President Obama Creates the Task Force on 21st Century Policing

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Trust between law enforcement agencies and the people they protect and serve is essential to the stability of our communities, the integrity of our criminal justice system, and the safe and effective delivery of policing services.

In light of the recent events in Ferguson, Staten Island, Cleveland, and around the country, the Administration announced new steps to strengthen the relationships between local police and the communities they are supposed to protect and serve. One of the primary actions was the creation of a task force to improve community policing.

This afternoon, President Obama signed an Executive Order to create the Task Force on 21st Century Policing, and announced the members of the new task force.

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Egypt Refers 26 Men Arrested At Gay Bath House To Trial

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian official says prosecutors have referred 26 men arrested in a raid on a bath house to trial on charges connected to their suspected homosexuality.

The prosecution official said Wednesday the trial will begin Sunday, a quick referral in a case that has captured public attention following the men’s televised arrest. Scenes of half-naked men escorted by policemen out of the bath house in Cairo on Dec. 7 were filmed by a private TV channel and later aired amid criticism from activists. Many in the public were also stunned by the widely circulated pictures of the bathers covering their faces from cameras.

Egyptian law doesn’t explicitly prohibit same-sex relations. So the defendants are tried for “debauchery.”

The official spoke anonymously because he was not authorized to speak to reporters.
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Today is Thursday of university finals week, and the air is electric. My twenty students in the Buddhism seminar have just arrived in class to take their final exam, anxious and excited. Christmas break will begin tomorrow. Rather than getting out their pens and pencils, bluebooks, or computers, however, we arrange our desks in a circle and place two meditation cushions at the center of the classroom. I am about to administer what is known at Naropa University as the Warriors’ Exam.

I sit on one cushion, facing the empty cushion in front of me. A student I’ll call George is the first to be examined, and he comes, laughing nervously, to sit in front of me. We sit silently for a moment, then we very simply bow and begin. “According to the Buddha, why do we suffer?” I ask, and we’re off. This is one of the signature forms of oral exam we have been practicing at Naropa University for most of our forty-year history. It has been adapted from the tradition of debate from Tibetan Buddhist monasteries, but is framed not as an adversarial form, but as a dialogue. There are various ways we conduct the exam — sometimes students question each other and sometimes the faculty member asks the questions. The main point is that students are asked to express their understanding orally, on the spot, integrating their study of a subject with their personal experience and insight.

In the context of the Mindfulness Revolution (TIME Magazine cover story, January 23, 2014), mindfulness has been introduced to many college and university campuses as an element of classroom activities, student clubs, and offerings from wellness centers. Most of the time, students practice mindfulness for a few minutes, and then their classes continue in the completely conventional way, with lectures, written exams, term papers, and grades. From the time of Naropa’s founding in 1974, the intent was to integrate contemplative methods into every aspect of the University curriculum. We founding faculty members endeavored to see how mindfulness and awareness practices might change assignments, discussions, readings, and examinations. Our group of about twelve founding faculty members met weekly in our storefront offices to hatch experiments for our classrooms, and we co-taught in order to see what would happen.

The Warriors’ Exam was developed initially by Naropa’s founder, Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche, the innovative Tibetan Buddhist artist, poet, and meditation master, who designed it as a method to draw out the spontaneous insight of his western students. It was adapted for use at Naropa University in the earliest years, and is beloved in many departments and academic programs. Within the varieties of its forms, students find that they can trust not only their knowledge gained through study but their wisdom.

The students received copies of the basic questions a week in advance. Each will be asked one question — no one knows which one they will get. For today, I have selected a specific question for each of them as a place to begin the exchange. They already completed written exams and term papers; this day crowns the semester. They know that the criteria for this exam grade are three: freshness of response, understanding of content, and appropriate examples from their own experience. They have been asked to study the readings and lecture notes, but not regurgitate a pre-prepared answer. Instead, they are to listen to the question, let it land in a new way, and respond with trust in their present-moment insight. Their answers are to include an example from their own experience.

As we begin, I remind the students that we are all doing the exam together. The circle practices mindful listening and compassion practices, supporting and appreciating the examinee of the moment. This creates an atmosphere of respect, kindness and openness.

As George hesitates in his answer, unsure how to proceed, I ask, “Have you experienced suffering?” “Lots of times.” “How about right now, in this exam?” He lights up. “Yes!” And he laughs, explaining why he suffers now, and we all laugh together. A beautiful answer, fresh and authentic, full of the confidence of his own experience.

The students take turns, each more beautiful than the last, each with the shaky genuineness and truth of a warrior. They show their fundamental goodness, even when blanking out, doubting themselves, or falling into scripted responses. We stay with that, and I encourage them and subtly draw their attention to their inherent wisdom and to their present-moment experience. Their classmates are witnesses and supports, present together with them, silently encouraging them. There is no way to fail if they “show up.”

Afterwards the students are giddy. How was the exam? “A refreshing experience of present-time awareness.” “A great summary of the whole course, but from us!” “Wonderful to hear other students’ answers.” Sal wrote, “You arrive at a Warriors’ Exam needing to be prepared for everything, sit down prepared for anything, and are always guaranteed an original experience, while all your classmates are doing the same.”
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Requirements Of Student Athletes’ Preseason Physicals Vary Between States

Before joining a high school sports team, most students in the U.S. have to complete a preparticipation physical evaluation (PPE). This preseason physical is intended to check that a student is healthy enough to participate in competitive sports, but a new study from the American Academy of Pediatrics found that the requirements of the physicals vary widely across states — so students are not always screened for conditions that could lead to big problems.

The study found that the District of Columbia and every state, except for Vermont, requires a PPE for student athletes, but there are no national standards for them. The National Federation of State High School Associations endorses PPEs, but does not have the jurisdiction to require them nationally. State high school athletic associations typically determine the requirements in each state.

PPE-4 is the evaluation recommended by leading medical organizations, including the AAP. The PPE-4 asks about 12 items regarding personal and family history that can help “identify subjects with rare electrical cardiac abnormalities,” the study says.

However, only 23 states require or recommend using the PPE-4 or a version similar to it, the study found.

On average, states’ PPEs completely addressed seven of the 12 personal and family history items that the PPE-4 recommended. Twenty-two states addressed all 12 of the items, while 15 states addressed three or fewer of the items.

To investigate how frequently states reviewed their PPEs, researchers collected data on the most recent PPE revision from each state. According to the study, “the NFHS states that the participation evaluation process should be reviewed no less than every 3 years.” Most states had not revised their PPE forms in the past two years, and 10 states either did not revise forms in the past five years or did not provide the researchers with a revision date. The study didn’t explain what types of revisions were made.

The content and usefulness of PPEs is highly debated, as physicians attempt to ascertain the best — and most practical — way to identify abnormalities.

“The preseason physical is so important, because some of these pre-existing cardiac conditions may be very subtle and difficult to screen for,” Barry Boden, a sports researcher and doctor, told The Huffington Post in a conversation last month. However, he explained, “there are a lot of cardiac anomalies which you’re not going to be able to detect, even with [an electrocardiogram].”

This season alone, at least nine high school football players died after collapsing on the field or sidelines. Many student athlete deaths on fields and courts are caused by pre-existing conditions, such as cardiac problems, that players are unaware they have.

There were twice as many indirect fatalities — caused by conditions such as cardiac arrests, asthma or heat stroke — than direct fatalities — caused by head injuries, for example — between 1990 and 2010 in high school and college football, a 2013 study led by Boden found.

“We do need to do a better job of screening these athletes,” Boden said.
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Weekly Address: America’s Resurgence Is Real

In this week’s address, the President reflected on the significant progress made by this country in 2014, and in the nearly six years since he took office.

This past year has been the strongest for job growth since the 1990s, contributing to the nearly 11 million jobs added by our businesses over a 57-month streak. America is leading the rest of the world, in containing the spread of Ebola, degrading and ultimately destroying ISIL, and addressing the threat posed by climate change. And earlier this week, the President announced the most significant changes to our policy towards Cuba in over 50 years.

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NYC Police Union Chief Blames Mayor, Protesters For Police Killings

After the murder of two NYPD officers on Saturday, the outspoken head of the city’s primary police union blamed protesters and Mayor Bill de Blasio for the deaths of Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos.

“There’s blood on many hands tonight,” NYC Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association president Pat Lynch said Saturday night, ratcheting up already frigid tensions between City Hall and One Police Plaza.

Lynch blamed those who “incited violence on the street under the guise of protest,” — a reference to the swell of demonstrations in New York City and across the U.S. in the wake of a grand jury decision to not indict a New York police officer for killing an unarmed black man, Eric Garner, earlier this fall.

Lynch then went after Mayor de Blasio: “That blood on the hands starts on the steps of City Hall, in the office of the mayor.” He went on to praise the fallen officers, and said that those responsible for the killing will be held responsible. (Video above.)

