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America is in the Midst of a Rural Housing Crisis

Posted by DanikaK on October 30, 2018 at 2:59 PM

For decades, the United States has been in the midst of a housing crisis. Every day, individuals from each and every state struggle to find clean, safe homes and apartments that cost less than 30 percent of their total gross annual income.

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Prioritizing Patient Centered Care in Today's Healthcare System

Posted by DanikaK on October 4, 2018 at 11:06 AM

It's no secret that a majority of people don't enjoy visiting the hospital. In fact, there are multiple studies that back that up.


A 2012 Harvard School of Public Health poll recently found that only half of people who spent any amount of time in a hospital over the course of the year were satisfied with their quality of care. The remaining 50 percent of respondents felt discomfort about mistakes made by staff, poor communication between staff and patients, and feeling that their healthcare provider was unresponsive to their worries and their needs.

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Health Literacy Could Save Billions in Health Care Costs Annually

Posted by DanikaK on September 20, 2018 at 4:15 PM

For years, physicians and healthcare providers have been emphasizing the importance of health literacy for their patients. But new studies indicate that the majority of Americans lack an adequate literacy when it comes to their health.

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To Solve the Healthcare Staff Challenge, We Need More Educators

Posted by DanikaK on July 3, 2018 at 1:35 PM

America has been facing a shortage of healthcare professionals for some time now. The problem will likely become exacerbated in years to come, as it is expected that nearly 33 percent of working nurses in the country are expected to retire in years to come. At the same time, the nation's population is aging quickly and has far more health problems than the system can currently handle.

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​Why American Healthcare Needs to Focus on Staff Diversity

Posted by DanikaK on March 20, 2018 at 8:01 PM

The United States has long boasted a reputation for being a melting pot of culture and diversity. But in the healthcare workforce, there is a severe lack of minority representation amongst staff that has the potential to be detrimental to the 40 percent of Americans who are members of an ethnic or racial minority group.

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​Cities Band Together to Take On Big Pharma Over The Opioid Crisis

Posted by DanikaK on January 24, 2018 at 6:55 PM

In recent years, rural areas of the United States have been ravaged by the use of opioids in their communities. Recent studies show that throughout the course of a decade, opioid usage has increased by over 2 percent among U.S. adults. These studies also indicate the change was largely driven by an increase in the long-term use and subsequent abuse of prescription opioids.

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Educators Argue That Repealing Net Neutrality Could Hurt the American Education System​

Posted by DanikaK on December 18, 2017 at 5:27 PM

Over the past few weeks, individuals across the country have been wondering about what the future holds for the Obama-era regulations that protect access to an open internet, more commonly referred to as "net neutrality." Last week, in a partisan split, conservative members of the FCC voted to repeal these protections.

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Democrats win some Elections

Posted by Warren Porter on November 8, 2017 at 12:03 PM

I think there was an election yesterday?

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​After Trump Ends DACA, Dreamers Left to Wonder What Comes Next

Posted by DanikaK on November 3, 2017 at 12:45 PM

Last month, the Trump administration announced that it would end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA, early next year if Congress doesn't find a "more permanent solution."

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Radical Islamist Terrorism Returns to Manhattan

Posted by Warren Porter on October 31, 2017 at 5:44 PM

At least 8 are dead and at least a dozen are injured.

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The Most Egregious Leak Yet

Posted by Warren Porter on October 28, 2017 at 9:42 AM

Last night, CNN's Evan Perez, Pamela Brown & Shimon Prokupecz dropped a bombshell of a story. Anonymous sources briefed on the matter revealed to these three journalists that charges have been filed relating to the Robert Mueller's investigation of matters relating to Russia's unlawful influence of the 2016 election including any conspiracy to undermine American Democracy between foreign agents and American political actors. The charges remain sealed and the identities of those charged remain unknown.

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Physicians Come Out In Support of Democratic Single-Payer Plan​

Posted by DanikaK on September 26, 2017 at 4:16 PM

As of September 13, 2017, at least 16 Democratic senators have come out in support of the single-payer health bill proposed on Wednesday by Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont. The bill aims to expand access to Medicare to all Americans. Some argue that the proposed legislation signals that many Democrats can be convinced to shift further left when it comes to expanding health care rights for their U.S. constituents.

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North Korea detonates 6th nuclear weapon

Posted by Warren Porter on September 3, 2017 at 8:50 AM

Seismometers across East Asia and the rest of the world lit up this morning. A tremor radiating out from Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site in the rugged Hamgyong Mountains has shaken the world. According to the United States Geological Service, the explosion had a magnitude of 6.3 on the Richter Scale.

