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Dr. Milton R. Wolf

Dr. Milton R. Wolf, a Washington Times columnist, is a radiologist and President Obama's cousin. He blogs at

Articles by Dr. Milton R. Wolf

Illustration: Pharaohbama by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

WOLF: Liberals’ unmaking of Barack Obama

Remember when liberals claimed Barack Obama was "probably the smartest guy ever to become president" and was "a sort of god"? Today they say "we are watching him turn into Jimmy Carter right before our eyes," and the center point of his presidency is "a disaster." So what changed exactly? Published August 2, 2011

Illustration: The GOP's hand by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

WOLF: GOP’s unfounded Obama fears

Life is full of mysteries. Why did kamikaze pilots wear helmets? Why are there no B size batteries? Who would pay good money to see a Michael Moore movie? More mysterious still, why should Republicans be scared to call Barack Obama's bluff? Published July 26, 2011

Illustration: Obamaliar by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

WOLF: Barack Obama’s pants on fire

"I remember Christmas of 1968 sitting on a gunboat in Cambodia. ... I have that memory which is seared - seared - in me," claimed Sen. John F. Kerry, Massachusetts Democrat, explaining the foundation of his anti-war politics. It was a lie. "Her breathing became labored and then she breathed her last breath," explained an emotional Democratic Vice President Al Gore, claiming how his sister's lung cancer death formed the foundation of his anti-tobacco politics. It was a lie. Published July 19, 2011

Illustration: Obama jobs by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

WOLF: ‘German Miracle’ Barack Obama doesn’t see

"The eye does not see what the mind does not know." The difference between your patient's life and death, my professors would warn, is what you see, and you cannot see what you do not know. Barack Obama cannot see a way out of America's current economic malaise. He should ask the Germans what they know. Published July 13, 2011

Illustration: Obama 2012 by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

WOLF: ‘No drama’ Obama losing his cool

Something unexpected happened along the president's breezy cruise to re-election. "No drama" Obama is suddenly looking about as calm as Jerry Lewis in a French film, about as brave as Ted Kennedy after an evening drive through Chappaquiddick. Witness Team Obama's recent panicky behavior. Published July 6, 2011

Illustration: Shovel ready by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

WOLF: Obamanomics is shovel-ready

In 1932, President Hoover received a letter from a man in Illinois that read simply, "Vote for Roosevelt and make it unanimous." Based on its recent floundering, it seems even the White House recognizes that Obamanomics has been a disaster. It's nearly unanimous now. Published June 28, 2011

Illustration: FDA and Avastin by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

WOLF: The FDA’s one-man death panel

In 2009, our bureaucratic ruling class suddenly declared that women in their 40s no longer needed mammography screening. This came as a shock to me and to the 20 percent of my breast cancer patients who are women in their 40s. They were livid, as were their families and millions like them across America, and they proceeded to melt Washington's phone lines to express their outrage. This will pale in comparison to the fury of women's scorn if Richard Pazdur, the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) cancer czar, gets his way. Published June 21, 2011

Illustration: Obamacare wrecks Medicare by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

WOLF: Obamacare wrecks Medicare by design, but why?

"We don't want to take away people's health insurance," Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius so graciously declared earlier this year. But then she quickly qualified that with these ominous words: "before they have some realistic other choices." Published June 8, 2011

Illustration: Obamacare by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

WOLF: Obamacare waiver corruption must stop

Selective enforcement of the law is the first sign of tyranny. A government empowered to determine arbitrarily who may operate outside the rule of law invariably embraces favoritism as friends, allies and those with the best-funded lobbyists are rewarded. Favoritism inevitably leads to corruption, and corruption invites extortion. Ultimately, the rule of law ceases to exist in any recognizable form, and what is left is tyranny. Published May 20, 2011

Illustration: Juan Williams by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

WOLF: Juan Williams unhinged

Do you remember when the American left recently launched its new era of political civility? Neither does Juan Williams. Fox News political analyst Juan Williams may not be commonly mistaken for a calm, well-reasoned and persuasive communicator, but at least he has provided a somewhat tempered voice. His comments after the Osama bin Laden raid, however, suddenly make the birthers and truthers seem like pillars of rationality by comparison. Published May 10, 2011

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WOLF: Obama got bin Laden just like Nixon reached the moon

