October 22, 2017, 4:09pm

By Barbra Streisand – The Huffington Post.

What happened to make Donald Trump so reflexively cruel?

Henry Kissinger once pondered a question about President Richard Nixon, “Can you imagine what this man would have been like if somebody had loved him?” This brings up the debate about the role of nature and nurture in the development of one’s personality and makes one wonder about Donald Trump. Why is he so insecure that he has to lie at every occasion about

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September 13, 2017, 7:09pm

By Barbra Streisand for The Huffington Post.

Demand that your government faces the facts.

These latest hurricanes really hit home for me, because I started my last tour in Houston and ended in three cities in Florida – the last being Miami.

But the question is – what is causing so many violent storms?

Fossil fuels like coal, oil and natural gas create heat–trapping emissions in the atmosphere, warming the planet. The oceans are warming as well – and the … Read more »

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September 05, 2017, 2:12pm

Entertainment Community Comes Together to Help Those Affected by Hurricane Harvey with HAND IN HAND: A Benefit for Hurricane Harvey Relief Telethon

PARTICIPANTS INCLUDE: GEORGE CLOONEY, JAMIE FOXX, ROB LOWE, MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY, DENNIS QUAID, JULIA ROBERTS, KELLY ROWLAND, ADAM SANDLER, RYAN SEACREST, BEYONCÉ, BLAKE SHELTON, MICHAEL STRAHAN, GEORGE STRAIT, BARBRA STREISAND, RITA WILSON, OPRAH WINFREY AND REESE WITHERSPOON WITH MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED

The Telethon Will Air Live on ABC, CBS, CMT, FOX and NBC

Los Angeles, CA (September 5, … Read more »

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July 07, 2017, 6:00pm

By Barbra Streisand – The Huffington Post.

For all his ranting about fake news and fake media…

There’s a narcissistic fraud in the White House. An angry, hollow, vindictive man is running the country. What bottomless emotional need does he have for acclaim? It is hard to know where his rampant narcissism ends and serious mental problems ensue. He lies prodigiously and for no reason except he obviously has an unclear vision of what the truth is.

Is his narcissism

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May 24, 2017, 6:22pm

by Jay Landers

The Arrivals

On the evening of May 6, 2017, Brooklyn’s Barclays Center was filled to capacity and humming. Tickets for Barbra’s highly-anticipated concert sold out weeks in advance, yet by 8:10 p.m., two sixth-row seats remained conspicuously empty.

If you had floor seats or binoculars, it was a good night for stargazing.  Donna Karan, Barry Diller, John McEnroe and his wife, singer Patty Smyth, Ted Danson, Mary Steenburgen, Josh Brolin with his wife, Kathryn, Jim Brolin, Sigourney … Read more »

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April 24, 2017, 2:26pm

To All of Barbra’s Fans,

Today we are celebrating a very special birthday for our beloved Barbra. As if being the best-selling female recording artist in history wasn’t enough, Barbra has also been passionately fighting for so many important causes throughout her life: women’s health and women’s equality, civil rights and voting rights, educational opportunity and the preservation of the planet. In 2014, Barbra co-founded the Women’s Heart Alliance (WHA) and together they are leading the movement to promote women’s … Read more »

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March 22, 2017, 9:52am
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March 09, 2017, 9:24pm

By Barbra Streisand – The Huffington Post.

It’s kindness and empathy that will make America greater, Mr. Trump.

I’ve said this before, but I’m saying this again. Trump is a walking, talking illustration of what psychologists call “the disowned self,” a person who refuses to recognize his own flaws and instead projects them onto others. He accused Hillary Clinton of being a liar and said she was “Putin’s puppet,” when that glove seems to fit him. Before he was president, … Read more »

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March 02, 2017, 1:00pm

By Barbra Streisand – The Huffington Post.

Whenever the doorbell rang, the legendary Dorothy Parker reportedly said, “What fresh hell is this?” I feel the same way every day under President Trump. His speech to Congress on his 40th day as president was no different.