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The Right Unites in Charlottesville

Posted by Warren Porter on August 13, 2017 at 6:25 PM

Trump supporters from across the nation gathered in droves this weekend to participate to celebrate our President's "America First" platform. The rally was held in Charlottesville to protest the recent renaming of Robert E. Lee Park to Emancipation field by the Charlottesville City Council. Ironically, these people believe protecting the honor and legacy of one of America's most infamous traitors is essential to American patriotism, but minutiae such as this will not deter American conservatives and their mission to safeguard white privilege in the United States. Ongoing litigation also seeks to remove statues erected in the early 20th century to honor General Lee and his treasonous bretheren.

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Democratic Party Chooses to Back Pro Life Candidates, Stirring Controversy

Posted by DanikaK on August 8, 2017 at 5:56 PM

Earlier this week, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee chair Representative Ben Ray Luján sent shockwaves as he announced that the DCCC would not withhold financial support from candidates who operate under a pro-lifee platform.

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California Routs GOP

Posted by Roy Ellis on November 17, 2018 at 12:25 PM

https://www.politico.com/story/2018/11/17/rip-california-gop-republicans-lash-out-after-midterm-election-debacle-1000481

So wonderful to see the Calif GOP has gone down the tank. May they rest in peace, forever.

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Hoaxes at KSU Protests at Pelosi's Office

Posted by AllardK on November 14, 2018 at 6:49 PM

At Kansas State University Brodrick Keith Burse III reportedly found a racist note posted on his door and took a photo and tweeted out about the racist incident. K-state police then investigated the incident: "On Monday, Nov. 5, K-State Police received a report of the note. Upon questioning, the person who reported the incident admitted to creating and posting the note to their own door."

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Get Control Of Immigration To Stop A Socialist Takeover

Posted by Roy Ellis on November 7, 2018 at 9:58 PM

I was never politically active but I have been moderately attentive to how things have gone. Tonight Tucker is talking about the difficulty of young folks in starting families. Like many young people are living with their parents, about a third have college degrees, the cost of homes are beyond so many.

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I Luv This President ! ! !

Posted by Roy Ellis on November 7, 2018 at 4:03 PM

I love this President ! ! !

So, Sessions is out, fired. Whitaker is in as Acting DOJ. Rosenstein is visiting WH as I poke.

Word is Matt Whitaker will not recuse himself. Unlike Sessions, Whitaker has no reason to recuse himself.

So, I would think Whitaker will be free to get involved with FBI in checking out the FISA info and bring some conspiracy charges against the Obama admin, CIA/FBI heads and so on . . .

We should have the FISA info within a week.A lot can be done before the dems gain control of the House.

What Do You Have To Lose?

Posted by Roy Ellis on November 3, 2018 at 7:21 PM

A loss could very well solidify a course to socialism. Some 60% of democrat officials are socialist. Project VERITAS has shown, on numerous occasions, that the left is not voicing their real agenda.

There is a reason the democrats are throwing everything at this election. They had 8 years to put much of their socialist agenda in place. If Hillary had been elected they would have succeeded beyond their wildest dreams. Hillary's loss devastated the democrats, Hence, hollywood, the msm, and rep/dem globalists have near lost their minds this last two years.

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Greatest Irony Ever

Posted by Roy Ellis on November 1, 2018 at 7:05 PM

Recall that Hillary compromised some 30k messages thru an unsecured server she used while DOS and during the 2016 presidential campaign. Russia, China and perhaps others collected the messages and copies ended up with wikileaks.

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Everyone Is A Citizen!

Posted by Weary_Willie on November 1, 2018 at 4:08 PM


The United States Constitution, drafted in 1787, did not explain citizenship. But it did mention "citizens of the States" and a "citizen of the United States."
Source

This is an interesting statement found in a Teacher's webpage, Schoolastics

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The MSM Should Be Held Accountable for Libelous Attacks

Posted by Roy Ellis on October 29, 2018 at 8:37 PM

Following the recent bombing and shootings the MSM has really ramped up on 'getting Trump'. They have gone beyond political partisanship, holding elected officials accountable or any other catch phrase that would give them a legal out. Now they are culpable of malicious attack on a person and should be drug into courts and sued to their extreme for their 24/7 libelous rants against this President.

These so called news organizations should be sued to hilt.

To Rant Or Not To Rant

Posted by Roy Ellis on October 26, 2018 at 4:59 PM

The far majority of folks are suggesting holding down political rhetoric. This would supposedly cut down on physical actions carried out in a partisan manner.

