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Kabuki Theater

Jason Linkins

CNN Reporters Encounter Ordinary Americans In The Wild, Are Confused To Learn They Aren't Also Obsessed With Beltway Kabuki Play

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.27.2011 | Media

We should probably applaud CNN for recently doing something unique among American cable news media -- they actually made an effort to find out what life is like for actual Americans, instead of creating a bunch of hodgepodge panels out of political strategists to expel balloon juice from their word holes. In the most recent case, the most trusted name in news dispatched a reporter to chat up some senior citizens in Pasadena, California. That's a nice start! But there's room for improvement here: The CNN reporters and anchors could try actually listening to what their interview subjects are telling them.

Jason Linkins

If Pretend Debt Ceiling Negotiations Lead To Downgrade, Credit Card Users Get Hit First

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.27.2011 | Politics

It's all fun and games until the nation's credit rating is downgraded from it's current AAA status. And if that happens, you want to know who the first people to take the hit are? Well, they are the very same people who have made an effort to spend responsibly since the financial collapse.

Tata's $2,000 Nano Sedan Comes With Its Own Heavy Baggage

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Steve Parker

Tata and Nano have become poster children for nameless government bureaucracy and corporate arrogance.