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Jennifer Lopez Gives Constance Wu A Pole-Dance Lesson In ‘Hustlers’ Clip

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Hearing Jennifer Lopez talk the lingo as she teaches Constance Wu to pole-dance is half the fun of a new clip from “Hustlers.” (See the clip below.)

Lopez, who plays the ringleader Ramona in the stripper-caper film, makes the moves appear effortless ― and the terms, too.

Watch her demonstrate a “carousel,” “peter pan,” “martini” and other maneuvers for Wu’s reluctant Destiny, who doesn’t believe she has the power to take the stage.

“You have muscles to do this,” Ramona says. “Every girl has muscles to do this.”

Despite her dancing background, Lopez told Entertainment Weekly: “I can say without hesitation that learning to pole-dance was one of the most challenging things I’ve ever done.” 

“Hustlers” follows former strippers who scam their Wall Street clients in a modern “Robin Hood”-style tale inspired by a true story. Cardi B, Lizzo, Lili Reinhart and Keke Palmer also star. It opens Sept. 13.

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Celebrities call for gun control after Texas shooting: ‘We have a crisis here’

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Celebrities are taking to social media to call for gun control in the wake of a random shooting rampage in West Texas Saturday that left 7 dead and a further 22 injured.

The deceased victims ranged from 15 to 57. The gunman—who was identified in a press release Sunday—used an “AR-type weapon” in the rampage that had multiple crime scenes.

CELEBRITIES REACT TO DAYTON, EL PASO DEADLY SHOOTINGS: ‘JUST LOVE ONE ANOTHER’

Outspoken celebrities took to Twitter over the weekend to comment on the shooting spree and, in some cases, call for leaders to change gun laws in an effort to reduce or prevent more mass shootings.

KISS band member Paul Stanley asked his followers on what to do about shootings like this.

“We don’t have more ‘crazy ‘ or ‘mentally unstable ‘ people in the US. What we DO have are commonplace mass shootings with automatic and semi-automatic high powered firearms. THAT cannot be disputed. Tell me what we and our government must do. Prayers and sympathy are not enough,” he wrote. “I DON’T KNOW THE ANSWER but am asking for everyone’s thoughts. Anyone who thinks I should ‘stay in my lane’ should leave now. This is MY house. If you DO have opinions why shouldn’t I? In this case I will leave up some of those dopey comments for your enjoyment. Not again.”

“Happy Friday, everyone. And to Republicans, how about no white supremacists with guns after Labor Day?” comedian Chelsea Handler wrote.

“GUN OWNERS ❤️ THE NRA
IT’S SHOCKING HOW MUCH THEY WILL PAY
TO BUY WAYNE LAPIERRE HIS SUITS
AND MAKE-UP FOR HIS WIFE, TO BOOT
SUITS AND ROUGE AIN’T MAGIC WANDS:
THESE TWO ARE A PAIR OF CONS!” wrote Bette Midler in all caps.

“Another week…another gun massacre… Another week…another gun massacre… Another week…another gun massacre… Another week…another gun massacre… Another week…another gun massacre… Another week…another gun massacre… Another week…another gun massacre…” wrote “Frozen” star Josh Gad.

“Star Trek” star George Takei called out Sen. Mitch McConnell by name writing: “When will the Senate act on gun control? How many more mass shootings will we see before we come to our senses? Mitch McConnell, the nation is watching and waiting for you to somehow find your soul.”

CELEBRITIES REACT TO ROBERT MUELLER TESTIMONY: ‘OBSTRUCTION ALL DAY LONG’

“Over the last 24hrs people have asked why I haven’t posted anything, ‘don’t u have anything 2 say about the mass shooting in Odessa, TX?’ No, I don’t. I said what I had to say in 2002. Sadly, that film could be shown today without having 2 change a single scene. We know what 2 do,” wrote filmmaker Michael Moore referencing his 2002 film “Bowling for Columbine.”

“I love you, TX. 💔 I can’t believe we all are being forced to live in a constant state of fear. 2nd mass shooting in my home state in a month? Makes me sick to my stomach. When will we live in a world where human lives mean more than money?” wrote singer Kacey Musgraves.

