Duck Dynasty’s America

The choice of speakers for the Republican Party’s Leadership Conference provides a frightening insight into the kind of America they offer. It certainly is not my America, and I don’t think it’s your America. It’s Phil Robertson’s America. Robertson was among the keynote speakers at the event. You know, the guy with the flowing beard […]
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The War on Junk Food

I was a sugar junkie as a child so I can sympathize with the millions of American kids who are addicted to sweets. And with the beleaguered First Lady, who must be stunned by the ferocious response to her well intended efforts to make school lunches less toxic. Sugar is a drug that can be as addictive as crack […]
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VIDEO: Usain Bolt Commercials start today – VISA launches their 2014 World Cup TV advertising campaign with Usain Bolt

Usain Bolt will be featured in the Visa (Europe) 2014 World Cup TV advertising campaign. The TV campaign starts today and will run across across 22 European markets until the end of the World Cup tournament on 13 July. which will . Visa Europe is an official sponsor of the 2014 World Cup. The TV […]
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Maya Angelou’s Magic

  What was it about Maya Angelou that made her magical? She had an engaging literary style to be sure, and she was prodigiously productive. But there was so much more.  For one thing, there’s an originality that takes the reader by surprise. Who else would think to compare the resilience of the human spirit […]
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RIP Maya Angelou – 5 of Maya Angelou’s best quotes

  American author, poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou has died at 86. She is known for her many inspirations quotes, poems and books.  Here are 5 of Maya Angelou’s best well known quotes: 1. “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget […]
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“Reform” Conservatives

  When you think about it, “reform conservatives” has to be an oxymoron.  Reform implies change, doesn’t it? And isn’t change what conservatives want to protect us against? But there is such a movement, and – as you might suspect –  it’s really ugly. America’s “reform conservatives” have released their manifesto, and here’s how writer Matt Bruenig sums it […]
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On this Day in Jamaican History: Bob Marley Rastaman Vibration

On May 26, 1976 , the live tracks for Bob Marley and the Wailers, RastaMan Vibration was recorded  at at The Roxy, Hollywood, California. The album was a great success in the USA, becoming the first (and only) Bob Marley release to reach the top 10 on the Billboard 200 charts (peaking at number 8), […]
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