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Welcome to PMandS.com! * * * Follow us on Twitter @_PMandS * * * President Obama lands in Japan on first leg of eight-day Asian trip * * * Supreme Court upholds Michigan’s ban on the use of racial preferences in university admissions * * * NFL to release 2014-2015 schedule Wednesday night * * * Albert Pujols blasts two home runs at Nats Park for his 499th and 500th career homers; Pujols is the 26th MLB player to hit 500 * * * Jessica Chastain in talks to play Marilyn Monroe in ‘Blonde,’ a fictionalized biopic based on Joyce Carol Oates novel * * * ‘Star Trek 3′ writers to pen ‘Flash Gordon’ reboot for 20th Century Fox * * *
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Filed under: Politics
Would we even recycle without Earth Day?

Would we even recycle without Earth Day?

Happy Earth Day! To me, Earth Day serves as a reminder to how far we’ve come in the United States on environmental issues. Forget for a moment the debate over climate change and how much further we in this country (and especially some other countries abroad) still need to go to address issues that concern [...]

Filed under: Movies
‘Transcendence’ differs a great deal from the norm

‘Transcendence’ differs a great deal from the norm

Transcendence is rated “PG-13″ for sci-fi action and violence, some bloody images, brief strong language and sensuality. It clocks in at a minute south of two hours. Plot: In a universe close, close nearby, Dr. Will Caster (Johnny Depp), along with his wife Evelyn Caster (Rebecca Hall) and friend Max Waters (Paul Bettany), is working [...]

Filed under: Sports
NBA playoff predictions–it’s the Chris Paul show

NBA playoff predictions–it’s the Chris Paul show

The NBA playoffs are finally here after a long season of mostly pointless games, where seeding mattered little to many of the contenders. Now it’s for real, and PMandS.com has your predictions. In the East it again appears nothing can stop Miami or Indiana from reaching the NBA Finals, but in the West it’s a [...]

Filed under: Movies
Not too much really happens in ‘Heaven is For Real’

Not too much really happens in ‘Heaven is For Real’

Heaven is For Real is now playing in 2,417 theaters nationwide. It is rated “PG″ for thematic material including some medical situations, and is an hour and 40 minutes long. Plot: Part-time minister, volunteer(?) fireman, and building contractor Todd Burpo (Greg Kinnear) lives with his wife and two kids near a small Nebraska town. After his four-year-old son Colton (Connor [...]

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The Obama administration’s contempt for its own citizens

The Obama administration’s contempt for its own citizens

Last week was a heckuva week. It seems the Obama administration wants to prove its manhood by bearing its teeth and beating its chest after getting “pwned” on the world stage by Russia’s Vladimir Putin. Almost 200 armed federal agents, including helicopters and snipers, descended on Nevada to apprehend a dangerous criminal element that has invaded America’s [...]

Filed under: Movies
Trailer Tuesday: Blanchett joins ‘Dragons 2′ plus the next great football flick?

Trailer Tuesday: Blanchett joins ‘Dragons 2′ plus the next great football flick?

Out June 13th in the United States is How to Train Your Dragon 2, which features much of the same voice-over cast from the first movie (you would think somebody would have gotten eaten, but no) plus Cate Blanchett and late night talk show host Craig Ferguson. This is actually the second trailer, but we missed [...]

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Mitchell lands Sebelius, plus liberalism’s ‘Tourette’s’

Mitchell lands Sebelius, plus liberalism’s ‘Tourette’s’

Landing the first post-resignation issue with Kathleen Sebelius was Andrea Mitchell, who didn’t really clear up the “did she resign, or was she ousted?” questions many still have. The “resignation” came last week, after a March 31st article in The Huffington Post where Sebelius said she “absolutely” would still be part of the Obamacare effort this November. [...]

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‘Oculus’ is mostly original, captivating horror

‘Oculus’ is mostly original, captivating horror

Oculus is now playing in wide release nationwide. It is rated “R″ for terror, violence, some disturbing images and brief language. It is an hour and 45 minutes long. Plot: The movie opens with Tim Russell (Brenton Thwaites) being released from psychiatric care/custody, after being blamed for the murder of his father (after dad allegedly went crazy and [...]

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‘Draft Day’ leaves hardcore NFL fans rolling their eyes

‘Draft Day’ leaves hardcore NFL fans rolling their eyes

Draft Day is now playing in wide release nationwide. It is rated “PG-13″ for brief strong language and sexual references and is an hour and 49 minutes long. Plot: Kevin Costner plays Sonny Weaver Jr., GM of the Cleveland Browns. It’s the day of the NFL draft, and Browns owner Anthony Molina (Frank Langella) has directed Weaver to [...]

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Losing ground in advance of 2016, the Dems revive the ‘war on women’ story

Losing ground in advance of 2016, the Dems revive the ‘war on women’ story

Oh, no everybody! Looks like those dastardly Republicans, who control the House of Representatives but not the Senate or the Presidency, are trying to hold women down again. Their crime this time? Not supporting the “Paycheck Fairness Act” in the Senate. Although the bill has already failed twice, Democrats are bringing it up again simply [...]