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Friday Talking Points -- Back to the 1960s

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.12.2017 | Politics
Chris Weigant

For those readers who weren't alive (or old enough) to experience the 1960s, this week we had somewhat of a history lesson, packaged as a Democratic debate. Part of why this happened is that the Democratic presidential campaign has entered into a "convince the minority voters" phase.

7 New Year's Resolutions For Homeowners

Trulia | Posted 01.08.2017 | HuffPost Home

New year, new you, new home. The calendar change always invites all sorts of resolutions, some of them attainable, many of them impractical and stress...

Friday Talking Points -- Toss of a Coin

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.05.2017 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Democrats are down to a head-to-head contest, which was on full display last night. Both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders made their respective cases fairly well, and the jostling between them for position was notable.

Dinner Is Hell

Marco Gonzalez | Posted 02.03.2017 | Parents
Marco Gonzalez

Something tells me that many other parents of a 2-year-old can relate to the title of this write-up. Not wanting to sound overly dramatic, but no joke, until your child is a few years older, chances are you're probably not going to enjoy dinner.

Friday Talking Points -- One No Trump

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.29.2017 | Politics
Chris Weigant

We have serious doubts that we'll see Trump at any future debates -- after all, if he can blow them off with impunity, why would he subject himself to them in the first place?

14 Interior Design Trends To Watch For In 2016

Deborah Stachelski | Posted 01.25.2017 | HuffPost Home
Deborah Stachelski

We talked about what home decor trends we were ready to part with in 2015, so we thought we would chat a little about some trends we predict to be wildly popular in 2016. Here we go!

Friday Talking Points -- Conservatives Are Revolting!

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.22.2017 | Politics
Chris Weigant

A full 22 conservative thinkers (although, with the likes of Glenn Beck and William Kristol in the mix, we do of necessity use that term quite broadly) all weighed in on why Donald Trump is a terrible candidate for Republicans to consider making their presidential nominee, and why Trump is an all-around terrible human being.

Friday Talking Points -- The Knives Come Out

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.15.2017 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The winner of the Most Disappointing Democrat Of The Week award was none other than Chelsea Clinton. There's a word for what she is doing, and it is called "fearmongering."

No One Wants To Buy The House From 'The Silence Of The Lambs'

Associated Press | Lee Moran | Posted 12.20.2016 | HuffPost Home

PERRYOPOLIS, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania couple is struggling to sell a house used as the home of psychotic killer Buffalo Bill in the 1991 film "The ...

Friday Talking Points -- Underpants Gnomes Will Defeat Trump!

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.08.2017 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Now that the primaries are getting a lot closer, some are doing mental pretzel-bends to rationalize their gut feeling about Trump's inevitable loss (since their gut feeling can't possibly be wrong, of course.)

Steve Israel To Retire From Congress

AP | Mollie Reilly | Posted 01.05.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Steve Israel of New York, a member of the House Democratic leadership in his eighth term in Congress, said Tuesday he will re...

My 2015 'McLaughlin Awards' [Part 2]

Chris Weigant | Posted 12.23.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Let's get on with the remaining 2016 best and worst awards. One warning: it's a very long column, so we encourage readers to pace themselves.

Paul Ryan Predicts House To Stay In Republican Control, Even If Donald Trump Is Nominee

The Huffington Post | Matt Fuller | Posted 12.23.2015 | Politics

Save one brief Donald Trump policy denouncement, Speaker Paul Ryan has made a point to stay out of the day-to-day 2016 news. The Wisconsin Republican ...

What's The Difference Between Paul Ryan And John Boehner?

The Huffington Post | Matt Fuller | Posted 12.18.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The $1.1 trillion spending bill had all the hallmarks of a deal former Speaker John Boehner would have cut -- and yet something felt dif...

The Difference Between a House and a Home

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 12.18.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Dennis Merritt Jones

"I long, as does every human being, to be at home wherever I find myself." -- Maya Angelou For my friends who have been reading my "weekly" Mindful...

Omnibus Bill Is Like Throwing Gasoline On The Fire

Bill Moyers | Posted 12.17.2016 | Politics
Bill Moyers

For 40 years, Republicans and some Democrats have been demanding an end to the ban on crude oil exports. The omnibus bill lifts that ban just as the world community meeting in Paris agreed that emissions released from fossil fuels must be lowered if the planet is to escape incineration.

Nancy Pelosi Not Confident Votes Are There To Pass Critical Budget Deal

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 12.17.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Minutes after throwing her support behind a sweeping year-end bill to fund the government, which Congress needs to pass before it leaves...

How Simple Organization Can Save You Tons Of Money

Thrillist | Posted 12.15.2016 | HuffPost Home

Here's the thing: being disorganized costs you money every month. That's money you could be spending on beer. Like cleaning your underwear and going to work, it's not the most exciting thing you do every day, but it lets you do the exciting stuff more and better.

Friday Talking Points -- Not Funny Anymore

Chris Weigant | Posted 12.11.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

It's not funny anymore -- it's getting closer and closer to becoming reality. Donald Trump, leader of the Republican Party. Deal with it, everyone.

House Democrats Hijack House Floor For Gun Vote

The Huffington Post | Matt Fuller | Posted 12.19.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Democrats used a special parliamentary procedure Thursday to force a vote on legislation that would bar people on the terrorist wa...

Back to the Chalkboard: The Soft Patience for High Expectations

Mark Silva | Posted 12.09.2016 | Education
Mark Silva

As eagerly as the Common Core regimen was embraced, it was disavowed in a Tea Party-inspired wave of opposition to what was become known simply as government outreach. And as strongly as the teachers' unions had campaigned for educational reform, they deemed the government's obsession with a testing an albatross hanging over the careers of educators who could handle their own classrooms perfectly well.

The Beautiful Holiday Lamp You Can Make With A Coke Bottle

LittleThings | Posted 12.09.2016 | HuffPost Home

We're big fans of upcycling, as you know, and you'd be surprised what kinds of awesome things you can make using Coca-Cola paraphernalia, like this cute DIY spice rack.

Questions You Need To Ask Any Potential Roommate

Thrillist | Posted 12.07.2016 | HuffPost Home

Use this guide to raise every red flag out there. Your cat poster will thank you later.

Paul Ryan Teases Ideas But Stops Short Of Specifics

The Huffington Post | Matt Fuller | Posted 12.03.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In what seemed like it could be a significant address laying out a vision for his speakership, Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) came before several do...

First-Time Homebuyer Mistakes You Don't Want To Make

Thrillist | Posted 12.01.2016 | HuffPost Home

You really, really don't want to make mistakes when you buy your first house. It could be a costly error -- even more costly than the time you dropped $10,000 on rare Beanie Babies in the '90s.