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Fifth Harmony star Lauren Jauregui just shared an open letter addressed to anyone who thinks voting for President-elect Donald Trump “does not mean that you are racist, homophobic, sexist, xenophobic, assholes.” And she used the occasion to publicly come out as bisexual. In the op-ed, published on Billboard.com Friday , the obviously furious singer held back little, calling Trump supporters “hypocrites” who “voted for a person who built an 18-month campaign off the back of your hatred” before become the latest person to compare the president-elect to Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler . Jauregui said she’s a “bisexual Cuban-American woman and I am so proud of it.” She also noted she is proud to be “the granddaughter and daughter of immigrants who were brave enough to leave their homes and come to a whole new world.” She then dedicated several paragraphs to explaining her pride as a woman in light of the misogyny that ran rampant during Trump’s campaign
The election of Donald Trump as president of the United States, is nothing less than astonishing. In the wake of it, many like myself are feeling numb, betrayed, fearful, and downright ashamed of our country. A dear friend told me that her mom, who grew up in Nazi Germany, had lapsed into tears and was experiencing flashbacks of childhood traumas
Acorn TV, best known as an importer of overseas programming, has banged out a solid hit with a new original production, the period spy drama Close to the Enemy . Revolving around a James Bond-ian character named Callum Ferguson (Jim Sturgess), Close to the Enemy captures the cautiously optimistic chaos of 1946 Britain
Luxembourg’s foreign minister said on Monday that the Turkish government’s handling of dismissed civil servants reminded him of methods used by the Nazis, and that, sooner or later, the EU would have to respond with sanctions. More than 110,000 public servants in Turkey – from soldiers and judges to teachers and journalists – have been detained, suspended or sacked since a failed military coup in July, in what President Tayyip Erdogan’s critics say is a crackdown on all forms of dissent. Turkish officials say the measures are justified by the threat posed by the coup attempt, in which more than 240 people were killed as rogue soldiers commandeered fighter jets and tanks, bombing parliament and other buildings.
Along with the Haymarket and Sacco and Vanzetti trials, the execution of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg during the McCarthy-era stands as among the gravest miscarriages of justice in American history. In the last few months, the Rosenberg family has amassed over 13,000 signatures (http://www.rfc.org/ethel) calling on President Obama to issue an executive proclamation nullifying the guilty verdict for Ethel modeled after what Governor Michael Dukakis of Massachusetts did on the 50th anniversary of Sacco and Vanzetti.
Britain is to pardon thousands of gay and bisexual men who were convicted of crimes under sexual offense laws which have now been abolished, following on from the 2013 exoneration of celebrated World War II codebreaker Alan Turing.
Democrats joined together on Sunday night to raise funds to rebuild a GOP office that was firebombed in North Carolina over the weekend. Vandals attacked the Hillsborough, North Carolina GOP office late Saturday night, throwing a Molotov cocktail through one of the building’s front windows, according to a statement released by the town. The words “Nazi Republicans leave town or else” and a swastika were spray-painted in black on a building adjacent to the office, which houses a party goods store.
Pop star Cyndi Lauper likened Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler in a blistering radio interview rant on Friday. The “Girls Just Want To Have Fun” singer tore into the Republican presidential candidate while promoting her upcoming tour on San Diego KOGO talk radio station’s “Morning News” show.
One of my millennial son’s is a mystery and a mover. Like Pope Francis he shares a love for the humble yet direct approach of St
As a teacher and as a citizen I am worried, but I do not feel powerless.
ESSAY: We are in a "Camus Moment" — but What Can the Great French-Algerian Author Teach Us About the World Today?
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Donald Trump breaks the rules. For his followers, that’s part of his appeal. Trump specializes in the lie
Patrick Stewart has summed up exactly what he thinks about Donald Trump in one single tweet. The English actor said he spotted a homeless man holding up a sign asking for $1, in exchange for not voting for the Republican real estate magnate this fall. More…
The media owes all of us the truth and nothing else. In other words they have a journalistic duty to portray the facts as they are. But sadly they have become disingenuous in carrying out their duty when it comes to viewing the truth about Islam
What if I had married earlier? And we’d lived in a warm pretty house with a lot of windows that overlooked East Los Angeles? And I’d stayed home and raised the kids and wrote in my journal and baked bread and walked Silverlake Reservoir with another writer and mother
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.
A white nationalist group that made robocalls on behalf of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in Iowa is now targeting New Hampshire voters ahead of next week’s primary. “We don’t need Muslims
After many months of anxious, uncertain waiting, 15-year-old Trevor Sullivan was wheeled into an operating room last November to undergo heart transplant surgery. Doctors told his family that without the transplant, Trevor wouldn’t have long to live. The procedure would also come with extreme risks.
