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AP Finds Proof That Clinton Lied In Email Obtained Through FOIA Request

The coverup is worse than the crime in politics, and in Hillary Clinton’s case the lies might be her undoing. It was clear during her press conference on her use of a private email server that she was lying, and fact checkers quickly debunked many of her claims. Her justification for using a private server [...]Show More Summary

What makes a star: 20 Feet from Stardom

This is taken from my blog Chocolate Films. Enjoy. At its heart, 20 Feet from Stardom answers a question that I have wrestled with since my teens – why Beyonce and not Kelly? Another way to pose that question is – why isn’t Janelle Monae a multi-million selling superstar? Morgan Neville’s excellent documentary gives a [...]Show More Summary

April Fools

I have a serious post ready but decided to wait until April 2nd to post it so instead I will give you an April Fools Photoshop. The post April Fools appeared first on The Moderate Voice.

An April Fool’s Story

The fool in question being me. I had not known until today that former Miss America Mary Ann Mobley had died back on December 9th. And I was immediately reminded of the story of the only connection that she and I ever had. Back in 1978, I was just starting my second year in Hollywood–an [...] The post An April Fool’s Story appeared first on The Moderate Voice.

A GOP Front-Runners’ Resolution

The three 2016 Republican presidential front-runners — Ted Cruz, Rick Perry and Donald Trump — held a joint news conference today, April 1, to call a truce on name calling and to declare that, henceforth, they will focus on foreign policy and economic issues rather than on divisive social issues. “Since we are at the [...]Show More Summary

Memories Pizza Shop Publicly Invokes Indiana’s Religious Freedom Law

RELIGIOUS FREEDOM LAW: Gov. Mike Pence said that Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act isn’t meant to encourage discrimination. Well, it does. A Walkertown pizzeria said it will discriminate against gays on the basis of this law. Memories Pizza owner Crystal O’Connor told local ABC News affiliate, “If a gay couple came in and wanted us [...]Show More Summary

Walmart CEO To Arkansas Governor: Veto The Anti-Gay Bill

The CEO of Walmart on Tuesday responded on Twitter to the governor of Arkansas signing the anti-gay bill which opens to the doors to discrimination against gays and lesbians, which follows Indiana’s passage of a similar bill. “Every day in our stores, we see firsthand the benefits diversity and inclusion have on our associates, customers [...]Show More Summary

Apple Finally Admits to Big Problem with Chargers!

Tech insiders were caught off guard this morning when Apple’s CEO Tim Cook used the first day of April to call an unexpected press conference. It seems after months and even years of behind the scenes speculation, Apple has finally come clean on why most of their computer, iPhone and iPad chargers have an alarmingly [...]Show More Summary

The GOP Has An Uphill Fight To Win Back The White House And Not Just Because Of Dangerous Idiots Like Ted Cruz

In the last two-plus decades as the Republican Party’s drift to the right morphed into a full-blown gallop and the party’s base came to be dominated by Bible thumpers and angry white men — and frequently Bible thumping angry white men — the GOP has won only two of six presidential elections, one because the [...]Show More Summary

Crazy Ted Cruz (Guest Voice)

Crazy Ted Cruz Raging Moderate by Will Durst Winter is over! Winter is over! Excuse the jubilation, but we ink-stained wretches love the ritual excitement that occurs every spring. This spring is extra exciting, because it comes with our big quadrennial first sighting of a red nose popping out of the presidential wannabe clown car. [...]Show More Summary

New Daily Show host Trevor Noah under fire for alleged sexist and anti-Semitic jokes

Just a day after being announced as Jon Stewart’s The Daily Show successor, comedian Trevor Noah has sent the internet abuzz over alleged sexist and anti-Semitic jokes from his past. His high-profile appointment caused intense scrutiny of the South African comedian’s Twitter page, leading to the discovery of some questionable past tweets. “Behind every successful [...]Show More Summary

Iran’s winning hand in talks with US

Iran is well on the way to winning on almost all fronts whichever way the ongoing talks on its nuclear programs pan out tomorrow in Lausanne, Switzerland, or in the near future. Iran is winning in Lausanne because its nuclear fuel enrichment programs will simply be delayed by a maximum of 15 years and will [...]Show More Summary

The ‘Battle’ for Equal Rights in Indiana

The Washington Post today published a piece generally positive about LGBT rights in light of the recent discriminatory actions by the Indiana state legislature. In part, Philip Bump writes: In a press conference Tuesday morning, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R) announced that he was asking his state’s legislature to amend a bill it passed last [...]Show More Summary

IN Gov. Mike Pence Blames Media for Fallout Over Religious Freedom Law

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R) said the religious freedom legislation that he signed in private needs “clarification” and a “fix” after outrage and protests erupt over “perception” that the LGBT community could face discrimination. Never mind the fact that Gov. Pence got support on the bill from three homophobic men. He said the Religious Freedom [...]Show More Summary

Martin O’Malley So Far The Only Liberal In Democratic Race For 2016

The prospect of Hillary Clinton becoming the Democratic candidate has many liberals increasingly worried considering how out of step Clinton is with liberal views on foreign policy, social issues, government ethics, and the economy. If it comes to it, I believe most liberals will hold their nose and vote for Clinton as opposed to risking [...]Show More Summary

Who Gets Credit?

The Republicans have been howling since Obama was elected that his policies would prevent the economy from improving. They also railed against the Federal Reserve’s strategies, saying they would surely cause considerable inflation and do nothing to help the economy recover. Austerity was needed, the Republicans advised. America needed to cut its budget deficits and [...]Show More Summary

Indiana: Discrimination Hiding Behind Religious Faith

Indiana: Discrimination Hiding Behind Religious Faith By Jason Stanford Where is Leslie Knope when we need her? Indiana’s “Religious Freedom Restoration Act,” which purports to protect Christians from being forced to apply the Golden Rule to gays and lesbians at work, resists sober interpretation. The only way to understand it is as government-sponsored fan fiction [...]Show More Summary

Poll on Iran: Majority now side with Obama

Is this (maybe) a breakthrough in American attitudes towards using the military to settle diplomatic disputes? By a nearly 2 to 1 margin, Americans support the notion of striking a deal with Iran that restricts the nation’s nuclear program in exchange for loosening sanctions, a new Washington Post-ABC News poll finds. …WaPo It goes without [...]Show More Summary

Cartoon: Parting the Red Sea

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Don’t make a bad situation worse

WASHINGTON — As gung-ho “experts” press President Obama to do this, that or the other in the Middle East, keep a simple rule in mind: Whatever the avid interventionists suggest probably won’t work — and surely will have unintended consequences. Obama’s overall policy toward the region has been modest, cautious, incremental and situational. His boldest [...]Show More Summary

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