“A 17 month old baby was shot today with a gun. A 17 month old baby girl. Let that sink in,” wrote Alyssa Milano, referencing one of the injured victims in the horrific incident.

“God gave you the right to guns?   Really?  He told you that? God loves guns?  Our country is drowning in blood and guns.  You just want to make it easier for any lunatic to get one during this moment of horror?  Shame on you. We need sane gun laws,” filmmaker Judd Apatow wrote in response to Rep. Matt Schaefer’s tweet about gun control.

“When are the benchwarmers in Washington going to do something about the river of blood produced by gun violence? Change tHe laws or change the ones who make the laws,” author Stephen King chimed in.

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“We HAVE A CRISIS HERE,” concluded Mia Farrow.

Fox News’ Melissa Leon contributed to this report.

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Thomas Markle Begs Meghan Markle, Prince Harry For Photo Of Grandson

Thomas Markle took his daughter, Meghan Markle, and son-in-law, Prince Harry, to task in a new interview slamming the couple for being “hypocritical” with their private plane use and for not sending him a picture of his grandson. 

“You can’t portray yourself as being charitable and bringing people together and then ghost your own father and your entire family,” the former Hollywood lighting director told The Daily Mail in an interview published over the weekend. “Their treatment of me has left a lot to be desired.”

“I’ve still never met my son-in-law,” Markle said during an interview held at his home in Rosarito, Mexico. “Why couldn’t Prince Harry have got on a plane and flown to see me to ask for her hand? He obviously has no problem getting on private jets.”

Members of the press and public recently criticized the Duke and Duchess of Sussex for reportedly taking four private flights in 11 days. Many of Meghan and Harry’s celebrity friends, including Elton John, Ellen DeGeneres and Jameela Jamil, later came to the defense of the couple. 

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Peter Nicholls / Reuters Harry and Meghan attend the Boston Red Sox v. New York Yankees match in London on June 29. 

Markle, who has reportedly not spoken with his daughter since the day after the royal wedding in May 2018, has never met Harry in person and also hasn’t met his grandson. Meghan and Thomas Markle became estranged after it was revealed he posed for paparazzi photos for money. He subsequently dropped out of his duties at the royal wedding and didn’t attend the event. 

Despite their lack of contact ― and Kensington and Buckingham palaces never responding to any of Markle’s claims or comments ― he said he wants the royal couple to send him a photo of his grandson, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. 

“Isn’t that what any grandfather would want? I’d love to know if he’s got the famous Markle nose,” he said.  

“I had hoped becoming a mother would mellow Meghan and she would reach out,” Markle added. “I’ve stayed quiet because Meghan was pregnant with Archie but I’m speaking out now because they and their PR people are continuing to ghost me out of her life.”

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POOL New / Reuters This official christening photograph shows the Duke and Duchess of Sussex with their son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, on July 6. 

Although Markle claims he “stayed quiet” when Meghan was pregnant, he actually shared a private, emotional letter reportedly written by the duchess a few months before she gave birth to Archie. He also spoke out after the birth of his grandson and again gave an interview after he wasn’t invited to Archie’s christening. Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland, did attend. 

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CHRIS ALLERTON via Getty Images The family gathered for a group photo at Archie’s christening in the Green Drawing Room at Windsor Castle on July 6.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex plan to take Archie with them on a trip to South Africa this fall. 

Prince Harry released a statement about the trip on the Sussex Royal Instagram on Sunday. 

“In just a few weeks our family will be taking its first official tour to Africa, a region of the world that over the past two decades has been a second home to me,” he wrote. “Our team has helped create a meaningful programme that we’re so excited to share with you. On a personal note, I can’t wait to introduce my wife and son to South Africa! We’ll see all of you very soon.” 

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Now a Category 4 Storm, Slow-Moving Dorian Batters Bahamas, Tracks Toward U.S.

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Uprooted trees, fallen power lines and the debris from damaged houses scatter on a road as Hurricane Dorian sweeps through Marsh Harbour, Bahamas.

