Op/Ed: Bernie’s Jewish Complex

With Senator Bernie Sanders leaping ahead of the pack in the Democratic Party, chances have greatly increased that he will become the first Jewish nominee to reach the general election for President of the United States.

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Op/Ed: Halloween’s Over: Take off the Masks

At a graduation of a family friend, out of the blue, one in our group began lamenting that progressives tended to live in cities. She proposed that progressives should move to rural areas and "purge [such areas] of those awful conservatives."

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Op/Ed: Russia, Racists, and Ridiculousness

Now that the Russian collusion story has lost its captivating and enticing glow, the left's narrative du jour is that anyone expressing a contrary opinion is a racist. It is so exhausting! What is a racist, anyway?

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Op/Ed - Eugenics, Euthanasia, Infanticide, and Religion

New York's Catholic Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo had the World Trade Center in lights to celebrate its recently enacted abortion-on-demand-until-the-day-of-birth law. This law was framed, and sold to legislators, as empowering women through guaranteeing "Reproductive Health."

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Op/Ed - Free, Black and Twenty-one

I ran into a 20-something fellow wearing a T-shirt that said "I love being black." I had a wave of fond nostalgia remembering how my mother began our outings with "I'm free, black, and 21 – let's do it!"

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Op/Ed SCOTUS Hearings: Judge Kavanaugh’s Character Assassins Could Be Controlling Your Medical Care

Our elected legislators have been at their worst during the Supreme Court confirmation hearings of Judge Brett Kavanaugh. What a shameful display: condescending, arrogant show-boating senators questioning him in a manner reminiscent of the Grand Inquisitor.

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Op/Ed: Create Your Own Healthcare "System"

Kudos to the folks in D.C. who are advancing alternatives to the Affordable Care Act's over-regulated and expensive health insurance policies. Small business association health plans and expanding health savings accounts (HSAs) are among several tools to increase health care choices.

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Op/Ed: The REAL Fake News

Today, the term 'Fake News' is firmly entrenched in our lexicon. It seems everyone from Trumpite retirees, to neo-political millennials, freely toss around the phrase. The term was even recognized as, "The Word of the Year" by UK-based Collins Dictionary.

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Op/Ed: There’s More To Black History Than Slavery

Black History month is a time to celebrate Americans, past and present, whose accomplishments are sometimes overshadowed by the eye-catching negative news stories which contribute to the general dissolution of race relations in contemporary culture.

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The Power of Sports Metaphors in Politics: Trump vs. Clinton as The Main Event

Gender norms influence not just what we think, but how. Consider the presence of sports metaphors in American politics. Metaphors are not merely figures of speech. According to the cognitive scientists and philosophers George Lakoff and Mark Johnson (1980), human thought processes are largely metaphorical.

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Justice Antonin Scalia: The Man, The Myth, The Legend

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The recent death of Justice Antonin Scalia, a historically conservative firebrand on the Supreme Court, sent shockwaves through the political world. In the middle of a hectic and noisy presidential primary, the Republican candidates shared a moment of silence during their ninth debate — and then dove into a conversation about whether President Barack Obama should nominate a successor.

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The Problem with Saying "Merica"

"Merica." No, that's not a misspelling. In recent years, we've all heard someone say the name of our nation in this ironic manner. I'd be lying if I told you I've never uttered it myself jokingly.

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  • In My Footsteps: A Traveler’s Guide to Martha’s Vineyard Review - Compact, Beautiful, Informative

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    In My Footsteps, A Traveler’s Guide to Martha’s Vineyard, from author Christopher Sutterland and Schiffer Publishing, presents a comprehensive guide to one of the most iconic and affluent summer island destinations on the Eastern Seaboard.

