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The War on the War on Drugs

Daniel P. Malito | Posted 10.02.2015 | Politics
Daniel P. Malito

Eventually, even the NFL wasn't "extreme" enough for our tastes, and someone created the XFL, where even the meager safety precautions put in place by the NFL were eliminated.

Just Say, "No!"

Marcia Liss | Posted 08.21.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


Planned Parenthood, Fetal Tissue and the Meaning of Compassion

Steven Conn | Posted 08.17.2015 | Politics
Steven Conn

As this story has unfolded I have been thinking about the Reagans, Ron and Nancy. It was President Ronald Reagan who first turned an important scientific pursuit into a political issue (masquerading as a moral crusade).

Only One Republican Hasn't Been Invited To The Next GOP Debate Yet

Reuters | Sam Levine | Posted 08.11.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Aug 11 (Reuters) - All but one of the 17 Republicans vying for the party's presidential nomination have made the cut so far for the next d...

No Precedent for 'First Gentleman'

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.06.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

We've never faced this problem as a nation, and not just on one single level, either. Like all things Clinton, it's complicated.

The Hillary Chronicles

Tom Allon | Posted 06.13.2015 | Politics
Tom Allon

Hillary has been the object of admiration, hope, praise, derision, anger, petty criticism and jealousy. She is the embodiment of the women's empowerment movement in our still not-overly-progressive society. She serves as a prism through which many express their hopes for a fully egalitarian society.

Ending the Federal Government's Doublethink on Marijuana

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.11.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Seen as a whole, the current federal attitude towards marijuana can truly be described as "doublethink." There are so many contradictions in the government's attitude that they are indeed hard to accurately count.

Friday Talking Points -- D.C. Smoke-In History

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.29.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Muriel Bowser, the mayor of Washington D.C., deserves at least an honorable mention, for standing strong in the face of threats of jail time from House Republicans, for allowing the will of the voters (70 percent of them) to become law this week.

Ibrahim Balkhy

'The Scars Of Teen Drug Treatment' Reveals How Kids Were Once Abused | Ibrahim Balkhy | Posted 01.30.2015 | Politics

In the early 1970s, Art Barker, a failed nightclub comic and recovering alcoholic in Florida, seized on an idea that he thought could help win the war...

Planning Begins For First 2016 Republican Presidential Debate

AP | STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The 2014 midterm elections are days away, but preparation are already underway for the first debate of the 2016 presidential prima...

Remembering Oscar de la Renta's Extraordinary Legacy

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 12.21.2014 | Style
Jeryl Brunner

Chances are that Sarah Jessica Parker wouldn't ask most designers to prominently embroider their signature in bold red into the train of their white dress. But then again, most designers aren't Oscar de la Renta.

Joan Rivers Said Nancy Reagan Helped Her After Her Husband's Suicide

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 09.04.2014 | Politics

After Joan Rivers died Thursday at the age of 81, the Daily Beast re-published an interview with the comedian from July, where she opened up about her...

Nancy Reagan 'Deeply Saddened' By James Brady's Death

AP | By The Associated Press | Posted 10.04.2014 | Politics

Former first lady Nancy Reagan issued a statement on Monday after the death of former press secretary James Brady, who was seriously wounded in the Ma...

First Nighter: "Fathers and Sons," "Khandan [Family]," "Handbagged" in London

David Finkle | Posted 08.15.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

LONDON--Ivan Turgenev's 1862 novel Fathers and Sons, which Brian Friel adapted for the stage under the same title in 1987 is just revived at the Donma...

Holy Terror 2.0: Bob Colacello on Andy Warhol, Bob Colacello, and the Re-Issue of a Classic

Christian Josi | Posted 06.22.2014 | Books
Christian Josi

The press release that recently came across my desk for the re-issue of my friend Bob Colacello's iconic, must-read memoir of his time alongside Andy ...

First Ladies in China: Jackie Kennedy's Kidnapping to Lou Hoover's Gun

Carl Sferrazza Anthony | Posted 05.24.2014 | Style
Carl Sferrazza Anthony

Betty Ford kicked off her high heels to join a communist academy ballet rehearsal in December of 1975. (Gerald Ford Presidential Library) Michelle ...

California Republicans Struggle to Prep for Primary 11 Weeks From Now

William Bradley | Posted 03.17.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

California Republicans gathered over the weekend just past for the first of their two annual state party conventions, this one conveniently located for a quick getaway near the San Francisco airport.

Just Say No To Jargon

Kipp Friedman | Posted 04.01.2014 | Comedy
Kipp Friedman

It is what it is. What is? Know what I'm sayin'? No, not really. There you go. Where? I haven't budged from this spot. When people speak in mean...

The Ghostly Happenings That Have Occurred In The White House

Joan Gage | Posted 12.31.2013 | Fifty
Joan Gage

Ever since the White House was first occupied in 1800, there have been rumors of hauntings, but I got this story direct from the President. No, not President Obama. I first heard about the White House ghosts directly from the lips of Ronald Reagan.

21 Political Figures You Thought Were Dead -- But Aren't

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 10.11.2013 | Politics

Some of these political figures have served their countries longer than you’ve been alive. Some are nearly 100 years old. Some have even been pronou...

The Butler's Whitaker/Winfrey, Next Chapter of Bogart/Bacall? Holding Back the Tears

Lonna Saunders | Posted 10.21.2013 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

What makes Lee Daniels' films so darn good? The brilliant casting and textured layering through and through. Knowing how to weave history with entertainment with moral message.

Review -- Lee Daniel's The Butler ...Just a Minute

Carole Mallory | Posted 10.14.2013 | Entertainment
Carole Mallory

While stars abound as pop ups in cameos, this story is not about celebrity, but ideals. It is about the gruesome spilling of blood unfortunately necessary to arrive at the pinnacle of the civil rights movement -- a black president.

Frightway to Stardom (Part II)

Dr. Franklin Ruehl, Ph.D. | Posted 10.03.2013 | Weird News
Dr. Franklin Ruehl, Ph.D.

Lew Ayres portrayed the orangutan Mandemus, keeper of the armory, in 1973's "Battle for the Planet of the Apes," the 5th and final entry in the original "Ape" series.

Christopher Rosen

'Entourage' Star Wants Obama To Be 'Bolder' On Drugs | Christopher Rosen | Posted 06.26.2013 | Entertainment

Adrian Grenier laughed when it was suggested that maybe he should run for political office. Not that he doesn't have politics on the mind: The "Entour...

Top 9 Ways to Run a Negative Campaign (in Hollywood)

Dan Mirvish | Posted 08.14.2013 | Los Angeles
Dan Mirvish

One reason the CAAN'T campaign backfired is because nobody knows who to root for when one bully beats up another bully.