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Football teams like players with experience, but this could be unprecedented. At 55, running back Joe Thomas Sr

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Thanksgiving is typically associated with feel-good food, friends and family. However, since this year it comes on the heels of a nasty election season, there may be an added guest at the dinner table: Hostility

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ST. LOUIS ―  Marlene Gebhard, grandmother of slain 20-year-old Tyler Gebhard, says the past four months have shaken her beliefs about law enforcement, and her days are divided by what she knows and the mystery surrounding the details of her grandson’s death

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Courage in the Face of Fear

17Nov

By Jacquie West Courage in the face of fear is not for the faint of heart, especially for those whose hearts are broken.  The first Saturday after this country’s national election could have been spent any number of ways: doing chores, watching college football, working, or simply avoiding anything political, but for those of us fortunate enough to answer an invitation, we decided to try a ” Living Room Conversation ,” a simple model for civil discourse at The Utah Citizens Summit, on Saturday November 12th, in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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“Did you hear about the rose that grew from a crack in the concrete? Proving nature’s laws wrong it learned how to walk without having feet.” – Tupac Shakur The late Tupac Shakur’s poem has always resonated with me. His words speak to the underdog, the overlooked and unsung hero, who finds a way to grow and thrive, against the harshest odds.

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Colin Kaepernick Didn’t Vote

10Nov

After a season of high-profile protesting, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has revealed that he did not vote in the 2016 election. When asked if he had already voted Tuesday, Kaepernick told reporters no,  according to San Francisco Chronicle reporter Eric Branch.

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Should Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton emerge victorious on Tuesday, it will be thanks to female voters, who are poised to perhaps deliver the largest ballot gender gap in U.S. presidential election history

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The Ark and the Election

05Nov

The Unicorn is a Mythical Beast. James Thurber, The Unicorn in the Garden Although my readers do not come to this space to get ideas for vacations they may wish to take, many of my readers may be looking for respite after suffering through the last 12 months of what is known as presidential politics

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History was made ― and the collective heart rate of America was raised ― Wednesday night and into the early hours of Thursday when the Chicago Cubs won the World Series for the first time in 108 years. Game 7 unfolded as we probably should have expected a major championship game would play out in a year like 2016: It was batshit crazy

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By James M. Dorsey Faced with a drop in popularity, intermittent protests against rising prices, and calls for a mass anti-government demonstration, Egyptian general-turned-president Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, is seeking to appease the country’s youth, soccer fans and activists with promises of change

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Dear Mr. Goodell, Carolina Panthers defensive end Frank Alexander received a 10-game suspension for marijuana use. Lane Johnson, right tackle for the Philadelphia Eagles, was suspended for 10 games for performance enhancing drugs.

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Hey, (Gilmore) girl. It’s time we talk about one of the most pressing issues dividing our nation. You won’t see it mentioned in Donald Trump’s tweets or on CNN chyrons, but the great Team Dean/Jess/Logan “ Gilmore Girls ” debate is as fiercely contested as any moderated by Chris Wallace.  The matter of which Rory Gilmore suitor is in it for the long haul will likely be decided once the Netflix revival debuts next month , but until then, we have this behind-the-scenes scoop to obsess over.  According to “Gilmore Girls” casting director Jami Rudofsky, Ryan Gosling was almost cast on the beloved WB series as a football player

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ATLANTA ― For Republicans nervous about an electoral catastrophe next month, Lesley Jones could be a harbinger of doom.

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So we had the final presidential debate this week, and Donald Trump went right on being Donald Trump, which should have surprised precisely no one by now. Our subtitle today, of course, refers to the two most amusing (or horrifying, take your pick…) things Trump said during the debate. Since then, both “bad hombres” and “nasty women” are trending online

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High school athletes are reminding the world that sexual assault is most definitely not  “ locker room banter .”  In a photo shared to Facebook on October 13 , six male athletes stand in a locker room sporting shirts that read “Wild Feminist.” The young men pictured in the photo are basketball, football, soccer and cross country athletes from Centennial High School in Gresham, Oregon. The photo was shot in the high school’s locker room in response to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s recently leaked 2005 comments about women . The  hot mic video  featured Trump bragging that he “ just kisses ” women without their consent, and “ grabs them by the pussy ” because “ you can do anything ” to women when you’re famous

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Is Shep Smith The Future Of Fox News?

