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Jackie K. Cooper

"Equity" Is One of the Few Movies About Wall Street I Can Understand

Jackie K. Cooper | August 25, 2016 | Entertainment
Movie Review - Jackie K Cooper "Equity" (Broad Street Pictures) In the past few years we have seen many movies about the Wall Street and the financial world. "Equity" is the only one of these movies I feel I completely understood. Anna Gunn and her supporting cast bring to...
David Finkle

First Nighter: N. C. Hunter's "A Day By the Sea" in a Tough, Touching Mint Theater Company Revival

David Finkle | August 25, 2016 | Arts
About N. C. Hunter, who wrote, among other plays, A Day by the Sea in 1953, the distinguished but now all but forgotten English critic W. A. Darlington commented that the playwright's "best work was often treated disparagingly by critics who allowed themselves to pretend he was a mere imitator...
Bernie Shine

Will Trump Weasel Out of the Debates?

Bernie Shine | August 25, 2016 | Politics
He really is scared to debate Hillary Clinton. Admittedly she has some unfair advantages over Trump going into any debate -- experience, intelligence and knowledge.
Ella Goldberg

L.A. Reid: Interviewed by an 11 Year Old

Ella Goldberg | August 25, 2016 | Entertainment
I am a 5th at grader at Echo Horizon School in Culver City, California, and my schoolmates and I started a school newspaper. I am writing the music column. I met Arianna Huffington and after we talked she asked me to blog about interests to people my age. So here...
Ella Goldberg

L.A. Reid: Interviewed by an 11 Year Old

Ella Goldberg | August 25, 2016 | Entertainment
I am a 5th grader at Echo Horizon School in Culver City, California, and my schoolmates and I started a school newspaper. I am writing the music column. I met Arianna Huffington and after we talked she asked me to blog about interests to people my age. So here goes...
Ira Israel

Best Guru

Ira Israel | August 25, 2016 | GPS for the Soul
Lisa Machenberg interviewed me for her program Amazing Mind on Hypnosis TV and the main thing she wanted to discuss was how to find the best guru.
Kyle Stevens

James TW's Acoustic Version of "When You Love Someone" Will Make Your Heart Melt

Kyle Stevens | August 25, 2016 | Entertainment
Families all over the world are coming together to have thought-provoking discussions over James TW's "When You Love Someone." The eighteen year old from the UK is picking up serious steam with his touching vocals and ability to play the guitar like a seasoned champion. The heartthrob is making waves in the music world after debuting the acoustic version of his song today. In an exclusive interview, the young man with the big voice elaborated on why the moving anthem for families dealing with divorce meant so much to him. "I found out that his parents were getting divorced before he knew," James told me when describing what his best friend was going through not too long ago. "The first thing I thought was how they were going to explain it to him in a positive way and one that he would understand...I wrote 'When You Love Someone' because I wanted there to be something he could listen to which would make him feel better about everything going on." The soulful singer is not only a great friend but one incredibly talented guy as well. "I learned to play 3 instruments over a few years," James said with a big smile. "I started playing drums at 10 years old in my father's wedding band. Then I picked up guitar at 12 and started uploading covers and originals on YouTube. Shortly thereafter, I learned piano because my great grandma played which made me want to do so. I had the time because I was young and in school. I played in several bands when I was growing up. I may have sacrificed a little homework so I could practice." The sacrifice of skipping chemistry and algebra assignments paid off when he caught the attention of one of the hottest acts in the music industry. Photo Credit: Meredith Truax The pop prodigy was handpicked by Shawn Mendes to open for his world tour. It was a surreal situation for a kid who was just trying to get noticed on YouTube not long ago. His preservation created a career with an unlimited amount of potential. When talking about what it was like to be on the road with the Canadian singer-songwriter, James TW said, "Touring with Shawn was one of the best experiences of my life. I had a great time discovering places and making memories with new friends along the way. We played a ton of ping pong and Mario Kart. Some of my favorite cities included New Orleans, Seattle and Toronto. I look forward to the day when I go on my own world tour." With the way things are going for the youthful James TW, his own world tour should be just around the corner with Yoshi and Princess Peach hot on the trail. When describing what it was like to film the acoustic version of his hit single, James TW said, "Putting together the acoustic video for 'When You Love Someone' was a very smooth experience. I was in San Diego for Shawn's world tour and went to a studio in town that morning. It had a lovely vibe and was very comfortable to perform in. There was a small team of us and we got the video done in a few takes. I'm pleased with how it came out." So are we James. So are we.
William Morrow

