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Jason Linkins

This Day In Anonymous Sourcery: Area Source Concerned Elizabeth Warren Might Get Mad

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.26.2015 | Politics

It's a bit early into 2015, but I think we already have a strong contender for Anonymous Source Of The Year. Our promising entrant appears near the to...

Jason Linkins

The 10 Best Months For Presidential Election Poll Accuracy, Ranked

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.24.2015 | Politics

This week, you probably saw some headlines that said things like, "Poll: Clinton clobbers potential GOP foes." Which sounds pretty definitive. But! Yo...

The Media vs. the Movement: 3 Ways the 'New York Times' Completely Misunderstands #BlackLivesMatter and Movements in General

Leah Hunt-Hendrix | Posted 01.22.2015 | Black Voices
Leah Hunt-Hendrix

Recently the New York Times published the latest in its series of sub-par articles on the current racial justice movement. Like its predecessors, this installment dutifully reinforces conventional wisdom that does not stand up to challenge.

The Digital Explosion and the Scandal Industry

Eric Dezenhall | Posted 01.21.2015 | Media
Eric Dezenhall

The Fiasco Vortex is a digital age problem where media, technology and vested interests combine in a vicious, inescapable circle.

Jason Linkins

RNC Announces New, Vastly Less Insane Primary Debate Schedule

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Republican National Committee, in its after-action report on the 2012 election (known by its nickname, the "RNC Autopsy"), made it a...

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Mitt Romney Will Have His Revenge

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.15.2015 | Politics

There was a moment when it appeared that the next presidential contest was simply going to lumber into existence. A slowly emerging field would pace t...

People of Color Deal With Mental Illness, Too

Dior Vargas | Posted 01.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Dior Vargas

There is a stigma that is rampant in our society towards mental illness. Yet it is worse for communities of color. I want my community to know that this is not something to be ashamed about. This is not a white person's disease.

CBS Films Should Show Some 'Pride' in Lesbians and Gays

Asher Huey | Posted 01.13.2015 | Gay Voices
Asher Huey

To CBS Films: We are the gays and lesbians and we have supported you by seeing the film, talking about it, and sharing the message with out friends. Now it's time for you to act like the miners at the end of the film. Because of our solidarity, show some solidarity towards us: Fix the cover.

Jason Linkins

In Solidarity With A Free Press, I Put Some Objectionable Content On The Internet

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.09.2015 | Politics

In the wake of the brutal killings of the satirists of French weekly Charlie Hebdo, the people of the Internet are having a national -- actually, I gu...

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If It's Sunday Morning, Is It Sexist?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.08.2015 | Politics

If you've spent any length of time watching the Sunday morning political talk shows, as I once, regrettably, did, you've probably noticed that the on-...

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Headline Of The Day Takes Huge Chance With Hillary 2016 Prediction

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.08.2015 | Politics

Here's your 2016-related headline of the week, courtesy of MSNBC's "The Rundown with Jose Diaz-Balart": So, Hillary Clinton will make her campa...

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Jim Webb's Old Novels Re-Emerge As 'Oppo' In Latest Sign That 2016 Will Be An Unrelenting Storm Of Garbage

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.07.2015 | Politics

The thing about any presidential election is that it could be an event in which sober and intelligent men and women stage a thoughtful and serious deb...

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Maryland Lawmaker Thinks Journalists Need His 'Authorization' To Use His Name, 'Kirby Delauter'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.06.2015 | Politics

Got a little story this morning about the Streisand Effect -- which, if you're unfamiliar with the term, is that thing where an inept attempt to censo...

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Our Prediction For 2015 Is That Most Economic Predictions Will Suck

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.08.2015 | Politics

The American economy, bolstered by a run of decent employment numbers and a party-in-the-USA third-quarter GDP pop, is finally beginning to show signs...

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Antonio Weiss' Supporters Tout His Authorship Of A Liberal Think-Tank's Economic Study. But Why?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 12.31.2014 | Politics

Antonio Weiss, the Lazard mergers and acquisitions expert who the Obama administration has tapped to serve as the U.S. Treasury's undersecretary of do...

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Howard Kurtz Is Wrong About April Ryan's Press Conference Question

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 12.22.2014 | Politics

In a very perplexing column Monday, Howard Kurtz of Fox News reflects on President Barack Obama's year-end press conference last week with the White H...

The 10 Most Sexist Media Moments Of 2014

Patricia Leavy, PhD | Posted 12.22.2014 | Women
Patricia Leavy, PhD

In 2013 our annual list included a story about a female celeb's face, an attack on Black masculinity, the delegitimizing of female politicians, and a Rolling Stone bomb. Remarkably, our 2014 list includes much of the same!

Jason Linkins

Ebola Panic Wins 'Lie Of The Year,' But The Real Culprit Goes Free

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 12.16.2014 | Politics

As is their wont, the folks at PolitiFact have gone back and conducted a thorough review of a year of lies and falsehoods to offer readers their "Lie ...

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This Is Your Conservative Media Penny-Stock Scam...On Weed

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 12.03.2014 | Politics

If you want a good conservative investment, listen to me and put your money into a nice index fund. If you want a bad conservative investment -- somet...

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Let's Draft Fewer Wall Streeters Into Washington For A Change

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 12.03.2014 | Politics

Public service -- should we do more to encourage people to participate in it? Absolutely, yes. America's strength is derived from a citizenry of diver...

Dear Baltimore Sun: Do Your Homework

Robert Greenwald | Posted 12.01.2014 | Media
Robert Greenwald

Who holds the accountability cops accountable? Who makes them issue the retractions that they demand of others? Case in point: a media critic for the Baltimore Sun, David Zurawik. Last week, he blasted CNN for including Van Jones in its coverage of Ferguson on the night of the grand jury decision.

Jason Linkins

The Heroes And Zeroes Of America's Brief Ebola Outbreak

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's been three weeks since the White House event where President Barack Obama shook hands with doctors and nurses who treated Ebola pat...

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Howard Kurtz Doesn't Understand Why People Might Be Put Off By Bill Cosby

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.19.2014 | Politics

Comedian and pudding pop addict Bill Cosby was accused of rape on Tuesday by model Janice Dickinson, who joins a growing number of women who have said...

Ebola: The Political Tool of Biological Agents

Jihad Al-Jabban | Posted 01.17.2015 | Politics
Jihad Al-Jabban

World War Z is coming! Or at least you would think so given the media sensationalism surrounding Ebola. But as time has shown us hysteria of Ebola is far more infectious than the virus itself.

WATCH: Amazing Story of a Church's 2,000-Mile Journey

David Tereshchuk | Posted 01.16.2015 | Media
David Tereshchuk

A really odd thing once happened to my journalism. And then, equally oddly or more so, it happened again.