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 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.

Barbra Streisand

The movies: “Yentl,” from 1983; “The Prince of Tides,” from 1991; and “The Mirror Has Two Faces,” from 1996.

The verdict: 

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 »

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January 22, 2017, 4:21am

Hello Los Angeles! What a beautiful day…what a great country we already live in!

I’m going to start by quoting H. L. Mencken, the journalist, satirist and social critic, who said in 1920: “On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.”

I’m not sure the minority who voted for Trump are prepared for what is coming next.

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January 18, 2017, 4:36pm

By Barbra Streisand – The Huffington Post.

“This isn’t simply a matter of Republican versus Democratic.”

There have been giants who served as president: George Washington helped found the country; Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves; Teddy Roosevelt established the national parks; Franklin Roosevelt pulled us out of The Great Depression and defeated fascism; Lyndon Johnson established Medicare; Bill Clinton gave the nation a budget surplus; and Barack Obama provided access to health insurance for all Americans.

Now we await Donald

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June 08, 2016, 3:16pm
The Message To Girls.
I feel a tremendous rush of pride because this is a woman who is more than qualified to be president. Isn’t it interesting how a barrier seems insurmountable — until it comes down? I hope girls across the country are thinking, “That could be me.” And like I said after the first woman got a best director Academy Award, it’s about time!… Read more »
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May 18, 2016, 1:48pm

By Barbra Streisand & Ronald O. Perelman.

The National Institutes of Health is the envy of the world — but Congress has the opportunity to make it even better. Sex is a biological variable that matters in numerous diseases, including lung cancer, Alzheimer’s and heart disease. Now is the time for us to go the final mile on equitable representation in medical research.

Women’s bodies are different than men’s, which can result in health differences. Yet for too long, women … Read more »

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April 07, 2016, 6:24pm

By Barbra Streisand – Featured in The Huffington Post.

Our Republic is based on a system of checks and balances. To the chagrin of political parties and to the benefit of all, we escape autocracy through our Constitution and its prescribed democratic process.

So why won’t the Republican Senators do their job as enshrined in the Constitution, and fill the seat on the Supreme Court? Six justices in the 20th Century were confirmed in the last year of a president’s

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March 25, 2016, 11:47pm

By Barbra Streisand.

Why is it that today even a woman as impressive as Hillary Clinton is judged not by her merits and extensive resume alone, but held to a pernicious double standard?

Twenty-two years ago, I had the honor of introducing Hillary Clinton at a Humanitarian Award dinner, given by The Elie Wiesel Foundation. I said of her then and it holds true today, “There is no one in this country who would deny the competence, intellect, stamina, warmth … Read more »

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March 18, 2016, 1:18pm
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March 05, 2016, 4:56am

First, I fell in love with Pat Conroy’s book, The Prince of Tides, and then I fell in love with him. He was generous and kind, humble and loving…such a joy to work with. I was so honored that he entrusted his beautiful book to me.

Pat’s natural language was poetry…he wrote sentences that are like an incantation. He observed every nuance of human behavior and dug deep down to the truth…presenting it in all its glorious and stubborn complexity.… Read more »

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October 03, 2015, 5:00am

By Barbra Streisand.

It is strange to watch the Republican Presidential debates or hear the candidates describe our country. While there is hype in political rhetoric, now there are outright falsehoods being peddled as facts.

To the Republicans, the U.S. is an economic basket case. Nothing could be further from the truth. These are the actual facts.

The U.S. has had the best job growth in the industrialized world and the unemployment rate is down to 5.1 percent — the … Read more »

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August 04, 2015, 7:00am

I was very saddened to hear of Arnold Scaasi’s passing. Arnold was a wonderful designer who knew how to combine fantasy and craftsmanship. He made many fabulous outfits for me over the years and unfortunately, only one of them stole the headlines. I had no idea when I wore it to receive the Academy Award that the outfit would become see-through under the lights! I was embarrassed but it sure was original at the time.

–Barbra.

