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By Donald Lambro
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Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Sandra Fluke
While Sarah Palin quietly continued her national tour to promote her new book "Good Tidings, Great Joy," MSNBC host Martin Bashir quietly resigned from the network Wednesday, three weeks after broadcasting blatant slurs against the former Alaska governor.
Though a reported $684 million in taxpayer funds has been designated to promote Obamacare, health care providers are still failing to attract young, healthy Americans who will shore up the cost. Their answer? Frat boy talk is the best outreach, at least according to the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative — which recently wooed males with a raucous pitch for "bro-surance" that included a beer keg.
Democrats launched the "war on women," but they didn't first sweep their side of the battlefield for land mines. Anthony Weiner, Eliot Spitzer and San Diego Mayor Bob Filner have dominated the headlines for their atrocious disrespect and sexual harassment of women. Yet the Democratic leadership is hiding in a foxhole.
Religiously devout employers who object to insuring contraceptives for their employees under President Obama's new health care law are closer to resolving — either through compromise or through the courts — their long-standing fight with the Obama administration under the banner of religious freedom.
Once again I see that President Obama hasn't got a clue when it comes to leading this country or representing the American people. His latest comment regarding the National Security Agency secret-document leaker Edward Snowden comes while he is spending the taxpayers' money on his supposedly official trip to Africa. He came out in public last week and stated that he is not going to call the Chinese or Russian presidents in regard to capturing Mr. Snowden because he "shouldn't have to" ("Obama on Snowden: 'I'm not going to be scrambling jets to get a 29-year-old hacker,'" Web, June 27).
Rush Limbaugh just might pack his suitcases and leave Cumulus, a media shake-up that would leave 40 stations around the country without the voice of one of the nation's biggest names — and advertising draw — in radio history.
More than 500 people were killed in Chicago last year. Yet Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel still found time to berate the fast-food franchise Chick-fil-A for not sharing "Chicago values" apparently because its founder does not approve of same-sex marriage.
I wonder, as we begin 2013 and face four more years of this insufferable poseur in the White House, where Sandra Fluke might be.
Political punditry threatens to turn us all into cynics. Maybe conservatives are not cynical enough. Sadly, though, cynicism detracts from the kind of heartfelt "live our beliefs" brand of conservatism that defines most Americans.
Time magazine has named President Obama as its Person of the Year for 2012. This has been, of course, controversial, and for the usual reasons: Much like with the president's Nobel Peace Prize, one has to wonder what he actually did to deserve it.
When Diane Keaton learned she would receive the Sherry Lansing Leadership Award, the 66-year-old actress immediately began panicking about her speech.
Brace for impact: Time magazine's annual search for the Person of the Year is under way, seeking the person, idea or entity that most influenced the news in 2012.
The Democratic National Convention of 2012 is in the books -- and what an event it was. Ignoring the country's punishingly high unemployment rate, the national debt ticking over $16 trillion on the convention's first day and an otherwise abysmal economy, Democrats focused their attention on abortion and the Republicans' "war on women." What a treat.
Nuts. The Democratic National Convention is over. Watching Bill Clinton, Jean-Francois Kerry, Joe Biden, Barack Obama and all the other preposterosities -- not least being the widely underdepreciated Sandra Fluke -- I fell under a spell.
If the November election is solely about the economy, why did the Democrats boot God and Jerusalem from their platform at the Democratic National Convention only to panic and then rig a vote to put them back in?
"Many govt officials listed — therefore few women," Ms. Fluke noted in a cryptic tweet about the matter.