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November 08, 2011, 10:11am

By PAUL KRUGMAN – New York Times.

For decades the story of technology has been dominated, in the popular mind and to a large extent in reality, by computing and the things you can do with it. Moore’s Law — in which the price of computing power falls roughly 50 percent every 18 months — has powered an ever-expanding range of applications, from faxes to Facebook.

Our mastery of the material world, on the other hand, has advanced much more … Read more »

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November 08, 2011, 10:11am

By Robert Reich, Robert Reich’s Blog

The biggest question in America these days is how to revive the economy.

The biggest question among activists now occupying Wall Street and dozens of other cities is how to strike back against the nation’s almost unprecedented concentration of income, wealth, and political power in the top 1 percent.

The two questions are related. With so much income and wealth concentrated at the top, the vast middle class no longer has the purchasing power … Read more »

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November 08, 2011, 10:11am

By PAUL KRUGMAN – New York Times

Inequality is back in the news, largely thanks to Occupy Wall Street, but with an assist from the Congressional Budget Office. And you know what that means: It’s time to roll out the obfuscators!

Anyone who has tracked this issue over time knows what I mean. Whenever growing income disparities threaten to come into focus, a reliable set of defenders tries to bring back the blur. Think tanks put out reports claiming that … Read more »

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November 07, 2011, 10:11am

By Robert Reich, Robert Reich’s Blog

Wall Street is still out of control, and why Obama should call for Glass-Steagall and a breakup of big banks.

Next week President Obama travels to Wall Street where he’ll demand – in light of the Street’s continuing antics since the bailout, as well as its role in watering-down the Volcker rule – that the Glass-Steagall Act be resurrected and big banks be broken up.

I’m kidding. But it would be a smart move … Read more »

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November 01, 2011, 10:11am

When Voting Against Job Creation Just Isn’t Enough.

As we’ve been documenting, Republicans keep voting against millions of American jobs. But it doesn’t stop there! The bills they’ve managed to get enacted — namely spending cuts through taking the entire government hostage and threatening to shut it down — have actually killed 370,000 jobs according to a new report from Scott Lilly, a longtime Capitol Hill staffer and Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress.

Here’s the rundown, via … Read more »

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November 01, 2011, 10:11am

By PAUL KRUGMAN – New York Times.

A few years back Representative Barney Frank coined an apt phrase for many of his colleagues: weaponized Keynesians, defined as those who believe “that the government does not create jobs when it funds the building of bridges or important research or retrains workers, but when it builds airplanes that are never going to be used in combat, that is of course economic salvation.”

Right now the weaponized Keynesians are out in full force … Read more »

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August 24, 2011, 11:08am

By Eliot Spitzer, Slate Magazine

Some people on Wall Street, and at the Wall Street Journal, speak as if the financial crisis never happened.

The art of the “big lie” is to repeat something often enough, and with a powerful enough megaphone, such that your distortions are not challenged. So it is with the Wall Street Journal’s obsession with attacking and misrepresenting the multiple cases that I brought against both AIG and its former chairman and CEO, Hank Greenberg.

At … Read more »

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August 08, 2011, 10:08am

By Michael Moore, Open Mike Blog


Portrait, Michael Moore, 04/03/09. (photo: Ann-Christine Poujoulat/Getty)

From time to time, someone under 30 will ask me, “When did this all begin, America’s downward slide?” They say they’ve heard of a time when working people could raise a family and send the kids to college on just one parent’s income (and that college in states like California and New York was almost free). That anyone who wanted a decent paying job could get one. … Read more »

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August 05, 2011, 10:08am

By JOE NOCERA – New York Times.

You know what they say: Never negotiate with terrorists. It only encourages them.

These last few months, much of the country has watched in horror as the Tea Party Republicans have waged jihad on the American people. Their intransigent demands for deep spending cuts, coupled with their almost gleeful willingness to destroy one of America’s most invaluable assets, its full faith and credit, were incredibly irresponsible. But they didn’t care. Their goal, they … Read more »

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August 03, 2011, 11:08am

(Updated 3 August)

Did you know Barbra is on Twitter?

