Op/Ed: Bernie’s Jewish Complex

With Senator Bernie Sanders leaping ahead of the pack in the Democratic Party, chances have greatly increased that he will become the first Jewish nominee to reach the general election for President of the United States.

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Op/Ed: Halloween’s Over: Take off the Masks

At a graduation of a family friend, out of the blue, one in our group began lamenting that progressives tended to live in cities. She proposed that progressives should move to rural areas and "purge [such areas] of those awful conservatives."

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Op/Ed: Russia, Racists, and Ridiculousness

Now that the Russian collusion story has lost its captivating and enticing glow, the left's narrative du jour is that anyone expressing a contrary opinion is a racist. It is so exhausting! What is a racist, anyway?

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Op/Ed - Eugenics, Euthanasia, Infanticide, and Religion

New York's Catholic Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo had the World Trade Center in lights to celebrate its recently enacted abortion-on-demand-until-the-day-of-birth law. This law was framed, and sold to legislators, as empowering women through guaranteeing "Reproductive Health."

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Op/Ed - Free, Black and Twenty-one

I ran into a 20-something fellow wearing a T-shirt that said "I love being black." I had a wave of fond nostalgia remembering how my mother began our outings with "I'm free, black, and 21 – let's do it!"

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Op/Ed SCOTUS Hearings: Judge Kavanaugh’s Character Assassins Could Be Controlling Your Medical Care

Our elected legislators have been at their worst during the Supreme Court confirmation hearings of Judge Brett Kavanaugh. What a shameful display: condescending, arrogant show-boating senators questioning him in a manner reminiscent of the Grand Inquisitor.

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Op/Ed: Create Your Own Healthcare "System"

Kudos to the folks in D.C. who are advancing alternatives to the Affordable Care Act's over-regulated and expensive health insurance policies. Small business association health plans and expanding health savings accounts (HSAs) are among several tools to increase health care choices.

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Op/Ed: The REAL Fake News

Today, the term 'Fake News' is firmly entrenched in our lexicon. It seems everyone from Trumpite retirees, to neo-political millennials, freely toss around the phrase. The term was even recognized as, "The Word of the Year" by UK-based Collins Dictionary.

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Op/Ed: There’s More To Black History Than Slavery

Black History month is a time to celebrate Americans, past and present, whose accomplishments are sometimes overshadowed by the eye-catching negative news stories which contribute to the general dissolution of race relations in contemporary culture.

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The Power of Sports Metaphors in Politics: Trump vs. Clinton as The Main Event

Gender norms influence not just what we think, but how. Consider the presence of sports metaphors in American politics. Metaphors are not merely figures of speech. According to the cognitive scientists and philosophers George Lakoff and Mark Johnson (1980), human thought processes are largely metaphorical.

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Justice Antonin Scalia: The Man, The Myth, The Legend

The recent death of Justice Antonin Scalia, a historically conservative firebrand on the Supreme Court, sent shockwaves through the political world. In the middle of a hectic and noisy presidential primary, the Republican candidates shared a moment of silence during their ninth debate — and then dove into a conversation about whether President Barack Obama should nominate a successor.

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The Problem with Saying "Merica"

"Merica." No, that's not a misspelling. In recent years, we've all heard someone say the name of our nation in this ironic manner. I'd be lying if I told you I've never uttered it myself jokingly.

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  • Christie’s Reveals Landmark Michael Jordan Game-Worn Exclusive Sneaker Rarities

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    A week after previewing "Original Air," the era-defining Michael Jordan footwear auction, Christie's and Stadium Goods are pleased to announce the full selection of 11 historic lots chronicling Jordan's career will now be available to browse the collection.

     
  • Celebrity Interview: Little Men Director Ira Sachs and Star Theo Taplitz Talk On Hollywood Endings, Casting and Actors

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    Little Men, from Magnolia Pictures and Directed by Ira Sachs, brings to the screen a contemporary drama on life, death, love, family, friendship and the realities of economic minded decisions in the real world.

     
  • The Third Wave Review - Miracles in the Midst of Devastation

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    The Third Wave,” a Morgan Spurlock Production and Alison Thompson Documentary, tells the story of four aid workers in aftermath of the 2004 Tsunami that decimated Sri Lanka and other countries bordering the Indian Ocean.