Officers Liu and Ramos were shot dead “execution style” while in their patrol car on Saturday afternoon in Brooklyn. Ismaaiyl Brinsley, 28, ambushed the officers, ran away to a nearby subway station, then committed suicide by shooting himself in the head.

The PBA has been highly critical of the mayor’s stance on police tactics and his support forprotests about police brutality. The union has also asked its members to ban the mayor from attending officer’s funerals.

Saturday night, the rank and file joined in when police officers deliberately turned their backs on de Blasio as he walked past after visiting with Liu and Ramos’ grieving families.


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15 Damaging Myths About Life We Should All Stop Believing

1. There is a single definition of success.

And it involves an established career, large house, acceptable body shape, marriage and annual holidays.

Everyone has their own path to walk in this life, and what brings true meaning and deep fulfillment differs for all of us.

Let go of your need to fit to the status quo. Live, work, date, play, create, travel, eat, drink, move, laugh and sing in ways that feel right with your soul. That is true success.

2. Life is meant to be hard work.

Life is meant to be easy, beautiful and overflowing with moments of joy and bliss.

The more you listen to your soul and build a life that’s true to you, the more your actions will feel completely natural and effortless.

If life is a constant struggle, you’re running on empty and you dread Mondays, it’s time to take an honest look at your life — in a loving way.

3. Life happens to us.

Where you are now is a result of the choices you made in the past. Where you will be in the future is a result of the choices you are making right now.

You are an active participant in the creation of your life. So embrace your power as a creator, and start choosing thoughts, words and actions that make a positive impact and will come back to you in a million magnificent, beautiful, jaw-dropping ways.

4. There is such a thing as normal, and we should measure ourselves against it.

There is no such thing as a normal human, but there is such a thing as a “normal” you — where you’re completely yourself, you love yourself deeply and you think and act in ways that feel aligned with your soul.

Let your internal compass be your only point of reference.

5. There is an “us” and a “them.”

We draw a line around our social and family circles, keeping out everyone who doesn’t fit neatly within our definition of normal, interesting or worthwhile.

While everyone has vastly different aptitudes, passions and quirks, everyone also has the same light within them. The light within you is the same light within me, within the stranger on the bus, and within anyone you consider your enemy.

6. We have to compete for limited resources.

Life is meant to be abundant and limitless. We create scarcity by believing in it, instead of focusing our efforts on creating, giving and contributing our gift to help humankind reach its highest potential.

Relax and feel it deep within your heart that you will always be provided for.

7. Happiness comes from external things.

We pin our happiness on external things like our appearance, bank balance, job title, travel plans, possessions and the opinions of others — and then suffer as a result.

True, sustainable happiness comes from within — by cultivating a mindset based on gratitude, mindfulness and acceptance.

8. Holding grudges is a natural part of life.

When we feel that someone has “wronged” us, we cling to the memory and carry it around with us for weeks or sometimes years. What we fail to realize is that we are holding ourselves hostage, not just the perceived wrong-doer.

The Buddha once said, “Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.

Make forgiveness your new motto and see how much freer and lighter your soul feels.

9. There is something wrong with us.

We are plagued by feelings of inadequateness and worthlessness, postponing self-acceptance and self-love until a day in the future when we’re thinner, wealthier, more confident and more popular.

You are perfect and complete exactly as you are. Even when you are striving to improve and grow, you are complete. As the Buddhist saying goes, “We are all perfect as we are, and we could all use a little work.”

10. It matters what other people think of us.

We give away so much of our energy, power and inner peace by worrying about what others think of us.

The truth is we can’t ever know for certain what other people are thinking about us. So when your ego starts to fill you with doubt and fear, remember it’s a fictional story.

11. We see things how they really are.

How we experience the world is heavily influenced by our beliefs and past experiences.

Our subconscious mind chooses pieces of information to serve to our conscious mind based on what we’ve programmed it to look for. Identify your dominant beliefs and replace the ones that aren’t serving you.

12. Meditation is something people do on a cushion at sunrise.

You can meditate and be mindful all throughout the day as you go about your life.

Pause and feel the weight of your body in your seat, the feeling of the fabric against your skin, and the slight sensation of the air on your face.

Take a few deep breaths and let your whole being relax. Scan your body up and down for sensations, simply observing, without making any judgments.

13. When we give something, we lose something.

Giving and receiving are one in truth. When you give to someone with no strings attached — whether it be a physical gift, a compliment or your time — you are nourished as well as the receiver.

Not only do you experience sensations of satisfaction and joy, but your karma will bring more blessings and gifts back into your life.

14. We have to logically figure everything out.

We’ve been taught to trust our minds but not our intuition or inner voice of guidance.

When you’re grappling with a problem or lacking clarity, learn to lean into your soul and trust the wisdom it provides to you — often in the form of a gut feeling, serendipitous sign or a spontaneous “aha!” moment.

15. We need to be more realistic.

Many people think that daily happiness and joy is an unrealistic goal, and we should be more realistic.

Happiness is THE ultimate goal of our lives, and it is both worthwhile and attainable.

Understand your purpose is to blossom into the highest, happiest version of you and let go of any guilt you feel for making your happiness a priority.

Elyse is the founder of NotesOnBliss.com, your guidebook to happiness and creating a beautiful life, and the creator of the Beautiful Life Bootcamp 6-week eCourse. For free tips and inspiration, sign up now.
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The 10-Second Trick That Can Help You Lose Weight

There are plenty of arguments that advocate throwing away the bathroom scale, but a new study suggests daily weigh-ins may be a key component to weight loss.

The study, published in the scientific journal PLOS ONE and conducted by Elina Helander and co-authors from Tampere Univeristy of Technology in Finland, sampled 2,838 weight observations from 40 people attending a health program and found that when people weighed themselves daily they tended to lose weight, while taking breaks from daily weigh-ins for longer than one month led to weight gain in certain cases.

This isn’t the first time the odds have been in favor of the bathroom scale.

“Get out of bed, use the bathroom, then step on the scale. Every day,” personal trainer Marshall Roy advised in an article for Be Well Philly earlier this year. “It will give you a very reliable baseline and daily data point. It will fluctuate a little bit day to day, but when you look at all the numbers over the course of a week or month, trends will be obvious.”

And a University of Minnesota study, cited by Prevention magazine, surveyed 1,800 dieting adults and found that people who weighed themselves every day lost about 12 pounds over the course of two years, while people who weighed themselves every week lost only 6 pounds.

So if weight loss is one of your New Year’s resolutions, be advised: The scale may be a better friend than you thought.

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My 2014 ‘McLaughlin Awards’ [Part 1]

Welcome everyone to our year-end awards columns!

As we do every year, we are pre-empting our “Friday Talking Points” columns for the next two weeks, to bring you our best and worst of 2014. And, yes, we are going to continue our supercilious and no-doubt-annoying habit of using the editorial “we” throughout these two columns, so thanks for asking! Heh.

As always, we are using a slightly-modified version of a category list created by the The McLaughlin Group for their own year-end shows, as an homage (which sounds ever so much better than saying we’re just ripping off McLaughlin’s categories… ahem).

This will be a very long column (just to warn everyone) with lots of short little awards explanations, so let’s get right to it. Feel free to disagree with any or all of these picks in the comments, as usual, and propose your own winners for everyone’s consideration. I will admit that there is a sort of running theme to this year’s awards, due to one issue that remained in the background for most Americans but on which such significant political progress was made this year that it deserved multiple awards. Enough of a teaser for you to read all the way through to Person Of The Year? We certainly hope so.

 

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   Biggest Winner Of 2014

Loath as we are to admit it, there was no single Biggest Winner Of 2014, because the award must be handed, collectively, to the Republican Party. A case could be made for Mitch McConnell, since he will win the biggest prize of any Republican next year: control of the United States Senate. But this would leave out other Republican victories, such as holding more House of Representative seats than at any time since Herbert Hoover was president, or their increase in control of governors’ offices and state legislatures.

The GOP won big this November. Really big. So big that this award was one of the easiest to call. The Biggest Winner Of 2014 was the entire Republican Party.

 

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   Biggest Loser Of 2014

Hmm… let’s see… Scottish independence?

Kidding aside, you’d think this would also be an easy one to pick. The converse award should go to the Democratic Party, for their ineffectual campaign about nothing. Or perhaps Harry Reid, for losing the Senate.

But we’re going to tack in a different direction, and give the Biggest Loser award to the Tea Party, for the second year running. The Tea Party lost almost every important primary challenge (with the notable exception of Eric Cantor’s takedown), and they lost a huge amount of power within the corridors of Capitol Hill as well. Oh, sure, folks like Ted Cruz still get lots of camera time bloviating about this or that, but when the votes are counted, the Tea Party has lost significant support from within the Republican ranks. For instance, although there was a raise in the debt ceiling and extensions of the federal budget this year, there was no government shutdown. That right there is a measure of their waning support within Congress.

