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Jason Linkins

Coming Soon: Panic-Induced Election Year War With ISIS!

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.11.2014 | Politics

Seemingly before the question, "Do I, as an American, have any reason to panic over the emergence of this group, ISIS?" has even been asked, it's been...

Take the Stairs: Trivializing Violence Against Women

Danielle Moodie-Mills | Posted 09.09.2014 | Women
Danielle Moodie-Mills

Professional athletes need to know that using their significant others as punching bags isn't acceptable and won't be tolerated no matter how "talented" they are or how many Super Bowl rings they have. If threatening a player's job security is the only way to get them to think twice about assaulting anyone, then so be it.

I Didn't Lose My Body While I Was Pregnant. Did I Do Something Wrong?

Jen Picicci | Posted 09.08.2014 | Parents
Jen Picicci

I hope all new moms feel the way that I feel. And I hope we can all stop focusing on what we allegedly lost when it's so clear we now have more than ever.

Jason Linkins

Alison Lundergan Grimes' Parents Looking At Some Christmas Ornaments Is Somehow News

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.08.2014 | Politics

It's been awhile since I've come face to face with one of those "how on Earth did this become a news story" stories, but Monday morning, The Hill spew...

Jason Linkins

Everybody Calm Down About The Kansas Senate Race

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.04.2014 | Politics

If you spent any time Wednesday scanning headlines and tweets about the Kansas Senate race, you wouldn't be thought a fool to have come away with the ...

Jason Linkins

Politico Columnist Pretty Sure Glenn Greenwald Has 'Peaked'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.04.2014 | Politics

Over at Politico, Michael Hirsh is wondering if Glenn Greenwald -- one of the select few journalists to whom former National Security Agency contracto...

For Freelancers, Growing Opportunity and Risk

Andrew Lam | Posted 08.27.2014 | Media
Andrew Lam

The recent beheading of freelance journalist James Foley (pictured above) by militants from the Islamic State highlights the growing dangers that freelance reporters covering conflict zones face.

Jason Linkins

Mike Allen Has Some Fact-Free Smarm-Thoughts For Wesley Lowery

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics

In today's Politico Playbook -- presented by Chevron, Chevron is awesome, please let us know, Chevron, if there's any pending legislation we can help ...

Taking Charge of the Media - Amplifying the Stories of Afghan-American Teen Girls

The Advice Project | Posted 08.12.2014 | Impact
The Advice Project

Because of the bombardment of negative media images, it's not enough to throw only a few positive images and examples of powerful women into the mix. We must talk about those images with girls.

6 Reasons Why We Should Embrace Criticism

Susie Moore | Posted 08.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Susie Moore

There will always be people who disagree with you or who dislike your ideas and actions -- whether or not these people are coming from a positive or a negative place. Appreciate and accept them for being different than you and forgive them if they upset you.

Jason Linkins

A New Host On 'Meet The Press' Isn't Going To Solve Its Problems

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.21.2014 | Media

As noted earlier this morning, the David Gregory rumor mill has spun round to the news, courtesy of Politico's Playbook, that Chuck Todd is reportedly...

Black Twitter #IfTheyGunnedMeDown Is The Movement We've Been Waiting For

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 08.11.2014 | Black Voices

On Saturday, Missouri teen Michael Brown was reportedly shot dead by police. The death of the unarmed teen has sparked outrage in his local community ...

Western Media Failed Me and It Is Probably Failing You Too

Paul Benjamin | Posted 08.07.2014 | Media
Paul Benjamin

It amazes me that there is absolutely no coverage about the atrocities against the indigenous Christians of Iraq and Syria.

Jason Linkins

Dick Morris Still Making Typical Dumb Dick Morris Pronouncements

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.01.2014 | Politics

On Thursday, Dick Morris -- Hurricane Sandy victim and wrongest man in America (even when he's attempting to admit that he's wrong) -- brought forth t...

Killing Shadows

Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din | Posted 07.30.2014 | Politics
Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din

In the relief of the shade, or rather, in our mixed shadows, we are one. Nature has deemed it so. Be it in Gaza... be it in Israel... be it Sunni or Shiite, these are like a boy throwing rocks at his own shadow; a boy throwing rocks at himself.

Jason Linkins

No Labels: Hollow As Ever, Whining About 'Cynics'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 07.30.2014 | Politics

Yahoo! News' Meredith Shiner's recent piece on the goofy little group No Labels -- currently leading all comers in the race to be my Summer 2014 Spiri...

How Social Media Is Fueling the Israel-Palestine Conflict in Gaza

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 07.28.2014 | Technology
Sanjay Sanghoee

While the opinions of professional journalists have been somewhat balanced, the rhetoric on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media platforms has been anything but, devolving into one-sided rants and conveniently picked news items that support a particular narrative.

Misee Harris: Why a Black Bachelorette May Matter More Than You Think

Nadia Dawisha | Posted 07.28.2014 | Entertainment
Nadia Dawisha

Pop culture visibility matters, and Misee Harris deserves to be part of it.

Jeremy Scahill On Media Coverage Of Gaza: 'We've Hit All-Time Lows'

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 07.24.2014 | Media

Jeremy Scahill joined HuffPost Live on Wednesday to discuss his expose for the Intercept on the way the U.S. government handles its terrorist watchlis...

Jason Linkins

The 1 Mistake The Political Media Must Not Make In 2016

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 07.22.2014 | Politics

We are now just a few short months before the midterm elections, after which the coverage of the 2016 presidential election and its attendant frenzy o...

Nose Deep in Their Own... Prejudice: Hinduism and The New York Times' Sewage Problem

Vamsee Juluri | Posted 07.21.2014 | Religion
Vamsee Juluri

What might have been an excellent piece of reporting on an important public-health concern in India has turned out instead to be one of the most absurd, far-fetched, and ugly pieces of Hinduphobic racism in journalism ever.

Hot Mic Moments Are Nothing New

Melissa Schwartz | Posted 07.21.2014 | Media
Melissa Schwartz

Game changers? No. Embarrassing? Sure. But instead of a process story about an unforced error that did not affect any substantive narrative, don't we deserve to have the media focus on substance?

Misreporting Gaza: It's Not Just ABC's Error

David Palumbo-Liu | Posted 09.14.2014 | Politics
David Palumbo-Liu

We, in the United States, have hard-wired into our national consciousness the one-sided image of aggression only coming from the Palestinian side and victimhood being the exclusive purview of Israelis. The story is of course more complicated than that.

Jason Linkins

The Brutalist Guide To 2016's Democratic Contenders (Not Named Hillary Clinton)

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.12.2014 | Politics

Over at the Columbia Journalism Review, Steven Brill has a "story he'd like to see." Specifically: What's the deal with "the Hillary alternatives?" You know, those other people who might compete in a Democratic primary in 2016. This is worth some discussion. Among the reasons I can think of that speak to why there isn't block-to-block coverage of other potential Democratic contenders (besides maybe Elizabeth Warren, more on that later) are: 1) it's 2014 at the moment, and maybe people are showing a modicum of restraint, and 2) Hillary Clinton is currently "freezing the field." Which is a way of saying that she looms so large over the landscape as a potential frontrunner for the nomination, despite not actually campaigning, that it's inhibiting other candidates from doing the sorts of things they need to do to carve out a place in the firmament.

Jason Linkins

Clinton 2016 Coverage Is A Wild Ride On The Signal-To-Noise Rollercoaster

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 07.11.2014 | Politics

Longtime Eat The Press readers know that our official position on 2016 speculatin' in the year 2014 is that we'd love it if there was far, far less of...