Trump’s Twitter Tantrum Distraction

By |October 13th, 2017|

Trump's Twitter Tantrum Distraction TRUMP savors misdirection, confusion and chaos. The First Amendment threat is no joke. Mr. President:Are you recanting of the Oath you took on Jan. 20 to preserve, protect, and defend the 1st Amendment? pic.twitter.com/XLB7QXM3bQ— Ben Sasse (@BenSasse) October 12, 2017 Trump Tweets are bait to keep us occupied away [...]

Bob Corker Stands Alone, Trump Hangs On

By |October 10th, 2017|

Bob Corker Stands Alone, Trump Hangs On Sen. Bob Corker’s brutal assessment of Trump’s fitness for office — warning that his reckless behavior could launch the nation “on the path to World War III” — also landed like a thunderclap inside the White House, where aides feared possible ripple effects among other Republicans [...]

Sexual Harassment Allegations Hit Harvey Weinstein

By |October 6th, 2017|

Sexual Harassment Allegations Hit Harvey Weinsteinphoto via Deadline In interviews, eight women described varying behavior by Mr. Weinstein: appearing nearly or fully naked in front of them, requiring them to be present while he bathed or repeatedly asking for a massage or initiating one himself. The women, typically in their early or middle [...]

Domestic Terrorism in Las Vegas Mass Shooting

By |October 2nd, 2017|

... Several SWAT teams were sent to the hotel immediately after the first reports of the shooting at 10:08 p.m., and officers overheard on police radio reported being pinned down by gunfire. Shortly before midnight the Las Vegas police reported that “one suspect is down,” and soon thereafter the police said they did not believe [...]

October Meet & Greet Giveaway

By |October 2nd, 2017|

OCTOBER MEET & GREET GIVEAWAY IT'S A fall giveaway that runs all of October. Here are the details... Enter the October Meet & Greet Giveaway Fall is finally here, so it’s time to enter our October Meet & Greet Giveaway–the fifth month in our Ultimate Reader summer series, where our subscribers get to [...]

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Puerto Rico Catastrophe Unmasks Trump

By |October 1st, 2017|

Puerto Rico Catastrophe Unmasks Trump The one thing we can say for sure is that it’s essentially inconceivable that the next objectively difficult crisis that Trump fumbles will be more in Kelly’s wheelhouse than a disaster requiring a military response in the Caribbean. We’re witnessing the Trump administration at peak performance and it’s [...]

Russia, Social Media and Democrats

By |October 1st, 2017|

Russia, Social Media & Democrats "We know that the US got caught asleep at the wheel on this... That's the truth of it." - Keir Simmons, NBC News [Deadline White House] FINALLY, someone who's an expert on something beyond partisan fervor says what needed to be said a long time ago. Part of [...]

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Hugh Hefner, and Me

By |September 28th, 2017|

So Long, Hugh Hefner photo: August 9, 2000 "Life is too short to be living somebody else's dreams." - Hugh Hefner FLASHBACK... and that time I shared the "Living" section of the LA Times with Hugh Hefner and President Bill Clinton. No need to regale you with what Mr. Hefner did. Less is [...]

Lock ‘Em All Up

By |September 26th, 2017|

LOCK 'EM ALL UP. photo: Doug Mills/The New York Times The disclosures came a day after news surfaced that Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and adviser, used a private email account to send or receive about 100 work-related emails during the administration’s first seven months. But Mr. Kushner was not alone. Stephen K. [...]

Banned Books Week, Top 100 Challenged Books

By |September 25th, 2017|

#BannedBooksWeek IT IS a worldwide phenomenon. Anywhere in the world, people find objections to what writers write. Forbidding authors to write what they feel isn't possible, so people want to wipe out books. Ideas prevail. Top 100 Banned/Challenged Books: 2000-2009 1. Harry Potter (series), by J.K. Rowling 2. Alice series, by Phyllis Reynolds [...]

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