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  • Stand by Your Dying Man: Leslie Jordan Relives the Early Days of AIDS I am standing in the lobby of the W Hotel in midtown Atlanta waiting for the iconic Leslie Jordan to come meet with me. In my hands, there is a bouquet of beautiful flowers that I bought to celebrate his visit to the Peach State and show thanks for his decision to accept my request ...
  • The Looming Disaster Of Donald Trump’s Overseas Trip The Donald J. Trump Show is going on the road. And it’s not going to be pretty. Maybe his first overseas adventure will be a diplomatic triumph. But this trip is filled with potential landmines. Even for a younger, fitter, more experienced president this nine-day visit to five nations (six, if you count Palestine) would be ...
  • For Women’s Health Week, Moms Are Fighting Back Against The AHCA As we commemorate National Women’s Health Week, women and moms across the country are stepping up and fighting back against Republican plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act and replace it with the American Health Care Act. The reason is simple – the bill passed by the House of Representatives would take away health care coverage ...
  • Consumers Lose With A Weak Consumer Financial Protection Bureau By Jessica Scholes and Sarah Rosenthal, Staff Attorneys, New York Legal Assistance Group John remembers all too clearly the day the pre-paid debit card he used to pay his monthly bills, including his rent, stopped working. John could not access a balance of nearly $2000, including his paychecks, which he regularly deposited to the card. John ...
  • Muslim Americans Have Some Advice For Trump On His Islam Speech President Trump is making his first trip abroad with scheduled visits to Saudi Arabia, Israel, and the Vatican. Each of these locations have important diplomatic implications for America’s standing in the world, as well as political relevance for Trump’s waning popularity in America. Whether intentionally or not, this trip has huge interfaith significance as Trump ...
  • Four More Years? If there were any doubt, the president’s speech to the Coast Guard Academy made it perfectly clear: “ou have to put your head down and fight, fight, fight. Never, ever give up.” But this declaration of total war runs against the grain of American history. We have relied on presidents to stop fighting well before ...
  • 5 Epic California Road Trip Stops For Condé Nast Traveler, by Paul Rubio. Unless time is no object, don’t expect to cover the entirety of Cali in a single road trip (the state spans 163,696 square miles, after all). A better bet is to map out key routes with stops along the Golden State’s 900-mile coastline, and head inland for the best ...
  • The 4 Best Italian Road Trips For Condé Nast Traveler, by Krisanne Fordham. With its lush countryside, plunging coastlines, snow-capped peaks, and glittering lakes, Italy offers epic driving experiences for every kind of traveler. Here, we’ve put together our favorite Italian road trip itineraries — including where to stop, where to stay, and what you’ll see along the way. 1. Amalfi Coast Known for ...
  • Beauty Legend Bobbi Brown On Why You Should Probably Throw Away Your Sunblock And Skip The Botox For W magazine, by Mia Adorante. Unconditional love #nationalpuppyday #puppup #biggie A post shared by Bobbi Brown (@justbobbibrown) on Mar 23, 2017 at 7:55am PDT After 21 years helming her eponymous label, Bobbi Brown is kicking off her next chapter her ninth book, Beauty From The Inside Out, which covers such varied topics as makeup, wellness and ...
  • No Excuse Teaching This past summer — amid the contentious presidential campaign, all the lies and all the disappointments of a choice between such flawed candidates — my son and I were arguing about the viability of those running for third parties. He found my alleged pragmatism frustrating. Then he blamed the whole mess on the sorry state ...
  • The Saudis Roll Out The Red Carpet What a difference a president makes. Unlike his predecessor, Barak Obama, who was barely accorded the Saudi royal carpet when he visited Saudi Arabia, President Trump is about to receive an unprecedented “magic carpet” welcome from King Salman. The Saudis have transformed Trump’s presidential visit into a grand regional enterprise using every precious second to showcase ...
  • News Roundup for May 19, 2017 Well, at least the news isn’t all terrible today. 1. Jared Kushner participated in the Saudi arms deal. Which is just one more thing he’s now responsible for. Maybe he can also bring impeachment to the table? More here. 2. The driver who killed one teenager and injured over 20 people in Times Square said he heard ...
  • As Global Policy Moves To Expand Digital Rights, U.S Faces Crucial Fight Over Equal Access To The Internet By: Karin Deutsch Karlekar and Christopher Hamlin In 2013, inventor of the internet Tim Berners Lee reflected, “When you make something universal … it can be used for good things or nasty things … we just have to make sure it’s not undercut by any large companies or governments trying to use it and get total ...
  • Five Crazy Things About Atlanta’s Shaky Knees Music Festival Atlanta’s Shaky Knees Music Festival is a well-oiled machine with a super staff, immaculate grounds, three stages, and a roster which rivals Lollapalooza’s. Each May in Centennial Olympic Park, the reasonably-priced concert weekend brings together tens of thousands of likeminded fans to listen to their favorite alternative music. As far as festivals go, Shaky Knees ...
  • It’s A Problem That America Is Still Unable To Admit That It Will Become #2 To China Kishore Mahbubani is a former diplomat from Singapore and is currently dean and professor of public policy at the Lee Kuan Yew School at the National University of Singapore. He spoke to the The WorldPost from Singapore in a wide-ranging interview about globalization, immigration, U.S. President Donald Trump and Brexit. For all its benefits, where has ...
  • This World Health Organization Leadership Election Is Crucial, And It’s Getting Ugly There is less than a week to go in the race to be the next Director-General of the World Health Organization. And given the WHO’s recent mis-steps, especially with regard to Ebola, this is a crucial election. Unfortunately, the race just got terribly nasty with its own “dirty tricks.” The race has boiled down to a ...
  • The NRA Proudly Presents *Insert Latest Trump Catastrophe* As the walls close in around President Donald Trump, former allies are dropping like flies. Republicans who fell in line behind Trump during the election are now criticizing him for sharing classified information with Russia. Some Republicans joined Democrats in calling for a special prosecutor to head the investigation into possible collusion between the Trump ...
  • Chris Cornell: When Suicide Doesn’t Make Sense By Julie A. Fast Sometimes, people commit suicide and it does make some sense. It’s scary and upsets our world, but on a basic level we think we understand. The suicide of Robin Williams comes to mind. He had a history of depression and his health was failing. Oh how we all wish he could have ...
  • Roger Ailes And His Fox News Empire Roger Ailes was a brilliant and fearless television executive who built from scratch the most powerful conservative news brand in television.   Ailes died Thursday at the age of 77, and less than year after he resigned as Fox News CEO in the wake of a sexual harassment scandal. No one would have bet on the ...
  • Research Shows Higher Minimum Wages Have Not Cost Chicago Or Illinois Jobs As legislators in Springfield debate a proposal to gradually raise Illinois’ minimum wage up to $15 an hour by 2022, opposing voices have argued that lifting the state’s wage floor would cost jobs. But a new analysis of major minimum wage increases in communities across America – including the state’s largest city of Chicago – ...