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Legal Marijuana Gets Heavyweight Backing

The Huffington Post | Andrew Hart | Posted 07.27.2014 | Politics

The most authoritative paper in the United States has put its weight behind the federal legalization of marijuana, a momentous endorsement in the prol...

Putin's Reincarnation as a Statesman

Allan Topol | Posted 11.19.2013 | World
Allan Topol

Our leaders, President Obama and Secretary of State Kerry, must never forget the character of this man whom they are counting on to rescue them from the Syrian quagmire. Mr. Putin is no white knight.

Another Look at Putin's Stinging Words About American Exceptionalism

Norma Cook Everist | Posted 11.13.2013 | Politics
Norma Cook Everist

A belief that the United States of America is God's chosen nation, divinely inspired with a specific mission in the world is dangerous and has frequently left this nation with an untenable burden or the alternative of retreating to mere self-absorption.

What if Frank Bruni Has a Point?

Stacey Gill | Posted 06.09.2013 | Parents
Stacey Gill

All parents, understandably, love and hope to be loved by their children. But that shouldn't be the goal to the exclusion of all others. And Bruni isn't far from the mark when he claims parents often half-expect children to be able to raise themselves without any set rules or boundaries.

BANNED By The New York Times

Posted 09.11.2012 | Arts

Perhaps even more interesting than the images we see in the New York Times are the pictures censored by it. From "politically incorrect" Obama cartoon...

New York Professor: Stop Teaching Kids Algebra Will Improve Grad Rates

Posted 07.30.2012 | Education

In a July 28 New York Times op-ed titled “Is Algebra Necessary?” Queens College political science professor emeritus Andrew Hacker questions the r...

(Video) New York Times Debuts Google+ 'Hangouts On Air' As Video Platform

Andy Plesser | Posted 05.31.2013 | Media
Andy Plesser

The New York Times used Google+ 'Hangouts On Air,' streaming live video on its home page, YouTube channel and Google+ page for the first time...

Michael Calderone

Paul Krugman vs. David Brooks? | Michael Calderone | Posted 04.10.2012 | Media

NEW YORK -- New York Times columnist Paul Krugman didn't name names in Monday's column calling out "centrist" defenders of Rep. Paul Ryan's budget pla...

Interview With a Philosopher: A Conversation With Keith Wyma and Tobin Senefeld on Goldman Sachs

Tom Morris | Posted 05.21.2012 | Business
Tom Morris

If Aristotle ran Goldman Sachs, what sort of press do you think the company would be getting these days? How would employees, past and present, describe their culture?

Tyler Kingkade

Greg Smith Shouldn't Expect 'Warm And Fuzzy' Support From Students, Protesters | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 03.22.2012 | College

NEW YORK -- Greg Smith is no hero to Ivy League students, not even the ones who have railed against Wall Street over the past several months. Smith...

Michael Calderone

How The New York Times Will Shake Up Its Weekly Section | Michael Calderone | Posted 07.11.2011 | Media

NEW YORK -- New York Times staffers in the editorial and news departments have been working for several months to reinvent the paper’s “Week in Re...

The New York Times' New Op-Ed Writer: Report

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Joe Nocera, a business columnist for the New York Times, is about to become the paper's newest Op-Ed columnist, Forbes' Jeff Bercovici reports. Berco...

Only a Few Blocks Could Make a Big Difference for the Ground Zero Mosque

Michelle Kraus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Kraus

You'd think we might have figured this out a little sooner because once again we are ill prepared for the stealth swift boat attacks before an important election during the dog days of August.

Shades of Praise and Prejudice for the Movie Precious

Carol Smaldino | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Carol Smaldino

Any work of art, film, or music that provokes deeper awareness of our differences and similarities, can make a dent in the usual lack of dialogue.

Mr. Friedman, Yes We Can but We Can't

Saad Khan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Saad Khan

There is practically no Islamic country where people are allowed to open their minds and hearts in public. Most extremists use this lack of freedom of speech to recruit from the Muslim World.

An Idiot's Guide to Tom Friedman's Idiocy

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
David Sirota

I don't mean that Friedman is wrong on everything. I mean that he's actually an extremely dim bulb in that he displays a stunning lack of basic cognitive function.

FDIC's Chief Sheila Bair: The Case Against A Super-Regulator | SHEILA C. BAIR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Obama administration has proposed sweeping changes to our financial regulatory system. I am an active supporter of the key pillars of reform, incl...

The Lefty Doom Brigade: Rich, Krugman, Dowd -- Please Shut Up!

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

Give our new president a chance! You all live here too don't you? If our man fails do you all have some island to go to the rest of us don't know about?

Caroline Kennedy Drama Seekers Rope in the New York Times

Bart Motes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bart Motes

Judith Warner's column in today's New York Times shows that while most Americans forget things way too quickly, some New York Democrats have memories entirely too long.

David Brooks and Big Words

Ben Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ben Cohen

Brooks distances himself from right wing blowhards like Bill O'Reilly and Rush Limbaugh, but essentially advocates the same policy positions without the bombast, and a lot of fancy words.

Time to Pay Attention! McCain's Health Plan is Radical!

Linda Bergthold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Bergthold

McCain's health plan could cause at least 20 million already insured Americans to lose their coverage. Yes, lose their coverage.

Are You Ready to be President?

Linda Bergthold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Bergthold

This person, who has governed an area the size of Hoboken, accepted the nomination call from McCain without even blinking. A little humility and acknowledgment of the impending learning curve might be in order.

William Kristol Advises Obama On Iraq

Jacob Heilbrunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob Heilbrunn

Usually, William Kristol deploys his New York Times column to try and provide John McCain with some extra intellectual firepower. But today he leaps into the breach to assist Obama. Or so he would have it.

Courage, Loyality and How The Media Can Act as The Conscience of Us All

Edward J. Murray | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Edward J. Murray

On the basis of McClellan's book, it can be argued that the present administration is guilty of horrendous crimes -- crimes that could only have been committed because loyalty on the part of individuals.