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  • The Time of Trump’s Surprises and Putin’s Alliances The first ten days of Donald Trump saw the controversial new US president deliver on many of his campaign promises. He has disrupted usual government business and has brought a seismic shock that has shaken Washington and world capitals. The new president grabbed for his magical pen, and signed astonishing executive orders, deliberately pre-empting the ...
  • Super Bowl Ads Are a Great Way to Waste Money A 30-second spot during Super Blow 51 will cost $5 million. If advertisers are willing to pay that much, many assume a Super Bowl ad is a good investment – especially since viewers pay more attention to them than typical ads. Here are some of the reasons why Super Bowl ads are so popular. They… Reach ...
  • Trump Perverts American History Pushing Religious Power Grab As President Donald Trump continue his attempt to shock doctrine America with a flurry of executive orders, geopolitical posturings, sophomoric outbursts, and outrageous pronouncements, it is not hard to lose focus. At the National Prayer Breakfast Thursday morning, Trump continued his strange attacks on former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, whom he reportedly resents for taking over for ...
  • Phenomenal Man: Samuel L. Jackson Channels James Baldwin in ‘I Am Not Your Negro’ If I don’t get to watch another film this year apart from Raoul Peck’s Academy Award nominated documentary I Am Not Your Negro, I think I’ll be cinematically satisfied for the entire 2017. Yes, you read me right. It’s. That. Good. Why make such a strong statement, you may wonder? Because the writing of James Baldwin, ...
  • FRIENDSHIP FRIENDSHIP ✨ _________________________ We Travel On Our Different Paths Each Moving On Their Own … The Very Many Ups And Downs The Tests Our Paths Have Shown … Through Many Summers Winters Too Through Many Days And Nights … Through Different Moods Through Different Times Through Different Sounds And Sights … Yet Through These Paths We Intersect To Share A Moment When … With Kindness And ...
  • Italian Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe, Ultimate Fried Cheese Sandwich Grilled Cheese Sandwich Grilled Cheese Sandwich is the answer to how an Italian enjoys a Grilled Cheese sandwich! Try out this twist on a family favourite and spoil your tastebuds with mozzarella oozing on top of Prosciutto di Parma, grilled sweet potatoes, grilled zucchini and asiago cheese between two fried slices of bread. Naughty BUT ohhhh ...
  • Interview: John Goodman on Playing Paul Bunyan in “Bunyan & Babe” John Goodman is one of Hollywood’s most versatile performers, with an astonishing range of iconic performances. He is a Coen brothers favorite, appearing (and often yelling) in “The Big Lebowski,” “Barton Fink,” and “Raising Arizona.” He played Denzel Washington’s drug dealer in “Flight,” Ben Affleck’s Hollywood inside man in “Argo,” Roseanne’s devoted blue collar husband ...
  • Living in the Time of Trump Around my house, I’m the source of near-constant mockery for my ability to be nostalgic for virtually anything that happened before right now. If the topic is even remotely related to “Encino in the 70’s”, apparently I not only have written eight articles about it, but I manage to even describe gas lines, smog alerts, ...
  • When Life Is In The Hands Of Human Traffickers / 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez Terminal 3 in Jose Marti International Airport in Havana (14ymedio) 14ymedio, Generation Y, Yoani Sanchez, 4 February 2017 – The wifi signal barely crosses the glass. The wireless network at José Martí International Airport only covers the boarding area. But a woman presses her whole body against the opaque window that separates the travelers’ area ...
  • Uninformed Threats Against Iran are Dangerous The Trump Administration has wasted no time in making a number of cavalier threats against Iran. While it is difficult to understand why it has chosen this course of action, it is undoubtedly counterproductive and dangerous. By “officially putting Iran on notice” and “taking nothing off the table,” the President and his National Security Advisor have ...
  • An American Patriot’s Super Bowl Guide Any questions? — This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
  • 8 Things Smart People Never Reveal About Themselves At Work At work, sharing the right aspects of yourself in the right ways is an art form. Disclosures that feel like relationship builders in the moment can wind up as obvious no-nos with hindsight. Trouble is, you can’t build a strong professional network if you don’t open up to your colleagues. Doing so is tricky, because revealing ...
  • 7 Steps To Driving A Culture Of Business Innovation Every business founder knows the need for a culture that promotes continuous innovation, an entrepreneurial spirit, and one that creates sustainable value across all functions in the business. Yet most don’t really know how to create that environment, or assess when they have achieved it. They only know in retrospect too late when they don’t ...
  • Leonard Cohen’s Favorite Greek Singer: Athena Andreadis Many years ago while visiting Greece, Leonard Cohen was asked who his favorite Greek singer was. “Athena,” he replied without hesitation. While making his final CD, “You Want It Darker,” Cohen found out that Athena had moved to Los Angeles and immediately asked her to sing the chorus of his song “Traveling Light.” Before moving to ...
  • 3 Things We Wish Bill Maher Would First of all, a confession: I probably agree with 90{8883afff3f996f915e4087502a0d4bc0cab7d523e6eee37ef51ae9a6c529a071} of Bill’s Maher’s political/ideological positions, so the piddling complaints that follow aren’t the result of any fundamental difference in philosophy or political doctrine. As far as I’m concerned, Bill Maher’s view of the world is very much in synch with my own. In fact, if ...
  • Can Donald Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee Be Stopped?: “Trump Civics 101” Simple answer:  Yes How? The Democrats in The Senate can “Filibuster” the nomination.  What does that mean? A “Filibuster” is a procedure in The United States Senate (not The House) from 1837 to require more than 51 votes (a simple majority) to confirm a Presidential appointment or a piece of legislation. People used to stand up for many ...
  • Senators Now On The Front Line I am heartened by the opposition of Senators Murkowski and Collins to the appointment of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education.  I hope that signals more independence ahead.  For me, personally, there is a bit of a back story. In July, 2010, President Obama used his recess appointment authority to make me the administrator of the ...
  • The Democratic Party Needs Keith Ellison The American people have faced stagnant wages and rising inequality for decades. Many Americans voted for Donald Trump or decided not to vote at all because Democrats failed to communicate effectively with working people and turn out the vote – end of story. The fact is that shouldn’t have happened. The Democratic Party has long ...
  • On Radio, Gardner Says He Thinks Gorsuch Wrote about Roe v. Wade Asked by a conservative talk-radio host whether U.S. Senators have private discussions with U.S Supreme Court nominees about cases like Roe v. Wade, U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) said Thursday they “absolutely occur,” but Gardner dodged a follow-up question about whether he’d discussed Roe with Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump’s high court nominee. Gardner also said ...
  • Heyday Books Publisher Steve Wasserman Discusses the Future of the Printed Word In this week’s episode of KCRW’s “Scheer Intelligence,” Steve Wasserman, former editor at Yale University Press and the Los Angeles Times Book Review, and publisher of Heyday Books, speaks with Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer about actual books and e-books and recounts how Malcolm Margolin founded the imprint to champion indigenous people. Wasserman has worked ...