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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  • Chris Hemsworth Opts Out of LA; Puts Luxurious Malibu Property On The Market

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    Chris Hemsworth, who is best known for his roles in Thor, The Avengers, and Rush, has recently put his luxurious home nestled in the Malibu Hills, surrounded by natural privacy landscaping, on the real estate market.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Obama, Allies Meet; Syria/Refugees/Counterterror; Election; Rings of Fire; Invictus; Kobe Bryant

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    President Obama will travel this week to Saudi Arabia, Germany and the United Kingdom continuing to strengthen the global coalition and commitment in the destruction of the Islamic State and firming the support for the reunification of the Ukraine.

     
  • 100 Houses Nature and Nurture Book Review – Eco-Responsible, Ultra-Modern, Luxurious Homes

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    100 Houses Nature and Nurture, from The Images Publishing Group, brings to the pages an international collection of ultra-modern, luxurious, prize-winning and climate responsible homes that highlight their sleek sophisticated designs while complimenting a world of urban settings.

     
  • Le Liban Entre Solutions Et Guerre Civile

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    Au carrefour du Moyen-Orient, rongé par la corruption et l'incurie, le Liban semble aujourd'hui au bord de la guerre civile. Si des solutions existent pour relever le pays, elles ne peuvent s'imaginer que via l'aide de la communauté internationale.  

  • Horror Stories Emerge from Russian Mall Inferno; Putin Visits; Officials Underestimate Deaths

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    A makeshift memorial overflowing with flowers, stuffed animals and pictures of lost loved ones stands outside the Winter Cherry Entertainment complex in Kemerovo one day after a deadly inferno ripped through the upper floors killing at least 64.

     
  • SUFFRAGETTE Review – Emotionally Gripping, Resonating, Impacting

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    SUFFRAGETTE, from Pathe and Focus Features, brings to the screen a bio-pic of the Suffragette movement in London, a precursor to the modern Women’s movement, and the sacrifices they endured for a belief, a cause, a hope.

     
  • Beltway Insider: ISIS Renews Bombings; 15 Americans in ISIS Cell; Anti-Corruption Summit; Election; ACA; El Chapo

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    On Assignment, the NBC News Show,  in an exclusive to Haute-Lifestyle.com, airing Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 7:00pm EST has gone forward with a story that identifies 15 Americans who left the United States to join the Islamic State fighters.

     
  • LA 92 Review - Graphic, Brutal, Shocking Footage of LA Riots

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    LA 92, the National Geographic documentary, is one of four films that have been released on the Rodney King verdict and subsequent violence that erupted almost immediately and continued over a three-day period in April 1992.

     
  • World News: Heat Wave Disrupts French Government

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    The heat wave that is currently raging in France also questions the adaptability of a modern country in the face of climate change. France, and the countries of the world, will necessarily face and manage a precipitous change.

     
  • Noticias Telemundo Launches "Radar2020"

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    Noticias Telemundo has launched a new digital English-language news commentary show, Radar2020. Anchored from Telemundo Center, the weekly show airs on YouTube and explores news, politics, and culture from the diverse perspectives in the Latinx community.

     
  • MIFF: XIV Moscow Pitching of Debutants Announces Winners (Pics)

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    The XIV Moscow pitching of debutants, which took place as part of the business platform of the 42nd Moscow International Film Festival, has announced the winners in an event attended by talent, executives, and contestants.

     
  • Celebrity Photos: Joel Edgerton, Lucy Liu, Daisy Ridley, Parker Sawyers Announce Medalists at 2016 Student Academy Awards®

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    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences tonight honored 17 student winners from colleges and universities around the world at the 43rd Student Academy Awards® ceremony, held at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. 

     
  • Beltway Insider: Trump/Putin/G20, Dems Slugfest Debate, SCOTUS Hear DACA, James Field Sentenced

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    President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin had a sit down this week during the recent G20 Summit in Osaka, Japan where the two leaders seemed friendly as they sat for reporters while each expressed a disdain for media.

     
  • Backcountry - Riveting, an Attention Grabbing Thriller

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    Backcountry, from IFC Midnight and Fella Films, presents the perfect outdoor, man verses the nature, horror film a combination of terror, sheer fright, paralyzing fear and gritty determined display of survival instinct and will power.

     
  • Beltway Insider: President Addresses Malaysian Aircraft Accountability; Ukraine Russia; Border Kids

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    President Obama along with G7 partners and allies have condemned Russia over its involvement in the intentional and catastrophic downing of Malaysian Airline flight MH17 over the eastern Ukraine border resulting in the murder of all 298 on-board.