17Oct

NEW YORK ― It’s 3:00 in the afternoon, and  Shepard Smith is in the chair.

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WASHINGTON ―  Television viewers across the country have been treated to some scary advertisements about the future of Social Security. “Our next president needs to take action on Social Security, or future generations could lose up to $10,000 a year,” the narrator intones, as ominous music plays in the background. Viewers might be surprised to learn that the ad is from the AARP, the country’s largest seniors group and a longtime defender of social programs for older Americans

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How To Spend 11.5 Hours In Dallas.

15Oct

Yeap, just that, not twelve hours, not a whole entire day – but just a few hours in passing through the megapolis of Texas. Done with JFK

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Petros Papadakis, former USC college football captain and current analyst for Fox Sports, tells Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer about the lure of the game for young people. The two also debate whether politics belong on the field and in the locker room.

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The Nevada state senate on Tuesday approved legislation that would put $750 million in taxpayer money toward the construction of a new Las Vegas football stadium ― the first step in giving away the largest public subsidy ever for an American pro sports facility .

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By James M Dorsey The soccer soft power contrast between Qatar and Iceland speaks volumes. A comparison of the strategies of both countries demonstrates that it takes more than money to leverage soccer to create political, geopolitical and economic opportunity. Money and world soccer body FIFA’s desire to take one of the world’s foremost sporting events beyond Europe and the Americas helped Qatar win the right to host the 2022 World Cup.

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Last Sunday afternoon I drove to Fordham University in the Bronx, where I was a guest on Dan Romanello’s Group Harmony Review over Fordham’s radio station, WFUV. As you approach the main entrance to Fordham, you pass the baseball diamond, home field of the Fordham Rams. You park and you walk to the basement of Keating Hall, where WFUV has become as professional an operation as you’ll find at any college-based radio station anywhere

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Richard Sherman is well known for his unconventional approach to press conferences ― and on Wednesday, the Seattle Seahawks cornerback took the stage to let reporters know what’s really on his mind. Sherman started his weekly presser with a few words on the Seahawks’ upcoming game against the San Francisco 49ers.

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Colin Kaepernick and the Constitution

06Sep

Colin Kaepernick’s alleged show of a lack of respect for the American flag by refusing to stand during the National Anthem recalls other moments in U.S. history when such refusals generated controversy and even incited violence.

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It has been over a week now since Colin Kaepernick sat during the playing of the National Anthem prior to an NFL Exhibition game. He was protesting discrimination against African Americans and police brutality in the United States. These issues have been in the forefront of public discussion since the shooting of Michael Brown just over two years ago

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The small border traffic (a visa-free regime) between Russia’s Kaliningrad region and several northern counties in Poland was hailed as a success of the former Polish government of Donald Tusk working jointly, among others, with the city of Gdansk for rapprochement between people of both nations. The success was achieved regardless of “big politics”, but the visa-free regime has been currently suspended by Law and Justice government. Since 2012 both sides have enjoyed increased success in their social, economic and cultural relations.

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Two teens found dead behind a suburban Atlanta grocery store were victims of a homicide, authorities said Wednesday.

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By James M. Dorsey Politics’ incestuous relationship with soccer came full circle this week with the mass resignation of executives of the Turkish football federation and the firing of scores of officials, including referees, as part of the government’s witch-hunt against followers of controversial Muslim preacher Fethullah Gulen and other government critics.

