I first met Joan Molinsky (that was her real name) when I was 17 years old. We were both in an Off-Off Broadway show called “Driftwood.”
She was a real character, and I am so upset by her passing. She was too young and still had much to do. - Barbra Streisand.
One of the most breathtaking tracks on the album is her virtual duet with Elvis Presley to his 1956 ballad “Love Me Tender.” -- Lindsay Lowe, Parade Magazine
What a terrible loss for us all. First Robin who was a genius and now Lauren. It was my privilege to have known her, to have acted with her, and to have directed her. And, most of all, to have had her as a wise and loving friend. She was an original. Even with all those great films we can visit again and again, she will be missed. - Barbra.
By Barbra Streisand.
Obama vs. Romney: A Clear Choice
In this election, the people of America have to make a choice between two candidates with very different values, visions and solutions to the most pressing problems facing our country. The question voters need to ask themselves when they walk into the voting booth on November 6th is: “Will the country be better off returning to the policies of George W. Bush’s Administration?”Read more »
"The new laws requiring US citizens to produce photo IDs at the poll are designed to deprive elderly and minority citizens of the precious right to cast their vote. These regressive laws are themselves the most dangerous voter fraud threatening American democracy." Barbra Streisand
I would like to direct you to two key non-partisan organizations which may be able to help you protect your own right to vote or who can direct you in how you can help protect the endangered rights of others. There is a great need for concerned activist assistance.Read more »
Observation of the Day:
“In the 23 years that Democrats have occupied the White House since John F. Kennedy took office, in January 1961, non-government jobs have increased by nearly 42 million, compared with 24 million jobs created during 28 years under Republican presidents.”
Republicans don't want to spend money to strengthen the economy, but we have to. The people need it , children need it, our infrastructure needs it, and the economy needs it . FDR spent money to pull our country out of the Great Depression. It will work again and it’s the only way to get people back to work.
Please read the below excerpt from Robert Reich’s article, “A Question of Timing,” which speaks to this point:Read more »
By Barbra Streisand.
After nine long years, over eight billion taxpayer dollars spent, nearly 4,500 US soldiers killed, over 32,000 seriously wounded, and more than 100,000 Iraqi civilians dead, we now can assert that our government invaded Iraq based on a big lie. Why does this all matter now? Because the man who fabricated Iraq’s WMD program recently taped a two-part interview airing this week on BBC 2 to confirm what most Americans, outside the opinion elite, only heard rumours about but never knew for sure: that the public was sold a lie as the reason for invading Iraq.Read more »
One of the most memorable Occupy Wall Street refrains:
"I refuse to believe that corporations are people until Texas executes one."
Click here to view the video:
The U.S. economy has been unsustainable since the era of Ronald Reagan, who won power by promising to cut taxes while raising defense spending—a recipe that ensured he’d have to borrow billions. By the time Reagan left office, the U.S. had gone from being the world’s biggest creditor to the world’s biggest debtor and it’s only gotten worse since then. Yet greedy Americans refuse to accept that they must both curb their spending and raise taxes.
[Dominic Sandbrook, London Daily Mail.]
Women have broken through some of the hardest glass ceilings. We’ve had women explore the depths of outer space, a woman run for President of the United States, and we’ve had a woman serving as Speaker of the House, a position that is just two heartbeats away from the Presidency. Many consider politics as one of the last bastions of the boys club and thankfully—although slowly—women are finally making real inroads. Read more »
by Barbra Streisand.
It’s not news…many people in our country are suffering. Uncertainty over our economy continues with high unemployment, which in turn has triggered many more home foreclosures. The lack of jobs has left a lot of people understandably angry, fearful and cynical about what they will face in the days ahead.Read more »
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers enacted one of the nation's most stringent abortion waiting periods Wednesday, overriding a veto of legislation that will require women to wait 72 hours after consulting with a doctor before ending a pregnancy.
The vote by Missouri's Republican-led Legislature overrules the veto of Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon, who had denounced the measure as "extreme and disrespectful" toward women because it contains no exception for cases of rape or incest.
About half of the states, including Missouri, already have abortion waiting periods of 24 hours.Read more »
By HENRY J. AARON, DAVID M. CUTLER and PETER ORSZAG
SO far, opponents of the Affordable Care Act have lost every major battle to repeal or invalidate it. Some of them are now urging the courts to interpret the health reform law in a way that would guarantee its failure. This is a significant threat — potentially as grave as the previous main legal challenge to the law, which the Supreme Court rejected, 5 to 4, in 2012. If the new effort succeeds, it would create total chaos.Read more »
By Sahil Kapur, Talking Points Memo
Democratic-led constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United and subsequent rulings loosening restrictions on money in politics moved forward in the Senate on Monday evening.
The procedural vote was 79 in favor, 18 against.Read more »
In April, a federal judge in Wisconsin invalidated that state’s voter-identification law, finding that it would disenfranchise hundreds of thousands of eligible voters in a phony attempt to prevent a problem — in-person voter fraud — that does not exist.
Last week, the spotlight turned to the federal court in Corpus Christi, where the Justice Department and several advocacy groups are fighting Texas’ absurdly strict voter-ID law. Passed in 2011 by the Republican-dominated Legislature, the law accepts as proof of identity a concealed-weapon permit but not a student ID card.Read more »
Michael Kimmel and Gloria Steinem on Consensual Sex on Campus
By MICHAEL KIMMEL and GLORIA STEINEM
SUPPOSE someone you know slightly arrives at your home, baggage and all, and just barges in and stays overnight. When you protest, the response is, “Well, you didn’t say no.”