Ramond A. King/Reuters

Updated at 11:41 p.m. EST

Slow-moving Hurricane Dorian continues to produce “catastrophic hurricane conditions” as it pummels Grand Bahama Island. It has now been downgraded to a Category 4 hurricane, according to the latest National Hurricane Center advisory.

That gives little comfort to those enduring the powerful storm, given it is crawling west at 1 mph, a pace slower than most people can walk.

Dorian’s maximum sustained winds were near 165 miles per hour in the NHC’s previous advisory, but it now says the winds have dropped to 155 miles per hour.

When Dorian made landfall Sunday on the Abaco Islands it was described as “the strongest hurricane in modern records” to hit the archipelago. Even though the storm has weakened some, officials warn residents not venture outside because “winds will suddenly increase after the eye passes.”

The NHC urges Eastern Seaboard residents from Florida’s east coast all the way up to North Carolina’s Outer Banks to monitor the storm closely.

Speaking from an emergency call center in the city of Freeport, Don Cornish, the disaster manager for Grand Bahama said the storm sounds “like a freight train is passing,” adding that there is flying debris and intensifying rain.

“We’re getting a lot of frantic people calling in about flooding issues, and they’re very concerned because of the storm surge, how it’s affecting their homes,” Cornish told Morning Edition host Rachel Martin on Monday.

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Hurricane Dorian is now a Category 4 storm, with wind since since it made landfall on Sunday the Abaco Islands.

NOAA satellite handout via AP

Cornish says the emergency center has received reports about people trying to get out in these conditions because of the level of water in their homes.

He says he expects this hurricane will “disrupt very much the quality of life” for many on the island.

Although the NHC is forecasting “gradual weakening,” Dorian is expected to remain a powerful hurricane for the next couple of days.

NPR’s Greg Allen, based in Miami, says determining where the storm will go from here is difficult.

“The track is very challenging on this because it’s moving so slowly at this point,” Allen said Monday on Morning Edition. “We know that at some point it’s going to turn and move north, but right now it’s still over the Bahamas. It’s moved on from Abaco where it spent the entire day yesterday.”

Hurricane conditions are expected on the east coast of Florida by late Monday or early Tuesday, along with what the National Hurricane Center is calling “life-threatening storm surge” that will create tides as high as 18 feet to 23 feet above normal levels. That will cause “normally dry areas” near the coast to become inundated by rising waters moving from the shoreline inward.

Dorian is expected to move in a west to west-northwestward direction in the next 24 hours or so before moving north towards the continental United States.

The storm’s center currently is not forecast move over land again, but the Atlantic coastline from Florida to North Carolina could be impacted before the storm moves farther offshore.

President Trump approved an emergency declarations for Georgia and South Carolina ordering federal assistance for state, tribal and local responses “due to the emergency conditions” from Dorian, according to White House statements released on Monday.

The White House statement comes hours before Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, a Republican, said a mandatory evacuation was to go into effect for several counties east of the Interstate 95.

The mandatory evacuations are in effect for Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Glynn, Liberty, and McIntosh counties were to begin Monday at noon.

In a tweet, Gov. Kemp urged residents to “stay vigilant and be safe.”

At a mid-morning briefing Monday, Florida’s Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis said he had been in touch with the President. He said the President is “fully engaged” and promised to provide resources the state needs to weather Dorian.

DeSantis says the storm has “basically stalled out” a little more than 100 miles east of Florida city of West Palm Beach, a situation he admits is “frustrating to many Floridians.

“This has been frustrating, I know, for a lot of people because this seems like we’ve been talking about this for a long time,” DeSantis said. “Bet we are in a situation where the storm is stalling very close to our coast. It is going to make a movement. And the movement that it makes is going to have a lot of impact on Floridians.”

He said more than 17,000 crew members with Florida Power and Light are on standby throughout the state to restore power should the storm knock it out.

A hurricane watch is in effect for Florida from north of Deerfield Beach to the Jupiter Inlet. The watch extends from Flager and Voluisa County line to the Altamaha Sound in Georgia.

