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: French Election - The Time of Ideologies is Over

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    With three months before the first round of the French Presidential elections one thing is clear: The parties involved all seem devoid of a political philosophy, orphans of their ideologies, which to unite activists and sympathizers en masse.

     
  • Updated: Coordinated Terror Attacks Devastates Paris; Hundreds Dead; Scores Injured; State of Emergency Declared

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    Parisians are waking this morning, Saturday, to the sickening news of yet another mass casualty terrorist attack that killed nearly two hundred and injured countless more plunging the nation into a State of Emergency and closing the borders.

     
  • The Intruder Review - Flawless Direction, Strong Performances, Gripping Suspense

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    The Intruder, from Screen Gems, presents the story of an unhealthy obsession and a damaged mind as it manifests in three lives with a gripping, intertwining, inability to let go that culminates in a fight to the death.

     
  • Après Daesh, un Etat islamique 2.0

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    La mort du calife Abou Bakr El-Baghdadi marque la fin de l'Etat islamique dans sa version territoriale identifiée. Mais cette disparition n'annonce pas l'apparition d'un nouvel Etat défait d'attaches géographiques au profit d'une dissémination tentaculaire ?  

  • Money News: Bull Markets Continue; American, Europe, Asian Markets Close Up

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    The DOW Jones Industrial Average rallied throughout the week, as did the top ten watched markets with nearly all managing to maintain the Bull Run and with the bear out of sight, earned solid gains across the board.

     
  • LUXE Worldwide Hotels Reward Advanced Bookings With Lucky 13 Packages

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    LOS ANGELES, CA - Nearly 30 participating Luxe Worldwide Hotels are offering travelers who book 13 days in advance some irresistible travel packages that prove 13 is a lucky number across the globe.

     
  • Op/Ed - SOTU 2019 and American Medicine

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    While President Trump called for unity and cooperation in his 2019 State of the Union address, the views of the audience showed a sharp and bitter divide, especially on issues affecting the health and medical care of Americans.

     
  • Open Heart Review – Hope in the Dimmest of Places

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    Open Heart,” from HBO Pictures and Producer Abigail Disney, follows eight children diagnosed with Rheumatic Heart Disease as they travel from remote Rwanda to the Sudan to receive high risk life saving medical treatment.