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Real Factor in Midterms: Too Few Jobs, Not Too Much Spending

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

To deal with the underlying sense of anxiety and anger, nothing will work for Democrats in the fall besides actually creating more jobs -- more short term economic opportunity. The fact is that voting for jobs is always good politics.

Breaking News, MSNBC-Owned Twitter Account, Tweets News From 1985

Huffington Post | Craig Kanalley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The MSNBC Breaking News Twitter feed, appropriately called @BreakingNews, made a rather odd blunder today -- tweeting something out from 1985 as break...

Now Is the Time to Change U.S. Cuba Policy

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

The restriction on American travel to Cuba not only limits our freedom, it actually prevents the presumed goal of our policy to open up Cuba. That's just plain dumb. And the same goes for our economic "boycott".

George Orwell is Reborn as Mitch McConnell

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

To win, Democrats have to squeeze the Republicans, to expose the fact that they are fronting entirely for the big Wall Street Banks. Forcing the Republicans into a corner is the road to success.

The sadness of moving on and leaving a BFF behind

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

QUESTION Dear Irene, Over the course of my life I've had two or three best friends, relationships that ended for one reason or another. Although I ...

Making friends when you're depressed: It ain't easy!

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

QUESTION Hi Irene, Throughout my life (I am now 25) I have had problems with friendships ending poorly, usually with friends betraying and/or aband...

Three Lessons From Tuesday's Primaries

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

Much of the "horse race" coverage of the yesterday's primaries has failed to focus on three key lessons that have important implications for the direction of American politics and the elections this fall.

Best Friends Day: The Soundtrack of our Friendship

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

Is there a woman my age (approaching 60) who doesn't remember singing along to "You've Got a Friend" with James Taylor or with Carol King on her Tapestry album?

Why do some women have such a hard time making friends: Nature or nurture?

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

Many women write to me perplexed about why they can't form close friendships. They try new approaches, put themselves in all the right places, see the...

The Oil Spill and the Republicans

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

It turns out that -- in practice -- the Republican convention chant, "drill baby drill" really meant "spill baby spill." Many rank and file Republicans may not have intended it that way, but that's exactly the way it turned out.

On Jobs and Teacher Bills, Some Democrats Ignore Economics and Politics 101

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

The GOP has done a good job promoting the "deficits are out of control" narrative. But Dems should realize that failure to pass measures that create jobs poses a much graver political danger to members -- and economic danger to the country.

Finding a Bunco group, one player at a time

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

QUESTION Dear Irene, First of all, thank you for your blog and columns; I've gained much insight from you. I am a 42-year-old mother of two boys and...

No time for friends? Think again~

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

How many times have you felt that there simply aren't enough hours in the day? Or perhaps, thought you really would like to spend more time with girlf...

Finding a long lost friend: Let me count the ways

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

One way to replenish your stock of friends is to dig deep into your past. Rediscovering a friend with whom you have a shared history can truly be a tr...

'The Daily Show' On Vacation: 12 Huge Stories Stewart Missed Out On Mocking

Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

With "The Daily Show" on vacation this week after the historic health care bill was voted in, we feel as if we're being deprived of important, hilario...

When a friend's gifts are over-the-top

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

QUESTION Dear Irene, A friend of mine spends a lot of money on gifts even when it's not a special occasion. She is not wealthy and her husband recen...

An Historic Sunday: March 21, 2010

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

This Sunday, the House of Representatives will convene to conduct the most important vote it has cast in forty years. The health care reform vote is historic both on substantive and political grounds.

Several Reasons Why Closure of Lanterman & Fairview Does Not Pass Legal Muster

Boris Mamlyuk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Boris Mamlyuk

I want to outline several reasons why the closure of Lanterman Developmental Center (Pomona, CA) and Fairview Developmental Center (Costa Mesa, CA) is...

Voice Your Opposition to Lanterman Closure March 17!

Boris Mamlyuk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Boris Mamlyuk

It seems the folks in Sacramento are pulling out all the stops to fast-track legislation to close Lanterman Developmental Center (Pomona, CA) and Fair...

Passed over as a Godmother: Dealing with the hurt

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

QUESTION Dear Irene, I am an only child and have a friend named Linda (who is also an only) whom I've known since first grade. She is due to give bi...

Immigration Reform Now: An Emotional Plea to Obama

Aladdin Elaasar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aladdin Elaasar

Her words reduced us to tears. Beatrice Vasques, a 15-year-old born in LA, came home from school one day to find her mom arrested and deported by immigration officers.

Public Option Garners Avalanche of Support in Senate

Adam Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Adam Green

Polls show that voters in state after state overwhelmingly want the public option -- and progressives will keep pushing others senators to take a stand until 50 votes are reached.

Health Care Reform: The Price of Failure if Democrats Don't Win

Art Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Art Levine

Even with the new push by President Obama and Democrats finally coming around to the need to ignore Republicans and pass health refor...

Obama Proposal to Regulate Premiums of Insurance Companies Is a Game Changer

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

Obama's proposal to regulate health care premiums forcefully reframes the public dialogue in exactly the right terms -- a battle between insurance industry profits and the welfare of average Americans.

Another Olympics Security Breach? Man Threatening to Jump Now in Custody

Jack Hidary | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Jack Hidary

This is no Olympic sport. Here in Vancouver from midjight to 2:45am this Saturday morning, a man high up on a construction crane was threatening to jump off. The crane is located right next to the Olympic cauldren and the main media center.