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Why Trump Is Afraid Of Debates Now

02Ago

Donald Trump accused Hillary Clinton of trying to “rig the debates” by scheduling them against football games. Not only do the facts reject this argument, but Trump ignores his own double- standard, as he pulled the plug on several debates with Republican opponents in 2016

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By: Leigh Steinberg ORIGINAL POST on Forbes.com-July 19, 2016- at 5:51pm. More…

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Las calles de Marsella se volvieron un campo de batalla desde la llegada de los ingleses, la policía francesa ha tenido que utilizar gas lacrimógeno y un cañón de agua para calmar a los ingleses sin mucho éxito Hoy, antes durante y después del partido los ánimos siguieron muy caldeados entre ingleses y rusos, se dieron en las inmediaciones del estadio e inclusive dentro del mismo al finalizar el partido. Aquí te dejamos las imágenes para que tú juzgues: Russians piling into English fans here

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It wasn’t these emergency service teams’ finest hour. Fists flew when the FDNY took on the NYPD in a family friendly charity football game in New York City on Saturday. More..

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What do you do if you’re a Republican lobbyist and your party’s presumptive presidential nominee thinks your industry is abominable? If you’re an enterprising influence-peddler like the semi-notorious Jack Burkman, you throw a fundraiser without the candidate’s consent, raise as much as possible, and hope it gets you in the door if the nominee becomes desperate for cash. More…

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I’d like to think that someday MTV’s Faking It will be acknowledged as one of those rare shows that really did stand above much of the TV pack in spite of never drawing a big audience.

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Watch Maxwell James in the season finale of The Family , Sunday, May 15, at 9/8c. More…

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(Reuters) – Former New Orleans Saints footballer Will Smith was killed and a woman was wounded in a shooting in New Orleans on Saturday, the Times-Picayune newspaper reported on its website. The newspaper, citing law enforcement sources and a Saints source “with direct knowledge of the incident”, said Smith , 34, was shot and killed after a minor traffic collision in the city’s Garden District

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MTV Awards Show Swag at the Gifting Suites

10Abr

Pull back the curtain on the MTV Awards tonight, and you’ll see a few things that the stars are invited to that the rest of the world probably know nothing about. Award shows offer their guests invitations to ‘gifting suites’ several days before the show, where many high end designers and vendors come together to offer the guests their wares for free. The branding theory is called “Influencer Marketing” where you hope to have a ‘Brand Influencer’ like your product enough to use it in their daily life.

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As the dust settles around Super Bowl 50, the conversation around the contest itself has died down, while the dialogue surrounding Cam Newton’s abrupt departure from his postgame presser has, somehow, lived on. In the past few days, some have claimed that the incident typifies Newton’s supposed immaturity . Others have declared that it was a natural response from a guy whose style of play is wholly predicated on his emotions

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A 3-month-old baby was shot in the face and died on Tuesday when gunfire erupted on a Los Angeles street, law enforcement officials said.

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Being president has its perks, according to Barack Obama, who stopped by “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” on Sunday night to congratulate the Denver Broncos on their Super Bowl win over the Carolina Panthers . The thing is, Obama taped the message last week .

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The most annoying thing about pro athletes who happen to be sons of fathers who were also pro athletes is that so many of them exude an obnoxious sense of privilege and entitlement. For not only did they grow up in affluent families, but given the extent to which we idolize our celebrity athletes, they grew up thinking they were special

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Beyoncé’s Super Bowl halftime performance of her newly released single “Formation” was amazing — but beyond the singing, it was the style she and her dancers rocked that really caught our attention.  One look at the army of black women rocking leather outfits, afros and black berets and we were instantly reminded of the revolutionary members of the Black Panther Party . At one point, Beyoncé and her dancers even raised black power fists in the air marking an important public declaration of black pride

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The Denver Broncos are in search of their third Super Bowl win. The Carolina Panthers are hunting for their first. — This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms

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A man from Tennessee who has the words “psycho” tattooed on his forehead and “nazi” inked on his throat is accused of stabbing another man in the stomach.

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Friday Talking Points — Toss of a Coin

06Feb

Appropriately, for the week which will also contain the Super Bowl, the first state to weigh in on the presidential election was decided (for Democrats) by a coin-toss. Or, to be accurate, seven of them

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WASHINGTON — Rep. Reid Ribble (R-Wis.) announced this week  that he wouldn’t seek another term in Congress partly because he wants to spend more time with his family.  Ribble vowed to serve no more than four terms after taking office in 2010, but a sad airport farewell contributed to his decision to quit after just three terms, Ribble told “So, That Happened,” the HuffPost Politics podcast.      Ribble said he took his three grandsons home to Sherwood, Wisconsin, for a few days after Christmas.  “We played out in the snow and did all the things that granddads and grandsons love to do,” he said.

