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After the news that Steve Bannon, who has been accused of being anti-Semitic and furthering white nationalist viewpoints as the executive chairman of Breitbart News Network, was chosen as President-elect Donald Trump’s chief strategist, it seems like just about anybody is up for extremely powerful government positions. With Trump at the helm, it seems safe to say that the worst person imaginable to handle the environment, economy, Homeland Security, etc. is each being floated to handle those jobs
Lately, I have been thinking a lot about how we as a culture spend so much time focused on physical exercise–on our physical bodies and our physical world–and perhaps not as much time as we should on exercising our souls and spirit. More…
ESPN, surrender your cool credentials. You do not interrupt an indie rock hero just named the most-valuable player in the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game, especially to redirect him to talk about “celebrity stuff, not politics.” While being interviewed after winning the 2016 NBA All-Star Celebrity Game, Arcade Fire ’s Win Butler used the opportunity to launch into a political speech lauding Canada’s health care system. But ESPN reporter Sage Steele was having none of it.
After decades of false starts, solar power in America is finally poised for its breakthrough moment. The price of solar panels has dropped by more than 80 percent since President Obama took office, and the industry is beginning to compete with coal and natural gas on economics alone
This is the second post in my series, Millennials Paving The Way, highlighting today’s brightest Millennials who are empowering future generations to become change makers. How can it be a surprise that Millennials are excited about Senator Bernie Sanders
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
It’s possible your favorite candies may never be the same. Mars, Inc. recently announced it would be removing artificial colors from all of its food products “as part of a commitment to meet evolving consumer preferences.” More than 50 products will be effected, including M&Ms, Skittles, Starburst, Wrigley’s Gum and Snickers. Mars joins dozens of other companies that’ve pledged to remove artificial colors from their products in recent years. While there is no evidence that artificial colors pose risk to human health, natural ingredients have grown in importance to consumers. If you’re upset by the possibility of your favorite M&M’s colors changing slightly, there’s no need to begin hoarding them now: According to a company press release, the change will take up to five years
World powers pressed Russia on Wednesday to stop bombing around Aleppo in support of a Syrian government offensive to recapture the city and a Western official said Moscow had presented a proposal envisaging a truce in three weeks’ time. Secretary of State John Kerry is pushing for a ceasefire and more aid access to Aleppo, where rebel-held areas are being cut off and the United Nations has warned a new humanitarian disaster could be on the way.
Huffington Post and the blogs are far ahead of the mainstream media on noting how the GOP candidates for president lag public concern on climate change.
The beginning of a new year is always an exciting time! — 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
Art schools and university art departments are where the next generation of professional artists receives its training. A number of schools in the Northeast, however, have been taking a remedial course in the disposal of toxic art materials from the federal Environmental Protection Agency. “Schools just don’t get that environmental rules apply to them,” said Peggy Bagnoli, program leader for the EPA’s College and University Initiative.
MANCHESTER, N.H. — Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is out with a deceptive new mailer that masquerades as official government business and promises people there’s a “check enclosed” when it’s actually asking for money instead.
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
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie came out swinging in Saturday night’s Republican debate on ABC. Florida Senator Marco Rubio looked like he was on the defensive for much of the night trying to protect the momentum he got with his third place finish in Iowa.
Book Review – Jackie K Cooper WHERE IT HURTS by Reed Farrell Coleman If you are a fan of novels by Karen Slaughter, Harlan Cohen and especially Michael Connelly then I want to recommend an author you have perhaps not yet discovered.
The recent LA Times article which highlighted a ridership slump at Metro has occasioned much hand-wringing, kneejerk blowback and rationalization among self-styled transit hipsters. The article points out how, despite ongoing expenditures of billions of dollars, Metro continues to struggle to get people to use public transportation.
