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No, Millennial Americans Aren't Ruining the Economy

Posted by DanikaK on December 19, 2018 at 3:37 PM

Since millennials began entering the workforce years ago, their spending habits have been a discussion by many pundits. Millennials have been blamed for the collapse of a number of industries and institutions, including marriage, the housing market, casual restaurant dining and the NFL. In some cases, headlines have accused millennials of literally killing everything.

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Americans Are Facing a Workplace Burnout Epidemic

Posted by DanikaK on November 20, 2018 at 8:09 PM

Workplace burnout has been a growing trend in industries throughout the United States. In fact, a number of American workers, ranging from America's top executives to restaurant workers, now suffer from extreme stress, reporting that their work feels overwhelming for a sustained period of time, leaving them with feelings of apathy and numbness. It's a problem that experts say companies aren't yet prepared to deal with.

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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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Will Tulsi Gabbard be Run Out of the Democratic Party on a Rail?

Posted by AllardK on January 14, 2019 at 4:16 PM

They're already sounding the death knell on Tulsi Gabbard's presidential campaign over at Rolling Stone. In a hit piece by Ryan Bort, Gabbard's rather conservative past positions have been dragged back into the spotlight. That's what happens when you announce a run for president, of course. But it seems that what most infuriates the progressive left is her past involvement with social conservatism.

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Trump is The Wall Therefore The Wall Must be Stopped

Posted by AllardK on January 8, 2019 at 6:13 PM

President Trump - who will deliver a prime-time address to the Nation this Tuesday on the Border Wall - has another foe in his plans to build a barrier across the southern border:

Environmental groups.

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HAPPY NEW YEAR PRESIDENT TRUMP

Posted by Roy Ellis on December 29, 2018 at 10:03 AM

Coming up on a new year here. I would like to end the year with PRAISE for President Trump. First year in near a decade where citizens feel like our gov't is listening to the people and working to carry out a populist agenda. A great time to be an Independent.

THANK YOU PRESIDENT TRUMP, HAPPY NEW YEAR AND, GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.

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Trump Will Now Have to Bear the Burden of 'America First'

Posted by AllardK on December 24, 2018 at 11:31 AM

You can consider the latest frantic back 'n forth between Trump and Congress on the border wall and the remaining funding bills as somehow lurching the country towards a Christmas crisis, in the words of The Hill's John Bennett. Or you can see this as Trump finally taking on, in a way he hasn't really yet, the way business is done in Washington. That is, it's a case of Trump finally implementing policy the way he sees fit.

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Plea To President Trump

Posted by Roy Ellis on December 17, 2018 at 9:26 PM

PRESIDENT TRUMP, PLEASE WORK WITH THE DEFENSE DEPARTMENT TO FUND AND BUILD THE WALL.

Immigration is #1 for dims and reps

Posted by Roy Ellis on December 15, 2018 at 9:10 PM

Sorely amazed that the GOP has had the Executive, House, and Senate for 2 yrs and, outside of a couple of firings, retirements, none of the conspirators working against Trump have been held accountable. I assume Paul Ryan and the GOP Trump haters in the House and Senate have stymied any/all paths leading to accountability.

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Lights Cameras Action! Make Sausages!

Posted by AllardK on December 12, 2018 at 9:30 PM

Had President Trump and Minority (and soon to be Majority) leaders Pelosi and Schumer gone behind closed doors to hammer out some sort of deal to fund a border wall or border security or something in exchange for avoiding a shutdown of government, the purpose of the process would have been perverted or gamed by the spin they put on it afterwards.

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California Camp Fire - The Carbon Suits are Coming

Posted by AllardK on December 7, 2018 at 1:26 PM

One broken steel hook on an aging transmission tower might have been the cause of the Camp Fire that quickly and ferociously spread and took 85 lives a few weeks ago in Central California near the Bay area. How do we know this?

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Thoughts On The Passing Of George H. W. Bush 41

Posted by Roy Ellis on December 1, 2018 at 8:46 PM

With the passing of George H. W. Bush most feel the loss of a man who gave so much, helped accomplish so much for this country.

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Will Assange be Kicked Out of Ecuador's Embassy?

