February 28, 2006, 1:00am
The party that holds the majority in both the House and the Senate controls the entire congressional agenda. Everything from what bills are considered, to how long committees debate them, to whether bills get reported out onto the floor, and finally whether a vote gets scheduled, is all determined by the leadership of both the House and the Senate. In the past, there have been instances when members of congress, in their oversight of the President, were courageous enough, regardless … Read more »
February 24, 2006, 1:00am
What more will it take for the Republican leadership to finally show some integrity and hold Bush accountable for his actions? Our congress, who is supposed to serve as the checks and balances of the executive branch of government, has completely lost their voice. The Republican majority was silent during the President’s horrible mismanagement of Hurricane Katrina. They turned their back when the President appointed inexperienced inept buddies to the most important government positions. They looked in the other direction … Read more »
February 08, 2006, 1:00am
Mark Crispin Miller is the author of Fooled Again, a book about the Bush Administration’s assault on democracy. The book has been virtually impossible to promote since it has been met with a near total media blackout. The author has asked that Barbra write a blurb on her web telling people about the book. Marge feels it is ok for Barbra to post something. Suggested blurb:
I encourage those that visit my web site to read the book “Fooled Again” … Read more »
January 03, 2006, 1:00am
Why are we really fighting this war? First it was the search for WMDs. None were found. Then it was hunting for the terrorists and “smoking them out.” We’ve only created a breeding ground for more terrorists. Finally, President Bush insisted the mission in Iraq was worth it in order to bring democracy to the country and unseat Saddam Hussein, a very bad guy, but one who was contained economically, politically and militarily. Remember, he was our ally in the … Read more »
December 19, 2005, 1:00am
On December 14, 2005 Bush gave a speech concerning the situation we are facing in Iraq. Recently, public support for the war has plummeted (the latest CBS news poll shows that 60% of Americans support decreasing our troop levels or bringing our troops home now) and the President has endured record low approval ratings. Finally the country is beginning to vocalize their anger and disapproval for the dishonest leadership of President Bush and his administration. In an effort to salvage … Read more »
November 28, 2005, 1:00am
This is the original letter I wrote to the L.A. Times regarding their firing of Robert Scheer:
Editorial Page Editor
Los Angeles Times
202 W. 1st St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Dear Mr. Martinez,
This letter is to inform you that I am canceling my subscription to the LA Times, and here is the reason why:
The greater Southern California community is one that not only proudly embraces its diversity but demands it. Your publisher’s decision to fire … Read more »
November 14, 2005, 1:00am
Last week Democratic Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid shut down the Senate. Frustrated, angry and seeking answers, Reid threatened to delay legislative action until the Intelligence Committee followed through on its promised investigation of prewar Iraq intelligence failures. Democrats are demanding answers…and now, so are the American people.
But let’s remember… 9/11 and faulty intelligence alone did not lead to the invasion of Iraq. This war was being planned in the minds of some for many years. George Bush’s former … Read more »
October 26, 2005, 1:00am
If there was ever a time in history to impeach a President of the United States, it would be now. In my opinion, it is two years too late. We should have done this before the election to spare the country the misjudgment, the incompetence and the malfeasance of this administration. Let us remember that UN weapons inspectors asked for more time to search Iraq for WMDs. Two months into their search, the Director General of the UN’s International Atomic … Read more »
October 06, 2005, 1:00am
Cronyism, corruption, incompetence, high crimes and misdemeanors with the Bush Administration, the list goes on and on. I can’t help but feel like I am back in 1972, when Richard Nixon was embroiled in a complex web of political scandals. Today, there may be no Watergate Hotel, but as a result of this administration’s overwhelming incompetence and arrogance our deficit has ballooned, we are entangled in an unwinnable war and hundreds of thousands of young men and women have been … Read more »
July 21, 2005, 1:00am
How lucky for George Bush that his well-timed nomination of Judge Roberts to the Supreme Court has taken the heat off of Karl Rove. Let’s hope that the press does not forget about Mr. Rove and the White House’s role in the leak of undercover CIA agent Valerie Plame’s identity. The Fitzgerald investigation and the Rove story are too important to stay off the front page. Not only does it reveal the truly secretive and subversive nature of this administration, … Read more »
March 18, 2018, 11:21am
To clarity misinformation in a story issued by local Los Angeles television station, KABC, the nature of cloning occasionally results in the birth of a litter rather than a single animal. The cloning procedure in this case resulted in a litter of four beautiful puppies, three of which survived. The KABC story was inaccurate in it’s headline which stated that Ms. Streisand had had beloved Coton de Tuléar, Samantha, cloned twice. The fact is that in using the DNA of … Read more »
March 13, 2018, 6:35pm
After putting out an article (on this website) about how fake news gets almost double the tweets than real news, I felt really sad. Why are people so drawn to insults and negativity? Why do fake stories sell more than true ones ? Is it human nature? It was disconcerting to see, in an article about me, how an anecdote about “the boys club” on a set gets turned into a vicious piece of nonsense. I was talking about a … Read more »
March 05, 2018, 5:39pm
When I do an interview, I like to be quoted accurately. I also expect the truth to be told, with facts checked.
This is why I’m reluctant to give interviews without having quote approval. In last week’s Variety article, they mistakenly made it sound like I didn’t want to be in Funny Girl! What??? I fought hard for that part! How could they make that mistake? I loved the character of Fanny Brice (they even misspelled her name Franny).… Read more »
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 »
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 »
June 15, 2012, 10:00am
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 »
May 22, 2012, 2:00am
“The most truthful part of a newspaper is the advertisements”
—Thomas Jefferson… Read more »
May 02, 2012, 6:00am
Boy, Barbra must sell a lot of papers. That tabloid keeps re-telling the same lies.… Read more »
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 »
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 »
May 24, 2017, 6:22pm
by Jay Landers
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 »
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 »
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 »
February 01, 2017, 6:23pm
Thank you New York Times for including Barbra in your article ‘How 10 stars Fared as Actor-Directors’
By Christopher D. Shea – The New York Times.
The movies: “Yentl,” from 1983; “The Prince of Tides,” from 1991; and “The Mirror Has Two Faces,” from 1996.
Very good. All three movies garnered multiple Oscar nominations. Ms. Streisand wasn’t nominated for a directing Oscar for “The Prince of Tides,” which received seven nominations in all, an omission that … Read more »
December 20, 2016, 4:59pm
Eight-time GRAMMY® Award winner to visit the Clive Davis Theater for an intimate conversation benefiting the Museum’s education programs, which in 2016 served a record 29,000 students
LOS ANGELES (Dec. 20, 2016) — The GRAMMY Museum® at L.A. LIVE is pleased to welcome eight-time GRAMMY®-winning artist, and current GRAMMY nominee, Barbra Streisand to the Clive Davis Theater for its first program of 2017 on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017, at 8 p.m. Presented by American Express, A Conversation With Barbra Streisand … Read more »
December 06, 2016, 3:19pm
Congratulations to Barbra and her collaborators on their Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album Grammy nomination for ENCORE: Movie Partners Sing Broadway!
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December 06, 2016, 3:13pm
By Howard Cohen – Miami Herald.
Barbra Streisand gushed more than once that Monday’s concert at downtown Miami’s AmericanAirlines Arena, the closing date of her 13-concert “The Music…The Mem’ries…The Magic! Tour,” was to be her last concert.
She never grandstanded the statement or milked it for melancholy. She said it with what sounded like gratitude — a theme she would return to often during the two-plus-hour, 26-song set. This was the longest show of the tour, which was fitting since … Read more »