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

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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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  • 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.

     
  • Le Nain Européen

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    Ensemble politiquement abouti, l'Union européenne reste incapable d'agir collectivement face à la crise turque. Cette incapacité révèle les tensions internes à l'Union mais aussi son rôle marginal à l'échelle internationale.  

  • Critique: The Traitor, Mob Drama se Dirige Vers Les Oscars, Ouvre en Novembre

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    The Traitor, entrée officielle de l'Italie à la 92e cérémonie des Oscars, présente la véritable histoire de Tommaso Buscetta, premier chef de la mafia sicilienne, qui a franchi la barrière de la confiance et accepté de devenir un informateur travaillant avec le procureur.  

  • France, Germany Announce Second National Quarantine

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    French President Emmanuel Macron announced, in a televised address to the nation, on October 30, they would return to a second shutdown as the expected second wave of the coronavirus had spiked across the country.

     
  • From Cannes: Academy Award® Nominees Annette Bening and Michelle Pfeiffer to Star In Gideon Raff’s "Turn Of Mind"

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    Academy Award® nominees Annette Bening (American Beauty) and Michelle Pfeiffer (Ant Man and The Wasp) have signed on to star in director Gideon Raff's ("Homeland" and the upcoming The Red Sea Diving Resort and "The Spy") thriller Turn of Mind

     
  • McDonald’s Worker Sells Heroin in Happy Meals

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    A Pittsburgh McDonald’s fast food employee was arrested and charged with possession of narcotics for distribution as she reportedly sold heroin in Happy Meals to pre-arranged buyers through the drive through window.

     
  • ROOM Review – A Riveting, Challenging, Triumph Over Tragedy Story

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    ROOM, from A24, brings to the screen a gripping tale, woven together straight from the headlines with challenging circumstances, a story of hope against all odds, of survival, of reentry, of remembering and discovering, of birth, death and rebirth.

     
  • Leyva Bill Requiring Rape Kit Testing Heads to Governor’s Desk

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    Without a single 'No' vote in the Senate and Assembly, historic legislation authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) requiring law enforcement agencies and forensic laboratories promptly analyze and test all newly collected rape kit evidence in California advanced today to the Governor for consideration.

     
  • World News: COVID-19, France’s New Traveling Companion

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    The handling of the COVID-19 crisis by President of the Republic Emmanuel Macron and the regional governments arouses both controversy and criticism each raising questions regarding the human drama that has reached a boiling point.

     
  • Spider in the Web Review - Sir Ben Kingsley Add Intrigue to the Contemporary Espionage Drama

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    Spider in the Web, from United King Films and Vertical Entertainment, presents a contemporary espionage thriller as the race to stop the development of chemical weapons for use in the Syrian Civil war has costly consequences.

     
  • New York State's Archaic Rape Statutes of Limitations Ignites Jane Doe No More

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    Statutes of Limitations are a criminals best friend. In recent high profile cases such as convicted rapist and actor Bill Cosby, many victims from New York State have been denied the opportunity to seek justice due to statutes.

     
  • The Shape of Water Takes Best Picture, Best Director

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    Guillermo Del Toro's fantastical film, The Shape of Water, ruled the 90th Oscars winning four Statuettes including Best Picture and Best Director; Frances McDormand, Sam Rockwell, Allison Janney and Gary Oldman also took home Academy Awards.

     
  • A United Kingdom Review - Beautiful, Four Stars, A Must See Film

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    A United Kingdom, from Pathe and Fox Searchlight Pictures, brings to the screen the true story of Prince Seretse Khama of Botswana and his wife, Ruth Williams, who together took a chance and changed a nation.

     
  • Haute Money: FORBES Announces Its 34th Annual FORBES 400 Ranking of the Richest Americans

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    The combined wealth of Forbes’ 2015 ranking of the richest people in America,“The Forbes 400”(p. 130 of the October 19, 2015 Forbes magazine issue), is $2.34 trillion, up from $2.29 trillion in 2014 and the highest ever.

     
  • Janays Herbal Products Review - Taking Hollywood by Storm

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    Janay's Herbal Products, a rising name in the herbal products industry, contains only herbs, vitamins, minerals, and nutrients, and has is credited with considerable research and development in the organic world.