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Miles Mogulescu
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Miles Mogulescu (miles_mogulescu@yahoo.com) is an entertainment attorney/business affairs executive, producer, political activist, and writer who has one of the earliest contributors to The Huffington Post, writing hundreds of pieces since 2006. Professionally, he is a former Senior V.P. at MGM. He has recently represented the production, financing and distribution of such films as the Oscar-winning “Whiplash”, “Nightcrawler” starring Jake Gyllenhaal, and “Drive” starring Ryan Gosling, and negotiated the terms of a new company with director Robert Rodriquez to produce and finance a slate of films. He has been a lifelong progressive since the age of 12 when his father helped raise money for Dr. Martin Luther King, who was a guest in his home several times. He will never forget the impression which that extraordinary man made on him, which helped lead to a lifelong commitment to social justice. As a college student, he organized sit-ins and other protests at the University of Chicago. More recently, he organized a program on single payer healthcare at the Take Back America Conferenc, a 2-day conference on Money in Politics at UCLA Law School, and “Made in Cuba”, the largest exhibition of contemporary Cuban art ever held in Southern California. He co-produced and co-directed Union Maids, a film about 3 women union organizers in Chicago in the 1930s and '40s, which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Feature Documentary. He also produced “Montana” for HBO based on an original screenplay by Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Larry McMurty. At the time of the Gulf War, he and music executive Danny Goldberg produced a super-star music video with new lyrics to Give Peace a Chance written by Lenny Kravitz and John Lennon's son, Sean.

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Ask the Clintons to Release Their Paid Speech Transcripts

(125) Comments | Posted February 8, 2016 | 1:54 PM

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The best question at last week's Democratic debate originated not with the moderators but apparently from a voter through New England Cable News who asked whether Secretary Clinton would release the transcripts of her private speeches to Goldman Sachs (for which...

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Why Iowa Was a Virtual Tie and Not a 'Win' for Hillary

(56) Comments | Posted February 2, 2016 | 7:21 PM

It's obvious why Hillary Clinton and her campaign would like to spin Iowa as a "win" for Hillary.

And the mainstream media likes to covers the race like it's ball game with a clear winner and loser in each caucus or primary.

But proclaiming a Hillary "win" is misleading when...

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Hillary's Pro-Iraq War Vote Is Still a Really Big Deal

(0) Comments | Posted January 29, 2016 | 11:38 AM

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Hillary Clinton voted to authorize George W. Bush to go to war in Iraq. As a result of that war, tens of thousands of Americans and Iraqis died needlessly, trillions of dollars were added to the debt, and the Middle East was destabilized...

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Clintons's $200,000 an Hour Pay From Goldman Sachs is Nothing to Laugh At

(550) Comments | Posted January 25, 2016 | 1:15 PM

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Goldman Sachs -- the investment bank that was so instrumental in causing the greatest economic collapse since the Great Depression -- pays Hillary Clinton $200,000 an hour or more to speak to their executives and investors. (The median income for an...

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A New Drinking Game to Play When Clinton Campaign Attacks Sanders

(0) Comments | Posted January 22, 2016 | 11:26 AM

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With the Sanders campaign surging in the polls, the Clinton campaign has moved in the past week beyond initialing ignoring and laughing at the gruff Vermont democratic socialist with a Brooklyn accent to attacking him, often disingenuously, both directly and through surrogates.

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Clinton's Dishonest Attacks On Sanders' Medicare-For-All Plan Betrays Democratic Values

(47) Comments | Posted January 14, 2016 | 9:27 PM

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The Clinton campaign's aggressive attacks on Bernie Sanders' long-term goal of Medicare-For-All are shameful, disingenuous and betray fundamental Democratic values:

It's a fundamental distortion to claim that Medicare-For-All would deprive millions of Americans of their healthcare by eliminating Medicare, Medicaid, and...

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Democrats Pick Sanders/Republicans Pick Trump/Elites Freak Out: It Could Happen

(318) Comments | Posted January 13, 2016 | 4:06 PM

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Concord, N. Hampshire, Feb. 9, 2016 -- Major media outlets announce that Sanders and Trump have won the New Hampshire primaries, only a week after each placed first in the Iowa Caucuses. Democratic and Republican establishments start to panic.

Game on.

What 6...

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Fire Debbie Wasserman Schultz

(1098) Comments | Posted December 18, 2015 | 4:56 PM

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It's increasingly clear that Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Chair of the Democratic National Committee, isn't acting as a neutral party Chair, trying to insure a fair and democratic primary and building the Democratic Party in the states.