There was even a period this year, during primary season, when the conventional Washington wisdom (an oxymoron if ever there was one) was that the Tea Party was over and done with. This was nonsense, of course. The Tea Party will be around in some form or another for years to come, but it is impossible to ignore how much real power they lost this year. Making them the Biggest Losers Of 2014. The Tea Party’s highest point will likely be measured as the shutdown last October — since then, it’s all been downhill.

 

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   Best Politician

Again, it brings us no personal pleasure, but we have to give Best Politician to Mitch McConnell. Mitch was in big trouble heading into this election. His approval ratings were in the toilet in Kentucky, and he faced a Tea Party primary challenge and then a formidable Democrat in the general. He did what politicians often do in such situations — he raised a mountain of cash. He used this war chest to win the nomination handily, and then chalk up a comfortable margin in the general election.

McConnell has led his fellow Senate Republicans on a very risky path, that of delaying and obstructing Harry Reid at levels never before seen in all of American history. Back in the day, a few bills per year would be filibustered. Under McConnell, pretty much every bill was subjected to a 60-vote minimum. And — the important reason why McConnell wins this award — he paid no real political price for doing so. Other than the backlash against last year’s government shutdown, Republicans were able to raise the obstructionism level to sky-high limits, and the public largely never noticed.

McConnell will have a tough job ahead of him trying to get anything done, especially considering the fact that at least three members of his Republican Senate caucus are gearing up to run for president — and will thus have no interest in “toning things down” or “getting things done.” We’ll see how good a politician he really is in the next two years, but for 2014 he was indeed the Best Politician.

 

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This is a tough one, because there are so many to choose from. Sigh.

On the Republican side, there was Monica Wehby and Terry Lynn Land, who ran for the Senate from Oregon and Michigan, respectively. Both were hailed early on as candidates with excellent chances for stealing seats away from Democrats. Both ran disastrous campaigns, and lost — in a big Republican year, no less. On the Democratic side, we had Bruce Braley, who blew an easily-winnable Senate race in Iowa with one bad comment disparaging farmers.

On the crazy side, we had all sorts of wackadoodles. Edwin “live boy or dead girl” Edwards thought the time was ripe for his comeback (he was wrong). Erick Wright, who put a campaign video out of himself sitting on the toilet expounding on politics (“Politics on the Throne”), or maybe the Tea Party candidate in Kansas who had a disgraceful hobby of posting X-rays of gunshot victims online with witty comments about how they died.

We almost handed this award to Darrell Issa, because he had a purely political job — uncover a juicy scandal (ANY scandal!) in the Obama administration — and he failed at it so spectacularly. He held hearing after hearing, but never got anywhere close to a “smoking gun” in any of his trumped-up scandals. That’s a pretty bad record, measured purely on politics.

But we’re going to give the award to Scott Brown, the peripatetic Senate candidate who has now lost in two New England states (watch out, Connecticut — you may be next!). Carpetbaggers are not exactly welcome in New Hampshire, especially those arriving from Massachusetts. They even have a word for such folks, and it begins with “Mass” and ends with “holes,” but we are too polite to repeat such slurs here, of course. Ahem.

Scott lost the only Senate seat that Republicans really should have picked up this year — in a GOP wave election, his loss was pretty much the only sour note on Election Night for Republicans. Not only did Scott occasionally forget what state he was running in (whoops!), he also seemed confused about one of New Hampshire’s counties at a very late date in the race. Now, this might be understandable in, say, Iowa, with its 99 counties — but New Hampshire only has a total of ten counties. Ten! That’s it. And Scott Brown had trouble remembering one of them.

For his entire performance during the campaign, and for giving Democrats their only bright spot in the 2014 midterms, Scott Brown was 2014′s Worst Politician.

 

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   Most Defining Political Moment

Well, the moment that was not the most defining was probably when Democrats rolled out their “Middle Class Jumpstart” campaign theme, and then went precisely nowhere with it.

When looking back historically, President Obama’s opening up Cuba may very well be the moment that is remembered. But somehow it seems to fresh right now to call it “most defining” for the whole year.

Either “Hands Up Don’t Shoot” or “I Can’t Breathe” may also well be seen later as the most defining moment, but that would only become reality if things actually changed as a result of all the protesting — which is a longshot at best, sad to say.

For the time being, the Most Defining Political Moment of 2014 has to be none other than the midterm elections. The shift in power is going to redefine Washington for the next two years in a big way, making it by definition the “most defining.”

 

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   Turncoat Of The Year

This is an interesting category, because you can see it in a positive light or a negative one. Positively, you could give it to (for instance) the New York Times for their stunning reversal of editorial policy on legalizing marijuana. They not only charted a new course, they backed it up with both an extensive series explaining every aspect of their decision and their endorsement of pro-marijuana ballot measures in the midterm election.

On the negative side, consider Leon Panetta’s book. A great example of the “I was right, everybody else including Obama was wrong” style of literature (which is always popular in Washington).

But we’re going positive this year, and handing the Turncoat of the Year award to Chad Taylor, who briefly ran as a Democrat for the Senate seat from Kansas. The “briefly” refers to why Taylor won this award. Pat Roberts was looking vulnerable in Kansas during the campaign, but the problem was the opposition to him was split between the Democrat, Taylor, and independent candidate Greg Orman. So Taylor bowed out of the race, to give Orman a better shot at taking Roberts’s seat. Such acts of selflessness are incredibly rare in politics — so rare as to almost be non-existent, in fact. It even led to an amusing period when the Republicans were suing to keep a Democrat on the ballot who didn’t want to run, which ultimately failed.

Unfortunately, Orman also ultimately failed. Pat Roberts will return to the Senate. But Orman had a much better shot at winning this race than he ever would have if Taylor had stayed in. For pulling out of a race to give another guy a better shot at winning, Chad Taylor is our Turncoat of the Year.

 

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   Most Boring

While we normally hand this one out to a person, our only candidates this year were two intangibles. We considered “Republicans running on an all-anti-Obamacare platform in the midterms,” since the change was so noticeable over the year — Republicans began 2014 proudly predicting that Obamacare would be the winning issue for them, but by the time the campaign really got going, more and more good Obamacare news stories had wiped away the potency of the issue for the GOP, and they all but stopped talking about it by October. The whole “anti-Obamacare” platform was downright boring to voters, to put it another way.

But we’re going to give this award out in a very positive way, instead. Because 2014 was the year that gay marriage became boring. Not the marriages themselves — each a wonderful expression of an individual couple’s joy — but the continuous nature of all the marriage equality political and court victories over the course of the year. Think about it — it has been only 18 months since the Supreme Court issued their landmark ruling. In that short time, news like the recent headline “Florida Grants First Gay Divorce” has become not only routine, but downright boring.

The opponents of marriage equality are so demoralized, they barely put up a fight anymore. The wiser Republicans have all but stopped talking about it. Most of the country sees it as an inevitability. The Supreme Court still has to issue one more ruling on the matter, but that is really only a question of when it will happen (not, notably, “if it will happen” or “which way the ruling will go”).

Boredom, in this instance, is not a negative quality. It is an enormous victory. Marriage equality is now almost taken for granted by most Americans. That is a stunning, monumental turnaround in outlook. So gay rights activists and everyone who supported and still supports marriage equality should wear the Most Boring award with pride. Lots of pride. Because boring, in this instance, means mainstream. And that’s what the battle has really been for, all along.

 

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   Most Charismatic

She doesn’t fit the category in a conventional way, but we’re going to go out on a limb and give Most Charismatic to Senator Elizabeth Warren. If anything, Warren exudes a soft and understated charisma; but to the populist left, she is nothing short of a rock star.

Warren not only continues to be the best Democrat since Bill Clinton at (as Bill puts it) “explainin’ stuff,” she also continues to gain followers among her fellow Democrats. Warren can put together a speech like no other Democrat out there right now, and it’s not really that she’s saying anything all that new (she’s basically just recommitting Democrats to traditional Democratic principles), but the way she says it cuts through all the Washingtonese and lays it out for everyone to easily understand.

Warren does have brilliant policy ideas — ones that more Democrats in the Senate should really get behind. The best example was her very first bill, which would have offered student loans at the same rock-bottom prices that the federal government gives when it lends money to big banks. What could be fairer? Investing in our country’s future versus fattening Wall Street’s pockets? A no-brainer!

At the end of the year, Harry Reid announced Warren will have a new leadership position in the Senate next year, which means she’ll be a voice at the big table for Main Street. This is precisely what the party needs right now. And my guess is that she’ll be the most-requested guest speaker during the 2016 campaign season. While Warren doesn’t have some of the raw bluster of other charismatic politicians (Chris Christie or Vladimir Putin, for instance), her quiet version of charisma is going to win over a lot of converts in the next two years.

 

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   Bummest Rap

This one is pretty easy. All the thousands of headlines and repetitions of a talking point that was just flat-out wrong in 2014: “Obama’s poll numbers are sinking fast!”

Obama’s job approval poll numbers were, admittedly, pretty low in 2014. Not once did he crack even 45 percent approval on the RealClearPolitics rolling daily average. That’s dangerous territory for any politician to be in, and did contribute to the Democratic losses in the midterms. Fair enough. But to say his poll numbers were “sinking” or “diving” or “cratering” or any other similar term was just wrong.

