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Women of the Right p.30 Daniel C. Weber Publisher Rebecca Weber Keiffert Associate Publisher Editorial Inquiries


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“Sound Off” Retirees Will be Hurt Most by Dividend Tax Hike Paul E says: This is standard socialism. It starts by attacks on one class, in this case those that Obama has targeted as “rich”, in order to gain acceptance of the majority who think his policies won’t affect them. Then over time, as has been the case in every other country where socialism has been tried and failed, the target for additional taxes moves downward on the economic scale. The definition of rich will be modified to be $150,000, then $100,000, and so on until it is just above the $30,000 number the Democrats seem to think is the sweet spot for their voter base.

Eric says: Just remember, when the so called “rich” get taxed, we will all get taxed – indirectly. They will not absorb this tax. Companies can’t afford to absorb exorbitant expenses. It will be considered an expense of doing business and will pass onto the price of the products produced, which are then passed along to the consumer for us to pay. Or they will be forced to cut major expenses, which are employees. The worst case scenario is that the company closes its doors because it can’t compete.

DARJAC says: This tax won’t directly hurt me as the cost of living took away my principal. Nothing left.

Philip says: The Federal Tax increases fund entitlement programs such as Family Assistance, WIC, HEAP, Medicaid, Section 8 housing and much more. These recipients do not pay anything into the program, unlike SSN and Medicare where recipients have worked for years and contributed to their benefits. But the 800 pound gorilla in the room is the hyperinflation and monetary devaluation possible when there are no more buyers for our bonds. Then all will be in trouble, especially seniors no longer able to “work their way” through the crisis.

Larry H says: Whatever happened to “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” That about half of wage earners are not paying any federal income tax is just mind blowing. You also hear about some super wealthy who don’t pay any taxes. I’d like to suggest a Minimum Income Tax based on the Adjusted Gross Income on the bottom of your 1040 page 1. If it’s less than $100K, the tax would be 1%. For each $100K increment, the tax rate would rise 1%, until you got to 10%. On 1040 page 2 where you compute your tax, that rate would be reduced by the rate you paid on page 1. There would be no deductions that would apply to the Minimum Tax… everyone would be paying something… sounds fair to me!

AMAC Takes Mature American’s Message to Capitol Hill Concerned citizen says: THANK YOU and GOD BLESS YOU, Dan Weber, for the work you are doing on our behalf. I’m so proud of AMAC and what it is accomplishing.

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“sound off” at Paul E says: Keep up the pressure to achieve meaningful and intelligent entitlement reform.

It’s Time for GOP to Get a New Playbook Michael says: Could not agree more. We see loss after loss with the same cast of characters. Time to go to the bullpen as these bumbling pitchers can’t get it over the plate. (couldn’t resist the baseball analogy!)

Debra Herman says: As a resident from Wisconsin, my state has 2 good rising stars who are true conservatives: Scott Walker and Paul Ryan. Both are fiscally conservative, Christian pro-lifers who should be tapped by the GOP for the future. Middle of the road, centrist candidates won’t cut it. True conservatives will be disinclined to throw money and support behind candidates who will only sell out their interests later, and liberals will vote for the true liberal, not the GOP approximation. We need statesmen who are not afraid to stand up for true conservative principles, not politicians who sell out to the highest bidder.

Obama Won a Second Term at the Cost of a Divided Nation Bill says: The solution for this country’s problems is no longer political. It has to be spiritual solution and that begins with the believers in this country asking God for forgiveness for their sins, humbling themselves and then and only then will God heal our land…

Arlene says: The fact that Obama got reelected is devastating enough, but I am more saddened by the fact that half of the people that live in our great country voted him in. What were they thinking? I don’t recognize this country anymore & fear that by the time Obama is done with his term it will be too late to get it back.

Stan says: If President Obama truly wants a positive and lasting legacy, he will have to quickly become “the great unifier” instead of the divider we have seen during the past four years. Is he capable of that? Well, we’ll certainly find out soon enough.


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willingness to personally risk everything; yet that is precisely hat makes an entrepreneur? Is there a formal what every entrepreneur must do in order to succeed. course of study to be followed? Is obtaining a colEntrepreneurs have a clear vision, passion, tolerance lege degree the most efficient way for the driven for risk along with some basic skill, experience and start-up entrepreneur to reach for the successful establishment of capital, or a means to get some. Skill and experience are a new enterprise and the job creation that comes with it, gained by following the Nike dictate: JUST DO IT! Capital especially with today’s exploding cost of a college education is attracted in proportion to the perception of both (multiples substantially higher than CPI and GDP growth) opportunity for gain and the corresponding risk. and the consequent increase in post-graduation Risk and return are always and forever linked, so debt load and interest carry? if you seek significant financial return, you must Many colleges and universities offer courses, accept significant risk, at least according to the and some even offer degrees, in entrepreneurial prevailing “free market” philosophy. arts and sciences. While I find some of the All that said, where should our new generation offerings interesting and perhaps even useful of entrepreneurs look for guidance? First, they and beneficial, in general they aren’t the most must look to themselves for the vision, passion effective or efficient way to reach the ultimate by Ron Lazof and drive to achieve. Secondly, they must look to goal. Certainly, a budding entrepreneur would Job Creators Alliance their peers and the examples of those who have be assisted by a working knowledge of the law, plowed the path before. Most Fortune 400 entrepreneurs accounting, economics, marketing, production methods, are self-made; that’s right, they did build it themselves. statistical measurements and other skills that go into Few have inherited wealth. Many did not finish or even making a business run. However, an aspiring entrepreneur start traditional educational paths. Their haste to JUST would probably enjoy more success if they just spent that DO IT, combined with their vision and passion, required time and energy in actually pursuing their enterprise with them to gain experience by trial of fire. When they failed – energy and a thoughtful plan. and make no mistake they did fail at some point, perhaps Doing is all-important. I believe the sport apparel and repeatedly – they got up, dusted themselves off and tried equipment manufacturer, Nike, got it right in their longagain, in a cycle that sees no obstacle as too big and accepts running marketing campaign: JUST DO IT! It applies to no limitations on their own thinking. So if you desire to be sport, where success in execution is all-important, but it entrepreneurially creative, and become a job creator for the certainly also applies in business. Training and education good of yourself and your Country, take your well-formed in law, accounting, marketing, and the associated vision and deep seeded passion and get out and DO IT! ★ business skills, while they are ultimately necessary to a successful enterprise, exist in a marketplace where they Ronald Lazof is managing director of Prism Advisers, LLC and can be “purchased” as and when needed. What cannot be a Job Creators Alliance member. purchased is the vision and passion for success required to take an idea and turn it into a business. And an idea is not the same thing as a business. Nor can one buy the

