Gaza: More Negotiations

Secretary of State John Kerry is in Egypt trying to broker a cease-fire deal between Israel and the Palestinians. Middle East expert and former national security advisor Elliot Abrams believes it’s important to keep Egypt in the forefront, and to keep using the term cease-fire. “The Egyptian government shares our own view of Hamas as […]

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Mid-East Crisis: A Palestinian Mother’s Perspective

Laila El-Haddad is a Palestinian from Gaza City, currently living in the U.S. with her two young children. She’s a journalist, blogger, activist, and the author of “Gaza Mom” and “Gaza Kitchen” and was profiled last year in Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown program. Invite her to share her story of living in and leaving Gaza […]

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Downed Malaysian Jet: Who’s Responsible and Why?

Former CIA analyst Ray McGovern says the Ukraine crisis owes its roots to a deal America made and broke with the recently deceased Soviet foreign minister. He adds, “Lack of clarity as to who fired the missile is likely to persist for weeks, at least. Meanwhile, the shootdown provides raw meat for those who will […]

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Iraq – Is State Department Hostile to Truth- Telling?

As new horrors unfold in Iraq, top U.S. policymakers continue to ignore or disparage the warnings of dissenters and whistleblowers. Former State Department officials Ann Wright is among those who continue to speak out against ongoing U.S. policies in Iraq. Wright says, “Eleven years ago, I resigned as a U.S. diplomat in opposition to President […]

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In Iraq and Syria: U.S. Backing Both Sides

Raed Jarrar is an Iraqi-born Arab-American architect, blogger and political advocate. He says, “The Obama administration requested hundreds of millions of dollars to support Syrian armed opposition groups, and other hundreds of millions to support the Iraqi government. Mainstream news coverage has overlooked the contradiction that U.S. aid is destined for opposing sides of the […]

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07/24 RTIR E-zine: Summer Savings, Kindergarten Prep, Juice Cleansing

July 24, 2014 01. Jews Criticize Israel 02. Did Israel Back Hamas? 03. Sterling’s Clipper Battle Builds 04. Check Your Peaches! Lysteria Recall 05. Inside Black Mass: The Whitey Bulger Movie 06. The Truth about Today’s Job Market 07. Smart Summer Money Strategies 08. Take a Great American Road Trip 09. Avoid Foreign Travel Blunders […]

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07/22/14 RTIR E-zine: Mid East Crisis, Bad Breath, Human Energy

July 22, 2014 01. Gaza: More Negotiations 02. Mid-East Crisis: A Palestinian Mother’s Perspective 03. Downed Malaysian Jet: Who’s Responsible and Why? 04. Behind the US Border Crisis 05. Apollo 11 – 45 Years and Counting 06. TV Producer on Kids, Science and New Media 07. Backstage Stories from Rock’s Greatest Era 08. Sept. 14th […]

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Why Having an Aging Parent Move In Can Be the Best Decision You’ll Ever Make

Attention Baby Boomers For many people, the idea of having a parent move in with them seems fraught with complications and misery. But Gwen Cheryl Lyn Sarandrea, who holds a master’s degree in clinical counseling/psychology, says the living arrangement can be a win/win for both adult children and their parents as it was for her […]

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What Do Steve Buscemi, Sly Stallone, Lady Gaga and Rachael Ray Have in Common with the Mafia?

Hey. You wanna go to L.A or Miami to see stars’ homes? Fuggedaboutit. Take a tour of Sicily – it’s a fabulous place to visit and the ancestral birthplace of some of our biggest actors, rock stars and celebrities. Including the chairman of the board, Mr. Sinatra. And while you’re there, you should visit the […]

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Are America’s Ethics on Life Support?

Madoff … Weiner … Wall Street Wolves … Stockbroker Jordan Belfort, whose life is portrayed in The Wolf of Wall Street, lived the high life before going to prison for fraud in the 1990s. Bernie Madoff was sentenced to 150 years in jail after stealing $65 billion from investors in what the New York Times […]

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How to Bounce Back from Any Setback

Are you one of the millions who remain unemployed since the Great Recession began in December 2007? Or, are you coping with bad health? Does your business fail to thrive? Perhaps you are unexpectedly single again. Maybe you are trying to cope with some other sort of loss. Although not all of us experience job […]

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07/15 RTIR E-zine: Housing Market, Credit Card Quiz, Summer De-Clutter

July 15, 2014 01. Iraq – Is State Department Hostile to Truth-Telling? 02. Why WWI (Not II) Should Inform US Foreign Policy 03. TSA – Charge Your Device Before Flying! 04. Oscar Pistorius Trial Resumes 05. Housing Market – Beyond the Conflicting Reports 06. How to Flip a HUD House 07. Should a Woman’s Healthcare […]

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