Obama started the year with a job approval rating, on the first of January, of 42.6 percent. Throughout the year this number fluctuated between a low of 40.9 percent to a high of 44.7 percent. That is a difference of only 3.8 percent — for the entire year. And these are daily numbers, which often fluctuate wildly. Not this year, though. Obama’s job approval daily rating, as I write this, is 42.0 percent — only 0.6 percent off the exact point where he started this year. His poll numbers have stayed remarkably stable all year long, in fact — rising a few points, falling a few points, but never really changing dramatically one way or the other.

Obama’s poll numbers did take a serious dive — but it happened last October. The Obamacare website disaster did hit his polling hard. And he’s never really recovered from it. His poll numbers hovered around 42 percent all year — a pretty low area to be in. All of this is true. But what is not true is that Obama’s poll numbers were “sinking” or “plummeting” at any point during the year. But that didn’t stop thousands of references from the punditocracy about “Obama’s plummeting poll numbers” — the Bummest Rap of the year.

 

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   Fairest Rap

Well, let’s see, there was Dinesh D’Souza pleading guilty to violating campaign finance laws.

There was also the Republicans engaging in widespread attempts to suppress votes from voters they didn’t like — that’s a pretty fair rap.

There was the sorry saga of John Walsh, who had to stop his efforts to be elected (he was initially appointed, so “re-elected” would be wrong) to the Senate in Montana, and had his diploma stripped from him by the Army War College for plagiarizing his way through a final paper. That was indeed a fair rap, and Walsh (deservedly) paid a heavy price for it.

The rap of “Democrats didn’t really run on anything” is a pretty fair one, too.

But the fairest rap of 2014 was best expressed by President Obama: “We tortured some folks.” Yes, we did. Senator Dianne Feinstein is to be commended for following through on this shameful period of American behavior, and fighting hard (even against the White House) to get the summary of her report released to the public. You can argue all you want to about the political implications of her report (and what we did), but the truth of the matter is now plain for all to see.

American tortured. It’s a fair rap. Just ask John McCain — he’ll tell you.

 

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   Best Comeback

There were a lot of possibilities here, most notably all those Republican politicians who won their races handily, when they were supposed to be close (Sam Brownback and Pat Roberts of Kansas, for instance, or maybe Rick Scott or Scott Walker). There was the overall comeback of the Republican Party after the disaster of shutting down the government late last year — that was pretty impressive.

We toyed with going comedic on this one, as in “best snappy comeback.” The obvious contender was John Boehner making the inevitable “boner” joke about his own last name to a reporter (the video of which has been endlessly played on late-night television).

But, in the end, we have to give Best Comeback to none other than the much-maligned HealthCare.gov website. The comeback really started last December, but it continued throughout 2014 in spectacular fashion. The bugs got fixed. The site started working. Millions signed up for health care on it. This year, when the open enrollment period began, there were no problems whatsoever, even with incredibly high traffic.

The Obamacare website will doubtlessly be taught in computer programming classes for years to come as “the best bad example of how not to do a website rollout.” Nothing can change that. But it also now may be taught in those same classes as the best example of how to quickly fix bad programming. The turnaround was spectacular, in fact. Look at the volume of media stories last October, November, and December about how broken the site was. The coverage was overwhelming. Now compare it to this year’s coverage — mostly a big yawn. No stories about how bad things were. “Everything still up and running” wasn’t newsworthy enough to cover.

That is a spectacular comeback, and indeed HealthCare.gov wins the Best Comeback of 2014.

 

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This one’s pretty easy, once you look beyond America’s shores.

Pope Francis I is the Most Original Thinker the Vatican has seen in a very long time. Francis is faced with the world’s biggest bureaucracy and the most ingrained thinking on the planet. He is going to remold the Catholic Church in a different image, by the time he’s done — of that, there can be no doubt.

The resistance he faces is daunting, from the Church’s hierarchy. Nevertheless, he is determined to force change on a very moribund institution. Being in the middle of the recent thawing of relations between the United States and Cuba was just the icing on the cake, at year’s end. Pope Francis I will hopefully continue to astonish the Catholic world for years to come, and is our easy choice for Most Original Thinker this year.

 

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There were a few candidates that caught our eye here from America: Dick Cheney (for obvious reasons), the head of the Drug Enforcement Agency (also, for obvious reasons), and the big push by some Republican state legislatures to pass “Turn Away The Gays” laws, under the pretense of freedom of religion (some stagnant thinking indeed).

But, once again, we must look overseas for this award. Because Vladimir Putin was undoubtedly the Most Stagnant Thinker of the year. Even on the big world’s stage of sports and entertainment — the Sochi Winter Olympics — Putin portrayed a deep nostalgia for the Cold War and Soviet eras. After the athletes went home, Putin grabbed Crimea in a naked display of empire not seen for quite some time. His minions then shot down a commercial airliner in the Ukrainian fighting.

Putin seems bent on charting a course for Russia that leads straight back to the worst excesses of the Soviet Union. The economic sanctions and the plummeting price of oil may eventually force him to moderate his behavior, but in 2014 Putin seems an easy pick for Most Stagnant Thinker.

 

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Kim Kardashian’s butt breaks the internet?

Nah, too easy.

We’re going to return to our overarching theme here, and call the best photo op for two photos of Republican politicians that never would have happened in earlier times.

The first is an amusing photograph of Representative John Mica, at a House hearing on marijuana policy. From the story:

Rep. John Mica (R-Fla.) brought a fake joint to a House oversight hearing on Friday on Washington, D.C.’s new law decriminalizing marijuana.

“I have this joint here,” Mica said. “Don’t get too excited out there, some of you, this is not a real one, it’s a mock one.”

Mica, who opposes marijuana legalization generally, says the law will allow D.C. residents to possess up to 20 joints, and he brought the fake one to make his point.

Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) asked Mica whether he’d rolled it himself.

“No, I had staff do it,” Mica said in response. “They have more experience.”

Can anyone imagine this happening five or ten years ago? We certainly can’t.

Our second Best Photo Op from last year is this even-more-amusing photograph (the second one down, in the article), which shows Republican Tom Tancredo of Colorado with a documentary filmmaker who created the film Mile High: The Comeback of Cannabis (in which Tancredo is interviewed in, yes, a smoke-filled room).

Tancredo, who is normally to the right of Attila The Hun on most issues, castigates his fellow conservatives for not getting behind legalization on ideological grounds:

What really does make me feel a little bit discouraged is this, everybody talks about the importance of freedom, individual responsibility. I’m talking both left and right, because I think the left comes off just as constrictive of people’s liberty. But in this case, you’ve got people who call themselves, think of themselves as true conservatives and they want freedom for everybody except for people they don’t like or for people that do things they don’t think they should do. That is not freedom, in any way, shape or form. We may have won a political battle with legalization, but the philosophical battle continues to be waged.

Again, as Dylan might say, the times they are a-changin’. As these two Best Photo Op winners show.

 

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   Worst Photo Op

Kim Kardashian’s butt breaks the internet? Heh… we seem to be repeating ourselves….

All kidding aside, there are certain photos which were certainly newsworthy this year. The “I can’t breathe” video and the Islamic State beheadings videos, for instance. But it’s hard to call them “photo ops” since they weren’t staged events for political reasons.

A candidate for a local race in Fresno, California stepped in it big time while trying to use a message about urban blight against his opponent. A decent message, but somebody decided to use a “broken windows” example photo without checking where it was from — which turned out to be Auschwitz. That was pretty bad.

Right after the State Of The Union speech last year, Republican Michael Grimm threatened to throw a reporter over a balcony for daring to ask him a question — that was also pretty bad optics (although the worst part was the audio of his threats).

But the Worst Photo Op, for all kinds of reasons, was what was done by a Tea Partier’s campaign down in Mississippi. The longtime Republican senator, Thad Cochran, was challenged from the right in the primaries. It was a brutal fight, with charges of vote-buying and a sore-loser court case by the Tea Partier when he lost the primary. But just before the election, someone in the Tea Partier’s campaign decided it’d be a good idea to sneak into the care facility where Cochran’s disabled wife lives and snap a few pathetic photos of her, to use in mudslinging.

This is the dirtiest of dirty pool, folks. The lowest of the low. We’re no fans of Thad Cochran, but have to say for the sake of decency that this crossed a few major ethical lines (and legal ones). We refuse to link to the photos themselves (we think they were taken down, but we refused to even search for them on the grounds of awfulness) but even sight unseen, we can easily say this was the Worst Photo Op of the year.

 

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   Enough Already!

This category is a complete free-for-all, as always.

Ted Cruz — Enough already!

Turn Away The Gays laws — Enough already!

Benghazi conspiracy theories — Enough already!

The Washington (Ethnic Slurs) football team — Enough already!

Torture — Enough already!

Dick Cheney — Enough already!

Torture apologists — Enough already!

Michele Leonhart, head of the D.E.A. — Enough already!

 

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   Worst Lie

We had quite a few entries in this category, sadly.

First, a whole category of Republican conspiracy theory lies: “Benghazi!”

Maybe (as a corollary): “Anything that comes out of Darrell Issa’s mouth.”

Or how about: “Obamacare will kill jobs and the economy!”

PolitiFact nailed a big one: “Fearmongering by politicians and media over Ebola.”

But instead of all these, we’re going with a big lie that lasted throughout a goodly portion of the year: “Republicans are ready to pass immigration reform.” No, seriously, remember that knee-slapper?

At the beginning of the year, House Republicans were going to put forth their own immigration bills — many of them, starting with “secure the borders.” Speculation abounded (including quite a bit of my own) over when the correct window would be for John Boehner to introduce such bills (after primary filing season, after the first big primaries, after primary season ends, while the kids-at-the-border crisis was happening, maybe in the fall, etc., etc.). Obama even gave them an extra few months before he announced his own reforms. All of it for naught.

Nothing happened. No bills moved. The Republicans have been in charge of the House since 2010, they’ve been promising “any day now” that they’ll be tackling immigration reform, and they are completely incapable of doing so.

But every time Boehner stands in front of a microphone and repeats the same tired promise — we’re getting right on that, expect a vote soon — the media buys into it once again. Over and over and over. With absolutely nothing to show for it. This year was the worst, in terms of broken promises. Which makes the House Republicans “We’re going to have our own immigration bills” easily the Worst Lie of 2014.

 

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   Capitalist Of The Year

The Capitalist Of The Year award goes to none other than marijuana. The cannabis plant. Grass. Weed. Pot. Dope. Mary Jane. Reefer. Tetrahydrocannabinol and all its merry cannabinoid cousins.

This was the year marijuana grew up and joined the big leagues. Literally, in fact — the 2014 Super Bowl was played between two teams from states with legal recreational marijuana, the first Super Bowl Of Weed in history. How cool is that?

But it wasn’t just marijuana reform or efforts to change laws that won weed this honor. Marijuana is about to spring into being as a multi-billion dollar industry. There is currently a “Green Rush” (akin to a Gold Rush) happening, as more and more companies dive in to the peripheral markets for marijuana — growing apparatus, purity testing companies, technological advances in processing, and all the rest of it.

The federal government has placed an official order for almost three-quarters of a ton of legal weed for the next year, anticipating the rush of scientific studies which can finally actually study the substance without anti-scientific pre-conceived political agendas. This is a new thing, because to do any such studies in the past, you had to be trying to prove how evil marijuana is. Marijuana reform opponents will soon no longer be able to use the convenient “it hasn’t been rigorously tested” excuse. The state of Colorado just approved millions of dollars in state money to support such scientific analysis. In Canada, the first marijuana television ad appeared.

Washington and Colorado have a legal market for marijuana now. Oregon and Alaska will soon join them. This bell’s never going to be unrung, folks. Some fear the future, because it will indeed mean marijuana will become a gigantic industry, with all the corporate baggage that implies. There are already marijuana lobbyists on Capitol Hill, for instance. Yes, at some point the tobacco companies will likely get interested. There will be a marijuana mass market, soon. But just as there is today Pabst Blue Ribbon, there is also Dom Perignon. There will always be an elite marketplace for the best of the best, and marijuana is no different, the fearful should really calm down a bit.

Marijuana is about to become just another commodity. There really is no turning back. It’s about to become big business. In fact, it’s about to become Big Marijuana, worthy of capitalization in the same way Big Banks or the Big Three automakers are capitalized. Not only is this nothing to fear, it is also the reason why marijuana wins Capitalist Of The Year. Nothing else comes close, because the marijuana marketplace is being created from scratch — meaning the growth in this industry will be off the charts for the next few years to come.

 

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   Honorable Mention

This is another one of those anything-goes categories.

First and foremost (to me, at least), an Honorable Mention goes to Craig Ferguson, who helped keep me sane for the past ten years. Craig’s last show is tonight, so don’t miss it!

I’d also like to give an Honorable Mention to Betty Medsger, author of The Burglary, the best book I read all year long. This fascinating story is all but unknown, even to people who recognize such terms as COINTELPRO, the Pentagon Papers, and the Church Committee. I strongly encourage everyone to buy a copy today to put under the tree of your favorite political wonk — they’ll thank you for it later, I promise!

The retiring Democrat John Dingell deserves an Honorable Mention, for being the longest-serving member of the House of Representatives in all our history (he served 29 terms, and was first sworn in when American had only 48 states), and the longest-serving current member of Congress.

Dianne Humetewa, the first Native American woman to sit as a federal judge, deserves an Honorable Mention as well.

Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber, former emergency room doctor, who saved the life of a stranger while on his way to dinner.

Joe Biden, for sending a nice note and a red-white-and-blue corsage to a woman who asked him to be her prom date. A classy response, Joe!

The nameless guy in a Colorado bar who, in a friendly gesture, offered President Barack Obama a toke of his joint (captured on video), with the immortal words “You want a hit of this?” The amazing thing was what happened immediately afterwards — Obama laughed it off, and nothing else happened. The guy wasn’t wrestled to the ground, he wasn’t arrested by the Secret Service (they’ve certainly arrested people near presidents for less), and he wasn’t charged with any crime. That is progress, my friends.

Me (can’t resist), for coining a fun word that won’t be used for another 35 years — “selenofriggatriskaidekaphobia,” the fear of the full moon on Friday the 13th. Heh.

And, out of the hidden annals of history, Buzz Aldrin. An auction revealed a story I certainly had never heard before: Buzz Aldrin officially celebrated communion on the moon. That’s got to be worth at least an Honorable Mention at the very least, right?

 

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   Person Of The Year

If that Capitalist Of The Year award weren’t enough of a shock, our 2014 Person Of The Year was none other than the outgoing Attorney General, Eric Holder.

Holder wins Person Of The Year for being the point man on reversing the federal government’s disastrous War On Weed. Sure, you can argue that Holder didn’t act without approval from his boss, but President Obama has largely been content to let Holder take the lead (and the heat) for all the new marijuana policies. Since Holder took the risks, he also is entitled to the reward.

Holder has done much this year on his own to chart a new course for marijuana policy. Most notably, he allowed the Colorado and Washington experiment to proceed without heavy-handed interference by the feds. He moved to allow banks to deal with above-board marijuana businesses, he stunningly has changed sentencing policy (even retroactively applying it to current prisoners), and he has spoken out on the racial disparities evident in who gets arrested, charged, and sentenced for low-level drug crimes.

He’s got plenty of high-level support (and, no, that is not a pun). Treasury Secretary Jack Lew helped out with the banking rule changes. Five Nobel Prize winners and George Shultz signed a letter in support of ending the worldwide Drug War. Prosecutors are getting on board with the idea. Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens expressed his support. President Obama — the third American president in a row to admit smoking pot earlier in his life — admitted in an interview that smoking pot was less dangerous than drinking alcohol.

The War On Weed is crumbling. We are approaching the end game of this pointless decades-long failed experiment. When the history of legalization is finally written, though, there will be plenty of people responsible for turning points along the way. But Eric Holder will hold a special place as the pioneer who began the efforts to dismantle the federal government’s failed policies on marijuana. Yes, he could have gone further, and he could have gotten there quicker. Yes, injustices still happen on a daily basis. Yes, there are some federal prosecutors who are still way too gung-ho about marijuana prosecutions. Yes, the head of the Drug Enforcement Agency really needs to be fired. There are plenty of caveats — including the biggest: Eric Holder could reschedule marijuana on the “controlled substances” list himself, with the stroke of a pen. Even having said all of that, however, Eric Holder took the first steps on a path that has now changed from being unthinkable to being almost inevitable. For bravely doing what he managed to accomplish, Eric Holder is our Person Of The Year.

 

[See you next week, for the conclusion of our 2014 awards!]

 

If you’re interested in traveling down Memory Lane, here are all the previous years of this awards column:

2013 — [Part 1] [Part 2]
2012 — [Part 1] [Part 2]
2011 — [Part 1] [Part 2]
2010 — [Part 1] [Part 2]
2009 — [Part 1] [Part 2]
2008 — [Part 1] [Part 2]
2007 — [Part 1] [Part 2]
2006 — [Part 1] [Part 2]

 

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Dan Pfeiffer Joins Medium: “Breaking Down the ‘Worst’ Year in Washington”

Today, Senior Advisor Dan Pfeiffer joined the new publishing platform Medium — authoring a post that reflects on the incredible amount of progress made in 2014 despite some claims that the President had "the worst year in Washington." Moving forward, he will continue to post important highlights, insights, and reflections on the President's agenda.

(For more posts from across the Administration, be sure to also follow President Obama and the White House on Medium, as well.)

