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  • The Failure Of Christianity To End White Supremacy There is something terribly wrong, and it has been wrong for a very long time. In my growing up, I was taught about God – the Christian God who sent his son Jesus to be the Christ. This Christ brought and taught “the Good News,” which, I was taught, meant that all people had worth. This ...
  • 7 Lessons Learned In The World Of Eldercare I was ill prepared for my mother’s decline. She lived alone until she was 96 and refused to let me get her home health care help. My husband and I did everything we could so she could live comfortably at home. And then she fell. It wasn’t the first time, or the last time, but it was ...
  • Body Slams, Ballots, And Belated Apologies In Montana 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); The timing of an apology can tell you a ton ― especially about a person’s character, or lack thereof. This principle just played out publicly over a span of 48 hours in Montana. GOP congressional candidate Greg Gianforte offered the country a lesson in how not to handle a ...
  • Weekend Roundup: Trump’s Siding With Saudi Arabia Against Iran Deepens The Mideast Divide In a speech in Riyadh ostensibly billed as seeking to unite the Muslim world against terrorism, U.S. President Donald Trump instead further inflamed the Shia-Sunni schism in the region by signaling America’s embrace of the Saudi anti-Iran vision for the Middle East. It was, of course, left unmentioned that the so-called Islamic State, which claimed credit for ...
  • Montana Shows Democrats Still Clueless On How To Beat Trump “Montana special election? Oh, I didn’t know about that.” This is what one of the most influential Democratic Congressional Committee members, South Carolina Congressman Jim Clyburn had to say about the Montana Congressional special election. T he quip told much about why the Democrats are still in big trouble in trying to figure out how to ...
  • Can You Make Your Sperm Better? Probably. Everyone understands that healthy eggs and sperm are required to conceive, right? So, it shouldn’t be a surprise when couples have trouble starting a family that male fertility plays a role – more often than most people realize. In fact, male factor infertility is the primary medical issue in about 25{8883afff3f996f915e4087502a0d4bc0cab7d523e6eee37ef51ae9a6c529a071} of infertility cases and ...
  • Trump Administration To Cities And States: “The Bigger The Thing You Privatize, The More Money We’ll Give You.” Trump’s long-promised $1 trillion investment in America’s infrastructure turned out to be stealth privatization after all. His budget proposal, released on Tuesday, would cut existing infrastructure programs, privatize the nation’s air traffic control system—a very bad idea—and incentivize public-private partnerships. But it actually goes further. The administration says it’s considering paying state and local governments to ...
  • A Baywatch Exclusive, A Cassandra Maze Premiere, Plus Reviews Of Dan Fogelberg’s Live At Carnegie Hall And The Definitive Anthology Award-winning composer Christopher Lennertz (Supernatural, Identity Thief, Horrible Bosses, etc.) reunites for a fifth time with director Seth Gordon (The Goldbergs, Horrible Bosses, Identity Thief) to score Baywatch, the big-screen reboot of the blockbuster ’90s TV show and shares a track titled “Pier Rescue.” Featuring Pearl Jam’s Michael McCready, it combines orchestral, rock and electronic ...
  • Why Trumpcare Is Giving Senate Republicans Heartburn Very soon Senate Republicans will have to decide what to do about Trumpcare. Their choices are severely limited.  The Congressional Budget Office has made it crystal clear that the House version of Trumpcare will cause 23 million Americans to lose their health coverage.  Which means that unless Senate Republicans repudiate their own Congressional Budget Office (whose director ...
  • It Doesn’t F***ing Matter What Obama Did! The conversation inevitably goes something like this: TV News Host: But don’t you think that America is at risk when President Trump divulges top-secret classified info to the Russians? Trump Surrogate: Did it bother you when Obama did….blah…blah…blah…? This is the point where I throw my shoe at the TV and usually scream “What the fuck does it ...
  • Trump’s Paid Parental Leave Plan Is A Non-Starter Like so much else President Trump has proposed, his paid parental leave plan is a head fake. Its sole purpose is to let the President and First Daughter Ivanka claim they are doing something for working families that need paid time off when they welcome a new child; in reality, the Trump parental leave plan ...
  • Get Off The Bus This Memorial Day I was rushing around town yesterday morning, a few days before Memorial Day. And when I say rushing, I mean really rushing, caught up in the unconscious busy-ness of life in a small East Coast town. Darting through the parking lot I saw a United States veteran handing out poppies outside of Starbucks. I said ...
  • A Holiday In Memoriam – To Celebrate or To Mourn? By Rabbi Mark Wildes, with contributions by Michelle Soffen Dedicated to the memory of slain student Second Lieutenant Richard W. Collins III It’s 8:00pm. The world around comes to a sudden halt. Cars break mid highway as phones are put away and conversations paused. A nation unites in complete stillness, and for an entire minute, no sound ...
  • 5 Ways To Combat Sleep Deprivation A good night’s sleep boosts brain power, helps build muscle, burns excess fat, and sets you up for the day ahead. It is, quite simply, one of the most important variables of living, yet few of us actually get our recommended 7-9 hours per night. Fixing bad sleeping habits isn’t easy, after all, in today’s world ...
  • My Company Tis of Me: The Donald Trump Presidential Anthem When Donald Trump came into office as president on January 20, 2017, he had neither governmental nor military experience. This was the first time in the history of this nation that any American president did not have a background in one of those two areas. The thought and hope of many was that because he was ...
  • 5 Lessons From Big Business That I’ve Gladly Taken Home Major corporations get a bad rap, in the media and online. It’s not hard to understand why – as in so many other things, the abuses from the few lead to the suspicion of the many. I’ve spent my entire professional career in and around large organizations, from the front line to the executive suite. ...
  • The Four Faces Of Trump After four enervating months of Donald Trump’s presidency, Americans have seen four different sides of Trump. Trump the politician:  We’ve seen a lot of the same Donald Trump we saw during the 2016 political campaign. Trump the Tweeter.  Trump the media basher.  Trump the braggart. Trump the liar… There’s no indication that Trump’s move into the Oval Office ...
  • Kick Donald Trump’s Circus Out Of Town I’m increasingly convinced that the real reason Ringling Bros. has gone out of business is that when it comes to circuses, the Trump White House was just too much competition. For sure, it’s a sordid extravaganza with a lot more than three rings. The high wire acts alone are worth the price of admission, and the ...
  • How Technology Helps Us Navigate The Airport I’ve written previously about a number of fascinating innovations in the airport sector, whether it’s robotic baggage handlers, AI security systems, driverless transportation, runways capable of de-icing themselves or facial recognition scanners.  The latest innovation comes by way of Gatwick Airport in the UK, who have installed augmented reality beacons throughout the airport to help ...
  • Never Good Enough: Why Millennials Are Obsessed With Self-Improvement A version of this article was originally published on Forbes. Sign up for Caroline’s newsletter to get her writing sent straight to your inbox. Millennials may be perceived as narcissistic, lazy, entitled and fragile, but we’re more determined to improve ourselves than the generations calling us that. In 2015, 94 percent of millennials reported making personal improvement ...