• Co-Author Of President Trump's Tax Plan: Trump Will Be Re-Elected with 40 States

    Co-Author Of President Trump’s Tax Plan: Trump Will Be Re-Elected with 40 States

    Stephen Moore, chief economist policy analyst,  author and,  by his own admission, one of the writers of President Trump’s tax plan, spoke last night to a special gathering of the Virginia Women for Trump, organized by Alice Butler, the Irish firebrand who loves America and fully supports President Trump.

    Stephen Moore, an early supporter of Donald Trump, had predicted that he would be elected president and that he will be re-elected president with 40 states, “but Virginia has to be one of those states.” READ MORE...

  • Collectivism & Social Engineering Going On Right Under Our Noses

    Collectivism & Social Engineering Going On Right Under Our Noses

    A friend asked me recently if I found any similarities between the collectivist Home Owners Association (HOA) in the U.S. and living in communist Romania in cinder block apartments the size of the average hotel room.

    We did have a different HOA in these reinforced concrete high rises, the Residents’ Association (Asociatia Locatarilor).

    Its governing board was chosen from the least outspoken residents who sometimes doubled as informers to the Security Police, reporting on the comings and goings of the residents and on their political statements made accidentally in ordinary conversations with neighbors. READ MORE...

  • Why Do We Give Gifts At Christmas?

    Why Do We Give Gifts At Christmas?

    The Christmas tradition of gift-giving is tied by many to the Wise Men who gave Jesus Frankincense, Gold, and Myrrh. Frankincense was a perfume used in Jewish rituals of worship. Gold was the symbol of Kings, and myrrh was a perfume used on dead bodies.

    The historical Saint Nikolaos of Myra was a fourth-century Greek Bishop of Lycia. He is said to have given secret gifts of coins to those who left their shoes outside, a practice celebrated on his feast day, St. Nicholas Day on December 6 in the West and December 19 in the East. He is the model for Santa Claus. The patron saint of sailors, merchants, archers, repentant thieves, children, brewers, pawnbrokers, and students, he is revered by Anglicans, Catholics, Lutherans, Orthodox, and by some Baptist, Methodist, Presbyterian, and Reformed churches. READ MORE...

  • Christmas: The Season of Faith, Family, and Charity

    Christmas: The Season of Faith, Family, and Charity

    Christmas was my Dad bringing home proudly a scraggly fir with sparse branches – fragrant with the smell of winter, tiny icicles hanging from the branches, miniature crystal daggers, melting on my mom’s well-scrubbed parquet floor. I never knew nor asked how he could afford it from his $70 a month salary that barely covered the communist subsidized rent, utilities, and food. No matter how bare the branches of my Christmas tree were, it was magical to me.

    We decorated it together with home-made paper baskets filled with hard candy, raisins, and small butter cookies, crepe paper garlands, small pretzels, an orange wrapped in fine tissue paper coming all the way from Israel, a few apples dangling from a string, and 12 red and green 3-inch candles clipped carefully away from overhanging branches that could catch on fire. READ MORE...

  • United Nations Mandates “Sustainable Tourism”

    United Nations Mandates “Sustainable Tourism”

    During my twenty-two visits to Venice, I saw and heard the frustration and disdain locals have for tourists.

    We were not just an imposition in their daily lives, crowding their beloved city, their favorite restaurants, water buses, museums, operas, blocking their narrow alleys, their canals, and often entrances to their apartments.

    We caused wakes with our huge cruise ships and further destruction to their already fragile buildings, infrastructure, and ecosystem.

    But we were a necessary evil that helped many Venetians live off tourism. READ MORE...

  • Obamacare, Medicare, Medicaid & Steps Towards Single-Payer

    Obamacare, Medicare, Medicaid & Steps Towards Single-Payer

    I was not sure my ENT specialist was a good fit for me even though I read the glowing praises framed on his office walls, praises coming from his patients, colleagues, and other doctors. The young man seemed to know what he was doing but his bedside manner was brief and rather cold.

    I attributed his demeanor to his introverted personality, his professionalism, and to his respect for his patients’ time. Very punctual, he very seldom made anybody wait to see him, he was always on time.

    One day I realized that he was much more caring on the inside than he let people see. A young woman with her mom and a three-year old in tow had an appointment to see the doctor. The receptionist, Lupe, asked her if she was prepared to pay for that day’s visit. The young woman had a grief-stricken look on her face and wondered how much the visit was going to be. The receptionist told her that she did not know because each patient was different, depending on the problem. The young replied in a sad and disappointed voice that she will reschedule until such a time that she would have enough cash on hand to pay for the visit. READ MORE...