Iraq Chaos, Chapter Infinity

By |April 30th, 2016|

Iraq Chaos, Chapter Infinity photo via Twitter, @GregJaffe Supporters of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr have been holding demonstrations and sit-ins for months to demand an overhaul of Iraq's corrupt and ineffective political system, but Saturday was the first time they broke into the Green Zone, home to most government ministries and foreign embassies. [...]

Trump’s World View Hits Elites Over the Head with Reagan

By |April 28th, 2016|

Trump's world view. screen capture via Trump Instagram But Trump is also trying to broaden his electoral support, and some analysts said that the views of elites matter less than the populist sound bites about U.S. military and economic strength repeated on cable television Wednesday afternoon and evening. [Politico] THE REPUBLICAN neoconservative bandleader, [...]

Trump Presumptive, Clinton Dominates

By |April 27th, 2016|

photo by Barbara Kinney for Hillary for America After months of trying to sideline an unexpectedly deft and well-financed liberal opponent, Hillary Clinton on Tuesday won a series of primaries that freed her to present herself as the de facto victor of the Democratic nominating fight, and gave her the impetus to shift [...]

Kelly Ripa’s Pitch Perfect Return

By |April 26th, 2016|

Kelly Ripa's pitch perfect return. screen capture via Brian Stelter of CNN "Our long national nightmare is over." - Kelly Ripa [returning to "Live with Kelly and Michael"] WHO CARES? Amirite? "[Kelly Ripa] was told at the same time as the rest of the world was learning via press release, and she was [...]

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‘Game of Thrones’ Powerful Melisandre Reveal *SPOILER ALERT*

By |April 26th, 2016|

HBO's Game of Thrones opens the new season with Melisandre reveal. gif via Vanity Fair EVERYONE seemed to be suckered into thinking something big was going to happen with the character John Snow. The big reveal from the first episode of the sixth season of Game of Thrones was even better than the [...]

Beyoncé’s “Lemonade,” Putting A Ring On It Is the Easy Part

By |April 25th, 2016|

#LEMONADE In most of the new songs, Beyoncé has been taken for granted or pushed aside. It’s a situation that, she finds, is both “a wicked way to treat the girl that loves you” and also flabbergasting given that she is, after all, Beyoncé. Beyoncé!: “The baddest woman in the game,” as she [...]

Prince, Never to be Forgotten

By |April 21st, 2016|

Music icon and creative tour de force, Prince is gone.Portrait by Pulitzer Prize-winning artist Paul Szep (used by permission) In 1985, the PMRC issued a list of 15 songs—nicknamed the "Filthy Fifteen"—​which it deemed particularly objectionable and deserving of being banned from radio airplay. The Filthy Fifteen included songs by household-name pop stars [...]

GOP Won’t Stop Donald Trump

By |April 21st, 2016|

GOP won't stop Donald Trump. photo via Mr. Trump on Twitter U.S. Republican officials began meeting on Wednesday, a day after Donald Trump's crushing victory in a New York presidential nominating contest, and said he has been winning growing acceptance within their ranks - but they want to see the billionaire do more [...]

Harriet Tubman to $20 Bill, Hamilton Stays Put

By |April 20th, 2016|

Harriet Tubman to be on $20 bill, according to reporting. Alexander Hamilton will stay on the front of the $10 bill, and Harriet Tubman will boot Andrew Jackson from the $20, sources tell CNN. ANTI-SLAVERY HEROINE Harriet Tubman has been selected by Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, a man whose roots are deep in [...]

Trump, Clinton Eye New York Wins, Sanders Attacks

By |April 19th, 2016|

Hillary Poised for Big Win, Bernie Attacks "Manafort told Trump he’s going to have spend a bunch more money if they’re going to get to 1,237 [delegates needed to win the nomination] — especially if they’re going to win California,” said a source person close to the campaign. Money is already flowing more [...]