“I think the LGBT community building their families through foster care and adoption is a beautiful, elegant and a quite logical solution to both problems of adults who want to be parents and children who want to belong to a family.” In this special RaiseAChild.US Huffington Post Queer Voices “Let Love Define Family ®” series installment, contributing writer Beth Hallstrom tells the story of John Minck, a man who was moved by the story we told and in support of the work we ’re doing in the LGBT community, surprised us with a letter and a donation.
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.
We all have heard the tales of rags to riches success, dream jobs after layoffs and the great love that comes into your life right when you least expect it. But what about when you are in the midst of the storm yourself? We may know of 1,000 success and happy-ending stories for others — but where do we pull our energy from when we truly feel like giving up
Celine Dion spoke publicly for the first time since her husband, René Angélil, died from throat cancer in January . The Canadian music icon paid tribute to Angélil on Wednesday night with a memorial at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas . Plenty of people were there to celebrate the life of Dion’s late husband and manager, who helped her become one of the most famous singers in the world. “I was never part of any of the meetings that he had where he had to say yes or no.
Over the past 10 years, the Atlantic Ocean has soaked up 50 percent more carbon dioxide than it did the decade before, measurably speeding up the acidification of the ocean, according to a new study. — 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
Faith is playing an important role on the campaign trail, especially among politicians trying to appeal to evangelical Christian voters. But some of the things the candidates have said aren’t exactly biblical. To show just how those words might sound coming from the leader of the faith the candidates profess to follow, Jimmy Kimmel had an actor dressed as Jesus Christ read actual quotes from Republican presidential candidates on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on Tuesday night.
It’s kind of ironic. The very app that has gotten some bad press because of bullying and threats of violence, was created to encourage young people to act out in positive ways to support each other.
Gráinne Perkins , University of Cape Town Suicide in the South African Police Service (SAPS) is at epidemic levels. Between 2012 and 2013, 115 officers died by suicide compared to 29 officers murdered on duty, an alarming four to one ratio. Unfortunately these statistics are not an anomaly.
Here’s another reason to go gaga for the Super Bowl this Sunday: Lady Gaga is set to sing the national anthem before the game on Feb. 7. The NFL announced Tuesday that the “Pokerface” singer will perform “The Star-Spangled Banner” at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California, where the Carolina Panthers will take on the Denver Broncos . That’s quite an act to follow for the half-time show performers , Beyonce and Coldplay. It’s only fitting that a Super Bowl 50 performance is the next stop for Gaga in her 2016 takeover. Earlier Tuesday, the news broke that she will perform an “experimental tribute” to the late singer and cultural icon David Bowie at the Grammys on Feb. 15, and she’s already nominated for Best Song Written for Visual Media for “Til It Happens To You.” Lady Gaga also scored an Oscar nomination for Best Original Song for the track, which she co-wrote with Diane Warren for “The Hunting Ground.” And in January, she nabbed a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a TV or Mini Series for her role as The Countess on “American Horror Story: Hotel.” It’s Gaga’s world, and we’re all just living in it. Also on HuffPost: — 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.
Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush was not in Iowa on caucus night, but his cash certainly was. The former Florida governor spent more money in Iowa than any other candidate and still lost big in Monday’s state caucuses. According to ad-buy data collected by Morning Consult , Bush and his super PAC, Right to Rise, have spent about $14.1 million on ads in Iowa.
These first two weeks of February are critical for presidential candidates, who are rushing between Iowa and New Hampshire to get in as much face time with voters as possible. Ben Carson, however, is taking a break. His campaign announced that he will leave Iowa on Monday night and head to Florida to get some clean clothes. His aides said he was not ending his faltering presidential bid. .
As I’ve said before, whenever I lose my way as a writer, and feel like I’m running up one dead end after another, I watch Sunday In The Park With George , the Sondheim masterpiece, because every song is like a little road map.
(CONTINUED): The African American Vote and the 2016 Primaries and Presidential Elections In our blog of January 26, 2016 we wrote about the unique historical opportunity presented to African-American, Hispanic, and young voters in the 2016 State and national elections. We now want to revisit this issue.