Or imagine that a man breaks into your home while you sleep off a night of drunken revelry, and robs you blind. Did your drinking imply consent?Read more »
By Kevin McCoy and Rick Jervis, USA Today
Halliburton (HAL) has reached a $1.1 billion agreement aimed at settling most claims filed against the company related to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico, the oil-field services giant said Tuesday.
The settlement comes just over a year after Houston-based Halliburton admitted destroying evidence and agreed to plead guilty to a criminal charge for its role in the oil spill disaster that occurred at an offshore well of British energy giant BP (BP).Read more »
By SETH BORENSTEIN 08/26/2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — Global warming is here, human-caused and probably already dangerous — and it's increasingly likely that the heating trend could be irreversible, a draft of a new international science report says.Read more »
The New York Times:
Medicare: Not Such a Budget-Buster Anymore
Estimates of future medical spending keep falling. The changes are projected to save taxpayers hundreds of billions of dollars.
By JUSTIN GILLISAUG.
Runaway growth in the emission of greenhouse gases is swamping all political efforts to deal with the problem, raising the risk of “severe, pervasive and irreversible impacts” over the coming decades, according to a draft of a major new United Nations report.Read more »
AMERICANS appear to be undergoing a significant psychological shift in our relation to global warming. I call this shift a climate “swerve,” borrowing the term used recently by the Harvard humanities professor Stephen Greenblatt to describe a major historical change in consciousness that is neither predictable nor orderly.Read more »
It seems we have yet another example of irresponsible journalism. A falsehood masquerading as fact has somehow made its way into a reputable newspaper. An unsourced and fictitious claim from over 10 years ago has been printed as fact in a recent UK daiRead more »
The New York Post Page Six column, as usual, intentionally and maliciously lied by omission! Their story today (April 7) starts off: "Barbra Streisand has finally gotten around to reading" the latest unauthorized biography on her, when in facRead more »
A software tycoon has prominently featured Barbra Streisand's name on his website along with photos of her home and has been sued by the artist who is seeking the same anonymity he provided to thousands of othRead more »
Answer: They DON'T!
It seems from a flurry of fabricated stories about Barbra Streisand in the conservative New York Post that this publication feels that freedom of the press only applies to those who own the presses. This concerns the latestRead more »
FLAGRANT USE OF FABRICATED QUOTES AND DISTORTION OF STREISAND'S COMMENTS Read more »
A conservative Republican candidate desperately tying to unseat respected Democratic Congresswoman Ca
Introducing her performance of Irving Berlin's "God Bless America" at the Democratic National Gala, Barbra Streisand read material which she identified as having been written by William ShakespeaRead more »
Several of Barbra's <a href="http://smarturl.it/barbralive?iqid=site.vip">recently announced European tour dates</a> also have VIP packages and premium seat options available. Click below to learn more!
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Academy Award® and Golden Globe® Winner Barbra Streisand, in her First Starring Movie Role FUNNY GIRL.
Oscar® Nominees Omar Sharif, Kay Medford, Anne Francis and Walter Pidgeon Round out the Romantic Musical Drama.
Celebrating its 45th Anniversary by Debuting on Blu-ray™ April 30th Exclusively on Amazon
Nominated for Eight Academy Awards®, Including Best Picture, and Featuring Timeless Tunes, such as “My Man,” “People,” and “Don’t Rain on My Parade”
Bonus Features Include Two Vintage Featurettes.Read more »
The Donna Karan New York gown worn by Barbra Streisand in her performance at the 85th Annual Academy awards was designed by Ms. Karan, specifically for the artist. Entitled 'City Lights' the black asymmetrical, bias-cut dress is a waterfall of chiffon layers encrusted with matte gold sequins and beads. A long sleeve capelet adds the final layer of chiffon, its back dramatically falling to the floor.Read more »
BARBRA STREISAND AND SETH ROGEN STAR IN THE HILARIOUS AND HEARTFELT COMEDY.
“Smart, charming, thoughtful and funny.” —Mary Pols, TimeRead more »
Beverly Hills, CA — Two-time Academy Award® winner Barbra Streisand, who has sung on the Oscars only once before, will perform on the upcoming Oscar® telecast on February 24th. Streisand last sang the love theme from “A Star Is Born” on the March 28, 1977 show, winning the Best Original Song Oscar for “Evergreen” that same night.Read more »
Newly Remastered Edition Of Music Icon Barbra Streisand’s Groundbreaking Classical Crossover Album From 1976
Includes Two Previously Unreleased Bonus Tracks Taken From The Original Recording Sessions.
AWARD WILL BE PRESENTED APRIL 22Read more »
Due to ongoing coverage relating to the tragedy in Newtown, CT - there has been a further schedule change to the airing of Barbra's interview with Piers Morgan. Barring any breaking news, the interview will air on the following dates:
Sunday 23 December.
Tuesday 25 December.
Thursday 27 December.
BarbraStreisand.com will be updated should a further schedule change be necessary.
Thank you all for your patience.
Due to the senseless and tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut this morning, Barbra's interview with Piers Morgan will NOT be airing this evening as originally planned. We will alert you for when the interview is rescheduled to air.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and their families during this painful time.
Coming up Friday night at 9, Piers Morgan sits down for a face to face discussion with one of the most-decorated and respected women in the history of Hollywood and the arts, Barbra Streisand, joining "Piers Morgan Tonight" for an hour-long primetime interview.
Beginning today, Paramount Pictures initiates a four-day primetime exposure on the ABC television network for its upcoming feature release "The Guilt Trip" starring Barbra Streisand and Seth Rogen.
Special clips featuring the two stars will be inserted in the scheduled programming. The spots will culminate with a 60 second sneak preview of the film.