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Why McConnell Blinked

Robert Creamer | Posted 09.12.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell has blinked. His proposal late yesterday afternoon to give President Obama the power to raise the federal debt ceiling is the beginning of the Republican collapse in their stand off with the president and Democrats.

How to Settle the Viacom iPad Lawsuits Now

Jonathan Handel | Posted 09.07.2011 | Media
Jonathan Handel

Back in April, Viacom and Time Warner Cable sued each other; then last month Viacom sued Cablevision. Interestingly, that came just a day after Viacom...

Venture Capitalists and Rx Activists Speak Out Against the PROTECT IP Act

Jonathan Handel | Posted 08.24.2011 | Technology
Jonathan Handel

Opposition to the PROTECT IP Act -- Hollywood-supported legislation intended to reduce content piracy and block counterfeit goods -- is growing among ...

The Qualitative Difference Between Obama And Bush Foreign Policy

Robert Creamer | Posted 08.23.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

Whether Obama's Afghan withdrawal plan suffices or not, it is critical that Americans recognize the sharp, qualitative difference between the policies that cost America so dearly in Iraq and Obama's own policies that have restored America's leadership in the world.

Broadway Musicians' Union Sounds Off About Recorded Music

Jonathan Handel | Posted 07.16.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Handel

The fur -- and feather boas -- are flying in New York, where the Broadway musicians' union is waging what the New York Times calls "an unusually aggre...

Video: About Breaking News on YouTube and the Emerging Role of the Citizen Editor/Curator

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.04.2013 | Media
Andy Plesser

SAN BRUNO, CA -- While YouTube is playing a unique role in providing raw video of the unrest in the Middle East to the Web, and to many of the the...

AFTRA Retirement Board Sues JP Morgan Chase

Jonathan Handel | Posted 06.11.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Handel

The retirement plan is said to have lost $2-3 million because of an alleged breach of fiduciary duty by the bank. That's not a lot of money is percent...

There's one in every bunch

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

QUESTION Hi Irene, I was Googling 'toxic friends' and came across your blog. I am friends with a pretty great group of women, with the exception of ...

Friendship Calculus: The Problem of Three

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

QUESTION Hi Irene: Three friends never seem to work. One person always gets excluded in one way or another. I just moved to a new town where my husb...

Legacy Friends: Keeping old friendships alive

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

QUESTION Hi Irene, My best friend from college (who later was my maid of honor) and I had a fall out three years ago. After 13 years of friendship, ...

WGA Ballots on the Way

Jonathan Handel | Posted 06.05.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Handel

The WGA deal reached last month is on its way to the membership for a ratification vote - ballots are in the mail. Details: The Hollywood Reporter. T...

Do Cable TV Wars Cause Real Wars?

Rick Sanchez | Posted 05.29.2011 | Media
Rick Sanchez

The need for the "big story" may be one of the reasons our discourse has degraded, why there's so much anger and vitriol. If our politicians aren't being extreme, pundits will do it for them.

Friendship: Can you keep a secret? Should you?

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

QUESTION Hi Irene, I've been burdened with the knowledge that the husband of one of my closest friends was unfaithful to her. They have two very you...

WGA Sends Studio Deal to Members

Jonathan Handel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Handel

The ratification vote will take place in April, before the existing contract's May 1 expiration. Details: The Hollywood Reporter. On a separate note...

Phone Friends: Headed Toward Extinction?

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

Aided and abetted by new technologies, phone calls and phone friends are becoming a dying breed. More people are switching to text messaging, which is less intrusive and less time-consuming.

Love my friend---not her problem child

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

QUESTION Hi, Irene. My husband and I are good friends with a couple and enjoy their company. However, they have a 5-year-old child who is completely...

WGA, AMPTP Reach New Three-Year Deal

Jonathan Handel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Handel

The tentative pact, which is in line with deals reached by SAG, AFTRA and the DGA, provides for 2% annual wage increases but also keeps network prime...

Grief complicated by the loss of a best friend

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

QUESTION Dear Irene, My best friend and I had a major falling out 4½ years ago shortly after the death of my two-year-old son. At the time I was so...

Why the Republicans Hate NPR

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Robert Creamer

Yesterday, Republicans in the House passed a bill with no Democratic support to cut off funding for NPR altogether and to restrict local public radio stations from using federal funds from buying programing from NPR.

Toxic friendship? It takes two

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

QUESTION Hi Dr. Levine, I have read most of your posts about needy friends and overbearing friends and annoying friends. I am in a long-term friends...

Losing friends when you get divorced

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

QUESTION Hi Irene, Three and a half years ago I left my husband. We divorced amicably and have a collaborative and supportive co-parenting relatio...

March 8, 2011: International Women's Day

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dr. Irene S. Levine

Today is the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day (IWD) with events taking place all over the world. This global celebration honors women...

Trapped in a friendship: Try being honest

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

QUESTION Hi Irene, I have a certain friend with whom I've grown very close over a relatively short period of time (a little over a year). She is an ...

Couple Wanted for Close Friendship, Especially on Holidays

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

QUESTION Hi Irene, My husband and I moved across the country 10 years ago so he could pursue a job after finishing graduate school. After re-esta...

Infertility can derail friendships

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

QUESTION Dear Irene, Your recent post Expecting...and feeling let down by friends piqued my interest. My husband and I have been trying to get pre...