Author: Mark Hyman
Profile: Mark Hyman hosts "Behind the Headlines," a commentary program for Sinclair Broadcast Group.
December 27, 2012
I’m growing weary of people playing the race card.
The other day, ESPN’s Rob Parker was angered because Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin the 3rd spoke in colorblind terms while describing himself. So Parker called RG3 a “cornball brother.” He …
December 22, 2012
Last week’s Connecticut school shooting was indeed horrific. Our hearts go out to the families of the victims.
Whenever there’s a tragedy there’s invariably a call to do something. But what?
December 15, 2012
Radio frequency identification, or “RFID,” are microchips. They’re used to track inventory such as books, electronics, tools and pharmaceuticals.
They’ve been injected in livestock. And family pets. My dog has an RFID chip. These are acceptable uses.
Using RFID …
December 8, 2012
Washington politicians are fighting budget battles.
President Obama proposes $1.6 trillion in savings. An average $160 billion a year for the next decade. Congress counter-offers with $2.2 trillion or $220 billion a year.
December 3, 2012
Conducting a nation’s foreign policy is an imperfect science. Mistakes happen.
But the US role in toppling Hosni Mubarak as the president of Egypt may be our nation’s biggest blunder in years.
November 29, 2012
Christmas is approaching. But Sarasota police officer Sergeant Anthony Frangoni may not have been in the Christmas spirit.
Earlier this month Frangoni saw five homeless men under a gazebo in Sarasota’s Gillespie Park. He arrested one of them for …
November 28, 2012
At times, complicated issues are most clearly understood in simple terms. Speaking before the Knesset in 2006, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu captured, in two brief sentences, that which lies at the heart of the ongoing, centuries-old Arab-Israeli conflict: “The …
November 27, 2012
Some of the college students in the 1960s who rioted, set fire to buildings and preached “death to pigs” are now professors, department chairs or even college leadership.
And they’ve moved colleges further into the crazy zone.
Where nutty professors operate.
November 24, 2012
Government officials in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina were criticized as incompetent.
We’ve now seen far worse in Hurricane Sandy.
November 17, 2012
Federal law requires executive branch personnel to use government email accounts to conduct official business.
Any employee who conducts government business on personal email accounts must make those accounts available [44 U.S.C. § 3302] to their agency [White House Circular …
November 16, 2012
One male student at Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington has ignited a controversy in a female locker room.
The 45-year man, who calls himself Colleen Francis has all of his original manufacturer’s parts. So to speak. Nothing’s …
November 8, 2012
According to the latest economic data (here, here, here, & here) the U.S. may be slipping back into recession. Officially, the recession has been over three years. The White House announcedin June 2009 that America is in …
November 6, 2012
One thing that becomes very apparent during an election year — especially a presidential election year — is the wide differences in opinions.
I’m a conservative. I believe in smaller, less intrusive government. Fiscal responsibility, lower taxation, reduced spending. …
November 5, 2012
“Well, my first job as commander in chief, Bob, is to keep the American people safe.” [President Barack Obama speaking to presidential debate moderator Bob Schieffer on October 22, 2012. The entire debate transcript is here.]
He didn’t. Ambassador …
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On Election Day millions will cast their votes. Whether it’s a second term for Barack Obama or a first term for Mitt Romney please understand this. Our nation’s financial future hangs in the balance.
We’re $16 trillion in debt. …