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March 17, 2019

Fewer than 10% ‘Truly Independent’ and ‘Much Less Likely’ to Even Vote:

All the media and political hype over the importance of “independent voters” appears to overshadow the truth about the group — less than 10 percent of Americans are truly independent.And according to a new survey, most of them don’t register to vote and even fewer actually vote. Instead, many of the 38 percent of Americans who describe themselves as “independent” lean toward one party or the other, according to Pew Research Center.

“Independents often are portrayed as political free agents with the potential to alleviate the nation’s rigid partisan divisions. Yet the reality is that most independents are not all that ‘independent’ politically,” said the latest Pew survey. “And the small share of Americans who are truly independent — less than 10 percent of the public has no partisan leaning — stand out for their low level of interest in politics,” said Pew.

How low? Here’s what the survey analysis said: “Those who do not lean toward a party — a group that consistently expresses less interest in politics than partisan leaners — were less likely to say they had registered to vote and much less likely to say they voted. In fact, just a third said they voted in the midterms.”

 *7 Years Ago US Handed Him Over to Iraqis; Now Hezbollah Terrorist With US Blood on His Hands Heads Terror Cell in Syria:

Seven years after the Obama administration controversially handed over to Iraqi custody a veteran Hezbollah terrorist accused of executing Americans – only to see him released a year later – Israel says the wanted man now heads a Syria-based terror cell near its northern border. According to the Israeli Defense Forces Ali Musa Daqduq, a Lebanesenational, heads a terror cell comprised of Syrians, based on the Syrian side of the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights.

Israel vowed to prevent Iran and its Hezbollah proxy from operating against Israel from Syrian soil. In New York, its ambassador warned U.N. Security Council members that Israel “will not ignore the conversion of Syria and Lebanon to a military front against us and will act with force against the aggression from Tehran.” Daqduq, who once served as a bodyguard to Hezbollah chief Hasan Nasrallah, was deployed to Iraq in 2005 as part of an Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Qods Force operation to work with Iraqi Shi’ite militia fighting U.S. troops.

 *Coca-Cola Admits It Produces 3 Million Tons of Plastic Packaging Every Year:

Coca-Cola has admitted that it produces a mind-boggling 3 million metric tons (3.3 million tons) of plastic packaging a year—the equivalent to 200,000 bottles every minute. The beverage company has previously refused to disclose the information, but has now provided the data to activist Ellen MacArthur, who is urging companies and governments to do more to prevent plastic pollution. The figures didn’t break down exactly how the plastic was used, but The Guardian reports the volume translates to 108 billion 500ml PET plastic bottles bottles a year, more than one-fifth of the entire world’s PET bottle output, which is roughly 500 billion a year.

In its reports published Thursday, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation said: “The decision by more than 30 companies to publicly disclose their annual plastic packaging volumes in the report is an important step toward greater transparency.”

 *FBI: 2nd Highest Number of Gun Transactions Processed Through NICS System in 2018:

The calendar year of 2018 had the second highest number of gun transactions on record, and the number of gun background checks this past Black Friday was among the highest volume days on record with more than 182,000 transactions, an FBIofficial told a House Appropriations subcommittee on Tuesday. During her opening statement, Christine Halvorsen, acting assistant director of the FBI’s criminal justice information services division, said that since 2010, the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) experienced “substantial increases in the volume of background checks.”

“This past Black Friday was among the highest volume days in the NICS history. In that one day, the NICS processed over 182,000 transactions. In calendar year (CY) 2018, the NICS processed 26.2 million transactions with only CY 2016 exceeding that volume with 27.5 million transactions,” Halvorsen wrote in her written testimony to the Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies. NICS is a computerized system used to determine whether someone is disqualified from buying or owning a firearm.

 *FCC Should Limit Locals from Piling Taxes and Fees onto Cable Bills:

If you “cut the cord” and switch from cable TV to streaming services, you will probably notice that one big difference in price happens because that long section of your bill with taxes and fees is gone completely or dramatically slimmed down.  And as more customers go in that direction and competition intensifies on the incumbent franchised cable companies, they are justifiably calling foul on the often outrageous demands local governments place on them that result in more taxes and fees on your bill.

