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Are Protests Proactive?

Hollywood's Diversity War

  OCTOBER 29, 2016 AND MAGAZINE IN ENTERTAINMENT  

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Perhaps minority groups are prohibiting change by doing more protesting than they are taking action

Hollywood has long been scrutinized for its lack of diversity and while studios claim they are taking action to remedy racial imbalance, certain...
#Constance Wu #Mail Order Family #Hollywood Diversity War #Asian American #Oscarssowhite

Janelle Velasquez

Alas, Helter-Skelter

America as Babylon

  AUGUST 8, 2016 AND MAGAZINE IN COLUMNS  

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Charlie Manson, America's pop psychologist and resident macabre dancer.

Well, he’s lived long enough to see it, albeit through Chuck Manson’s ever-crossing eyes which, out of jailhouse ennui has eventuated from their...
#People #Helter Skelter #Earth #Things #World

J B Pravda

☕️ Aaron Stipkovich

Spoke the truth. Never forced politics. Loved his family and sharing his art, period. A prince lost. Thank you for… https://t.co/HvUoomtTrk

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I am not categorically liberal or conservative. Every sensible person or subject gets equal consideration. Any other approach is the epitome of idiocy.

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Saudi 41 Year Debt Secret

Do-or-die deal that reshaped US.-Saudi relations for years

  JULY 13, 2016 AND MAGAZINE IN COLUMNS  

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The untold story behind Saudi Arabias 41-year debt to US

It was July 1974. A steady predawn drizzle had given way to overcast skies when William Simon, newly appointed U.S. Treasury secretary, and his...
#Saudi Arabia #Us Treasury #Salomon Brothers #Debt #Oil

Aaron Stipkovich

Political Career Limits?

In carpentry, you have to deal with straight lines.

  JULY 12, 2016 AND MAGAZINE IN THE LEFT  

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We should at least have a warning on the ballot like the warning label on a bottle of wine.

You hear people who are going to vote for Donald Trump say over and over, “The system is broken.” This vague statement is never qualified or...
#Truth #People #Attorney #System #Percent

John Sammon

Communism Storms America

And The Tea-leaves Look Hollywood

  JUNE 4, 2016 AND MAGAZINE IN FOREIGN POLICY  

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Men with guns, however, can only do so much in a surveillance State of pure digital anarchy.

It's easy to joke that the only Americans are Republicans; they have the Civil War bit and the massive international Communism of the pusher Democrat...
#Weapons #Communism #Communist #Donald Trump #Tea Party

Patrick Halliday

Trump Breaking Windows

Andrew Jackson A Lightning Rod For Trump Revolution...

  MAY 19, 2016 AND MAGAZINE IN UNITED STATES OF COMMON SENSE  

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What matters is that the people behind him have reached the point where they want to break windows

Following the inauguration of the seventh President of the United States in 1829, there was a literal open house at the White House in Washington...
#Donald Trump #American #Vote #Hillary Clinton #Election

Aaron Stipkovich

Trump Opponent: Fool

Lie enough in the media and it becomes truth: Wrong.

  APRIL 14, 2016 AND MAGAZINE IN STIPKO LIVE  

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In your most honest moments of glass-house solitude, ask yourself why you hate him.

If you already disagree with this editorial; Thank you in advance. Thank you for adding certainty to a fact we've known since June 2015. You are...
#Donald Trump #Media #Liberal #Democrat #Self-sabotage

Aaron Stipkovich

Usual Suspects 2.0

How Ignorance of Fables Leads to 'Fabulous' Terror

  MARCH 25, 2016 AND MAGAZINE IN COLUMNS  

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Europe, remember Aesop's fable of the scorpion and the frog? French Brussels, you're the frogs.

A scorpion and a frog meet on the bank of a stream and the scorpion asks the frog to carry him across on its back. The frog asks, "How do I...
#Frog #Scorpion #Kamakazi #Fable #Brussels

J B Pravda

An Eternal Status Quo

How a dead language haunts the long now.

  MARCH 21, 2016 AND MAGAZINE IN COLUMNS  

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The rhetorical question for all time: Why's the 'status quo' got a Latin name?

The declaration by America's Secretary of State concerning the murderous ethos of the self-proclaimed ISIS terror state carries both deep moral and...
#Status Quo #John Kerry #Isil #Genocide #Barack Obama

J B Pravda

Mobbed Up?

On Being a Mocker, Neither Mod or Rocker

  MARCH 10, 2016 AND MAGAZINE IN COLUMNS  

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The answer is both clear and depressing--after all, why does the 'status quo' have a Latin name?