It was striking to see how this president has spent his first 40 days in office versus those of President Obama. Nancy Pelosi sums it up:

One week and one day from [Obama’s] swearing

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February 06, 2017, 6:55pm

The Music… The Mem’ries… The Magic… The Encore! Two new concerts added at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, NY on May 4th and Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY on May 6th! Amex Pre-sale now open at ticketmaster.com. All tickets on sale Friday, February 10 at 10am. See you there!… Read more »

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February 16, 2007, 1:00am

I would like to strongly recommend these two books by John Nichols:

The Genius of Impeachment: The Founders’ Cure for Royalism
Dick: The Man Who is President (Dick Cheney)

They both address important issues regarding holding our leaders accountable for their actions. … Read more »

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November 16, 2006, 1:00am

The Iraq war has cost more in American lives and resources than the Bush Administration originally advertised. I recently read that we have now spent upwards of $340 billion dollars on this failed war, with much of the money going into the hands of private companies that were handpicked by this administration to rebuild Iraq with no bid contracts. Before the war, White House economic adviser Lawrence Lindsay estimated the cost of the war to be $100 to $200 billion … Read more »

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November 10, 2006, 1:00am

Thank you all for raising your voices by coming out to vote. My faith in the American public has been restored. Harry Truman once said to the people “I wonder how many times you have to be hit on the head before you find out who’s hitting you.” Well, on November 7, 2006, the people finally found out. Our great country showed that it has the power to correct itself through the election process. Our votes changed the unequal and … Read more »

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October 31, 2006, 2:00am

Bush has created chaos in Iraq and in our own country. The same person who called Kerry a flip-flopper committed the biggest flip-flop when he said he didn’t believe in nation building and then went on to invade Iraq. Where are the conservative principles he pledged to uphold. Bush is not a conservative. He’s just inept. He’s lost control of the federal budget through his wild deficit spending, allowed Iran and North Korea to expand their nuclear technology, placed inexperienced … Read more »

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October 23, 2006, 1:00am

Here they go againafrustrated by plummeting approval ratings and the relentless scandals, the Republicans have a new ad coming out, just in time for next month’s election, that is determined to provoke fear and panic in American voters. As Herman Goering was quoted at the Nuremberg trials, “avoice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce … Read more »

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October 18, 2006, 1:00am

Below is a link to a great article from The NY Times titled “Beyond Fossil Fuels” by Robert B. Semple Jr. The piece acknowledges that while stopping global warming is an overwhelming and daunting task, everyone has the power to make a difference by making simple, conscious decisions in their every day lives. The Streisand Foundation supports the non-profit group Earth Day Network, and they have compiled a list of a few easy ways you can conserve energy and help … Read more »

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October 13, 2006, 1:00am

As I have been traveling through the country on my musical tour, I have been thinking about the upcoming election, which is less than a month away. So far, I have been in Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York and currently I am in Washington DC, the epicenter of political activity in our country. It has been a while since I communicated through a statement on my website, since I have been busy preparing for the tour. But I have been following … Read more »

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April 14, 2006, 1:00am

I am so sick of talk show hosts who say things like “everyone thought that there were WMDs in Iraq at the time of the invasion.” That is just not true! And I am frustrated at Democrats for not refuting this claim more forcefully. On April 13, 2006, a moderator on CNN said that no one could have known there were no WMDs in Iraq before going to war. But we did know. There were people in high ranking positions … Read more »

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April 03, 2006, 1:00am

Two years before 9/11, Presidential candidate George W. Bush was already privately talking about invading Iraq. Mickey Herskowitz, a long-time Bush family friend who worked with the candidate as a ghostwriter on his memoir, claimed Bush was obsessed with the notion and was simply just looking for justification to do so. Less than a year into his presidency, the warmongering Bush Administration was given the perfect rationale for waging a war: combating terrorism.

