Nobody Excited About Romney, Including Mitt Romney

By |January 30th, 2015|

Mitt Romney not running in 2016. "After putting considerable thought into making another run for president, I’ve decided it is best to give other leaders in the Party the opportunity to become our next nominee," Romney said in the conference call. [New York Times] THE SLUG FEST that is about to begin between [...]

Mike Allen: Hillary In No Hurry, and Democrats Say She’ll Take on Benghazi Yet Again

By |January 29th, 2015|

Mike Allen reporting Hillary Clinton may delay 2016 announcement, as Democrats float HRC will once again answer questions on Benghazi. Screen capture from Newsweek cover, February 2013. One option being considered would be to announce an exploratory committee earlier — perhaps in April, at the beginning of a new fundraising quarter, in the [...]

Addicted to Fox’s “Empire”

By |January 29th, 2015|

Fox's "Empire" is breaking new ground on TV, becoming the #1 new show. THE SECOND this new Fox show aired, the cultural voyeur in me knew "Empire" was something very special. It wasn't just because Taraji P. Henson, playing Cookie, was one of the stars. Terrence Howard is always electric, see Hustle and [...]

Dame Joan Collins and A New Longevity View for Women

By |January 28th, 2015|

Dame Joan Collins, what women can be at 81! Women have come along way to fighting the image of aging. via E! Fashion Police on Twitter THERE IS nothing like a great dame, with Joan Collins putting to rest the notion that any woman has to age gracefully. Rather it's about staying your [...]

Beyond Sarah Palin: Carly Hits Hillary, Christie in Trouble, Romney Embraces Utah

By |January 27th, 2015|

Carly hits Hillary, Gov. Chris Christie's got 2016 trouble, and Mitt Romney embraces Utah and Mormonism. A network of conservative advocacy groups backed by Charles and David Koch aims to spend a staggering $889 million in advance of the next White House election, part of an expansive strategy to build on its 2014 [...]

“Selma” Award Struggles Not About Diversity or Sexism, Even if Both Remain a Challenge in Hollywood

By |January 27th, 2015|

Selma is a powerful film that everyone should see.Photo: Oprah Winfrey (center) plays Annie Lee Cooper in SELMA, from Paramount Pictures, Pathé, and Harpo Films. "The civil rights movement was a movement sustained by music." - President Barack Obama THERE IS nothing that can diminish the epic story told in Ava DuVernay's Selma, [...]

In Iowa, Sarah Palin Throws a One Woman Pity Party, Scott Walker Rises

By |January 26th, 2015|

Sarah Palin makes a fool of herself in Iowa, and that's the least of what conservatives had to say about her speech. In response to Sarah Palin’s campaign speech in IA, DNC Communications Director Mo Elleithee issued the following statement: “Thank you!” THE REVIEWS of Sarah Palin's speech at the Iowa Freedom Summit [...]

Seriously, Republicans, Abortion?

By |January 23rd, 2015|

Republicans, abortion, an obsession.via Vox So House Republican leaders were caught off-guard when women in their own ranks — joined by at least one man — revolted. Anti-abortion activists in town for the annual March for Life were furious. [Politico] THERE IS NO subject more absurd or outdated to write about than the [...]

Clinton in Canada: “Kicks the Rhetorical Butt of Every Republican…” on Foreign Policy

By |January 22nd, 2015|

Clinton in Canada, looking fit, speaking fiercely and kicking "rhetorical butt of every Republican" on foreign policy. Hillary Clinton’s potential place in history and her husband’s tenure in the White House boost her presidential prospects, while Jeb Bush’s political legacy and Mitt Romney’s 2012 run for the office are negatives, a new ABC [...]

Netanyahu and the Insufferable U.S. Congress

By |January 22nd, 2015|

Congress invites Netanyahu just 2 weeks before Israeli elections, hoping to influence his prospects. On Wednesday, Boehner invited Netanyahu to speak before Congress, a move that was viewed as an attempt by Republican congressional leaders to intervene in the upcoming Israeli election in Netanyahu's favor. [Haaretz] WITH THE invitation by Speaker John Boehner [...]