In today's post, he reflects on 2014 as a year of real and meaningful progress for President Obama and the progressive agenda — no matter what the critics have said. He goes on to note a few meaningful progress points from the year:

  1. 2014 has been the strongest year of job growth since the 1990s.

  2. America's uninsured rate dropped to near-historic lows in 2014 — In spite of the fact that this time a year ago, politicians and the press were predicting the demise of the Affordable Care Act.

  3. The President made historic progress across the board on the central global challenge of the next century: Climate change and environmental protection.

  4. President Obama's Executive Action to fix our immigration system is the most meaningful effort in decades to make the system fairer, more transparent, and more predictable.

  5. In his six years in office, the President has reshaped the federal judiciary to include more women, minorities, gays, and lesbians, so it might resemble more closely the nation it serves.

Read the full post on Medium — and then share it with anyone you know who might need a reminder of exactly how much got done in 2014.

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Thank You, America

From the report on torture issued last week by the U.S. Senate we can draw three lessons. The first is a terrible one, but the other two are encouraging.

The first thing the report teaches us is that it is indeed possible for the most prominent intelligence agency of the world’s most powerful democracy to commit torture on a large scale, to violate the most sacred international conventions, to operate secret prisons in friendly countries, and to lie — in short to operate illegally for six years running without reporting to its overseers or, what is even worse, by providing doctored reports. The president of the United States was unaware. His vice president, at least for the first year, also seemed to be in the dark. The Department of Justice, the Congress, and the press were systematically deceived. Not to mention what the current CIA director, John Brennan, revealed in his press conference of December 11: badly trained and inexperienced operatives, procedural conflicts with the FBI that could only have hampered the just fight against terrorism, the surreal yet very real risk that a judge might soon be compelled to release back into the wild a jihadist whose crimes were proven by illegal methods — in other words, a CIA that, in this battle so vital not only for the United States but for the world as a whole, navigated uncharted territory with the most complete and total amateurism. That is an alarming picture. It is the catastrophe scenario that the wildest anti-Americans, the most rapid conspiracy theorists, could not even imagine. And yet it happened.

The good news, by contrast, is that this same democracy has once again demonstrated its extraordinary vitality, its capacity to pull itself together, to confront its crimes, and, in criticizing itself, to rediscover its founding values. Oh, one can expound on the puritanism of an America obsessed with any stain that might tarnish its pastoral vision of itself (Philip Roth). Hard heads can always be found to mock the nostalgia for innocence that is so characteristic of this country (Tocqueville) and whose consequences are often ridiculous or absurd. Be that as it may, there was something beautiful in the spectacle offered to the world by Senator Dianne Feinstein as she read, in a voice full of with emotion, the summary of 500 pages that are so damning for her country. President Obama struck the right tone in the difficult task of upholding his responsibilities as commander in chief, charged with safeguarding the security of his fellow citizens, while ceding no ground on the principles that make up the nation’s credo — principles that are, in the last analysis, America’s best weapon against barbarism. The Republicans, for their part, found a voice worthy of their party’s great historical consciences in the person of Senator John McCain, who thundered, from the high ground of his own experience as a prisoner of war and victim of torture, that torture is not only sordid but ineffective. America is never so great as in such moments of crisis, doubt, and upset. It is never so strong as when it indulges its taste for the truth. As a citizen of a country that had to confront a similar situation during and after its war in Algeria, a country that spent not years but decades dismantling an official lie and acknowledging the extent of the crimes committed in France’s name, I can only salute, with deep humility, the example given here.

Especially since a third thing occurred at the same time and is perhaps the most important of all. We are well aware of the terms of a debate that is as old as torture itself but that has been recently revived by Michael Walzer and other thinkers: Torture is no doubt morally repugnant, the argument goes, but what else can we do when we know that a bomb has been set to explode and we have in custody the one who set it? Well, the most extraordinary thing about this austere report devoid of literary flourishes and embellishments is that it provides the irrefutable retort to the proponents of that theory disguised as an allegory. It does so by demonstrating, with ample evidence, that in the long war waged against terrorism, three things are true. First, the accurate information obtained by the CIA (Bin Laden’s location, for example) was acquired without recourse to torture. Second — consistent with the principle, understood in ancient Greece, that a tortured man loses all sense of reality and will say anything at all — most of the information obtained through torture proved false, fanciful, or useless. (That is the testimony of Mourad Benchellali, a French citizen confined for two and a half years in Guantanamo.) Third, we had detainees who talked without being tortured but then were tortured anyway in case that might make them say a little more, and we saw them either retreat into silence (witness Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, the man behind the bombing of the USS Cole) or retract the information they had previously given and offer contradictory versions (as in the case of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed about the aborted attack on London’s Heathrow Airport).

Abject and useless. Transforming its victims into flayed meat for no purpose at all. That was Johanna’s response to Franz in Sartre’s The Condemned of Altona. That was Sartre, Camus, and Malraux against the supporters of “the question.” That is the lesson in practical philosophy that, from Capitol Hill, the American people have just given us.
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Ho Ho Hum… No More Silly Holiday Eating Advice

Are you tired of it yet?

I’m not talking about the holiday shopping frenzy, the incessant holiday music, or the goodies everywhere. I’m talking about all of the “How to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain” articles.

An online search for “How avoid holiday weight gain” turned up 4.2 million entries. If you read one article every minute, it would take you eight years to read them all – except the number of articles would continue to multiple while you were reading them!

Perhaps you recognize the story formula:

Cheery Opening + Fear Mongering + Clever Advice = “Newsworthy” Article that will attract fearful and/or hopeful eyeballs.

Here’s an example (with my interpretation of the messages in parentheses).

How to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

It’s that time of year: holiday parties, family dinners, and fudge in the break room. (Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!) To get a jump start on your New Year’s Resolutions (Never fear! There will be another article using the same formula on January 1st for all those who didn’t follow this holiday advice), follow these five simple rules. Did you ever notice that we often use odd numbers? Clever, isn’t it?

  • Eat before you go to a party so you won’t be tempted by all the goodies. (Really? Do you also recommend maxing out your credit cards before you go Christmas shopping?)
  • Wear tight clothing to the party to prevent yourself from overeating. (Feeling uncomfortable and self-conscious is a small price to pay to prevent yourself from enjoying your favorite food.)
  • Drink seltzer water with a squeeze of lime in place of eggnog with rum. (I don’t know many people who love eggnog, but for those who do, this is like recommending crunching on carrots when you love potato chips.)
  • Hold a glass and a plate so it’s impossible to eat. (You’ll look ridiculous trying to nibble a rolling meatball or sneaking slurps from the side of your cheesecake.)
  • Schedule a session with your personal trainer the next morning to burn off any extra calories that slipped by your radar. (The punishment must fit the crime.)

Ho Ho Hum

That kind of advice leads to conflicted, calorie-focused party goers. I follow a different formula:

Loving food more, not less = Balanced eating year round

Here’s the “healthy holiday” story using this formula instead.

Eat What You Love and Love What You Eat

It’s that time of year: holiday parties, family dinners, and fudge in the break room. There are so many opportunities to enjoy the foods you love, how will you decide when, what, and how much to eat? Here are five strategies to try while there are plenty of opportunities to experiment:

  • Trust your body wisdom. Tune into your signals of hunger and satiety to guide your eating before, during, and after the party. Being either famished or already full when you arrive sets you up for being uncomfortably full when you leave.
  • Treat yourself to pleasures besides food. Choose clothing that is beautiful, flattering, and comfortable so you feel and project your best.
  • Eat (and drink) what you really love. And skip anything that isn’t fabulous! The first few bites are for flavor, the rest are for fuel. (After the first few delicious bites, the flavor begins to fade anyway so you’re just eating a memory.)
  • Love what you eat. Sensuously savor one small bite at a time, appreciating the appearance, aromas, flavors, and textures of your favorite foods as you eat them.
  • Practice extreme self-care. Choose activities that are the most meaningful to you, stay active, and schedule down-time to relax and enjoy the holidays!

And a bonus tip: Stop reading those tired old articles and invest your time and energy in really celebrating the season, food and all!
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Ho Ho Hum… No More Silly Holiday Eating Advice

Are you tired of it yet?

I’m not talking about the holiday shopping frenzy, the incessant holiday music, or the goodies everywhere. I’m talking about all of the “How to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain” articles.

An online search for “How avoid holiday weight gain” turned up 4.2 million entries. If you read one article every minute, it would take you eight years to read them all – except the number of articles would continue to multiple while you were reading them!

Perhaps you recognize the story formula:

Cheery Opening + Fear Mongering + Clever Advice = “Newsworthy” Article that will attract fearful and/or hopeful eyeballs.

Here’s an example (with my interpretation of the messages in parentheses).

How to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

It’s that time of year: holiday parties, family dinners, and fudge in the break room. (Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!) To get a jump start on your New Year’s Resolutions (Never fear! There will be another article using the same formula on January 1st for all those who didn’t follow this holiday advice), follow these five simple rules. Did you ever notice that we often use odd numbers? Clever, isn’t it?