Many painful emotional issues face family members and friends when a loved one becomes terminally ill. These include communicating the diagnosis to others; overcoming denial that the person is, in fact, near death; feeling the need to “be strong” and hide their sadness for the benefit of the patient and others; dealing with anticipatory grief; handling the physical and emotional exhaustion of intensive caregiving; and deciding when or whether to engage hospice care services
NEW YORK — Since the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown in 2014, the city of Ferguson, Missouri, has tried to take steps toward reforming abusive law enforcement practices. This week, the city made public a sweeping consent decree with the U.S. Department of Justice that aims to bring its police department and municipal practices in line with the Constitution
Those (of us) who do sightings of religion in public life are schooled to notice not only the “what” of religious phenomena and happenings, but also the “where” of each. A guiding theme in my observing and reporting derives from a provocative and (only slightly) over-stated claim of José Ortega y Gasset: “Tell me your landscape and I will tell you who you are.” It takes more than our “place” to explain our whole selves, but location tells much. Two items this week popped up on my screen as reminders
Neither Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) nor former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush can truthfully claim they’ve been fully consistent on how to deal with undocumented immigrants
I recently saw a paper written by a fourth grader that was returned by her English teacher with more red ink than student handwriting. And, the teacher had literally re-written the entire student piece in red.
There’s a growing theory that American romance is becoming an All-or-Nothing Institution. Or as I like to think of it, a “Hell Yeah or No” Institution. We’ve reached a pivotal moment in the history of courtship, teetering between romantic enlightenment and extinction.
(Reuters) – Facebook Inc reported a 51.7 percent jump in revenue for the final quarter of 2015 as new advertising formats and an improved mobile app drove a sharp rise in ad sales.
Hilary Duff has us reconsidering our decision to wait until spring to sport pastel hair. The “Younger” actress is just one makeover away from joining Nicole Richie and Katy Perry in the My Little Pony hair club after recently coloring her blonde bob “iced sorbet pink .” Having experimented with mermaid blue, ombré gray and magenta , Duff’s dramatic transformations are proof that you can get real creative with pastel hair. Here are 15 pretty awesome pastel hair color ideas we found on Pinterest — from seafoam green to cotton candy pink — that will soften up your next dye job
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.
Prince Mashele , University of Pretoria The Portuguese set foot in South Africa in the 15th century, and the Dutch settled at the “Cape of Storms” in 1652 . But the noses of the first interlopers into southern Africa were not sharp enough to fore-smell Kimberley’s hidden diamonds or the Witwatersrand’s entombed gold
I did not know Janese Talton-Jackson on a personal level. There’s a chance I might have seen her before.
Entrenched Clan in The Outsiders Defies Government To Move ‘Em Out, But Don’t Be Looking for Oregon Here
It would be convenient to see WGN America’s new series The Outsiders as a lucky case of TV art imitating life. Debuting Tuesday at 9 p.m., The Outsiders centers on the Farrells, a small Appalachian clan that’s resisting government efforts to force them off the rugged mountain on which they have lived for 200 years. The government has the law on its side.
That soft flapping sound you hear is the Grand Old Party waving the flag of surrender to Trump. Party elites — what’s left of the now-derided “establishment” — are acquiescing to the once inconceivable: that a xenophobic and bigoted showman is now the face of the Republican Party and of American conservatism.
The editorial board of The Des Moines Register on Saturday endorsed Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla) and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for the respective Republican and Democratic nominations for president. The endorsement from the largest paper in the state comes nine days before the Feb
When you have a large family, traveling together can be a challenge. But with a little bit of planning and research, family vacations with children and grandchildren can be a great way for generations to bond
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The mother of slain journalist James Foley said Wednesday the family was “delighted” to see the return of four Iranian-American citizens freed by Iran in a prisoner swap with the United States and is hopeful that the U.S. government will make hostages more of a priority
WASHINGTON — Ted Cruz on Sunday stood by his claim that the U.S. should “carpet bomb” the Islamic State group out of existence and falsely stated that the George H.W. Bush administration carpet bombed Iraq during the first Gulf War.
