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James Marshall Crotty

To Defeat Radical Islamic Jihad, We Need Three Types of Army: Military, Political and Love

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 11.14.2015 | Politics
James Marshall Crotty

Moderate Muslims are the true front lines in this battle. And they need to be welcomed into our modern world, and helped in moderating the impulses of their young charges.

Blue Ocean Film Festival Makes Waves In Monaco, As Cop21 Approaches

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 11.12.2015 | Green
James Marshall Crotty

The just-concluded Blue Ocean Festival and Conservation Summit aims to correct that imbalance. Blue offers a rare chance to see a range of long and short films exclusively focused on marine protection.

Southern California's Best Film Festivals, Part 1: Palm Springs

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 10.23.2015 | Entertainment
James Marshall Crotty

Despite what you've heard about film productions "running away" to Georgia, Louisiana and New Mexico, Southern California (SoCal) is still the world headquarters of global film production. However, what kind of place is SoCal when it comes to film festivals?

First First Things First: Defeat ISIS, Then Deal With Assad

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 09.22.2015 | Politics
James Marshall Crotty

To show how Byzantine the already complex Middle East political debate has become, my take on recent developments there will seem counter-intuitive to my long-standing fans (all three of you). For example, I support - gasp! - the recent U.S.-Iran nuclear deal.

With China on the Ropes, Oil Plunging, Markets in Free Fall, How Do I Play Equities Now?

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 08.24.2015 | Politics
James Marshall Crotty

Friends often ask me, on huge down market days like Friday, what I think of equities moving forward. While I have earned decent long-term returns from Apple, several ETFs, and from trading around volatile names like Twitter, I don't give financial advice for a living.

How the Left Can Put the Planned Parenthood Debacle Behind It and Restore Integrity to the Abortion Debate

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 08.19.2015 | Politics
James Marshall Crotty

I grew up in a strict Catholic home, where there was zero tolerance of an alternative take on abortion. Partially in reaction, I've been pro-choice ...

American Sniper Sanitizes Colossally Boneheaded Iraq War

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 03.25.2015 | Entertainment
James Marshall Crotty

It, thus, effectively sanitizes this dark chapter in U.S. history, making it safe again for the masses to embrace chicken-hawk George W. Bush's deceitfully sold Iraq misadventure.

Cheney: Wrong on Iraq, Right on Torture?

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 02.13.2015 | Politics
James Marshall Crotty

Former U.S. Vice-President Dick Cheney was surprisingly persuasive in an emotionally charged Meet the Press appearance Sunday morning. All those Howar...

Dear President Obama: Secure The Border Now Or Risk Civil War

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 09.09.2014 | Politics
James Marshall Crotty

As any grade-schooler, let alone a graduate of Harvard Law School, knows, the first job of a US President is to protect the homeland. Nothing comes ...

Better Selfies Through Chemistry

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 07.22.2014 | Technology
James Marshall Crotty

The selfie is here to stay, despite reports of its demise. Love it or loathe it, the self-portraits snapped with handheld devices that Ellen DeGe...

The Egyptian Coup Is a Bad Precedent for All Democracies

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 09.04.2013 | World
James Marshall Crotty

You may not like the Muslim Brotherhood. You may not support its religion-infused politics, its arrogant brand of Islam, its views of the U.S. and Isr...

What About Bob? Mad Men, Episode 12

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 08.18.2013 | TV
James Marshall Crotty

Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon...