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Women's Media Center 2015 Media Awards

Madinah James | Posted 01.13.2016 | Media
Madinah James

Last fall, the Women's Media Center celebrated a milestone marking it's 10-year anniversary during the 2015 Women's Media Center Awards ceremony hel...

Trumpism and the Confederacy Dominate the Republican Race (And Help Hillary)

William Bradley | Posted 01.05.2016 | Media
William Bradley

The phenomenon of Trumpism remains ascendant in the Republican Party, though the paunchy bully boy has yet to win a vote.

Anti-ISIS 'Grand Alliance' Derails in Wake of Russian Jet Downing and Quick Revival of Business-As-Usual

William Bradley | Posted 11.29.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

Would the result have been different had Turkey not chosen to shoot down a Russian plane which may have veered momentarily -- and this in the Turkish version, mind you -- into its territory? We'll never know.

Post-Paris Politics: Countering and (Maybe) Defeating ISIS

William Bradley | Posted 11.23.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

More than a week of cacophonous media and political gabble after the shocking Isis attacks on Paris make it clear that US presidential campaigns are no place to look for answers on this shocking and complex episode of new world chaos.

Another Democratic Debate Ends, With Hillary Very Much On Top

William Bradley | Posted 11.15.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

Isis, notwithstanding President Barack Obama's singularly ill-timed claim of just a few days ago, is decidedly not contained after a year of American air strikes and stop-and-start ground action. Chaos is again in the saddle.

Best of Enemies: The State of Debate

Robert Rosenkranz | Posted 08.26.2015 | Politics
Robert Rosenkranz

What William F. Buckley and Gore Vidal did for discourse in America was unprecedented. They proved there was a time not so long ago we relished hearing both sides of political arguments. And there is a time -- call it the present -- when a hunger for authenticity seems to be driving both parties in unexpected directions.

It's Time to Tell Your Teens the Truth

Todd Kestin | Posted 08.20.2015 | Parents
Todd Kestin

These are the facts. They may not be startling or scary enough to garner attention on the nightly news, but they paint the accurate picture of our world. We are safer, healthier, and richer now than we have ever been.

The Perils of Native Advertising

Shannan Adler | Posted 07.31.2015 | Media
Shannan Adler

The Times and most other major publishers take care to label these ads as "paid posts," so as to try to preserve the editorial credibility of the paper and to honor its responsibility to readers. But no one should take much comfort in the (small) fine print.

Reflections of an Alzheimer's Spouse: Frustration

Allan S. Vann | Posted 07.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Allan S. Vann

I am frustrated that our nation has not yet made the commitment to fund Alzheimer's disease research properly, and frustration is a difficult emotion to deal with at times.

Marlene Sanders: One of a Kind, the Last of Her Kind

Pranay Gupte | Posted 07.15.2015 | Media
Pranay Gupte

She was stern yet kind. She was disciplined to the point of demanding, yet she had empathy for less talented colleagues and for the dispossessed that she covered during her long career in television around the world.

Investigative Journalist With a Cross Tattooed on the Right Arm

Nuri Kino | Posted 06.30.2015 | Media
Nuri Kino

It is gratifying that Christian media have taken more and more space in the media flow but I would like to see more, those who work in the so-called mainstream media or the public service, to come out of the closet and "admit" that they are Christians.

Lack of Media Context Skews View of Obama's Gulf Arab Summit

William Bradley | Posted 05.16.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

You'd think that more than 40 years of fixation on the Middle East, often to the exclusion of more important areas of the world, would at least enable sophisticated media coverage of Middle Eastern politics as it impacts American politics. But no.

Top 3 Business Lessons From Mayweather-Pacquiao

Greg Portell | Posted 05.07.2015 | Business
Greg Portell

The latest 'fight of the century' ended as many have before - collective viewer boredom followed by calls for a rematch. Despite its oftentimes unmatched hype, boxing frequently delivers disappointing end products.

Mad Men: The End Is About to Begin

William Bradley | Posted 03.25.2015 | Entertainment
William Bradley

It was 2007 when Don Draper, figuratively depicted in the show's elegant opening titles, began his long fall through the 1960s, passing through the best of the materialist America he helps spin into being on his way to ... what?

Why Hillary Is Not Imploding

William Bradley | Posted 03.11.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

None of this stuff -- irritating as each item may be with regard to how the Clintons do things -- is actually important enough to threaten her candidacy. There is nothing, so far at least, that makes for a compelling, specific storyline.

This Is Why Americans Hate Washington

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 04.26.2015 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

When you hear the common refrain about Americans hating Washington, they aren't talking about the city in general. Rather, they are referencing the politicians, lobbyists, campaign staffers, and the black-and-white, us-versus-them partisanship of U.S. politics.

Protecting the Internet via the Upcoming FCC Vote

Craig Newmark | Posted 04.20.2015 | Technology
Craig Newmark

Long story short, this is about saving the Net for regular people, versus providing privileges for companies that spend lots of money lobbying in Washington and misinforming the American public.

TV Reporter Shoves Guy Walking Into His Shot, Will NOT Be Interrupted

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 02.10.2015 | Media

You invade this Los Angeles reporter's space at your own peril. Watch KTLA's Steve Kuzj shove a guy out of his live shot in Hollywood after the man...

Ad About Pooping Named Best Super Bowl Radio Spot

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 02.05.2015 | Media

You couldn't see this Super Bowl commercial, but it's a winner. A spot for Poo-Pourri toilet deodorizer, below, was named the best of the big game ...

News Team Gets Down To 'Uptown Funk,' Makes Everyone's Day

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 02.02.2015 | Media

Bad news is everywhere, but that doesn't mean you can't have a little fun in the newsroom. "Morning Express" anchor Robin Meade and HLN colleagues ...

Marshawn Lynch Pushes Cameras Away After The Super Bowl, Because It Was Inevitable

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 02.02.2015 | Media

Marshawn Lynch has been figuratively stiff-arming the press all season. Perhaps it was only a matter of time before the Seattle Seahawks running back ...

Ron Dicker

Auto Insurer Says NBC Pulled Its Super Bowl Ads Over 'Blue Balls' Joke | Ron Dicker | Posted 01.31.2015 | Media

Apparently, the humor was too blue. Cure Auto Insurance said Thursday that NBC pulled its Super Bowl ads over a joke about "blue balls." The spo...

Little Boy Tries To Stop Words From 'Leaving' The TV

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 01.27.2015 | Media

This cute little boy might as well learn early that there's no stopping the news. Watch above as he attempts to keep the words of the ticker from "...

How American Sniper Became a Surprise Mega-Hit Honoring America's Martial Culture and Highlighting the Futility of the Iraq War

William Bradley | Posted 01.25.2015 | Entertainment
William Bradley

American Sniper is well on its way to being the biggest war film ever at the domestic box office, and second most popular R-rated film ever behind The Passion of the Christ.

Bud Light Super Bowl Ad Traps Guy In Life-Size Pac-Man Game

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 01.23.2015 | Sports

The unsuspecting dude in this year's Bud Light Super Bowl ad doesn't get to play ping-pong with Arnold Schwarzenegger, but he still has plenty of unex...