Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz is ‘seriously thinking of running for president’

February 26, 2019

(JTA) — Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz said he is “seriously thinking of running for president.” In an interview aired on CBS’ “60 Minutes” on Sunday night, Schultz told correspondent Scott Pelley that he would run as a “centrist independent,” despite being a lifelong Democrat. Schultz said the reason he would run as an independent, which critics say would help President Donald Trump’s chances of being elected by splitting the…


Meet the dead Frenchman who proved that Howard Schultz is an arrogant twit

February 9, 2019

Billionaire-turned-politician Howard Schultz began his Tuesday by announcing that he knows nothing about either American history or political science. To become better, we must repair our broken two-party system. To those who say a third choice can't succeed, I say that's as un-American as you can get. — Howard Schultz (@HowardSchultz) January 29, 2019 Someone less drunk on their own self-confidence might expect Mr. Schultz to cite a single…


The longest shutdown in U.S. history will have lingering consequences for federal workers

February 8, 2019

Though President Donald Trump and Congress finally brokered a deal to end the longest federal government shutdown in U.S. history, members of the federal workforce are still left dealing with the financial pain it caused. The partial shutdown stretched on for 35 days, depriving government employees of two paychecks. Although President Donald Trump said on Friday that federal workers will receive back pay “as soon as possible,” about 800,000 workers —…


A Bill to Regulate Rehabs Faces Opposition—From Rehabs

October 18, 2018

It seemed like a bill everyone could get behind, one that would protect drug users seeking addiction treatment from unscrupulous rehabs in California, home to roughly 2,000 certified treatment providers. Many are concentrated in sunny Southern California, which has been dubbed the “Rehab Riviera.” The only group against the bill: A small but vocal coalition of rehabs. Last week, the Addiction Treatment Advocacy Coalition (ATAC), a trade group representing 66…


ICE agents set ‘trap’ for immigrants seeking legal residency

September 3, 2018

Two federal immigration agencies worked together in a coordinated effort to set deportation traps for unsuspecting immigrants seeking legal status, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) alleged in a lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen this week. According to the Boston Globe, the two agencies arranged meetings for the undocumented immigrants at government offices, where they were subsequently arrested, and in some cases deported. According to e-mails obtained…


Overcoming Hate with Sally Kohn

September 2, 2018

Sally Kohn is the author of the fantastic book, The Opposite of Hate. which explores how we can bridge our differences and speak respectfully with those we passionately disagree with. She has has been published in the New York Times, The Washington Post, and delivered multiple TED Talks on emotional correctness, clickbait, and correcting the culture of hate. In this episode we go deep into what it means to fight hate….


Galaxy Entertainment Billionaire Founder Lui Che Woo Confident on Boracay Island Casino

August 31, 2018

Galaxy Entertainment founder and CEO Lui Che Woo isn’t backing down to controversial Philippines leader Rodrigo Duterte. The 89-year-old billionaire recently spoke with CNBC where he covered a host of topics related to his gaming empire. Despite resistance from locals and Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, Galaxy Entertainment billionaire Lui Che Woo says a small casino and resort is coming to Boracay Island. (Image: AP/Lui Che Woo Prize/ Talking with the…


A Failed Society

August 24, 2018

“Imagine there’s no countries, It isn’t hard to do, Nothing to kill or die for, And no religion too, Imagine all the people living life in peace” John Winston Lennon  In college, they graded things on a curve. However, there was a low mark below which none could pass. In society, there is also a minimum indicating that we as a world have failed.  The need for organized violence to enforce…


Drug Overdoses Hit a Record High in 2017

August 18, 2018

The number of deaths from drug overdoses reached a record high of 72,000 in 2017, a 10 percent rise from the previous year, according to new provisional estimates form the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. if(“undefined”==typeof window.datawrapper)window.datawrapper={};window.datawrapper[“7GJvF”]={},window.datawrapper[“7GJvF”].embedDeltas={“100″:488.007812,”200″:424.007812,”300″:399.007812,”400″:399.007812,”500″:399.007812,”700″:399.007812,”800″:399.007812,”900″:399.007812,”1000”:399.007812},window.datawrapper[“7GJvF”].iframe=document.getElementById(“datawrapper-chart-7GJvF”),window.datawrapper[“7GJvF”][“7GJvF”].embedDeltas[Math.min(1e3,Math.max(100*Math.floor(window.datawrapper[“7GJvF”].iframe.offsetWidth/100),100))]+”px”,window.addEventListener(“message”,function(a){if(“undefined”!=typeof[“datawrapper-height”])for(var b in[“datawrapper-height”])if(“7GJvF”==b)window.datawrapper[“7GJvF”][“datawrapper-height”][b]+”px”}); The increase in deaths was driven by the prevalence of fentanyl and other potent synthetic opioids, which were involved in roughly 30,000 overdoses overdose deaths. (That number is…


The horrifying details of the Ohio State sex abuse scandal are getting lost in the Beltway newscycle

August 11, 2018

It’s been 20 days since reports first surfaced about Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) ignoring allegations of sexual abuse when he was an assistant coach for the Ohio State wrestling team. Because of the trumped-up nature of these modern times, most reporters who are tied to the political news cycle have moved on, resigned to the fact that Jordan will remain in his prominent leadership position within the Republican Party. With…