Wednesday, May 20, 2020

“AID WITH STRINGS ATTACHED IS THE RIGHT COMPROMISE TO CONGRESSIONAL DEBATE OVER STATE BAILOUTS”

This op-ed article written for the Hill by our guest, ADAM SCHUSTER, director of budget and tax research at the Illinois Policy Institute as stimulus for states,and how the dollars are allocated, remain a major topic of debate.

WEBSITE: https://www.illinoispolicy.org

Schuster’s work has focused on finding practical solutions to Illinois worst in the nation pension crisis, strengthening fiscal institutions and constraints, making government spending more efficient and reducing property taxes. His work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Fox News, Reason Magazine, the Weekly Standard, the Chicago Tribune, Crain’s Chicago Business, and more.

A CLOSER LOOK AT HOW VIRGINIA’S GOVERNOR RESPONDS TO THE PANDEMIC

Retired Army Colonel and former Republican member of the Virginia House of Delegates, representing District 31 from 2002 to 2018, SCOTT LINGAMFELTER is our guest. He raises questions surrounding reopening schools and the economy in his article from pilot.com:“NORTHAM FACES DIFFICULT DECISIONS TO MANAGE CRISIS.”

HIS NEW BOOK:

DESERT REDLEG: ARTILLERY WARFARE IN THE FIRST GULF WAR (AMERICAN WARRIORS SERIES). by L. Scott Lingamfelter  (Author)

Publisher: The University Press of Kentucky (May 19, 2020)

When Saddam Hussein’s Iraq invaded Kuwait in August 1990, triggering the First Gulf War, a coalition of thirty-five countries led by the United States responded with Operation Desert Storm, which culminated in a one-hundred-hour coordinated air strike and ground assault that repelled Iraqi forces from Kuwait. Though largely forgotten in descriptions of the war, an eight-day barrage of artillery fire made this seemingly rapid offensive possible. At the forefront of this offensive were the brave field artillerymen known as “redlegs.” In Desert Redleg: Artillery Warfare in the First Gulf War, a veteran and former redleg of the 1st Infantry Division Artillery (otherwise known as the “Big Red One”), Col. L. Scott Lingamfelter, recounts the logistical and strategic decisions that led to a coalition victory. Drawing on original battle maps, official reports, and personal journals, Lingamfelter describes the experience of the First Gulf War through a soldier’s eyes and attempts to answer the question of whether the United States “got the job done” in its first sustained Middle Eastern conflict. Part military history, part personal memoir, this book provides a boots-on-the-ground perspective on the largest US artillery bombardment since World War II.

THE PANDEMIC FORCES US TO TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT OUR HEALTH CARE SYSTEM

More on this with DAVE CHASE, health care expert, creator of the Health Rosetta and co-founder of the Health Rosetta ecosystem.

WEBSITE: https://healthrosetta.org

TOMBSTONE: THE EARP BROTHERS, DOC HOLLIDAY, AND THE VENDETTA RIDE FROM HELL, by Tom Clavin  (Author)

Publisher: St. Martin’s Press (April 21, 2020) 

THE INSTANT NATIONAL BESTSELLER 

“With a former newsman’s nose for the truth, Clavin has sifted the facts, myths, and lies to produce what might be as accurate an account as we will ever get of the old West’s most famous feud.” ―Associated Press 

The true story of the Earp brothers, Doc Holliday, and the famous Battle at the OK Corral, by the New York Times bestselling author of Dodge City and Wild Bill.

On the afternoon of October 26, 1881, eight men clashed in what would be known as the most famous shootout in American frontier history. Thirty bullets were exchanged in thirty seconds, killing three men and wounding three others. The fight sprang forth from a tense, hot summer. Cattle rustlers had been terrorizing the back country of Mexico and selling the livestock they stole to corrupt ranchers. The Mexican government built forts along the border to try to thwart American outlaws, while Arizona citizens became increasingly agitated. Rustlers, who became known as the cow-boys, began to kill each other as well as innocent citizens. That October, tensions boiled over with Ike and Billy Clanton, Tom and Frank McLaury, and Billy Claiborne confronting the Tombstone marshal, Virgil Earp, and the suddenly deputized Wyatt and Morgan Earp and shotgun-toting Doc Holliday. Bestselling author Tom Clavin peers behind decades of legend surrounding the story of Tombstone to reveal the true story of the drama and violence that made it famous. Tombstone also digs deep into the vendetta ride that followed the tragic gunfight, when Wyatt and Warren Earp and Holliday went vigilante to track down the likes of Johnny Ringo, Curly Bill Brocius, and other cowboys who had cowardly gunned down his brothers. That “vendetta ride” would make the myth of Wyatt Earp complete and punctuate the struggle for power in the American frontier’s last boom town.

TOM CLAVIN is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and has worked as a newspaper and web site editor, magazine writer, TV and radio commentator, and a reporter for The New York Times. He has received awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, Marine Corps Heritage Foundation, and National Newspaper Association. His books include The Heart of Everything That Is, Halsey’s Typhoon, and Reckless. He lives in Sag Harbor, NY.