By jes. on January 11, 2017
WASHINGTON, DC (Herald de Paris) — Sorry to burst the bubble of a lot of wild-eyed media publishers hell-bent on sensationalism (And CNN), but there is no, “Transition of power,” in this country. There is no, “Rise to power,” in this country. If you think there is, you are wrong. You have been hoodwinked. The American government is a government BY THE PEOPLE. These politicians work for us, not the other way around.
I, for one, am sick of all this apathy – I have seen it in local government, and I have seen it in federal government – the power resides with the people. As long as we demand that the officials we elected uphold our Constitution, no power is transferred. The DNC and the GOP want us all to think they control our government. Why? Because they don’t want you to remember that WE control our government. Not them.
By jes. on November 22, 2016
WASHINGTON, DC (Herald de Paris) — “The world is dangerously distracted,” PR Guru Michael Levine once told me, “People are masturbating digitally, and acting with vapid inanity.” That was in 2009. It may as well have been last week, and Levine may as well have been talking about 2016 and the recent presidential election. “Thereâs no filter,” Levine added back then, “Any jackass in pajamas can go out there and say whatever they want.” And there it is – Michael Levine predicted our National conundrum – President-Elect Donald Trump, an arrogant, insecure, digital bully who Tweets anything and everything that comes into his mind.
Who fights with a Broadway musical? Who hosts Saturday Night Live and then takes offense at … Saturday Night Live? Anyone who has watched the show, let alone anyone hosted it, knows that if there is an elephant in the room, Lorne Michaels will exploit it. Mr. Trump, you are currently the elephant. Get used to it. And you have your hands full if you are going to start sparring verbally with Alec Baldwin, a man known for making 9 year olds cry.
How did we get here? How did we get to this completely insane place? Frankly, I blame the US Congress.
By Anna Wilding on October 15, 2016
John Wegorzewski, born in Toronto on 25 July, 1950, passed away in New York City on 11th September 2016. He passed away peacefully, with the blessings of close friends and family. Mr. Wegorzewski was one half of the talented New York and Southampton Publicity firm, Alchmia Pubic Relations and Marketing. Johnâs co-founder and partner, noted […]
By Anna Wilding on August 26, 2016
WASHINGTON, DC (Herald de Paris) — Â President Obama announced his plans today to expand the PapahÄnaumokuÄkea Marine National Monument off the coast of Hawaii. This would make the Marine Reserve the largest in the world. Many years ago, after an injury and a need to get to New Zealand to recover, I took a cruise […]
By Herald de Paris Contributor's Bureau on April 2, 2016
OP ED: Decades of efforts to avoid stigmatizing Muslims and to understand and address âroot causesâ of Islamist terrorism have yielded horrific dividends in Europe. Belgiumâs 2003 Terrorist Offenses Act criminalizes terrorism and participation in terrorist groups, but gets out its way to exclude Muslim âorganization whose real purpose is solely of a political, trade union or philanthropic, philosophical or religious nature, or which solely pursues any other legitimate aim, cannot, as such, be considered a terrorist group.â
By jes. on February 22, 2016
OP ED WASHINGTON, DC (Herald de Paris) — Â This is shameful. Â The White House – THE WHITE HOUSE – granted press corps privileges to a freelancer, recently. Â Instead of making the most of the opportunity to cover some of the most important news in all the world, the freelancer chose instead to write a snarky […]
By Anna Wilding on February 18, 2016
OP ED WASHINGTON, DC (Herald de Paris) — Â A new NBC Poll today shows that Senator Ted Cruz is now leading the ranks in the GOP field. Â Cruz has nudged just ahead of entertainer and businessman Donald Trump. The net result of the new poll figures shows Governor Jeb Bush at the bottom of the […]
By jes. on December 14, 2015
OP ED WASHINGTON, DC (Herald de Paris) — Â “But a bit of good news,” White House Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Press Secretary Eric Schultz told me in a closed door meeting today, “Public confidence in the US media is up … to 14% … from 13%.” How is this good news? It […]
By jes. on November 19, 2015
WASHINGTON, DC (Herald de Paris) — “I donât know how many times weâve been asked if weâre at war with ISIL, and I donât know how many times weâve said, yes, we are at war with ISIL. We have been engaged in a war with ISIL for some time now,” Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications and Speech writing, Benjamin J. Rhodes said today. “The fact of the matter is, the United States was engaged in a war with ISILâs predecessor, al Qaeda in Iraq. So, yes, we do believe we are at war. We are at war with a terrorist network, a lethal terrorist network. Weâre at war with ISIL, just as weâre at war with al Qaeda and its affiliates.”
These words resonated over and over when I first heard them this morning, and they caught my attention again when I read the transcript of today’s briefing. The United States and its allies are very much at war. What makes this war different from others is that there is no front – or more to the point – the front in this war on terrorism might be, has been, and very well could be wherever you are, be it Paris, or Washington, DC, or London, or New York, or Moscow. This front could be in Iowa, or in the Bahamas. This war is not taking place only in some far off land like Syria or Iraq, it is right on your doorstep.
By Herald de Paris Contributor's Bureau on November 2, 2015
OP ED First Lady Michelle Obama: Let Girls Learn Addressing the global crisis in girlsâ education requires not just investment, but challenging cultural beliefs and practices. Right now, 62 million girls worldwide are not in school. Theyâre receiving no formal education at allâno reading, no writing, no mathânone of the basic skills they need to […]