*Graham: Military Options Are ‘Inevitable If North Korea Continues’
*Scaramucci, Trump Officials Fell for Email Hoax
*Pete Rose Accused of Sexual Relationship With Teen
*Trump Panel: Declare Opioid Epidemic a National Emergency
*How 12 Inmates Used Peanut Butter to Escape from Jail
*LBN-INVESTIGATES: Soda consumption in the United States fell to a 31-year low in 2016, according to Beverage-Digest. That decline can mainly be attributed to waning demand among health-conscious consumers. Here’s how much each drink category grew between 2015 and 2016, according to the Beverage Marketing Corporation.
*LBN-HOLLYWOOD INSIDER: ***Netflix has ordered 12 episodes of A Little Help With Carol Burnett, a new unscripted comedy starring the veteran comedian alongside a group of children aged four to eight, according to Deadline. Burnett and her youthful co-stars will offer advice to celebrities and average men and women facing complicated real-world dilemmas.
*LBN-SPORTS INSIDER: ****Los Angeles officials announced a deal Monday with the International Olympic Committee to play host to the 2028 Summer Olympics, giving up a bid for the 2024 Games to Paris and bringing the Olympics back to the United States for the first time since 2002. At a news conference Monday evening at StubHub Center south of Los Angeles, the city’s mayor, Eric Garcetti, set high expectations. “We know we will return the Olympic legacy to what it’s all about,” he said, adding later, “We’re a city that has always been a Games-changer and again will be in 2028.”
*LBN-NOTICED: ***This past Saturday, Paris Jackson, daughter of the late Michael, and her godfather Macaulay Culkin walked into the West Hollywood, Calif., ink emporium Tattoo Mania and emerged with matching spoon tattoos on their forearms. The utensil inkings got celebrity gossipers in a tizzy as they tried to decipher meaning from the everyday objects. In reality, the spoons stand for nothing devious. Strictly speaking, they relate to “spoon theory,” which ties into a metaphor for those suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome. But the symbolism is not exactly cut and dry. ***Irving Azoff hosting a power breakfast with top Hollywood agent and producer Shep Gordon, Showtime CEO Matt Blank and entertainment lawyerAllen Grubman at Mike Meldman and Discovery Land Co.’s sublime beachfront private members’ club Dune Deck in Westhampton on Monday.
*LBN-VIDEO LINK:Charlie Munger: The Psychology of Human Misjudgment – https://youtu.be/7-fe01CA3vc
*LBN-COMMENTARY by DAVID BROOKS: The Trumpadministration is certainly giving us an education in the varieties of wannabe manliness. There is the slovenly “I don’t care what you think” manliness of Steve Bannon. There’s the look-at-me-I-can-curse manliness that Anthony Scaramucci learned from “Glengarry Glen Ross.” There is the affirmation-hungry “I long to be the man my father was” parody of manliness performed by Donald Trump. There are all those authentically manly Marine generals Trump hires to supplement his own. There’s Trump’s man-crush on Vladimir Putin and the firing of insufficiently manly Reince Priebus. With this crowd, it’s man-craving all the way down. It’s worth remembering, when we are surrounded by all this thrusting masculinity, what substantive manliness once looked like. For example, 2,400 years ago the Greeks had a more fully developed vision of manliness than anything we see in or around the White House today.
*LBN-COMMENTARY by BARI WEISS: A mere half-year ago, before collusion and Comey, before Mika’s face and Muslim bans and the Mooch, there was a shining moment where millions of Americans flooded the streets in cities across the country to register their rage that an unapologetic misogynist had just been made leader of the free world. Donald Trump’selection was a watershed moment. Even those like me, who had previously pulled levers for candidates of both parties, felt that Mr. Trump had not only violated all sense of common decency, but, alarmingly, that he seemed to have no idea that there even existed such an unspoken code of civility and dignity. Now was the time to build a broad coalition to resist the genital-grabber with the nuclear codes. The Women’s March moved me. O.K., so Madonna and Ashley Judd said some nutty things. But every movement has its excesses, I reasoned. Mr. Trump had campaigned on attacking the weakest and most vulnerable in our society. Now was the time to put aside petty differences and secondary issues to oppose his presidency. That’s certainly what the leaders of the Democratic Party, who applauded the march, told us. Senator Charles Schumer called the protest “part of the grand American tradition.” The House Democratic leader, Nancy Pelosi, offered her congratulations to the march’s “courageous organizers” and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand gushed about them in Time, where they were among the top 100 most influential people of 2017. “The Women’s March was the most inspiring and transformational moment I’ve ever witnessed in politics,” she wrote. “And it happened because four extraordinary women — Tamika Mallory, Bob Bland, Carmen Perez and Linda Sarsour — had the courage to take on something big, important and urgent, and never gave up.”
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