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FROM FLAMBOYANT TO FLAMBÉ: A Trip to the MAD Museum, Beyond and Below

FROM FLAMBOYANT TO FLAMBÉ: A Trip to the MAD Museum, Beyond and Below »

15 Jan, 2023
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"The costumes in the Machine Dazzle Exhibition reflect Matthew Flower's eclectic careers, and then some. Should I mention it's over the top? Joyfully excessive says it better. If Coco Chanel advised clients to take one thing off before leaving, Machine Dazzle would advise putting on the kitchen sink before leaving."

STATESIDE STORIES: Republican Kevin McCarthy New Speaker of the House

STATESIDE STORIES: Republican Kevin McCarthy New Speaker of the House »

9 Jan, 2023
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After 15 rounds of voting Republican Kevin McCarthy becomes the new Speaker of the House in the longest speaker contest in 164 years

A SECOND OPINION: A Year to Ponder

A SECOND OPINION: A Year to Ponder »

5 Jan, 2023
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Three Kings • Energy Independence • Migrants • Bail Reform •  Green Agenda • Ukraine • China • US Presidential Election • Blizzard

FROM UKRAINE WITH LOVE

FROM UKRAINE WITH LOVE »

23 Dec, 2022
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"When I was in Bakhmut yesterday, our heroes gave me the battle flag. The flag of those who defend Ukraine, Europe and the world at the cost of their lives. They asked me to bring this flag to the US Congress. May God protect our brave troops and citizens! May God forever bless the United States of America! Слава Україні!"

LEG OF LAMP?

LEG OF LAMP? »

20 Dec, 2022
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In the 1970s,  Alpedrete, Madrid, was famous for its Fiestas Navideñas. Village elders rode into the village on horseback dressed as The Three Kings in full regalia. Fast forward to 2022, the era of artificial intelligence and virtual reality, and what do we have in Northport, Long Island? A leg lamp lighting ceremony! Northport village elders feel that anybody can light a tree, or ride into town on horseback, but you have to have a certain, uh , ‘special outlook’ on life to light a lamp shaped like a leg!

THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF MICHELIN STARS, PART 2: FROM TIRES TO TIRELESS FINE-DINING

THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF MICHELIN STARS, PART 2: FROM TIRES TO TIRELESS FINE-DINING »

12 Dec, 2022
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Why would a tire company want people to go dine out? So they’d get out their cars and drive the distance—the longer the better—wearing out their tires in the process and buy new ones. And where should they dine? Check out the Gold Standard of fine dining, the Michelin Guide!

STATESIDE STORIES: Democrats Keep Majority in Senate and Fall Behind in House

STATESIDE STORIES: Democrats Keep Majority in Senate and Fall Behind in House »

5 Dec, 2022
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The Democrats portrayed their performance as vindication of their agenda.  And the Republicans did not get out the vote as much as they had hoped in spite of the high inflation, crime and a faltering economy they promised to fix. Now is the time for bipartisanship in the Senate and House.

STATESIDE STORIES: Joe Biden’s Approval Rating Plummets in Polls

STATESIDE STORIES: Joe Biden’s Approval Rating Plummets in Polls »

6 Nov, 2022
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Biden’s overwhelming election sweep has dwindled to a mere trickle during his time in office. But many Republicans don’t see Trump as a viable candidate either. So, the Office of the President of the United States may be up for grabs in the near future.

A SECOND OPINION: The Russian Nuclear Threat

A SECOND OPINION: The Russian Nuclear Threat »

20 Oct, 2022
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Biden stressed that Putin is “not joking” when he talks of using nuclear weapons. Biden stressed that Putin is “not joking” when he talks of using nuclear weapons. In my opinion, Putin is obviously crazy with power and is not to be trusted not to start using nuclear warheads. And what will be President Biden’s response to a nuclear bombing by Russia?

STATESIDE STORIES: Joe and Jill Biden Visit Hurricane Devastation

STATESIDE STORIES: Joe and Jill Biden Visit Hurricane Devastation »

6 Oct, 2022
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President Biden in Florida in the wake of Hurricane Ian's billion-dollar disaster: "We will be with the people of Florida every step of the way"