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Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm

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Mr. President: Next Debate, Make Moral Choice Clear

Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm | Posted October 9, 2012

Mr. President, when you walk on stage in the next debate I would like to hear you say that the choice is not just about whose tax plan you like or who has the better health care strategy. It's much more fundamental than that. This is a choice about our national character.
Sir Martin Sorrell

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A Week in the Delta

Sir Martin Sorrell | Posted October 11, 2012

As the world economy tightens as a whole and a re-elected or new President of the USA has to grapple with the $16 trillion US debt load with a likely deadlocked Congress, finding the growth pockets across the globe becomes even more important. Each year we bring our top 100 or so together for our annual strategy meeting, as we revise our three-year rolling business plans and then prepare our annual budgets in October and November.
Craig Kanalley

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The Problem With the Media's Social Media Addiction

Craig Kanalley | Posted October 11, 2012

Earlier this year, a study found that social media is more addicting than alcohol and cigarettes.
Jon (Bowzer) Bauman

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How Many Pundits Does It Take to Screw Up a Story?

Jon (Bowzer) Bauman | Posted October 8, 2012

How could so many pundits, even the blatantly liberal ones on MSNBC, be so enamored of show biz style over substance that they inverted the real story and the secondary one? President Obama may not have shown enough fight, but these pundits showed less.
Vanity Fair

Words That Shaped Last Week: 'Jim Lehrer,' 'Big Bird,' and 'Seth MacFarlane'

Vanity Fair | Posted October 8, 2012

For your edification, a look back at the phrases, nouns, and neologisms that have, for better or for worse, shaped the week's national discourse.
Gillian Frew

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The Rise of the Renaissance Reporter

Gillian Frew | Posted October 8, 2012

Nowadays, the ability to multitask is a prerequisite for almost any new job in the industry.
Jeff Connaughton

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The Biggest Kiss: How Neither Political Party Wants to Break Up the Biggest Banks

Jeff Connaughton | Posted October 8, 2012

Neither Mitt Romney and the Republicans nor President Obama and many Democrats favor breaking up the big banks, the best way to prevent another taxpayer bailout after a financial crisis.
Seth Shostak

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Science From Hell

Seth Shostak | Posted October 8, 2012

It's enough to make you alternately laugh and cry. But this daffy performance speaks to a problem even larger than Broun's dreadful ignorance. Why is this gentleman in Congress at all?
Brad Harrington

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The Masculine Critique

Brad Harrington | Posted October 8, 2012

Difficult economic circumstances, less-than-stellar academic performance, and growing equality for women may have all conspired to lessen men's advantage at work, but "success" in the workplace is not the only or ultimate measure of a life well-lived.
David Sable

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People Still Vote

David Sable | Posted October 8, 2012

For all the lead-up hype, for all the commentary and tweeting, for all the punditry and deep analysis -- it seems to me to boil down to who was less bad in delivery and who had listened more to their media trainers.
Daniel R. Schwarz

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The Achievement of Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, New York Times Publisher

Daniel R. Schwarz | Posted October 8, 2012

Even someone with the imagination, flexibility, and business acumen of an Arthur Ochs Sulzberger would have great difficulty in preserving the Times as a print newspaper, and perhaps even as a newsgathering operation.
Jeff Schweitzer

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Laughing All the Way to the White House

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted October 8, 2012

While I disagree, the conventional wisdom has concluded that Obama blew the debate, phoning it in instead of engaging his opponent. But no matter: the reaction and aftermath are much more instructive about the distinct differences between liberals and conservatives.
Richard (RJ) Eskow

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The Children Of Columbus: The Multinationals And Their Courtiers

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted October 8, 2012

As the nation commemorates the life and adventures of Christopher Columbus, let's not forget his 21st Century descendants: the multinational corporations who span the globe in search of wealth.
Jack Mirkinson

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Sam Champion's Engagement: A Sign of How the Media Has Changed

Jack Mirkinson | Posted October 8, 2012

These days, a well-known television personality can publicly announce that he's gay and share news of his engagement, and have the entire news division he works for celebrate, with nobody batting an eye. This is, of course, as it should be -- but that doesn't make it any less noteworthy.
Jane Clarke

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Innovating to Fix Advertising's Inadequate Measurement Methodologies

Jane Clarke | Posted October 8, 2012

You'd be hard-pressed not to hear 'multiplatform' mentioned on panel discussions or woven into numerous presentations at Advertising Week 2012. So how exactly can media measurement keep up with the proliferation of multi-screen viewing?
Alex Schriver

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Big Bird and the American Dream

Alex Schriver | Posted October 8, 2012

The recent criticisms of Mitt Romney's willingness to end subsidies to PBS merit laughter worthy of Tickle Me Elmo.
Lee Banville

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What Big Bird Would Tell Mitt Romney If He Could

Lee Banville | Posted October 8, 2012

If you wanted to take on PBS there are lots of ways to do it. Threaten it all and the 2011 federal deficit would shrink from approximately $1,299,000,000,000 to $1,298,555,000,000. It's not nothing, but is it worth the cost?
Meryl Ain, Ed.D.

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October Is National Bullying Awareness Month: What Adults Can Do Right Now

Meryl Ain, Ed.D. | Posted October 8, 2012

October is National Bullying Awareness Month, and as we ask our children and our schools to prevent bullying, we ought to take a hard look at ourselves too. Recent attacks on an overweight female Wisconsin TV anchor -- and her response -- illustrate the point.
Jeff Danziger

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Jack Welch, FOX

Jeff Danziger | Posted October 8, 2012

Peggy Siegal

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Remembering Lois Smith

Peggy Siegal | Posted October 8, 2012

Lois was best friends with every film critic and sort of "held their hands" as she presented her beloved clients to them. She gave the filmmakers all the praise and love they so deserved. Talent adored her.
Andy Ostroy

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An Open Letter to Mitt Romney From Big Bird

Andy Ostroy | Posted October 8, 2012

Can you please explain to me why you think it's more important, for example, to help private plane owners but not PBS? Where are your priorities? You're clearly more concerned with Wall Street than you are Sesame Street.