Inside Democratic Party, growing concerns about Clinton
Aug29

Inside Democratic Party, growing concerns about Clinton

MINNEAPOLIS — As Democratic Party insiders gather for their summer meeting, there is a growing undercurrent of concern whether Hillary Clinton would be the party’s strongest candidate to keep the White House next year. They still like and mostly support her. But many are increasingly questioning her handling of official emails while secretary of state and… Joe Seer /...

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The irony hidden in Republican doom and gloom about America (Guest Voice)
Aug28

The irony hidden in Republican doom and gloom about America (Guest Voice)

Is America is in decline? It certainly is, to hear the Republican presidential candidates tell it. The current frontrunner, Donald Trump, has built his campaign around the proposition, and his pitch to voters is that only he can “make America great again.” Trump’s vision of the national emergency is America inundated by unassimilable, criminal foreigners —… graphic via...

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Movie review: Flee from ‘No Escape’
Aug27

Movie review: Flee from ‘No Escape’

If you’ve really been wanting to see endless shots of Owen Wilson running, sometimes while carrying a medium-sized child, the thriller “No Escape” might be just for you. Those looking for nuanced screenplays, believable characters, and movies that don’t feature the offhand dismissal of hundreds of people being brutally killed, might want to go elsewhere....

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Virginia News Crew Shot, Killed While on Live Report UPDATE: Shooter former reporter shoots himself. He is dead.
Aug26

Virginia News Crew Shot, Killed While on Live Report UPDATE: Shooter former reporter shoots himself. He is dead.

UPDATED: The alleged shooter, William Epperly Vester Lee Flannagan II, age 41, as reported by CNN, has shot himself. He was pronounced dead at around 1pm EST. [Earlier it was not know Whether he had died, just that he was taken to hospital in critical condition.] According to most recent cable news reports, the young cameraman, Adam Ward, 27, grad of Virginia Tech, was murdered– and is the fiancé of the young woman newscaster...

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Trump Ejects Univision Reporter Amid Illegal Immigration Exchange
Aug26

Trump Ejects Univision Reporter Amid Illegal Immigration Exchange

Univision reporter Jorge Ramos was kicked out of a Donald Trump event Tuesday in Dubuque, Iowa, which was followed by a testy exchange over illegal immigration that put the Republican candidate’s famously combative nature on full display. Ramos was forcibly removed by security early in the press conference after he tried to ask Trump a...

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5 reasons Biden would have hard time catching Clinton
Aug25

5 reasons Biden would have hard time catching Clinton

WASHINGTON — Vice President Joe Biden would have a rough time challenging Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination. They’re too much alike. They appeal to the same Democratic constituencies. Their Senate voting records are nearly identical. They even share the same controversies — both voted for the Iraq war. Biden, who is said to be… Denis Simonov /...

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Obama poised to avoid need for Iran veto altogether
Aug25

Obama poised to avoid need for Iran veto altogether

WASHINGTON (AFP) — US President Barack Obama has won the backing of a fresh clutch of senators for his Iran deal, raising the prospect he could yet dodge a humiliating legislative rebuke. For months, Republicans and rebellious Democrats have looked on course to pass a resolution against the nuclear deal, a stinging rejection of a central… graphic via...

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Biohistory’s Global Warning: Invest in Biological Research Now to Combat Industrial and Societal Decline Later (Guest Voice)
Aug25

Biohistory’s Global Warning: Invest in Biological Research Now to Combat Industrial and Societal Decline Later (Guest Voice)

Biohistory’s Global Warning: Invest in Biological Research Now to Combat Industrial and Societal Decline Later by Dr. Jim Penman Global warming has been a hot issue in recent years, with attitudes largely defined by political orientation. Those on the left tend to see it as a serious threat to humanity, and conservatives as an overblown danger that is an excuse to bash business. In this debate I will upset many readers of this article...

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Jeb Bush needs some razzle-dazzle (Guest Voice)
Aug24

Jeb Bush needs some razzle-dazzle (Guest Voice)

A plan to energize Jeb Bush’s presidential campaign: —1. Add another exclamation mark to your posters and bumper stickers, so that they look like this: “Jeb!!” This will put you ahead on the charisma meter, because most other candidates don’t even use one exclamation point on their campaign signs! —2. Provide unlimited Starbucks at all...

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Fact-checking Trump’s immigration plan
Aug23

Fact-checking Trump’s immigration plan

TRENTON — How much of Donald Trump’s recently released policy paper about combatting unauthorized immigration is accurate? FactCheck.org has posted a lengthy examination of the claims made by Trump, the billionaire businessman turned Republican presidential frontrunner. Some of the key findings: * In the nearly 1,900-word paper released Sunday, Trump’s campaign calls for an end...