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Crossing Over Into the Abyss of Violent Terrorism

Posted by AllardK on October 25, 2018 at 3:37 PM

A Long Island man was detained a few days ago for making threats against Senators Grassley and Collins over their support for Kavanaugh. Old and confused, and reportedly in a wheelchair Ronald DeRisi had even phoned Kavanaugh himself to threaten him.

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In 13 Days President Trump Will Become A Goldarn Hero

Posted by Roy Ellis on October 24, 2018 at 1:14 PM

So, it's clear that over the past three decades the dims and reps have worked against the moderate, independent, common sense U.S. voter. They put globalist policies in place to include open borders for immigrants. When the people rejected the North American Union the globalist implemented NAU policies in piecemeal, just ignoring U.S. laws on the books that didn't fit the globalist agenda.

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If Trump Ever Gets Word of This Scandal

Posted by AllardK on October 19, 2018 at 1:11 PM

Black Americans for the President's Agenda have run a radio ad in Arkansas' 2nd district that is unsubtle to put it politely and seems to try to blend Jim Crow with Justice Kavanaugh's hearings on Capitol Hill. The man the ad is either supporting or targeting seems to be the district's GOP representative French Hill, a moderately wonky Republican who served at Treasury and at the Economy Policy Council for Bush 41 and has fairly extensive experience in the financial industry. And of course has been the 2nd district's representative since 2014.

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A Texas 2-Seater on a Blue-Green Wave

Posted by AllardK on October 18, 2018 at 2:56 PM

It would have been near the end of 4th grade that the Time - or was it Newsweek? - cover lay on the living room table with the photographs of Bobby Kennedy dying or dead in a horrifying pool of blood. I remember the face, the photographs of the smiling man who had somehow reignited voters in as turbulent a time as America is now living through. Those buck teeth and those piercing but wounded eyes. The excitement was real, even if RFK sucked as a candidate for the first few months and even years until he started to catch fire in the spring of 68.

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Let's Agree On The Terms, At Least.

Posted by Weary_Willie on October 13, 2018 at 11:15 AM

Is this an argument?

https://youtu.be/4JWw8cTEN14

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The Chinese Chip That Could Steal Your Data

Posted by AllardK on October 11, 2018 at 10:44 PM

How safe are your servers? The ones up in "The Cloud" that is. Of course, the cloud is a bunch of servers warehoused in some secure facility usually near fairly cheap power sources, like hydroelectric facilities in Washington State, for example. They're designed to be more efficient and safer than your humble laptop which you would never safeguard the way Apple, Microsoft, and Amazon safeguard your data, right?

That depends apparently.

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Senator Flake - Would You Kindly Zip it & Vote for Neomi Rao and the rest?

Posted by Keeley on November 15, 2018 at 8:15 PM

Does Jeff Flake, the departing senator from Arizona have any proof of Russia-Trump team collusion? Or is he being a stickler about Senate oversight? Or does he just really not like Trump or his administration, or their policies especially on immigration?

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The Days of Rage & Shouting Will Someday End

Posted by Keeley on November 13, 2018 at 1:28 PM

On September 11, 2001 Peter Davidson was about 6 weeks shy of his 8th birthday with a mother who still works as a nurse and a father who was a firefighter. They, of course, were - and still are - New Yorkers.

Dan Crenshaw was 17 and half years old and likely starting his last year of high school before going on to Tufts University, having grown up in Texas as well as South America.

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A Sea Change on the Other Side of the Aisle

Posted by Keeley on November 8, 2018 at 1:59 PM

Both parties face a sea-change now. For the GOP, they are even more Trump's party than they were 24 hours ago. Jeff Sessions - whose early loyalty to Trump's candidacy when most people saw it as mere entertainment - is gone. Trump fired him, of course and Sessions handed in an earnest and measured letter that was old-school conservative down to the wire. If you believe there are more pressing problems than whether cannabis should be legal, and if you feel that law enforcement is vital but not should be governed by civilian rules and civility in as much as possible, then you're not too upset to see Sessions go.

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A Nifty Little Chart to Explain the MidTerms!

Posted by Keeley on November 6, 2018 at 4:28 PM

By the time you read this, it may be over. Then again, by the time you read this, it may just be starting. Not that we're going to see 2000 all over again, but suddenly it appears that some Senate races got surprisingly interesting.

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The Caravan - The Border With Mexico is Congress' Job

Posted by Keeley on October 31, 2018 at 3:29 PM

The caravan should arrive at the southern border weeks after the mid-term elections. But that's hardly a reason to suggest - like Shep Smith did at Fox - that people look in the mirror and shut up. Yes, the issue is being high-lighted by politicians but it's being done because it's key to how America sees itself and how the laws apply.