Immediately following the 9/11 attacks, Bush saw … Read more »

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April 03, 2006, 1:00am

I was very impressed with General Tony Zinni’s (Ret.) interview on “Meet the Press” April 2, 2006. He spoke so clearly and compellingly about the poor judgments that were made by the Bush Administration before sending the country into war with Iraq. I have posted the transcript of his interview with Tim Russert below and encourage those that visit my site to read his book “The Battle for Peace.”

General Zinni, welcome to MEET THE PRESS.

GEN. ZINNI: Thank you, … Read more »

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October 22, 2017, 4:15pm
Excerpt from NY Times: 
“For years, the Environmental Protection Agency struggled to prevent an ingredient once used in stain-resistant carpets and nostick pans from contaminating drinking water. The chemical has been linked to kidney cancer, birth defects, immune system disorders and other serious health problems.
So scientists and administrators in the EPA’s Office of Water were alarmed when a top Trump administration appointee insisted upon the rewriting of a rule to make it harder to track the health consequences of
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October 22, 2017, 4:07pm

By Lawrence H. Summers – The Washington Post.

I recently asserted that Kevin Hassett deserved a failing grade for his “analysis” projecting that the Trump administration proposal to reduce the corporate tax rate from 35 to 20 percent would raise the wages of an average American family between $4,000 to $9,000. I chose harsh language because Hassett had, for what seemed like political reasons, impugned the integrity of people like Len Burman and Gene Steuerle who have devoted their lives … Read more »

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October 22, 2017, 4:05pm

By John Wagner – The Washington Post.

Muslim American Khizr Khan, whose son Humayun was killed while serving in the U.S. Army, offered Republican candidate Donald Trump his copy of the Constitution during a speech at the Democratic convention. (The Washington Post)

Khizr Khan, the Gold Star father who lambasted Donald Trump at last year’s Democratic National Convention, on Sunday criticized the now-president’s chief of staff for his handling of the controversy over Trump’s military condolence calls.

Khan said John … Read more »

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October 22, 2017, 4:04pm

Thomas Farr will get a vote in the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.

ARI BERMAN – MotherJones.com

In July 2013, North Carolina enacted one of the country’s most restrictive voting laws. The measure required certain forms of government-issued photo ID to cast a ballot, cut the early voting period, and eliminated same-day voter registration, out-of-precinct voting, and pre-registration for high school students. The North Carolina NAACP called it a “monster” voter suppression law, filing a lawsuit against it for … Read more »

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October 22, 2017, 4:03pm

By Karen Tumulty, Mark Berman and Jenna Johnson – The Washington Post.

Almost a year after New Yorker Jessica Leeds and other women stepped forward with harrowing accounts of being sexually assaulted by a powerful man, another scandal with similar elements exploded.

Only this time, the punishment was swift and devastating.

“It is hard to reconcile that Harvey Weinstein could be brought down with this, and [President] Trump just continues to be the Teflon Don,” said Leeds, who claims Read more »

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October 19, 2017, 6:56pm

As the current administration continues to restrict access and services, and abortion clinics close across rural America, urban areas have a crucial role to play.

BY EILLIE ANZILOTTI – FastCompany.com

Ten years ago, during the George W. Bush presidency, the National Institute for Reproductive Health, fearing a clampdown on access to women’s health services, launched the Urban Initiative for Reproductive Health to support local policies and advocacy efforts working to counterbalance the Bush administration’s stance. It’s since funneled millions

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October 19, 2017, 6:54pm

Thomas Farr will get a vote in the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.

By Abi Berman – MotherJones.com

In July 2013, North Carolina enacted one of the country’s most restrictive voting laws. The measure required certain forms of government-issued photo ID to cast a ballot, cut the early voting period, and eliminated same-day voter registration, out-of-precinct voting, and pre-registration for high school students. The North Carolina NAACP called it a “monster” voter suppression law, filing a lawsuit against it … Read more »

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October 19, 2017, 6:52pm

By  – The New York Times.

