Guest: Barry Jacobsen, military historian and blogger..........we will discuss the national security challenges facing President Trump, from North Korea to Iran protests to Pakistan..........plus other stories..........
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"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free." - President Ronald Reagan
What is going on is that, like the flabby 59-year-old who can’t stop telling you how he scored the winning touchdown in high school, liberals can’t stop reliving the Watergate era.To them, Watergate stands for the twin milestones, never approached since, of taking out a Republican president and making heroes out of liberal reporters.
48 hours ago Trump was going to “tweet us” to a nuclear war with North Korea...what happened to that? NK must be confused that Trump didn’t push his bigger button...at least the economy is doing well....so good night sweet dreams....tomorrow is another day...— Silvio Canto, Jr. (@SCantojr) January 5, 2018
Have not read it but Trump made this book famous with his reaction...at the same time,these books are usually more hype than anything else.....publisher usually pumps the book with a juicy tease.....save your money.......... https://t.co/4vFe4TzDHc via @amazon— Silvio Canto, Jr. (@SCantojr) January 4, 2018
Thank you Monica Showalter......So Trump didn't want to be president but colluded with the Russians to do it?........... https://t.co/v2NpbqyVQG— Silvio Canto, Jr. (@SCantojr) January 4, 2018
Last year, an estimated 15 million Americans would have dropped out of Obamacare if they could. Now they can. Another 6.5 million paid a fine rather than sign up for coverage. This means that more than 20 million people directly benefit from the repeal of the mandate.Killing the mandate did not repeal Obama Care but it was a huge head start. Like Mr. Rasmussen points out, you will now see Congress, and hopefully state legislatures, move in the direction of letting people "choose" what type of health insurance they want to buy.
Most of these people would prefer to buy insurance that meets their needs, but the Obamacare mandate did more than say that people had to buy insurance. It said they had to buy a very comprehensive and expensive set of benefits. Especially for young people, it was often far more insurance than they needed and far more costly than they could afford.
The reality is that there is no one-size-fits-all solution to health insurance. Different people have different needs and preferences.
This reality will create a demand for a variety of insurance options to meet a variety of needs. Some people will prefer more comprehensive coverage and higher premiums. Others will opt for less coverage and lower premiums. All will be covered against catastrophic events but day-to-day coverage will vary.
The Dems are in a tough spot over DACA....they will be forced to negotiate and accept border & immigration enforcement regulations....it is also a huge problem for red state Democrats...."Divided Democrats face liberal backlash on immigration"... https://t.co/pWYYpKEtAU— Silvio Canto, Jr. (@SCantojr) January 4, 2018
"As I look back on it and as I follow the debates about prewar intelligence, I have no regrets about having sponsored and supported that resolution because of all the other reasons we had in our national security interest to remove Saddam Hussein from power – a brutal, murdering dictator, an aggressive invader of his neighbors, a supporter of terrorism, a hater of the United States of America.
He was, for us, a ticking time bomb that, if we did not remove him, I am convinced would have blown up, metaphorically speaking, in America's face.
I am grateful to the American military for the extraordinary bravery and brilliance of their campaign to remove Saddam Hussein."