Admittedly Donald Trump is the class clown -- and the schoolyard bully. Oddly, also the teacher's pet. But his toxic mix of egotism, cynicism and racism simply isn't entertaining. It is, however, still a spectacle.
I encourage Pope Francis to address the language of coarse hatred that is increasingly becoming de rigeur in American politics. No doubt he is far too sophisticated to call out Donald Trump by name. But Trumpism is an ominous trend that must be denounced.
When Donald Trump was just out of school and had begun working for his father, Fred Trump, my late mother-in-law was an office manager in the Trump office in Brooklyn.
Jones is now flying solo and with it, he recently released his debut album titled Waiting For Midnight. I got to spend the afternoon with the star and here are 5 discoveries I just had to share.
When you read about bands that struggled before becoming successful, it's always inspiring. But with Strand of Oaks, that struggle is taken to a different level.
In polite circles men that behave in this manner to women are shunned. So why is this behavior okay with some women? Am I missing something? Why are women allowing Trump to define them in this way? Is this the new normal?
Bravo bravo bravo to Miley Cyrus for carrying the torch of social activism and most articulately publicly raising consciousness surrounding the hypocrisy, absurdity and stupidity of our culture's puritanical mores last night on the Jimmy Kimmel show!
Let's pretend for a minute that Trump is a serious candidate who really believes the views he espouses on the campaign trail. His xenophobic, racist, unrealistic statements on immigration are getting all the attention, but I think another of his go-to themes is also acting as a major draw for supporters: His argument that he is not beholden to donors.
Recently I discovered there is profound wisdom in some of Robin Williams' movies. He made us stop and think about our own lives.
I'm gonna come straight out and say it: I loved the second season of True Detective. Go ahead and toss your rotten fruit at my head. I've been hankering for jam. Did I love every single aspect of True Detective 2? Not quite. But my problems number just a couple.
Believe it or not, I pressed my ear up to the side door and said to my boyfriend, "Hey this sounds pretty good, why don't we buy a ticket and watch the rest of the show?" There were still tickets available. They were four dollars. Robert replied, hey, it's half over. I know - don't even.
The word was out and I got a call from Marty Bregman's assistant. Al, now famous as Michael Corleone, Serpico, and many other roles wanted to produce and was looking for someone to develop scripts, and more or less take care of his office. Would I be interested? Why not?
Can anyone imagine the spectacle of a President Trump -- from inauguration day and every day thereafter? He would be a bully in a China shop. Nothing would get done on his watch -- except constant verbal fisticuffs with anyone who disagreed with him about practically anything.
For years, Republicans have used race bait politics to consolidate their support among white, working class voters. For years, they postured about military action for partisan advantage. For years, they have worshipped Reagan as a man on a horse who rode in to save the country. Now Trump's tropes recycle these themes, in more nationalist, bawdy and bigoted rants. And in indicting our failed trade policies, defending Social Security and Medicare, questioning mindless interventions, he strays from the Republican gospel to appeal to the concerns of working Americans. He's calling out the phonies and offering himself as a true man on the horse to make America great again. The Republican establishment may just find themselves reaping what they have sown.
If the state-level Republicans do decide to create loyalty oaths in a naked bid to keep Donald Trump off their primary ballots, his supporters are going to be enraged.
Oz Pearlman has delighted audiences with jaw-dropping mind tricks and sleight of hand for over two decades, and his current run on America's Got Talent has sparked national interest in his gifts. Oz shares how he keeps his cool on live television and the hustle it takes to achieve any goals.