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Safeguarding your health ■ Smoking. Smoking increased the likelihood of a nursing home admission by 56% in the younger group and by 32% in the older group. ■ Inactivity. Among those ages 45 to 64, physical inactivity boosted the risk of entering a nursing home by 40% (although it had no significant impact at older ages). ■ Obesity. In the 65-to-74 age group, obesity increased the risk by 31% (although it had no significant impact at a younger age). ■ Diabetes. Among those ages 45 to 64, diabetes more than doubled the risk of eventually entering a nursing home. ■ High blood pressure. High blood pressure also increased the risk, by 35% in the 45 to 64 group and by 29% in the older group. These problems contribute to many chronic illnesses that can cause disability and death as we age, including heart disease, stroke, osteoporosis, and certain cancers. The effect was even greater when risk categories were combined. For example, diabetic smokers in the younger group were five times more likely to enter a nursing home than people the same age with no risk factors.

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✔ Talk to your doctor about bone mineral density (BMD) testing. All women ages 65 and over should have their BMD tested. If you’re at high risk for osteoporosis, your clinician may recommend screening at an earlier age. Be sure to get adequate calcium (1,000 to 1,200 mg per day) and vitamin D (800 to 1,000 IU per day).

Depression is another risk factor for nursing home admission. A 2007 European study that analyzed information from 11 countries on adults ages 65 and over receiving home care services found that the more severely depressed a person was, the more likely she or he was to be admitted to a nursing home. There are several possible explanations. Depression can chip away at immune function, heart health, self-care, and the ability to stay active and connected with others. ★ Information provided by


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“Game Changer” in Prostate Cancer by Gerry Hafer


early a quarter million men were expected to be diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2012, up by nearly a thousand over the previous year. For males over the age of 50, particularly those with a family history that includes prostate cancer, the odds of developing prostate cancer are greatly increased, making it something that needs to be in the forefront of everyone’s quest for good health. The American Cancer Society projects that roughly 1 in 6 men will be diagnosed with this disease in their lifetime. Prostate cancer trails only lung cancer as the leading cause of cancer deaths in men. What is of particularly great consequence is the fact that some people with prostate cancer will not display any of the common symptoms. However, there is a promising bright side. Although prostate cancer is clearly a serious disease, the survival rate is relatively high, with the American Cancer Society reporting a five-year survival rate of nearly 100%, largely as a result of breakthroughs in the area of early detection. One of these advancements has been termed a “game changer” by medical professionals, and is exhibiting the potential for radically changing the landscape for diagnosing and pinpointing prostate cancer in situations where prior tools and active surveillance (digital examinations and abnormal prostate-specific antigen [PSA] levels followed by biopsy) were unsuccessful in finding cancer cells. The breakthrough that has caught the attention of the medical world is a technological approach that combines magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with computer-aided detection (CAD) software to produce highly targeted biopsies. These higher resolution images make it easier for physicians to pinpoint cancer cells, particularly in areas of the prostate that have been historically difficult to biopsy. It’s called VividLook, developed and marketed by New Hampshire-based iCAD, Inc. A major provider in the production of cancer detection technologies for over 10 years, iCAD holds over twenty patents in advanced image analysis systems used by medical professionals to pinpoint cancer earlier in the diagnostic cycle. In concept, the VividLook approach is an extension of MRI technologies that have been around for some time, but the interjection of CAD takes much of the guesswork out of the process by identifying more precisely the location of cancer cells. The “needle-in-a-haystack” conditions often facing clinicians are replaced by VividLook’s localized, highly precise images that guide the biopsy process. Through this technology, the need for multiple biopsies, sometimes as many as 12, has been greatly reduced

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Dr. Cathrine Keller, of Lake Imaging, looks at images from the MRI VividLook software used to pinpoint prostate cancer. An image of scan results shows prostate cancer found using VividLook software.