     
  • Academy Celebrates Hollywood Costume with Private Luncheon Hosted By Annette Bening, Crystal Lourd, Gwyneth Paltrow and Elizabeth Wiatt

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    LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences hosted a private luncheon and viewing of the current exhibition, Hollywood Costume,on Wednesday, October 8, at the Wilshire May Company building—future home of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures.

     
  • Election 2020: Tom Steyer, NYS Dem Chairman, Latinos Decisions, Praise VP Choice

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    Inclusiveness is driving the coalition surrounding the choice of Senator Kamala Harris as the Vice-Presidential pick. Former Presidential Candidate Tom Steyer, New York State Democratic Chairman Jay Jacobs and Latino Decisions Anais Lopez, have issued endorsements.

     
  • Business/Finance: Miller Value Partners CIO and Chairman Bill Miller Speaks with CNBC’s Brian Sullivan

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    Squawk on the Street’s Brian Sullivan escaped the extreme cold and headed to Boco Raton, Florida, to speak with Miller Value Partners CIO and Chairman Bill Miller on Facebook growth, a healthy market and the next ten-bagger.

     
  • World Cities Celebrate New Year's Eve

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    From Sydney, St. Petersburg, and Dubai to New York, London and Hong Kong, cities throughout the world welcomed 2014 with brilliant, dazzling displays of pyrotechnic majesty, revelry, champagne toasts and midnight kisses.

     
  • A Victorian Flower Album, grow: The Art of Koyamori Review – Exquisite, Imaginative, Gorgeous

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    PIE International will release two additional front line books for Fall 2018. October will see the release of A Victorian Flower Album featuring hand drawn wild flowers from the Victorian Era and the exquisite artistry in grow: The Art of Koyamori.

     
  • The Hurt, Set to Release “Sleeping,” Featuring Lyrics Co-Written by Rikki Turner and Stephen Evans

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    The Hurt, an electronica, post punk, sound with Rikki Turner of Paris Angels teaming with Stephen Evans of Cabbage, co-write lyrics that have been called a brooding masterpiece, is set to release Sleeping from Blindside Records in May.  

  • Running For A Reason 2nd Annual Treadmill Marathon to Commence Sunday, November 17th

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    The 2nd Annual Treadmill Marathon is set to take place Sunday, November 17th in Los Angeles, CA where participants are running for recovery, resiliency and hope for a better life for all those affected by mental illness.  All proceeds will go to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).

     
  • Please Stand By Review – Unexpectedly Charming, Uplifting, A Trekki Fan Finds Hope and Courage

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    Please Stand By, from Magnolia Pictures, presents the story of an functional autistic girl obsessed with Star Trek who decides to enter the script writing contest and her journey to make the deadline despite her beliefs of limitation.

     
  • Beltway Insider: GOP Wins Big; ISIS Militants Bring Down Jet; ACA Enrollment; SNL/Trump; Job Numbers

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    Voters took to the polls this week in the mid-term elections and, still reeling from what they consider a lack of leadership, sent a resounding message to Washington and ventured into uncharted GOP territory in the hopes of solid change.

     
  • EMPEROR Review - Tommy Lee Jones and Cast Shine in this World War II Drama

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    EMPEROR, the World War II Drama, from Roadside Attractions, brings to the screen an engrossing tale of one of the matchless moments in World War II history as the greatest generation of all times secures global victory.

     
  • William Eubank, Talks on The Signal and the Challenges and Fun of Making Realistic Modern Sci-Fi Film

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    William Eubank, director of the upcoming Sci-Fi film, "The Signal," a mystery thriller that takes a story that has fascinated for generations, ups the game and walks away with a winner, recently came to New York to promote the film.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Trump Midterm Stump; Brits/Khashoggi; Refugee Caravan; Mail Bomber; Synagogue; Beltway Insider Twitter Trend

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    President Donald Trump responded to the Tree of Life shooting with a decree ordering all federal buildings, domestic and abroad, to fly the American flag at half-mast in honor of those murdered in yet another merciless massacre.