(Yes, it’s the same picture as in last week’s post – but I like the tefillin (phylacteries) on William Wetmore Story’s female depiction of Jerusalem in connection with my theme this week. So here, again, is my photo of the sculpture, snapped at Atlanta’s High Museum of Art.) Some twenty years ago, I made an off-the-cuff quip that has stayed with me as a central part of my thinking, and even my theology. At a Sabbath dinner on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, I was asked, for the umpteenth time, a question that was, in those years, perennial among rabbinical students at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America and their fellow travelers.
While a report by a British judge found that Russian president Vladimir Putin probably approved of the Russian security service’s plan to kill Alexander Litvinenko, a former KGB officer turned Kremlin critic, justice remains far for many other dead, disappeared or jailed Putin critics. According to the Committee to Protect Journalists, 56 journalists have been killed in Russia since 1992. Here are some of the most prominent Kremlin critics who have been killed or jailed in the last decade: Boris Nemtsov Nemtsov, a prominent critic of Putin who exposed corruption in the government, was gunned down in February near the Kremlin. At the time of his murder, Nemtsov, a former deputy prime minister, had been working on a report on Russia’s role in separatist uprisings in eastern Ukraine in 2014
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
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
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
Photography: The White House (The White House Blog) Public Domain For the first time ever, The United States of America canceled one of the most revered federal holidays on the nation’s calendar — the annual stuff your face with turkey, get totally drunk and spend the evening belching and farting fest, known by its more traditional name of “Thanksgiving.” In a somber television address to the nation, President Obama said: “My fellow Americans I come before you today to announce that I am canceling Thanksgiving forthwith because with Donald Trump and Ben Carson still leading in the Republican Presidential Polls, and the likelihood that one of them may capture their party’s nomination for the Presidency, we cannot seriously be thankful for much this November. Thus, I am declaring next Thursday November 26 as No-Thanksgiving Day and I’m urging all Americans to forego the consumption of turkey, mash potatoes and brussel sprouts to show that they approve of my decision. Just FYI though, I will continue to support folks who want to pig out on pecan pie because I’m pretty partial to doing that myself
Firstly, I must make this much clear: I am not a Republican. However, I do respect those who champion fiscal responsibility as an ideological platform, as well as those few GOP candidates who have proven their political mettle and entered the arena with more than just empty promises (John Kasich, for example). No matter whether I agree or disagree with their policies, at the very least they make concrete statements about what they plan to do in office via their respective “On the Issues” statements and comments on the campaign trail.
We are trapped. Once again, we find ourselves wedged between the hammer of terrorism and the anvil of the European far right and of Republican neocons across the Atlantic. Every war has its mongers who profit from its sorrows, rubble and spilt blood.
In the movie “Being There,” a gardener labeled Chauncey, played by Peter Sellers, manages like a live action Mr. Magoo to blindly stumble his way toward being a media sensation, key adviser and possibly a presidential candidate, without really knowing anything more than gardens and television shows
In the wake of the Paris bombings by ISIS, the United States has joined the world in expressing outrage and its determination to destroy the terrorist group. But with what actions should America – and individual Americans – respond
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In the wake of the Paris terrorist attacks, more than half the nation’s states are vowing to bar Syrian refugees. But do they have the legal authority to do so? Harvard Law professors say the answer is clear: No.
Today’s topics include: We Recap Chez on Stephanie Miller’s Happy Hour; Bob’s Shirtless Offer; Listener Reaction to Our Mizzou Rant; The Latest on the Paris Attacks; Breaking News from Germany; GOP Governors Demonizing Refugees; Bible Verses That Mandate Allowing Refugees to Come to America; Texas Lawmaker Spills the Beans About Texas Gun Laws; Hannity and Bo Dietl on Surveilling Mosques; and much more. Download the mp3 (56 minutes, 23mb) Listen and subscribe on iTunes (it’s FREE!) Support the show at Patreon The Bob & Chez Show is a funny, fast-paced political podcast that doesn’t take itself too seriously. The twice-weekly podcast is hosted by Bob Cesca (Salon.com, The Huffington Post, The Daily Banter, The Stephanie Miller Show), and CNN/MSNBC producer turned writer Chez Pazienza.
Craving a change of scenery, or even just a caffeine pick-me-up to shake up your day? Adventure and quality coffee await you — the trick is, you have to find your way to Italy to claim them
Italy is indisputably a land of beautiful things: beautiful landscapes, cities, cuisine, fashion and people. It’s also home to a beautiful language — a language after our own heart that celebrates adventure, the art of treating yourself and, of course, mind-blowingly delicious food. Italian is full of words and phrases that don’t have a match in English, but oh, don’t we wish they did.