Posted by AllardK on November 29, 2018 at 3:24 PM

Perhaps the Guardian - or their sources - are getting a little impatient with Mueller's investigation. It seems they've decided to push things along a little and disclose that these anonymous sources have told the Guardian that Manafort and Assange met multiple times at the Ecuadorian embassy from around 2013 until early in 2016. This is important information if it is true. But that's a fairly big if. So, let's look at the specific phrases in the Guardian article that refer to the sources of this information:

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Would Trump Trade Protecting Mueller for a Wall?

Posted by AllardK on November 27, 2018 at 4:29 PM

Of the 7 remaining budget bills that have to passed, the one funding DHS is the one that could be the trickiest of all to get done before December 7 when the stop-gap funding of Congress runs out. That's because the money for the border wall is contained within the DHS funding bill. It's down to around $5 billion in the House bill and way down to $1.6 billion in the Senate bill, comparing both to Trump's original demand for around 20 billion for border security.

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Happy Thanksgiving and Trump Is A Racist

Posted by Roy Ellis on November 22, 2018 at 11:35 AM

Turned on FOX about and they were parading around and having turkey. Switched over to CNN and they were bashing Trump over his phone calls to the military forces. Also, saying that Trump discredited CIA in the Thanksgiving call to military. 24/7 including holidays. What a bunch of overpaid scabs . . .

And, on this Thanksgiving day, the GOP House issued subpoenas for James Comey and Loretta Lynch. How sweet it is. In my thinking the corrupt FBI managers can't be far behind and most likely others . . . .

Interesting too, that SCJ Roberts, an ole Bush apte and globalist, is complaining that President Trump is not being nice to judges

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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Nancy Pelosi Holds the State of the Union Hostage

Posted by Keeley on January 16, 2019 at 9:54 PM

The State of the Union Address by the president is about the relationship between Congress (both Houses) and the Executive. And the Judiciary - in the form of Supreme Court Justices - is present as well.

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A Brief Look at Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co. v. Sawyer - The Wall But of Course

Posted by Keeley on January 11, 2019 at 11:37 AM

In April of 1952, President Trump was nearing his 6th birthday and the Korean "police" action - it was never a formally declared war on America's part - was raging, having started in June of 1950 with North Korea's invasion of South Korea. President Truman had been anxious to have America step into the breach and defend the embattled South. Truman was perhaps stung by Senator McCarthy's denouncing that communist sympathizers worked for his administration. He had reportedly seen the Korean War as an opportunity to push his weight around and get things done and prove his credentials as a true fighter against communism.

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez & the Cultural Revolution

Posted by Keeley on January 7, 2019 at 6:24 PM

While the government shutdown continues over what is a reasonable expenditure of $5.6 or 5.7 billion for a border wall of some sort, (if not a reasonable cost per mile of construction), we have on the other hand the evolving fantasies of the progressive left.

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Is Romney About to use the Senate to Launch a Primary Challenge to Trump?

Posted by Keeley on January 3, 2019 at 6:13 PM

So newly-minted Senator Romney feels President Trump's character is out of line with what America needs. No surprise there. But if you parse Romney's words - and to be fair he does list the successes of the Trump administration in his op-ed - you're left with the question of whether Trump's character is a cause or result of that divisiveness.

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What's Waiting for Senator Elizabeth Warren in 2019

Posted by Keeley on January 2, 2019 at 4:52 PM

At what point will the woke SJW crowd turn their tweets against Senator Elizabeth Warren who has now taken the first steps towards running for president in 2020?

Consider: Eureka County in Northern California cancelled their women's march because of a lack of diversity. This as a result of "conversations" between the march's organizers and "supporters". Which means social activists who don't care that Eureka County happens to be a rather pale-faced place and is not able to summon the diversity one would get in major metropolitan centers around America. The march had to be sacrificed to the politics of identity.

