Oprah Leads Trump in New Poll — But It’s Not All Good News for Winfrey Fans

KTLA — A new poll shows Oprah Winfrey with a double-digit lead over President Donald Trump in a would-be 2020 general election race, with 50% support to his 39%. About one-in-ten voters are undecided. But it's not all good news for Oprah fans. The NPR/NewsHour/Marist survey found that 54% of voters said they did not want to see her enter the presidential fray. Only 35% favored a bid. That number is a bit higher among Democrats, at 47%, but hardly suggests a gimme of a primary race.

Vermont Legislature Approves Noncommercial Marijuana Legalization Bill

Alternet — Adults could possess and grow small amounts of pot, but there would be no pot shops—for now. The Vermont Senate Wednesday took a final vote on a bill that would legalize the possession and cultivation of small amounts of marijuana, but not taxed and regulated sales. Gov. Phil Scott has said he will sign the bill into law.If and when he does, Vermont will become the first state to have legalized marijuana through the legislative process. Eight states and the District of Columbia have already...

Golden Globes: The winners list

fox8.com — LOS ANGELES-- The 75th Golden Globe Awards were held Sunday. Winners are indicated by an asterisk and the word WINNER. Movies Best Motion Picture - Drama "Call Me by Your Name" "Dunkirk" "The Post" "The Shape of Water" "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" *WINNER Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy

Democracy dies in dimness

Power Line — There's fake news and there's non-news. Between the two, they account for way too much of what the mainstream media reports. Here's an example of non-news. The Washington Post tells us that 'Tom Hanks would vote no to attending a screening of ‘The Post’ at the White House.' 'The Post' is Hollywood's homage to the Washington Post for publishing the Pentagon Papers decades ago. Tinseltown hoped, through this vehicle, to

How the '60s Counterculture Changed the Washington Post

Alternet — Spielberg's latest film tinkers with the truth in service of celebrating journalism. When I heard Ben Bradlee himself tell the story at the heart of Steven Spielberg’s new movie, The Post, he shook his head in disgust. In retirement, the former editor would occasionally hold forth in the Washington Post newsroom where I worked, retailing his favorite anecdotes—of which the Pentagon Papers was clearly not a favorite.