Well, it took almost a year, but we now have the “Trump Doctrine.” It’s very simple. And, as you’d expect, it fits neatly into a tweet. On nearly every major issue, President Trump’s position is: “Obama built it. I broke it. You fix it.”

And that cuts right to the core of what is the most frightening thing about the Trump presidency. It’s not the president’s juvenile tweeting or all the

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October 18, 2017, 1:21pm

The newly formed Legal Network for Gender Equity was created to combat the White House’s “all-out assault on women’s rights.”

By Emily Peck – HuffPost.

The White House just got a formidable new opponent in the fight over women’s rights.

On Wednesday morning, the nonprofit National Women’s Law Center announced its new Legal Network for Gender Equity ― staffed by 73 lawyers ― meant to aggressively defend women and girls from sex discrimination in the workplace, in schools and in

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October 09, 2017, 3:32pm

BY

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/10/08/opinion/editorials/republican-etiquette-guide.html… Read more »

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December 02, 2014, 7:37am

That’s what the GOP senator who’ll be taking control of the environment committee told me several years ago.

By David Corn – MotherJones.com

The recent news on the front page of the New York Times was stark. As thousands of diplomats were gathering in Lima, Peru, to work on an agreement to limit greenhouse gas emissions, scientists and climate policy experts were warning

that it now may be impossible to prevent the temperature of the planet’s atmosphere from rising by … Read more »

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June 28, 2012, 3:00am

Larry Kramer does not need me to publicize his beautiful play. It stands on its own. For the last time – I will answer his complaints, which rewrite history.

When I saw the play in 1985 I was very moved and immediately contacted Larry to acquire the rights. After going through several drafts with Larry, I hired another writer to develop a screenplay that was faithful to Larry’s play — but adapting it to make it more cinematic. It was … Read more »

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June 15, 2012, 10:00am

2cents…..

Haahaa…. If my sweet wife and I can ever get out of bed
(somedays it’s noon)… I have long planned to paper our vintage barn’s
outhouse walls, with these excremental egested rag articles that are
void of even a sniff of truth. Of course, she has held me back with
her gift for perfect decor. But I still say my idea is more
authentic,… Haahaa. Right?

Hillary and Bill Clinton have been friends now since I first
met them … Read more »

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May 22, 2012, 2:00am

“The most truthful part of a newspaper is the advertisements”

—Thomas Jefferson… Read more »

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May 02, 2012, 6:00am

Boy, Barbra must sell a lot of papers.  That tabloid keeps re-telling the same lies.… Read more »

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April 18, 2012, 9:00am

I asked my wife if I could borrow her Truth Alert to respond to the latest tabloid nonsense, an outrageous story that I oppose her doing “Gypsy.” These scandal sheet guys only print stuff that is the exact opposite of the truth. I’m already lined up to buy the first ticket for that film. Her youthful beauty will perfectly complement her singing and performance. But the point here is that tabloids only traffic in bad news, bad news that they … Read more »

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April 12, 2012, 6:00am

I was just made aware of a ridiculous story in one of those weekly rags. This is just to say that the story is untrue in every respect, just unmitigated, sloppy, and malicious invention.  The madness of the constant inaccuracy of these publications is evidenced by the fact that in this recent story the main photo they use of “Jason” is not even Jason!Read more »

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May 09, 2011, 3:00am

I’ve endured Larry Kramer’s outbursts in the past, not wishing to dignify them with a response. But at a time when we are all pulling together to achieve such giant steps toward gay equality, it is anguishing to me to have my devotion to this cause so distorted. I think my efforts for the gay community and my immersion in securing its constitutional entitlement and other equitable rights is quite evident and a matter of record.

During the time we … Read more »

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April 06, 2011, 4:00am

I was happy to hear recently that the Loew’s Kings Theater in Brooklyn, New York will be undergoing renovations for a reopening in 2014 . It was one of those beautiful old movie palaces of the past. I was 13 years old when I first started spending many a wonderful afternoon there, partly because it had double features, air conditioning and great ice cream cones.

