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Jason Linkins

Even KSTP's Response To Its Racist 'Gang Signs' Story Is Racist

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.07.2014 | Politics

About a week and a half ago in Minneapolis, a man and a woman posed for a picture together, as men and women do all across this great land of ours. Bu...

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Area Press Corps Wants To Know Why Obama Won't Flog Himself For Its Amusement

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.06.2014 | Politics

On the afternoon after the Democratic Party's dramatic drubbing, which briefly threatened to wholly redistribute the American Internet's stockpile of ...

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The 2014 Election Was About The Economy, And Democrats Have Only Themselves To Blame

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If you want to examine the gnarled roots of the Democrats' 2014 election-night mollywhopping, you should cast your mind back to the fall...

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2014 Campaign Ads: The Best, The Weirdest, The Worst

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

With another midterm election very nearly in the books, it's time to take stock of the cycle's campaign ads. The best of the best inspired us with ful...

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By The Time Election Night Ends, The Race May Only Be Getting Started

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.02.2014 | Politics

So that's about to happen: Tuesday Nov. 4 is Election Day, and we've enlisted HuffPost Pollster's own Mark Blumenthal to set the table. We'll take a l...

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Ask A Canadian: Explaining The Jian Ghomeshi Scandal To Americans

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.01.2014 | Media

Over the past few days, many of you non-Canadian humans may have noticed the emerging -- and seemingly endlessly sordid --story centering on a man nam...

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Fake Morgan Freeman Rides Again In Another Campaign Ad

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.25.2014 | Politics

Everyone knows that if you want to really class up your #brand, you've just got to bring in Morgan Freeman and his much-beloved dulcet tones and have ...

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Joni Ernst And The Shifting Politics Of Avoidance

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.23.2014 | Politics

Joni Ernst, an Iowa state senator and the GOP candidate for Iowa's open U.S. Senate seat, stirred a lot of emotions Thursday, after she bailed on a nu...

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BP's Damage To The Gulf Of Mexico Has Been Wildly Exaggerated, Says BP Flack In Politico Magazine

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.22.2014 | Politics

[Updated, below.] Today's Politico Magazine offers up some seriously dope sponsored content for your weary body, in the form of an article called "...

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Let's Help The Media Be Better On Ebola

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.26.2014 | Media

When you cover the story, don't forget to mention West Africa. Lead with it, focus on it, keep people up to speed with what's happening there. Talk to the people fighting the disease there. Ask policymakers tough questions about what they're going to do about it. And if you write some listicle about Ebola, end with it. Because that's where the media can do the most good right now.

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It's Probably Not The Best Idea To Insult Wisconsin Voters When You're Trying To Win A Close Election

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.21.2014 | Politics

The Wisconsin gubernatorial race has been as tight as a tick since late July, with the last Marquette Law School poll depicting the contest as a genui...

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Ebola Hot Take Of The Day: Travel Bans Would Make Things Worse. Let's Do Them Anyway.

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.16.2014 | Politics

It seems pretty clear that the possibility that an Ebola-related travel ban will be imposed in the near future is growing with each passing day. Those...

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Sorry, But That NYT Story On Abandoned Munitions Doesn't Prove Bush Was Right About WMDs

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.15.2014 | Politics

The New York Times' C.J. Chivers has an invigorating longform piece up today about the American and Iraqi soldiers who "repeatedly encountered, and at...

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The Supreme Court Gave Gay Marriage A Big Kanye Shrug

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.11.2014 | Politics

So, that happened: Ebola has come to America, but the disease has nothing on the viral spread of harum-scarum Ebola hype from the media and politician...

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Jon Stewart Turning Down 'Meet The Press' Is The Smart Move For All Involved

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.12.2014 | Media

New York Magazine's Gabriel Sherman managed to get media observers all hot and bothered yesterday when he splashed a pretty great scoop from behind th...

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It's Getting Harder To Sort Out How Greg Orman Will Sort Himself

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.08.2014 | Politics

Now with the resolution of some thorny legal matters concerning whether or not Kansas Democrats were technically allowed to unilaterally withdraw from...

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Just Chill With All The Predictions, Bill Kristol

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.06.2014 | Politics

The Weekly Standard's Bill Kristol ... well, he has this reputation of "faulty predictions" and "bad advice" and being "consistently wrong" about ever...

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Remember How We Defended The Secret Service Last Week? Well, Funny Story...

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.04.2014 | Politics

So, that happened: The 2014 election is right around the corner, and HuffPost Pollster's Mark Blumenthal says it's "gut-check time" for the media's po...

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The Military Can't Come Up With A Name For Its War Against ISIS. We're Here To Help.

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.03.2014 | Politics

One of the things that our ongoing military operation against the Islamic State does not currently have -- besides congressional approval, clearly dem...

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Congress Runs Away From Obama's War On Terror Twofer

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.03.2014 | Politics

So, that happened: The long-promised airstrikes on the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria began this week as uninterested members of Congress crossed the...

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President Obama Is At The Vanguard Of A Major Cultural Shift In America

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.25.2014 | Media

Former White House communications director Dan Pfeiffer was the guest this morning at Buzzfeed HQ, for a "Buzzfeed Breakfast" round of Q&A. Among the ...

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Time For Some Corrections And Retractions: Anti-ISIS Coalition Membership Edition

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.23.2014 | Politics

Airstrikes against ISIS: They are a go. And, as it turns out, they are a-going with coalition partner-nations in the Arab world, according to the news...

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Turd Polish Futures Up 300 Percent On News That 2014 Midterm Election Is Happening

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.23.2014 | Politics

Spend any time reading the people whose job it is to assign heady unified field theorems to election years, and you will hear sad variations on a dull...

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NYT's Alessandra Stanley Explains Her Terrible Writing Technique

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.23.2014 | Media

If you happened to be hanging out on the internet last Friday, somewhere near the intersection of Pop-Cultural-Criticism and Oh-No-How-Did-This-Get-Wr...

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Politico Magazine Extends Raised Middle Finger To Its Readers

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.22.2014 | Politics

Susan Glasser once wrote the following in an "Editors' Note," introducing people to Politico Magazine: We all know we live at a moment of informati...