The National Hurricane Center also issued a storm surge watch is in effect for North Deerfield Beach to the south of Latana as well as to the north to the Savannah River.

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Slow-Moving Dorian Batters Bahamas As A Category 5 Hurricane

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Westlake Legal Group  Slow-Moving Dorian Batters Bahamas As A Category 5 Hurricane

Uprooted trees, fallen power lines and the debris from damaged houses scatter on a road as Hurricane Dorian sweeps through Marsh Harbour, Bahamas.

Ramond A. King/Reuters

The slow-moving Hurricane Dorian continues to pummel Grand Bahama Island as category 5 hurricane. The National Hurricane Center describes “catastrophic hurricane conditions” and warns residents to not venture outside because “winds will suddenly increase after the eye passes.”

According to the latest weather advisory, the NHC clocked Dorian’s maximum sustained winds at 165 miles per hour. Those top sustained winds are about 20 miles per hour slower than when Dorian made landfall Sunday on the Abaco Islands as “the strongest hurricane in modern records” to hit the archipelago.

That gives little comfort to those enduring the powerful storm, given it is crawling west at 1 mph, a pace slower than most people can walk.

Speaking from an emergency call center in the city of Freeport, Don Cornish, the disaster manager for Grand Bahama said the storm sounds “like a freight train is passing,” adding that there is flying debris and intensifying rain.

“We’re getting a lot of frantic people calling in about flooding issues, and they’re very concerned because of the storm surge, how it’s affecting their homes,” Cornish told Morning Edition host Rachel Martin on Monday.

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Westlake Legal Group  Slow-Moving Dorian Batters Bahamas As A Category 5 Hurricane

Hurricane Dorian remains a Category 5 Hurricane, though wind speeds have slowed some since Sunday when it made landfall on the Abaco Islands.

NOAA satellite handout / AP

Cornish says the emergency center has received reports about people trying to get out in these conditions because of the level of water in their homes.

He says he expects this hurricane will “disrupt very much the quality of life” for many on the island.

Although the NHC is forecasting “gradual weakening,” Dorian is expected to remain a powerful hurricane for the next couple of days.

NPR’s Greg Allen, based in Miami, says determining where the storm will go from here is difficult.

“The track is very challenging on this because it’s moving so slowly at this point,” Allen said Monday on Morning Edition. “We know that at some point it’s going to turn and move north, but right now it’s still over the Bahamas. It’s moved on from Abaco where it spent the entire day yesterday.”

Hurricane conditions are expected on the east coast of Florida by late Monday or early Tuesday, along with what the National Hurricane Center is calling “life-threatening storm surge” that will create tides as high as 18 feet to 23 feet above normal levels. That will cause “normally dry areas” near the coast to become inundated by rising waters moving from the shoreline inward.

Dorian is expected to move in a west to west-northwestward direction in the next 24 hours or so before moving north towards the continental United States. The storm’s center currently is not forecast move over land again, but the Atlantic coastline from Florida to North Carolina could be impacted before the storm moves farther offshore.

A hurricane watch is in effect for Florida from north of Deerfield Beach to the Jupiter Inlet and from Volusia County to the state’s border with Georgia. The National Hurricane Center also issued a storm surge warning from Lantana to the northern border of Brevard County.

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Hurricane Dorian Updates: Category 5 Storm Batters Bahamas

Here’s what you need to know:

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The storm made landfall in the Bahamas as a Category 5 hurricane, with sustained winds in excess of 180 miles per hour.CreditCreditGuardian News, via YouTube

Hurricane Dorian remained a catastrophic Category 5 storm early Monday morning as it moved over the Bahamas, although its winds weakened slightly, to 165 miles an hour. Gusts blew at up to 200 m.p.h.

The storm ground nearly to a halt over Grand Bahama Island, about 120 miles off the coast of Florida, slowing to just 1 m.p.h., according to the National Hurricane Center.

Forecasters also inched the storm’s much-monitored cone of uncertainty eastward, sparing parts of Orlando from the center of the hurricane’s projected path. While forecasters are predicting that the eye may not reach the Florida coast, they cautioned that it still could. Either way, strong winds are all but certain to disrupt life in that region.

