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 Wouldn't it be great if you could schedule a session to talk politics with Obama? Imagine meeting him over afternoon tea in his office to discuss policy matters and throw around ideas. What if you could influence federal policy?  Well, thanks to Obama's Memorandum on Transparency and Open Government , he is lending an ear. The program has been in effect since May, when Americans were given the chance to brainstorm recommendations for creating an 'open government' between the people and politicians. Read More

Wish You Were Here

BY Web Intern in General

Get ready to have fun across the pond without any of the cost and travel time. From August 20th to September 13th, thirty independent stores in the Lower East Side of New York City will swap places and cultures with the stores in the Newburgh Quarter of London. Then from October 1st to November 1st, Londoners will get to experience a little New York flavor when our stores descend upon them. All the participating boutiques have their own individual style and flavor when it comes to fashion and lifestyle while at the same time representing their neighborhoods. Read More

Dangerous Journalism

BY Web Intern in General

As many of you have probably heard by now, on June 8th Euna Lee and Laura Ling, two American journalists for Current TV, were sentenced to twelve years in a labor camp in North Korea. They have been found guilty of trespassing into the North Korean border, which has not been completely proven to be true. Read More

Let's Work It Out!

BY Brandy in General

The UK's Daily Mail attempted to insinuate (rather snottily, in this blogger's opinion) that kick-ass broad icon Jane Fonda's recent knee replacement was a result of her years of hard-core workouts. Fonda, never one to take lightly to such nonsense, has responded today to the allegations thru her delightful personal blog : 'A recent article in the Daily Mail reports that my knee replacement surgery was the result of years of repetitive pounding from doing my Jane Fonda Workout programs. Read More
French President Nicolas Sarkozy has urged parliament to form a commission to move toward banning the wearing of burkas in France--following the 2004 French ban on the wearing of Islamic headscarves in state-funded schools. In his speech, he said 'We cannot accept to have in our country women who are prisoners behind netting, cut off from all social life, deprived of identity,' and added 'the burka is not a sign of religion, it is a sign of subservience.' It's pretty awesome to hear a male head of state speak up so strongly in favor of the dignity and autonomy of women. Read More