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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  • World News: France Global Diplomacy Stunted Against Libyan Rebels

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    France, who liberated Libya in 2011, is struggling to resolve the current conflict and is finding its diplomatic influence stunted and the inability to mediate an end, in spite of itself, confirms its status as an average world power.

     
  • New York Film Critics Circle Announce 2020 Winners

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    The New York Film Critics Circle names the winners of its 2020 awards. Voting was conducted via Zoom for the first time. Top picks included First Cow, Nomandland, Never Rarely Sometimes Always and the Da 5 Bloods 

  • Acclaimed Filmmaker J.A. Bayona To Direct the First Two Episodes of Amazon Studios Upcoming The Lord Of The Rings Series

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    Acclaimed filmmaker Juan Antonio (J.A.) Bayona (The Orphanage, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom) will direct the first two episodes of Amazon Studios' upcoming series based on J. R. R. Tolkien's iconic fantasy novels The Lord of the Rings.  

  • The Academy Announces First Slate of Presenters and Performers For 88th Oscars®

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    Oscars® producers David Hill and Reginald Hudlin announced today the first slate of presenters for the 88th Oscars telecast. The Oscars, hosted by Chris Rock, will air live Oscar®Sunday, February 28, on ABC.    

  • Beltway Insider: Trump Acquitted, Initiates Retaliation, SOTU, Afghan Attack, Kirk Douglas, Election 2020

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    President Donald J. Trump was acquitted, as expected, of two articles of impeachment after a senate trial marred by party politics and prejudices that only deepened the polarizing divide within our nation as we head into this election year.

     
  • Beltway Insider: G-7 Leaders Present United Agenda; U.S. Ukraine Pledge Loyalty; May Job Numbers

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    President Obama and the leaders of the G-7 met this week to discuss Climate, Food Scarcity, Energy, and Terrorism issues central to all nations in the search for solutions to these long term concerns that erode mankind's hope and the pursuit of betterment.