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or even eliminated, and the result is often the avoidance of false positives or, worse, the failure to spot existing prostate cancer. With technological advances like VividLook, and the resulting improvements in survival rates for victims, the diagnosis of prostate cancer is no longer the life-shattering experience it once was. In fact, these technologies also go a long way toward providing by-product information vital to the planning of treatment approaches, often translating to a head start for medical professionals in aggressively attacking the cancer. But make no mistake about it, prostate cancer is a serious disease, one that requires constant awareness. For men age 50 or older, the importance of discussing the symptoms of prostate cancer with your family doctor cannot be overstated. In fact, it’s a good idea to discuss the subject of prostate cancer in general with your doctor, even if you haven’t detected any symptoms, since the disease in its early stages is often silent. So, a word to the wise… be vigilant, and be proactive in dealing with this (and all other!) potential threats to you health and well-being. ★

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Consumers need to be constantly vigilant

t may be a sign of the times, but it’s still annoying! And it’s something that consumers need to be constantly vigilant about, especially as banks seek ways to bolster revenue in the face of increasing legislation following our nation’s 2007-2008 financial crisis. We’re … talking about the continual “sharpening of the pencil” especially as banks permeating the banking industry in the face of competition and lower operating margins in the post-crisis economy. seek ways to bolster What the banking industry is facing is not really much different from any business. The compression between income revenue in the and expenses tends to diminish running room in the search face of increasing for a corporate profit. The whimsical “3-6-3” rule that people once used to sum up the way banks operated has gone away, legislation following leaving them scrambling to find new and different ways to our nation’s 2007increase revenue. Shifting away from fee-free checking accounts to the offer2008 financial crisis. ing of new, fee-based financial management services, elimination of bonus rates on certificates of deposit, increasing charges for ancillary services like safe deposit boxes, and so on are examples of banks’ revenue-increasing strategies. But an even more aggressive approach developing in the financial community is the expansion of overdraft charges that can sneak up on you and punch a major, unanticipated hole in your cash balance. The collection of overdraft fees - those “safety net” charges customers sign up for in the event of an unplanned cash shortage - brought an average revenue of $34 billion to banks during the June 2008 to June 2012 period. Much of this rise is attributed by industry experts to increased use of debit cards in situations where ready cash is not available for purchases. You can think of is as a short-term loan, but for small purchases the interest rate can be pretty painful. Here’s an example of how the overdraft charges can nail you: Using a debit card for a coffee purchase, say a $3 or $4 specialty coffee, linked to a checking account with a $2 balance could generate a $30-35 overdraft fee, even though a regularly-scheduled payroll deposit later in the day would have rescued the account! The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is beginning to examine these banking practices with an eye toward making safeguards available to consumers. In the meantime, there are steps you can take to protect yourself, like proactively declining overdraft protection, balancing your checkbook more frequently, linking your checking account to a savings account, using budget alerts (many banks offer low balance alerts), or pre-arranging an overdraft line of credit at a competitive rate. AMAC is watching this! ★

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Many Medicare Beneficiaries are confused by the Medicare Enrollment Periods. Below you will find an explanation of the Medicare election periods for beneficiaries with Parts A and/or B.

Initial Election Period

Medicare Advantage Disenrollment Period

■ Medicare beneficiaries aging in to Medicare can enroll into Medicare Advantage Plans or Medicare Prescription Drug Plans at any time during the year within a 7 month period of their 65th birthday.

1/1 – 2/14

■ Beneficiaries aging in have to enroll within the three months before, the month of, and the three months after they turn 65. ■ Beneficiaries that have delayed their part B effective dates have the three month period before the Part B effective date to enroll into a Medicare Advantage or Prescription Drug Plan.

Special Election Periods ■ People with Medicaid, a Low Income Subsidy and people who are institutionalized in a facility such as a long term care hospital or skilled nursing facility can make changes to their plans all year round ■ People who qualify for a Special Election Period can also enroll in a Medicare Advantage or Prescription Drug Plan all year round but are subject to specific timelines to enroll into a new plan. ■ Some examples of Special Election Periods are if you move out of the plan’s service area, or if you involuntarily lose health insurance coverage. There are many more Special Election Periods as well. Please call a trusted AMAC licensed insurance agent to see if you qualify.

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and may have read their best-selling books. “They” are Jedediah Bila, Ann Coulter, Laura Ingraham and Monica Crowley, and they are the Women of the Right. We recently had the opportunity to interview these wonderful correspondents and ask them their thoughts on conservative values, the effects of liberalism, career satisfaction and more. Please enjoy this AMAC Advantage exclusive! **Sources:,,,,,

Jedediah Bila Jedediah Bila is an author, columnist and television and radio personality. She is also a FOX News and FOX Business contributor. You have also read Ms. Bila’s columns in AMAC Advantage and on the AMAC web site. Jedediah graduated Valedictorian of her class at Wagner College and earned a Master of Arts from Columbia University. She went on to hold a number of diverse leadership positions. Jedediah is a featured speaker for the Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute. She is also a Pioneer Mentor at The New Agenda.


Were you liberal when you were younger?


What do you like best about being conservative?

No, I was never a liberal. I joke with my parents that I popped out of the womb as a libertarian-conservative. Reagan always made sense to me; Carter never did. I was really lucky growing up because I was surrounded by different political ideologies in school and at home. Liberals, conservatives, libertarians, and everything in between were often at my dinner table. I had the chance to listen to political discussions, hear all sides of the story, and figure out what I believed in. Big-government policies, high taxes, and class warfare just never hit home with me. I like promoting freedom and the right of people to make decisions for themselves about their own lives--what they eat, whether they have health insurance, and more. I love talking to kids about opportunity, self-reliance, and personal responsibility. I have always found it empowering to know that how hard I work, what goals I reach for, and how ambitious I am with respect to those goals are up to no one but me. As a libertarian-conservative, I embrace

policies that let me do those things without the heavy hand of the federal government in my way.


