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Published: 11/17/10

Another Royal Wedding: Bah! Humbug!

By  Delia Lloyd - Politics Daily
Another Royal Wedding: Bah! Humbug!

LONDON -- As news of Prince William's engagement to Kate Middleton spreads like wildfire around the globe, reactions seem to fall into one of two camps. On the one hand, there are the people like British Prime Minister David Cameron, the entire British press corps and -- well, come to think of it, just about everybody else on the planet -- who are over the moon with elation. And then there are the few, the proud . . . the only ones who really wish the whole thing would just go away. In case you haven't guessed, I'm in the second camp. I went so far as to launch a new hashtag on Twitter last...

Published: 08/25/10

Five Things Psychotherapists Shouldn't Do

By  Delia Lloyd - Politics Daily
Five Things Psychotherapists Shouldn't Do

Daphne Merkin's recent essay in The New York Times Magazine about her lifelong search for the perfect psycho-therapist has generated quite a bit of buzz. When I first read Merkin's piece, I was fairly sure that it would serve as another great example of the age-old aphorism "there are two types of people in the world...". On the one hand, I knew that some people would be turned off by this five-page, detailed meditation on Merkin's ongoing relationship to psychotherapy, using it as confirmation that psychotherapy really is just an extended exercise in (pointless) narcissism. On the other...

Published: 06/15/10

Alleged Al Gore-Laurie David Affair Never Happened, Says David

By  Luisita Lopez Torregrosa - Politics Daily
Alleged Al Gore-Laurie David Affair Never Happened, Says David

Laurie David, the environmentalist-activist, denied on Tuesday a tabloid report that she and Al Gore have been having a two-year affair. David, the ex-wife of the comedian Larry David, told The Huffington Post that the story in the Star was not true. Other media outlets reported that Gore's friends had also denied the report. The report in The Star, not one of America's leading newspapers of record but one that occasionally uncovers the snake under rock, comes shortly after Al and Tipper Gore announced that they are separating after 40 years of marriage. Laurie David, 52, was a co-producer...

Published: 05/3/10

Politics Daily Celebrates First Birthday at the National Press Club

By  Politics Daily Staff - Politics Daily
Politics Daily Celebrates First Birthday at the National Press Club

Politics Daily just turned one year old! Melinda Henneberger, PD's editor in chief, treats early arrivals to a retelling of our online paper's "creation myth," and kicks off the evening's "civilogue." Religion reporter David Gibson, just back from Rome, speaks about the crisis facing the Catholic Church. Carl Cannon, PD's deputy editor, introduces the debate between PD columnists Peter Wehner and David Corn (moderated by military writer David Wood) on our prospects in Afghanistan. ...

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French Comedy 'Potiche' Mixes Laughs With Social Message

By  Eleanor Clift

For women, and men too, weary of nuance and...

3/14/11 at 8:27 AM

Can the Girl Scouts Help Balance Georgia's Budget?

By  Joanne Bamberger

If Georgia lawmakers get their way,...

3/13/11 at 1:30 PM

Mom Has Cancer. Her Son Reacts.

By  Donna Trussell

My friend Julie Levine had everything I...

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