Not only can you follow her career updates – but Barbra is also using Twitter to share her political thoughts. Be sure to check in frequently for updates from Barbra over the coming months.

Here are some of Barbra’s recent tweets:

Why does the media never ask the GOP why they insist on hurting working people and helping only Wall St. and the rich?

The GOP will destroy this country Read more »

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August 07, 2014, 1:08am

Barbra has officially joined Instagram! Follow her at instagram.com/barbrastreisand!

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December 02, 2013, 12:12pm

Barbra’s critically acclaimed Back To Brooklyn concert is available on CD/DVD!Get your copy now at Amazon.

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November 18, 2013, 11:11am

Want a tiny sneak preview of Barbra’s Back To Brooklyn concert special? Watch this highlights clip, and don’t forget you can pre-order your copy before the official November 25th release at http://smarturl.it/backtobrooklyn

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October 21, 2013, 2:10am

The “Greatest Star” Returns Home in Barbra Streisand: Back to Brooklyn on Great Performances Friday, November 29, 2013 at 9 p.m. as Part of the PBS Arts Fall Festival.

The legendary singer is joined by Chris Botti, Il Volo, and son Jason Gould for two hours of hits, including nine songs she has never performed on a concert stage.

“I love people from Brooklyn. Because they’re real. Down to earth. They tell it like it is.” So Barbra Streisand informs … Read more »

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September 16, 2013, 12:09pm

BY DANIELLE BERRIN – JewishJournal.com

On the Monday evening before Kol Nidre, the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s Museum of Tolerance invited two dozen Hollywood VIPs to preview their new Anne Frank exhibit prior to its October public opening. The guest list, created by Dreamworks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg and vice chairman of NBCUniversal Ron Meyer, included both Barbra Streisand and Tom Cruise. Cruise was the first to arrive, solo, dressed elegantly in a suit and red tie. During cocktail hour, he … Read more »

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August 14, 2013, 3:08am

By Noga Gur Arieh

Have you ever seen a real, live legend? I have. This Saturday, I went to see Barbra Streisand live in concert. Earlier in the week, she landed in Israel to participate in President Shimon Peres’s birthday celebration. But unlike many of the other famous guests, Streisand spent the week in the Holy Land, toured the country and gave us a once in a lifetime opportunity to see her performing live.

She does not perform very often. … Read more »

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June 24, 2013, 2:06am

June 16: Barbra Arrives In Israel

On Sunday afternoon, Barbra arrived in Israel, in preparation for her first ever live concerts in the country.

Barbra will perform two shows at the Bloomfield Stadium on June 20th/22nd. Barbra will also receive an honorary doctorate from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem on Monday.

June 16: Barbra visits the Kotel (Western Wall)

Shortly after arriving in Israel, Barbra visited the Kotel (Western Wall).

The two photos from the Kotel were taken at … Read more »

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June 24, 2013, 2:06am



Alexi Rosenfeld, AJR Photography.
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April 29, 2013, 10:04am

I was very saddened to hear of Allison Waldman’s passing Monday. She had been struggling bravely for many years to beat cancer.

I knew Allison over the years as a very good writer and a kind and loyal fan of mine who created and wrote “The Barbra Files” magazine and “The Barbra Streisand Scrapbook”… she was always wonderful to me. She was dedicated to the accuracy of the news she conveyed, and she shaped her stories with great style.

I … Read more »

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April 29, 2013, 4:04am

Following her dazzling North American tour of 2012, BARBRA STREISAND LIVE! will visit Europe this summer for five exclusive engagements with additional dates and venues to be announced soon.

Appearing for the first time ever in Israel, Cologne, Amsterdam and returning to London for the first time in over six years, Barbra Streisand Live promises to be a magical evening of timeless hits, combining her elegant voice, with self-deprecating humor and charming banter. An additional date has also just been Read more »

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