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Poppy Bush, Trump and Other Random Fripperies

Tom Alderman | Posted 08.13.2016 | Media
Tom Alderman

Who said each of the following... (a) "I love the uneducated." (b) "Persuasion has to target the emotions and speak to the less educated masses, not ...

Take Note, Obama: Bush One Would Go It Alone On ISIS, Biographer Says

The Huffington Post | Howard Fineman | Posted 11.19.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama says he values the prudent example of the first President Bush as he confronts Middle East terrorism in his role ...

Dark Wisdom: A Jewish Comment on the Conclusion of Breaking Bad

Rabbi Menachem Creditor | Posted 11.30.2013 | TV
Rabbi Menachem Creditor

Walter White, the un-hero of the Breaking Bad saga, is a rationalist so skilled that he even convinces himself that his evil actions are morally justifiable as each terrible one is taken, painstakingly mythologized as necessary for his family's welfare.

Listen: Thomas Jefferson's 'Art of Power'

Bill Marriott | Posted 07.07.2013 | Home
Bill Marriott

Anyone who has studied American history knows that Thomas Jefferson was a brilliant thinker who wrote the Declaration of Independence and was our third president, and also founded the University of Virginia.

Off the Fiscal Cliff and Into the Swamp With Thomas Jefferson

Tom Alderman | Posted 02.12.2013 | Home
Tom Alderman

It's one thing to articulate an audacious new vision for an embryonic democracy, it's quite another for Jefferson and his colleagues to actually make it happen -- given the fiercely independent mindset of the original colonies.

Great leadership books in 2012

Tom Fox | Posted 02.06.2013 | Politics
Tom Fox

For the federal leaders on your holiday shopping list, here are some of my favorite leadership books from 2012. Each book offers keen insights into ma...

Election Night with Joe and Mika: How to Get Less Biased News Coverage

92nd Street Y | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics
92nd Street Y

Election Night with Joe and Mika took place at 92Y on November 6, 2012. In this clip, the panel featuring Mike Barnicle, Mark Halperin, Jon Meacham an...

Jon Meacham's American Dream

Robert Teitelman | Posted 09.01.2012 | Media
Robert Teitelman

Those who know something will never read it, or scoff if they do. Those who don't know or care about American history will never read it unless they're stuck in a dentist's office with a broken TV. Who does that leave?

Michael Calderone

Palin Writes Newsweek Piece After Blasting Magazine | Michael Calderone | Posted 02.05.2012 | Media

NEW YORK -- When Newsweek published Andrew Sullivan's cover story three weeks ago with the provocative headline "Why Are Obama's Critics So Dumb?," fo...

Jon Meacham Becomes Time Contributing Editor

Adweek | November 11 2010 | Posted 11.15.2011 | Media

In April, Adweek reported that ex-Newsweek editor Jon Meacham switched teams and wrote his first cover story for Time magazine. Now, Meacham and Time ...

Time for a Good Book

Roger Fransecky | Posted 09.04.2011 | Home
Roger Fransecky

I confess to liking, collecting, sharing and savoring both mysteries and thrillers. My favorite sleuths are, like me, flawed and curious in an often dark, confusing and fallen world.

MEACHAM SWITCHES SIDES: Writes Cover Story For Time | Posted 06.14.2011 | Media

Newsweek's loss is Time's gain, again. Ex-Newsweek editor Jon Meacham wrote the cover story for Time's forthcoming issue, which hits newsstands this w...

OUT: Meacham Leaving PBS Show

Posted 06.01.2011 | Media

Jon Meacham is leaving his role as co-host of PBS news show "Need to Know." The former Newsweek editor and current Random House EVP had been co-hosti...

New Gore Book Is Meacham's First Acquisition for Random House | DAVE ITZKOFF | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Now certainly feels like one of those moments when the world needs to be explained to us, and Random House believes it has found just the writer to do...

Happy Presidents' Day: 7 Award-Winning Presidential Biographies (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Zoe Triska | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

In honor of Presidents' Day, we compiled some of the most recent award-winning presidential biographies. Since most of you have the day off, it migh...

Jon Meacham's PBS Show May Get Canceled | ELIZABETH JENSEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media


WATCH LIVE: Jon Meacham Interviews Ron Reagan

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Ron Reagan will talk about his new book, "My Father At 100," with Jon Meacham, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and presidential historian, at a celebrat...

Jon Meacham, Gun Owner, On Necessity Of Restoring Assault Weapons Ban

Jon Meacham | PBS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

First, some personal history. I am a southerner who grew up with and around guns. I own some still. My father gave me a .22 rifle when I was 9 and a...

Message to Republicans: We're Not Afraid

Edward Headington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Edward Headington

There seems to be an anthem for every political season. Reagan, much to the chagrin of Bruce Springsteen, had "Born in the USA" in '84. Clinton had ...

Jason Linkins

MSNBC Deploys Jon Meacham To Warble Theology At Quran-Burning Pastor, For Some Reason | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

It seems that while I was working on emptying all my chambers into cable news professionals for letting two-bit crank cult leader Terry Jones get so p...

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.


Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

It may be a rough weekend for some members of the media who are coming off cringe-worthy weeks. Below, check out the first installment of Media Losers...

Jon Meacham: Time For Newsweek To Embrace Internet, Consumers Must Pay For Quality (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Newsweek editor Jon Meacham, who told the New York Observer that he himself might round up bidders now that the Washington Post is selling his magazin...

Jon Meacham: I May Round Up Group To Buy Newsweek Myself

The New York Observer | John Koblin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Newsweek is up for sale, and Jon Meacham is going to explore the possibility of rounding up some bidders to buy the magazine himself. "I believe this...

Bill Maher On BP Oil Spill: 'I Feel Oily ... I Feel Their Sh*t On Me' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Friday marked Bill Maher's last show of the season, and while the BP oil spill has been a subject on "Real Time" from week to week, this time Maher de...