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May 25, 2010, 11:05am

By THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN – New York Times.

The veteran global investor Mohamed El-Erian, who runs Pimco and has lived through many a financial crisis, recently issued a report describing the new, perilous state of today’s global economy. He described it like this: “The world is on a journey to an unstable destination, through unfamiliar territory, on an uneven road and, critically, having already used its spare tire.”

I like that image. America used its spare tire to prevent a … Read more »

May 21, 2010, 11:05am

By Maureen Dowd — The New York Times.

When does a woman go from being single to unmarried?

As my friend Carol Lee, a Politico reporter, observes: “It seems like a cruel distinction and terrifying crossover.”

Single carries a connotation of eligibility and possibility, while unmarried has that dreaded over-the-hill, out-of-luck, you-are-finished, no-chance implication. An aroma of mothballs and perpetual aunt.

Men, generally more favored by nature as they age, can be single at all ages. But often, for women, … Read more »

May 12, 2010, 4:05am

To read this article, please click on the following link:

http://pr.thinkprogress.org/2010/05/pr20100512/index.html… Read more »

March 03, 2010, 10:03am

Click on the following link for today’s “Article Of Interest”

http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/promises/rulings/promise-kept/?page=1… Read more »

March 03, 2010, 10:03am

Click on the following link to read today’s “Article of Interest”.

http://pr.thinkprogress.org/2010/03/pr20100302/index.html… Read more »

January 07, 2010, 3:01am

By THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN — New York Times.

As I listened to Denmark’s minister of economic and business affairs describe how her country used higher energy taxes to stimulate innovation in green power and then recycled the tax revenues back to Danish industry and consumers to make it easier for them to make and buy the new clean technologies, it all sounded so, well, intelligent. It sounded as if the Danes looked at themselves after the 1973 Arab oil embargo, … Read more »

December 14, 2009, 12:12pm

By Natasha Chart — OurFuture.org

Jonathan Hiskes at Grist has written up a Copenhagen 101 primer for anyone who’s just tuning in to the latest round of world climate talks, so I don’t have to. Which is great, because there were three main points I wanted to go over.

First, the imperative: the planet is likely on track to lose life support ability for 5 billion people below current levels and our window to prevent this outcome is closing rapidly. … Read more »

December 14, 2009, 11:12am


As delegates from countries across the globe gather at the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, the world is waiting to see if international leaders will commit to the bold reductions in carbon emissions needed to curb the effects of global warming. One group of individuals who is doing everything it can to prevent progress is the climate change deniers — a coalition of dirty energy-funded groups and their political allies on the far right. The newest ammunition … Read more »

November 23, 2009, 11:11am

From The Progress Report.

On Saturday, one Republican joined 219 Democrats in the House of Representatives to pass sweeping health care reform legislation, a $1 trillion bill that the Congressional Budget Office says would not add to the budget deficit and would expand health insurance to 36 million Americans. However, the bill’s passage has come with considerable compromise. Shortly before the final vote, the House passed an amendment sponsored by Rep. Bart Stupak (D-MI) that sharply restricts the availability of … Read more »

November 16, 2009, 3:11am

By THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN — The New York Times.

Tapajós National Forest, Brazil

No matter how many times you hear them, there are some statistics that just bowl you over. The one that always stuns me is this: Imagine if you took all the cars, trucks, planes, trains and ships in the world and added up their exhaust every year. The amount of carbon dioxide, or CO2, all those cars, trucks, planes, trains and ships collectively emit into the atmosphere … Read more »

August 07, 2014, 1:08am

Barbra has officially joined Instagram! Follow her at instagram.com/barbrastreisand!

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December 02, 2013, 12:12pm

Barbra’s critically acclaimed Back To Brooklyn concert is available on CD/DVD!Get your copy now at Amazon.

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November 18, 2013, 11:11am

Want a tiny sneak preview of Barbra’s Back To Brooklyn concert special? Watch this highlights clip, and don’t forget you can pre-order your copy before the official November 25th release at http://smarturl.it/backtobrooklyn

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October 21, 2013, 2:10am

The “Greatest Star” Returns Home in Barbra Streisand: Back to Brooklyn on Great Performances Friday, November 29, 2013 at 9 p.m. as Part of the PBS Arts Fall Festival.

The legendary singer is joined by Chris Botti, Il Volo, and son Jason Gould for two hours of hits, including nine songs she has never performed on a concert stage.

“I love people from Brooklyn. Because they’re real. Down to earth. They tell it like it is.” So Barbra Streisand informs … Read more »

September 16, 2013, 12:09pm

BY DANIELLE BERRIN – JewishJournal.com

On the Monday evening before Kol Nidre, the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s Museum of Tolerance invited two dozen Hollywood VIPs to preview their new Anne Frank exhibit prior to its October public opening. The guest list, created by Dreamworks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg and vice chairman of NBCUniversal Ron Meyer, included both Barbra Streisand and Tom Cruise. Cruise was the first to arrive, solo, dressed elegantly in a suit and red tie. During cocktail hour, he … Read more »

August 14, 2013, 3:08am

By Noga Gur Arieh

Have you ever seen a real, live legend? I have. This Saturday, I went to see Barbra Streisand live in concert. Earlier in the week, she landed in Israel to participate in President Shimon Peres’s birthday celebration. But unlike many of the other famous guests, Streisand spent the week in the Holy Land, toured the country and gave us a once in a lifetime opportunity to see her performing live.

She does not perform very often. … Read more »

June 24, 2013, 2:06am

June 16: Barbra Arrives In Israel

On Sunday afternoon, Barbra arrived in Israel, in preparation for her first ever live concerts in the country.

Barbra will perform two shows at the Bloomfield Stadium on June 20th/22nd. Barbra will also receive an honorary doctorate from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem on Monday.

June 16: Barbra visits the Kotel (Western Wall)

Shortly after arriving in Israel, Barbra visited the Kotel (Western Wall).

The two photos from the Kotel were taken at … Read more »

June 24, 2013, 2:06am

Alexi Rosenfeld, AJR Photography.
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AJR Photography
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April 29, 2013, 10:04am

I was very saddened to hear of Allison Waldman’s passing Monday. She had been struggling bravely for many years to beat cancer.

I knew Allison over the years as a very good writer and a kind and loyal fan of mine who created and wrote “The Barbra Files” magazine and “The Barbra Streisand Scrapbook”… she was always wonderful to me. She was dedicated to the accuracy of the news she conveyed, and she shaped her stories with great style.

I … Read more »

April 29, 2013, 4:04am

Following her dazzling North American tour of 2012, BARBRA STREISAND LIVE! will visit Europe this summer for five exclusive engagements with additional dates and venues to be announced soon.

Appearing for the first time ever in Israel, Cologne, Amsterdam and returning to London for the first time in over six years, Barbra Streisand Live promises to be a magical evening of timeless hits, combining her elegant voice, with self-deprecating humor and charming banter. An additional date has also just been Read more »