How does liberalism hurt women?

I think any political ideology that promotes dependency hurts women, while also hurting men, children, and society at large. When the Obama camp released their Julia campaign during the 2012 election season, I was horrified to see cradle-to-grave government assistance for women glorified. Many “feminists” also rushed to lend their support. It was a disgrace-condescending to the abilities of women to care for themselves without the help of government and a slap in the face to founding feminists who fought long and hard for women’s equality and the notion that women are capable, intelligent, independent decision-makers.

Q Are conservatives losing the battle for the hearts and minds of Americans? A

In a sense, they are. However, it’s not because the conservative message is outdated; it’s because the conservative approach to delivering that message is outdated. They need to be unafraid of markets like reality television that appeal to kids, forums like coffeehouses and down-to-earth settings that young people flock to, and left-wing campuses where the conservative message is grossly outnumbered. Outreach matters and is completely different from the pandering often engaged in by the Left. Also, the quality of messengers is key. We need charismatic, energetic, positive messengers who have the ability to excite people and convey constitutional principles in a way that is both accurate and engaging. These things aren’t easy, but they are necessary to change hearts and minds.


What led you to your current profession?

I actually fell into this by accident. A couple of years ago, I was working as a teacher and Dean in a Manhattan private school. I watched the 2008 presidential election play out and was shocked by the level of media bias. I remember hearing a story from a family friend about voter fraud and being moved to write a blog post about it continued on pg. 32 | 31

Women of the Right continued from pg. 31

in 2009. I immediately got a flood of mail. That led to writing columns online, TV appearances, and everything you see just a few short years later. What led me to this profession most, beyond the desire to take on media deceit, was the desire to give people honest, talking point-free commentary. I’m not a Republican strategist, nor am I interested in propping up a machine or defending a party at all costs. I’m really here to tell you what I think, to give you an honest take on the issues, and to take on corruption, bad policy, and lying politicians no matter where they fall on the political spectrum.


What do you like to do to relax?

I love fitness, so boxing, boot camps, long runs, lifting weights, wall climbing--I’m up for them all on a Saturday afternoon. I love delicious, healthy food, and having a best friend who is an amazing cook has been a gift from God. Let’s just say I spend a lot of time stuffing my face. I also adore music, so I love searching for new artists. Sarah McLachlan is my favorite, but there are so many I adore. You can typically find me on a Sunday afternoon writing journal entries or fiction while folksy tunes dance through my iPod speakers. Analytical writing has its place in my world, but creative writing is where I’m most myself.


What is your favorite location in the United States? Why?


This is a tough one, so let me give you a few places I love before I answer your exact question. I adore Amherst, Massachusetts, which I discovered with an old love many years ago. Small New England towns with winter cottages and charming shops always have me at hello. South Beach, Miami is my favorite place to put my toes in the sand and dance through the night. San Diego, California has a way of calming my body and mind that I can’t explain. However, my favorite place in the United States would still have to be Manhattan, which I’ll always call home. Growing up in New York City was probably the biggest gift I’ve been given of all. Not just because I’ve been surrounded by rich culture--museums, bookstores, art galleries, poetry readings--but because this place really builds a strong backbone. There’s a fearlessness about native New Yorkers that I love, a hurried energy, a desire to get things done yesterday, and an amazing endurance. Yes, it can be exhausting and all-consuming to live here. My friends visiting from other states often ask me how I get used to my mind and body running nonstop. I never have a good answer, to be honest. However, it’s a good exhaustion, the kind that comes from unique projects and cultural journeys and, yes, crazy taxicab adventures. Truth be told, no matter where I wind up, I’ll always be a New Yorker. I’ll likely be a little tough sometimes, but I’ll get you where you need to go. And quickly.

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Laura Ingraham Laura Ingraham is the most listened-to female talk radio host in the United States. The Laura Ingraham Show is heard in hundreds of markets coastto-coast, and is the third-most-streamed show in the country. Ms. Ingraham is the author of numerous New York Times bestsellers. She is also the permanent substitute host on The O’Reilly Factor. In addition, she is a frequent guest on the Today Show and other shows such as ABC’s This Week. A former litigator and Supreme Court law clerk, Ms. Ingraham is a graduate of University of Virginia School of Law and Dartmouth College.


Were you liberal when you were younger?


How does liberalism hurt women?

Never. At the 1980 election night party at our high school, there was exactly one table out of approximately 30 for Reagan. I was there dancing and whooping it up--gloating among all the Carter kids when Reagan was declared the victor. Never did I think I would actually work in the Reagan White House. My first political memory was how I felt sitting in our Volkswagen station wagon in a Carter-era gas line on a hot day with my mom. I thought, this seems really senseless and annoying. That pretty much describes how I have felt about liberalism ever since.

It is a false promise--government can’t be daddy, mommy and perpetual caretaker. The promise of “liberation” sounded good -- but by the time liberals had their way, equal opportunity had morphed into political correctness, entitlement mentality, and affirmative action. Policies aren’t “compassionate” and neither is government. Our money is too often squandered on programs and plans that end up actually hurting families sustained by women working inside and outside the home. The free market offers opportunities for women that a government commission never could. Liberalism has too often viewed capitalism as an enemy to be vanquished, or at least tamed into submission. This has been horrid for women -- their wages, their husband’s wages, and their children’s future opportunities. continued on pg. 34

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Q What can we do to increase the visibility of conservative values? A

We need great story-tellers, better communicators who are unafraid to take the conservative economic and cultural message beyond our natural supporters to potential voters in the inner city, on college campuses, and throughout blue states. Conservatives have largely abandoned the culture, leaving it to be monopolized and dominated by left-leaning talent. This was a crucial mistake. The same has happened in social media. I think Mitt Romney would have been a good president, but he had a less-than-impressive social media strategy, as well as a generally uninspired media strategy. This must change in the coming election cycles. Conservative thinkers should be eager to debate anyone at any time on any subject important to the country politically and culturally.