In the second episode of the Scheer Intelligence podcast, David Talbot, Salon.com founding editor, tells how former CIA chief Allen Dulles defied FDR to conscript former Nazi leaders in preparation for war with the Soviet Union–one of many deviations from official history excitingly recounted in Talbot’s new book, “The Devil’s Chessboard”. Talbot describes how Dulles assisted efforts to overthrow foreign governments in defiance of American authority, and alludes to new information he says supports the idea that John F.
www.reddit.com I wasn’t the brightest kid. I grew up believing the tale my father told me — that I had spent World War II being toted around on his back. It wasn’t until I was about 9-years-old that I realized the impossibility.
Massimo Bugani candidato sindaco M5s a Bologna: "Puntiamo al ballottaggio, poi può succedere di tutto"
“A Bologna il ballottaggio è a portata di mano, dopodiché tutto è possibile”. Parola di Massimo Bugani, 37 anni e consigliere comunale del Movimento 5 stelle nel capoluogo emiliano romagnolo. Fedelissimo di Beppe Grillo e mattatore della kermesse di Imola , di cui è stato principale organizzatore oltreché presentatore dal palco, Bugani sarà designato con tutta probabilità candidato sindaco per le elezioni amministrative del 2016.
“Indeed it has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time,” argued Britain’s legendary prime minister, Winston Churchill.
In mezzo alle continue incursioni aeree e durante il massacro di Siriani innocenti di cui siamo tutti testimoni, la recente distruzione dell’Arco di Trionfo a Palmira in Siria da parte dei militanti dello Stato Islamico non ha semplicemente ridotto in macerie un altro monumento della storia romana.
Should those imposing the death penalty be prosecuted for grave violations of international humanitarian law? Too many states, from Iran, Saudi Arabia, China to the US, still execute persons, and frequently for crimes that under international law are not considered “most serious crimes.” Can the governments of such states be themselves accused of systematic criminal norms under international law codified in treaty and norms adopted by representatives of such countries
"Never Surrender," John Kelley’s Chronicle of Winston Churchill, Great Britain, And The Fateful Summer Of 1940, Is A Feast For History Buffs
In the short-form version of Winston Churchill’s life — I’m thinking of Paul Johnson’s excellent 192-page biography — we meet the Churchill who’s become legend, a late-life hero who saved the free world. John Kelly’s “Never Surrender: Winston Churchill and Britain’s Decision to Fight Nazi Germany in the Fateful Summer of 1940” weighs in at 384 pages followed by 20 pages of footnotes, and offers a more nuanced view.
Before he demeaned , guaranteed and taunted his way to the top of the polls — indeed, before the very first “Make America Great” hat even came off of the assembly line — the Republican Party got its first incontrovertible evidence of the extent of its problem with Donald Trump, via a report in The Washington Post. It started harmlessly enough. In early July, The Post cited unnamed Republican donors and consultants in reporting on a phone conversation that Trump had with Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus
A very thoughtful reader left me a message in the discussion section of my author page on Amazon recently, asking me about the resilience that Kläre, the main character in my novel, Even in Darkness , demonstrated. Since the book is based on a real family story, the reader wanted to know about the people or experiences that informed Kläre’s character and allowed her to develop that life skill. As I was trying to write to the reader that within the boundaries of their society and times, Kläre’s family fostered independence, education, and the ability to get on in the world for Klare and all her siblings, I was distracted by the terrible images of a drowned refugee child, and the thudding drumbeat of news about the flood of Syrian refugees trying to escape to Europe and of course, to the U.S
The cast of Martin McDonagh’s Hangmen Martin McDonagh–the British/Irish author of such mordantly fine plays as The Beauty Queen of Leenane , The Cripple of Inishmaan and The Lieutenant of Inishmore –has returned from a dozen-year absence in filmland with his new play, Hangmen . I won’t necessarily opine that Hangmen is McDonagh’s best; I imagine that if I saw a good production of Leenane or Inishmaan tomorrow, I might switch allegiance. But walking away from the Royal Court last night, I would gladly head back for another visit to Hangmen tomorrow
What does it say about higher education that you can graduate from Yale and still believe that the devil made Darwin do it ? What does it say about medicine that you can both be a gifted neurosurgeon and also declare , “I never saw a body with bullet holes that was more devastating than taking the right to arm ourselves away”? Along with Donald Trump, Dr.
These last few months of media reporting in and on India are sounding ominously like the media climate in America in the period between the 9/11 terrorist attacks and the invasion of Iraq. There is blood and fire in the air and on the ground, and a gloomy atmosphere of even more death and destruction to come.