[Hurricane Dorian slammed into the Bahamas and continued to threaten Florida.]

West Palm Beach residents also could begin to feel tropical-storm-level winds (at least 39 m.p.h.) as soon as Monday morning, and a hurricane warning has been issued for about 140 miles of Florida’s east coast, from the Jupiter inlet to the northern edge of Brevard County. The hurricane’s outer rain bands began pounding Palm Beach County on Sunday night and continued into Monday morning.

As of Monday morning, Hurricane Dorian continued to thrash the Bahamas, where Louby Georges, the director of international affairs for Human Rights Bahamas, said at least one friend had run out of drinking water and others had left tearful voice messages for loved ones.

Dozens of worried families posted pleas for information about their loved ones on social media after losing contact for hours at the height of the storm. The weather center advised people on the island to remain in their shelter until conditions improved, warning that it could take several hours.

Videos on social media showed water rising around houses and devastating scenes of decimated homes, with roofs sheared from buildings and insulation strewn about the floor.

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Maps: Track Hurricane Dorian’s Path

Maps tracking the hurricane’s path as it makes its way toward Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas.

Officials in South Carolina and Georgia are growing increasingly anxious about the storm’s path toward their coastlines and have ordered many costal residents to evacuate. Hurricane Dorian is now projected to approach those two states as a major hurricane, and strong winds could reach Georgia by Tuesday.

“We know that we cannot make everybody happy, but we believe that we can keep everyone alive,” Gov. Henry McMaster of South Carolina said at a news conference, announcing that residents in portions of eight counties must begin evacuating by noon on Monday.

North Carolina’s governor also declared a state of emergency. State officials warned that heavy rain could cause life-threatening flooding between Wednesday night and Friday and that there was a possibility for tornadoes.

[Along Hurricane Dorian’s tortured path, millions are united in fear.]

Norma Lemon, the owner of a Caribbean-themed restaurant on South Carolina’s coast, has evacuated three times in the last few years because of several hurricanes. She said on Sunday that she was near tears at the thought of leaving her restaurant in Mosquito Beach again.

“It just feels like here we go again with this one, like it’s not going to be good, you know?” she said.

South Carolina could receive between 5 and 10 inches of rain, with isolated areas inundated with up to 15 inches.

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Lounge chairs and tables were placed in the pool at Ocean One on Hilton Head in preparation for the coming storm Monday.CreditAudra Melton for The New York Times

Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida has said for days that coastal residents should expect to lose power.

Florida Power and Light Co., which serves about 10 million residents, announced that it had assembled 16,000 employees and contractors and asked them to be ready to respond to outages around the state.

“We’ve assembled the largest prestorm restoration work force in company history,” Eric Silagy, the company’s chief executive and president, said in a statement.

He added that the team would “work around the clock to restore power safely and as quickly as possible.”

As of Monday morning, there were no substantial power failures in the state.

Patricia Mazzei, Elisabeth Malkin and Richard Fausset contributed reporting.

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Celebrities call for gun control after Texas shooting: ‘We have a crisis here’

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Celebrities are taking to social media to call for gun control in the wake of a random shooting rampage in West Texas Saturday that left 7 dead and a further 22 injured.

The deceased victims ranged from 15 to 57. The gunman—who was identified in a press release Sunday—used an “AR-type weapon” in the rampage that had multiple crime scenes.

CELEBRITIES REACT TO DAYTON, EL PASO DEADLY SHOOTINGS: ‘JUST LOVE ONE ANOTHER’

Outspoken celebrities took to Twitter over the weekend to comment on the shooting spree and, in some cases, call for leaders to change gun laws in an effort to reduce or prevent more mass shootings.

KISS band member Paul Stanley asked his followers on what to do about shootings like this.

