Dr. Michael Welner: How Do We Lower Risk in America of Islamist Terror?
Michael Welner, M.D.
Forensic Psychiatrist & Chairman, The Forensic Panel
The San Bernardino massacre reminded us, yet again, that the war on terror is not merely overseas, but happening here at home. The government’s promotion of an idea that Farook and Malik’s holiday massacre was ‘workplace violence’ was as transparent a lie as the notion that a video prompted the September 11, […]Read More
There are “a lot of scare tactics in play here,” Steve Butler, protagonist of the new anti-hydraulic-fracturing film “Promised Land,” warns a local politician skeptical of the benefits of hydraulic fracturing. Played by Matt Damon, Butler is an earnest salesman for the energy giant Global Crosspower Solutions, bent on convincing a rural town in Pennsylvania that hydraulic fracturing will save its outdated agrarian economy from collapse.
At first glance, Butler seems like a savior to the town, […]Read More
After much introspection, the GOP faces its first true post-election test: the so-called fiscal cliff. Will House Republicans hold out against President Barack Obama’s tax hike demands, or will they be willing to make a deal?
Plunging off the fiscal cliff should be the GOP’s last possible resort, even if that means making a “grand bargain” first. If Republicans are seen (or portrayed in the media) as purposely trying to push the country toward the fiscal cliff for political reasons, […]Read More
President Obama won the 2012 presidential election by accumulating some of the most one-sided electoral constituencies in modern political history.
Looking at a breakdown of the 2012 election exit polling, Obama won the 18- to 29-year-old vote 60% to 37%, in spite of the fact that half of all recent college graduates are unemployed or underemployed.
He won women by 11 points and unmarried women by an incredible 36 points. The marriage gap was far greater than the gender gap. […]Read More
If the first presidential debate in Denver was a game changer,Tuesday night’s was not. But that doesn’t mean it wasn’t a spirited, heavyweight bout with several consequential moments.
President Obama entered the second presidential debate needing to make up serious ground after his first debate performance. He turned around the narrative from the first debate — that he was listless and lethargic and on the defensive — but showing up is one thing, […]Read More
In Hans Christian Andersen’s classic fairy tale, “The Emperor’s New Clothes,” two swindlers promise an emperor new, beautiful clothes that are invisible to anyone who is unfit for their position, unjust or stupid.
The clothes don’t actually exist, but the emperor pretends to see them anyway so it is not thought that he is stupid or unfit to be emperor. His followers and ministers do the same. It takes an innocent little child to say what no one else is willing to say: The emperor doesn’t have any clothes on. […]Read More
In my previous CNN opinion piece, I explained to readers my reasons why President Obama should not be re-elected. Many keen readers responded: If those are the reasons to vote against Obama, then what are the reasons to vote for Mitt Romney?
This is an entirely fair question; Romney’s obligation is to make the case to the American people why he should be president. Here, then, are my reasons to vote for Romney. […]Read More
It has been said that a democratic republic such as ours is a do-it-yourself enterprise. People change the course of this country through conversation, debate and, eventually, consensus. As the 2012 elections near, these debates, particularly the upcoming presidential and vice presidential debates, take center stage.
In light of what has been a long and tumultuous political season, here are my strongest arguments for Mitt Romney, Rep. Paul Ryan, and fellow conservatives to explain to their fellow Americans why President Barack Obama does not deserve a second term. […]Read More