Photo by Larry Schiller.… Read more »

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July 28, 2015, 4:00am

Dr. Noel Bairey Merz, WHA Scientific Advisor, Letter to the Editor

Why Science Needs Female Mice (editorial, July 19) is a slam-dunk, drawing much-needed attention to the lack of female subjects in disease research.

The lack of gender equity is especially problematic when looking at heart disease, which is the No. 1 killer of women. Only 35 percent of participants in heart-related studies are women, even though heart disease kills more women than men.

Heart disease often looks very different … Read more »

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July 20, 2015, 9:00am

Thank those heavens for the H20. All living plants need rainwater with nitrogen.

July 9th, Parched grass:

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July 27, 2017, 3:30pm

Ever since the November election, when the fate of her family’s health coverage was suddenly up for grabs, Meghan Borland has been consumed by each twitch and turn of the political debate. She has gone to protests, met with her congressman, lost sleep, shed tears.

“My emotions are like a Ping-Pong ball being bounced back and forth between the players, ” said Mrs. Borland, who, with her husband, owns a karate school … Read more »

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July 27, 2017, 3:25pm

 – The New York Times.

Donald Trump’s campaign against his attorney general, Jeff Sessions, in which he is seemingly attempting to insult and humiliate and tweet-shame Sessions into resignation, is an insanely stupid exercise. It is a multitiered tower of political idiocy, a sublime monument to the moronic, a gaudy, gleaming, Ozymandian folly that leaves many of the president’s prior efforts in its shade.

Let us walk through the levels of stupidity one by one. First there is … Read more »

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July 27, 2017, 3:16pm

By Maggie Haberman – The New York Times.

WASHINGTON — When President Trump was a candidate, he pledged his support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people immediately after the mass shooting last summer at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Fla.

“They have been through something that nobody could ever experience,” Mr. Trump said at an event in Manchester, N.H., on June 13, 2016, delivering a hastily drafted speech that was originally intended to be about Hillary Clinton.

“Ask … Read more »

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July 25, 2017, 6:29pm

By Charles M. Blow – The New York Times.

On Friday, a “president” with no political experience brought on a communications director with no communications experience.

Trump tapped Anthony Scaramucci, a Wall Street snake investment huckster, to be the new communications director, a move that caused Press Secretary Sean Spicer, who The New York Times reported “vehemently disagreed with the appointment,” to resign.

So, let me get this straight: Spicer was just fine with regularly walking out to that

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July 23, 2017, 4:23pm

By Susan Chira – The New York Times.

It’s not a pipeline problem. It’s about loneliness, competition and deeply rooted barriers.

A year ago, dressed in suffragette white and addressing a cheering, weeping convention, Hillary Clinton stood for possibility. Now she is a reminder of the limits women continue to confront — in politics and beyond.

More than 40 years after women began pouring into the workplace, only a handful have made it all the way to the top of

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July 12, 2017, 3:15pm

By  – The New York Times.

Here is a good rule of thumb for dealing with Donald Trump: Everyone who gives him the benefit of the doubt eventually regrets it.

This was true of clients and contractors and creditors throughout his business career. It was true of the sycophants and opportunists before whom he dangled cabinet appointments during the campaign and then, oh, never mind. It has been true of his cabinet members and spokesmen, whose attempts to … Read more »

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July 12, 2017, 3:11pm

By Frank Bruni – The New York Times.

Sometimes the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Sometimes the apple is also considerably dimmer than the tree. And sometimes the apple must be thrown under the bus so that the tree and a few of its most crucial limbs don’t tumble to the forest floor, where they’ll be chopped up and used as firewood by Democrats.

Is that the fruity fate of Donald Trump Jr.?

On Tuesday morning, he released … Read more »

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July 12, 2017, 2:43pm

By Frank Rich – NYMag.com

Most weeks, New York Magazine writer-at-large Frank Rich speaks with contributor Alex Carp about the biggest stories in politics and culture. Today: Donald Trump Jr.’s emails, Republican silence, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s last attempts to get a health-care bill passed.

