Dr. Tony Magana


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[i]Dr. Tony Magana was raised in McAllen Texas, attended Texas A&M;University, and holds a doctorate from Harvard University. He has served in the United States Army Reserve and is the co-founder of [b][url=http://www.contempomag.com]Contempo Magazine[/url]. The Sunlight and Participatory Politics Foundations[/b] which are non-profit and nonpartisan have frequently listed his articles dealing with Congressional issues as being "top rated." He is a member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists.Tony Magana Co-Editor and Web Editor Contempo Magazine,Inc. PMB#170 Suite B 2403 North Tenth Street McAllen Texas 78501 Email [[email protected][email protected]][email protected][/email][/i]

Most Recent Articles by Dr. Tony Magana:

Border GAO Report Urges Tougher Gun Laws

Jun 24, 2009 — Dr. Tony Magana

A government report purporting to examine the policies to prevent gun smuggling from the United States to Mexico comes to political conclusions urging stricter gun control in the face of incomplete and contradictory evidence about border security.

This week the Government Accounting Office(GAO) released the results of their investigation on U.S. efforts to combat arms trafficking to Mexico.

Health Care Quality is Not Just Statistics

Jun 17, 2009 — Dr. Tony Magana

Liberal advocates for health care reform point to evidence based medicine as the panacea to a burgeoning dilemma. A true health care change should additionally be based on acquiescence to what contributes to patient satisfaction and how our impious culture negatively impacts this goal.

The Patient’s Choice Act is What America Needs

Jun 17, 2009 — Dr. Tony Magana

Must Americans choose between the status quo of the public-private mix of health care or a new government controlled monopoly? There exists a third option, a viable Conservative Republican idea, which is market driven, renders competition in price and quality, and is consistent with the Federalist concept of state sovereignty in exercise.

America’s Nuclear Power Lag: GOP Initiative Reflects Realities

Jun 12, 2009 — Dr. Tony Magana

While President Barack Obama welcomed the “peaceful development” of nuclear power plants in Iran and other countries which do not see themselves as friends of the United States, he and his liberal Democratic colleagues seem intent on killing off the remnants of the nuclear power industry in the United States. Although candidate Obama said he would consider nuclear power use if a reasonable solution can be found to storing nuclear waste, President Obama has taken absolutely no action in developing civilian nuclear power. The comprehensive energy program of the Democratic Congress, the Waxman-Markey bill does not even mention nuclear power.

Obama’s Federal Deficit Crisis

Jun 4, 2009 — Dr. Tony Magana

The rapidly increasing federal deficit under the Obama administration and liberal Democratic Congress is impinging national security, threatening economic recovery, limiting sovereignty, and creating a legacy of burden for generations to come.

Both government analysts and think tank economists are saying that the national debt will likely be doubled in the next five years. This is actually a conservative estimate which assumes that the economy will start a significant recovery next year and does not take into account possible massive costs of cap and trade legislation or health care reform.

Is Obama Compromise an Empty Promise?

May 19, 2009 — Dr. Tony Magana

President Obama at the Notre Dame commencement and erstwhile has said that a compromise goal of pro-choice and pro-life groups could be the reduction of the total number of abortions. He conceded that abortion is a tough spiritual and health decision which weighs heavily on the woman affected. The absence of adequate adoption services and lack of societal support of a woman who decides to carry an unintended pregnancy to term were factors that need to be addressed if the number of abortions is to be reduced was remarked upon, as well as a need for expanded availability of reproductive education and contraceptive services.

A Conservative Dilemma:Illegal Drugs

May 15, 2009 — Dr. Tony Magana

Different persuasions of conservatism have opposed each other on the appropriate solution to illegal drugs but now circumstances should warrant a closer look at the libertarian point of view. The current drug policy of the United States is a two front assault: Try to limit the supply of drugs abroad and try to limit their consumption at home. Unfortunately there continues to be a dismal failure in achieving either objective.

Democrats Must Come Clean

May 15, 2009 — Dr. Tony Magana

The Democratic Party and President Barack Obama promised the American people that his administration would bring in a new era of accountability, transparency and trust between the American people and their government. It seems the third most powerful person in government, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) did not get the memo.

Tax Change Hurts Seniors,Workers,Jobs

May 13, 2009 — Dr. Tony Magana

The proposed capital gains and dividend tax increase by the Democrats and President Obama plays on a false myth that such taxes only affect the wealthy. An analysis of this measure shows that it will negatively impact America’s seniors, the value of retirement plans of American workers, reduce the capital needed to rebuild the economy, and retard the growth of the American jobs.

Congress Must Investigate McKiernan Firing

May 12, 2009 — Dr. Tony Magana

Obama wrongly thought we could deal with the Taliban but instead now we find ourselves in the middle of a growing civil war in both countries.

Today the announcement of the relief of Gen. David D. McKiernan, the top U.S. and NATO commander in Afghanistan, comes as the latest news in the flawed Obama strategy or perhaps best described as absence of strategy for Afghanistan-Pakistan. There has been growing controversy about whether U.S. military operations in the region have been stacking up unacceptable numbers of civilian casualties but is it fair to blame McKiernan?

No Economic Spark from Energy Bill

May 12, 2009 — Dr. Tony Magana

The Waxman-Markey Climate Bill is a package deal combining climate change initiatives including cap and trade, smart energy grid , energy efficiency and renewable energy standards. Liberal House Democrats are trying to force the measure through as a package because they know cap and trade alone will not pass. Considerable irritation with the cap and trade proposal is growing on the Democratic side of the aisle because of the increasingly apparent punitive nature of the bill to consumers and certain regions of the country.

Obama Deregulation Promotes Union Corruption

May 12, 2009 — Dr. Tony Magana

Obama’s labor initiative gives union leaders a blank check to commit fraud and engage in corruption by removing mandatory fiscal record keeping and reporting.

DC Poor Demand Obama Restart Vouchers

May 12, 2009 — Dr. Tony Magana

Imagine an issue where citizens with an average income of $18,000 per year oppose President Obama and the Democrats and demand a Republican initiative be put back in place in public demonstrations.

Why the Pro-Life Movement is Growing

May 12, 2009 — Dr. Tony Magana

Americans are embracing Pro-Life! What caused the rightward turn in American values reported by a liberal research group despite overwhelming liberal media bias and political activism? This shift is due to the underestimated and continuing influence of organized religion in America. An understanding of the impact of community churches on American values and American life is essential to rebuilding conservative coalitions in America.

Vatican: No Obama Speech At Notre Dame

May 12, 2009 — Dr. Tony Magana

There may never another moment in history for Catholics to show their faith as important. Stand up and be counted, join Archbishop Raymond Burke, Prefect of the Vatican’s highest court, the Apostolic Signatura, in calling on Catholics to demand that President Obama not speak at Notre Dame.