‘Roseanne’ Canned For Racist Tweet, Trey Gowdy Delivers Blow

By |May 30th, 2018|

'Roseanne' Canned For Racist Tweet, Show Pulled “Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show,” ABC entertainment president Channing Dungey said in a statement to TheWrap on Tuesday. [The Wrap] ABC AND DISNEY canned Roseanne Barr and cancelled her ABC show less [...]

Audible Offer: 5-Star ‘Olivia’s Turn’ Free

By |May 27th, 2018|

Audiobook Offer: Olivia’s Turn Free on Audible Another good book from Taylor Marsh. I loved it. Very exciting. Listened to it on #Audible with TM doing her own narration. Keep 'em coming!" - Rebecca (5-star) AMAZING OFFER for anyone interested or curious about audiobooks. Olivia's Turn is is free when you try Audible. [...]

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Harvey Weinstein’s Perp Walk

By |May 27th, 2018|

Harvey Weinstein's Perp Walk ... I was hopeful Harvey would plead guilty, that his surrender was volitional, so that in addition to carving out a singular position of disgrace, he could come forward as the predator who walks out of shame onto a new path of humility, introspection, accountability and amends, thereby leading [...]

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NFL Moves to Strip Players of First Amendment Right

By |May 24th, 2018|

NFL Moves to Strip Players of First Amendment Rights As Chris Long, the Philadelphia Eagles defensive end and one of the few white NFL players to join the protests, wrote on Twitter, “This is fear of a diminished bottom line. It’s also fear of a president turning his base against a corporation. This [...]

Rod Rosenstein Caves to Trump’s ‘Hereby Demand’ Order

By |May 22nd, 2018|

Rod Rosenstein Caves to Trump's 'Hereby Demands' While he has assailed the investigations for a year, Mr. Trump’s latest assertion of bad faith by the Justice Department and the F.B.I. went beyond talk and resulted in an extraordinary meeting on Monday at the White House, where the president pressured intelligence and law enforcement [...]

Royal Wedding, An American Duchess of Sussex *Updated*

By |May 19th, 2018|

Royal Wedding, An American Duchess of Sussex screen capture from NBC on Twitter Speculation leading up to the big day focused on whether the couple would invite Donald Trump, or his predecessor, Barack Obama. In the event, neither US president made the list, nor did the British prime minister, Theresa May. But the [...]

Trump’s Jerusalem Embassy Politics

By |May 15th, 2018|

Trump's Jerusalem Embassy Politicsphoto via POTUS on Instagram (public domain) On Monday, Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner and other leading lights of the Trumpist right gathered in Israel to celebrate the relocation of the American Embassy to Jerusalem, a gesture widely seen as a slap in the face to Palestinians who envision East Jerusalem [...]

Talk Radio Presidency

By |May 14th, 2018|

Talk Radio Presidency photo via New York Magazine FOR YEARS I wrote about right-wing talk radio's influence on the Republican Party. Donald Trump turned right-wing radio's influence mined by Karl Rove for votes into a talk radio presidency. From Olivia Nuzzi But almost as soon as Trump announced his candidacy, in June 2015, [...]

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Olivia’s Diary, & Something Monica Lewinsky Wrote

By |May 14th, 2018|

Available on Amazon, iTunes, Barnes & Noble, Kobo #audiobook A COLUMN written by Monica Lewinsky for Vanity Fair (March issue) is entitled "Emerging from the "House of Gaslight" in the Age of #MeToo." An excerpt (emphasis added): I discussed this idea with psychologist Jack Saul, founding director of New York’s International Trauma Studies [...]

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Der Spiegel Joins the Resistance

By |May 12th, 2018|

Der Spiegel Joins the Resistance The conversation turned to Mr. McCain’s opposition to Mr. Trump’s nominee for C.I.A. director because of her past ties to an interrogation program that used torture on terrorist suspects. “It doesn’t matter,” Ms. Sadler said, “He’s dying anyway.” [New York Times] IT IS futile to argue about civility. [...]