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Richard (RJ) Eskow


The Middle Class and Working Poor's Lifelong Losing Game -- In 10 Slides

Richard (RJ) Eskow | September 16, 2014 | Politics
They say a picture's worth a thousand words. If that's true, the following 10 images could provide the lyrics for a thousand blues songs. The graphs are taken from series of recent reports which, when considered together, create a paint-by-numbers picture of the lifelong losing game faced by working Americans.
Belinda Waymouth


UN Climate Summit Approaches, as Evidence Against UNnatural Gas Rises

Belinda Waymouth | September 15, 2014 | Green
The U.S is hedging its bets with the lesser of fossil fuel evils -- natural gas -- as a way to avoid the calamity of climate change. But is this gas really the answer to run away carbon emissions, polar ice caps disappearing and extreme weather woes?


Turning Away Donations From "Bad Donors"

Ritu_Sharma | September 15, 2014 | Impact
It's clear that Reddit wants to embrace this aspect of its community, which means it's offering something that could be very valuable to us in the nonprofit sector -- if we're open to it.
Phu Nguyen


Message From a Boob Tuber

Phu Nguyen | September 15, 2014 | TV
I like to watch TV. Okay, maybe I love to watch TV. Either way, you get it. I'm 'addicted' to many shows, and I admit that a time or two, I have opted to stay in and watch a show over going out for human contact. What I don't like is to be judged for it.
Rev. Al Sharpton


Limiting Voter Participation in the Middle of Crisis

Rev. Al Sharpton | September 15, 2014 | Politics
When we look at the situation in Ferguson, Missouri and the tragic death of Michael Brown, we are reminded of the importance of who we elect to our city councils, who sits on our local board of education committees, who we pick to represent us in Congress, in the Senate and more.
Robert Whitcomb

Newspapers' Going-Public Problem

Robert Whitcomb | September 15, 2014 | Media
The Internet has long and glibly been cited as virtually the only reason for the sector's decline. But in fact, business reporters (they fear antagonizing their bosses) generally fail to note the huge and destructive impact (to journalism anyway) of public ownership.
Andy Plesser


(VIDEO) BuzzFeed's Jonah Peretti: Native Advertising is Not Easy

Andy Plesser | September 15, 2014 | Media
COLOGNE - BuzzFeed, has pioneered "native advertising" as it has long eschewed conventional display banners.  While "native" is widely cited as an emerging monetization strategy for publishers, it's not easy to do, there is a "high bar" to reach success, says Jonah Peretti, CEO and founder of BuzzFeed, in this...
Arianna Huffington


100 Million Thank-Yous to HuffPosters Around the World

Arianna Huffington | September 15, 2014 | Media
This morning I sent an email to our HuffPost team, sharing the news of a major milestone for our company -- one that really struck a chord with me. And you, the members of the HuffPost community, are the heart and soul of this milestone. Whether you have blogged on HuffPost, commented on, shared or talked about a story or just made us a regular part of your media diet, you have been a key part of the conversation we set out to start a little over nine years ago. Indeed, without you, there would be no HuffPost. So thank you for being part of this remarkable journey -- a journey that is still very much in progress. Here is the email I sent to our team.
Robert Quigley

What Role Do Social Media Companies Have in Stopping Speech?

Robert Quigley | September 15, 2014 | Media
Who would want to see the gruesome video or further the militants' propaganda goals? Count me out. However, it is wrong that Twitter and YouTube made that decision for us, without a clear explanation.
Bill Moyers


Watch: Climate Change -- Faith and Fact

Bill Moyers | September 15, 2014 | Politics
A majority of Americans think global warming is real and that human activity's a factor, believing in the science behind reports on climate change. But some two-thirds of white evangelical Christians aren't convinced.
Leo W. Gerard


Senate Republicans Vote to Silence Working Americans

Leo W. Gerard | September 15, 2014 | Politics
Senate Republicans voted unanimously last week for elections that are competitions of cash, with candidates who amass the most money empowered to shout down opponents. The GOP rejected elections that are contests of ideas won by candidates offering the best concepts.
Robert Creamer


Bush/Cheney Created Conditions That Led Directly to ISIL

Robert Creamer | September 15, 2014 | Politics
The War did more than any propagandist could possibly do to radicalize vulnerable young people. And by setting off wave after wave of sectarian slaughter it created blood feuds that will never be forgiven. And now many of the same people who caused this foreign policy disaster have the audacity to criticize President Obama's measured efforts to clean up the mess they created.
HuffPost Radio


Videocracy - Filmed Violence That Galvanizes Opinion and Policy (See ISIS and Women)

HuffPost Radio | September 14, 2014 | Politics
Katrina and Lowry debate whether a) beheadings and media war whoops forced Obama's hand; b) he gets a boost or blame in November; c) he'll escalate if Bombs-without-Boots fails. What now happens to his desired pivot to Asia, climate, inequality? Ray Rice too is tackled by tape. Is a video worth a million words?
Tim Giago


Standing Tall for Native American Day

Tim Giago | September 14, 2014 | Media
An unprecedented event happened in South Dakota 24 years ago, an event that has not been duplicated by any other state: South Dakota adopted October 12 as a state holiday to be called Native American Day.
Ian Haney López

Is It Racist to Seek White Votes?

Ian Haney López | September 13, 2014 | Politics
Is there something wrong with urging Democrats to pursue white voters? There's no difference between this and the GOP's strategizing to win more Latino voters. The danger with urging greater Democratic efforts to enlist white voters is that it comes in a context in which that party already has a long history of seeking white support.
Joseph A. Palermo


The Real Winners (and Losers) in America's New War Against ISIL

Joseph A. Palermo | September 12, 2014 | Politics
How sweet it must be for the war profiteers to see the U.S. treasury tapped yet again so they can profit from blowing up weapons and Humvees that ISIL now controls that they already profited from when they were first sold off and given to the Iraqi military.
Duncan Hosie


Chief Justice Roberts' Bait and Switch

Duncan Hosie | September 12, 2014 | Politics
Roberts' record is troubling in its own right. But it is even more troubling when contrasted with the promises he made to the Senate, and the American people, in his confirmation hearing.
Stephen Miles


What Obama Should Have Said: Alternatives to Another War

Stephen Miles | September 12, 2014 | Politics
Instead of going back to war in the Middle East, President Obama should announce alternative, and more effective ways to degrade ISIS. Here are a few suggestions.
Jackson Katz


Rice Video Accelerates Cultural Shift on Men's Violence

Jackson Katz | September 12, 2014 | Media
The video that TMZ leaked of Baltimore Ravens star Ray Rice punching his then-fiancée in a casino elevator couldn't have come at a more fortuitous moment. The most promising aspect of this sad saga is that the presence of the video has contributed to a transformation already underway in the public's understanding of gender-based violence.
Joan E. Dowlin


Fox News Once Again Misleads Viewers With Coverage of President Obama's ISIS Speech

Joan E. Dowlin | September 12, 2014 | Media
It was in the scroll at the bottom of the screen on Fox News' "The Kelly File" after President Obama's speech last night on ISIS. It said "In Major Reversal, President Obama Orders Military Campaign vs. ISIS."
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