Rather, she's acting as a shill...

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Message to Bernie: Transform Your Campaign Into a Permanent Movement or Fail

(123) Comments | Posted December 17, 2015 | 1:06 PM

What this campaign is about is not just electing a president, it is transforming America. To do that we need millions of people--people who have given up on the political process, people who are demoralized, people who don't believe that government listens to them. We need to bring those people...
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When Did the US Become a Nation of Cowards?

(20) Comments | Posted December 10, 2015 | 11:41 PM

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The purpose of terrorism is to terrorize. Much of the American population is terrorized. In that light, we're giving the jihadi terrorists exactly what they want.

When did the US become such a nation of cowards that a rag-tag army of roughly 20,000...

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Democratic Party Hopes No One Watches Democratic Debates

(622) Comments | Posted November 13, 2015 | 6:35 PM

In a misguided attempt to protect Hillary Clinton's coronation as the Democratic nominee, the Democratic National Committee is doing its best to insure that as few people as possible watch the Democrat's own Presidential debates, even as tens of millions tune in to the Republican debates.

In doing so,...

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Marco Rubio's Illegal Presidential Campaign

(496) Comments | Posted November 10, 2015 | 2:43 AM

"Illegal" immigrants? How about an illegal presidential campaign?

Marco Rubio's presidential campaign is breaking the law with impunity and in so doing, is throwing up the specter of political corruption and the appearance of political corruption.

All of the money for Rubio's campaign ads to date has been illegally laundered...

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Kickin' It in the USA With Cuban Art, Music, and Culture

(0) Comments | Posted October 23, 2015 | 4:23 AM

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Cuban artists and musicians--some of the best artists and musicians in the world--are literally invading the US this month with an unprecedented onslaught of art shows and musical performances.

MADE IN CUBA!/HECHO EN CUBA!, a major art exhibit featuring over 100 mixed-media works...

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Cuban Art Invades West Coast This Weekend

(1) Comments | Posted October 15, 2015 | 6:23 PM

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Marlys Fuego

The largest and most comprehensive exhibit of Cuban art ever presented on the West Coast holds its gala opening this Saturday and Sunday at Arena 1 Gallery in at the Santa Monica Airport for the start a 5-week run.

MADE IN...

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Bernie Sanders Can Win by Learning From Pope Francis and Martin Luther King

(59) Comments | Posted October 12, 2015 | 3:29 AM

To win the Democratic Presidential nomination, Bernie Sanders must take a reasonable portion of the African American and Hispanic vote away from Hillary Clinton.

And the best way for him to do so is to follow the example of Pope Francis (and the civil rights movement that Bernie grew...

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Is Hillary Unelectable... Is Biden Even Worse?

(233) Comments | Posted August 27, 2015 | 6:13 PM

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Are the Democrats about to do what the Republicans did with Bob Dole in 1996 and with Mitt Romney in 2012? Lose a winnable Presidential election by nominating the candidate who's "next in line," but isn't much liked by the voters? That...
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I Was Wrong About Bernie Sanders, And So Is Barney Frank and His Fellow Clintonistas

(322) Comments | Posted August 6, 2015 | 2:42 PM

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I was critical of Bernie Sanders because I feared his campaign would be ineffective. Barney Frank and his fellow Clintonistas are critical of Sanders because his campaign is being too effective. We're both wrong.

In my initial disappointment at...

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Some of World's Best Art Is Made in Cuba

(1) Comments | Posted July 8, 2015 | 7:09 PM

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Cuban artists are creating some of the most exciting and innovative contemporary art in the world. The best Cuban art can stack up against the best contemporary art being created in New York, Los Angeles, Paris, London or other world art centers, while...

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'Trading Places II' Starring Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders

(106) Comments | Posted June 3, 2015 | 1:37 PM

Throughout his Senate career, Bernie Sanders has been a gadfly who's good at raising progressive issues in the liberal media like MSNBC, but has had virtually no impact on influencing actual laws.

Until now, many Elizabeth Warren fans have seen her as more than an issue-raiser, but as a progressive...

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The Soft Corruption of Clinton, Inc. -- And How It Could Cost Democrats the Presidency

(56) Comments | Posted May 5, 2015 | 2:43 PM

No one has even come close in recent years to enriching themselves on the scale of the Clintons while they or a spouse continued to serve in public office. The ability of any other ex-politician, when a former president, or congressman, Republican or Democrat, to accumulate such large amount of...
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