To begin with, there is the maximum five percent franchise fee that localities are allowed to charge on cable service under the Federal Cable Act.  That places cable at a disadvantage versus its video competitors, but it’s authorized by law.  That five percent fee alone delivers over $3 billion a year to local governments. Unsatisfied with that haul, however, local governments have begun concocting a wide variety of additional taxes, fees, and mandates that go on top of and violate the five percent federal cap.

 *Study: More than 7-in-10 California Immigrant Households Are on Welfare:

More than 7-in-10 households headed by immigrants in the state of California are on taxpayer-funded welfare, a new study reveals. The latest Census Bureau data analyzed by the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) finds that about 72 percent of households headed by noncitizens and immigrants use one or more forms of taxpayer-funded welfare programs in California — the number one immigrant-receiving state in the U.S.

Meanwhile, only about 35 percent of households headed by native-born Americans use welfare in California. All four states with the largest foreign-born populations, including California, have extremely high use of welfare by immigrant households. In Texas, for example, nearly 70 percent of households headed by immigrants use taxpayer-funded welfare. Meanwhile, only about 35 percent of native-born households in Texas are on welfare.

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On the first night of sleeping in a new place, one hemisphere of our brain remains more active than the other during sleep. Scientists believe this “vigilant mode” allows us to respond more quickly to unfamiliar, potentially danger-signaling sounds.

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Trump supporters who want to grab dinner but are terrified of getting punched by an antifascist “antifa” activist can pull up the app, “63red Safe,” and find a list of Trump-friendly businesses—or at least ones that don’t discriminate against conservatives. “I’m trying to position it as an everyday ‘where can I go eat safely’ app,” Scott Wallace, the app’s founder, told The Daily Beast.  63red Safe works like a conservative Yelp. Instead of reviewing the lighting and ambience, though, the site’s users rate restaurants and other businesses on a series of four questions, including whether the restaurant’s owners make political social media posts and whether they allow customers to carry weapons.

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Chief Zabu, A “Trump” Political Satire Film Thirty Years in the Making

In 1986, the film “Chief Zabu” was shot. This “lost indie treasure” features a New York real estate developer who dreams of being loved, respected and having political power. The “Trumpian character” is played by legendary actor Allen Garfield (The ConversationNashville and The Cotton Club, just to name a few). Yet, due to a series of snafus that rival Chief Zabu’s madcap plot (culminating with its distributor going into bankruptcy a week before the film’s Los Angelespremiere), the movie never got released and its negative was lost.

Cut to thirty years later, inspired by the candidacy of Donald Trump, writer-directors Zack Norman and Neil Cohen found their negative, re-cut it, presented their film to festival audiences and officially qualified for nomination to the 2016 Academy Awards.

In order to build the Zabu legend, starting in September 2019, the filmmakers and star will be traveling to 15 major cities for live screening presentations at specialty venues, comedy clubs or in one of the theaters the movie will be opening a week or ten days later. This Interactive Audience Event will include targeted PR and extensive social media coverage beginning three weeks prior to each specific theatrical opening, thereby promoting Chief Zabu and its film debut in all major markets. The aim is to indelibly brand Chief Zabu across the country and eventually throughout the world.

Website: https://www.chiefzabu.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/chiefzabu?lang=en 
IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094859/

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Donald Trump specializes in spectacular breakups. First there was Ivana. Then there was Marla. Now comes trouble in paradise with Kim.

Last fall, Trump cooed that the North Korean dictator wrote him “beautiful letters” and “we fell in love,” but then the president canceled their lunch date following their disappointing rendezvous in Hanoi. Yet all the crazy tabloid splits and international spats seem pallid in comparison to the pathetic spectacle in Congress: a heartbroken ex publicly and bitterly processing his relationship with Trump.

This time, it wasn’t just lust, betrayal and secrets splayed across Page Six. This time, it was in Congress, part of an investigation that could lead to legal jeopardy for the Trumps or impeachment for the president.

*EXAMINER–COMMENTARY by Arthur Brooks:
People often say that our problem in America today is incivility or intolerance. This is incorrect. Motive attribution asymmetry leads to something far worse: contempt, which is a noxious brew of anger and disgust. And not just contempt for other people’s ideas, but also for other people. In the words of the philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer, contempt is “the unsullied conviction of the worthlessness of another.”

