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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  • Don’t Let Go Review – Mind Bending Psychological Thriller Delivers

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    Don’t Let Go, from Blumhouse Productions and Universal Pictures, brings to the screen a psychological drama, set in contemporary Los Angeles, as a detective receives the chance to stop the murder of his niece.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Obama Snubs Paris Unity March; Charlie Hebdo; GOP Takes the Hill; December Jobs

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    President Obama refused to stand alongside the global coalition as world leaders gathered in Paris to lead more than one million marchers in solidarity against terrorism and honor those men and women murdered, choosing instead to remain in Washington.

     
  • Empower Cocktails Launches Ladies-Focused Spirits Line

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    The distilled drink industry is booming, with one report citing the alcoholic beverages sector is poised to reach a staggering $1,684 billion global sales by 2025. Despite this the spirit industry often fails to focus on the female demographic.

     
  • NYC Arts: KGB Spy Museum Opens In New York

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    A museum dedicated to Soviet espionage and intelligence is opening its doors on West 14th Street in Manhattan. The world’s largest collection of never-seen authentic KGB artifacts sheds light on the secret world of Soviet surveillance and espionage.

     
  • Row NYC Hotel Review - Perfecting The Art of Hospitality

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    Travelers seeking to plunge themselves into the pulse of New York City's famed Times Square area need only book a stay at Row NYC—an independent hotel that prides itself on offering guests an immersive experience in the very heart of Manhattan.

     
  • Massive Moore Tornado Upgraded to F5; Nine Children Dead; Death Toll Stands at 24

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    Nine children died in Monday’s massive Moore Tornado, which ripped through the Oklahoma City suburb, killing 24, injuring hundreds and leaving a trail of destruction through the center of the heartland.

     
  • American Assassin Review – Fast Action, Solid, Gripping

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    American Assassin, from Lionsgate and CBS Films, presents a fast action, contemporary thrill ride through the inner sanctums of the CIA, Special Forces, and Black Ops Units, with an authentic solid, global terror, story line.

     
  • Michael Skakel, Kennedy Cousin, Set To Be Released

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    Michael Skakel, nephew to the late Robert F. Kennedy, is set to be released from the Connecticut prison where he has spent the last 11years for the 1975 bludgeoning death of neighbor Martha Moxley.

     
  • OSCAR Trivia: Can “The Revenant” Be a Good Oscar® Contender

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    The Revenant is the latest work of the Oscar® winner Mexican helmet Alejandro G. Iñárritu - the question is if this film has the potential to win gold this year - the answer is "yes" and "no." 

     
  • Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel Review – A Multi-Million Dollar Makeover Adds a Gem to a Jeweled Skyline

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    As the United States fifth largest city, more than 22 million visitors flock to metropolitan Phoenix annually. With a bustling downtown quadrant comprised of 100 square blocks, this section of town is teeming with fun and excitement.

     
  • HL Health, Wellness: Dr. Arthur A. Kezian Review – Kind, Caring, Painless Dental Services For the Squeamish

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    Dr. Arthur A. Kezian, a Board Certified, UCLA educated, community established dentist, located in the Larchmont Village area of Los Angeles, became known to me through Angie’s List, when, unfortunately, a cracked tooth forced me into dental care action.

     
  • WRECK-IT RALPH, from Walt Disney Animation, a Honey Glow Good Time!

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    WRECK-IT RALPH, the newest animation feature from WALT DISNEY ANIMATION, brings to life the arcade experience in eye popping 3-D, explosive neon colors and a wild ride through a candy land fantasy.

     
  • Genuss! SouthWest Germany Celebrates a Year of Culinary Enjoyment (Photos)

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    SouthWest Germany is preparing for a year of good eating, drinking, and everything that goes with it in 2018. With 85 Michelin stars, this third largest state in Germany has much to offer and they’re looking forward to showing off!

     
  • Pantai Inn Review - An Enchanting Oceanside Escape

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    Pantai Inn, a boutique hotel uniquely offering a Balinese-inspired experience, offers guests a culturally-oriented escapism with refined distinct interior and outdoor décor, a garden oasis, and a communal fire pit, all accompany breathtaking Pacific views.

     
  • Announcing an Auction from The Collection Of Ringo Starr and Barbara Bach

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    Julien’s Auctions, the world’s premier entertainment auction house, is proud to announce the December 4th and 5th auction of Property from The Collection of Ringo Starr and Barbara Bach, easily the most important auction in recent history.