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The United States vs. Russia BY JEFFREY OPPENHEIM, M.D.

BY JEFFREY OPPENHEIM, M.D. There’s been lot of talk about “false news”; stories that are reported as fact, but are actually incorrect. Sometimes these false stories are authored for a specific purpose, and other times just for sensationalism. Sometimes the lies are obvious. More insidious, however, are truthful news stories which impart a bias by virtue of emphasizing disproportionate risks. Continue reading.

Global Warming: Brighter Days Ahead BY JEFFREY OPPENHEIM M.D.

Global Warming: Brighter Days Ahead

BY JEFFREY OPPENHEIM, M.D.

Listening to the news you might think that the United States is not only responsible for global warming, but is dodging its responsibility to address this problem. Every hot spell, cold… Continue reading.

Obama’s Legacy: The Top Ten BY JEFFREY OPPENHEIM, M.D.

a first look back BY JEFFREY OPPENHEIM At the conclusion of every Presidency, the process of absorbing and distilling the complexity of successes and failures begins. This is the means by which a legacy is created. In some cases, the process is quick, while in others it takes generations. Continue reading.

Trump’s nuclear cabinet appointments BY JEFFREY OPPENHEIM, M.D.

Thanks to the Democrats, Donald Trump will be relying upon the “nuclear option” almost immediately. This is not to say that he will be starting a nuclear war, but that he can rest comfortably knowing that even his most controversial nominees to more than 1,000 government Continue reading.

The Keys to Donald Trump’s Win BY JEFFREY OPPENHEIM, M.D.

No one expected a Trump victory. All the well-meaning poll-watchers, politicians, press and pundits told us that Clinton was going to win big.  Going into election day even Clinton appeared confident that she had the election all but clinched. In fact, she was so buoyant that her last few weeks included political rallies in support of Congressional candidates, rather than herself. Continue reading.

OP/ED: The Mandarin Candidate BY JEFFREY OPPENHEIM

BY JEFFREY OPPENHEIM, M.D. Every four years we are told that we are witness to the most important election in our lifetimes.  2016 is, therefore, unique, just like every other Presidential election. But unlike past elections, this year we are now forced to choose between the two worst candidates in modern history. Continue reading.

OP/ED: Bummercare BY JEFFREY OPPENHEIM, M.D.

A look at how Obamacare has failed healthcare already

 

 

 

 

 

 

BY JEFFREY OPPENHEIM, M.D.

Anyone who believed the cavalcade of audacious promises made by President Obama in an effort to sell Obamacare to the American public should have long since recognized that they were… Continue reading.

OP/ED: All Lives Matter, too. BY JEFFREY OPPENHEIM, M.D.

  The Black Lives Matter campaign has ignited a furor in the United States. The murder of 5 police officers in Dallas by a gunman who admitted that he was motivated by the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement Continue reading.

Happy Independence Day, America! How American History could have averted Brexit

BY JEFFREY OPPENHEIM

BY JEFFREY OPPENHEIM, M.D. As Americans celebrate Independence Day from the British Crown, it is a perfect time to reflect on the decision by the United Kingdom to declare independence from the European Union.  Continue reading.

A Suggestion to Lower New York Property Taxes

BY JEFFREY OPPENHEIM, M.D. There are more than 1,600 local governments in New York, including counties, cities, towns, and villages. In each of these municipalities elected officials are free to set their own salaries as high (or low) as they choose. Unfortunately, there is no standard by which such salaries can be set. Continue reading.

OP/ED Special Relativity in Politics

BY JEFFREY OPPENHEIM, M.D. More than 500 years ago the Catholic Popes were known to use their authority to place their relatives in positions of power. Continue reading.

Could Donald take down the entire Republican Party?

BY JEFFREY OPPENHEIM, M.D. Depending upon your viewpoint, the 2016 Republican National Convention was either the successful rebirth of conservative American populism or the self-destruction of the legacy of more than 150 years of responsible rationalism. Continue reading.

There are better candidates running for President in 2016

BY JEFFREY OPPENHEIM, M.D. Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have the highest negative ratings among all the major candidates running for President in modern times. Few people are thrilled with either of them. Continue reading.

OP/ED: Brexit seems like a lonely way to go, Britain

BY JEFFREY OPPENHEIM, M.D. As world markets, pundits and the media try to make sense of the decision by The United Kingdom to withdraw from the European Union, one thing is clear: America needs to avoid the Machiavellian instinct to fear imaginary barbarians at her gates. Continue reading.

OP/ED: Donald Trump, GOP’s 400-pound gorilla in the room?

BY JEFFREY OPPENHEIM M.D. On May 28th a three-year-old boy slipped into the gorilla cage at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden where he was grabbed by a 17-year-old gorilla named Harambe. Zoo officials felt obligated to kill Harambe in order to prevent injury to the youth. The decision made by these officials gripped the nation as people sought to find someone to blame for the unfortunate event. Ironically, the tragedy in the Cincinnati zoo has a metaphor in our presidential politics. To wit, Harambe the Gorilla and Donald Trump have a lot in common. Continue reading.

OP/ED: Has this election season gone down the drain?

BY JEFFREY OPPENHEIM, M.D.

It’s so easy to dump on Trump. He’s a hot mess. His most recent inanity was to insult the Muslim gold star parents of a fallen soldier. Rather than acknowledge their sacrifice by pointing out that… Continue reading.