Author: Mark Hyman

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


November 5, 2012

Dereliction of Duty

“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 …

It’s the Economy

Filed under: Economics - 05 Nov 2012

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. …

November 4, 2012


Filed under: Taxes & Taxation - 04 Nov 2012

Our federal tax code is broken.

Forty-seven percent of Americans don’t pay any federal income tax. Think about it. Nearly one-half of Americans don’t have any federal income tax liability. 53% pay all personal income taxes.

Adding …

November 3, 2012

Budget Failure

Filed under: Politics In General - 03 Nov 2012


As of Election Day, that is the number of days since the US Senate last passed a budget. It’s been three and a half years.

And Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has shown no interest in passing one.

November 1, 2012

Terrorism at Ft. Hood

Three years ago, Army psychiatrist Nidal Malik Hasan walked into a Ft Hood personnel center. He twice yelled Allahu Akbar! God is great! Then he began firing.

By the time he was stopped, Hasan had killed 12 soldiers. One of …

October 26, 2012


Everyone’s familiar with blatant forms of bigotry. But sometimes it’s the subtle forms in which the damage is far worse.

The Florida Board of Education has set goals for public schools students to reach achievement levels in reading and math. …

October 22, 2012

GM Bankruptcy

“Osama bin Laden is dead and General Motors is alive.” [Vice-President Joe Biden addressing the Democrat National Committee convention on September 5, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.]

October 19, 2012

Five Strikes and You’re Out

How many second-chances would your boss give you if came to work drunk? Or high on drugs? Thought so.

You’€™d be unemployed. Most businesses today have a zero tolerance policy.

October 14, 2012

Sacrificing Truth

Filed under: Foreign Countries & Policy - 14 Oct 2012

It’s long been practiced that American politics stop at the water’€™s edge. We stand united on foreign policy. In return, we expect the president to act in our nation’€™s best interest. And to tell us the unvarnished …

October 12, 2012

Creating Jobs

Filed under: Economics - 12 Oct 2012

The single biggest employment gain in U.S. history occurred in June 1983: 900,000. The Reagan economy was starting to roar. The GDP grew at a staggering 9.3% rate.

September 28, 2012

Universal Service Fund

People who work hard, manage their finances, and pay their bills on time are forced to pay for free cell phones and airtime for those who don’t. In the government’s Lifeline program.

September 24, 2012

Military Voting

Filed under: American Military,Elections & Voting - 24 Sep 2012

Buried among the news stories about the thousands of dead people registered to vote; counties with more registered voters than people; family pets getting absentee ballot requests; [ballots given to complete strangers; offers to sell absentee ballots;] and the Justice …

September 16, 2012


Medicare has been in the news lately with Mitt Romney’s selection of Congressman Paul Ryan as his vice presidential running mate.

At issue is the Ryan-Wyden plan — a bipartisan Medicare reform proposal developed by Ryan and Democrat Senator Ron Wyden …

September 14, 2012

PC Cancer

Filed under: Political Correctness Run Amok - 14 Sep 2012

Political correctness. Comedians make jokes about it. Most people hate it. The public suffers because of it.

Political correctness has made some words unacceptable such as ‘handicap.’ It would be incorrect to say, “Joe Biden is handicapped.” …

September 10, 2012

United States vs. Gallup

Filed under: In The News - 10 Sep 2012

On August 22nd, the Justice Department sued the Gallup polling company. Actually, it joined a lawsuit filed by Michael Lindley. Lindley filed suit right after he was fired from Gallup.
[Reportedly, Lindley was a field organizer in …

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