Politics

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Is it just semantics, or is ‘political truth’ an oxymoron?

RANCHO SANTA FE, Ca., April 7, 2014 – Politically speaking: Whatever happened to the truth? In a country of more than 315 million people, you would think we could find a few good men and women who were familiar with that concept and capable of delivering upon it. Yet, we seem unable to attract a

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Hollywood execs reveal Top 10 TV trends

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., April 9, 2014 — No one really knows what the future of digital entertainment may hold. Even “Real Housewives” visionary Lauren Zalaznick has admitted to enduring bouts of digital head trauma as the “disruption” of the entertainment industry continues at a breakneck pace. Yes, Hollywood, get use to it. This is the new normal.

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Music press: The necessary evil for bands

SANTA CRUZ, April 14, 2014 — Through the course of creating a new album, there are several stages a band must endure. While some are magical outbursts of collective creativity, most are tedious sand joyless. Once a band’s record is complete, the label must embark on the unenviable quest of convincing people to purchase it. Enter

Courtney Miller as Mercedes, Ginger Costa-Jackson as Carmen, and Jeni Houser as Frasquita in Virginia Opera’s 2014 production of Carmen

Virginia Opera’s colorful ‘Carmen’ fills the house in Fairfax

FAIRFAX CITY, Va., April 12, 2014 – The Virginia Opera brings its colorful production of George Bizet’s sparkling, tune-filled “Carmen” to George Mason University’s Center for the Arts this weekend. Judging from the enthusiastic reception of the first performance here on Friday evening, the company’s current offering should prove a real crowd-pleaser for its final,

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Freedom to get fleeced: Happy Tax Day in video and song

WASHINGTON, April 15, 2014 – On April 15 each year, the Prudent Man reflects upon the sad fact that his late father’s birthday is also annual Federal income tax filing day in the U.S. The old man, actually an expert on Federal and Ohio state tax law, used to stay up half each birthday night

IRS collecting taxes on 'The Game of Thrones.' (Screen capture of Reason.TV parody video.)

Freedom to get fleeced: Happy Tax Day in video and song

WASHINGTON, April 15, 2014 – On April 15 each year, the Prudent Man reflects upon the sad fact that his late father’s birthday is also annual Federal income tax filing day in the U.S. The old man, actually an expert on Federal and Ohio state tax law, used to stay up half each birthday night

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Why frontier markets are different from emerging markets

WASHINGTON, April 15, 2014 — Seymour Zises, founder and CEO of Family Management Corporation, stresses caution when considering an investment in a frontier market. The wealth management expert is not alone in this opinion. It may be prudent to stay away from enticing frontier markets, as they tend to be highly volatile. “We do not encourage

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The U.S. market downturn and a lesson from 1990 Japan

NEW YORK, April 13, 2014 — Despite the positive spin that economic reporters have been putting on the Obama Recovery for the past several months, the markets are demonstrating that the “Street” itself is as spooked about the end of the bull run as a herd of cattle resting tentatively at night on a trail

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“Tawriya” is a key to understanding Barack Obama

CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 14, 2014 — Whenever President Obama says, “Let me be perfectly clear,” it is a signal to run as fast as you can in the opposite direction. It is time to be clearer about what “being perfectly clear” really means. In Islam there is a doctrine, primarily held by Sunni Muslims, known as

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Honfleur: Normandy’s seaport that inspired an artistic movement

HONFLEUR, FRANCE April 14, 2014 – Some travel destinations have a magic all their own that captivates visitors from the moment they arrive. Honfleur, Normandy’s tiny seaport village is one of those places. So much so that it’s glorious light was a source of inspiration for the Impressionist art movement, and it has been that way

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