What are the most satisfying aspects of your job?

Speaking with the American people, hearing their concerns, having listeners approach me to say how much the show means to them, helping businesses grow by advertising their products and services to a phenomenal listening audience. Also, maybe most important, I love knowing that I make people laugh. (Even liberals who are laughing at me!) Over the years, I am blessed to have interviewed and spent time with members of our armed forces (active duty and retired). Interviews with them were some of my favorite segments. The stories of these quiet, humble heroes should be known by our children rather than the exploits of those trashy celebs famous for being famous.

Ann Coulter Ann Coulter is the author of eight New York Times bestsellers. She is also a syndicated columnist and a frequent guest on many television shows including The Today Show, Good Morning America, The Early Show, The Tonight Show, Hannity and The O’Reilly Factor. Ms. Coulter graduated with honors from Cornell University School of Arts & Sciences, and received her J.D. from University of Michigan Law School, where she was an editor of The Michigan Law Review.


Were you liberal when you were younger?


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How does liberalism hurt women?

It’s not for me. I’m far too impatient and uncompromising. But I’ve thought about it--debating my opponent is something I’d relish. The constant fundraising and negative campaigning would get old fast.


What can women do to promote conservatism?


What do you like best about being a mother?

Q What can we do to increase the visibility of conservative values?


What do you and your family like to do to relax?


Would you ever consider running for public office?

Hugs and kisses, and witnessing my children making good choices. I love it when my daughter reminds me to say grace before dinner. She’s so smart and kind. I love playing sports with them and having nothing to do except play in the park. Most important, I love giving them the gift of faith. Story time, bike rides, movie nights, hikes in the woods, and nature walks. My littlest, Nikolai, likes tackling me for no reason. That’s pure joy. Dmitri loves Spider Man everything. Maria is horse crazy so we do what we can to read about horses, see horses, and ride when we’re lucky enough to do so!

I was a libertarian while in utero, but after being born I found out how the real world works and quickly became a conservative. Not having to spend all my time ruining everything for everybody. I assume you’re talking about the women who are allowed to leave the womb alive … Get married before having children. Never watch daytime TV. Buy and distribute my books.


Do what I do: break into people’s homes at random and switch their TV sets to FOX News. Some day they’ll thank you for it.

Q Is America a conservative nation? Follow-up question: How so? A

Yes, but at the moment we’re experimenting with socialism, like a college kid who spends second semester of her sophomore year as a lesbian.


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No, but I haven’t ruled out seizing absolute power following a bloodless coup. Nothing beats a quiet evening in front of the fireplace with hot chocolate and popcorn cleaning our guns

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Monica Crowley hosts the nationally syndicated Monica Crowley radio show. She is also a best-selling author, columnist and FOX News foreign affairs analyst and contributor. She has also been a regular panelist on The McLaughlin Group. Ms. Crowley has written for the New Yorker, The Los Angeles Times and the Wall Street Journal. Ms. Crowley holds a B.A. in Political Science from Colgate University and a Ph.D. in International Relations from Columbia University.


Were you liberal when you were younger?

I came out of the womb a conservative. Politically, temperamentally, and culturally, I’ve always tended to be conservative. I don’t think I’ve had a hard left thought in my life, except to beat it down.

Q When did you first realize your conservative preferences? Both of my parents were conservatives, so the philosophy was always present and being fully absorbed. I think the first time I was really aware of my conservative ideology was when Ronald Reagan was president. I was pretty young at the time, but every time I heard him speak on limited government, fiscal responsibility, individual liberty, economic freedom, and a strong national defense, I just knew instinctively that what he was saying was correct; that it was the path the Founding Fathers had laid out for this country, and the path that had led it to superpower status in a very short period of time. It wasn’t until later that I understood WHY Reagan’s views were correct, but once I did, I also understood that it was the philosophy that made America not just a great nation, but a good one as well.

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Conservatism is THE place to be, because it embodies the great foundational principles on which this nation was built---ordered liberty and economic freedom---and because after decades (in fact, centuries) of empirical evidence, we know conservatism in all its forms (limited government, free markets) works. It is the only philosophy that has repeatedly and constantly delivered extraordinary human liberty and prosperity. No other philosophy even comes close.

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It’s a tough time for conservatives: the hard left controls the presidency and the Senate, and the progressive agenda is on the march, being forced through via legislation and executive action. But we’ve been through dark days before, and we’ve come through previous challenges stronger and more formidable than before. The key is in fearless and charismatic leadership, in folks who are unafraid to articulate and fight for conservative principles. But that’s not enough. We need grassroots mobilization, a kind of community organizing of our own. We need those who believe in liberty and free markets, smaller government and less regulation, and economic freedom to fight and win at the local level as well as at the state and national levels. We also need to start to move the culture, which has long been controlled by the Left, and we need to take on the media, most of which has been incredibly corrupted. It’s a tall order, but we can do it, because I still believe we’re a center-right nation, and most of us are still dedicated to the American idea.


