Omarosa’s ‘Unhinged’, Trump Squeals ‘Squirrel’ *Updated*

By |August 16th, 2018|

Omarosa's 'Unhinged', Trump Squeals 'Squirrel' When I warned Mr. Bortnikov that Russian interference in our election was intolerable and would roil United States-Russia relations for many years, he denied Russian involvement in any election, in America or elsewhere, with a feigned sincerity that I had heard many times before. President Vladimir Putin of [...]

Women with Murderous Intent Collide in New Thrillers

By |August 12th, 2018|

Hot Copy: Women with Murderous Intent Collide in New Thrillers The past decade or so has seen the rise of a new cohort of women thriller writers — in addition to Abbott, there’s Gillian Flynn, Paula Hawkins, and Ruth Ware, among others — whose works not only place female killers in a central [...]

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GOP Epic Fail, While Democratic Women, and Missouri, Make History

By |August 8th, 2018|

GOP Epic Fail, While Democratic Women, and Missouri, Make History photo: via Beto O'Rourke on Twitter [public domain] In both Franklin County, which includes Columbus, and Delaware County, the fast-growing suburb just north of Ohio’s capital, 42 percent of voters turned out. But in the five more lightly populated counties that round out [...]

Explosive Tweet on Clinton Dirt Meeting Exposes Trump, Don Jr. Jeopardy

By |August 6th, 2018|

Explosive Tweet on Clinton Dirt Meeting Exposes Trump, Don Jr. Jeopardy IT WAS paramount in the Russia meeting to get Clinton dirt. Don, Jr. felt invincible, it seems. Untouchable. Crimes didn't matter. Clinton dirt from Russians was the goal. Tangled in lies, there is no way out. From the New York Times Numerous [...]

The Furious Elizabeth Warren

By |July 23rd, 2018|

The Furious Elizabeth Warren “I’m optimistic,” she said to me over that lunch. “But I’m furious.” - Senator Elizabeth Warren READ the article on the furious Elizabeth Warren by Rebecca Traister. The opinions reliably fall into three categories. There are those — often political reporters and longtime Democratic denizens — who remind me [...]

When What You Know Is Tested

By |July 16th, 2018|

When What You Know Is Tested THE IMPACT of childhood trauma is as irrefutable as the description is vast. How it plays out in adulthood becomes the thriller Olivia's Turn. Two women under 30 enter into a fated confrontation. A father can't get peace, so he writes a letter to the producer of [...]

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July 4th, Our Country Calls

By |July 1st, 2018|

July 4th, Our Country Callsgraphic via Twitter, origin/artist unknown According to Becker, turnout rates dropped by 1.3 percent in Iowa, 3 percent in Wisconsin and nearly 4 percent in Ohio in 2016, a combination that became a death knell for Clinton’s presidential hopes in areas where Obama performed well during his two terms. [...]

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Victory Stuns Democratic Elite

By |June 27th, 2018|

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Victory Stuns Democratic Elite NO TIME for white men in the Democratic Party. A former intern for the great Senator Edward M. Kennedy, and with degrees in economics and international relations, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slapped the crap out of the Democratic establishment. After her opponent Representative Joseph Crowley, an elite incumbent who [...]

Vogue Arabia Drives Message

By |June 2nd, 2018|

Vogue Arabia Drives Message THE WOMAN on the cover of Vogue Arabia is Princess Hayfa bint Abdullah al-Saud. The June issue is "a celebration of the trailblazing women of Saudi Arabia." Vogue is taking heat over it because of May arrests of women activists, some of whom remain jailed. From Human Rights Watch [...]

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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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