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In this defining moment in America's ongoing story, I find myself mystified by seemingly "good people" who refuse to support Hillary Clinton. They see her, they say, as imperfect. In the same breath, they refuse to offer viable alternatives. While I'm accustomed to the messiness of democracy, such crazy-making orneriness...
Vladimir Putin's Defense Minister has announced that Syrian forces loyal President Bashar al-Assad will let civilians leave through three corridors, and rebels through another, to escape besieged districts of Aleppo. We have seen this movie before. It is the same tactic Russian used when its air and ground forces were...
Hillary Clinton and the Democrats largely recovered from the destabilized opening of their national convention. Yet it is clear that there is a sword of Damocles, the imminent peril of ancient myth, hanging over the Clintons as they go forward into both the fall campaign, and a hoped-for presidency. And...
There's a must see on Times Square these next few days! For free. 120 times a day until August 3rd. Tourist or local, it is very difficult to miss it, if you happen to pass through Times Square in New York. The Chinese...
Movie Review - Jackie K Cooper "Bad Moms" (STX Entertainment) "Bad Moms" is another in a series of adult comedies that are full of raucous humor, endless lines of profanity, and discussions of sex that go on forever. You have seen it in all of the last few movies...
In the first episode of HBO's new comedy Divorce, Sarah Jessica Parker's Frances tells her best girlfriend how good the sex has been with her illicit boyfriend. Fans of Sex and The City, Parker's last HBO series, might want to mark that moment, because thas naughty little confidence is...
Even though it's unfair to use ethnicity or economic demographics as the basis for assessing the virtues of a particular sport, we can't deny that doing so offers its own set of rewards, one of which is the opportunity to pass judgment on a whole range of stuff. You...
Ancient cannons stand guard over a Caribbean island. Chances are you've seen the oft-played TV commercial about gorgeous places to settle down in Belize on the Caribbean coast of Central America. In the ad, we learn about the laid-back style of living there...
As the election moves into its final phase, expect candidates to raise the shibboleth of the Islamic State and argue vehemently over who is best able to keep America safe. Unfortunately, the debate will probably not rest on dispassionate consideration of the facts but on an exaggerated perception of the...
In November, I will be voting my conscience, and it will be based on a pro-life ethic.
Why Let Reality Get in the Way? : The Nostalgia of the Republicans VS the Cheerleading of the Democrats I know: not all Democrats are for Hillary and not all Republicans are for Trump. But there are theme songs circulating that threaten to become the center of platforms that...
In a shocking video released by several news outlets, Congressman Alan Grayson of Florida is caught verbally assaulting and getting physical with a Politico reporter.
As an urban planning scholar and a son of Mexican immigrants, I implore all planning scholars, practitioners and students to stand up and take a position against Donald Trump--the Republican nominee for president of the United States.
A young girl finds an unlikely and uplifting friendship with an adorable monkey in this charming, light-hearted film. Katie has lost interest in her school, her friends, and gymnastics following the loss of her mother, but her outlook changes in the summer when...
This article is written together with Cristian Rosu, a Romanian media expert who works for Kirchhoff Consult Romania, a corporation for Public Relations and Communications. Cristian has a BA in Philosophy from the University of Bucharest. More articles and social media analyses by Cristian can be found on his
Donald Trump seems to grasp the advantage of going second, repeatedly demonstrating his skill in "the art of the response" to position his reactions to opponents and events to refocus attention on himself and his message. This time, Democrats took a page from Trump's book and leveraged the advantage of the opportunity to counterpunch.
HBO has a message for fans of Game of Thrones, Curb Your Enthusiasm, True Detective and Deadwood. Be patient. But in the meantime, the channel is hoping to keep viewer happy with hits like The Night Of (above) and Veep,...
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I realize that in 2016, writing a nostalgic ode to a private beach club may feel as tone deaf as body shaming a child or "liking" one of Donald Trump Jr.'s hunting photos on Instagram. But for me and lots...
In this short interview, filmed immediately after the official DNC roll call nomination, a brilliant, tearful Bernie supporting Millennial puts forth the best soundbite ever for Bernie fans (and even "Bernie or Busters") to vote for Hillary Clinton. And I'm very proud of her as she happens also to be...
Khan's speech showcased a powerful way to tell the story of Muslims in America, with examples of their contributions to and sacrifices for our country--and language that reminds people we're all on the same team.