I’d like to set the record straight on one point. Some articles have said that … Read more »

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February 11, 2010, 8:00am

To clarify the ridiculous assertions relating to Barbra Streisand’s participation in the new “We Are The World,” the recording of which I attended with her, Barbra hit it on her first take, but then asked Patti Austin, who was producing the vocal session, if she could do a few more to see what else she might come up with. Patti thought the first take was perfect, and she thought the fourth one was more perfect. They stopped at “more perfect.” … Read more »

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October 19, 2016, 6:20pm
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September 21, 2016, 6:55pm

The Music…the mem’ries…the magic!

THE INCOMPARABLE BARBRA STREISAND FOLLOWS ACCLAIMED 9-CITY TOUR WITH ADDITIONAL CONCERTS IN HOUSTON, TAMPA, FT. LAUDERDALE AND MIAMI

“Barbra Streisand sounded like diamonds. And porcelain and a freshly drawn bath and consommé.”  The New York Times

“After witnessing her show last night, I can reconfirm that she’s still an extraordinary singer and entertainer the likes of which we may never see again.” NPR

“This one is the stuff of Streisand-holics’ dreams.” Billboard/The Hollywood Reporter

“There were Read more »

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September 09, 2016, 12:20pm

To All of Barbra’s fans,

I believe this is the first note I have ever written to you on any web page… ever!

A writer I’m not… a manager I am, so here goes:

Thank you ALL for making Barbra’s latest album ENCORE: Movie Partners Sing Broadway a #1 album on this week’s Billboard Top 200.

Some are saying this is Barbra’s second #1 album of this decade… but I respectfully disagree.

By my count it’s her seventh #1 album … Read more »

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September 07, 2016, 4:00am

When a project is nothing more than a germ of an idea in search of a blank piece of paper to land on, it’s fraught with possibilities. Only in hindsight can one evaluate whether the results were worth the effort.

When Barbra agreed to embark on her recently concluded “mini-tour” – 9 cities / 10 concerts – her decision was tempered with some ambivalence. That’s actually an understatement. First of all, putting a show together takes a heck of a … Read more »

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September 06, 2016, 1:38pm

When I heard the thrilling news that Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway had gone to #1 in the US, UK and Australia, I thought about the title of Hillary Clinton’s book, It Takes A Village!

I’m extremely happy to share this achievement with my brilliant movie partners: Alec Baldwin, Antonio Banderas, Jamie Foxx, Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman, Seth MacFarlane, Melissa McCarthy, Chris Pine, Daisy Ridley, Patrick Wilson, and my dear friend Anthony Newley.  Also, special thanks to Bradley Cooper and … Read more »

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August 30, 2016, 1:27pm

Purchase ENCORE: Movie Partners Sing Broadway at

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August 30, 2016, 1:23pm

Purchase ENCORE: Movie Partners Sing Broadway at

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August 29, 2016, 1:15pm

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Go behind-the-scenes of Barbra Streisand’s new album ENCORE: Movie Partners Sing Broadway with Logo TV! Watch the channel on Tuesday, August 31 at 7pm ET to see the making of Barbra’s album as she records with international movie stars like Alec Baldwin, Melissa McCarthy, Jamie Foxx and more. You won’t want to miss this hour-long presentation! Click here, for more information on “ENCORE: Behind The Scenes With Barbra Streisand.”… Read more »

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August 26, 2016, 1:16pm

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Did you miss Barbra’s appearance on The Tonight Show? Watch Barbra and Alec Baldwin perform “The Best Thing That Ever Has Happened” from her new album ENCORE: Movie Partners Sing Broadway on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon here!

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August 26, 2016, 11:10am

ENCORE MPSB_album art

Barbra Streisand’s new album, ENCORE: Movie Partners Sing Broadway featuring international movie stars Hugh Jackman, Jamie Foxx, Melissa McCarthy, Alec Baldwin, Antonio Banderas, Seth McFarlane and more is out now! Get her album today everywhere!… Read more »

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