“We don’t have more ‘crazy ‘ or ‘mentally unstable ‘ people in the US. What we DO have are commonplace mass shootings with automatic and semi-automatic high powered firearms. THAT cannot be disputed. Tell me what we and our government must do. Prayers and sympathy are not enough,” he wrote. “I DON’T KNOW THE ANSWER but am asking for everyone’s thoughts. Anyone who thinks I should ‘stay in my lane’ should leave now. This is MY house. If you DO have opinions why shouldn’t I? In this case I will leave up some of those dopey comments for your enjoyment. Not again.”

“Happy Friday, everyone. And to Republicans, how about no white supremacists with guns after Labor Day?” comedian Chelsea Handler wrote.

“GUN OWNERS ❤️ THE NRA
IT’S SHOCKING HOW MUCH THEY WILL PAY
TO BUY WAYNE LAPIERRE HIS SUITS
AND MAKE-UP FOR HIS WIFE, TO BOOT
SUITS AND ROUGE AIN’T MAGIC WANDS:
THESE TWO ARE A PAIR OF CONS!” wrote Bette Midler in all caps.

“Another week…another gun massacre… Another week…another gun massacre… Another week…another gun massacre… Another week…another gun massacre… Another week…another gun massacre… Another week…another gun massacre… Another week…another gun massacre…” wrote “Frozen” star Josh Gad.

“Star Trek” star George Takei called out Sen. Mitch McConnell by name writing: “When will the Senate act on gun control? How many more mass shootings will we see before we come to our senses? Mitch McConnell, the nation is watching and waiting for you to somehow find your soul.”

CELEBRITIES REACT TO ROBERT MUELLER TESTIMONY: ‘OBSTRUCTION ALL DAY LONG’

“Over the last 24hrs people have asked why I haven’t posted anything, ‘don’t u have anything 2 say about the mass shooting in Odessa, TX?’ No, I don’t. I said what I had to say in 2002. Sadly, that film could be shown today without having 2 change a single scene. We know what 2 do,” wrote filmmaker Michael Moore referencing his 2002 film “Bowling for Columbine.”

“I love you, TX. 💔 I can’t believe we all are being forced to live in a constant state of fear. 2nd mass shooting in my home state in a month? Makes me sick to my stomach. When will we live in a world where human lives mean more than money?” wrote singer Kacey Musgraves.

“A 17 month old baby was shot today with a gun. A 17 month old baby girl. Let that sink in,” wrote Alyssa Milano, referencing one of the injured victims in the horrific incident.

“God gave you the right to guns?   Really?  He told you that? God loves guns?  Our country is drowning in blood and guns.  You just want to make it easier for any lunatic to get one during this moment of horror?  Shame on you. We need sane gun laws,” filmmaker Judd Apatow wrote in response to Rep. Matt Schaefer’s tweet about gun control.

“When are the benchwarmers in Washington going to do something about the river of blood produced by gun violence? Change tHe laws or change the ones who make the laws,” author Stephen King chimed in.

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“We HAVE A CRISIS HERE,” concluded Mia Farrow.

Fox News’ Melissa Leon contributed to this report.

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Carol Roth: Dems, Trump, social media are all dividing us – We need to be united and it starts with you

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Does it seem to you like our country is in serious disarray?

If it does and you’re on the left, you’ll likely blame President Trump; if you’re on the right, you’ll blame President Barack Obama, Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., or some other cast of characters.

But a large part of our disarray comes not from these symptomatic individuals, but from a whole lot of Americans having figuratively lost their minds. Our recent leadership is a reflection of that, not a cause of that.

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Once upon a time, politics was just that — politics.

In recent years, politics has become both a religion and a sport for many, a dangerous path that creates teams, but without rules and good sportsmanship. And unlike traditional sports, there are no long-term winners. We all lose.

As former Defense Secretary James Mattis said in a recent Wall Street Journal op-ed, tribalism is a real threat for America. His words resonate with me. There are many of us somewhere “in the center”— whether like me (a free market capitalist and defender of individual rights) or other moderate Democrats, Libertarians, classical liberals and moderate Republicans — who try to stick to principles over people and parties.

When you believe in principles, you criticize people when you disagree with their actions and laud them when you agree. It’s not cut and dried — not all or nothing. It’s nuanced, as life and policy are.