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NFL Legend Had CTE When He Died

03Feb

The former Raiders quarterback had high Stage 3 chronic traumatic encephalopathy when he died in July, researchers said. — This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website

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Move over Neymar , there’s a new Brazilian soccer star in town. Border collie Scotch is turning heads with his tantalizing skills

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Death terrifies me. I’m sure it’s because I’m getting older, but recently I’ve started thinking more and more about death. I’m 54 years old as I type this, which is, I’m reasonably sure, several years beyond the halfway point of my life

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Bratton OKs Broken Windows ‘Reform’

26Ene

With constant reminders that they wouldn’t be in any way, shape, or form disturbing the way Broken Windows policing operates in New York City, the city council today rolled out a new set of bills said to adjust some penalties for low-level offenses. For about a year there had been talk about ‘decriminalizing’ some of offenses often associated with the Broken Windows theory, which says cracking down on low-level behaviors deters serious crime. It didn’t even go that far.

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Kids getting footballs is still pretty great pic.twitter.com/949LSvUHEQ — The Cauldron (@TheCauldron) January 25, 2016 As has recently become a weekly tradition, the Carolina Panthers just made yet another young fan’s dream come true. Seemingly every Sunday, Cam Newton’s squad turns on-field success into off-field elation, as players run to the stands to give touchdown balls to Carolina loyalists

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Whether you chose to gather your team on a weekly or monthly basis, make sure everybody walks away feeling recharged and with a game plan. Here’s how 12 entrepreneurs make run-of-the-mill staff meetings worthwhile. A.

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CBS is selling a 30-second spot during the 2016 Super Bowl for $5 million – 11% higher than NBC charged for half a minute during the 2015 Super Bowl. How is the network able to charge so much

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Basic Wage, Basic Rights

20Ene

This last Monday, on Martin Luther King holiday, Oxfam released its annual report on inequality. The report found that the world’s 62 richest people now own as much wealth as the “the bottom half of humanity,” — some 3.6 billion people

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Sometime during the next few months, the US Supreme Court will issue a decision that could profoundly weaken public employee unions across the country. By all accounts, the justices — in the oral argument in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association — signaled that they are poised to rule that workers’ payment of dues to public sector unions must be voluntary

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Ted Cruz’s wife is a managing director of Goldman Sachs and the firm loaned Cruz money for his Senate campaign. Hedge fund billionaire Robert Mercer has donated millions to his super PAC

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Baby Boomers Feel the Bern

20Ene

Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders has attracted an enormous following of millennials – the diverse group of millennials who sat on stage behind Sanders at his town meeting in Carroll, Iowa on Tuesday showed as much. But surprisingly, the audience facing Sanders at noon Tuesday was mainly made up of older generations. Sanders is currently polling 2-1 with millennials against democratic opponent Hilary Clinton, according to an NBC poll

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The Clintons have no shame, that much you can count on. That stupefying arrogance was on full display in the most recent presidential campaign debate when Hillary Clinton countered Bernie Sanders’ charge that she was compromised by her close ties to Goldman Sachs and other rapacious Wall Street interests with the retort: “Sen.

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Tea Party congressman Jeff Duncan (R-SC 3) told me he wants to roll back the Clean Air and Water Acts and shrink the EPA. Find out the other agencies he wants to eliminate… Myrtle Beach: South Carolina Tea Party Coalition Convention Sunday, Jan

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Giving Advice to a Presidential Candidate Who Wants to “Do Something” Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com How can we stop the Islamic State? Imagine yourself shaken awake, rushed off to a strategy meeting with your presidential candidate of choice, and told: “Come up with a plan for me to do something about ISIS!” What would you say

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Why You Should Care About the Australian Open

18Ene

The Australian Open is one of the biggest tennis tournaments in the world. It’s ok, you’ve probably watched as many Aussie Open tennis matches as you have Home Alone movies without Macaulay Culkin. Don’t worry, you’re not alone.