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xperts concur there is a direct correlation between time spent in sunny climates and increased personal wellness. Perhaps it is due to Vitamin D which increases serotonin, the mood neurotransmitter. Just 15 minutes of daily sunlight exposure is medically proven to promote healthy neuromuscular functions, which many doctors believe may help protect people from some forms of cancer and may increase happiness. Palm Springs, California has 350 days of sunshine every year and that is likely why a visit there may boost your good mood. Nestled at the base of the picturesque San Jacinto Mountains, the City of Palm Springs is lined with palm trees, boutiques, art galleries and museums. Considered a desert playground, it is the perfect sunny place to plan a family vacation, take a romantic getaway or visit

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forcing their presence as a buffer against Russian colonization of the Americas advancing from the north and wished to establish a harbor to give shelter to Spanish ships. In 1853, Palm Springs was mapped by government survey and the first wagon route through the San Gorgonio Pass was created. The next year, the Cahuilla culture was devastated by a smallpox epidemic that killed thousands. In 1877, the U.S. Government gave South Pacific Railroad title to the odd-numbered parcels of land for 10 miles on either side of the tracks running through the desert around Palm Springs as an incentive to complete a railroad to the Pacific. The evennumbered parcels were given to the Agua Caliente, with federal law restricting them n from leasing or selling land io t un” loca S e th in n u to gain income. In 1884, This “F m o fr ts n e v Judge Guthrie McCallum e f thora o boasts a ple and his family traveled to indoor arts to s ie it Palm Springs in hope of iv t c outdoor a t. n seeking health for his son, entertainme stricken with tuberculosis. and cultural He purchased land from Southern Pacific and built an aqueduct to bring water to the valley. He became the first permanent non-Indian settler to the region. Dr. Welwood Murray built the first hotel which he called the Palm Springs Hotel. In 1891, Congress passed the Mission Indian Relief Act which authorized the Secretary of the Interior to create individual allotments from reservation lands. Fifty years later, the Indians took their case to the U.S. Supreme Court to win legal rights to have the allotments approved. President Eisenhower signed the Equalization Act in 1959, allowing tribes to realize profits from their lands and develop the 99-year lease. Throughout time, Palm Springs grew rapidly. In 1909, Nellie Coffman opened the Desert Inn and the town opened its with friends. This “Fun in the Sun” location boasts a plethora first school and auto garage. The town became incorporated of events from outdoor activities to indoor arts and cultural in 1938, and during WWII the desert was used as a training entertainment. Rich in history, the city is the ancestral home ground for General George S. Patton’s troops. An airfield was of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians. Adapting to the built for military personnel and cargo planes, which later bedesert atmosphere more than 2,000 years ago, they lived off came Palm Springs Regional Airport. the land as peaceful hunters and gatherers. Tribal life centered The beautiful environment on the abundant water in the attracted Hollywood stars area, as well as lush land veglike Bob Hope, Frank Sinatra, etation. The Cahuilla’s began Marlene Dietrich and Loretta to encounter non-Indians in Young. In addition to attract1774, when Novo-Spanish exing Hollywood elite, Europlorer Juan Bautista de Anza pean and business tycoons traveled to the area with a flocked to the area to enjoy group of colonists. The Spanendless days of sunshine. Toish were interested in reinday, stars are still attracted to continued on pg. 42 | 41

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the area, as Palm Springs is a few hours away from Hollywood. Home of the Palm Springs International Film Festival, the town is filled with culture. Residents and tourists count themselves blessed to experience Palm Springs. The lovely village atmosphere and mid-century modern architecture have been deeply preserved. The world famous Palm Springs Aerial Tramway offers breathtaking views of the area, soaring to the top of Mount San Jacinto. Constructed on the sheer cliffs of Chino Canyon on the north edge of Palm Springs, the Tramway was the dream of electrical engineer Francis F. Cocker. Overcoming political roadblocks and with the outbreak of World War II, there were many hurdles to leap. By 1950, technicians moved ahead on its challenging construction. Funds were raised by the sale of $8.5 million in private revenue bonds. Construction was completed in 1963, with the aid of desert pioneer and co-manager of the famous Palm Springs Desert Inn, O. Earl Coffman. Considered an historical civil engineering landmark, millions of visitors enjoy views of the majestic mountains overlooking the Coachella Valley. Attracting golf enthusiasts nationwide, Palm Springs is an ideal place for the sport due to consistent good weather. The Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort, located in the Coachella Valley minutes from the airport and close to downtown, offers two challenging Ted Robinson designed championship courses. Gaining high acclaim as one of the best places to play golf, the courses offer beautiful mountain views with scenic waterscapes and friendly yet challenging greens. Amenities include a large driving range, two large putting greens and available

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golf instruction. Enjoy dining there, too, beneath an evening sunset. There are many inexpensive activities to do while visiting Palm Springs, such as hiking the ancient palm groves of Indian Canyons and touring celebrity and mid-century modern homes. Guided tours of Sunnylands, the former winter residence of Walter and Leonore Annenberg, are available. The historic estate features mid-century modern design and lovely cactus, palo verde trees, rose gardens and more. The view is described as paintings come to life, with plants framed by the majestic vista of the mountains. In the evening, enjoy strolling the year-round Villagefest, which is an old fashioned street fair on Thursday nights with musicians, crafts and food. The fair is frequented by locals as well as tourists who enjoy a variety of arts and crafts, street and restaurant food, and performers such as magicians. There is also a farmers market offering fresh and sustainable produce grown in the valley. The Palm Springs Art Museum offers free admission on Thursday nights. Founded in 1938, this regional art, natural science and performing arts museum is most enjoyable and features contemporary and western American art. The Palm Springs Air Museum is an interesting educational center dedicated to flying. The Living Desert features animal and plant exhibits and is engaged in the preservation and conservation of the desert and all its varied plant and animal life. It has been in operation since March of 1970. Palm Springs is a lush palm oasis surrounded in majestic beauty and offers sunshine almost every day of the year. If you’re searching for a positive mood enhancing vacation with sun and a bounty of activities, Palm Springs is the perfect getaway. ★

