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Paul Solomon

Citizen based in Los Angeles, CA, United States. Joined on Jun 9, 2009

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Op-Ed: How to balance the budget in the age of exploding underwear

Find out how to balance the budget in an age when we're spending $750 billion a year fighting a war with an enemy that hides in caves and is trying to build a better underwear bomb.

Op-Ed: Paul Solomon's year in review - 2009

Los Angeles-based writer Paul Solomon looks back on the biggest U.S. news events of 2009. The breach of national security caused by the "Underwear Bomber" tops the list.

Op-Ed: Dr. Joseph Biederman Plays God With ADHD Meds

Harvard child psychiatrist Joseph Biederman has been advocating powerful medication for mental illnesses such as ADHD and bipolar disorder for decades. His methods are now coming under scrutiny.

Op-Ed: CIA Assassination Squads? It Sounds Like The Movies

CIA Director Leon Panetta told Congress that he has canceled a top-secret CIA program that could have created hit squads to kill senior al-Qaeda operatives. The idea of CIA assassination teams evokes movie-style images.

Op-Ed: Michael's Father Plans 'Jackson 3' Tour

A few days after Michael Jackson died, his father Joe was smiling and waving to the crowds outside his Encino home while promoting his new record label. Now he's got a new act: "The Jackson 3". He's talking about Michael's kids. Leave the kids alone, Joe!

Op-Ed: Botox and Steroids - Rachel Weisz Chimes In

Actress Rachel Weisz wants Botox banned for actors like "steroids are for sportsmen." She tells the UK edition of Harper's Bazaar: "Acting is all about expression; why would you want to iron out a frown?"

Drug Czar On CNN: 'Talk To Your Kids'

The nation's drug czar, Gil Kerlikowske, told CNN today that Michael Jackson's death is a "wake-up" call about prescription drug abuse. "Talk to your kids," he said.

Op-Ed: Michael Jackson as Family Man

The memorial for Michael Jackson featured a star-studded celebrity guest list and gold coffin. The King of Pop would have loved the circus atmosphere of the glitzy event, but he'll be remembered by the image of his crying daughter: "I love him so much".

Michael Jackson's Daughter Expresses Her Love

Michael Jackson's daughter Paris, in her first public appearance ever, expressed her love for her "daddy". "I love him so much," she said, breaking down and crying. The image of the 11-year-old Paris will be remembered long after the celebrities go home.

Alec Baldwin Eyes New York Politics

Actor Alec Baldwin has been talking about running for office for years now. "I'd love to run against Joe Lieberman," he was quoted in a recent Playboy magazine interview. "But it's all fantasy," he went on to say. But Governor of New York? Maybe.

Op-Ed: What does Obama Have in Common With Joe Camel?

In June, President Obama signed America's strongest anti-smoking bill ever and praised it for providing critically needed protections for kids. Since then he's had to defend his own battle with nicotine addiction.

Op-Ed: The Dodgers' Manny Ramirez is Back

Manny Ramirez is back with the Los Angeles Dodgers after a 50-game suspension for using performance enhancing drugs. He could have done more to warn young athletes about the dangers of steroid abuse. He chose to stay in his mansion and play video games.

Op-Ed: Sarah Palin Quits - What Else Is New?

The news media cut away from the tape loop of Michael Jackson's final rehearsal before his death. It took a rambling speech by media darling Sarah Palin to knock the King of Pop off the screen. In breaking news, Palin resigned as governor. So what?

Op-Ed: Bubbles The Chimp - Back In The Limelight

On Wednesday night, CNN's Anderson Cooper featured Bubbles the chimp in an exclusive report. Bubbles, who was part of Michael Jackson's entourage in the 1980's, has been enjoying his retirement in Florida. Now he's back in the limelight.

Op-Ed: Did Prescription Drugs Kill Michael Jackson?

All the evidence points to prescription painkillers as being the cause of Michael Jackson's death. The case gives parents an opportunity to discuss with their kids the potential effects of abusing prescription drugs.

Op-Ed: Joe Jackson, 'I'm Grieving On The Inside'

Joe Jackson, the father of pop star Michael Jackson is seeing dollar signs in the aftermath of his son's death. In interviews, he's showing his flair for salesmanship by promoting his new record company. Outwardly he shows no signs of grief.

Neda Agha-Soltan - The Birth Of An Icon

The video-taped killing of Neda Agha-Soltan has made her a martyred icon. Fueled by Internet sites, Twitter messages, and the traditional media, her gruesome death made her a world-wide symbol of the protest in Iran.
 

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