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The Bubble and Beyond

The Bubble and Beyond

By Michael Hudson

Lawyers, Liars, and the Art of Storytelling

Lawyers, Liars, and the Art of Storytelling

Nobody I know is funnier, smarter, or has a wider breadth of references than my friend Jonathan Shapiro. This book is a bit of a miracle: informative, insightful, poetic, and funny. —Paul Reiser, comedian, actor, and bestselling author Using famous real-life court transcripts, television scripts, and story after story, Lawyers, Liars, and the Art of Storytelling shows the reader how to get their message across and the result they want using the time-tested elements and basic structure of great stories. Part how-to manual, part memoir, always entertaining and never lecture, this book provides storytelling lessons gleaned from years of trial practice and television writing, wrapped in—what else?—great stories.
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Boy Scouts of America Ends Ban on Openly Gay Leaders

The new policy still allows church-organized local units to consider sexual orientation when deciding who can volunteer and lead Scout groups.

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What We Know (and Don’t Know) About This Year’s Bilderberg Meeting

What could possibly be sinister about leaders of the world’s most powerful companies and countries meeting in closed sessions on an Austrian mountaintop to discuss global strategy?

Posted on Jun 11, 2015 READ MORE



Americans Need Leaders Who Understand Their Plight Instead of Denying It

Call it Empathy Deficit Disorder. Some Democrats have it, but the disorder seems especially widespread among Republicans.

Posted on Oct 28, 2014 READ MORE



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Movements Without Leaders

Most of the movements of the moment—even highly successful ones—don’t have easily discernible leaders. There are highly capable people who have worked overtime for decades to make these movements succeed, but there aren’t particular people that the public at large identifies as the face of the fight. The world has changed in this way, and for the better.

Posted on Aug 19, 2013 READ MORE


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Israeli Official Sees Attacking Iran Unavoidable

An Israeli official was quoted Friday as saying that “attacking Iran in order to stop its nuclear plans will be unavoidable,” a remark that may further escalate tensions between the two countries as leaders continue to lob rhetorical digs at each other.

Posted on Jun 6, 2008 READ MORE


$20 Million for ‘Good News’ From Iraq

According to the Washington Post: “U.S. military leaders in Baghdad have put out for bid a two-year, $20 million public relations contract that calls for extensive monitoring of U.S. and Middle Eastern media in an effort to promote more positive coverage of news from Iraq.” Your money at work! (Via boingboing)

Posted on Sep 1, 2006 READ MORE


What? You Expected Real Lobbying Reform?

House Republican leaders have stripped a pending bill of language that would require lobbyists to disclose their fundraising activities and contacts with lawmakers.

Posted on Apr 24, 2006 READ MORE


Seven Questions: What’s Next for Iraq?

An Arabic-speaking U.S. reporter in Iraq talks about the possible collapse of the country, and urges American policymakers to make friendly overtures toward Iran.

Posted on Apr 1, 2006 READ MORE


Bush Opposes Jaafari as Iraq’s Next Leader, Say Shiites

The U.S. ambassador has told Shiite officials that the president does not want Ibrahim al-Jaafari to remain in power, mocking the notion that U.S.-sponsored elections were intended to give Iraqis control over their government.

Posted on Mar 29, 2006 READ MORE


86 Evangelical Leaders Join to Fight Global Warming

Finally! Evangelicals in the news for something unrelated to divisive social issues. | story

Posted on Feb 8, 2006 READ MORE


Rice Admits U.S. Underestimated Hamas Threat

Quick, someone bring out the smelling salts! A White House official just admitted a mistake. | story

Posted on Jan 29, 2006 READ MORE


Pakistani religious students chant anti-U.S. slogans during a protest Sunday, Jan. 22, in Karachi, Pakistan
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Sympathy for Al Qaeda Surges in Pakistan

While our missile attack may have killed some top Al Qaeda leaders, it has also led to thousands of protesters chanting, “Long Live Osama bin Laden!” | story
The really scary thing: Look at how young some of the protesters are.

Posted on Jan 23, 2006 READ MORE


High School Teacher Beheaded in Afghanistan

Suspected Taliban insurgents targeting educated community leaders | more

Posted on Jan 4, 2006 READ MORE


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