After Donald Trump Jr.’s constantly shifting explanations for his meeting with a Kremlin-connected Russian lawyer, we now know that he, Jared Kushner, and Paul Manafort were eager to receive incriminating information about Hillary Read more »

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July 09, 2017, 5:57pm

President Trump’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., was promised damaging information about Hillary Clinton before agreeing to meet with a Kremlin-connected Russian lawyer during the 2016 campaign, according to three advisers to the White House briefed on the meeting and two others with knowledge of it.

The meeting was also attended by his campaign chairman at the time, Paul J. Manafort, and his son-in-law, Jared Kushner.

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July 09, 2017, 5:55pm

By Frank Bruni – The New York Times.

When something happens once, it’s a curiosity. Twice, it’s a coincidence.

Three times or more, it’s a pattern.

And Donald Trump has established a pattern of offending — or at the very least ignoring — Jews. The most recent example was just last week, when he declined to pay his respects at a Holocaust memorial in Warsaw that other American presidents routinely visited.

What’s going on? The answer, in my view, isn’t

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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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August 15, 2016, 10:35pm

By Wesley Morris – The New York Times.

I know what you’re thinking. So let’s just get it out of the way: Like buttah. Like satin. Like whatever that perfume is that Elizabeth Taylor hawked. Oh, right: White Diamonds. Barbra Streisand sounded like diamonds. And porcelain and a freshly drawn bath and consommé.

The voice is 74. So maybe the carats are fewer, but so what? It remains The Voice. Thursday night at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, it never asked

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August 13, 2016, 11:47am

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August 13, 2016, 11:16am

Dorothy was right. There’s no place like home.

It may be only 3.2 miles from Barclay’s Center on Atlantic Ave. to Barbra’s childhood apartment on Newkirk Ave. in Flatbush, but in the space-time continuum, that distance is both near and far.

Near, in the sense that to coin an old phrase, “You can take the girl out of Brooklyn, but you can’t take Brooklyn out of the girl.” In all the ways that still really count, Barbra is honest, funny, … Read more »

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August 11, 2016, 1:48pm

“Wheels up” is an aviation expression that always tickles my ear. It has an imperative faux-military quality – not unlike something Tom Cruise might have said in Top Gun. In touring parlance, it means “time of departure” – and this afternoon as we boarded the private Gulfstream that takes Team Barbra from city-to-city on her mini tour, “wheels up” was scheduled for 2:30pm. As the engines revved with the intensity of a NASA rocket, Barbra closed her eyes and … Read more »

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August 07, 2016, 11:54am

(Talk about a front row seat! I wrote this first paragraph standing on-stage at the T-Mobile arena in Las Vegas).

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Me taking notes before the show! Photo Cred: Jay Richard Jay-Alexander

6pm: the band just finished their sound check. A few minutes ago, Barbra asked to listen to the background vocal parts on “Evergreen”. Once satisfied, she’s asked to hear a new ending to “Papa, Can You Hear Me?”. She wants to extract every last drop of emotional impact from … Read more »

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August 05, 2016, 4:34pm

At the risk of sounding like a broken record or a wannabe Sidney Falco, Barbra’s SRO performance last night at the SAP Center in San Jose (known throughout the Bay Area as “The Shark Tank”) was another master class in the art of communication. Her vocals were by turns powerful and nuanced, and her between-song dialogue was conversational —reflective, honest, and as expected, seasoned with a dash of take-no prisoners, humorous but on-point political observation.

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Tour program cover

 

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August 05, 2016, 11:50am

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August 03, 2016, 12:14pm

The opening night of Barbra’s mini-tour is now one for the record books. By every measure it was a triumph!

Barbra arrived at The Los Angeles Staples Center at 5pm and spent an hour working through some arrangement ideas she’d been thinking about since the previous evening’s “Friends and family” dress rehearsal concert. In-between conferring with musical director Randy Waldman, she reviewed some staging notes with her co-director Richard Jay-Alexander. Most of the people we affectionally call “Team Barbra” have … Read more »

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August 02, 2016, 2:06am

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July 29, 2016, 12:06pm

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