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  • Major Breakthrough On Capitol Hill: Government May Stop Making Drugs Expensive In keeping with their commitment to being ineffective, liberals have largely ceded the terms of major policy debates to conservatives. In particular, liberals have been happy to let the right say that they are the ones who want market outcomes, while the liberal do-gooders want the government to intervene to pursue their social agenda. This is ...
  • What United Airlines CEO Oscar Muñoz Should Have Done United Airlines has made a major boo-boo in the removal of a non belligerent PAYING customer. Their excuse for removing him is that they were “overbooked” and needed the seat for an employee of a partner airline. The 69-year-old doctor was beaten and bloodied by police, the video went viral and can be seen here: Over the ...
  • Assessing The Syrian Airstrike Late last week, President Donald Trump ordered a cruise missile strike on a Syrian airfield, in an escalation of the United States’ participation in the Syrian civil war. While it’s still too early to come to a definitive conclusion about the effect this airstrike had ― in either the military situation, the foreign policy of ...
  • Which Choice Was Worse For Women? Now that Neil Gorsuch has been confirmed to the United States Supreme Court, electing politicians at the state level who will defend abortion rights is more important than ever. The issue is now front and center in the Virginia Democratic primary for governor, as it rightly ought to be. There should be a robust debate about ...
  • This Spoken Word Poem Will Make You Woke 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); If you didn’t know, April is National Poetry Month. It’s a time to highlight the impact poetry can have on our lives. An impact that can’t be understated. Don’t believe us? This video from Cassaundra Sampson will remind you that love trumps hate, art changes lives, and that America ...
  • Change Federal Law On Bumping Passengers To Avoid Repeat Of United Outrage The outrageous spectacle of a United Airlines passenger being dragged screaming from one of their aircraft because he refused to be randomly bumped from his flight has enraged airline passengers. It should also enrage Members of Congress. For the few among us who have not seen the video, the bottom line is that United needed four seats ...
  • Bannon’s ‘Arc Of History’ Bends Toward War In the Sunday “New York Times,” the journalist Jeremy Peters does a good job unpacking the book that has probably had the most lasting influence on the worldview of Trump’s “chief strategist” Stephen K. Bannon. It turns out Bannon’s favorite American “history” book is the 1997 “The Fourth Turning” by a couple of amateur historians, Neil ...
  • Rethinking The Battlefield The speed and precision of Thursday night’s military strike on Shayrat Air Base in Syria was as impressive as it was predictable. Within one week of Bashar Al Assad’s chemical weapons attacks, a major military strike was conceived, planned, and executed with deadly precision. It was America at its most impressive. No military in the ...
  • The Health And Beauty Benefits Of Green Vegetables For Allure, by Ramona Emerson. The other day, my mother asked if we should have waffles for breakfast, and my response shocked even me: “What if we had a salad?” In the weeks since Allure asked me to write about leafy greens, I’ve changed. Once a kale agnostic, I’m now a Devout Kale Orthodox. The kind ...
  • Date Someone Who Makes Love Easy This post was brought to you by Thought Catalog and Quote Catalog. By Liane White Date someone who makes you feel safe. Someone you can tell your deepest secrets to and they won’t judge you. Someone you trust not to give up on you when the going gets tough. Someone whose affection towards you never wavers whether ...
  • 10 Foods You Should Always Have In Your Kitchen If You’re Paleo For Epicurious, by Anna Stockwell. Following the Paleo diet — any restrictive diet, really ― is a challenge that is met largely by cooking at home. And as we’ve talked about many, many times on this site, nothing makes cooking easier than having a well-stocked kitchen fridge (and freezer!). So what should somebody on the Paleo diet have ...
  • Oversights Of Justice Reading the two-page edict released by Attorney General Jefferson Sessions I had the feeling I was missing something. I scoured the Internet looking for misplaced pages, at first assuming, and then praying that there had been unintentional omissions. Oversights. The directive by the Attorney General ordered the Department of Justice to review all agency activities—e.g., ...
  • Why Do We Eat Eggs For Breakfast, Anyway? For Bon Appetit, by Sascha Bos. It’s difficult to answer this question without also asking, Why do we eat breakfast? The Ancient Romans ate breakfast, which they called ientaculum, and included eggs, if available. When the Romans were pushed out of Europe, breakfast left with them, and throughout the Middle Ages Europeans ate two large meals ...
  • 3 Brilliant Uses For Rotisserie Chicken, As Told By Home Cooks For Bon Appetit, by Alex Delany. A rotisserie chicken is like Martin Scorsese’s GoodFellas. Stay with me. When it’s on TV (which it always is), you stop and watch, because it’s a safe bet. You can pick up at any point in the story, and it doesn’t require mental strain or devout attention — just like ...
  • This Is The Trick To Successfully Flipping Food In A Pan For Bon Appetit, by Alyse Whitney. Do you ever feel like you’re the “before” part of the infomercial when your pan-roasted chicken thighs stick completely to the pan? Don’t freak out, and definitely don’t try to scrape it off. The magical secret to getting that crisp-skinned meat out of the pan with no casualties is patience. Even ...
  • Rosé Forties Are Here To Make This Summer Your Best Ever For Bon Appetit, by Rachel Jacoby Zoldan. There are few greater, albeit admittedly somewhat basic (in the Starbucks- and green juice-drinking kind of way), drinkable delights to kick off warmer weather with than rosé. If the wine itself wasn’t enough to get you into a festive mood for the upcoming summer season, there are now rosé ...
  • News Roundup For April 10, 2017 Judge Neil Gorsuch is confirmed just like this news. 1. Trump officials are urging Vladimir Putin to break ties with Assad. Is Trump worried he is losing his pal to a bigger, meaner tyrant? Poor Trump. More here. 2. A Russian programmer has been arrested in Spain, possibly linked to the election hacking scandal. The plot thickens… ...
  • Passover Etiquette: Observing Seder Mazel tov– you’ve received an invitation to your friend’s Seder celebration! If you’re like most people attending their first Seder, you have a etiquette questions about how to dress, what to do, and what to expect at this sacred meal shared among friends and family. In honor of Passover which falls, between April 10-18 this ...
  • The Public Should Pay Only For Public Schools, Not Religious Schools Robert Natelson, a retired constitutional law professor who is allied with the ultra-conservative Heartland Institute, writes in The Hill that the Supreme Court may well strike down the state prohibitions on funding religious schools (known as “baby Blaine amendments”) because of their origins in anti-Catholic bias. If this happened, it would pave the way for government to ...
  • Filmmaker C. Fitz Talks Documentary “Jewel’s Catch One” & More (AUDIO) This week I talked with filmmaker C. Fitz and LGBTQ pioneer Jewel Thais-Williams about their documentary . The film tells the story of Jewel Thais-Williams and her legendary Jewel’s Catch One nightclub often referred to as the Studio 54 of the West. It was a hub for cutting edge fashion and music for over 42 ...