Should Fraternities Be Abolished?
29 Apr 2015

Should Fraternities Be Abolished?

Members of the Zeta Beta Tau fraternity from both Emery and University of Florida last week invaded an event for veterans and their families, spitting on wounded veterans and their service dogs, urinating on the American Flag. In a seemingly never ending horror show of sexual assault, battery, falls from heights, hazings, death by alcohol and acts ranging from foolhardy to criminal, author and commentator...

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Minimum Wage and Why It Costs More To Be Poor
22 Apr 2015

Minimum Wage and Why It Costs More To Be Poor

Raising the federal minimum wage remains a polarizing issue, even though 75% of American support doing so. Contrary to the myth that these jobs are held by teenagers, The Department of Labor states “88 percent of those who would benefit from a federal minimum wage increase are age 20 or older, and 55 percent are women.” Productivity has also vastly increased, yet wages remain flat....

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18 Apr 2015

The Daily Show Could Help Pass a Bill to Help Rape Victims

“The Daily Show aired a segment entitled “Parenting With the Enemy,” which exposed a shocking loophole that existed in 31 states as of last year.* In those states, a woman did not have the right to terminate the parental rights of her rapist, potentially exposing children conceived during a rape to violent attackers.” Per political strategist and commentator Shawna Vercher, this issue has caused concern...

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16 Apr 2015

Do TV Stereotypes Hurt Women?

In her latest column, The New York Times’ Maureen Dowd wrote: “Good Riddance Carrie Jamieson,” bidding a snarky farewell to Claire Danes’ character on the popular Showtime series “Homeland.” She’s not leaving the show – just the CIA. Notes Dowd, the CIA sisterhood is celebrating this since they are offended by her somewhat off-the-wall behavior. As author and actress Anita Finlay stated, “No woman who...

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Hillary Clinton’s Campaign Video Jam Packed With Subliminal Messages
15 Apr 2015

Hillary Clinton’s Campaign Video Jam Packed With Subliminal Messages

Newly-official Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton had the nation talking when she opted to make the announcement of her candidacy via online video. As every word of the video was scrutinized by the media, author and commentator Anita Finlay said that the imagery made for a powerful message. “She featured an all-inclusive America…I loved the fact that it was like a melting pot.” Political strategist and...

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How 2016 Will Be Different for Hillary…and the Glass Ceiling
13 Apr 2015

How 2016 Will Be Different for Hillary…and the Glass Ceiling

Hillary Clinton’s announcement that she is officially a candidate for the presidency in 2016 was met by an explosion of excitement from her longtime supporters. Hillary’s accompanying video hit just the right note, celebrating an all-inclusive America and an upbeat, can-do attitude. The focus is on us, with Hillary running to be our champion. Reporters stated that her choice to give the news to the...

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Hillary Clinton Good for Gender Equality
10 Apr 2015

Hillary Clinton Good for Gender Equality

With the news that Hillary Clinton is entering the Presidential race this Sunday, big media continues its faux hand-wringing that her campaign will feature a singular focus on the woman-ness of her candidacy as a means to woo women to the polls. EPIC TIMES founder and syndicated radio host Jerry Doyle voiced his own concern that the Hillary Clinton would “set gender relations back decades”...

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Hillary Clinton’s Candidacy – Fact Not Spin
10 Apr 2015

Hillary Clinton’s Candidacy – Fact Not Spin

Hillary Clinton plans to announce her candidacy on Twitter this weekend as she journey’s to Iowa for her initial campaign blitz. Big media (left and right) are still struggling to control her narrative, manipulating the way we see our first and, so far, only viable female candidate for the Presidency of the United States. I join Midpoint’s Ed Berliner and conservative strategist Adam Goodman to...

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Kelly Clarkson Told To Step Away From the Deep Dish Pizza
07 Apr 2015

Kelly Clarkson Told To Step Away From the Deep Dish Pizza

On Mike Gallagher’s radio show, FOX News’ Chris Wallace admonished Kelly Clarkson to manage her weight by “pushing away from the deep-dish pizza.” Wallace has apologized, but the ramifications of his comments are far reaching. As author and commentator Anita Finlay states, “Women are still graded by appearance first, no matter how great their accomplishments. Worse still, as the media lives to objectify them, women...

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Is Governor Pence’s RFRA Making the Republican Party Unelectable?
01 Apr 2015

Is Governor Pence’s RFRA Making the Republican Party Unelectable?

Why is Indiana’s Governor Pence doubling down on regressive social policy with the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, when it makes the Republican Party look like “right wing whackos” out of touch with the mainstream? So asks radio host and EPIC TIMES founder Jerry Doyle. Jerry and I agree that a strong two party system is necessary for effective governance. But since President Obama’s last state...

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01 Apr 2015

Governor Pence’s RFRA Disaster Reveals Republican Dilemma in 2016

In one of the more dubious political moves in recent history, Governor Pence signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act “in private,” flanked by several anti-gay lobbyists. Optics tell the story. That the outrage and backlash from Tech CEOs, business owners, sports personalities and grassroots protesters “shocked” Pence serves as a cautionary tale for Republicans running in 2016, some of whom seem to be living in...

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Hillary Clinton Challenges Barriers to Social Mobility
26 Mar 2015

Hillary Clinton Challenges Barriers to Social Mobility

Hillary Clinton this week led “a roundtable discussion at the Center for American Progress on expanding opportunity in urban America.” Clinton stated “We don’t have enough social mobility…Why do some communities have, frankly, more ladders for opportunity than other communities?” Emily Badger, who covers urban policy for the Washington Post, states that “this question is actually a sophisticated and hugely important one, and the fact...

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