BLOGS


  • The Left/Right Challenge To The Failed ‘War On Drugs’ More and more conservatives and liberals, from the halls of Congress to people in communities across the country, are agreeing that the so-called “war on drugs” needs serious rethinking. First, we should define our terms. The “war on drugs” that was started by Richard Nixon in 1971 and persists to this day, refers to illegal “street ...
  • Here’s Some Hilarious Commentary On A Cat Stuck In A Pipe 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); We’ve all seen cats do ridiculous things. The curious little furballs always seem to be getting into trouble or knocking things down. Well, today is no different. Recently, a video surfaced of a cat stuck in a pipe. What else is new? We know there are new cat videos ...
  • Trump’s Budget Escalates His War On People Of Color “Ultimately a great nation is a compassionate nation. No individual or nation can be great if it does not have a concern for ‘the least of these.’” —Martin Luther King Jr. Some readers thought I went too far by calling policies pushed by the Trump administration and Congress a war on Americans of color. But the ...
  • Sheriff Clarke Is A Horrific Pick For DHS – And That May Be The Point Last week, Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke announced his plans to accept a senior post in the Department of Homeland Security as a liaison between state and local officials. The news set off a chorus of criticism describing Clarke as “controversial” with such consistency that it may as well be part of his title. So ...
  • An Appeal To Bill And Melinda Gates For Your Help In Raising Healthy Children Dear Bill and Melinda, The purpose of this letter is first to commend you for raising your own children with strong screen and phone limits, as this will serve them well. Bill, thank you for declaring in a recent article, “We don’t have cellphones at the table when we are having a meal, we didn’t give ...
  • How To Plan Your First Visit To Europe For Summer 2017 Europe is one of the most popular travel destinations for Americans. Its varied cultures and easy-to-use transportation methods enable visitors to travel to multiple countries within a few days. If you’re planning a trip to Europe in 2017, keep these six tips in mind to make sure you have the best experience possible. Order Currency Ahead ...
  • When It Comes To The Seth Rich Conspiracies, Enough Is Enough We’ve always had fringe conspiracy theories floating in the ether, but it seems like now – perhaps because of social media – they are more visible than ever. Lord knows there have been a million insane conspiracy theories revolving around President Trump and Russia. My personal favorite was the one that claimed the Russian government had ...
  • 13 Reasons Why We Should Be Talking About Teen Suicide By Ralph J. Buonopane, PhD The Netflix documentary series Thirteen Reasons Why has created a lot of social media buzz and has brought the topic of teen suicide to the forefront—in good ways and bad ways—since its release. The series graphically depicts the events surrounding a fictional teen’s suicide. It is indeed engaging, and the first few ...
  • Departing House Chair Wants Probe Into “Egregious” Misconduct At Federal Prison By Christopher Zoukis The soon-to-depart chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee says the panel will investigate how the Federal Bureau of Prisons has handled what he terms “egregious” misconduct at the U.S. Penitentiary in Coleman, Florida, the largest government-run detention facility. In Mid-May, Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) sent letters to both the BOP and ...
  • 10 Behaviors That Highlight Your Leadership Ability Based on my years of experience as a new business advisor, I always find leadership to be more important to business success than any new technology or innovative solution. The challenge is to adequately define leadership in terms of everyday activities. Most entrepreneurs believe they are leaders, even though the feedback I get from their ...
  • So He Never Knew What He Was Talking About: Do Any Of President Trump’s Campaign Promises Still Count? Now he tells us. President Donald Trump admits that he said NATO was obsolete because, well, he didn’t know anything about the transatlantic alliance. So apparently his campaign comments now are inoperative. If he had to do it all over again, he’d probably sound a lot like, well, Hillary Clinton. When he was asked about the issue ...
  • Evan Pricco Curates ‘What In The World’ At Urban Nation In Berlin A new exhibition in Berlin’s neighborhood of Schöneberg epitomizes one of the central schisms that has vibrated through Street Art and graffiti for years: the question of where to draw boundaries between these two scenes. Each may have been born in the margins of society but are now evermore commingled. Debates aside, everyone agrees that once ...
  • Food Waste Is Money Down The Drain How many times have you gone to pour milk in your coffee, only to see that the date on the carton was yesterday? Or, perhaps you’re hosting a dinner party and find a key ingredient’s “best by” date was last week. Some people will instinctively throw away the food, but chances are that’s not what ...
  • How To Handle It If Your Partner (Or You!) Want An Open Marriage For BRIDES, by Gigi Engle. Your partner just sat you down and asked for an open marriage. Or was it the other side of the coin and you are seeking an open relationship? Either way, what happens now? First of all, many people are unclear about what it means to be in an open marriage. Wanting an ...
  • Perfect Picks For National Wine Day! Here’s a toast to National Wine Day, and a few top picks that will have you celebrating all day long. Let’s do something good ! Besides drinking delicious wine that is bursting with nutmeg, vanilla, and green apple, every 2 cases of ONEHOPE California Chardonnay funds one clinical trial for a woman with breast cancer. ...
  • Don’t Let Cybercrime Creeps Ruin Your Wedding For BRIDES, by Jaimie Mackey. Cybercrime is probably the last thing on your mind, with all of the to-do lists, emotions, and drama that can surround a wedding. But did you know that engaged couples are often targeted by online criminals? Think about it: You’re spending large sums of money, punching your credit-card information into unfamiliar ...
  • The High Cost Of White Evangelical Silence On Hate Crimes 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); There is an inexcusable and disheartening silence from White Evangelical Christians over the unprovoked killing of Richard Collins III, at the University of Maryland. Collins, age 23, was a member of the ROTC. He was recently commissioned as a second Lieutenant in the army, and scheduled to graduate from ...
  • Joyce Carol Oates’s ‘A Book Of American Martyrs’ Captures The Full Devastation Of Gun Violence There are lots of different ways to learn about gun violence. You can read a story in the media about a shooting, God knows there are enough shootings every day. Or you can take a look at a video, a new one on Vice is worth a look. Or you can read a book by ...
  • 10 Of The Worst Cuts In President Trump’s Budget Donald Trump released his budget late Monday and, as expected, its massive cuts target life-saving public health and environmental programs and standards. Once again, we’re seeing Trump put polluters ahead of the safety our families. This budget will make our communities sick while lining the pockets of the fossil fuel industry. This budget’s severe cuts single ...
  • Charcoal Hair Is Trending On Instagram For Allure, by Devon Abelman. Feeling rainbow hair fatigue? We have the perfect antidote. The latest hair color trend blowing up Instagram will ease your unicorn-trampled heart and speak to your inner dark goddess. Colorists on Instagram have been dying their clients’s hair a deep gray shade, calling it charcoal hair. The result is everything pastel ...