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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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Golden Opportunity for the Second Prong of the Sanders Revolution: Build a Permanent Movement Organization

(39) Comments | Posted May 6, 2016 | 7:36 AM

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"Rachel Maddow: Now that he [Sen. Sanders] has this massive national, indeed international profile...do you see an organization being formed out of the Sanders-centered movement that has sprung up around the campaign?

Jane Sanders: Yes! That's always been the intent. I mean as...

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Clinton and Trump Would Be the Two Most Disliked Candidates in History

(65) Comments | Posted April 18, 2016 | 12:06 PM

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In Hillary Clinton, the Democrats seem determined to nominate the most disliked Presidential candidate in polling history, unless, that is, the Republican establishment fails to stop Donald Trump, who's even more disliked.

The latest NBC/Wall Street Journal poll shows 56% of...

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Time for Clinton's and Sanders' Campaigns to Cool It on Who's Qualified to Be President

(84) Comments | Posted April 7, 2016 | 4:12 PM

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The Clinton and Sanders campaigns are harming themselves and each of their chances of defeating the Republican nominee by descending into the gutter of charges over whether or not the other is qualified to be President.

Whatever your respective views of Clinton and...

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Time to Transform Bernies's Campaign Into a Permanent Organization

(292) Comments | Posted March 25, 2016 | 12:42 PM

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The biggest question for Bernie Sanders and his supporters is whether they'll transform his presidential campaign into a permanent organization that can carry his political revolution forward in the long-term; or whether, like Occupy Wall Street, it will quickly disappear.

If Bernie pulls...

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Clinton vs. Trump Wouldn't Be Hope and Change But Fear and Loathing

(42) Comments | Posted March 22, 2016 | 2:25 PM

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If Democratic primary voters persist in giving the edge to their establishment candidate, Hillary Clinton, and Republican primary voters persist in giving the edge to their outsider candidate, Donald Trump, the fall election campaign is all but certain to be the nastiest and...

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The Campaign Promises Hillary Probably Can't Keep

(352) Comments | Posted February 19, 2016 | 2:13 PM

"I will not promise you something I cannot deliver," Hillary Clinton has repeatedly told voters, including a group of mainly African American voters in South Carolina last week.

This is meant to contrast Hillary's "achievable" small bore reforms to Bernie Sander's more sweeping reform proposals which are allegedly less...

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Ask the Clintons to Release Their Paid Speech Transcripts

(141) Comments | Posted February 8, 2016 | 12:54 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 | 6:21 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 | 10:38 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

(551) Comments | Posted January 25, 2016 | 12:15 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 | 10:26 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

(49) Comments | Posted January 14, 2016 | 8:27 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

(312) Comments | Posted January 13, 2016 | 3:06 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

(1103) Comments | Posted December 18, 2015 | 3:56 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 | 12:06 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?

(21) Comments | Posted December 10, 2015 | 10:41 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 | 5:35 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

(503) Comments | Posted November 10, 2015 | 1:43 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 | 3:23 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 | 5:23 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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