One of those terms that is so linguistically useful that it's both noun and/or verb, 'mob' has come to connote both fear and loathing..and not just in...
#Constitution #Mob #Society #Rocker #Violence

J B Pravda

Eating Our Young

A Bad Habit When They're The Large Guerrila in the Boom

  MARCH 2, 2016 AND MAGAZINE IN COLUMNS  

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Now I know why tigers eat their young!

There's the august Thomas Jefferson: "As it is, we have the wolf by the ear, and we can neither hold him, nor safely let him go. Justice is on one...
#Caddyshack #Electric #Bad Dylan #Rodney Dangerfield #Thomas Jefferson

J B Pravda

Republican Gotterdammerun

The eminent demise of the Republican Party

  JANUARY 22, 2016 AND MAGAZINE IN THE LEFT  

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The ability to draw votes from cross-section groups that make up America is key.

There are some things so simple that when an allegedly intelligent person doesn’t seem to understand, it makes you wonder about that person’s...
#Donald Trump #Ted Cruz #Hillary Clinton #Vote #Democrat

John Sammon

Bowie-Blackstar-Broadway

Like Lazarus, Bowie Rises Again

  JANUARY 11, 2016 AND MAGAZINE IN MUSIC  

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BlackStar, released on Bowie’s 69th Birthday speaks to creativity having no age or boundary.

UPDATE 2016.01.11: David Bowie, whose incomparable sound and chameleon-like ability to reinvent himself made him a pop music fixture for more...
#Bowie #Blackstar #David Bowie #Lazarus #Broadway

Ted Kelly

Open Letter to Jeb

No one is more sorrowful than I to tell you this Jeb.

  DECEMBER 24, 2015 AND MAGAZINE IN THE LEFT  

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Anger and the desire for revenge, like sex, is what sells today Jeb.

To Mister Jeb Bush, New President Wanna-Be Dear Jeb – I don’t want to be the last to inform you, but I have the sad duty to tell you that...
#Jeb Bush #Donald Trump #Republican #Vote #Poll

John Sammon

Missouri... Compromised

Disrupt the Party like it's 1820

  DECEMBER 17, 2015 AND MAGAZINE IN COLUMNS  

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Take it for granted that the present is a mere preamble--a title page to a great, tragic volume.

194 years ago a seminal event concerning our national duplicity over human rights took the name Missouri Compromise. That it was the geographic...
#Missouri #Money #Rights #Status Quo #Victims

J B Pravda

Aaron Stipkovich

Publisher, non-partisan, and coffee drinker.

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Alas, Babble On

or, How Social Media Will Create the First Earthlings

  NOVEMBER 20, 2015 AND MAGAZINE IN THE INDEPENDENT  

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The nation state is dead or dying--long live the global citizenry, at long last free of tribalism.

Alas, Millennium: Century 21 & An Age of Global Citizenship In another Age, dubbed 'Gilded' by its greatest chronicler, two strong men...
#Earth #People #Tribal #Kipling #Twain

J B Pravda

Death to Smoochy Ii

Remake Now Playing as TV Reality Show Set in MENA

  NOVEMBER 16, 2015 AND MAGAZINE IN FOREIGN POLICY  

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We are all Parisians, awaiting the Judgment of Paris.

It may truly be said that truth is found at the crossroads of two extremes betwixt Life and Death. In the newly cast light of that greatest of all...
#Egypt #Freedom #Napoleon #Europa #Isis

J B Pravda

Flight Of a Phoenix

Will our excuse ever be: 'Only human'?

  SEPTEMBER 22, 2015 AND MAGAZINE IN COLUMNS  

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Is 'we' a fiction, and 'me' an eternal damning fact?

"The future pilots who are trained at the Lufthansa Flight Training Pilot School in Bremen complete a major part of their practical training in...
#Suicide #Germanwings #Gonzo #Alone #Nietzsche

J B Pravda

Steny Hoyer Does not Lead

The so-called political outsiders

  SEPTEMBER 11, 2015 AND MAGAZINE IN UNITED STATES OF COMMON SENSE  

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The reason for the so-called political outsiders popularity is not hard to understand.

The story of the political year so far has been the rise of so-called political outsiders to the top of the polls. Donald Trump, Ben Carson, Carly...
#Steny Hoyer #Donald Trump #Iran #Maryland #2016 Election

Charles Faddis

awakened by sand(ers)man

The Truth called, it's got Bernie's back

  SEPTEMBER 1, 2015 AND MAGAZINE IN THE LEFT  

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Nonesuch: a person or thing unequalled

During the Depression years of the 20th century a now-treasured edition of the works of Charles Dickens were published with the goal of demonstrating...
#Sanders #Truth #Emerson #Hobgoblin #Consistency

J B Pravda

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