Hillary Clintons What Happened Tells the Story of Love in Unexpected Places

Few D.C. pols could have predicted that Hillary Clintons doomed presidential campaign would give rise to a sizzling love affair that now graces the pages of her new memoir.  What Happened is the story of both defeat and redemption.  Its passion rises above the petty politics that most associate with the 2016 election.  [More] 


Hurricane Irma Exposes Cable News Networks

CNN and other cable news networks found that the worst Hurricane Irma devastation was not in Florida but in a worse place: their credibility.  After convincing the nation that Irma would devour the entire state of Florida, the hurricane fizzled in the Caribbean and left the hysterical media red-faced.  [More] 


Houston Mayor Orders Residents to Flush More

In an executive order that conflicts with conventional wisdom and modern environmental ethics, Houston Mayor orders residents to flush their toilets more to help clear out floodwaters.  [More]




Mattel Shocks Santa Claus 10 Days Before Christmas Suing to Terminate Its American Girl License

Just as Santa Claus elves are preparing to load up the reindeer, toy giant Mattel filed suit to cancel the American Girl toy license for Claus North Pole Ventures toy factory.  Millions of children who placed their American Girl orders through affiliate Santas at shopping malls might be receiving only a lump of coal Christmas morning.  [More]


Another Asian Airliner Crashes In Dramatic Fashion

The controversy surrounding Bad Asian Driving (or “BAD”) will flare up again after a Taiwanese TransAsia turboprop plane carrying 58 passengers and crew careened into a bridge on Wednesday.  The plane ended its flight in a small river in downtown Taipei.  At least 31 people are believed to have died.  Dozens more were injured.  [More]

Obama Makes Controversial Statements Concerning Holocaust

Comments made by President Obama concerning the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz concentration camp have drawn criticism by some in the Jewish community.  The comments came as the president finished a brief visit to Saudi Arabia on Wednesday.  [More]


Asians Scrutinized After Another Airliner Disaster

SURABAYA, Indonesia — As helicopters began searching land Tuesday for possible wreckage from AirAsia Flight 8501, a small controversial group of aviation experts have intensified their calls for restricting Asian pilots.  For the third time in a year, a Malaysian airline was lost.  This one contained 162 people aboard when it vanished in stormy weather over the Java Sea.  [More]

Obama Announces Method To Stop Anti-Muslim Speech

After thousands of Muslims around the world held protests on Friday, President Obama expressed his concerns over free speech “run amok.”  The president said that Western democracies could do more to “discourage incitement speech” without outlawing it.  [More]


White House Reaches Accord With North Korea Over Film

The 31-year-old leader paid a visit to the Kim Jong Suk Pyongyang Textile Mill in order to “give guidance” in the wake of the Sony release of the controversial film “The Interview.” The PR campaign comes as White House officials leaked what some see as a breakthrough in U.S.–North Korean relations.  [More]


Branson Re-Thinks Private Sector Bid For Space Tourism

LONDON – Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson’s commercial “spaceline,” completed its third rocket-powered supersonic test flight with its SpaceShipTwo craft, soaring to 71,000 feet for the first time.  The flight, however, might be Virgin Galactic’s last.  The problem might lie with its first civilian passenger – also its owner.  [More]


Asian Driving Scrutiny Hits The Mainstream After Malaysian Airline 17 Veers Into Disaster

The blood-encrusted corpses from Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 still litter the lush sunflower fields of the modest village of Rozsypne, Ukraine.  Yet already critics in the aviation industry and in the halls of Western governments are speaking in hushed tones about what may be the latest instance of Bad Asian Driving (“BAD”) downing a commercial airliner [More]


Pope Emeritus Benedict's Visits To London's Gay Clubs Upsets Vatican

LONDON – With the sex abuse scandal still in the Vatican’s rear view mirror, the church now contends with a new source of embarrassment – the lifestyle of retired Pope Benedict XVI who retains the official title of “pope emeritus” in his retirement. [More]


Dennis Rodman Performs Hoops Diplomacy

If the American media hates Dennis Rodman for being snippy with CNN’s Chris Cuomo, then Rodman must be on to something.  Don’t get me wrong.  I was skeptical, too.  Seeing Rodman’s previous interviews, I thought his trips to North Korea were all show.  In this interview, in contrast , we see that Rodman is dead serious. [More]


The LBT Exclusive Interview: Kris Kringle

Kris Kringle sits down for the first time in decades for an in-depth interview about diversity, globalization, the future of the toy industry and his battle to retain the rights to Santa Claus.. [More]

Bad Asian Driving Blamed For Asiana Crash

The stunning and devastating crash of an Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 is just over a day old, but already National Transportation Safety Board officials are pointing to a culprit all too familiar to American automobile drivers: substandard Asian driving. [More]

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