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Entries by Lauren Ashburn from 03/2012

Rush Rage: Sting of the S-Word

| Posted 03.06.2012 | Media

What is it with you that you think it's okay to call a woman you never met who is standing up for what she believes a vulgar name?

Sarah Palin's Sexy Surge

| Posted 03.09.2012 | Politics

The politics of celebrity -- the sexy candidate phenomenon -- leapt from the big screen to the campaign trail. Many seem to presume that a charismatic candidate is automatically capable of being a great leader. That's a formula for success in Hollywood, but is it right for American politics?

Loss of a Wordly Friend

| Posted 03.14.2012 | Books

Call me old-fashioned, but I am waxing nostalgic for one of my first loves: Encyclopaedia Britannica. After publishing 244 years worth of page-turning picturesque presentations, its print run is over.

The Muppet Man

| Posted 03.15.2012 | Business

It takes guts (and a little bit of crazy) to flame out in such a public way. Yet we watched it play out Wednesday as company executive Greg Smith, the most recent corporate whistleblower of sorts, called it like he saw it.

Etch-A-Sketch Flap: Twitter Is the New AP

| Posted 03.22.2012 | Politics

Twitter is now our early warning system for breaking news and millions take this social media network information on faith. It's now taken over the old media space the Associated Press has played in so successfully for decades.