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Richard Cohen: Poland’s overdue Holocaust education

57 minutes agoNews : NY Daily News

In the category of “no good deed goes unpunished,” we now have the speech of FBI Director James Comey at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. He said some remarkable things.

Clubs - BAD DEEP: Sparkle Pageant

Fri 01 May Whip out your evening gowns, prep your speeches and grab your flipper, because the crew from Bad Deep are returning to the Sly Fox for their sparkliest...

This time, Hillary Clinton plays up her gender and key issues for women

3 hours agoHealth : Booster Shots

Hillary Rodham Clinton waited until the day of her concession speech the last time she ran for president to put the glass ceiling at the center of her campaign.

Defending the Right to Offend

This article is based on Ayaan Hirsi Ali's speech in Berlin on April 19. It is nearly 10 years since a Danish newspaper published cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad, unleashing a storm of protest by Muslims around the world, and exposing a rift in Europe between true believers in free expression and those prepared to appease religious zealots. Show More Summary

Liberty Requires Bravery

Liberty requires bravery. To truly support free speech, one has to accept that some people will say and publish things he finds deeply offensive. Similarly, to be for freedom of association, one has to accept that some people will associate in ways that he finds deeply offensive, such as associating or not associating on the basis of race, sex or religion.

GOP Senator Moved To Tears As He Commemorates Deepwater Horizon Victims

5 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) couldn't hold back tears during a Senate speech Monday commemorating the five-year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon explosion that took 11 lives. "These were just people we grew up with," Cassidy said on the Senate floor before reading the names and stories of the men who were killed. Show More Summary

Secretary Of State For Hire: Hillary Clinton Made Millions From Foreign Donors In Exchange For "Favors"

That the Clintons have made millions of dollars from speaking fees is no secret: just last summer it was revealed that the former president was paid $104.9 million for delivering 542 speeches around the world between January 2001 and January 2013, when Hillary left her job as secretary of state. Show More Summary

Stevie Ray Vaughan's Brother Remembers Rock Hall Inductee's 'Sweetness'

Jimmie Vaughan paid an emotional tribute to his younger brother Stevie Ray Vaughan, who died in a helicopter crash in 1990 at the age of 35, at Saturday's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Where Vaughan's speech lauded his brother's human qualities, a ferocious performance (which featured John Mayer and...

Allen West’s bizarre claim: Prayer prevented ‘catastrophic injuries’ when I played high school football

6 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Former Congressman Allen West claimed that school-sponsored prayer was responsible for a lack of injuries during his days playing high-school football during a speech to a Texas group, Right Wing Watch reported. “I mean, you were not a tough football player unless you did try to hit someone...

'5' Royales' Family Member Talks 'Surreal' Rock Hall Induction

Better late than never was a recurring theme for the "5" Royales, the pioneering R&B group that was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Saturday. During his induction speech, Booker T. & the M.G.'s guitarist Steve Cropper argued that "they're long overdue for this kind of worldwide...

Bill Withers on Hilarious Rock Hall Speech: 'I Intended to Have Some Fun'

Bill Withers had just walked offstage from giving the greatest speech of the night at the 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony when we caught up with him backstage. In a brief yet exuberant conversation, he discussed letting John Legend sing lead vocals, why he likes living a private...

Champagne in plastic cups and other Pulitzer celebrations

9 hours agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

The Pulitzer Prizes are one of journalism’s most prestigious awards, an honor that any newsroom would be incredibly proud of. And how does one celebrate such a lofty success? With speeches, champagne and lots of hugging. Here’s how some of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize winners celebrated their wins: [View the story "2015 Pulitzer celebrations" on Storify] Read more

The Emerging Populist Groundswell

On April 20, I gave a speech at the City Club of Chicago on the populist moment we are experiencing in our country. Despite what many Republicans claim, we are the richest country humanity has ever seen and we are at our richest moment. Show More Summary

Playwright Tom Stoppard: "A Frightening Time" For Free Speech

The cerebral British playwright, widely suspected of classical-liberal (that is, conservative) sympathies, will discuss the "many fronts" upon which free speech is attacked when receiving an award from the literary society PEN. "People like me are chosen, in a sense,...

Innovative Challengers at the Gates

This is the text of a speech delivered April 16 at Crossroads 2015, an annual meeting of the Harvard Business School Club of the GCC. The topic of today's conference is "disruptive innovation." In other words, the types of innovation...Show More Summary

How to Help Stop Negative Thoughts

They keep us up at night. They plague us when we're about to speak up at a meeting or give a speech. They swirl when someone treats us badly. They ruin our drive home, dinner with the family, and the quiet time that we waited for all...Show More Summary

In Utero Exposure to Extreme Morning Sickness May Cause Developmental Deficits in Children

Women who experience extreme morning sickness during pregnancy are three times more likely to have children with developmental issues, including attention disorders and language and speech delays, than woman who have normal nausea and vomiting, a UCLA study has found.

“I am a very proud mom”: Taylor Swift’s mother gives incredibly moving speech after cancer diagnosis

Andrea Swift awarded the Milestone Award to her daughter at the CMAs -- but not before a few tearful words

Bobby Jindal Mocks Hillary Clinton’s Immigrant Grandparents Story in NH

12 hours agoNews : Mediaite

During a speech to conservative supporters in New Hampshire this weekend, potential Republican presidential candidate Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-LA) pulled a belated April Fools' Day prank on his audience, beginning his speech with talking points that sounded like they might be coming from someone else's playbook.

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