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Tucson Demonstrates It Is Time for Real Change

Aaron Harber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aaron Harber

A new way to communicate? It is time for a change -- and while it needs to be led by both parties, the real responsibility lies with every individual...

What Scares Me About Arizona

Robert Weller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Robert Weller

Attention is focused on how much the two main political parties have been driven to hate each other, egged on by the media. To me the horror is the generally accepted feeling in America that government is evil.

Words Have Consequences

Gary Hart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary Hart

We all know that there are unstable and potentially dangerous people among us. To repeatedly appeal to their basest instincts is to invite and welcome their predictable violence.

The F Word: Leaving the People Out of the Debate

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

It's not just the unemployed we don't tend to see on U.S. TV. Take public workers. They're in the news every day, but it's not actually them. It's people talking about them.

Black Enough? It's Up to Us

Will Griffin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Will Griffin

If the Comcast/NBC deal is approved, the agreement will mean more investment for minority programming and communities of color at a time when advertising dollars seem to be running scared.

Tavis Smiley's 'America's Next Chapter' Promises Diverse Voices, Opinions

Dr. Judy Lubin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dr. Judy Lubin

The lack of diversity in the media has long been a source of frustration for media watchers. Turn on network or cable television and its clear that th...

WikiLeaks and Democracy

Vincent Warren | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Vincent Warren

The cables present evidence that this administration has been tampering with other countries' legal systems to prevent prosecutions against government employees for committing human rights abuses.

Social Media Is the Gateway to Hispanics

Ashley M. Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ashley M. Williams

Media experts agree that social media is the gateway to U.S. hispanics, the fastest-growing users of web information resources in the country.

Drone Reporting

Robert Koehler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Robert Koehler

The media can spread ignorance not merely by reporting inaccurate information, but by purveying even accurate or partially accurate information in a context devoid of the least moral intelligence.

Singles Bonding Over Food and Friendship: Cooking Club, Year 39

Bella DePaulo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Bella DePaulo

If you love food, friends, and camaraderie, and if you would like to hear the story of a club for singles that has nothing to do with dating and has l...

Media and International Conflict: Where We've Been and What's Ahead for 2011

Sheldon Himelfarb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Sheldon Himelfarb

Hardly a day goes by when we don't hear about media being used in new ways either to promote peace or to promote conflict. Modern warfare is as much a battle for public opinion as it is for territory or wealth.

The "Say What" of the Week (Maybe of 2011)

Andrew Sargus Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Sargus Klein

Sometimes an illustrious talking head is able to break through the noise with either a Big Idea or a Big Takedown or a Big Something or Other to disti...

Why Fear and HIV Prevention Shouldn't Mix

Kellee Terrell | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Kellee Terrell

2011-01-05-hivpsa.jpgThis PSA is not the answer.

3 Political Wishes for the New Year

Krystal Ball | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Krystal Ball

In 2011, we want to be inspired again and we want to feel hopeful. My wish for 2011 is that President Obama will fully embrace the power of his office and be the visionary leader that we elected.

Democracy Is About Representation, Part 2: Media and Money

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

Where does all that cash raised by the political system go? The simple answer is: commercials. The media isn't about to sit around and let that cash cow get slain in the name of "good government" -- whatever that is.

Oprah Winfrey Breaks Through Another Barrier

Mike Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Mike Green

Oprah has set herself apart from anyone we've ever known in the history of television media but who would've thought she would venture alone into a world where no Black media owner has ever trod: cable television?

Why the U.S. Retains the Critical Edge in the Global Education Debate

John Tarnoff | Posted 12.08.2014 | Education
John Tarnoff

Do we want our students to become like the Chinese? A culture of A students who can quote chapter and verse but can't innovate their way out of a problem?

Middle East in 2011: Social Media to Take on Governments

Firas Al-Atraqchi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Firas Al-Atraqchi

By publishing online -- and dissenting in 140 characters or less -- journalists in the Middle East and North Africa are challenging dominant state institutions.

Sudan. Through Clooney's Eyes.

MP Nunan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
MP Nunan

WASHINGTON (AP) - A group founded by American actor George Clooney said Tuesday it has teamed up with Google, a U.N. agency and anti-genocide organiza...

On Car Bombs and Righteous Leaks: A Conversation With Robert Baer

Dan Lybarger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dan Lybarger

Robert Baer retired from the Central Intelligence Agency after 20 years in 1997, but he's still learning about security threats from the region that was his specialty, the Middle East.

WikiLeaks Cables: Test Your 'Cablegate' Knowledge Here (QUIZ)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

As WikiLeaks continues to release a steady stream of confidential documents from the U.S. State Department, the ensuing "Cablegate" scandal continues ...

White House Bans Shirtless Photos Of Obama On Hawaii Vacation

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

No magazine cover shots this time: The White House banned reporters and photographers from taking shirtless pictures of President Obama while he snork...

Paid News, Treaties and the Indian Media: The Cause Is the Corporation

Marie-Lou Fernandes | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Marie-Lou Fernandes

According to a report by the Press Council of India, the country's news media began declining in the 1980s, when the Times of India began running "advertorials." Editors were pressurized to forgo press ethics, and chase profitability.

Popular Vote v. Electoral College (Why The Media Badly Needs A History Lesson)

Mark Nickolas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Nickolas

It's painful to watch these fools -- they don't know how a five-point popular vote victory almost always translates when it comes to the only metric that matters -- the Electoral College. (Hint: landslide).

Radia Tapes and the Indian Media: It's Time for Sensation Now

Marie-Lou Fernandes | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Marie-Lou Fernandes

It's been a month since the first set of Radia tapes was published by Open and Outlook. All through, these two exemplary publications have maintained ...