Momentous events that have changed American history have had at their core leadership that transcended party, administration and even time. President Kennedy's vision for the moon landing, like President Bush's vision for the hunt for Osama bin Laden, set in motion events that changed the world. Published May 5, 2011

Illustration: Doctor Gingrich by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

WOLF: Obamacare shouldn’t be replaced with Gingrichcare

Former House speaker and presidential aspirant Newt Gingrich is a brilliant man and probably one of the most innovative thinkers of our time, who often provides a powerful voice for limited government and free Americans. That makes it all the more bizarre that he proposes tearing down the Obamacare leviathan and replacing it with his own massive Republican version. Published April 29, 2011

Illustration by Donna Grethen

WOLF: Molesting kids won’t win war on terror

Our government has become a serial groper. There's no part of our lives it won't touch. It insists on putting its insatiable hands on everything from our health care to the gas in our cars, from our light bulbs to our mortgages. Recently it has developed an alarming appetite for our children's affairs, fondling everything from elementary school bake sales to Happy Meal toys. And now it has declared that the only thing standing between you and a fiery death is its hands all over your kids. Published April 18, 2011

Illustration: Wrongco Rich-a-matic by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

WOLF: Obama’s spray-on hair of fiscal policy

Leisure suits, New Coke, plus-size spandex, opening Al Capone's vault on live TV, jorts, boy bands, the mullet. We humans have no shortage of bad ideas, but now it's official: Raising taxes on "the rich" has become the dumbest idea in America. Published April 15, 2011

Illustration: Free market by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

WOLF: Big government crushes American standard of living

I am happy that Smith-Corona went bankrupt and that Western Union was forced to abandon its old business practices. If the government had bailed out these companies, we'd still be banging out papers on manual typewriters and communicating by telegram. Instead, the typewriter has been relegated to museums (and perhaps a few Birkenstock-wearing, hipster screenwriters' offices somewhere) and messaging is done over phones that are smarter than the people who keep bailing out failing companies. Published April 6, 2011

Illustration: Rep. Anthony Weiner

WOLF: Loudest Obamacare cheerleader wants out

Becoming the most hypocritical politician in America is not an easy goal to achieve, but New York's Rep. Anthony Weiner, a Democrat, is up to the task. Published March 25, 2011

John Henneman, left, and Dan Kuhl, right, teachers from Wisconsin Rapids, protest Monday night, Feb. 21, 2011 outside the King Street entrance to the Capitol in Madison, Wis. No resolution appeared imminent Monday to the stalemate over union rights in Wisconsin, leaving Senate Republicans resigned to forge ahead with less-controversial business such as tax breaks for dairy farmers and commending the Green Bay Packers on winning the Super Bowl. (AP Photo/Wisconsin State Journal, Steve Apps)

WOLF: Run, Democrats, run

Democrats are the Forrest Gump of American politics. They've taken to heart the advice Jenny gave him right before he deployed to war: "Just, if you're ever in trouble, don't try to be brave, you just run, OK? Just run away." Published March 11, 2011

Illustration: Obamacare trashed

WOLF: Obamacare vital signs starting to fade

Obamacare is living on borrowed time, and even its most ardent supporters are beginning to realize it. That's why they're racing to implement - and entrench - as much of the plan as possible before the laws of economics and the laws of the land and voters catch up. They're like a deadbeat renter starting a remodeling project after being evicted but before the police escort them from the premises in hopes that it gives them squatter's rights. Meanwhile, two unrelated but devastating events have caused the ground to shake beneath the feet of Obamacare supporters. Published March 7, 2011

Illustration: Doctor fraud by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

WOLF: Organized medical fraud in Wisconsin

"Primum nil nocere." First, do no harm. This bedrock principle in medicine is a foreign language to most politicians and, sadly, to some Wisconsin doctors, who have violated their oath and the public trust as they have defrauded Wisconsin taxpayers. Published February 25, 2011

Illustration: Public Sector Monopoly by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

WOLF: Wisconsin strikes set an example

Welcome to President Obama's bizarro-world America, where public servants are quickly becoming our public masters. Wisconsin public school teachers have effectively declared a strike against the taxpayers and their own students, demanding benefits that most of the public they profess to serve are not afforded. Published February 23, 2011