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Why Blame Trump for Sayoc? - The Violent Rhetoric is Everywhere

Posted by Keeley on October 29, 2018 at 2:13 PM

If you had asked Oliver Stone to come up with an idea for a crazed alt-right unabomber you couldn't have done better than what reality apparently has served up. Cesar Altieri Sayoc Jr. is straight out of one of those creepy assassin films from the little we know about him so far.

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A Parade of Caravans

Posted by Keeley on October 23, 2018 at 10:20 PM

Remember that photograph of what was apparently an Afghan refugee on the border between perhaps Greece and Macedonia pleading in the rain with eyes that were frightening in their desperate hostility? What was he capable of? What would we be capable of under similar circumstances?

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Where Will the Khashoggi Affair Lead?

Posted by Keeley on October 17, 2018 at 2:53 PM

What can't you hang on the bloody scaffolding of the Khashoggi affair? A fascinating article in The Federalist by Lee Smith, whose investigative reporting on the various Russia probes has been thorough and enlightening, raises some important questions. What was hinted at by Matthew Continetti's editorial in the Washington Free Beacon is explored in a great deal more depth by Smith.

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Khashoggi's Disapperance - Stuck between a Shiek and an Autocrat

Posted by Keeley on October 12, 2018 at 4:25 PM

Turkey and Saudi Arabia have been - and more or less still are - key allies of America in the tangled and torn world of Middle Eastern politics. But they have shifted in relative importance over the past year or so. Turkey's relationship has steadily deteriorated under Erdogan who has been behaving like a more cautious Muslim version of Hugo Chavez, manipulating the (reasonably) democratic institutions of Turkey in order to assume an increasingly authoritarian control of his country. That has meant going against any sector he has deemed inconvenient.

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez & Andrew Jackson's Ghost

Posted by Keeley on October 10, 2018 at 5:56 PM

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wants to abolish the electoral college. Abolish is exactly the word she wants to use, seeing she's resurrected ghosts of elections past as well as America's original sin in her cut and paste criticism of how the nation elects its presidents.

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If Kavanaugh Is/Isn't Confirmed - What Next?

Posted by Keeley on October 5, 2018 at 9:50 AM

Nathan Gonzalez at The Hill was recently predicting that the House mid-terms are shaping up to definitely be a binary situation: either great or good; for Democrats that is. So, what to make of the suddenly closing intensity gap between GOP voters and Democrat voters? The NPR, PBS, and Marist University poll reduced the gap from around 8 points down to 2 points as voter intensity on both sides has increased over the last few weeks. But much moreso for GOP voters.

Why?

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USMCA - Don't go Girly-Men on Trade Just Yet

Posted by Keeley on October 2, 2018 at 4:26 PM

If Senator Chuck Schumer thinks that President Trump is praiseworthy for his actions with regards the new USMCA trade agreement that went down to the final wire due to Canada's fussiness over protecting its dairy farmers (and a few other issues as well), then will the senator hold off on impeachment hearings until after President Trump signs the deal?

Just wondering.

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Kavanaugh Hearings - Senator Grassley Needs to Resign

Posted by Keeley on September 28, 2018 at 1:17 PM

Chuck Grassley wouldn't know how to handle a narrative if you had Spielberg directing him with every lawyer in the DC area advising him on what to say. And. How. To. Say. It.

Diane Feinstein played the afternoon perfectly and one cannot see Jim Geraghty's column in National Review (where he wondered if Senator Feinstein was getting a little forgetful to put it politely) as anything but wishful thinking from all of us who feel Judge Kavanaugh is being treated very poorly by the Democratic Senators and much of the media as these hearings come crashing to some sort of a conclusion.

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The Obstruction Zombie vs The Confirmation Swamp Creature

Posted by Keeley on September 26, 2018 at 1:38 PM

It seems Democrats have yet another tactic as part of their sink-Kavanaugh strategy. Use any story no matter how thin the sources as an excuse to call for a delay and a full FBI investigation. Deborah Ramirez's Yale Tale seems to be the perfect excuse for opposition Senators to call for either a long delay and a very, very, very complete investigation or just to demand that Kavanaugh withdraw immediately, as Oregon's Senator Jeff Merkley demanded.

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The Post-Truth Counter-Insurgency is Upon Us

Posted by Keeley on September 25, 2018 at 12:46 PM

President Trump has been assailed as a post-truth president since the presidential election campaign two years ago. We now have soon-to-be New York State Senator (unless somehow a Republican manages to win in deep-blue New York) Julia Salazar who has unashamedly lied about her past, her faith, her very identity. And we have commentators in much of the mainstream media insisting that Professor Ford's story of the attempted assault must be true because it feels true, because it's representative of other women's experiences regarding sexual assault.

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