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Summer Distractions: ‘Outlander’ Finale, John Wells (Again), to ‘Any Given Wednesday’

Barkin is especially excited to see how audiences react to a female TV character—a manipulative ballbuster—who’s really breaking bad. [Vanity Fair]

IF YOU’RE in need of a review, this isn’t that.

A cultural voyeur for […]

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When He Walks Back In

WHO HASN’T tried to rekindle a dying love affair?

It’s easier to do in the summer.

When Below the Beltway, my new novel, begins, Alex Gantry is struggling to walk away from a man who no […]

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Gretchen Carlson Sues Ailes, Doocy, for Sexual Harassment

Former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson is suing the network’s CEO and chairman Roger Ailes, alleging a pervasive practice of sexual harassment. Now Ailes is vigorously denying her accusations and Fox’s parent company is […]

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Comey on Emails: No Charges, Clinton and Staff “Extremely Careless” Handling Classified Info

Mr. Comey said “no reasonable prosecutor” would bring a case against Mrs. Clinton for her handling of classified information on her private server. But he said Mrs. Clinton and her staff were “extremely careless” […]

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Trump’s Anti-Semitism Or Kim Kardashian’s Waist?

IT’S HARD to decide which is least important.

Allegations that Donald Trump’s campaign purposely tweeted out an anti-Semitic graphic.

Or the hurtful accusations that Kim Kardashian’s waste was photoshopped.

Mic news broke the Trump Star of […]

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What Was A.G. Lynch Thinking? *Updated*

On Monday, Lynch had just arrived in Phoenix for a community policing event when Bill Clinton, who was on his way out of the airport, found out the two were in the same place […]

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Writing Racy Novels

THE FIRST romance fiction I remember reading was written by Jackie Collins.

It’s not that Alex Gantry, the heroine of my racy novel Below the Beltway, lives in a world anything like Collins’s Lucky […]

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Trump Versus Clinton, Sanders Speaks Out

TRUMP VERSUS CLINTON as June ends tells a complicated story.

Character traits are one thing, battleground reality is another.

From CNN, Clinton leads Trump by

51% to 37% in Florida
45% to 41% in Iowa
50% to 33% […]

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Politicizing Tragedy, Gowdy Finds Nothing New Against Clinton

“President Obama has said his worst mistake was ‘failing to plan for the day after … intervening in Libya.’ As a result of this ‘lead from behind’ foreign policy, the Libyan people were forced […]

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