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The Weaponizing of Felipe Alonzo-Gomez & Jakelin Caal

Posted by Keeley on December 28, 2018 at 2:03 PM

America is now responsible for the health and welfare of Central America and Mexico. The Democrats will make sure that the U.S. Customs and Border Protection will be crucified on the altar of the tragic, all-too-short lives of two Guatemalan children. The inquisition will start soon in the coming weeks, with the gaveled accusations building one on top of the other as every possible connection and connotation is squeezed dry in the quest for every drop of media coverage possible. All in order to destroy the notion of what a border means and what a sovereign state has as its legitimate functions.

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The Horror! The Horror! - A Christmas Shutdown

Posted by Keeley on December 27, 2018 at 1:27 PM

The Washington Times has an update on the carnage caused in Washington D.C. by the federal government shutdown. Be warned ye of good cheer, this is disturbing stuff. Here's what they're letting us know from the front lines of the shutdown:

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Trump Doesn't Seem to Care About the Power of Pomp

Posted by Keeley on December 21, 2018 at 12:38 PM

Trump simply doesn't care about the pomp and perhaps even the full implications of the power of the Presidency of the United States of America. That's the theory behind National Review's Rich Lowry's recent article, and I think he may be right. While the president's hair is finally turning a more dignified shade of grey, it has little to do with the weight of the office and much more to do with an absence of ... um ... orange.

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Comey v. Trump - The Comedy of the 302's

Posted by Keeley on December 17, 2018 at 3:27 PM

At Red State, Elizabeth Vaughn has been following a key aspect of Michael Flynn's charges, charges which he most likely pled guilty to in order to ease the threats against family members like his son, and because of escalating legal bills. The key aspect is what's called the 302 reports.

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Mueller's Probe Widens it's Search ... Again

Posted by Keeley on December 14, 2018 at 6:39 PM

The Mueller probe is starting to look like a cluster bomb, let fly the various and sundry charges and hope some kill off our targets. Sorry, I mean end the political careers and send them to jail on charges that are paid by fines if they happened in the Obama era. But the Mueller probe has spent $8 million on the investigation and the opposition are looking forward to juicy dividends as a return on the invested (taxpayers') capital.

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Trump Bad, Find a Crime, Make Him Go Away

Posted by Keeley on December 11, 2018 at 12:53 PM

Robert Mueller's report may have a lot more to do with campaign finance violations than real evidence of Russia collusion but, until it's released, we won't know. That may be fairly soon with an increasing number of leaks on what the report will possibly contain. For example, we have coming from foaming partisans like former Obama State employees Max Bergmann and Sam Berger, a piece in the Daily Beast that practically claims to be the voice of the people's will.

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The Five Eyes Tried to Infiltrate Trump's Campaign

Posted by Keeley on December 5, 2018 at 7:02 PM

Michael Flynn has been waiting for just over a year to be sentenced. This after pleading guilty to a ridiculous charge that not even the FBI felt was a case of lying. The FBI were sent in by the outgoing Obama administration because of a grudge against Flynn's positions when he was part of President Obama's intel leadership as Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency from 2012 to 2014 when he was let go for reasons that are still not really clear despite an NYT article last March that went on about a Russian woman and the possibility that Flynn was compromised. That leak came out earlier this year. Nearly 4 years after Flynn was fired. Nor did Comey feel that Flynn had lied to the FBI investigators, apparently.

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Presidents Today Can no Longer Attain George HW Bush's Values

Posted by Keeley on December 3, 2018 at 6:43 PM

You can never tell how history - that is the collective opinions of those who at some point in the future look back at an event or person and render judgement - will look back at the present and judge it.

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Twitter the Trans Dominatrix & the Marxist Feminist

Posted by Keeley on November 30, 2018 at 2:36 PM

Meghan Murphy is a Canadian feminist who uses - or used - Twitter to debate and provoke people on ideas often related to gender and women's right. She's been banned from Twitter.

Why?

Apparently for "misgendering" among other transphobic thought crimes.

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Adam Schiff - The Milquetoast Coyote from California

Posted by Keeley on November 26, 2018 at 6:27 PM

Adam Schiff is not on the trail, and of course he's going to be firing up a bunch of investigations as soon as he takes the gavel of the House Intelligence Committee and it seems like one of his big plans is to somehow combine the Khashoggi affair with the emoluments clause. Yes, he's going to try and link Trump's hotel with what happened in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

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