Border clashes are suddenly breaking out making immigration reform and Middle East peace now even less likely. Shrum and Lowry debate origins and solutions and a) whether the downing of MH17 will force Putin to choose between partner or pariah; and b) how Elizabeth Warren became the new Thor.
Over at the Columbia Journalism Review, Steven Brill has a "story he'd like to see." Specifically: What's the deal with "the Hillary alternatives?"
What might have been an excellent piece of reporting on an important public-health concern in India has turned out instead to be one of the most absurd, far-fetched, and ugly pieces of Hinduphobic racism in journalism ever.
The Bumbling Husband is that lovable but incompetent man who just can't seem to keep himself out of trouble, much less keep a house in order. He is Homer Simpson, Peter Griffin.
It is difficult to watch a war in real time. And the facts, and the causes, and the solutions all play second fiddle to the horror and tragedy of war. It makes compelling TV. And we learn nothing.
Have you all completely lost your minds? Have we forgotten these are all human beings? Have we all decided to jointly support death and insure our unceremonious demise?
Hall-of-Famer Tony Gwynn was conspicuously not mentioned at the 2014 MLB All-Star Game. Could it be because later in his life, Gwynn was critical of chewing tobacco, blaming it for the cancerous tumors that eventually took his life?
Make no mistake about it: the dehumanization of Muslims didn't just happen overnight. On the contrary, it's part of a long process of failed imaging, stereotyping, misrepresentation and flat out bias in the press, entertainment industry and society in general.
The "Latino Media Gap" report serves as a first solid step in offering the mainstream media industry real data to confirm Latino representation is at a crisis low and requires urgent acknowledgment by all.
Six Ethiopian bloggers were formally charged with terrorism in Ethiopia's Lideta High Court last week, a move provoking deep concern for hackers and human rights activists in Ethiopia and around the world.
On Facebook, we trot out our best selves (and selfies) and comment on friends' posts with all the enthusiasm of a kindergarten teacher whose class has finally lined up quietly for the first time.
When you examine the two sets of facts, the press treatment and the gaping media double standards in play for Giuliani and Clinton could not be more vivid: The D.C. press holds the Clintons, and Democrats, to a much tougher standard than they do Republican candidates.
There has to be something concrete that makes those of us living in the United States more than just co-residents who share little other than proximity. There has to be something that makes 300 million people into "we" and "us." That something is civic nationalism.
In this moment, the death tolls will inevitably grow if Israel's Operation Protective Edge continues. It is up to us to decide what the death tolls will mean to us, and the numbers should demonstrate what they truly are: a grave injustice to humanity.
Game changers? No. Embarrassing? Sure. But instead of a process story about an unforced error that did not affect any substantive narrative, don't we deserve to have the media focus on substance?
Have you ever heard of Arthur... Artie Moore? Today he would be the top social blogger of our time, bar none.
Amidst all of this violence, a different kind of violence infiltrates our television screens, radio waves and news feeds. The war of words between both sides rages far beyond the small square footage of Israel and Gaza.
Viral is great, but paid is an essential component, as it is for all advertising.