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  • Senator Jeff Sessions to be US Attorney General Jeff Sessions is a longtime friend of mine and I am very happy to see President Trump select him as his nominee for Attorney General of the United States. Make no mistake, though – while I am personally delighted for my friend, I am much more pleased as an American to have a man of impeccable ...
  • Love Isn’t Something We Say, It’s A Way We Behave. As the world reels from President Trump’s disaster of a press conference earlier today the state of facts are now (somehow?) in question. The ideas of love, inclusion, and identity politics have been thrown out in favor of a repressive authoritarian agenda. This strange state of affairs can easily cause a dizzying reality crisis for ...
  • 40+ CEOs back new narrative for plastics By Joe Iles This article originally appeared on Circulate, the online location for news and insight on the circular economy. When it comes to tackling ‘the plastics problem’, a common theme is that we’ll try to use a bit less and recycle a bit more. While it’s generally agreed that this is important, today industry leaders have ...
  • Denial and the World of Trump Since the Tylenol poisonings in 1982, I’ve worked both as a researcher and consultant in the modern field of Crisis Management. Indeed, I am greatly honored that I’m regarded as one of the field’s principal founders. One of the earliest findings of my colleagues and I was that there were direct organizational counterparts to each of ...
  • Living with Courage, Dying with Dignity What does it take to die with dignity? If one looks at the website of the “Death with Dignity National Center” and “Death with Dignity Political Fund,” one will assume that a death with dignity involves certain standard components, among them: the absence of debilitating pain, the ability to care for one’s personal needs, and ...
  • Unanimous Ruling In Washington State Supreme Court Against Arlene’s Flowers Owner The Washington State Supreme Court unanimously ruled that Richland florist Barronelle Stutzman discriminated against a same-sex couple by not providing flowers for their wedding in the Arlene’s Flowers lawsuit. The opinion came on Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. Robert Ingersoll and Curt Freed were preparing for their wedding in 2013 when they approached florist Stutzman ...
  • We Are Making America Great Again As I have watched the current ongoings of politics in America, the platform of bias, racism, sexism and hatred that got our current president elected and the unqualified, dangerous appointees to other important political positions (Betsy Devoe anyone?) I have been anxious and fearful for the future. As a woman, a mother and the mother ...
  • General Mattis Makes His Power Play As the wheels come off of the Trump administration, and we careen towards a total meltdown of government, one of the political insiders’ favorite pastimes is in full effect: “Who is ascendant?” Sometimes, folks think it’s Kellyanne Conway. Sometimes people swear it’s Mike Pence. Usually, this kind of conjecture is based on rumors and reading of ...
  • Why the CFPB Is In Danger Of Getting Trumped Just beyond the Trump swelter of the hour, lawmakers have been busy concocting plans to dismantle key achievements of the Obama years. Among those accomplishments currently targeted is a concerted effort to destroy, defang, scrap (feel free to select the word) the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The CFPB was created to protect consumers from the kinds ...
  • CAT AND DOG – Ep.73 function spottoonResize(){ jQuery.ajax({ type : "POST", async : false, url : "https://www.spottoon.com/huff/height", dataType : "json", data : {book_no : jQuery("#book_no").val(),ch_no : jQuery("#ch_no").val()}, success : function(data, statusText, xhr){jQuery("#ifSpot").prop("src","https://www.spottoon.com/huff/view?book_no=" + jQuery("#book_no").val() + "&ch_no=" + jQuery("#ch_no").val()); jQuery("#ifSpot").prop("height",data); } }); } document.addEventListener("DOMContentLoaded", spottoonResize); Updated every Thursday Copyright ⓒ 2015 RollingStory Inc. — This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington ...
  • Militants Put Half-hearted Pakistani Counter-terrorism At Crossroads By James M. Dorsey A militant faction associated with the Pakistani Taliban has put Pakistani authorities, already under pressure from the United States and an Asian money laundering watchdog, at a crossroads in their hitherto half-hearted efforts to crack down on violent groups, some of which maintain close ties to Pakistani intelligence and the military. Jamaat-ul-Ahrar earlier ...
  • Alternative Facts (the song) With her now infamous January 22 appearance on Meet The Press, Kellyanne Conway, counselor to President Trump, demonstrated that she and her boss operate comfortably in a post-truth world, where “alternative facts” are the new coin of the realm. With my February 12 song Alternative Facts, I explore their brave new world in three minutes, using ...
  • THE STATE OF THINGS There’s a lot of fantasizing about the impeachment of Donald Trump. Kathleen Parker devoted a full column to this in the Washington Post, predicting that by 2018 the Dems will carry the House and impeach the president. She declared, “Good news. In two years, we’ll have a new president.” Dream on. Because of gerrymandering the House ...
  • Crossing Over To The Dark Side Fifty years have passed since a double bill by Peter Shaffer opened at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre on February 12, 1967. Directed by John Dexter (with a cast that featured Michael Crawford and Lynn Redgrave in their Broadway debuts), Black Comedy/White Lies turned out to be an audience pleaser that ran for 337 performances. Black ...
  • Too Little From Congress, Too Much From Trump The relative speed differential between the Trump White House and the Republican Congress is already starting to cause problems, it seems. Because the Trump administration is moving so quickly and Congress historically moves at a pretty glacial pace, the unspoken bargain between congressional Republicans and President Trump is already showing cracks. The basic deal was ...
  • Oppose Muslim Registry Life. Liberty. The pursuit of happiness. These are three examples of the “unalienable rights” America’s Declaration of Independence specifically notes are given to all human beings by their Creator, and which governments are created to protect. These rights extend to all Americans, regardless of creed or color. And this is what the One America Registry, which we ...
  • Why I Hate President Trump For the record, I don’t hate Donald Trump the person. I hate Donald Trump the president. I wish I didn’t. But I do. Here’s why: He’s a pathological liar, according to Republican Ted Cruz. He’s a fake, a fraud, and a con-man, according to Republican Mitt Romney. He convinced 81 percent of white evangelical Christian voters to throw Jesus ...
  • The Ever-Sophisticated ‘Grimm’ Star Bitsie Tulloch Looks Toward A Bright Future "I love doing period pieces!" Gushed the classically stunning actress of both The Artist and Parkland, San Diego native Bitsie Tulloch, finishing the thought by saying; "When you get to be in wardrobe from another time it's so much easier to envision being there." And luckily for the enchanting starlet, her timeless beauty and poised talent ...
  • Immigration in the Now: What to do with a Pot of Stew Borders open, borders closed – it’s the squeaky hinges of our immigration debate, our country’s rusty door that just keeps up an unrelenting swinging. In the midst of our national debate about whether we should let folks in or keep them out, it’s worth thinking about what the best conditions are for immigrants to assimilate ...
  • Dr. Tom Price as Head of Health and Human Services There has been a lot of talk about Obamacare (AKA the Affordable Care Act) potentially being repealed and replaced under President Trump. However, in order for that to be done properly, there must be somebody in charge of Health and Human Services who has quality solutions and the impeccable knowledge of healthcare it will take ...