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Tim Giago

Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort a Slap in the Face to Piestewa

Tim Giago | July 27, 2016 | Media
Is the word "squaw" an obscene word? We think it all depends on the many variations of "Obscenity." In the Algonquin language the word squaw simply translates to mean "woman."
The Conversation US

The Science Behind Hillary Clinton's Problems With Trust

The Conversation US | July 27, 2016 | Politics
Research, including new work from our Human Cooperation Laboratory at Yale, suggests Trump may be successful precisely because of his hotheadedness and lack of carefully thought-out proposals. Being seen as uncalculating can make people trust you.
Gideon Amichay

Trojan Horse? Cyber Horse!

Gideon Amichay | July 26, 2016 | Media
Like in the legendary story of Troy, the Cyber Horse stands at the front gates of the Tel-Aviv cyber conference auditorium. Like its namesake, it conceals bad news and is waiting for the doors to open.
David Vognar

Major Media Get Climate Change Wrong (Again)

David Vognar | July 26, 2016 | Green
In an editorial in Saturday's paper, the Chicago Tribune editorial board said that we still need coal, oil and gas because solving climate change is too complex. Such handwaving doesn't pass the smell test: they haven't done their homework.
Coco Soodek

Confession of A Fox News Flunky: Hillary Clinton Was A Great, Progressive Senator

Coco Soodek | July 27, 2016 | Politics
Last Saturday night, I appeared on the Justice with Jeanine Pirro show on Fox. It was maybe my 30th appearance representing liberals, and it was my worst. I was terrible. Judge Pirro asked me a question that I...
Tom Engelhardt

Making Things That Go Boom In The Night

Tom Engelhardt | July 26, 2016 | Politics
As is often the case, I opened the Monday newspaper curious to find out how the weekend had gone at the movies. The headline read, "'Ghostbusters' Is No. 2 Behind 'Secret Life of Pets.'"
Richard North Patterson

A Tale Of Two Conventions: Hillary Versus The Man On Horseback

Richard North Patterson | July 26, 2016 | Politics
The high-voltage Democrats who took the stage for Clinton were important not only for who they were and what they said, but what they symbolized.
Marty Kaplan

Mindful Voters, Mindless News: Trump Is A Teachable Moment

Marty Kaplan | July 25, 2016 | Politics
Trump won the nomination by gaming the attention economy.

What Causes the 'Fox News Effect'?

Quora | July 25, 2016 | Media
What is the Fox News effect? What causes it? originally appeared on Quora: the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. Answer by William Poundstone, Author of Head in the Cloud: Why Knowing Things Still Matters When...
Andy Plesser

(VIDEO) Data-Driven ESPN, NBCU And Turner Were Upfront Standouts: BOA's Paskalis

Andy Plesser | July 25, 2016 | Media
CANNES - At the end of this year's television Upfront presentations, Lou Paskalis sensed a "digital divide" between media sellers. He credits ESPN, NBCUniversal and Turner for having making data an integral part their value propositions by virtue of the data pedigrees of their executives. In an interview with Beet.TV,...
William Bradley

Trump Updates the Stab-in-the-Back Myth With "Hillary's Terrible Crimes"

William Bradley | July 25, 2016 | Media
Many in the media took note of the massively authoritarian overtones in Donald Trump's Republican presidential nomination acceptance speech. How could they not?
Mark Green

Trump's Weak: Four Days from "Mad Max" and "Network"

Mark Green | July 24, 2016 | Politics
When you combine a Putin personality (says Kasparov) with a sociopath (says author of "Art of The Deal"), you get a Convention that wants to jail Hillary Clinton. Stuart Stevens & Ron Reagan agree that he's unlikely to win but may splinter the GOP into Reform-icon and Nativist Wings.
Pranay Gupte

The Writing Life: Digging Into The Past To Learn About The Present

Pranay Gupte | July 24, 2016 | Media
Writing is a lonely profession. Let no one tell you otherwise. This is what it comes down to: It's just you, your computer, and your stack of notebooks. Whether you're a journalist filing stories on tight deadlines, or a novelist, or someone who writes biographies - as I do...
John W. Traphagan

It's Time to Stand Up for Truth and Intelligence

John W. Traphagan | July 24, 2016 | Media
In a time when the American news media focused on reporting facts, rather than entertaining the public, iconic broadcast journalist Walter Cronkite made a comment about American values and education that seems even more powerful today.
Michael Moore

5 Reasons Why Trump Will Win

Michael Moore | July 24, 2016 | Politics
I am sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but I gave it to you straight last summer when I told you that Donald Trump would be the Republican nominee for president. And now I have even more awful, depressing news for you: Donald J. Trump is going to win in November.
H. A. Goodman

WikiLeaks Emails Show DNC Favored Hillary Clinton Over Bernie Sanders During The Democratic Primary

H. A. Goodman | July 23, 2016 | Politics
On July 22, 2016 WikiLeaks released around 20,000 emails apparently from top DNC officials, illustrating that Democratic officials favored Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders. The email release, only days away from the Democratic Primary, shed light into potential election fraud (the DNC hasn’t confirmed the accuracy of the...
Nathan Gardels

Weekend Roundup: The Last Gasp of Atatürk

Nathan Gardels | July 22, 2016 | World
If the aim of the coup plotters was to derail Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's march toward autocratic rule and restore the country firmly on the secular path envisioned by its modern founder, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, their failure achieved the opposite result. The last gasp of Atatürk has breathed new life into Erdogan's troubled and troubling tenure. (continued)
George Lakoff

Understanding Trump

George Lakoff | July 24, 2016 | Politics
Why does Donald Trump publicly insult other candidates and political leaders mercilessly? Quite simply, because he knows he can win an onstage TV insult game. In strict conservative eyes, that makes him a formidable winning candidate who deserves to be a winning candidate.
Pranay Gupte

The Writing Life: Headlines, Deadlines and Declines

Pranay Gupte | July 22, 2016 | Media
I love electoral politics, especially the clangorous and noisy type in my adopted home of the United States; in my native India, and almost anywhere else that the electorate can freely express its preferences through the ballot box (or electronic voting machines). When I was a reporter for the New...

Let's Talk About The Dress Code For Muslim Men

MuslimGirl | July 22, 2016 | Religion
Covering up a bit more than usual at the beach while your wife or sister is beautifully covered is a wonderful form of solidarity. It's also a great form of modesty.  Your wife or sister will appreciate it.
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