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The Myth of India's Vegetarian Elites: A Response to NPR and New York Times

Vamsee Juluri | Posted 07.24.2016 | Green
Vamsee Juluri

All of India may not have been vegetarian all the time. But the importance given to vegetarianism in Indian life for the simple reason we could live without taking an animal life, is an enormous leap in human civilization that the modern West has had a very tough time coming around to accept.

Hillary Clinton Has An Office

The Huffington Post | Jason Linkins | Posted 07.17.2015 | Politics

Hillary Clinton's campaign has an office. It's in Brooklyn, a New York City borough famed for its high rents, like all New York City boroughs. People ...

Trump: The Nihilist We Deserve

John E. Price | Posted 07.15.2016 | Media
John E. Price

The political media has nurtured and profited off of this environment and now they're reaping the fruits of their labor. Do you really think that anyone at a major political outlet is unhappy Trump is loud and obnoxious? It's guaranteed clicks!

Feminism and Its PR Problem

Annie Grayer | Posted 07.07.2016 | Women
Annie Grayer

My mother's generation, propelled by the scars of my grandmother's generation, raised their daughters to feel like they could do anything. I'm starting to believe that girls my age misconstrued anything to mean everything.

Jason Linkins

Don't Be The Dope Who Gets Roped: A Handy Guide For Campaign Journalists | Jason Linkins | Posted 07.07.2015 | Politics

So it's come to this. Over the weekend, a Hillary Clinton campaign appearance in Gorham, New Hampshire, turned into a wonderful visual metaphor for th...

If We're All About Political Correctness, Why Do We Keep Saying 'Transgendered'?

Casey Hoke | Posted 07.06.2016 | Queer Voices
Casey Hoke

Do you want to be politically correct, up to date, and inoffensive? Here's what you can do: use the term "transgender," not "transgendered."

Jason Linkins

Say Goodbye To Another Ridiculous June On The 2016 Campaign Trail | Jason Linkins | Posted 07.01.2015 | Politics

Well, kids, another month of presidential electioneering is in the books. We've made it to July of 2015, and what a frabjous day it is for our nation....

Jason Linkins

PolitiFact Goes 1-For-2 In Evaluation Of Obama's Mass Shootings Statement | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.23.2015 | Politics

"At some point, we as a country will have to reckon with the fact that this type of mass violence does not happen in other advanced countries," said P...

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Hot Howard Kurtz Scoop: 'It Is Intended Solely For The Named Addressee' | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.22.2015 | Politics

In his latest searing dispatch covering the media for Fox News, Howard Kurtz lowers the boom on the "reckless rhetoric from pundits and politicians" t...

Jason Linkins

Apparently We've Somehow Ingested A Powerful Hallucinogen | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.12.2015 | Politics

Something is wrong, you guys. I've been dosed with... some kind of drug? I didn't realize it until I saw this, from Politico's Dylan Byers: Bloombe...

Jason Linkins

Washington Post To Beltway Elites: 'Come Read This Terrible Newsletter!' | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If you like politics, and you like newsletters, then you are living in a golden age of early-morning tipsheets (like the HuffPost Mornin...

Jason Linkins

Someone Is Wrong About Jeb Bush's Fundraising Prospects | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.10.2015 | Politics

Would-be presidential aspirant Jeb Bush and his campaign team have a #squadgoal: They would like to sock away a cool $100 million in campaign money th...

Jason Linkins

Republicans Have Always Been At War With The New York Times | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.10.2015 | Politics

So, who's got their dander up, in the world of the 2016 election? By the looks of things, it's Sen. Marco Rubio, the Florida Republican, who was hoppi...

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It's Super Significant That Hillary Clinton Wore Green Three Times, According To Keen Analytic Mind | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.08.2015 | Politics

Green is a pretty nice color that's often associated with money, and grass, and Boston Celtics-themed bar mitzvahs. So what does it mean that former s...

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Who Else Is Running For President, And When Will They Get In? | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.02.2015 | Politics

At this point in the 2016 election cycle, it's starting to look like we're going to have enough participants to have ourselves a real hootenanny. As h...

Jason Linkins

Everybody Chill: There's No Ferguson-Inspired 'New Nationwide Crime Wave' | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.02.2015 | Politics

If you were paying attention to the news Monday, you might have heard something about how a violent crime wave has swept across these United States, o...

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Saying Goodbye To The Things That Made May Another Ridiculous Month On The 2016 Campaign Trail | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.03.2015 | Politics

We did it, everyone! We made it through one more month of the 2016 presidential campaign and our republic is still basically intact. Only seventeen mo...

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Bloomberg Politics Takes Us To The 'ScrumZone,' For Some Reason | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.28.2015 | Politics

Thanks to Bloomberg Politics, I journeyed on Thursday to a new and terrible land. It is called "the ScrumZone." I am not entirely sure about what I sa...

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Now That The President Finally Has A Twitter Account, He Should Delete It Immediately | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.20.2015 | Politics

Monday morning, this happened on Twitter. Hello, Twitter! It's Barack. Really! Six years in, they're finally giving me my own account.— President...

Jason Linkins

People Who Opposed The Iraq War From The Beginning Are The Best Americans | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.15.2015 | Politics

This week, the transfixing event for the world of people who cover the 2016 presidential election came courtesy of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who t...

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Judith Miller And James O'Keefe Supported An Important American Tradition Today | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.15.2015 | Media

That tradition? Irony....

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Thinking About Skipping The Iowa Caucuses? Better Think Again! | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.14.2015 | Politics

Earlier this week, news broke that former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush was opting out of active participation in this summer's Iowa Straw Poll, the annual ev...

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Hot 2016 Scoop: Jeb Bush Slips Up, Tells Reporters He's Running For President, Unless He Isn't | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.13.2015 | Politics

HOLY COW YOU GUYS. Got some habanero salsa hot 2016 scoops coming down the Internet garbage chute for you, courtesy of the dedicated reporters of NBC ...

Jason Linkins

As Liberia Earns 'Ebola-Free' Designation, A Look Back On The Lessons Learned | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.11.2015 | Politics

This weekend brought some good news for people who like to hear about the outbreaks of deadly diseases being curbed. According to the World Health...

Rebooting Al Jazeera America

Monroe Price | Posted 05.08.2016 | Media
Monroe Price

The founding head of Al Jazeera America has been unceremoniously demoted, and a trusted face from the older Al Jazeera English put in his stead. Yet this is not the main issue. As it happens, we all have a stake in a stronger, better, trusted Al Jazeera service.