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Posted: Fri, 08/12/2016 - 16:53 | Political Insider

When Donald Trump's incendiary pronouncements spark a firestorm of criticism, it takes him a day or two to comprehend what he's done and quickly blames everyone else for misinterpreting his often violent rhetoric.  His defense:  Just kidding.

Posted: Thu, 08/11/2016 - 11:42 | Well Versed

As the Israeli percussion group Tararam performed at Battery Park, the energy was so high that they seemed to draw the passing ferries, tugboats, sailing boats and even cruise ships a little closer, off course.

Posted: Thu, 08/11/2016 - 10:15 | The New Normal

Editor's Note: This blog originally appeared on newsworks.

It's been over a decade since my son George, 13, was diagnosed with autism, which means that it's been that long that I've been a member of a certain tribe: that of special needs parents.

Through the ups and downs of the challenges that my husband and I have faced coming to understand how best to meet our son's needs, I've met, shared with, laughed and cried with so many resilient, insightful, spiritual, funny parents who are doing what I'm doing—extreme parenting with no road map, taking life not one day, but one hour and sometimes one minute at a time.

Despite the intensity of the experience, many, though certainly not all, of us live with a sense of purpose and even a sense of peace.

Posted: Wed, 08/10/2016 - 07:40 | The New Normal

Until yesterday, I only felt sadness and despair about about the massacre of people with disability in Japan on July 26th. Then I realized there was something I could do. You, too. Actually, you're likely already doing it.

The attacker stabbed 19 people to death as they slept at the Tsuki Yamayuri-en facility in Japan and wounded 26 others. The suspect, a 26-year-old former staffer, had planned the killings, Reuters noted. In fact, he'd stated that he was going to do the deed in two letters given to the speaker of the lower house of parliament in February.

Posted: Mon, 08/08/2016 - 09:59 | Political Insider

Donald Trump just got a big endorsement  but it may upset his pal Vladimir Putin, who hates fascists.

Rocky Suhayda, chairman of the American Nazi Party (ANP), said the New York billionaire is hugely popular among his followers.

Posted: Fri, 08/05/2016 - 15:50 | Political Insider

UPDATE -- After his disturbing flirtation with Donald Trump and no doubt after reading the kind of reaction posted by readers below, Joe Lieberman has decided to endorse Hillary Clinton.  

Former Sen. Joe Lieberman of Connecticut, the first Jew to appear on a national presidential ticket, told Fox News he's thinking of supporting Republican Donald Trump.