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Alexander Lebedev Acquires Independent Newspaper

New York Times | RICHARD PÉREZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Alexander Lebedev, a Russian billionaire who was once a KGB agent stationed in London, on Thursday struck a long-awaited deal to buy The Independent n...

New Media at the 2010 NYC Art Fairs

Erik Sanner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Erik Sanner

What perturbs me about art fairs is the lack of new media art -- some art fairs exhibit a smattering, others none at all. Are there really so few notable practicing new media artists?

The Media's Billion Dollar Ad for Evan Bayh

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Cenk Uygur

Bayh masked his craven capitulation to corporate lobbyists with a veneer of bipartisanship and moderation. If he sold out to enough special interests, he could claim that he was on both sides.

Taking Tea Partiers Seriously

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

There has been an interesting alignment which has slowly happened over the past year, between two groups not normally in agreement -- inside-the-Beltw...

Frederic Mitterrand, French Minister, Fights For Job After Boasts Of Sex With Young Boys

The Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

John Lichfield | The Independent The new French culture minister, Frédéric Mitterrand, is fighting to save his brief ministerial career after opp...

Pollster Analysis: Obama Not Losing Support From Independents

Pollster | Charles Franklin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

...support for Obama has not plummeted among independents, and that needs to be clarified before it becomes erroneous conventional wisdom. It especial...

Melissa Ethridge on Health Care, Politics, and More (VIDEO)

Liz Glover | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Liz Glover

Hamas's Secret Weapon: Tunnels

The Independent | Kim Sengupta and Ben Lynfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Israel's ground offensive is reaching a critical stage where its forces may soon have to face Hamas fighters on their chosen killing ground, the narro...

Smells Like Republican Schadenfreude

Kamala Lopez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kamala Lopez

I feel very very ashamed of what we, as Americans, have come to accept as "all's fair" in this craven fight to win.

Defining a Maverick

Robbie Gennet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robbie Gennet

If both candidates have voted overwhelmingly with their party do you want the one who voted with Bush 90% of the time or the one who voted against Bush 96% of the time?

Cindy Sheehan Makes It On Ballot To Challenge Nancy Pelosi!

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Milazzo

Now comes the true test for the progressive movement. Will progressives who vehemently oppose Nancy Pelosi's failed Congressional leadership come forward to help Cindy Sheehan challenge Pelosi for her seat in San Francisco's 8th Congressional District? I know I will.