Politics

Ferguson protests, riots and looting create total chaos – photo credit – You Tube

Does First Amendment give Ferguson hoodlums right to riot?

WASHINGTON, November 26, 2014 — America and the upstanding residents of Ferguson, Mo., have had enough of the rioting, looting and mayhem in the name of Michael Brown. The line of peaceful assembly that Rev. King and other civil rights leaders stood and died for has been abandoned. Instead, local and state officials in Missouri are bending

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Is gay marriage good or bad for America?

OCALA, Fla., October 18, 2014 — Same-sex marriage is legal in 31 states now. Many of today’s adolescents are growing up in a culture where gay marriage is either accepted as the latest phase of the Civil Rights Movement or well-established law not worth taking a second glance at. It is difficult to imagine that for

The U.N. General Assembly / Photo: Luke Redmond, used under Flickr Creative Commons license

The United Nations second guesses America’s new marijuana laws

WASHINGTON, November 13, 2014 — First it was the effort to pull America into the vortex of the U.N. Small Arms Treaty and the Law Of The Sea Treaty (aptly named ‘LOST’), Agenda 21, and Cap and Trade. Now, the U.N. has decided it doesn’t approve of recent decisions of voters in Colorado, Oregon, Washington State and

Entertain Us

Dust jacket of T. M. Doran's "Iota." (Ignatius Press)

T.M. Doran’s ‘Iota’ is a literary triumph in a small package

CHICAGO, November 19, 2014 – We may not have yet moved beyond a world run by powerful literary gatekeepers, and we may not entirely want to. But today, the options for aesthetic variety in literature have certainly increased. Whereas previously, major publishers seemed almost entirely focused on the negative, spiritually-neutral (or dead) sphere of relativistic writers,

Cast of the 'Met in HD's "'Il barbier di Siviglia" ("The Barber of Seville.")

The Met’s “Barber of Seville” in HD to reprise on Nov. 26

WASHINGTON, November 25, 2014 – This past Saturday’s “Live in HD” simulcast of the New York Metropolitan Opera’s “Il Barbiere di Siviglia” (“The Barber of Seville”) is so lively, funny and entertaining that last weekend’s audience might even consider catching it again. The performance was recorded, and it will be reprised at participating movie theaters

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Arena Stage to host Military Thanksgiving and Show Friday

WASHINGTON, November 26, 2014 – As a public service, CDN is reprinting below a news release from Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announcing its Fourth Annual Military Thanksgiving and Performance event, to be held this Friday (the day after Thanksgiving), November 28, 2014. This free event, to be held at Arena’s

Image courtesy Arena Stage.

Arena Stage to host Military Thanksgiving and Show Friday

WASHINGTON, November 26, 2014 – As a public service, CDN is reprinting below a news release from Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announcing its Fourth Annual Military Thanksgiving and Performance event, to be held this Friday (the day after Thanksgiving), November 28, 2014. This free event, to be held at Arena’s

The odds-on favorite prevailed after 10 years of waiting to get on the show. Photo: ABC

Dancing With The Stars: And the Mirror Ball Trophy winner is…

SAN DIEGO, November 25, 2014 – After an exciting season of competition, after 10 weeks the three finalists battled it out to reach their ultimate goal, winning the Mirror Ball Trophy as champion of Season 19. “It’s like a novel, and we’re on the last page, I still don’t know who’s going to win,” said

Business

EXCLUSIVE: CDN photo of the turkey that's received this year's official pardon from President Obama. (Credit: the Maven)

Snow, Obamacare blather, oil swoon equal dull trading day

WASHINGTON, November 26, 2014 – The Maven is trying to hold down the fort at his computer today, hoping against hope to snag a good trade on a bad pre-holiday trading day. Up and down the east coast and elsewhere, the promised nor’easter is dropping rain, snow or whatever, pretty much as predicted, snarling holiday

Image courtesy Arena Stage.

Arena Stage to host Military Thanksgiving and Show Friday

WASHINGTON, November 26, 2014 – As a public service, CDN is reprinting below a news release from Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announcing its Fourth Annual Military Thanksgiving and Performance event, to be held this Friday (the day after Thanksgiving), November 28, 2014. This free event, to be held at Arena’s

Rodin's "The Thinker" as re-imagined in 2014. Cartoon by Branco.

Amnesty decree, Ferguson, Hagel sack all weigh on stocks

WASHINGTON, November 24, 2014 – Pretty much everyone including the Maven expects thin, rudderless trading in stocks this weekend, compounded by the low-level overhang of headline risk with some nasty potential. The executive amnesty flap initiated by Emperor Barack I is still stewing about in the lame-duck Congress, the incoming Congress and in the majority

EXCLUSIVE: CDN photo of the turkey that's received this year's official pardon from President Obama. (Credit: the Maven)

Snow, Obamacare blather, oil swoon equal dull trading day

WASHINGTON, November 26, 2014 – The Maven is trying to hold down the fort at his computer today, hoping against hope to snag a good trade on a bad pre-holiday trading day. Up and down the east coast and elsewhere, the promised nor’easter is dropping rain, snow or whatever, pretty much as predicted, snarling holiday

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Automotive News & Reviews

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Gearheads: LA Auto Show Post Report

Los Angeles, November 21, 2014 — Join hosts Duane Pemberton and Greg Sanchez as they cover all the hottest news coming out of this week’s LA Auto show. In this episode, you’ll hear about the following and more. 2015 DODGE CHALLENGER SRT HELLCAT AND 2015 ALFA ROMEO 4C RECEIVE POPULAR MECHANICS CAR AWARDS FORD’S BLUEPRINT

Sports

Thanksgiving

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THANKSGIVING: Wine list recommendations for your holiday table

WASHINGTON, November 26, 2014  — When I first ventured to begin this write-up, its original premise was a “summer guide to wine,” as most of the wines sent in for submission were easily characterized as “summertime wines.” About half-way through the tasting process, however, the thought occurred to me, “If I call this a summertime guide, it’s doing nothing but

Life

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Last minute Thanksgiving wine selections

SEATTLE, November 26, 2014 — Thanksgiving is a great day of food, friends and family so it’s always a great time of the year to pick out wines that are as diverse as the bounty of food on the table. There really are no rules per se when it comes to picking the “right wine”

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