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NO THANKS! Newsweek Having Tough Time Finding New Editor

nypost.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Jon Meacham, the current editor-in-chief, is telling staffers he hopes to pack it in by Labor Day. And the short list of candidates to replace him ...

Tom Donilon: The Last Best Hope to Help Obama Make Vital Strategic Leaps

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

After the announcement that Tom Donilon would succeed General Jim Jones as President Obama's National Security Adviser, Donilon went from being the busiest man in the White House to the even-busier busiest man. This is good, and bad, news.

Beyond Peace in the Middle East at CGI

Michelle Kraus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Kraus

It was a rare gift to be able to hear the Middle East session up close at this years Clinton Global Initiative. It is curious that there was not enormous media coverage of this landmark discussion

Austerity Chic: It's This Year's "Weapons of Mass Destruction"

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

In Washington, screaming about being in the red is the new black. We've seen this herd mentality before, in the run-up to the invasion of Iraq. Once again, the experts tell us that the warning lights are flashing red. The fashionistas aren't listening.

Top 5 Funniest: Pee-wee Herman, Cee-Lo, Jerry Stiller and More (VIDEOS)

Matt Wilstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Matt Wilstein

With the premiere of The Social Network fast approaching, the parodies and mash-ups continue. Urlesque demonstrates how the music from the trailer can make anything seem dramatic.

The Not-at-Ground Zero Mosque Will Define U.S.-Muslim Relations for the Next Decade

Rahim Kanani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rahim Kanani

Conservative Republicans peddling into the hands of al-Qaeda are also creating false dichotomies that force division, catering to the growing prejudice of Americans towards Muslims and Islam.

BURN: Fareed Zakaria Ditches Newsweek, Joins TIME

Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Newsweek has lost one of its most high-profile figures to its archrival, Time. Fareed Zakaria, a columnist for the magazine and editor of Newsweek In...

Climate Skeptic Pat Michaels Admits 40 Percent of His Funding Comes From Oil Industry

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

Notorious climate skeptic Pat Michaels of the CATO Institute finally admitted openly on CNN this weekend that 40 percent of his funding comes from -- wait for it -- Big Oil.

HuffPost Thursday: Meetup To Discuss Steven Slater, Job Numbers, And Jennifer Lopez

Ben Bell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ben Bell

Last Thursday HuffPost readers around the world gathered to discuss the week in news. As always, the editors at the HuffPost want to offer some suggestions for what you may want to discuss tonight.

The Rubin Con Goes On

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Scheer

The corruptions of journalism were on full display when CNN's Fareed Zakaria turned to Robert Rubin this past Sunday for advice on how to fix the financial crisis that he, as much as anyone, caused.

Any Common Ground in the 'Ground Zero Mosque' Debate?

Parvez Ahmed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Parvez Ahmed

Some will never be convinced of the moral legitimacy of Muslims seeking a place of worship close to Ground Zero. Yet many may change. Giving that moderate center a fair chance rests partly with the organizers of the Cordoba Center.

After Zakaria, What About Other ADL Humphrey Prize Recipients?

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Steve Clemons

I don't necessarily believe in follow-the-leader, but knowing how other recipients feel about the ADL controversy and the Cordoba mosque could be instructive and important.

Thoughts on the "Ground Zero Mosque " and the Better Angels of Our Nature

Michael Rowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Rowe

The part of me that initially flinched at the thought of a mosque so close to Ground Zero is not one of the better angels of my nature, and certainly not the part of me I'd ever want to be defined by.

ADL Betrays Mission to Fight Bigotry, Discredits Itself Yet Again

Ahmed Shihab-Eldin | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Ahmed Shihab-Eldin

Islam is not responsible for 9/11, extremism is. Just like the two planes that crashed into the Twin Towers, Islam was also hijacked and used to justi...

Fareed Zakaria Returns Award From Jewish Group Over Ground Zero Mosque

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Update: Zakaria addresses the issue at the top of on his CNN show Sunday. Zakaria says that the man behind the proposed Ground Zero Islamic communi...

Cable News Ratings and Race

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Reese Schonfeld

By now most of you must know that there's little new, merely a continuation of second quarter trends. All four of the networks are losing viewers, CNN losing by far the most and MSNBC, by a nose, the least.

The Vapid, the Vacuous and the Inspired

Jim Lichtman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jim Lichtman

I don't know if it was the heat or humidity covering much of the East Coast, but last week the media continued its pursuit of stories that have little or no meaningful substance.

Fareed Zakaria's "Greedy Consumers" and Hive Mind CEOs

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Fareed Zakaria reflects the biases and distorted perceptions of a punditocratic subculture that continues to paint average citizens as reckless children and business executives as Delphic sages.

Arianna Discusses Sarah Palin And The Tea Party On 'Fareed Zakaria GPS' (VIDEO)

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

Arianna appeared as a guest on CNN's "Fareed Zakaria GPS" on Sunday, along with Eliot Spitzer, Ross Douthat And Katrina Vanden Heuval. In the second p...

Arianna Says Frustration With Obama Goes Beyond Left And Right On 'Fareed Zakaria GPS' (VIDEO)

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

Arianna appeared as a guest on CNN's "Fareed Zakaria GPS" on Sunday, along with Eliot Spitzer, Ross Douthat and Katrina vanden Heuvel . The roundtable...

A Critique of Fareed Zakaria's Uninformed Commentary on Iran [Part 2]

Sam Sedaei | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sam Sedaei

Fareed Zakaria has been able to get more recognition for his name throughout his years as the editor of Newsweek, and now as the host of Global Public...

A Critique of Fareed Zakaria's Uninformed Commentary on Iran [Part 1]

Sam Sedaei | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sam Sedaei

Fareed Zakaria rightly criticized McCain for previously suggesting that the U.S. must bomb Iran. Nonetheless, Zakaria perpetuated a number of old misconceptions and stereotypes about Iran.

What Obama's Reading: Are The Books Influencing Policy?

The Washington Post | Tevi Troy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

As the battle over health-care reform crescendoed last month, President Obama let slip that he was still making time for some side reading. "We've bee...

Fareed Zakaria Criticizes Media Attention On Obama Oil Spill Emotion (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

CNN's Fareed Zakaria broke his relative silence over the BP oil spill this week and took aim at the media for its fixation on "presidential emotion." ...

WATCH: Carville Goes Off On Fareed Zakaria Over Oil Spill

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

James Carville went off on his CNN colleague Fareed Zakaria for his commentary that President Obama is worrying too much about the oil spill. "When I...