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  • FIRED ACROSS THE BOW: An abuse of the privilege

    By James Edward Sved on February 22, 2016

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    OP ED WASHINGTON, DC (Herald de Paris) —  This is shameful.  The White House – THE WHITE HOUSE – granted press corps privileges to a freelancer, recently.  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 […]

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  • The Revolutionizing of America in 2016

    By Anna Wilding on February 18, 2016

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    OP ED WASHINGTON, DC (Herald de Paris) —  A new NBC Poll today shows that Senator Ted Cruz is now leading the ranks in the GOP field.  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 […]

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  • FIRED ACROSS THE BOW: Alarmingly low numbers.

    By James Edward Sved on December 14, 2015

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    OP ED WASHINGTON, DC (Herald de Paris) —  “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 […]

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  • Reporting from the Front.

    By James Edward Sved on November 19, 2015

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    WASHINGTON, DC (Herald de Paris) — “I don’t know how many times we’ve been asked if we’re at war with ISIL, and I don’t know how many times we’ve 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 ISIL’s 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. We’re at war with ISIL, just as we’re at war with al Qaeda and its affiliates.”
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    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.

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  • Michelle Obama Wants Girls to Learn Safely Worldwide

    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 girls’ education requires not just investment, but challenging cultural beliefs and practices. Right now, 62 million girls worldwide are not in school. They’re receiving no formal education at all—no reading, no writing, no math—none of the basic skills they need to […]

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  • Chase Utley was out

    By James Edward Sved on October 11, 2015

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    LOS ANGELES (Herald de Paris) — Last night’s loss by the New York , in NLDS game 2 with the Dodgers in Los Angeles was tainted by a blown interpretation on the Major League Baseball Rule Book by MLB umpires.
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    In the 7th inning, with the Dodgers rallying, Howie Kendrick hit a ground ball to Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy. Murphy flipped the ball to Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada, who was in the process of turning a double play when the runner moving from first base to second, Chase Utley, slid not towards the base, but instead directly at the spinning Tejada.
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    Chase Utley broke Ruben Tejada’s leg. Almost more shockingly, however, Utley was also ruled safe.
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    This was a gross violation of MLB rules.
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  • Trump or Obama, Arctic Melt , Days on Capitol Hill

    By Herald de Paris Contributor's Bureau on October 1, 2015

    WASHINGTON, DC (Herald de Paris) —  Barack Obama is the President of the United States, not Donald Trump. I am intrigued somewhat as to why, when it is announced that Russian President Vladimir Putin attacked Syria, that instead of Obama on the CNN front page yesterday, September 30, we had instead a large picture of Donald […]

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  • EDWARD T. CALLAGHAN, ILLUSTRIOUS ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT PUBLICIST, DIES AT 66

    By Herald de Paris Contributor's Bureau on April 29, 2015

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    NEW YORK — Noted arts and entertainment publicist, Edward T. Callaghan, of Manhattan and Southampton, died at home of complications from cancer on April 25th, it was confirmed today by his brother, John Callaghan. He was 66 years old. Ed Callaghan, as he was generally known to press, clients and colleagues, had been a virtual […]

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  • Herald de Paris HACKED, but will not be deterred.

    By James Edward Sved on January 12, 2015

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    NEW YORK (Herald de Paris) – On January 7th, 2015, while a horrific act was playing out in full bloom at another newspaper in Paris, the Herald de Paris was hacked. More to the point, our database was stolen – wiped clean from our servers.
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    We have nothing to do with Charlie Hebdo or their content.
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    Nevertheless, since these attacks occurred on the same day, we can not ignore the coincidence.
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    The Herald de Paris is published in the United States, and we strive to fairly and evenly cover the global perspective. Naturally, because of our name, we maintain a French viewpoint, and are proud to do so.
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    We have worked diligently to restore the Herald de Paris; to restore our entire database; and to restore the full breadth of our news coverage on our website at http://heralddeparis.com .
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    We believe strongly in the First Amendment of the US Constitution, specifically where it refers to freedom of the press. We will not be deterred, and we will not stop reporting on world events.
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    Our sincere condolences to our journalism colleagues in France, and to their families.

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  • Punit Soni leaves Moto. Where might this lead Google in mobile?

    By James Edward Sved on September 18, 2014

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    In a move that shocked the mobile phone industry, but not really, Punit Soni, Motorola Vice President of Product Management, stepped down, today, making the announcement on his Google+ page. “Today I am announcing my departure from Motorola after a couple of amazing years in the best job I have ever had,” Said Soni, who went on to praise his co-workers, his team, and finally his customers, “And finally, thanks to you, the users who embraced our work and personally supported me. Most of our software was the result of the direct dialogue we had with each other. Thanks for your patience and support.”
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    In his closing, Soni added, “The rest of my career will be about recapturing that. Thank you Motorola.”
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    Indeed, under Soni’s guidance, Mortorola Mobility, the company’s mobile phone division, produces the Moto X, the Moto G, and the ultra-affordable Moto E. Building phones more on the strength of the user experience afforded the technology in the form of software, instead of the raw specifications of hardware, Soni put Motorola back on the map in the few short years that the company was owned by Google.

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