     
  • Manchester By The Sea Review – Strong Performances Generate Oscar Buzz in This Tragic Drama

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    Manchester by the Sea, from Amazon Studios and Roadside Attractions, presents the heart-wrenching drama of one family and how they cope when their worlds collide, and fall apart, as the unimaginable strips them of everything.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Trump/Pence, House/Senate Adjourn, Jobs, COVID-19 Totals, Derecho, Election

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    President Trump responded to the choice of Senator Kamala Harris as the vice-presidential choice of presumptive democratic challenger Joe Biden, saying, "She treated Joe Biden worse than anybody else" referring to her verbal attack during the democratic debates.

     
  • My Spy Review – A Fun, Family Film with Lots of Laughs

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    My Spy, from STX Entertainment and Amazon Studios, presents the story of a tough CIA operative who, demoted to surveillance, finds himself stuck after being caught by a precocious nine-year-old of the family he was sent to watch.

     
  • Café Society Review – Woody Allen Hits a Four Star Homerun

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    Café Society, from Lionsgate and Amazon Studios, presents the newest film from quintessential New York director Woody Allen, who charms with a less neurotic and inviting bi-coastal look on The Golden Age, family, romance, love, choice and circumstance.

     
  • Cole Patterson Men’s Skin Care Review – Refreshing Luxury Exclusively for Men

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    Cole Patterson, a relatively new name to the men’s grooming market, offers a high end, luxury line of skin care products created exclusively for men who understand cleanser, toner, facials and mask, are necessary for male skin care management.  

     
  • Kevin Costner Lists Santa Barbara County Coastline Property; Lowers Asking for Magnificent Acreage

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    A-list actor Kevin Costner, who owns a nice chunk of Santa Barbara County coastline, is jettisoning a 10-acre site where he once considered building a home. The price for this slice of paradise? $60 million.

     
  • The World’s Most Luxurious Colouring Book With Bespoke Illustrations By Ian Beck Based On The Recipient’s Life

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    Luxury launches website VeryFirstTo.com announces the launch of the world's most luxurious colouring book: The Bespoke Colouring Book. The illustrations will convey the most meaningful personalties, locations and occasions in your life.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Trump Bans Media; Russian Cyber Trail; Travel Ban; Rachel Dolezel

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    President Trump went on the offensive this week barring seven major media outlets from a White House press conference over the unsympathetic reporting and general reporting that didn't fit his belief of media responsibility.

     
  • GuitarTown Kids Launches Celebrity Art Guitars For Auction Benefitting The T.J. Martell Foundation Pediatric Cancer Research

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    GuitarTown Kids, a celebrity art guitar auction event has officially launched on CharityBuzz.com, featuring art guitars, exclusive, beautifully hand painted and celebrity signed Gibson Guitars, to benefit the T.J. Martell Foundation’s pediatric cancer research at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

     
  • Health News: The Ten Most Active Cities in America

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    Nearly half way through January and those New Year’s resolutions already need dusting off. That’s right . . what, in my champagne fueled madness did I openly pledged, promise to my friends, neighbors, partner and self that I would faithfully maintain? What were they again?

     
  • World News: Elections or Referendum Brexit Brings Down The House

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    Elections or Referendum If the exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union seems highly likely, the demand for a long report could turn the European elections in Britain into a disguised referendum and conducive to pro-Europeans.

     
  • Beginner’s Guide to Botox: What To Know, Ask

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    Data from The American Society of Plastic Surgeons revealed in 2015 over 6.7 million Botox procedures were performed. That number continues to increase as young women "Baby Botox'ers," are opting for the minimally invasive procedure as a preventive measure.

     
  • Three Must-Have Cookbooks for the Summer BBQ Grilling Season (Recipes)

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    Three new releases from Time Inc. Books are must-haves for any cookbook collection and are guaranteed to get you fired up to start the grilling season with a few easy to fix and guaranteed to please recipes.

     
  • Pop Up Picnic San Diego Review - Date Night Done Right

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    If you're looking to up the ante on date night romance or turn an ordinary date into an extraordinary and memorable one, look no further than Pop Up Picnic. This company creates turnkey, one-of-a-kind experiences that are as elegant and imaginative as they are convenient and affordable.