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Obama Has Set the Parameters for 2016: Middle-Class Economics vs. Trickle-Down Economics

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 01.26.2015 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

Obama's push to tackle income inequality provides any Democratic nominee with a central organizing theme and policy purpose. It also challenges any Republican nominee to either reject government action in that direction, alienating the strong majority of Americans who favor it--or embrace such government action, alienating the Republican base.

Why I Support President Obama

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 10.02.2014 | Politics
Robert David Jaffee

My view may not have been so different from that of Maureen Dowd, who once wrote that President Obama had to look deep into his soul to determine who he was. In her view, he emerged with the realization that he was Barry, president of the Harvard Law Review.

Military Service Today

Lt. Gen. Clarence E. McKnight Jr. | Posted 09.06.2014 | Politics
Lt. Gen. Clarence E. McKnight Jr.

But three generations of relative prosperity have served to more than double that rate of inadequacy. The condition of so many of our young people offers a grim indictment of our public schools, a rebuke to parents, and a warning about the future of national security

Noisy Neighbors

Paul Stoller | Posted 09.01.2014 | Arts
Paul Stoller

The messages that films evoke say a great deal about the current state of our society. In recent years summer films have highlighted fantasy and rive...

Interview: Griffin Dunne and The Discoverers

Marshall Fine | Posted 07.15.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

It's been a while since someone offered Griffin Dunne the chance to be the star of a movie. Or at least one that he wanted to star in. So when Justin Schwarz approached him with The Discoverers, Dunne was ready to say yes -- and is glad he did.

Celebrity Collector: Tim Matheson

Reyne Haines | Posted 07.07.2014 | Entertainment
Reyne Haines

This veteran actor also has another talent you might not realize. He has been the voice of numerous characters in animated series such as Batman, Jonny Quest, Justice League and Scooby Doo. When I learned he was a serious Animation Art enthusiast, it made me wonder if his fascination began early on, or if working in the cartoon world ignited the spark...

Harold Ramis: One of Those

Tom Cramer | Posted 04.28.2014 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

Yesterday at work I overheard that Harold Ramis had passed. I was in strategy mode on a new project, intrigued by its odd combination of variables. On the drive home, the news started to sink in. It was one of those.

Recollections of Harold Ramis' Animal House, 'Double Secret Probation' Edition

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 04.27.2014 | Comedy
Robert David Jaffee

Ramis represented all of us who have struggled, all of us who have not gone the conventional route, who have not ended up in medicine or law, for instance.

An Ode to Harold Ramis

Timothy Braun | Posted 04.27.2014 | Entertainment
Timothy Braun

As the hash tag #egonbutnotforgotten floats around Twitter, I'll remember Harold Ramis as a writer more than an actor. His comedies viciously attacked plutocracies and he openly wanted to be disliked.

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

Francis Levy | Posted 02.23.2014 | Entertainment
Francis Levy

There is an epiphanic moment in Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues when the news icon Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell) comes up with the winning idea which...

Commentary: Are the '70s Movies Overrated?

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Lists of the greatest this or the best that are provocations and nothing more. Whether it's a critic offering his 10-best list of films (or books ...

16 Awesome Pieces Of Advice For College Freshmen

The Huffington Post | Debra Lipson | Posted 09.01.2013 | Celebrity

Summer is winding down and you know what that means -- it's back to school time. Hundreds of anxious students will leave their nests and begin the...

15 Movies That Make Men Look Like Animals

Posted 07.28.2013 | Entertainment

July 28 marks the 35th anniversary of the release of "National Lampoon's Animal House." Starring John Belushi, Tom Hulce, and Kevin Bacon, among ot...

For St. Patrick's Day, the Best Drinking Movies Ever Made

John Farr | Posted 05.16.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

I love St. Patrick's Day. It's so inclusive. By that I mean that though it's a bona fide religious holiday, you don't need to be particularly pious to enjoy it. Wishing everyone a safe and (reasonably) responsible holiday, I present my own candidates for the top drinking movies of all time.

How Oscar Lost Its Sense of Humor -- and 20 Comedies Worthy of Best Picture

John Farr | Posted 04.21.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

Is this oversight wholly the fault of the Academy? Who else, unless we all agree it's somehow natural or fitting for great comedies to be treated like the second-class citizens of cinema.

Yankees Beat Writer Criticized For Referencing 'Animal House' Pearl Harbor Joke

The Huffington Post | Kavitha A. Davidson | Posted 01.30.2013 | Sports

For Yankees beat writer Sweeny Murti, Dec. 7 is a day that will live in infamy, but for all the wrong reasons. The WFAN reporter was featured in Th...

WATCH: We're All Drunk In Here

Eva Hill | Posted 10.23.2012 | Comedy

Public drunkenness. It's something most of us have experienced, but we're not always eager to admit it. Fortunately, our friends are only too happy to...

Bruce McGill Loves Kiawah, South Carolina

Love Letters | Posted 08.27.2012 | Travel
Love Letters

There's nothing like the prehistoric eyes of an eight-foot gator gliding toward you to make you hit a golf shot efficiently.

The College Man's Film Guide

Jon Eig | Posted 07.29.2012 | College
Jon Eig

As we prepare to send my son off to school, it hit me suddenly that he just hasn't seen enough culturally significant movies to chat about with his future college classmates. So as a public service for other parents who, like me, have been negligent, here's a brief filmography.

PHOTOS: Behind The Scenes Of 'Animal House'

Matty Simmons | Posted 05.07.2012 | Books
Matty Simmons

For the first time, scenes that were cut from the script and the film are written about and selections from proposed sequels are included.

From 'Carrie' To 'Home Alone': Best Movie Pranks

The Huffington Post | Crystal Bell | Posted 03.30.2012 | Entertainment

April Fools' Day may be the only day when it's publicly acceptable to prank someone, but thanks to a few of our favorite films, we can enjoy the tomfo...

Leaked GOP Screening Series: 10 Movies Helping Republicans Stay Bold, Agressive and Insane

Katie Halper | Posted 10.04.2011 | Comedy
Katie Halper

This is a leaked list of the ten movies the GOP is screening to make sure they stay on the offensive, as they fight for the wealthy and attack middle and working class people.

The Top 10 College Movies

Posted 09.19.2011 | College

College is a time full of drama and suspense. Thus, what better place to set a movie? In that spirit, we present our list of the top 9 movies se...

Alan Greenspan, Animal House and the Scandal That Never Ends

Michael W. Hudson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael W. Hudson

As I've tried to make sense of the Robo-Signing, Document-Backdating Foreclosure Scandal That Never Ends, a couple of things have popped in my head: Animal House and Alan Greenspan. Stay with me here.

The Hangover From America's Bailout Party (VIDEO)

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

For a decade, Wall Street was playing funny money games, and many Americans also felt like they were invited to the celebration. We were living in fantasy land, but the fantasy is over and we woke up to a nightmare.