A top surrogate for Hillary Clinton is prepping a new attack in an intensifying and increasingly personal war against rival Bernie Sanders — calling on the 74-year-old to release his medical records before the Iowa caucuses on Feb.
A food cart in Evansville, Indiana, is causing a buzz because it sells sex toys along with chips, sodas and hot dogs. Kwan Dixon, who owns and operates Pop’s Popcorn and Koosier Daddy’s Food Cart, said the sex toys he peddles along with the snack foods are keeping business humming along.
A 17-year-old boy is not only accused kidnapping and robbing an old woman at gunpoint, but also being 2016’s “dumbest criminal.” Nether Providence Township Police Chief David Splain told Philly.com that Jason Donte Hayes, 17, has earned consideration for the dubious honor based on the poor decisions he made starting around 3 a.m.
Drug smugglers crossing the U.S.-Mexico border tried to get a little too fresh this week. A shipment of fresh carrots intercepted by U.S.
There’s no question Jennifer Lawrence is currently riding a career high. The charmingly candid 25-year-old, who rocked the boat with her open letter about Hollywood’s wage gap , just nabbed a Golden Globe for “Joy” (despite the film’s lackluster reviews ), topped Vulture’s list of most valuable stars and continues to win our hearts with that likability factor that’s so hard to describe. But, as actress Heather Graham reminded HuffPost Live’s Alyona Minkovski , JLaw’s quick rise is a rare sight to see for women in the industry.
“Parenthood” creator Jason Katims wants to tug on your heartstrings a few more times. At the Television Critics Association panel for his new Hulu show, “The Path,” Katims revealed he’d be interested in returning to the world of “Parenthood” a few years down the line, citing Richard Linklater’s “Boyhood” as inspiration: That would be a really interesting thing, to revisit ‘Parenthood’ when Drew Miles Heizer has now graduated from college and Haddie Sarah Ramos has graduated from college and somebody, who knows, may be nearing retirement age. Stuff that gives us fodder for new stuff and things we haven’t explored before. Seeing Jabbar and the kids growing up would be really interesting.
Ryan Duffin was a freshman at the University of Virginia when he met a student named Jackie. — This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms.
” Captain America: Civil War ” is Marvel’s opportunity to put Spider-Man into its cinematic universe. Now the movie’s directors, the Russo brothers, are explaining that they’re treating their great power with responsibility. That means no more dancing for you, Tobey Maguire
WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton’s campaign spent much of this week waging a dishonest attack on Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and his campaign’s Wall Street reform platform
So, that happened. President Barack Obama has kicked off 2016 by issuing a new set of executive actions intended to address gun violence. But it’s an open question as to how effective and lasting any of these orders will be
A Texas man was wearing an anti-drugs campaign T-shirt when he was arrested last weekend for alleged possession of methamphetamine. In his booking photograph, Adrian Harold Pounders wore a top that read “DontMethWithMe.org.” The web address he proudly promoted on his chest ironically links to an anti-meth drive that warns Texans about the dangers of the highly addictive drug. Pounders, 47, was detained when cops raided his home in Crockett on Sunday
MANCHESTER, N.H. (Reuters) – Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush on Friday proposed an overhaul of the U.S. welfare system that would eliminate what he called failing programs for the poor and send the federal dollars from them to the states to develop their own plans
Records of conversations between Tony Blair and Bill Clinton between 1997 and 2000 – obtained by the BBC – shed new light on their terms in office. — This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms
