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Person of the Year

Let's Honor the 'Thing' of the Year

Llewellyn King | Posted 01.04.2017 | World
Llewellyn King

People change the way we live, but so do things. We now talk about the "Internet of Things," where our home and work machines are all connected to the Internet.

My 2015 'McLaughlin Awards' -- Part 1

Chris Weigant | Posted 12.18.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

As we do every year, we are pre-empting our regular "Friday Talking Points" column, in order to bring you our "best and worst of 2015" list.

My 2014 'McLaughlin Awards' [Part 1]

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.18.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Loath as we are to admit it, there was no single Biggest Winner Of 2014, because the award must be handed, collectively, to the Republican Party. A case could be made for Mitch McConnell, since he will win the biggest prize of any Republican next year: control of the United States Senate.

Magazine Names Vladimir Putin 'Person of the Year'

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 11.07.2014 | Media

The Advocate has named Russian president Vladimir Putin its "Person of the Year." "Driving the governmental, religious, and popular disdain for gay...

The Pope's Runner-Up... the Secretary?

Jeffrey Laurenti | Posted 02.22.2014 | World
Jeffrey Laurenti

Incomprehensibly, John Kerry was not on Time's short list. The U.S. secretary of state may not deal with cosmic truths, but by any secular standard Kerry has, in one short year, justifiably laid claim to the blessings the gospels promise to peacemakers.

My 2013 'McLaughlin Awards' [Part 1]

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Worst politician: There was no shortage of nominees in this category, as usual. Reince Priebus, Anthony Weiner, Trey Radel and crack-smoking mayor of Toronto Rob Ford all did their best to claim the title of Worst Politician, in fact.

2013 Person of the Year: Edward Snowden | Acronym TV

Dennis Trainor | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics
Dennis Trainor

It is with pride that I announce the Acronym TV person of the year is Edward Snowden. Edward Snowden opened up a Pandora's box that cannot be closed.

No, Pope Francis Is Not the LGBT Person of the Year

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Little boys and girls in Catholic schools all across the world are still being taught that homosexuality is "intrinsically disordered." And Catholic teachers have been removed from jobs simply for exercising their rights as gay Americans. I haven't heard the pope weigh in or stop it, while many other people are actually fighting the fight for them.

10 Things We Can Do to Enjoy a Pope Francis-Style Holiday Season

Thomas G. Plante, PhD, ABPP | Posted 02.12.2014 | Religion
Thomas G. Plante, PhD, ABPP

He delights in meeting children as well as the disabled. He picks up the phone and cold-calls people just to say hello or to tell them to hang in there. He drives a beat-up old car. So here are the top 10 things we could do to emulate Pope Francis and how he might approach the holidays.


The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 01.25.2014 | Media

Pope Francis has been named Time magazine's Person of the Year for 2013. Time's managing editor Nancy Gibbs revealed the magazine's decision on NBC...

Person of the Year?

John P. David | Posted 02.01.2014 | Media
John P. David

Is any single person synonymous with Washington dysfunction and deserving of Person of the Year? Given a lack of leadership, perhaps "Nobody" is the best vote to represent Washington gridlock.

Why So Many Religious Leaders Made The Cover of Time

The Huffington Post | Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 10.18.2013 | Religion

If one were to gauge influence by the number of Time Magazine covers, Pope John Paul II is the most important religious figure in the publication's hi...

The Boss Gets Quite The Honor

Posted 01.04.2013 | Fifty

While some of us are still figuring out our resolutions, Bruce Springsteen has already racked up an impressive win: person of the year. MusiCares, a c...

Obama Is TIME'S Person Of The Year, But Where Are The Women?

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 12.19.2012 | Women

President Barack Obama was named TIME's 2012 person of the year on December 19th. After a year of intense campaigning and re-election, then dealing wi...

Obama: Time's Person Of The Year

Posted 12.19.2012 | Media

President Barack Obama has been named Time's Person of the Year. Managing editor Richard Stengel unveiled the magazine's choice on Wednesday's "To...

Does Diction Reflect Conviction?

Michael Sigman | Posted 03.30.2012 | Home
Michael Sigman

Occupy! was the 2011 Word of the Year according to the American Dialect Society. Did Americans sober up in 2011, or do we simply prefer to alternate between heaviosity and levity?

Year End Reflections on the Political Pitfalls, and Opportunities in the 2012 Presidential Election

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 02.25.2012 | Politics
Clarence B. Jones

Yes, the state of the economy will be the political stage of 2012. But the presumed players of Obama and the Republican Party's eventual standard bearer may be less important than even they currently contemplate.

Time's Bad Pick

Ward Carroll | Posted 02.17.2012 | Media
Ward Carroll

There was only one right pick for 2011's Person of the Year, one centered on the singularly most significant event of the year.

Time Magazine's Person Of The Year

Ashraf Khalil | Posted 02.14.2012 | Home
Ashraf Khalil

From the very start of the Arab Spring popular revolts one year ago, there has been a consistent urge to put a face on the phenomenon--to reduce it down to a something tangible and human-sized.

The Protester: Time's Person Of The Year

Posted 12.14.2011 | Media

"The protester" has been named Time's Person of the Year. The magazine unveiled the choice on Wednesday morning. Managing editor Richard Stengel al...

Should Steve Jobs Be Time's Person Of The Year?

The Huffington Post | Ramona Emerson | Posted 01.11.2012 | Technology

Time magazine recently announced that the late Steve Jobs has been nominated to be the magazine's 2011 Person of the Year. If he wins, he would be the...

Shakira's Person Of The Year Gala Filled With Family, Friends

Posted 01.10.2012 | Latino Voices

As precursor to tonight's Latin Grammy broadcast, the Latin Recording Academy threw a VIP party last night for their Person of the Year, Shakira. It w...

Shakira Honored With Major Industry Award

Posted 11.27.2011 | Latino Voices

Shakira will be the 2011 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year, announced today by The Latin Recording Academy. She will be honored for her ‘re...

A Nobel Nomination for WikiLeaks? What About Bradley Manning, America's Liu Xiaobo?

Ali A. Rizvi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ali A. Rizvi

Snorre Valen, the Norwegian Member of Parliament who nominated WikiLeaks, was probably on to something.

Obama: Steve Jobs Deserves His Wealth

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Steve Jobs is living the American Dream. At least, Barack Obama thinks so. The president cited the Apple CEO as an example of one American whose inn...