The sources of motive attribution asymmetry are easy to identify: divisive politicians, screaming heads on television, hateful columnists, angry campus activists and seemingly everything on the contempt machines of social media. This “outrage industrial complex” works by catering to just one ideological side, creating a species of addiction by feeding our desire to believe that we are completely right and that the other side is made up of knaves and fools. It strokes our own biases while affirming our worst assumptions about those who disagree with us.

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March 13, 2019

*YIKES – Half of Young Americans Want to Live in Socialist Country, But 67.1% Credit Free Enterprise for
High Earnings:

While half of Millennial and Generation Z Americans say they’d rather live in a socialist country, an even greater percentage believe that free enterprise results in higher earnings. According to a Harris Poll of 2,035 adults, conducted Feb. 21–25, 2019 and provided to Axios, Millennials and Generation Z respondents were more likely than the national average to agree with the statement that they would “Prefer living in a socialist country.”

Prefer living in a socialist country:
•    Total: 37.2%
•    Mill/Gen Z: 49.6%

Nonetheless, more than two-thirds of the Millennial and Generation Z cohorts agree than free enterprise produces high earnings, only slightly lower than the national average.

High earnings result of free enterprise:
•    Total: 71.2%
•    Mill/Gen Z: 67.1%

The Millennial and Generation Z contingents are comprised of those Americans 38 years old or younger, Pew Researchexplains: “Anyone born between 1981 and 1996 (ages 23 to 38 in 2019) is considered a Millennial, and anyone born from 1997 onward is part of a new generation.“Since the oldest among this rising generation are just turning 22 this year, and most are still in their teens or younger, we hesitated at first to give them a name – Generation Z, the iGeneration and Homelanderswere some early candidates.”

*Ronald Reagan Warned Us This
Day Could Come:

“I’m warning of an eradication of the American memory that could result, ultimately, in an erosion of the American spirit.” So cautioned President Ronald Reagan, 30 years ago today, when he gave his Farewell Address to the nation.

A new generation of Americans doesn’t seem to fully appreciate America, her history and heroes, the promise of opportunity, the understanding of freedom, or the concepts of citizenship, shared responsibility, or the rule of law.

According to a recent report on the State of American Patriotism, 46 percent of young Americans (aged 14-37) disagree that “America is the greatest country in the world,” and 38 percent of the same cohort say they are not proud of America’s history. Our last three presidents, George W. Bush, Barack Obama, and Donald Trump have been dismissed by opponents as illegitimate, increasing the political divide.

 *75 Percent of Republicans Say White Americans Are Discriminated Against:

The victimization of white America put forth by conservatives and right-wing media has taken hold, according to the results in a new poll from Hill-HarrisX. A whopping 75 percent of registered Republican voters said that white Americans face discrimination.

A majority of Independents, 55 percent, sided with Republicans and said white Americans are discriminated against. Meanwhile, only 38 percent Democrats agreed, and sixty-two percent of Democrats said that white Americans face little or no discrimination at all.

 *ICE: 158,581 Illegals Arrested in FY2018; Those Arrested Had 1,641 Homicide Convictions, 1,294
Kidnap Convictions:

The latest U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement(ICE) report on arrests and removals of illegal aliens shows that the total number of arrests in Fiscal Year 2018 was 158,581, an increase of 11% over the total arrests in FY 2017.

In addition, the report reveals that among those arrested were individuals with 1,641 homicide convictions, 1,294 kidnapping convictions, 3,740 sexual assault convictions, more than 54,000 DUI convictions, and more than 55,000 dangerous drug offense convictions.

Fiscal Year 2018 covered the period from Oct. 1, 2017 to Sept. 30, 2018. The report details the Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) for that year. “ERO identifies, arrests, and removes aliens who present a danger to national security or a threat to public safety, or who otherwise undermine border control and the integrity of the U.S. immigration system,” states ICE in the document.

 *Top 5 States That Rely Most
on Federal Aid:

In a new report on how much federal aid goes into state budgets, the Tax Foundation found that “33 percent of all state revenues consisted of federal grants-in-aid” but Mississippi‘s budget held the largest percentage: 43.3%. Virginia‘s budget held the lowest percentage, 21.1% in federal aid. The data presented were from fiscal year 2016, the latest information available. As the Tax Foundation explained, “Federal aid is allocated to states for a variety of purposes, primarily to supplement state funding for programs or projects deemed to be of national interest. Some federal aid is awarded in the form of competitive grants, while other federal funding is allocated according to formulas established by law.”