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eatballs are crowd pleasers - much loved by kids and adults alike. They are economical, satisfying, versatile, simple to prepare and just plain fun to eat. Meatballs can be eaten by themselves, on a toothpick, in a sandwich or on top of spaghetti all covered with cheese. These compact, seasoned spheres of meat can be made from beef, lamb, pork, poultry or veal, can be combined with a variety of ingredients and cooked in a number of ways. Although unassuming, the humble meatball can seamlessly cross cultures, delivering a powerful punch of flavor every time.

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Choose ground meat which contains some fat. This will produce a juicier, tastier meatball. Leaner meats have a tendency to dry out while cooking. For a firmer meatball, use bread crumbs as a filler. For a softer meatball, use crustless bread soaked in milk or water.

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Vegetables such as onions and carrots should be finely chopped, cooked and cooled before adding them to the raw chopped meat.

When adding fresh herbs, such as parsley or oregano, make sure that all stems are removed. Stems can cause a meatball to break apart while cooking.

Mix all of the other recipe ingredients together before combining with the ground meat.

The tenderest meatballs rely on a tender touch. Mix ingredients gently, as over working can result in a tough, dense texture.

If possible, chill the meat mixture for at least 15 minutes and up to1 hour before rolling. The meatballs will be easier to form.

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3 eggs 1 medium onion – finely chopped 1 ½ cups bread crumbs 1 tsp. salt 2 lbs. ground beef 2 Tbs. vegetable oil 3 ½ cups tomato juice 1 cup packed brown sugar 10 gingersnaps – finely crushed ¼ cup white vinegar 1 tsp. onion salt

In a bowl, combine the eggs, onion, bread crumbs and salt. Crumble beef over mixture; mix well. Shape into 1 ½ inch balls. In a large skillet, brown meatballs in batches in oil. Transfer to a greased 9 x 13 inch baking dish. In a saucepan, combine the tomato juice, brown sugar, gingersnap crumbs, vinegar and onion salt. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring until cookie crumbs are dissolved. Pour over meatballs. Bake uncovered in a 350 degree oven for 40 – 45 minutes or until meatballs are cooked through. Serves 8.

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cup onion, chopped ¼ cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs 3 Tbs. grated Parmesan Cheese 1 lb. lean ground beef 1 lb. loaf Italian bread – cut into 1-inch thick slices 1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened ½ cup mayonnaise 1 tsp. Italian seasoning ¼ tsp. pepper 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided 1 jar (24 oz.) spaghetti sauce 1 cup water 2 cloves garlic, minced

Combine onion, bread crumbs and Parmesan in a large bowl; mix in ground beef. Shape mixture into 1-inch meatballs. Place on an ungreased jelly-roll pan lined with foil and bake at 400 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes. Arrange bread slices in a single layer in a greased 13 x 9 inch baking dish; set aside. Combine cream cheese, mayonnaise, Italian seasoning and pepper; spread over bread. Sprinkle with ½ cup of mozzarella cheese. Combine sauce, water, garlic and meatballs; spread over cheese mixture. Sprinkle with remaining mozzarella; bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Serves 6 to 8. *This recipe was taken from AMAC’s “America’s Heritage Cookbook” which contains a collection of delicious and beloved American recipes. If you are interested in purchasing this cookbook, visit www. for additional information.

A 1 ½ inch meatball, about the size of a golf ball, is ideal. Much larger meatballs tend to fall apart, and can cook unevenly – overcooked on the outside, undercooked on the inside.

To create meatballs of equal size, try rolling the meat mixture into a long log about 1 ½ inches in diameter. Cut into 1 ½ inch lengths. Shape each piece into uniformly sized balls.

Or, lightly pat the meat mixture into a 1 inch thick rectangle. Cut into equal sized squares. Gently roll each square into a meatball.

Or, use an appropriately sized melon baller, cookie dough or ice cream scoop as a measure to create meatballs of equal size and shape.

Moisten hands with cool water, milk or olive oil to prevent the mixture from sticking, while keeping the outside texture of the meatball nice and smooth.

Use a meat thermometer to ensure that meatballs are cooked thoroughly.

Cooked meatballs freeze well. After cooling completely, freeze in a single layer on a baking sheet. Once frozen, place into containers or zip lock bags until needed.

When short on time, feel free to substitute thawed, precooked frozen meatballs in recipes calling for freshly made.