ATLANTA (AP) — A 2-year-old and his father died Wednesday night after the man shot the boy and then himself at the end of an 18-hour standoff in Atlanta’s northeastern suburbs, police said. Thy Ho, 43, and son Philip Nguyen were each found with a gunshot wound when authorities entered the master bedroom of the Buford home after hearing gunfire about 4:40 p.m. Wednesday, Gwinnett County police Cpl
Heineken has been the official sponsor of James Bond with Daniel Craig in the role of the world’s most famous spy. Starting with Casino Royale and carrying right through to the latest movie blockbuster Spectre, Heineken has used the 007 platform as a means to punch above its weight on the global stage for a beer that considers itself the world’s most international beer brand
“Dem’s fightin’ words.” The presidential debates have captured our attention because a reality show star is leading in the polls. Donald Trump isn’t only a smart business man, he’s also a great entertainer. He’s a straight shooter
Óscar Adrián Velázquez | MEDIOTIEMPO (Corresponsal) Monterrey, Nuevo León, miércoles 19 de Noviembre del 2014 Posibilidad de Libertadores hace trabajar en refuerzos Alejandro Rodríguez expresó su deseo porque se dé el pase ante Toluca Tigres ya voltea de reojo al torneo de Clausura. Y no se trata de que el equipo esté desechando el presente semestre, por el contrario, la Directiva ya prevé reforzar al equipo para una eventual doble actividad con el torneo de Liga y la Copa Libertadores de América
Alberto Ruiz | MEDIOTIEMPO Torreón, Coahuila, miércoles 19 de Noviembre del 2014 El equipo lagunero necesita una serie de combinaciones para clasificar Santos Laguna se jugará su última carta este sábado visitando al conjunto de Puebla en el Estadio Cuauhtémoc , y aunque su pase a la Liguilla no depende de si mismo, si tiene varias opciones para clasificar a la pelea por el campeonato.
Edgar Malagón | MEDIOTIEMPO Ciudad de México, martes 18 de Noviembre del 2014 Al delantero le gustaría seguir su carrera en México Aunque tiene contrato hasta junio de 2015, al delantero Mariano Pavone aún no se le ha acercado nadie de la directiva de Cruz Azul para ampliar su vínculo con el equipo, situación que no le intranquiliza. Al delantero tampoco le preocupan los rumores acerca de que la Directiva celeste está preguntando por otros goleadores, como es el caso de Camilo Sanvezzo de Gallos. “Yo tengo contrato hasta junio de 2015 y la idea es terminarlo y después ver qué pasa
MEDIOTIEMPO | Agencias El Cairo, Egipto, viernes 14 de Noviembre del 2014 Guinea Ecuatorial calificó de oficio y Marruecos quedó fuera La Confederación Africana de Futbol anunció que la Copa Africana de 2015 se celebrará en Guinea Ecuatorial, después de que el anterior anfitrión, Marruecos, solicitara su aplazamiento un año por temor a la propagación del ébola. Un comunicado difundido en la página de la CAF, cuya sede está en El Cairo, explica que el mandatario de Guinea Ecuatorial, Teodoro Obiang Nguema, aceptó acoger el campeonato tras reunirse este viernes con el presidente de la organización, el camerunés Issa Hayatou. Esta decisión clasifica de forma directa a la selección de Guinea Ecuatorial, como país organizador, a la fase final de la Copa
Redacción | MEDIOTIEMPO Ciudad de México, martes 11 de Noviembre del 2014 El brasileño se divierte en una cancha artificial de volibol de playa Hasta en las cascaritas de “futvoley” sobre arena de playa, el brasileño Ronaldinho demuestra la clase que tiene para manejar el balón con los pies.
Raymundo González | MEDIOTIEMPO (Corresponsal) Guadalajara, Jalisco, México, lunes 10 de Noviembre del 2014 Un accidente automovilístico la causa, perdió su pierna derecha Acaba de terminar un libro, donde hace un recuento de lo que pasó y vive ahora Fue hace 15 años. La madrugada del 10 de noviembre de 1999 la vida de César Andrade dio un giro inesperado, un accidente automovilístico trajo consecuencias para él y para su compañero de club, que iba con él, Javier Amador. Al final, laS secuelas los alejaron a ambos del futbol