The Associated Press amended the global warming section of its widely-used guidelines for journalists last week. This AP Stylebook change will have a far-reaching influence on how we talk about skepticism and denial by changing the way many media outlets and publications describe those who reject the reality of human-caused global warming. The entire modification consists of the following short addition: To describe those who don’t accept climate science or dispute the world is warming from man-made forces, use climate change doubters or those who reject mainstream climate science
Often when we are reminded of horrific events, unless personally involved, we pause for a moment and think about the event that has been brought to our attention, again, and move on to what we doing or thinking before such a reminder. So, possibly, this could be the case with the 9/11 terrorists’ attack on the World Trade Center 14 years ago today.
September 3 Canada’s Global News: “Warning: the next image contains content some viewers may find disturbing. Discretion is advised.” The impact of that image of a three-year old Kurdish boy, drowned, lying face down on a Turkish beach is astonishing. What is remarkable though is the hesitancy of much of the media to publish the picture.
A good 30 years after his death, the genius that was, is and always will be Orson Welles is finally enjoying the recognition he deserves. At the Festival de Cannes this year, he was the celebrated festival personality along with Ingrid Bergman — though only the latter was featured on the official poster — and The Third Man , in which Welles acted, was shown as part of the Cannes Classics line-up, in all its 4K restoration glory, ahead of its US re-release in June
American distance runner Molly Huddle thought she had a bronze medal wrapped up at the World Athletics Championships in Beijing on Monday. Flying down the last straightaway of the 10,000-meter race, a then third-place Huddle watched Kenya’s Vivian Cheruiyot and Ethiopia’s Gelete Burka finish first and second, respectively , before lifting her arms in a classic v-for-victory pose. Except she, like Oregon’s Tanguy Pepiot and American runner Ben Payne before her, celebrated too early, creating just enough of an opening for the runner behind her to vault through. American Molly Huddle celebrates too early & loses bronze medal in world final of 10,000 meters
Cherry Clafoutis (with Roasted Grapes) I love summer fruit and have been busy making cobblers with peaches and nectarines these past few weeks. I steer away from pies this time of year, since they require too much pressing and pinching. I like making desserts that at least seem and sound easy.
In recordings broadcast on TV, ex-defense minister says IDF chief Ashkenazi, and later ministers Ya’alon and Steinitz, doomed bids for attack — 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.
My 6-year-old son went to camp this summer. The camp was held at his school and was run by some of the school’s faculty. Each week there were different activities to choose.
With the arrival of The Man From U.N.C.L.E. after twenty-plus years in development, we’ve completed the series-to-feature process for all four major espionage-themed TV shows of the 1960s. The Mission: Impossible movies began their run in 1996, The Avengers (no, not those Avengers ) arrived in 1998, and I Spy hit cineplexes in 2002. While the latter two rightly died quick deaths both critically and at the turnstile, Mission: Impossible is still going strong ( as we just discussed a few weeks ago ), which left the big screen U.N.C.L.E.
By Nicholas F. Benton The Best of Enemies , an Oscar-worthy documentary on a handful of screens across America now but guaranteed to be a first-rate resource when it hits the Internet for many a moon to come, chronicles the 10 extraordinary, unscripted, live head-to-head TV throw-downs in the Summer of 1968 pitting two of the nation’s premiere intellectuals, William F
Republicans have done everything they can to win the Jewish vote, never missing an opportunity to link Democrats and any foreign policy opponent to the Nazis and the Holocaust. They just don’t get how offensive such remarks are to Jewish voters, continuing to drive them toward Democrats. The latest came from former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, who recently said President Obama “will take the Israelis and march them to the door of the oven,” in an interview with Breitbart News, according to Igor Bobic with the Huffington Post
Fifth Avenue is widely known as New York City’s high-end shopping district. Opulent brands, including Chanel , Louis Vuitton and Armani , all have flagship stores that stretch along its corridor.
The 2009 movie Inglourious Basterds by Quentin Tarantino tapped into the emotionally evocative power of revenge fantasy. The movie was a smash hit not only because the children and grandchildren of survivors of the Nazi death camps could relate to it, but because Hitler in the minds of many represents the paragon of evil. A movie that lets the viewer live out a successful overthrow of his regime in sweeping views of revenge colored with the blood of dead Nazi soldiers is a fantasy many audience members let themselves revel in.
A North Carolina man who has been flying a Nazi flag outside his home says he’s not a racist.
WASHINGTON — Politicians can’t seem to resist comparing their opponents to Nazis , and it usually doesn’t go well for them. But Rep.