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CHARLESTON, S.C. — Hillary Clinton’s plan to stem her slide against Bernie Sanders in the presidential primary began to come into clear focus Sunday night in the fourth Democratic debate. With two weeks to go before Iowa’s caucuses, the former secretary of state offered several closing arguments: If you liked Barack Obama, stick with Clinton.

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LISTEN HERE: By Mark Green Shrum-Cooke debate the sharp political contrasts of Oscar Week: Obama is Jimmy Stewart at the end of It’s a Great Life while Republicans see only the despotic villain in Fury Road.

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A Riddle Just For Those Over 50

17Ene

You’re walking down the street doing what you normally do — running an errand, buying groceries — when you stop spellbound in your tracks. You’ve seen something startling. It’s in the store window staring back at you and it’s not a mannequin

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Iranian leaders have long been yearning for this implementation day. The country’s dream, the lifting of economic sanctions, has come true after almost 20 years

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Amidst the increased attention on the subject of racial justice this past year, Martin Luther King Jr. Day is an opportunity to reflect on our progress with civil rights in this country – and consider how far we have yet to go.

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12 Great Reasons to Study Abroad

16Ene

Insights into the advantages of studying abroad from the College Tourist Spring Team 1. Roslyn Kent – University of Calgary Studying abroad means that you can learn how to integrate yourself into a new city, environment and even culture

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Having come of age during the Clinton era, I always had a soft spot for Chelsea Clinton. She wasn’t much younger than I was, so to watch her receive heartless slights and vicious criticisms about her appearance and pubescent awkwardness always hit home. Even though I didn’t have a father who was the leader of the free world, I could viscerally relate to Chelsea’s desire to be left alone

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Confederate Socialists of America

15Ene

As of the writing of this column, people are making comparisons of the Oregon Wildlife Refuge occupiers and those who fired on Ft.

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Once upon a time, the white working class was the colossus of U.S. politics.

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The Intended Consequences of Paid Leave

14Ene

It’s as predictable as the terrible twos: Any time groups try to pass a progressive workplace policy, opponents warn of the unintended consequences to jobs and businesses. That has certainly been the case with proposals to establish a family and medical leave insurance fund. The facts say otherwise: A growing body of evidence shows that such a policy does not unintentionally harm businesses or jobs or profitability or the economy.

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By Judith E. Glaser and Sudip Samaddar Anybody who has ever practiced cold calls knows what resistance and avoidance mean and how they feel.

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2016, The Year of Connected Disconnect

14Ene

By Corbin Brown, Senior Strategist, Giant Spoon Over the past several years, CES has ushered in an awakening of the everyday objects that surround us.

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TOP STORIES A STATE OF THE UNION FOCUSED ON KEEPING THE COUNTRY UNIFIED “President Barack Obama put the American people on notice Tuesday night that a dark future awaited American democracy if its citizens didn’t begin to come together rather than retreat into ethnic or religious corners.” Check out the top moments from the State of the Union, as well as the full text of Obama’s speech . Plus here’s how Obama , and the Republican Party , took aim at Donald Trump last night.

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The Law of Unintended Consequences

13Ene

I have to laugh as the Republican Party deals with the “birther” issue of Senator Ted Cruz. There is nothing more amusing than seeing Republicans hoisted by their own petard, or simply put, being hobbled by tactics they developed

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Incoming Kentucky Governor, Matt Bevin, set to work quickly. Through a series of executive orders, Bevin ensured that thousands of poor and minority individuals would not vote this year or potentially ever

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A gruesome discovery briefly shut down a commuter train station in Berkeley, California, on Monday.  At about 3 a.m.,  BART workers found a severed human foot on the train tracks. It’s believed the foot had been there for more than three weeks, and belonged to a woman who was struck by a train on Dec. 20

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This week President Obama announced a series of actions on guns. The word that journalists most often used to describe them was “modest.” Obama clarified exactly who is “in the business” of selling guns, and thus must perform a background check on potential customers.

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In April on CNBC , I called a top in the China market and urged a move to cash. The accompanying chart — see the red arrow — underscores the prescience of the call.

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