“States that rely heavily on federal grants-in-aid tend to have sizable low-income populations and relatively lower tax revenues,” said the Tax Foundation.  “On the other hand, states with relatively lower reliance on federal aid tend to collect more in taxes and have smaller low-income populations, although some exceptions exist.”

The top 5 states whose general revenue funds comprised the highest percentages in federal aid are:

Mississippi, 43.4% of budget is federal aid
Louisiana, 42.7%
New Mexico, 41.2%
Arizona, 41.2%
Kentucky, 40.9%

The top 5 states whose general revenue funds comprised the lowest percentages in federal aid are:

Virginia, 21.1%
Hawaii, 22.7%
Kansas, 23%
North Dakota, 23.8%
Utah, 25.7%

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Who Is a Free Thinker? – A person who forms opinions on the basis of reason, independent of authority or tradition, especially a person whose religious opinions differ from established belief.

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*Egyptian pharaohs were considered children of Ra (Egyptian sun god) and, thus, their dreams were seen as being divine.

•    In the Chinese province of Fu-Kein, people called on their ancestors for dream revelation by sleeping on graves.

•    Scientists suggest that the dreams of fetuses are mostly composed of sound and touch sensations, given the lack of visual stimuli in the womb.

•    Among the six dreams reported in the New Testament are the dreams that communicate divine knowledge, instruction, and warning to Joseph, husband of Mary, mother of Jesus.

•    About 80% of neonatal and newborn sleep time is REM sleep, suggesting a tremendous amount of time dreaming.

•    According to Plato, dreams originate in the organs of the belly. Plato describes the liver in particular as the biological seat of dreams.

•    Elias Howe (1819-1867) said one inspiration for his invention of the sewing machine came from a nightmare he had about being attacked by cannibals bearing spears that looked like the needle he then designed.

•    The average person has about 1,460 dreams a year. That’s about four per night.

People are more likely to remember their dreams if they wake up during the REM phase.

•    Modern research has shown that a sharp decrease in daily calories results in fewer nocturnal ejaculations in men and an overall decrease in the sexual themes of dreams.

•    Aside from those who experience certain kinds of injury, it’s a biological fact that everyone dreams. However, not everyone remembers his or her dreams.

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(Media expert and author):

Consumers are more likely to order food from healthy dining concepts when the menu font looks handwritten, and they’re also more likely to share about the experience on social media, according to an Ohio State University study. The opposite was true with menus for traditional, non-seasonal restaurants, researchers found.

*EXAMINER–COMMENTARY by Peggy Noonan:
Michael Cohen is, famously, a lowlife and screwball who’s made his living as an enforcer, liar and thug. He is going to prison essentially for these things. He has taken to implying his turning on Donald Trump is linked to an inner moral conversion, which may be true but is conveniently timed: He has nothing to lose and some form of leniency to gain.

But I found his testimony before the House Oversight and Reform Committee credible overall, and I suspect most everyone in America did, because no one, friend of the president or foe, love him or hate him, thinks Mr. Trump has a high personal character or an especially admirable back story. And that was Mr. Cohen’s subject. 

*EXAMINER–COMMENTARY by David Brooks:
I often wonder who didn’t love Donald Trump. I often wonder who left an affection void that he has tried to fill by winning attention, which is not the same thing. He’s turned his life into a marketing strategy. As Michael Cohen said in his testimony, even the presidential campaign was a marketing campaign to build the Trump brand. In turning himself into a brand he’s turned himself into a human shell, so brittle and gilded that there is no place for people close to him to attach. His desperate attempts to be loved have made him unable to receive love.

Imagine what your own life would be like if you had no love in it, if you were just using people and being used. Trump, personifying the worst elements in our culture, is like a providentially sent gong meant to wake us up and direct us toward a better path. Nonetheless, his kind of life has an allure for other lonely people who also live under the illusion that you can win love and respect with bling and buzz. Michael Cohen was one of these people. He testified that in serving Donald Trump he felt he was serving a cause larger than self. Those causes were celebrity and wealth.

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March 10, 2019

*Pet Opioid Prescriptions Have Soared, Penn Study Finds:

A new study by Penn Medicine and Penn Vet has uncovered a 41 percent increase in opioids prescribed for pets over a 10-year period, but only a 13 percent bump in the number of pet hospital visits. The prescription spike could have been driven by the complex care offered at a veterinary hospital like Penn’s, as well as the desire to spare beloved pets from pain, according to the study authors.