  • Eat before you go to a party so you won’t be tempted by all the goodies. (Really? Do you also recommend maxing out your credit cards before you go Christmas shopping?)
  • Wear tight clothing to the party to prevent yourself from overeating. (Feeling uncomfortable and self-conscious is a small price to pay to prevent yourself from enjoying your favorite food.)
  • Drink seltzer water with a squeeze of lime in place of eggnog with rum. (I don’t know many people who love eggnog, but for those who do, this is like recommending crunching on carrots when you love potato chips.)
  • Hold a glass and a plate so it’s impossible to eat. (You’ll look ridiculous trying to nibble a rolling meatball or sneaking slurps from the side of your cheesecake.)
  • Schedule a session with your personal trainer the next morning to burn off any extra calories that slipped by your radar. (The punishment must fit the crime.)

Ho Ho Hum

That kind of advice leads to conflicted, calorie-focused party goers. I follow a different formula:

Loving food more, not less = Balanced eating year round

Here’s the “healthy holiday” story using this formula instead.

Eat What You Love and Love What You Eat

It’s that time of year: holiday parties, family dinners, and fudge in the break room. There are so many opportunities to enjoy the foods you love, how will you decide when, what, and how much to eat? Here are five strategies to try while there are plenty of opportunities to experiment:

  • Trust your body wisdom. Tune into your signals of hunger and satiety to guide your eating before, during, and after the party. Being either famished or already full when you arrive sets you up for being uncomfortably full when you leave.
  • Treat yourself to pleasures besides food. Choose clothing that is beautiful, flattering, and comfortable so you feel and project your best.
  • Eat (and drink) what you really love. And skip anything that isn’t fabulous! The first few bites are for flavor, the rest are for fuel. (After the first few delicious bites, the flavor begins to fade anyway so you’re just eating a memory.)
  • Love what you eat. Sensuously savor one small bite at a time, appreciating the appearance, aromas, flavors, and textures of your favorite foods as you eat them.
  • Practice extreme self-care. Choose activities that are the most meaningful to you, stay active, and schedule down-time to relax and enjoy the holidays!

And a bonus tip: Stop reading those tired old articles and invest your time and energy in really celebrating the season, food and all!
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The Gift of Time

I am my family’s orchestrator-in-chief for the holidays and I am not ready. There’s always a last minute rush for me, but this year business trips and other obligations mean there’s no card yet, the tree got decorated yesterday and only a handful of gifts have been purchased. As I finally kick my efforts into gear, I can’t help but remember a recent December when things were very different.

The alarm went off at 5:15 a.m. on Christmas morning. I shook my husband awake. We tiptoed to the room where our three boys were sleeping, placed a small gift at the foot of each bed, and left a note ostensibly from Santa Claus.

And we were done.

For the first time, we were in a hotel for the holidays instead of a family home. Five months earlier, we had moved from New York to Hong Kong. It felt too soon to go back for a visit, and we wanted to explore this side of the globe. So we had planned a trip.

This was way out of my holiday comfort zone. My approach had always been as traditional as the turkey my mother and I prepared for the big feast. That routine could be stressful and was certainly time-consuming, but it was also lovely — full of excited children, extended family (more festive than fractious for me), tree trimming, gift buying and wrapping (I do love curling ribbon), and lots of cooking. There were inside jokes and bits of kitsch like the two-foot high light-up plastic snowman my husband found at a stoop sale to keep things personal and not overly precious.

In Hong Kong, we were all a little homesick and a lot nostalgic. The small tree in our apartment was cute, but a far cry from the 10-footers we usually had. The decorations consisted of two boxes of silver ornaments from the local IKEA instead of our eclectic collection of family treasures. Our early “Christmas” dinner featured pork roast instead of a turkey because that was all that would fit in my tiny oven. My mother and her partner flew over so we weren’t without family, but my brother’s family and my aunts and uncles were in America. We gave gifts ahead of time and got on a plane.

The 25th found us in a secluded little resort in New Zealand.

“Should we go back to bed?” I asked my husband, Mark, after we’d left our small presents. It was 5:25. The sky outside was brightening.

“Let’s sit,” he suggested. He made tea for me, and coffee for himself, and we sat in the two Adirondack chairs on our room’s small deck with the quilt from our bed spread across our knees.

The deck faced west over a bay hemmed in by hills. As the sun rose behind us, the view was suffused with soft bands of gray, then blue, then pink. The light first touched the tops of the mountain at the far end of the bay, then washed down to meet the water and back across the hills to the left and right as if someone had cracked open a lid in the sky. A multitude of shades of green were revealed among the Douglas firs and palm trees covering the hillsides. A bellbird sang. Water lapped the shore.

For two hours, Mark and I sat and took in the quiet beauty, sometimes talking, sometimes just looking out at the water.

The day would bring no grand present opening and no homemade feast to enjoy, but there was also, in those early hours, no stuffing to start, no breakfast for 12 or 15 to organize, no leftover scraps of paper and ribbon strewn across my bedroom floor. There would be no toys to put together and no bags of trash to wrestle to the cans outside.

Instead, the day brought more little pockets of found time. Even the vacation-induced sense that you ought to be out seeing and doing was absent: everything was closed; there was no car or boat available to take us anywhere. When the boys woke, we took them for a hike in the hills. Along the way, I walked a little bit with each of them and talked. We sang childish songs they’d normally insist they’d outgrown.

Then we joined my mother and her partner for lunch at the hotel. It wasn’t the meal I would have cooked, but it was fine. We four adults finished the afternoon on the porch with a bottle of wine while the boys played on the beach and someone else did the dishes.

I did miss the rest of my family, the splendor of our usual tree and the delicious anticipation of that moment before anything is opened. I did miss the turkey and the apple pie. I knew even then that I would take special pleasure in the familiar when next I celebrated at home, and I did.

But that Christmas was a lovely unhurried day in a beautiful place we felt lucky to see. Whole hours were completely free of the pressure — external or internal — to do or go or make or fix or care-take or otherwise be productive. By day’s end, I had cherished my husband, laughed and sung with my children, had a deep conversation with my mother. I had gotten some exercise, written in my journal and even had a nap.

After the stress of a global move and its accompanying culture shock, it was as if a thoughtful friend had carefully considered what gift would be most useful and most appreciated and she had chosen time. It’s just what I wanted, I thought, How did you know?

This year, I’m happy to be home, but my gift to myself is to cross just a few things off my to-do list — undone — in favor of finding and savoring some moments of peace.
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Special News Bulletin-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist of millions of free discount prescription cards being donated to thousands of not for profits,hospitals,schools,churches,etc. in an effort to assist the uninsured,under insured,and seniors deal with the high cost of prescription drugs.-American Consultants Rx -Pharmacy Discount Network News

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I am my family’s orchestrator-in-chief for the holidays and I am not ready. There’s always a last minute rush for me, but this year business trips and other obligations mean there’s no card yet, the tree got decorated yesterday and only a handful of gifts have been purchased. As I finally kick my efforts into gear, I can’t help but remember a recent December when things were very different.

The alarm went off at 5:15 a.m. on Christmas morning. I shook my husband awake. We tiptoed to the room where our three boys were sleeping, placed a small gift at the foot of each bed, and left a note ostensibly from Santa Claus.

And we were done.

For the first time, we were in a hotel for the holidays instead of a family home. Five months earlier, we had moved from New York to Hong Kong. It felt too soon to go back for a visit, and we wanted to explore this side of the globe. So we had planned a trip.

This was way out of my holiday comfort zone. My approach had always been as traditional as the turkey my mother and I prepared for the big feast. That routine could be stressful and was certainly time-consuming, but it was also lovely — full of excited children, extended family (more festive than fractious for me), tree trimming, gift buying and wrapping (I do love curling ribbon), and lots of cooking. There were inside jokes and bits of kitsch like the two-foot high light-up plastic snowman my husband found at a stoop sale to keep things personal and not overly precious.

In Hong Kong, we were all a little homesick and a lot nostalgic. The small tree in our apartment was cute, but a far cry from the 10-footers we usually had. The decorations consisted of two boxes of silver ornaments from the local IKEA instead of our eclectic collection of family treasures. Our early “Christmas” dinner featured pork roast instead of a turkey because that was all that would fit in my tiny oven. My mother and her partner flew over so we weren’t without family, but my brother’s family and my aunts and uncles were in America. We gave gifts ahead of time and got on a plane.

The 25th found us in a secluded little resort in New Zealand.

“Should we go back to bed?” I asked my husband, Mark, after we’d left our small presents. It was 5:25. The sky outside was brightening.

“Let’s sit,” he suggested. He made tea for me, and coffee for himself, and we sat in the two Adirondack chairs on our room’s small deck with the quilt from our bed spread across our knees.

