Mueller Moves: Trump’s Former Campaign Mgr. Manafort, & Aide, Surrender to FBI *Updated*

By |October 30th, 2017|

MUELLER MOVES: Trump's Former Campaign Manager Surrenders to FBIscreen capture via CNN Mr. Manafort, the president’s former campaign chairman, and his longtime associate Rick Gates, surrendered to the FBI on Monday. The special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, said Mr. Manafort laundered more than $18 million to buy properties and services. [New York [...]

Olivia’s Turn: ‘Mind games start. Torment becomes the seduction.’

By |October 26th, 2017|

Olivia's Turn: Mind games start. Torment becomes the seduction. IT'S THE cover reveal of my new psychological thriller. It's available for pre-order through Amazon, with publication date January 10, 2018. How far would you go to get what you want? Olivia Stark was the highest paid teen actress in Hollywood. Now she's in [...]

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Why Niger Enters Plot of ‘Beltway Betrayers’

By |October 22nd, 2017|

Why Niger Enters Plot of Beltway Betrayers The aide said questions are being asked about whether the U.S. soldiers were intentionally delayed in the village they were visiting. He said they began pursuing some men on motorcycles, who lured them into a complex ambush. The enemy force had "technical" vehicles — light, improvised [...]

ISIS Capital of Raqqa Captured

By |October 18th, 2017|

Raqqa Captured by U.S.-backed Forces FIRST CAME Mosul, now Raqqa. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the Islamic state leader, has lost valued territory and now controls only a teeny tiny space in a land he'd planned to rule. What has been left behind is a city in complete ruin. From the New York Times BEIRUT, [...]

Sexism, Hollywood, and Novels

By |October 13th, 2017|

Sexism, Hollywood and Novels The cascade of revelations about Harvey Weinstein’s allegedly terrible and lewd behavior has unearthed plenty of victims—scores of them, in fact. But the story may have revealed other, different kinds of casualties, as well: similar, unnamed men in powerful positions who prey upon the less powerful, and their allies, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]