Richard Olivastro

Posted January 18, 2010

Who wins Tuesday’s special election to serve out the remaining U.S. Senate term of the late Ted Kennedy is important to every American. That person will be every citizen’s 3rd U.S. Senator in Washington.

Posted November 02, 2009

The public option is back. That is, if you believed it had ever really gone away.

Posted October 21, 2009

“Very rarely did we communicate through the press anything that we didn’t absolutely control” so stated White House Communications Director Anita Dunn.

Posted October 19, 2009

“Very rarely did we communicate through the press anything that we didn’t absolutely control” so stated White House Communications Director Anita Dunn. Yes, that’s the name of the Obama administration operative behind the Fox News dustup last week. But, no, Ms. Dunn’s admission is not recent.

Posted October 12, 2009

There is no shortcut to success. The certain route for everyone seeking success is focus and work. Most would clarify “hard work”. That’s the case in every endeavor for every person including presidents. Whenever any worthwhile goal or objective is accomplished in any field, results should be evident to all. Applause, recognition and deserved awards often follow.

Posted October 05, 2009

Is there – can there be - joy in defeat? “You can play a great game and still not win” opined President Obama after Team Chicago lost its quest for the 2016 Olympic Summer Games. “I have no doubt that it was the strongest bid possible and I'm proud that I was able to come in and help make that case in person."

Posted September 17, 2009

The mental gymnastics being executed as part of the political oratory in favor of changing Health Care as we know it into something very, very different is part of the “reform” ruse being perpetrated by the government.

Posted September 11, 2009

“A lot of seniors do not know what’s coming down the pike… When they hear (about it) they’re going to be upset,” said U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT). Sander’s statement refers to last month’s projection by the Social Security trustees that there will not be a cost of living adjustment (COLA) for the next two years.

Posted September 08, 2009

Recess is over. As the dog days of summer begin to recede in our nation, children are returning to school, and federal legislators will soon leave their local districts and return to Washington.

Posted July 28, 2009

President Obama practiced evasive communications at his health care press conference last week.

Posted July 07, 2009

It was July 8, 1776. Founder Samuel Adams had just heard the Declaration of Independence read aloud in public for the first time.

Posted July 03, 2009

Today, each American citizen has the responsibility to possess the personal constitution to declare their unshakable support of freedom and self-government.

Posted June 23, 2009

Derailing the ‘Health Care Express’ is essential if Americans are to ensure that health care will always be available to every citizen.

Posted June 16, 2009

Most adult Americans learn from the experience of living. Almost all of them conclude that our ancestor Ben Franklin got it right, centuries ago, when he said “… in this world nothing is certain but death and taxes.” Now, unless a significant majority of Americans figure it out - and promptly execute a massive ‘shout-out’ - founder Franklin’s prescient statement will need amending. That’s because government intervention in yet another arena of American life - our private health care system - is on a political track that will affect everyone living in the United States.

Posted June 09, 2009

What makes those people who invested in Indiana pension funds think they can question the Chrysler bankruptcy deal fashioned by the Obama Administration?

Posted May 18, 2009

Is House Speaker Nancy Pelosi courageous or is she stupid? Is she a truth teller or is she a prevaricator?

Posted April 27, 2009

All Americans breathed a sign of relief when news broke of the U.S. Navy Seals rescue of the Maersk Alabama captain from terrorist pirates off the Somalia coast.

Posted April 20, 2009

This is becoming a bad dream for growing numbers of Americans. Some sense it may be a nightmare.

Posted April 06, 2009

This year, nationally, Tax Freedom Day is April 13. There is good news, and bad, with this year’s date.

Posted March 10, 2009

Recessions are like major league fastballs. They arrive at blinding speeds.