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 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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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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  • COVID-19: Hydroxychloroquine Is Not About Trump

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    President of Doctors for Disasters Preparedness, Dr. Jane Orient, M.D.,  remains a strong advocate of the drug hydroxychloroquine in the fight against the Coronavirus, despite the various labels the drug has been given and its mainstream stigma.

     
  • Oscars® General Entry Submission Forms Due November 15 For 2018 Oscars

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    Thursday, November 15, is the deadline to submit Oscars Submission Forms (OSF) in the general entry categories to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for 91st Academy Awards®consideration.  Films will not be accepted for consideration after the deadline.

     
  • What Every Aspiring DJ Needs

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    DJing is hard work, and like any other talent it requires a preparation and boldness to be done properly. An aspiring DJ needs to learn the tricks of the trade, have knowledge of tunes that move, and marketing.

     
  • Celebrity Photos:J.J. Abrams, Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Steven Spielberg Among The Artists Honored At AFI Awards 2015

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    America’s finest film and television artists were among the guests honored today by the American Film Institute (AFI) at its annual AFI AWARDS 2015 luncheon. Thirty-nine AFI Conservatory Alumni were among the 20 creative ensembles behind the year’s most outstanding films and television.

     
  • AFI FEST 2013 presented by Audi Announces a Special Tribute to David O. Russell

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    LOS ANGELES, CA, October 31, 2013 – AFI FEST 2013 presented by Audi, a program of the American Film Institute, today announced a Special Tribute to David O. Russell on Friday, November 8. AFI FEST will take place November 7 through 14 at the historic TCL Chinese Theatre, the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres, the Egyptian Theatre and the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.

     
  • Explore the Taste of Korea at Korea Festival in Los Angeles

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    Korea's Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism (MCST) and Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) will host Korea Festival in Los Angeles for three days starting from Friday, August 10th to promote Korea as a travel destination and attract U.S. visitors to Korea.