politics

Don’t Forget About Ukraine

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ISIS. ISIS. ISIS.
Since the beginning of the ISIS insurgency in Iraq just a few weeks ago, the world’s attention has been focused squarely on containing – and possibly fighting – this dangerous organization.
To be sure, the implications of… Continue reading

As ObamaCare Continues To Struggle, Medicare Part D Keeps Shining

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Yesterday, President Obama’s pick to be the next health secretary, Sylvia Mathews Burwell, faced questions over the troubled healthcare law. Burwell pledged to recoup any federal taxpayer dollars that were misused on failed health sign-up websites in states including Maryland… Continue reading

In Kiev, Biden Tells Russia To Pull Back

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“It is time for Russia to stop talking and start acting—act on the commitments they made. We need to see these kinds of concrete steps,” Vice President Biden said in Kiev today. “Time is short in which to make progress.”… Continue reading

Could the next stop for Putin be Kiev?

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The last few days have rocked Ukraine. What started as peaceful protests in November against a corrupt Ukrainian government has evolved in the span of 72 hours into a full-blown Russian military occupation in Crimea.
To be sure, Putin moved… Continue reading

A Bold and Distinctive Voice From Ukraine

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I am taking the liberty of sharing a blog post that I have received from a friend and associate who divides her time between Kiev and New York–and who recently returned from Ukraine.
Ms Shvachuk’s views are her own and… Continue reading

An Up And Down Week For ObamaCare

More than 1.1 million people signed up for healthcare through the federal and state exchanges last month, according to data released by the government.
Kathleen Sebelius, the Secretary of Health and Human Services, said, “These encouraging trends show that more… Continue reading

In State Of The Union, Obama Fails To Rise To The Challenge Of The Moment

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President Barack Obama delivers the State of Union address before a joint session of Congress on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Larry Downing, Pool)

President Obama took the stage tonight for his annual State of the Union address on shaky… Continue reading

Obama falls short in State of Union address, misses valuable opportunity

Tuesday night’s State of the Union address was the same old Obama, delivering the same old message.
It was a rousing speech for those who agree with the president’s agenda, but offered little to those who did not vote for… Continue reading