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1 egg – lightly beaten ½ cup milk 1 cup soft bread crumbs ½ cup finely chopped onion 2 tsp. salt - divided ¼ tsp. nutmeg ¼ tsp. pepper 1 lb. ground beef ½ lb. ground pork ¼ cup butter 2 Tbs. flour 1 cup heavy cream 1 cup beef broth ½ tsp. dill seed

In a large bowl, combine the egg, milk, bread crumbs, onion, 1 tsp. salt, nutmeg and pepper. Crumble beef and pork over mixture; mix well. Shape into 1 ½ inch balls. In a large skillet, cook meatballs in butter in batches until no longer pink. Remove from skillet and keep warm. In a bowl, combine the flour, heavy cream, beef broth, dill seed and 1 tsp. salt. Add to empty skillet. Bring to a boil. Cook, stirring, for 2 minutes or until thickened. Pour over meatballs. Serves 6. | 47

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Passage of Obamacare will have negative consequences for practically all Americans. However, it is the nation’s senior citizens who will get the short end of the stick due to the enactment of the President’s health care agenda. Heritage health policy expert Robert Moffit, Ph.D., lays out the specific provisions of Obamacare that will hurt seniors: ■ Less Choice. Obamacare puts 15 unelected bureaucrats in charge of meeting a budget target in Medicare with its newly created Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB). IPAB may be statutorily prohibited from directly rationing care, but that doesn’t mean it can’t ration indirectly by reducing provider payments for certain medical procedures, which can compromise physician autonomy in the delivery of care. In fact, the only way IPAB can control costs is by reducing provider payments. But cutting payments effectively rations care by limiting Medicare beneficiaries’ access to providers. ■ Reduced Access to Care. With the retirement of 77 million baby boomers beginning in 2011, the Medicare program will have to absorb an unprecedented demand for medical services. For the next generation of senior citizens, finding a doctor will be more difficult and waiting times for doctor appointments are likely to be longer. The American Association of Medical Colleges projects a shortage of 124,000

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doctors by 2025. Obamacare does nothing to reverse this worrisome trend, instead making it worse. ■ Fewer options. Obamacare delivers a strong blow to Medicare Advantage (MA), which allows seniors to receive Medicare benefits from a private health plan of their choosing. MA is popular among seniors—about 25 percent of beneficiaries are in the program—and in 2012, premiums fell by 7 percent and enrollment increased by 10 percent. But Obamacare cuts the program by $145 billion, which, according to the Medicare Actuary, will decrease enrollment by 50 percent by 2017. Furthermore, Heritage research shows that after Obamacare is fully implemented, MA beneficiaries will lose an average of $3,714 worth of benefits per year by 2017. ■ Medicare Payment Cuts. Obamacare’s irresponsible cuts to provider payments will cause 15% of Medicare Part A providers to become unprofitable within the next 10 years, according to the Medicare Actuary. As Medicare providers begin to operate at a loss, they will be unable to stay afloat, leaving seniors with less access to care. Moffit’s research outlines how Obamacare fails to address the pressing need for systemic reform of the Medicare program while also hindering the entitlement’s ability to adequately meet the needs of those it serves.

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Putting the Fiscal Cliff in Perspective

Homeland Security Promotes Welfare to New Immigrants

LESSON # 1: U.S. Tax revenue:


Federal budget:


New debt:

$ 1,650,000,000,000

National debt:


Recent budget cuts:


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Money the family spent:


New debt on the credit card:


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The numbers are not exact, but they give you a pretty good idea of how bad things are now, and they will only get worse unless our government wakes up and stops bankrupting our country.

Woman Sentenced to 30 Months in Prison for Theft of Social Security Benefits Judy L. Dinsmore, 58, of Rogersville, TN, was sentenced on November 19, 2012 by the Honorable J. Ronnie Greer, U.S. District Judge, to serve 30 months in prison. Dinsmore pleaded guilty in May 2012 to a federal indictment charging her with theft of Social Security benefits. Dinsmore admitted that she arranged to have Social Security Administration deliver 347 monthly Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for a deceased relative to her home, for 29 years after the relative died in 1982. She accepted the checks, forged the endorsement of the deceased relative on each one, and cashed the checks at a business in Greeneville, TN, representing she was the named payee. In 2004, Dinsmore was sentenced to serve five months in federal prison after entering a guilty plea to a similar scheme for a different deceased relative. The total loss caused by Dinsmore to the Social Security Administration is estimated to be approximately $250,000. Further information can be found at Editor’s Note: AMAC wants to know why it took 30 years to catch her!

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A fundamental principle of American immigration policy has long maintained that individuals and families trying to immigrate into the U.S. must first prove they are financially stable enough to do so, in order to prevent them from becoming a burden on the social welfare system. But today, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is openly defying this policy by encouraging new immigrants to exploit the system for all it is worth, even though they are not legally eligible for government assistance in most cases. The official “Government Benefits” page posted at the DHS - run explains that new immigrants should try to apply for federal benefit programs because they may be eligible depending on their immigration status, length of stay in the U.S., and income level. What it does not explain, however, is that many new immigrants are not even legally eligible for such assistance, despite information plastered across the site that makes it seem as though government handouts are ready and waiting for new immigrants the minute they arrive on U.S. soil. Though the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) claims the DHS-operated website is merely meant to provide greater access to information about government benefits, some lawmakers are concerned that the page facilitates new immigrants signing up for government programs they are not even eligible to receive. And because there are no checks and balances in place to properly sort out who is truly eligible, many foreigners are now receiving all sorts of government services illegally. “One of the important points about the legal problems with the DHS site and materials is not only the issue of immigrant eligibility, but the fact that U.S. immigration officials are obviously granting visas to those they believe will and should be receiving government assistance,” wrote a Republican Budget Committee staffer about the issue. “Immigration law is supposed to operate so that individuals at risk for being placed on public assistance are not admitted in the first place.”

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