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Jason Linkins

Civilized Nations Don't Put Children In Brutal Prisons, So Why Do We?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 07.02.2015 | Politics

So that happened. On this week's podcast, Dana Liebelson joins us to discuss her recent exposé of the prison system in Michigan, where children -- co...

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Say Goodbye To Another Ridiculous June On The 2016 Campaign Trail

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 07.01.2015 | Politics

Well, kids, another month of presidential electioneering is in the books. We've made it to July of 2015, and what a frabjous day it is for our nation....

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Down In The Email Dumps With Hillary Clinton

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 07.01.2015 | Politics

Just in time for Canada Day, the State Department has loosed upon the world a trove of Hillary Clinton's State Department emails, forcing reporters ac...

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The 'Firewall' Between Campaigns And Super PACs Is Not A Thing

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.27.2015 | Politics

It's early days yet in the post-Citizens United era, and most of the nation is still in a very naive place. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), who once warne...

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Bobby Jindal To Fulfill Son's Dream Of Returning To Iowa, Also Is Running For President

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.25.2015 | Politics

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal on Wednesday joined the crowded field of candidates vying for the GOP's presidential nomination, and may even get the chan...

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I Can't Stop Laughing At The 'True Detective' Bar Scene

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.22.2015 | Entertainment

If you'll grant me an indulgence, I'd like to take a moment to talk about what so many other people are talking about: Sunday's episode of HBO's "True...

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PolitiFact Goes 1-For-2 In Evaluation Of Obama's Mass Shootings Statement

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.23.2015 | Politics

"At some point, we as a country will have to reckon with the fact that this type of mass violence does not happen in other advanced countries," said P...

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Hot Howard Kurtz Scoop: 'It Is Intended Solely For The Named Addressee'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.22.2015 | Politics

In his latest searing dispatch covering the media for Fox News, Howard Kurtz lowers the boom on the "reckless rhetoric from pundits and politicians" t...

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Still Nope.

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.17.2015 | Politics

Despite Tuesday's news, Eat The Press' position has not changed. Thank you for your continued support of Eat The Press, your home for not taking Do...

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Guess Who's Back! (Maybe Mitt Romney, According To Area Man.)

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.12.2015 | Politics

Got some spicy hot 2016 speculation for you today, everyone! As you might recall, not long after this great and glorious new year dawned, the news cam...

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R.I.P. Iowa Straw Poll, 1979-2015

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.12.2015 | Politics

Ah, who doesn't love the Iowa Straw Poll? Whether it was the deep fried food on sticks, the reporters wearing sweet Iowa-themed tees from Raygun, or R...

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Apparently We've Somehow Ingested A Powerful Hallucinogen

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.12.2015 | Politics

Something is wrong, you guys. I've been dosed with... some kind of drug? I didn't realize it until I saw this, from Politico's Dylan Byers: Bloombe...

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Washington Post To Beltway Elites: 'Come Read This Terrible Newsletter!'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If you like politics, and you like newsletters, then you are living in a golden age of early-morning tipsheets (like the HuffPost Mornin...

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Someone Is Wrong About Jeb Bush's Fundraising Prospects

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.10.2015 | Politics

Would-be presidential aspirant Jeb Bush and his campaign team have a #squadgoal: They would like to sock away a cool $100 million in campaign money th...

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Republicans Have Always Been At War With The New York Times

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.10.2015 | Politics

So, who's got their dander up, in the world of the 2016 election? By the looks of things, it's Sen. Marco Rubio, the Florida Republican, who was hoppi...

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It's Super Significant That Hillary Clinton Wore Green Three Times, According To Keen Analytic Mind

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.08.2015 | Politics

Green is a pretty nice color that's often associated with money, and grass, and Boston Celtics-themed bar mitzvahs. So what does it mean that former s...

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Who Else Is Running For President, And When Will They Get In?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.02.2015 | Politics

At this point in the 2016 election cycle, it's starting to look like we're going to have enough participants to have ourselves a real hootenanny. As h...

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Everybody Chill: There's No Ferguson-Inspired 'New Nationwide Crime Wave'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.02.2015 | Politics

If you were paying attention to the news Monday, you might have heard something about how a violent crime wave has swept across these United States, o...

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Saying Goodbye To The Things That Made May Another Ridiculous Month On The 2016 Campaign Trail

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.03.2015 | Politics

We did it, everyone! We made it through one more month of the 2016 presidential campaign and our republic is still basically intact. Only seventeen mo...

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Bloomberg Politics Takes Us To The 'ScrumZone,' For Some Reason

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.28.2015 | Politics

Thanks to Bloomberg Politics, I journeyed on Thursday to a new and terrible land. It is called "the ScrumZone." I am not entirely sure about what I sa...

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If The First GOP Debate Were Held Today, Who Would Be In?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.20.2015 | Politics

As you may have heard, the first Republican debate is scheduled for Aug. 6, 2015, in Cleveland, Ohio. And everyone who's had some hand in organizing t...

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This Might Have Been The LGBT Community's Most Significant Setback In Washington

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.20.2015 | Politics

What was the most significant setback the LGBT community has endured at the hands of Washington lawmakers? According to the panel we assembled for our...

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The GOP's Evolution On LGBT Rights Has To Be 'Measured In Inches, Not In Feet'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.20.2015 | Politics

As demographics shift and younger Americans start to form party attachments, we're moving into a future where a politician's opposition to something l...

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How LGBT Activists Won The PR Game: Cash, Culture And Community

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.20.2015 | Politics

What's the secret of the LGBT community's success, as they've moved toward societal equality? According to our most recent "Drinking & Talking" panel,...

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Here's What Dick Cheney And Julian Bond Have In Common

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.20.2015 | Politics

Former Vice President Dick Cheney and former NAACP Chairman Julian Bond don't end up in the same category of leaders every day, but according to the m...