Haute This Issue Op/Ed, Legal Commentary

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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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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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 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: 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: The Children, the Caravan, and Health

Recent border clashes produced shocking images that triggered condemnation from many who failed to realized there are three aspects to the caravan: what is shown by the media; what is there to be seen; and what is unseen.

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Haute Tease

  • Beltway Insider: Trump Taxes; Immigration/ Kate Steinle; Mueller/Flynn Guilty; Germany; North Korea; Argentina; Stanford Rapist; Matt Lauer

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    President Donald J. Trump, who ran heavily on Immigration Reform promising to make America safe again, was presented with a very real opportunity this week after a San Francisco jury acquitted an illegal immigrant of murder.

     
  • Race, Flags, and the Second Amendment

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    The shooting in South Carolina once again showed us the connection of guns and race. Statistics of inner city gun violence always showed the connection.  In this context, the National Rifle Association actually believes in gun control.

     
  • Darkest Hour Review – Riveting, Gripping, A Triumph

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    Darkest Hour, from Working Title Films and Focus Features, presents the story of an unwavering, newly appointed Prime Minister, Winston Churchill facing Adolph Hitler's Nazi Army that is advancing effortlessly throughout Europe with his sight on the United Kingdom.

     
  • Picasso Hides A Stranger in The Blue Room

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    Art connoisseurs, collectors, scholars and historians are heralding the genius of Pablo Picasso as extensive research has finally proven the long held belief of a stranger hidden, etched, behind one of his greatest masterpieces.

     
  • Updated: Associated Press Reports Attempted Turkish Coup; 264 Dead

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    The Associated Press has reported an attempted Turkish Coup initiated from a group within the military resulting in gunfire exchanges in two locations, Ankara the capital and Istanbul, the scene of the recent terror attack.

     
  • The Predator Review - A Wild Sci-Fi Thrill Ride of Epic Proportions

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    The Predator, from Twentieth Century Fox and TSG Entertainment, brings to the screen a savant child, a unit of unfit veterans, a secret government agency, and an heroic battle as aliens arrive to harvest DNA from the most advanced warriors.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Senator McCain Funeral - Obama, Bush, Kissinger, Pence Deliver Eulogies/Remarks; Aretha; Neil Simon

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    President Trump, who over his attack dog comments, was not invited to Senator John McCain's memorial which included the elite of Washington Politics, past and present. He nonetheless retaliated, via twitter, for perceived slights during the eulogies.

     
  • Chef Jennifer Johnson on How to Cook a Presidential Meal This Weekend (Recipes)

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    Chef Jennifer Johnson of Hip Chicks Farms you could say knows food. Her current gig as head chef for Ann and Gordon Getty, calls for her to craft exquisite meals for celebrities, public figures and most recently, President Barack Obama.

     
  • Deadly Category Four On Direct Path to Hit Hawaiian Islands

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    Hurricane Lane, an intense and dangerous category 4 storm with sustained winds of 145mph, is barreling toward the Hawaiian Islands, at seven miles per hour, with the outer bands already drenching the coastal areas with heavy and damaging winds, rain and pounding surf.

     
  • Unsane Review – Powerful Psychological Thriller; Shockingly Truthful

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    Unsane, from Fingerprint Releasing and Bleecker Street Media, comes a psychological thriller that reaches into a stalker's mind hitting the audience with a volcanic explosion as his target contemplates suicide briefly and seeks mental help only to find herself involuntarily committed.

     
  • Miami Woman Savagely Beaten Remains Comatose

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    Danielle Jones, 23, a Miami, Florida caterer, is clinging to life after she was savagely beaten, bludgeoned, strangled, slashed and left for dead on Valentine's Day, which is also her birthday, by her roommate of one week that she found on Craigslist.

     
  • Philae Spacecraft Makes Historic Comet Landing

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    The European Space Agency, with the assistance from the space docking launching station Rosetta, has robotically landed, which was live-streamed, the unmanned Philae Spacecraft on a comet recording and the first ever such landing by any space agency.

 

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