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Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s re-election bid: The power and perils of incumbency
Aug23

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s re-election bid: The power and perils of incumbency

“You know,” Stephen Harper once said, “the longer I’m prime minister . . . the longer I’m prime minister.” Aside from giving his biographer Paul Wells a clever title for his 2013 bestseller, The Longer I’m Prime Minister, Harper’s stating of the obvious was a reminder that the Conservative leader has always been in it for… Photo by Presidencia de la República Mexicana [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via...

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Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren meet in D.C.
Aug23

Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren meet in D.C.

Vice President Joe Biden made a surprise visit to Washington, D.C., on Saturday to meet with Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, spurring more rumors that Mr. Biden is very close to announcing a 2016 run. Mr. Biden and Ms. Warren, who also faced early pressure from Democrats to run for the oval office, met in the...

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Cartoon: Trump’s Wall
Aug22

Cartoon: Trump’s Wall

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Two US Marines reportedly foil attack on European train
Aug22

Two US Marines reportedly foil attack on European train

BERLIN — Two U.S. Marines on a train from Paris to Amsterdam apparently broke up what is being investigated as a possible terror attack Friday that injured three people, including one American. According to the French newspaper Le Monde, the Marines, in civilian clothes at the time, heard “the sound of a heavy weapon being loaded”… graphic via...

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Ta-Nehisi Coates and Why #WhiteFragilityMatters
Aug20

Ta-Nehisi Coates and Why #WhiteFragilityMatters

Ta-Nehisi Coates and Why #WhiteFragilityMatters by P.J. Sullivan When I get into a discussion about race or gender or class online — something I try to avoid, often without success — I often preface my remarks with what I call the Great Asterisk, which is this: I am a white male heterosexual, born into a Christian tradition and the middle class to college-educated, happily married parents in a largely crime-free town. None...

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Book Review: “Chaplin’s Vintage Year” reviews the series of early comedy shorts
Aug20

Book Review: “Chaplin’s Vintage Year” reviews the series of early comedy shorts

Chaplin’s Vintage Year reviews the series of early comedy shorts by Doug Gibson Despite the fact that Charlie Chaplin is generally regarded as the top silent film comic and his persona, as the Little Tramp, is iconic, few realize how incredibly popular he was almost 100 years ago. As Michael J. Hayde notes in his new book, “Chaplin’s Vintage Year: The History of the Mutual Chaplin Specials,” (Bear Manor Media)...

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What’s Really At Stake With The Iran Nuclear Deal  (Guest Voice)
Aug20

What’s Really At Stake With The Iran Nuclear Deal (Guest Voice)

What’s Really At Stake With The Iran Nuclear Deal By Robert Berke for Oilprice.com Recently, I wrote on these pages that a remarkable turnaround was taking place in the President’s fortunes. It’s an impressive display of rising from the depths of falling popularity last fall, and it is starting to be felt in many areas, with major impacts on the future of energy. At his lowest point, the U.S. President was widely...

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Trump migrant proposals could be ‘catastrophic’ to US and Mexico, experts say
Aug19

Trump migrant proposals could be ‘catastrophic’ to US and Mexico, experts say

MEXICO CITY — Presidential candidate Donald Trump’s calls to impound the money undocumented workers send home and to jack up fees for Mexicans crossing the border legally each day could prove harmful to the economies of both countries, Mexican experts said Monday. Even proponents of Trump’s immigration stance said some aspects of his platform are impractical… graphic via...

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Elvis stamp sends wrong message to youth (Guest Voice)
Aug19

Elvis stamp sends wrong message to youth (Guest Voice)

Elvis stamp sends wrong message to youth By Rabbi Ben Kamin ENCINITAS, California — The Postal Service has now released an Elvis “Forever” stamp. Some of us opposed the original Elvis stamp, released by the Postal Service in 1993—even if we appreciated Elvis and respected his obvious admiration for black-style vocalization. But Elvis Presley should not have a stamp in his memory. You can love Elvis, you can know every lyric of his...

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15 Reasons Why Trump’s Plan To End Birthright Citizenship Is A Horrible Idea (Guest Voice)
Aug18

15 Reasons Why Trump’s Plan To End Birthright Citizenship Is A Horrible Idea (Guest Voice)

Donald Trump doesn’t want children born in America to get U.S. citizenship if their parents are in the country illegally, as a part of his 100-200 billion dollar deportation plan . Birthright citizenship, legally known as jus soli guarantees the right of citizenship to people born on American soil. Birthright is currently guaranteed by the 14th… graphic via...

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