Top Tips to Save on Gas Heating Bills This Winter

William Morrow | August 25, 2016 | Good News
Image Source Does your worry for increased gas heating bills increase with approaching winter? It's time to keep aside all such worries as a number of inexpensive and easy ways can be opted to save you from bearing outsized heating...
European Horizons

The European Union And Why Legalism Destroys Multilateralism

European Horizons | August 25, 2016 | World
The Brexit debate in the United Kingdom is only the most recent of a number of threats to the European Union's integrity. Commenters increasingly frame these threats as xenophobia brought on by economic distress, phobic reactions to terrorism, and refugee flows.
Steven Hill

Here's a Bold Idea for Hillary's Troubled Campaign

Steven Hill | August 25, 2016 | Politics
Hillary Clinton is ahead in the polls, but it's more due to Donald Trump's many blunders than excitement with Mrs. Clinton. She has benefitted from being the anti-Trump. But new allegations about the FBI finding another 15,000 missing emails, as well as evidence of a possible "pay-to-play" donation system between...
Paul Shapiro

Dairy Industry Suckles From Federal Teat

Paul Shapiro | August 25, 2016 | Green
As CNN reports, "sluggish demand and shifting consumption habits have helped to create the huge cheese reserve, pushing the surplus to a 30-year high." And as a result, at the request of the dairy industry, an industry dominated by factory farmers, our government's buying up $20 million of the unwanted cheese with taxpayer dollars.
Samina Ali

From the 'Burkini Ban' to U.S. Olympic Fencer Ibithaj Muhammad: Changing the Conversation on Muslim Women

Samina Ali | August 25, 2016 | Women
The notion that Muslim women need outside guidance in order to dress appropriately--and I dare any of you to say that to Ibithaj Muhammad's face--is one of countless belittling attitudes about Muslim women that I hoped to challenge in the global exhibition I curated for Global Fund for Women.
Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson

Faith in a Time of Politics

Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson | August 25, 2016 | Religion
Do you ever wake up and wonder where you are? If you travel a bit, it's a common syndrome--but all of us wake up and wonder, "What day is today? What do I need to do today?" Sometimes when a death, divorce, or tragedy hits, you wake up, and it takes a minute to remember the source of your inner sadness.
Christine Arylo

Female Friendships: When Your Feelings Get Hurt

Christine Arylo | August 25, 2016 | Women
Having strong, loving, open connections with other women is not just a nice to have, it's essential to the health, happiness and wholeness of our hearts and souls as women.
Donald Blinken

US Foreign Policy: A Critical Choice

Donald Blinken | August 25, 2016 | Politics
I never experienced a more satisfying meeting between a prominent American and Hungarian leadership in my two previous years as Ambassador. On the way out of the meeting, I turned to Hillary and said, "If you ever get tired of being First Lady, you might consider becoming Secretary of State."
Frederick W. Schmidt

Part-Time Ministry and "The Myth of the Empty Church"

Frederick W. Schmidt | August 25, 2016 | Religion
Denominational leaders need to ask themselves one set of questions, and clergy need to consider a second set. The answers they provide will be telling, for the churches, clergy and denominational leaders. For denominational leaders, the questions are these.
Robert Strong

The Trumpsburg Address

Robert Strong | August 25, 2016 | Politics
Twelve score years ago our forefathers, all four of them, brought forth on this continent a newly constructed nation, conceived in competition and dedicated to the proposition that most people are losers and only a few of us get to be winners.
David S. Simon


David S. Simon | August 25, 2016 | Politics
From day one of the Obama administration, Mitch McConnell and his "patriotic" country of old white men (with the exception of John Boehner) gathered together like a meeting of the Dons and made it their one single purpose to block anything that our new president was going to try to do by any means necessary.
Frederick Chen

Can Biotech Companies Save The Rhinos?

Frederick Chen | August 25, 2016 | Green
To help stem the tide of rhino poaching, some biotech companies such as Pembient are seeking to develop and manufacture synthetic horns that are biologically identical to the real thing.
Elle Kaplan

How To Hack Your Brain To Destroy Procrastination, According To Harvard Research

Elle Kaplan | August 25, 2016 | Healthy Living
People procrastinate for many reasons, but the result is always the same: they rush to get the task done at the last minute or miss the deadline. Even though it feels frustrating to procrastinate, people still continue this bad habit. Why?