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The Trump Falls Close to the Stump

Allen Schmertzler | Posted 09.10.2015 | Entertainment
Allen Schmertzler

This is exactly what America needs, The Donald trumping "bing, bing, bong" on the stump, his new rallying song to impassion Nixon's secret reactionary social militia to come out from the political shadow to help him make America great again.

Two Davids and a Portia - TV Originals

Tom Alderman | Posted 08.25.2015 | Entertainment
Tom Alderman

This is comedy satire at its best and it works because show creator Victor Fresco has the ability to make the absurd sound perfectly reasonable.

Norman Lear Explains His Tense Relationship With Carroll O'Connor

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 11.22.2014 | Fifty

Norman Lear and Carroll O'Connor made television history with "All In The Family," but their behind-the-scenes relationship was rife with tension, Lea...

Breitbart Runs False Headline On Norman Lear, Lear Responds Perfectly

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 11.20.2014 | Media

Television writer and producer Norman Lear faulted Breitbart Monday night after a headline on the conservative news site twisted his recent interview ...

Mike Ryan

Why The Debate Over 'Wolf Of Wall Street' Might Feel Familiar | Mike Ryan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment

The reaction to “The Wolf of Wall Street” has been fascinating. The primary point of contention seems to be that some people view the debauchery i...

Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman and Beyond: Conversations with Norman Lear & Mary Kay Place

Mike Ragogna | Posted 01.26.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"In television terms, one Betty White covers the entire demographic of seventy to a hundred and three. I think funny is funny and interesting is interesting."

Racism and Anti-Semitism Still Flourish Insidiously

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 09.14.2013 | Politics
Robert David Jaffee

At the time of the Trayvon Martin killing, I wrote about the "insidious" racism that still exists in this country in the wake of Barack Obama's election as president.

The Long Road to Societal Change

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.24.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Measuring racism is not always a clear dichotomy. Not every attitude or word spoken is either clearly "racist" or "not-racist," to put this another way. There is a spectrum. The good news is that the spectrum shifts over time. What was once considered acceptable becomes taboo. Attitudes shift, even if it takes generations.

PHOTOS: 10 TV Characters That Would Make Horrible Neighbors

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.19.2013 | HuffPost Home

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WATCH: The Gun Lobby's Firepower

Bill Moyers | Posted 03.09.2013 | Politics
Bill Moyers

Every American packing heat is a frightening vision of our future. It doesn't have to be, if only we stop and think.

Archie Bunker on Gun Control

Norman Lear | Posted 02.20.2013 | Crime
Norman Lear

With everyone in our world talking about guns and America, I woke up this morning to find an All in the Family clip on YouTube that we produced over 30 years ago that has Archie Bunker on a local news channel doing an editorial on gun control.

Remembering George Jefferson, Television Icon

Jermaine Spradley | Posted 09.23.2012 | Black Voices
Jermaine Spradley

In the history of American television, there aren't too many characters that deserve an obituary -- but Sherman Hemsley's George Jefferson most definitely does.

The Cure For Holiday Madness

Ann Brenoff | Posted 02.18.2012 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

We and our families are imperfect and no amount of holiday gift wrap will cover those imperfections. We need a coping guide for the holidays, and here's mine.

William H. Macy Goes for Broke (and Drunk) in Showtime's Shameless

Cynthia Ellis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Cynthia Ellis

William H. Macy has a voice that could sell needles to a porcupine. He can say the word "Golly" and have it be rife with unspoken meaning and depth.

Springerized America: How Reality & Tabloid TV Corrupts Our Politics & Media

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Brian Ross

Reality and tabloid television are a social virus that has infected the American body politic. In the 1980s, "I'm with Stupid" was a put-down. In 20...

Confessions Of A Closet Curmudgeon

Dr. Judith Rich | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Judith Rich

"Astute perception and sly wit" -- who wouldn't sign up for that? And how about a lack of a "serviceable denial mechanism?" Sounds good to me! Doesn't everyone aspire to these qualities?