article placeholder

Afghan Assaults Signal Evolution of Haqqani Network

Even as the Western officials praised the Afghan security forces’ response and sought to play down the attacks’ strategic impact, they privately agreed with the criticism by President Hamid Karzai on Monday. He said the assaults — involving dozens of attackers who crossed hundreds of miles to strike at seven different secured targets, all around 1:45 p.m.
article placeholder

Alec Baldwin’s Message For Congress

WASHINGTON — Alec Baldwin visited the nation's capital on Monday to press for increased federal funding for the arts after government dollars were cut last year, saying such funding ensures the public affordable access to theater, dance and music. The actor for NBC's "30 Rock" told The Associated Press he was returning to Congress to press for arts funding after the culture wars of the 1990s first drew him into the same debate about 20 years ago. Part of his passion, he said, was protecting freedom of expression through the arts, as well as arts education. Baldwin, 54, said his own industry of TV and film is often like the "potato chip business – it's junk food." For more sophisticated arts, he said he has to go out and find music, theater or dance programs just like anyone else.
article placeholder

XELLE: When We Band Together, We Are Invincible

The recent spotlight on the alarming number of young LGBTQ people who have committed suicide in America reminds us that even today, there exists immense pressure for many young people when coming out and identifying as gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender. While in many states, gay rights are gaining protection and prioritization with passage of inclusive legislation, in other states, legislators are stripping LGBT people of very basic rights.
article placeholder

Alec Baldwin’s Message For Congress

WASHINGTON — Alec Baldwin visited the nation's capital on Monday to press for increased federal funding for the arts after government dollars were cut last year, saying such funding ensures the public affordable access to theater, dance and music. The actor for NBC's "30 Rock" told The Associated Press he was returning to Congress to press for arts funding after the culture wars of the 1990s first drew him into the same debate about 20 years ago. Part of his passion, he said, was protecting freedom of expression through the arts, as well as arts education. Baldwin, 54, said his own industry of TV and film is often like the "potato chip business – it's junk food." For more sophisticated arts, he said he has to go out and find music, theater or dance programs just like anyone else.
article placeholder

Alec Baldwin & Ben Folds Press Congress For More Arts Funding

WASHINGTON — Alec Baldwin visited the nation's capital on Monday to press for increased federal funding for the arts after government dollars were cut last year, saying such funding ensures the public affordable access to theater, dance and music.The actor for NBC's "30 Rock" told The Associated Press he was returning to Congress to press for arts funding after the culture wars of the 1990s first drew him into the same debate about 20 years ago.