But deep dives have been thrown out the window. Everything has been turned into a caricature, and if you don’t fall in line on either side, you can become the object of ridicule, threats or other mob behaviors.

Think about it. I bet that our great thought leaders of years past, like economist Milton Friedman, would be ostracized in a hot minute today.

Our current social cycle is a vicious one that, whether you love Trump or despise him, created the ability for him to be elected president. Those on the left who despise him, or at least don’t like him, still don’t realize or accept their part in creating him.

The same name-calling behaviors, the bullying others for having a different opinion — or even being tangentially connected to someone who has an opinion they don’t deem appropriate — is what created Trump. And, if they don’t stop that, he will surely be elected again.

Those who adore Trump, who feel like he gave them back some power in the face of bullying and underrepresentation, also are at fault. Because if you dare criticize something the president does (and there are many areas that are fair game for criticism), you are also ostracized or cast aside.

Good people operate at hysteria levels 24 hours a day. Family relationships and friendships break apart. And over what? 

Not being able to give the president any criticism in areas like trade, global alliances or his online bullying and divisive language, doesn’t allow for any legitimate feedback or for him to be thoughtful about those things. That mindset gives rise to opposing fringe politicians.

This vicious cycle then repeats. Everything becomes an outrage.

Good people operate at hysteria levels 24 hours a day. Family relationships and friendships break apart. And over what?  Because some people can’t appreciate that not everyone holds exactly every same opinion as them and deems any dissent unworthy?

That’s not American. That’s insanity.

Our lives and the policies that shape us are full of nuance. But social media and our communication have been reduced to out-of-context sound bites, so that when someone is against “The Fluffy Puppy Bill,” for instance, it may not be that they, in fact, hate puppies, but rather that the bill was mostly about increases in spending for geckos (no disrespect meant to geckos).

Today, though, those opposing such a bill would be mocked as “puppy haters,” regardless of their reasonable intentions.

We need more focus on people’s concrete actions and less on their purported beliefs. We need less speculation and meanness. We need to put ideas at the forefront and stop with personal attacks and perpetual emotional outrage.

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People need to be able to give feedback without name-calling and ad hominem attacks. If we’re ever going to live up to being the United States of America, this needs to change. And, while providing possible solutions would take another column, each of us can do our part to not make everything so one-sided.

The pushback to this will be “whataboutism.” There is always something you can look back to in order to score a talking point. But only looking backward doesn’t move us forward.

Others will say it starts at the top, with our leaders, but one person’s bad behavior doesn’t excuse yours.  It’s akin to saying, “But he started it!”

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We also need more focus on principles over political parties. At the end of the day, our president and lawmakers don’t make us great; our people do. Politicians will come and go, and we need to all feel represented when “our team” isn’t in power.

And that starts with every one of us.

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Boy, 15, caught in choppy waters goes missing off Jersey Shore

A 15-year-old boy went missing at a Jersey Shore beach Sunday afternoon after being swept into choppy waters as Hurricane Dorian looms over the East Coast, according to officials.

Josiah Jeremiah Robison, of Ewing, and his teen sister appeared to be struggling in the choppy waters when a bystander went to help and lifeguards followed around 2:45 p.m., according to Spring Lake Police Chief Edward Kerr.

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While lifeguards were able to help the teenage girl back to shore, the 15-year-old boy slipped under the water off of Brighton Ave. Beach in Spring Lake.

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A 15-year-old boy went missing Sunday afternoon after being swept into the water off Brighton Avenue Beach in Spring Lake, New Jersey. (Spring Lake Police Department/Google Maps)

A four-hour sea and air search by the state police, U.S. Coast Guard, sheriff’s office and lifeguards failed to locate Josiah’s body but a search is still ongoing.

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends during this tragedy,” Kerr said.

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Yellow flags were flying as the ocean is being affected by Dorian, a category 5 hurricane headed toward the southeast coast of the United States, which meteorologists say will only make the conditions in the water rougher.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is encouraged to reach out to Detective Sergeant Christopher Kucinski at 732-449-1234 or ckucinski@springlakepolice.org.

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