On the other hand, it might also mean all those prescriptions didn’t go to Fido and Fluffy.

*Democrat House Votes In Favor Of Illegal Immigrant Voting, Report Says:

The Democrat-controlled House of Representatives voted on Friday to defend local governments that choose to allow illegal aliens to vote in their elections. “The vote marks a stunning reversal from just six months ago, when the chamber — then under GOP control — voted to decry illegal immigrant voting,” The Washington Times reported. “The 228-197 vote came as part of a broader debate on Democrats’ major legislative priority this year, HR 1, the ‘For the People Act,’ which includes historic expansions of voter registration and access, as well as a major rewrite of campaign finance laws.”

“It sounds like I’m making it up,” Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) said. “What kind of government would cancel the vote of its own citizens, and replace it with noncitizens?” “Today I offered a motion to recommit #HR1 reaffirming that only US citizensshould have the right to vote,” Crenshaw added on Twitter. “Dems rejected it. Next time you go to the ballot box, keep that in mind. The future of their party is in cities like San Fran, where illegals can vote. Let that sink in.”

 *’Captain Marvel’ TANKS On Rotten Tomatoes Hours After Premiere:

Captain Marvel” was hit with tens of thousands of audience reviews just hours after the film opened in theaters on Friday, scoring a dismal audience rating on Rotten Tomatoes of 33%. “As of 8 a.m., the film had a 33 percent audience score from more than 58,000 reviews,” reported The Hollywood Reporter. The outlet credited the low audience rating to “trolls” sandbagging the film, noting that the number of reviews in a matter of mere hours from “Captain Marvel’s” opening is “more than the total of audience score reviews for Avengers: Infinity War for its entire theatrical run.”

On mid-day Friday, the audience score peaked to 35%; the critics’ score, however, held at a solid 81%..

 *Michael Avenatti Law Firm Files for Bankruptcy—Again:

Michael Avenatti’s law firm, Eagan Avenatti, filed for bankruptcy on Thursday. It’s the second time in two years that the firm has sought court protection from its creditors. Avenatti told the Los Angeles Times he has moved on to a new firm. “Who cares? Old firm that we have not operated under for a very long time,” Avenatti said in a statement. “We want to ensure the proper distribution of assets to creditors—it means nothing to our current law practice. Onward and upward.”

Avenatti now identifies his practice as Avenatti & Associates, whose lawyers and office staff are largely the same people who worked at Eagan Avenatti. Avenatti & Associates owns Eagan Avenatti, according to court filings. The bankruptcy filing came on the eve of Avenatti’s scheduled testimony on Eagan Avenatti’s finances, and three weeks after Jason Frank, a former lawyer at the firm, filed court papers accusing Avenatti of hiding millions of dollars from the court.

 *Majority of Likely Voters Agree with Trump: ‘We Have People in Congress that Hate Our Country’:

A majority of Americans agree with President Donald Trumpthat some members of Congress “hate our country,” a new Rasmussen Reports survey of likely voters shows.

Speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference(CPAC) last Saturday, March 2, Trump said: “We have people in Congress, right now, we have people in Congress that hate our country.” “And, you know that, and we can name every one of them, they want. They hate our country. Sad. Very sad. When I see some of the statements they made. Very, very sad.”

In its national survey of 1,000 likely voters, conducted March 5-6, Rasmussen asked: “Do you agree or disagree with the following statement – ‘We have people in Congress, right now we have people in Congress, that hate our country’?” While slightly more than half of likely voters agreed with the statement, only about a third disagreed that some members of Congress hate America: Agree: 51% Disagree: 34% Undecided: 14%

 *Whole Foods Adopts $15 Minimum Wage, Then Starts Slashing Workers’ Hours ‘Significantly’:

The dream of the $15 minimum wage was finally realized among Amazon employees after the company caved to mounting pressure and implemented it company-wide on Nov. 1. But according to a new report, the improved wages aren’t working out as many employees had hoped at Amazon’s Whole Foods grocery store chain. The Guardian reported Wednesday that employees at Whole Foods, which Amazon purchased back in 2017, have experienced a dramatic drop in schedule shifts since the raised wages were introduced.

