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Joan Gage

About the Photo of the Dead Boy on the Beach

Joan Gage | September 4, 2015 | Media
This is what photographs are for, people! To put a face to suffering and injustice and to motivate us, the viewers, to do something about it. Photographs, in their immediacy, have the ability to hit us in the gut far more than any collection of words, no matter how eloquent.
Charlie Smith

Jimmy Wales on Censorship in China

Charlie Smith | September 4, 2015 | World
We have been critical of Wikipedia's approach to censorship in the Middle Kingdom. In a recent piece, I lamented the loss of Wikipedia in China. The encyclopedia's founder, Jimmy Wales, reached out to us and agreed to publish our unedited exchange on the difficult nature of dealing with censorship in China.
David Coates

Taking Donald Trump Seriously

David Coates | September 4, 2015 | Media
It is time to take Donald Trump very seriously indeed. When we do, the results can be alarming. For Donald Trump is not only a serious candidate. He is also a dangerous one, in a series of linked and disturbing ways.
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

No, Kim Davis Is Not Martin Luther King, Jr.

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | September 4, 2015 | Religion
Instead of striving for a more inclusive world, she is going to jail in her desire to exclude. Instead of seeking justice for all, she was the obstacle to justice for gay couples. If your love feels like hate then it is not love. If you are using God to denigrate and humiliate then it is not God.
Shana Thornton

Because the Time Should Be Now

Shana Thornton | September 3, 2015 | Media
Domestic violence is still a major concern in our society. Change has to start with all of us. I hope you don't wait until the month of October to have this conversation with a loved one. The time is now- well, it should be now.
Marvin Meadors

Why Is Fox News So Afraid of Black Lives Matter?

Marvin Meadors | September 3, 2015 | Media
Whether it is Black Lives Matter who demand to be heard or others, Fox News will attempt to shout down the movement to protect their cherished vision of a monochrome America, instead of the messy, rigidly stratified America that so many face.
Eric Boehlert

So Now Even the Boring Clinton Emails Are Big News?

Eric Boehlert | September 3, 2015 | Media
Presented as containing some damning revelations, upon closer examination the emails simply produced more yawns. They contained nothing proving any kind of wrongdoing on the part of Clinton. (Unless Clinton aide Huma Abedin using emails to organize a small dinner for the former secretary of state now qualifies as wrongdoing.)
Patrick Daniel

Meet the Millennial Who Will Make Your Career Go Viral

Patrick Daniel | September 3, 2015 | Media
At his favorite diner in Chelsea in New York, Francesco Marconi talks about Frankly Speaking, his career playbook, which cuts through the noise of career cliches and promises to help navigate through the early career steps.
Peter Bouckaert

Why I Shared a Horrific Photo of a Drowned Syrian Child

Peter Bouckaert | September 3, 2015 | World
Some say the images coming out of the migrant crisis are too offensive to share online or print in our newspapers. But what I find offensive is that drowned children are washing up on our shorelines, when more could have been done to prevent their deaths.
Elizabeth Lazar

Why Jon Stewart Should Moderate a Presidential Debate

Elizabeth Lazar | September 2, 2015 | Media
Jon Stewart reminded us that while democracy (and life) is funny, it can also be intermittently devastating, and leave the pausing complex thinkers eating the tyranny of inanities left by the panting race of power-obsessed double-dealers.
Robyn Passante

Love Endures All: What I'll Tell My Kids About 9/11

Robyn Passante | September 2, 2015 | Parents
When I think about 9/11, I remember the fliers. Thousands of fliers fluttering in the ash-coated breeze during the long nights and days and weeks after the dust had settled but the devastation was still settling in.

The Short-Form Film Movement: As the Feature Loosens Its Grip, Filmmakers Find New Opportunities in Shorts

Fandor | September 2, 2015 | Media
Many filmmakers are experiencing a change in their relationships to short-form filmmaking.
David Petersen

Fear and Loathing at 'The Denver Post': Leading Outdoors Columnist Dropped for No Good Reason

David Petersen | September 2, 2015 | Denver
Recently, two editors at The Denver Post decided to ditch the paper's long-running and wildly popular "Outdoors" column... and by extension, to disappear an award-winning Post writer of some 20 years, Scott Willoughby.
Robert David Jaffee

Mass Shootings and 'Crazy People'

Robert David Jaffee | September 2, 2015 | Politics
If you listen to the recent televised discussions on mass shootings, you would think that those of us with serious mental-health diagnoses are responsible for most of the tragic shootings that occur in this country.
GVH Live

Millennials React to Immigration Debate for 2016

GVH Live | September 3, 2015 | Media
We asked millennials who besides Trump has been vocal on the issue? Who's been gaining the most traction with voters? And, who do millennials hope to hear from on this issue?
Wadah Khanfar

A Month of Controversy and Hope

Wadah Khanfar | September 2, 2015 | Media
Part of the spirit of the age of networking and social communication is ending exclusion and the elitism of traditional pyramids of power. It is opening up a vast flat playing field of dialogue. This is exactly what the Arab world needs.
Solina Lewis

Remembering Adam Ward

Solina Lewis | September 2, 2015 | Media
While the world's eyes were on Roanoke last week, this week most national and international media have made their exodus from this small community I now call home, and though their focus is on the next horrible breaking news story, it's as if time was frozen here. 8/26/15.
Dan Solin

What CNBC Won't Tell You

Dan Solin | September 1, 2015 | Business
CNBC no longer runs ads touting "In Cramer We Trust." That is a very small step in the right direction. It has a long way to go.
Laurie Nadel

Pastrami and Wisdom: Dr. Wayne Dyer on 'The Afternoon of Life'

Laurie Nadel | September 1, 2015 | Media
Pastrami and wisdom. That was my first in-person encounter with Dr. Wayne Dyer. In April 2006, I had interviewed him by phone for my New York Times' column "Long Island at Worship" and our conversation had wandered into open spiritual water.
Colette A.M.Phillips

The Mainstream Media Should Stop Covering Donald Trump

Colette A.M.Phillips | September 1, 2015 | Media
I am convinced that if the traditional mainstream media decided for a week to not cover Donald Trump, we would see a complete transformation in his behavior, because he wouldn't be getting traction. As long as the media continues to cover him, they are depriving the American people from having a true democratic experience.
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