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Car Talk: 'Running' Out of Gas

Bonni Brodnick | Posted 03.16.2016 | Home
Bonni Brodnick

My husband and I are trying to put this recent escapade in the rearview mirror because my declaration comes with a bit of embarrassment: Yesterday, I had the "winning" score of 11 miles to go in my gas tank and 8 miles to the closest station.

Jimmy Stewart, Hollywood's "It's a Wonderful Life" Archangel

Bonni Brodnick | Posted 01.25.2017 | Home
Bonni Brodnick

During the Blizzard of 2016, my better half and I had plenty of hours to watch, debate, discuss and bicker about movies. We cast our own in-house vote...

V. Stiviano, The Stockholm Syndrome and Caring For Your Pet

Francis Levy | Posted 07.14.2014 | Home
Francis Levy

Much is made of docility, vulnerability and faith, which might all have been given a bad name by Neville Chamberlain who used the word appeasement to refer to his dealings with Hitler

Managing the Monkeys in the Middle of Management

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 03.30.2014 | Home
Lisa Earle McLeod

Does your boss ever remind you of an ape? Gorilla bosses have more in common with their grub-eating counterparts than you might think.

The Book of Leona

Jeff Danziger | Posted 02.02.2013 | Home
Jeff Danziger


Watch: Sky's No Limit For Dog Pampering

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 08.30.2012 | Home

Dog-pampering has gone to new heights -- a private charter jet company has launched first-class service for pooches. The dogs sit in their own seat in...

Voter Suppression and Our Rigged Tax System: The Underlying Ideology

Thomas de Zengotita | Posted 10.21.2012 | Home
Thomas de Zengotita

They might have some abstract legal "right" to vote -- but not the deeply rooted right to vote that only comes from the exercise of responsible proprietorship. And besides, what does not having a photo ID in this day and age testify to if not an absence of that responsibility?

LOOK: The 'Taj Miami' And 4 Other Incredible Penthouses

Posted 06.12.2012 | Miami

One of Miami's most eccentric properties is back on the market -- and it's a penthouse full of guns. Intended to be the South Florida home of New ...

Don't Go Away Mad, Just Go Away: The Supreme Court Closes Up Shop

David Coleman | Posted 09.05.2011 | Home
David Coleman

Closing down for the summer is not the Roberts Court's only disappearing act. During this past term, a disturbing trend emerged of withdrawing the courts from their historic and institutional role in providing justice for ordinary Americans.

Repeal the "Repeal It Now" Ad!

Ian Gurvitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ian Gurvitz

If Mike Huckabee wants to be taken seriously as a presidential candidate, he needs to up his game. Have problems with the health care bill? Please, Mike, make your case like an adult.

Is Meg Whitman California's Version of Leona Helmsley?

David Coleman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
David Coleman

Meg Whitman's record demonstrates a solipsistic absorption in her own drive to succeed and a deep seated indifference to any public service that she believes is beneath her station in life.

Leona Helmsley's Dog Trouble, Owner Of $2 Million Trust Fund

WSJ | Emily Friedlander | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The news today that the estate of real-estate baroness Leona Helmsley has signed a deal to sell a deal to sell one of its trophy properties- the Helms...

Leona Helmsley's Greenwich Estate: Price Drops 40% (SLIDESHOW)

Huffington Post | Julie Satow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The Associated Press reports that the palace of the Queen of Mean is on sale -- at 40 percent off. The late Leona Helmsley's mansion in Greenwich, Co...

My Friend Ian Browde's Right Brain Reflections

Yvonne R. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Yvonne R. Davis

With the election of Barack Obama as U.S. president, the world has entered a new economic context, "social or community capitalism," which will become our paradigm by 2015 - 2020.

Obama Declares Himself President-For-Life (No Fooling!)

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Chris Weigant

"I am ashamed at getting my stimulus bill passed so quickly. Republicans, those masters of bipartisanship, offered their sincere efforts to delay this bill for months and, I admit, I ignored them."

Helmsley's Dog Money Can Go To Other Charities: NY Court

Yahoo! Finance | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Real estate baroness Leona Helmsley's multibillion-dollar fortune can go to more than just the dogs, a judge has ruled. Trustees managing the fortu...

Alvin Rosenthal, Leona Helmsley's Dog-Entrusted Brother, Buys $2 Million Apartment

The New York Observer | Max Abelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Leona Helmsley, an icon of '80s-era superciliousness and a glowing tribute to the timeless Manhattan id, died two years ago of heart failure at age 87...

Whatever Lola Wants, Lola Gets

Doon Baqi | Posted 11.17.2011 | Home
Doon Baqi

I have this cute little dog, an adorable fluffy white Maltese. Her name is Lola and she's one of those jocose little creatures that make you smile ju...

"Queen Of Mean" Leona Helmsley's Fortune To Go To Caring For Dogs

New York Times | Stephanie Strom | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Sure, the hotelier and real estate magnate Leona Helmsley left $12 million in her will to her dog, Trouble. But that, it turns out, is nothing much co...

Leona Helmsley's Dog Loses $10 Million Of Its Inheritance

New York Post | Dareh Gregorian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Leona Helmsley's pet pooch, Trouble, is going from rich bitch to good dog by throwing a $10 million bone to charity. A Manhattan judge quietly reduce...

"Queen Of Mean" Is Top U.S. Donor

Wall Street Journal | Robert Frank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

With so much attention paid to the Forbes list, it's refreshing to see BusinessWeek, Slate and the Chronicle of Philanthropy put out their annual rank...

101 Dumbest Moments In Business

Fortune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Ah, what a dumb year it was! Fortune chose the absolutely dumbest of the dumb that the gods of fate and humor delivered into our laps - and yours - th...