Along with the new $15 minimum wage for the entry-level positions, some higher-level Whole Foods employees have also enjoyed a $1 to $2 increase in hourly wages, the outlet notes. It all sounds good — until employees’ schedules are taken into account. Since the wage increase in November, Whole Foods employees say they’ve experienced “widespread cuts that have reduced schedule shifts across many stores, often negating wage gains for employees,” The Guardian reports. The employees, speaking on condition of anonymity “for fear of retaliation,” revealed to the outlet that they’ve seen an average of about a 30% reduction in hours per week for part-timers and about a 10% reduction for full-timers.

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Marina Edwards, Producer and Director, Explains Who the “Heroes” Are in Today’s Society

Marina Edwards (co-writer, executive producer, director) and Jon Edwards (co-writer, executive producer) recently opened up their new Indiegogo campaign for “My Love in the Sky,” a short film about a war veteran challenged by returning from Iraq to civilian life. The film is slated to be filmed in Los Angeles from February to March of 2019. Now, Marina Edwards opens up about her motivations for making the film, and who the “heroes” are in today’s society.

“During the Second World War, the world was split into two parts – enemies and protectors. It was clear who is who. That’s why warriors who came back were hailed as heroes,” explains Edwards, “but it’s not so simple in today’s world. Coming back from conflict zones, returning veterans continuously lack the support they need. Each day in America, 22 war veterans end their lives by suicide. After experiencing war, simply coming home is the most challenging part of their lives. They feel lost.”

The story for Edwards’ newest film follows Jake, an Army veteran of 20 years who, while on a humanitarian mission in Iraq, suffers the ultimate defeat in the loss of his copilot & best friend along with his helicopter. In doing so, he shatters his vertebrae and is sentenced to a wheelchair.

The production budget for the short film is $30,000, and the budget will pay for things including equipment, transportation costs, festival fees, and cast and crew expenses. Although the creative team has grown up in Los Angeles and forged many relationships within the industry, they still need a budget to make this film as professional as possible. Their hope, after funding this short film, is to possibly turn it into a feature. They also want to hire veterans for the crew as well, to help spread the message of acceptance and respect they’ve been speaking of.

“It’s great to see that there are many non–profit organizations who help and support war veterans; that there are many commercial companies and caring individuals who donate their time, money and resources for veterans,” concludes Edwards, “I wish that we can bring more awareness to this subject and our social media, and the film industry would bring its power to put our warriors on the pedestal they deserve. Veterans must know that they are not alone, they are not forgotten, and we deeply appreciate what they’ve done for us.”

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Actor Zack Norman along with 12 members of the White House staff, 3 Nobel Prize winners, over 100 Academy Award winners, 6 U.S. Senators, and over 300 Grammy Award winners.

*EXAMINER–COMMENTARY by Thomas L. Friedman:
In case you haven’t noticed, long-established political parties across the democratic world are blowing up, with Britain’s Labour Party just the latest to fracture. Could America’s parties be next? Could we have our first four-party election in 2020 — with candidates from the Donald Trump far right, the old G.O.P. center right, the Joe Biden center left and the Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez far left all squaring off, as the deepening divides within our two big parties simply can’t be papered over any longer? It’s not impossible.

Indeed, two phrases recently in the news that touch on core principles of the Democratic and Republican Parties are like fuses that could ignite much larger explosions in the coming year. Those phrases are: “unwilling to work” and “national emergency.” On Feb. 7, Ocasio-Cortez’s congressional office sent out an F.A.Q. explainer of the Green New Deal that she’s proposing. The initiative aims “to mobilize every aspect of American society … to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions and create economic prosperity for all.”

*EXAMINER–COMMENTARY by David Brooks:
Ideas drive history. But not just any ideas, magnetic ideas. Ideas so charismatic that people devote their lives to them. In his 1999 book, “The Real American Dream,” Andrew Delbanco described the different ideas that, at different stages, drove American history. The first stage in our history was driven by a belief in God. The Pilgrims came because God called them to do so. God’s plans for humanity were to be completed on this continent.

The second phase, through the 19th century, was organized around Nation. The pioneers were settling the West. It was the age of American exceptionalism. America was to be a universal nation, a home and model for all humankind, the last best hope of earth. The third phase, from 1960 to today, was organized around Self. Each individual should throw off constraints. The best life was the life of maximum self-expression, self-actualization and maximum personal freedom, economic as well as lifestyle.

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