The deck faced west over a bay hemmed in by hills. As the sun rose behind us, the view was suffused with soft bands of gray, then blue, then pink. The light first touched the tops of the mountain at the far end of the bay, then washed down to meet the water and back across the hills to the left and right as if someone had cracked open a lid in the sky. A multitude of shades of green were revealed among the Douglas firs and palm trees covering the hillsides. A bellbird sang. Water lapped the shore.

For two hours, Mark and I sat and took in the quiet beauty, sometimes talking, sometimes just looking out at the water.

The day would bring no grand present opening and no homemade feast to enjoy, but there was also, in those early hours, no stuffing to start, no breakfast for 12 or 15 to organize, no leftover scraps of paper and ribbon strewn across my bedroom floor. There would be no toys to put together and no bags of trash to wrestle to the cans outside.

Instead, the day brought more little pockets of found time. Even the vacation-induced sense that you ought to be out seeing and doing was absent: everything was closed; there was no car or boat available to take us anywhere. When the boys woke, we took them for a hike in the hills. Along the way, I walked a little bit with each of them and talked. We sang childish songs they’d normally insist they’d outgrown.

Then we joined my mother and her partner for lunch at the hotel. It wasn’t the meal I would have cooked, but it was fine. We four adults finished the afternoon on the porch with a bottle of wine while the boys played on the beach and someone else did the dishes.

I did miss the rest of my family, the splendor of our usual tree and the delicious anticipation of that moment before anything is opened. I did miss the turkey and the apple pie. I knew even then that I would take special pleasure in the familiar when next I celebrated at home, and I did.

But that Christmas was a lovely unhurried day in a beautiful place we felt lucky to see. Whole hours were completely free of the pressure — external or internal — to do or go or make or fix or care-take or otherwise be productive. By day’s end, I had cherished my husband, laughed and sung with my children, had a deep conversation with my mother. I had gotten some exercise, written in my journal and even had a nap.

After the stress of a global move and its accompanying culture shock, it was as if a thoughtful friend had carefully considered what gift would be most useful and most appreciated and she had chosen time. It’s just what I wanted, I thought, How did you know?

This year, I’m happy to be home, but my gift to myself is to cross just a few things off my to-do list — undone — in favor of finding and savoring some moments of peace.
Healthy Living – The Huffington Post
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http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist of millions of free discount prescription cards being donated to thousands of not for profits,hospitals,schools,churches,etc. in an effort to assist the uninsured,under insured,and seniors deal with the high cost of prescription drugs.

The American Consultants Rx discount prescription cards are to be given free to anyone in need of help curbing the high cost of prescription drugs.

Due to the rising costs, unstable economics, and the mounting cost of prescriptions, American Consultants Rx Inc. (ACRX) a.k.a (ACIRX) an Atlanta based company was born in 2004. The ACRX discount prescription card program was created and over 25 million discount prescription cards were donated to over 18k organizations across the country to be distributed to those in need of prescription assistance free of charge since 2004.

The ACRX cards will offer discounts of name brand drugs of up to 40% off and up to 60% off of generic drugs. They also possess no eligibility requirements, no forms to fill out, or expiration date as well .One card will take care of a whole family. Also note that the ACRX cards will come to your organization already pre-activated .The cards are good at over 50k stores from Walgreen, Wal mart, Eckerd”s, Kmart, Kroger, Publix, and many more. Any one can use these cards but ACRX is focusing on those who are uninsured, underinsured, or on Medicare. The ACRX cards are now in Spanish as well.

American Consultants Rx made arrangements online for the ACRX card to be available at http://www.acrxcards.com where it can also be downloaded. This arrangement has been made to allow organizations an avenue to continue assisting their clients in the community until they receive their orders of the ACRX cards. ACRX made it possible for cards to be requested from online for individuals and organizations free of charge. Request for the ACRX cards can also be made by mailing a request to : ACRX, P.O.Box 161336,Atlanta,GA 30321, faxing a written request to 404-305-9539,or calling the office at 404-767-1072. Please include name (if organization please include organization and contact name),mailing address,designate Spanish or English,amount of cards requested,and telephone number.

American Consultants Rx is working diligently to assist as many people and organizations as possible. It should be noted that while many other organizations and companies place a cost on their money saving cards, American Consultants Rx does not believe a cost should be applied, just to assist our fellow Americans. American Consultants Rx states that it will continue to strive to assist those in need.

Burgaw Elementary School Receive Tribute & Free Medicine Help by Charles Myrick of ACRX

ACRX Recognition Gallery: American Consultants Rx
http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist of millions of free discount prescription cards being donated to thousands of not for profits,hospitals,schools,churches,etc. in an effort to assist the uninsured,under insured,and seniors deal with the high cost of prescription drugs.

The American Consultants Rx discount prescription cards are to be given free to anyone in need of help curbing the high cost of prescription drugs.

Due to the rising costs, unstable economics, and the mounting cost of prescriptions, American Consultants Rx Inc. (ACRX) a.k.a (ACIRX) an Atlanta based company was born in 2004. The ACRX discount prescription card program was created and over 25 million discount prescription cards were donated to over 18k organizations across the country to be distributed to those in need of prescription assistance free of charge since 2004.

The ACRX cards will offer discounts of name brand drugs of up to 40% off and up to 60% off of generic drugs. They also possess no eligibility requirements, no forms to fill out, or expiration date as well .One card will take care of a whole family. Also note that the ACRX cards will come to your organization already pre-activated .The cards are good at over 50k stores from Walgreen, Wal mart, Eckerd”s, Kmart, Kroger, Publix, and many more. Any one can use these cards but ACRX is focusing on those who are uninsured, underinsured, or on Medicare. The ACRX cards are now in Spanish as well.

American Consultants Rx made arrangements online for the ACRX card to be available at http://www.acrxcards.com where it can also be downloaded. This arrangement has been made to allow organizations an avenue to continue assisting their clients in the community until they receive their orders of the ACRX cards. ACRX made it possible for cards to be requested from online for individuals and organizations free of charge. Request for the ACRX cards can also be made by mailing a request to : ACRX, P.O.Box 161336,Atlanta,GA 30321, faxing a written request to 404-305-9539,or calling the office at 404-767-1072. Please include name (if organization please include organization and contact name),mailing address,designate Spanish or English,amount of cards requested,and telephone number.

American Consultants Rx is working diligently to assist as many people and organizations as possible. It should be noted that while many other organizations and companies place a cost on their money saving cards, American Consultants Rx does not believe a cost should be applied, just to assist our fellow Americans. American Consultants Rx states that it will continue to strive to assist those in need.

Recording Songs with Talented Friends | Flex and Shanice | Oprah Winfrey Network

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Shanice is having a great time in the studio recording with friend and accomplished music producer, Elvin Ross. Shanice knows that there’s nothing like working with friends in a fun and relaxed environment to get the creative juices flowing.

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Most people know 90s pop sensation Shanice for her Grammy-nominated hit song, “I Love Your Smile” and actor Flex Alexander from his hit TV show, “One on One,” but few people know this fairytale couple both faced career stumbling blocks and quickly hit financial rock bottom. Flex and Shanice realized that they needed to take their wedding vow “for richer or poorer” to heart, so with their two adorable kids, 12-year-old Imani and 10-year-old Elijah, in tow, they moved into a rental home and brought their hilarious extended family into the mix to help cover the cost. A total of nine people, including Shanice’s “momager” Crystal, make this truly a full house where anyone’s business becomes everyone’s business.

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Talented Friends
Shanice is having a great time in the studio recording with friend and accomplished music producer, Elvin Ross. Shanice knows that there’s nothing like working with friends in a fun and relaxed environment to get the creative juices flowing.

Find OWN on TV at http://www.oprah.com/FindOWN

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Most people know 90s pop sensation Shanice for her Grammy-nominated hit song, “I Love Your Smile” and actor Flex Alexander from his hit TV show, “One on One,” but few people know this fairytale couple both faced career stumbling blocks and quickly hit financial rock bottom. Flex and Shanice realized that they needed to take their wedding vow “for richer or poorer” to heart, so with their two adorable kids, 12-year-old Imani and 10-year-old Elijah, in tow, they moved into a rental home and brought their hilarious extended family into the mix to help cover the cost. A total of nine people, including Shanice’s “momager” Crystal, make this truly a full house where anyone’s business becomes everyone’s business.

Oprah Winfrey Network is the first and only network named for, and inspired by, a single iconic leader. Oprah Winfrey’s heart and creative instincts inform the brand — and the magnetism of the channel.

Winfrey provides leadership in programming and attracts superstar talent to join her in primetime, building a global community of like-minded viewers and leading that community to connect on social media and beyond. OWN is a singular destination on cable. Depth with edge. Heart. Star power. Connection. And endless possibilities.

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Our Fantastic Lineup: http://bit.ly/1qMi2jE

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This week, the President nominated a Secretary of Defense, coded with a group of budding computer scientists, took over as host of The Colbert Report, pushed for comprehensive immigration reform, hosted a summit on high quality early education, and welcomed this year’s Kennedy Center Honorees to the White House. That’s December 5th to December 11th or, “Zeros & Ones.”
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