Guest Dispatch: “A Republic if we can keep it”

By Guillermo Vallejo Get the bottles of champagne ready to go.  A debt deal “solution” was finally reached.  Hopefully, you see through the media hype and realize this solution was no solution at all.  For weeks we heard most pundits appeal to bipartisanship, civility and pragmatism.  Our political leaders claim that they have reached a …

Guest Dispatch: Medicaid and the States, A Cautionary Tale

By Guillermo Vallejo One of the big headlines yesterday and today is the revelation that President Obama’s health care law would allow several million middle-class people to enroll in Medicaid.  You heard it right folks, after Obamacare kicks in a couple with an annual income of $64,000 would qualify for Medicaid.  Not surprisingly, the Obama …

Guest Dispatch: Medicare and the Do-Nothing Democrats

By Guillermo Vallejo Democrats have been giddier than a kid in a candy store since their special election victory in New York’s 26th district last month.  They believe that this is a sign of things to come in 2012.  More than anything else, Democrats believe that Medicare is the issue that will lead to Republican …

Guest Dispatch: A Supreme Pardon

By Guillermo Vallejo Yesterday the Supreme Court ruled that California’s cramped prison population must be reduced by more than 30,000 inmates. The Court, in a narrow 5-4 decision, ruled that the persistent overcrowding of the state’s prisons had led to a “systemic violation” of the Eighth Amendment. Once again, the Supreme Court has taken it …

Guest Dispatch: The federal government is becoming a bookie

By Guillermo Vallejo So I was on my morning commute to work when I stumbled upon a quote within the pages of Express, The Washington Post’s condensed newspaper aimed at commuters.  They published the results of a question posed to readers.  The question asked the reader whether they agreed with the CDC’s latest assessment that …

Guest Dispatches: Is Sarah Palin Getting Trumped?

By Myra Adams According to the latest polls, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin’s political popularity trajectory is heading south. It was inevitable given our 24/7 fame-obsessed culture which feeds on new personalities and controversy to fuel the celebrity media machine. Once Sarah Palin resigned from her office as Alaska governor, she left that respected “higher platform” reserved …