Author: Mark Hyman

Profile: Mark Hyman hosts "Behind the Headlines," a commentary program for Sinclair Broadcast Group.

Website: http://www.behindtheheadlines.net/

January 2, 2013

Media Hypocrisy

There are a few groups that believe they’re better than everyone else. Such as academics, entertainers, politicians and — yes — the media.

With the Sandy Hook school shooting still in the news it’s worth noting how hypocritical the media …

December 31, 2012

Illinois’ 2nd District

Perhaps the country’s strangest voters live in Illinois’ 2nd Congressional District, located on Chicago’s southeast side.

In 1980, voters elected Gus Savage as Congressman. Savage said only whites are capable of racism. And he called-out “racist Jews” who donated …

December 27, 2012

The Race Card

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

School Shooting

Filed under: In The News,Liberalism, Marxism & Communism - 22 Dec 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

Privacy Invasion

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

Starve The Beast

Filed under: Religion & Faith - 08 Dec 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

Foreign Policy Blunder

Filed under: Foreign Countries & Policy - 03 Dec 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

Free Utilities

Filed under: What The F@#K?!? - 29 Nov 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

Holy Land conflict: No peace among wolves

Filed under: Foreign Countries & Policy,War On Terror - 28 Nov 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

Delusional Academics

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

The Shame of Sandy

Filed under: In The News - 24 Nov 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

EPA Secret Emails

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

Boys Will Be Girls

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

Staycation 2012

Filed under: Economics - 08 Nov 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

Tasteless

Filed under: Liberalism, Marxism & Communism,Myths & Lies - 06 Nov 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. …

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