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Jackie K. Cooper

A LOWCOUNTRY CHRISTMAS Shows Mary Alice Monroe's Amazing Grace

Jackie K. Cooper | October 22, 2016 | Books
Book Review - Jackie K Cooper A LOWCOUNTRY CHRISTMAS by Mary Alice Monroe Mary Alice Monroe writes from a place of love. She creates stories about people she loves, places she loves and creatures she loves. Every story she writes has a feeling of authenticity about it because it...
Red State Update

These 2 Rednecks Hate Trump

Red State Update | October 22, 2016 | Comedy
Jackie and Dunlap of Red State Update sure do hate Trump. Here, look. | podcast | facebook
Sidonie Sawyer

From Russia (To Paris) With Love!

Sidonie Sawyer | October 22, 2016 | Arts
For several decades split between the Hermitage and the Pushkin museums in Russia, the incredible Shchukin collection is arriving in the French capital. Considered one of the world's finest collections of modern art, it will go on view outside of...
Richard Greene

10 MASSIVE Policy Differences Between Clinton and Trump (and Democrats and Republicans): What Do YOU Want for America?

Richard Greene | October 22, 2016 | Politics
Beyond the bitterness, the sensational news stories and the personalities of Election 2016, America has an extraordinarily easy and clear choice on November 8, 2016.  On almost every major issue the two major Presidential candidates and the candidates for The House of Representatives and The Senate from the two major...
Dave Johnson

Watch Out For The Coming Corporate Tax-Break Trickery

Dave Johnson | October 22, 2016 | Business
Make these giant, tax-dodging, multinational corporations pay what they owe. Don't reward them for tax-dodging. And restore the 52% corporate tax rate instead of cutting it even further.
Richard Greene

Something to Vote FOR on November 8, 2016: Elect 279 Candidates on Election Day and The United States Leads The World in Fighting Climate Change!

Richard Greene | October 22, 2016 | Politics
You can make America a world leader in fighting Climate Change and in the development of clean, renewable energy . . . ON November 8. Climate hero, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, has marched down to the floor of The United States Senate every one of the 148 weeks The Senate has...
David Halperin

Trump's Gettysburg Address, Believe Me

David Halperin | October 22, 2016 | Politics
The world will little note, nor long remember, what we say here, but it can never forget Celebrity Apprentice, which got tremendous ratings -- the number one show -- and should have won the Emmy if the system wasn't rigged, believe me.
Brian Levin, J.D.

Hate Crime In U.S. Survey Up 6 Percent; But Anti-Muslim Rise 89 Percent, NYC Up 24 Percent So Far In 2016

Brian Levin, J.D. | October 22, 2016 | Crime
This updated 21-state data is presented for the first time here in The Huffington Post. Final national hate crime figures from the FBI are expected late next month.
The Conversation Global

From the Pacific Islands to France: migration, hope and deceit in the rugby industry

The Conversation Global | October 22, 2016 | Sports
The story depicts a young Wallisian man trying to make it in the world of rugby in France. 3 B Productions Niko Besnier, University of Amsterdam French filmmaker Sacha Wolff's first feature film, Mercenaire (released in English as...
Kyle Stevens

Get to Know HONNE While They Keep you Warm On A Cold Night

Kyle Stevens | October 22, 2016 | Entertainment
Andy Clutterbuck and James Hatcher are the modern-day Beatles. The British electronic soul duo formed HONNE back in 2014 and have been capturing the hearts of fans ever since. It is no surprise why music critics love these guys. When I had the...
Regina Weinreich

Leonardo DiCaprio in Before the Flood: Our Last Best Hope

Regina Weinreich | October 22, 2016 | Entertainment
Leonardo DiCaprio's Before the Flood, a documentary exploring this critical historic moment when we can actually do something about climate change premiered this week at the United Nations. Most compelling about this National Geographic film is its focus on the personal. Screened at the General Assembly Ecosoc Chamber with luminaries...
Donald Kerwin

Border Walls, Deportations And The Final Presidential Debate

Donald Kerwin | October 22, 2016 | Politics
In short, broad, integrated reform of the underlying legal immigration system, coupled with effective engagement of migrant sending states, would better address the challenges to which Trump's largely symbolic and wholly untenable policy proposals seek to respond.
Michael Rosenblum

The Networks Are Biased... And They Should Be

Michael Rosenblum | October 22, 2016 | Media
Donald Trump claims that the elections are 'rigged'. The proof? The Media is against him. The TV news is biased. So what? It SHOULD be biased. That's the basis of a Free Press.
John Thompson

How a Great Oklahoma Teacher Made the National News for Teaching about Racism

John Thompson | October 22, 2016 | Education
The Washington Post report about Norman, Oklahoma teacher, James Coursey, is currently the paper's second mostly widely read story. The Post's Cleve Wootson reports that Coursey was caught up in a controversy when teaching about "implicit bias -- the belief that we all have unconscious opinions about race,...
Steve Nelson

Corporate Reform - A Scary Fable

Steve Nelson | October 22, 2016 | Education
Once upon a time there was a nation that believed body weight was the most accurate and comprehensive way to assess ability. It had always been thus, and no one ever questioned the validity of the standard. The nation had many successful women and men who were thin. Because of...
Marjorie Cohn

The Threat Of A Right-Wing Supreme Court: Analyzing Trump's Prospective Justices

Marjorie Cohn | October 22, 2016 | Politics
As the media focuses on Donald Trump’s sexually predatory behavior and Hillary Clinton’s Wall Street speeches, the future of the Supreme Court has received only an occasional mention. During the final presidential debate, the topic was finally given some attention. When asked about late-term abortion, Clinton said Roe v. Wade...
Alexandra Owens

Rape Culture In My Newsfeed

Alexandra Owens | October 22, 2016 | Women
Did you cringe as you read those words? Did a small part of you wonder if "I deserved it?" Does it matter what I was wearing, or how I was acting? Will you look at me differently? Do you even believe me?
Bruce Fein

Department of Justice Incorrigibly Scorns Privacy

Bruce Fein | October 22, 2016 | Politics
The United States Department of Justice should quit summoning the judicial branch to interpret ill-fitting and antiquated laws to invade electronic privacy. It should address its concerns to Congress as the Constitution dictates. On October13, 2016, the Department filed a petition for rehearing and rehearing en banc from a three-judge...
Thomas Kuegler

Stop Telling Me 'You're So Lucky'

Thomas Kuegler | October 22, 2016 | Travel
I hate that phrase.  As if my life happened on accident. As if it's luck that I've been traveling for four months. As if a leprachaun himself must have found me and given me a pot of gold to do whatever I pleased. "You're so lucky." I...
Edward Schneider

International Travel: Hearty Swabian Specialties at Restaurant Wiesenstein in Berlin

Edward Schneider | October 22, 2016 | Travel
Walk ten minutes south of the jostle of the amazing KaDeWe department store and you're in another Berlin: Viktoria-Luise Platz is a leafy hexagon in the residential neighborhood of Schöneberg. On it is Wiesenstein, a welcoming restaurant that serves food from the owners' native Swabia (which overlaps the more familiar...