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  • Disaster Branding: The Importance Of Naming Climate Disasters After Trump Donald Trump knows the power of branding and actually makes huge profits by selling the use of his name. But the power of naming and branding can be a double-edged sword: when a president creates and perpetuates real human disasters, we can truthfully attach his name to them and allow well-earned disaster branding to spread ...
  • How Successful People Stay Calm The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with more than a million people, and we’ve found that 90{8883afff3f996f915e4087502a0d4bc0cab7d523e6eee37ef51ae9a6c529a071} of top performers are skilled at managing their emotions in times of stress in order to remain calm and in control. If you ...
  • Trump’s Abdication Message Not Best For All Some broken hearts never mend, Some memories never end, Some tears will never dry, My love for you will never die* When I’m faced with difficult decisions, moments of sadness, or when I’m contemplating the state of the world in tumultuous times, I often turn to country music, and its vulnerable and open-hearted ...
  • Normalization Of The N-Word; Nobody Gets A Pass Several years ago, National Action Network and I came out strongly against use of the n-word in any context by anyone. We took the firm position that any racially disparaging term must never be accepted or normalized in society. We marched in front of major record labels, and protested against Don Imus who lost his ...
  • A Liberal’s Perspective: Evergreen College And The Fascism Of The Illiberal Left At Evergreen State College in Washington, the dangerous authoritarian streak of college-aged, left-wing extremists is being exposed in disturbing detail. In recent weeks, social justice activists demanded that white students refrain from attending class or being present on campus on a predetermined day, in order to appropriately, from their perspective, observe the traditional “Day of ...
  • Trump Keeps Making It Up … Donald Trump is an inappropriate president and has not delivered anything more than a Potemkin Presidency. Grigori Potemkin erected phony portable settlements along the Dnieper River to deceive Czarina Catherine the Great that her reign was creating prosperity. After she passed, the structures would be disassembled and re-assembled further along her route to lengthen the delusion. Likewise, ...
  • The Film “FaithKeepers” Is Not The Way To Defend Christians The recent horrific massacre of 29 Egyptian Coptic Christian pilgrims served as a tragic reminder of the vulnerability of minority faith communities in many parts of the Middle East. As a Maronite Catholic with family and friends in the Middle East, a Ph.D. in Comparative Religion, and over 40 years of work experience throughout the Arab ...
  • Quiches, Stratas And Frittatas: 6 Easy And Elegant Egg Dishes Eggs are affordable, always on hand, and easily transformed into elegant meals. From Crustless Broccoli Quiche to Spinach & Cheese Strata, these simple egg dishes taste like restaurant-quality splurges. 1. Crustless Broccoli Quiche There’s really only one way to put it: this quiche is insanely delicious. And I promise you won’t miss the crust! It reheats beautifully ...
  • How Did U.S. Get Stuck With Solving The North Korea Problem? SEOUL, REPUBLIC OF KOREA—Just 30 or so miles from the Demilitarized Zone, which separates South and North Korea, sits Seoul, the political, industrial, and population heart of the Republic of Korea. It remains vulnerable to North Korean attack, but is as chaotic as usual. Lately it has been convulsed by a domestic political crisis, leading ...
  • The Nauseating Hypocrisy Surrounding The Kathy Griffin Criticism There’s a vein of sad, pathetic hypocrisy running through both the left and right of the United States tonight. We live in times fueled by constant breaking media reports and self serving social media commentary. Adding fuel to the symptom, Americans are quick to take reactionary tones in times of tension. We’re quick to jump ...
  • Weekend Roundup: Trump’s ‘America First’ Posture Is The Midwife Of A Post-American World By pushing his “America First” position to its logical conclusion, U.S. President Donald Trump is paving the way for a new world order in which America is no longer the dominant player. In rejecting the Paris climate agreement this week, the American president has given birth to an alternative “network of the willing” to battle climate ...
  • Moving Forward For Children In California And Nationally Alameda County in California straddles the San Francisco Bay area and stretches from Silicon Valley north to Oakland and Berkeley. A major branch of the San Andreas Fault lies beneath the most densely populated part of the county. That’s where Betty lives. She was hard at work full time in the health care field, with ...
  • We Will Continue To Fight The Hate Deep In The Heart of Texas By Thomas Kennedy In 2011, the Florida legislature attempted to pass an Arizona-style “show me your papers” law at the behest of Republican Governor Rick Scott. The proposal generated a hugely controversial and heated debate in the legislature and ultimately failed after the Senate was unable to broker an agreement. In the same year, Georgia actually enacted ...
  • A Traumatic Experience Can Reshape Your Microbiome By Susie Neilson I’m not disputing the scientific soundness of the whole brain-gut connection, but it really does sound a little bit like something out of a science-fiction story. I mean, you’re telling me that the trillions of tiny organisms that live in my gut, chomping up my food for me and maintaining my ...
  • Why Pride? An Explanation For Straight People June is national pride month, a month set aside to remember, celebrate, and empower queer people and our contributions to the flourishing of humanity. All across the country, LGBT+ people and our allies will be gathering for festivals, parades, parties, demonstrations, and marches that boldly proclaim that we are not ashamed of our queerness and ...
  • Our Revolution Is A Movement Not A Moment Inside-the-beltway pundits and journalists have been making the same mistake for decades: discounting the power and importance of winning local elections. This Washington-centric view of which races matter and which can be ignored is how both political parties have grown out of touch with the issues that regular Americans care about. Our Revolution and the populist ...
  • Trump Budget Would Turn More Jails Into De Facto Mental Hospitals President Donald Trump is trying to keep his promise to end the “American carnage” of crime and drugs. His proposed budget would allocate hundreds of millions of dollars to swelling the ranks of federal prosecutors, who Attorney General Jeff Sessions ordered last month to pursue the most severe penalties possible. But that’s not where the “law ...
  • The Bannon-Trump Agenda? So, it looks like President Donald Trump is well on his way to upending the existing liberal world order to replace it with what no one knows. He undermines NATO, talks tough to long standing allies in Europe, talks soft on Russia and Vladimir Putin, pulls out of the Paris Climate Accord, and by exiting ...
  • 10 Buzzworthy Books From Memoirists And Essayists Originally published on Kirkus. For more from Kirkus, click here. You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me: A Memoir by Sherman Alexie “Despite some repetition, this is a powerful, brutally honest memoir about a mother and the son who loved her.” The story of the popular Native American author’s difficult upbringing. Read full book review. Theft by ...
  • Make No Excuses For Kathy Griffin — OR President Trump function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video;a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); I have a point to make about Kathy Griffin, but let’s get something necessary out of the way first. There is nothing good to say about her ill-conceived stunt involving a mock-up of the severed head of President Trump. It was no more art than the noose left at the ...