David Hogberg

David Hogberg is a writer living in Maryland.  He is author of the book, Medicare’s Victims: How the U.S. Government’s Largest Health Care Program Harms Patients and Impairs Physicians.

Odds & Ends

 

— Don’t you wish that you could get a dime for every time the mainstream media will use the death of Senator John McCain to bash President Trump? — The NFL season opens in about 11 days.  I rarely read George Will anymore, so can one of the readers let me know if he’s published […]

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Your Academy Awards Viewing Kit

 

If you have any intention of sitting through the Academy Awards this evening, then here is my “viewing kit” that should make it more bearable for you. Materials needed: Paper, pen, scissors, tape. Instructions: See below photo.

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What Good Is Democracy If the Result Is Trump?

 

Davos, Switzerland, the annual retreat for the world’s elite, gets a very flattering portrait this year from Molly Ball, a reporter at Time magazine. Nothing surprising there. Nor is it surprising that neither Ball nor her editors didn’t realize that they were letting readers know how disconnected the elites are from common folks. That said, this […]

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Time for House to Repeal Obamacare Individual Mandate

 

Senators just passed tax reform legislation that included a repeal of Obamacare’s individual mandate. The House of Representatives, which passed its version of tax reform without such a repeal, should now follow the Senate’s lead. The individual mandate is a gross violation of individual liberty and is not helping to make insurance more affordable. A […]

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Good News: ESPN Announces More Layoffs

 

On Wednesday, sports network ESPN announced it was laying off employees effective immediately. The long-expected announcement follows a similar purging of 100 employees back in April. At present ESPN has about 87 million subscribers, a big drop from 2010 when it had around 100 million subscribers. Even at this late date, there are still those who claim […]

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Is Kathy Griffin Insane?

 

After watching Kathy Griffin’s latest YouTube video, I have to wonder if she is certifiable. Back in May she sent her career into a nosedive after posing for a photo holding up the fake, decapitated head of President Donald Trump. In an attempt to save said career, she held a press conference that quickly turned into a pathetic rant. […]

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It Is Time To Abandon Roy Moore

 

It is time for conservatives to abandon Roy Moore. Running for the Alabama U.S. Senate seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Moore has now been accused by a second and third woman of sexual assault. It is noteworthy that those accusing Moore aren’t hiding behind anonymity: they are named, on-the-record sources. On Monday, Beverly […]

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Poor Kathy Griffin!

 

When last we saw her, Donald Trump had broken her after she held up a prop that looked like Trump’s decapitated head. It was just a misunderstood publicity stunt that everyone blew out of proportion. Poor Ms. Griffin had to apologize for it, but a lot of mean people wouldn’t forgive her and her wonderful […]

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If You Pull It Out, You Are a Lout

 

(language warning) Last week comedian Louis C.K. was set to release a new movie titled I Love You, Daddy about a 17-year-old girl who has an affair with a much older movie director. As I noted, this was a case of some really bad timing. Little did we know. It turns out masturbation is seemingly always on C.K.’s mind […]

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Louis C.K. Directs Movie About Harvey Weinstein (or is it Roman Polanski?)

 

One of the great questions of 2017 will be why comedian Louis C.K. didn’t put a hold on the upcoming movie that he directs and stars in, by, say, releasing it a year from now. Louis C.K. plays a middle-aged father in I Love You, Daddy. Chloë Grace Moretz plays his 17-year-old daughter, and John Malkovich […]

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