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West Chester Univ. 'White Student Union' Flier A Fake, But Raises Real Controversy

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

A flier advertising a meeting for an all-white student union at West Chester University in Pennsylvania has been revealed as a hoax -- and a futile at...

Eighty Students Needed to Cover College Football Losses

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

It is taking the tuition of eighty kids to field a football team that loses money. Maybe some people need to look into a good business school. Wait, tuition is $92,000? Maybe not.

Disabled Students In The Spotlight Thanks To Theater Program

The Philadelphia Inquirer | Kathy Boccella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

When her elementary school staged her favorite musical, Grease, Chloe Kirkland hoped for a big part. But she made only the ensemble, despite knowing a...

'A Month of Sundays': A Proposed Sermon-Review Column

Daniel Krotz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Daniel Krotz

Why doesn't one of you resurrect the sermon-review column, hypothetically called "A Month of Sundays," and give our local vicars a run for their money?

Escaping Domestic Violence: Ms. J's Struggle

Huffington Post | Jonathan Daniel Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

A woman's struggle with domestic violence doesn't always end after escape from the abuser. As Annette John-Hall reports in the Philadelphia Inquirer, ...

Same Old Philly ...

Charles D. Ellison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles D. Ellison

The Valley Club swimming incident reminds us of the Philly we grew up with and still know; that plain-spoken, steely segregated union town where the racial and economic demographics are very clear cut.

Remembering My Battle Against Fundamentalists

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jim Luce

Our biggest accomplishment was standing up for those torn down by the TV evangelists.

Colbert Hates Yoo: Takes On Philadelphia Inquirer For Hiring Torture Defender, Mocks Liberal Media For Terrible Puns (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Alex Leo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Yes, yes, I know, I did it again. In the grand tradition of using John Yoo's name to create dad-jokesque headlines, I too am to blame. But I never tor...

The Philadelphia Inquirer and John Yoo

John McQuaid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
John McQuaid

Yoo's hiring at the Inquirer is an assent to the dangerous notion that if the U.S. government engaged in torture no matter how reprehensible it might be, it must have some legitimacy.

Jason Linkins

Philadelphia Inquirer Defends Hiring John Yoo As Columnist | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The Philadelphia Inquirer is a bankrupt newspaper run by a guy who hates David Axelrod that spends what meager monies it has paying ungodly sums to pe...

Jason Linkins

Scritti Politti: May 12, 2009 | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

With John and Elizabeth Edwards back in the news, Matt Yglesias espies Michael Tomasky ruminating on what can get you "banished from public life," and...

John Yoo, Torture Memo Author, Gets Monthly Column

Philadelphia Inquirer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

By late last year, the world already knew a great deal about John Yoo, the Philadelphia native and conservative legal scholar whose tenure in the Bush...

Jason Linkins

Bankrupt Inquirer Paying Boom Prices For Santorum Column | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Ahh, the Philadelphia Inquirer. They're having a rough time of it this year, what with the whole economic downturn and its attendant media apocalypse...

How Journalism Plays Twister...To the Right

Will Bunch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Will Bunch

It's so true that freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose -- and so our brush here with terminal illness is occasionally truly liberating for America's newsrooms.

Analyst: Major American City Will Be Newspaper-Less By 2010

New York Times | Richard Perez Pena | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The history of The Seattle Post-Intelligencer stretches back more than two decades before Washington became a state, but after 146 years of publishing...

Authors of Our Own Demise

Ed Madison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ed Madison

It's not too late for the media business, if we are willing to meet mighty challenges with bold and immediate action.

Jason Linkins

Behind The Philadelphia Inquirer's Split Decision On Endorsement | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

In making their endorsement for President, the Philadelphia Inquirer said: These times demand steady, focused leadership. Leadership that takes Ameri...

What the Media Missed in a Plan for Repeal

Steve Ralls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Ralls

Anyone who read the headlines this week about Senator Barack Obama's support for ending the federal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" ban on lesbian, gay and bi...

Philadelphia Inquirer Editor: Obama Disgracing Those Who Suffered or Died Wearing Uniform

Steve Young | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Steve Young

Wes Clark's comments were not a denigration of the uniform, but a reflection of our Constitution, a document that our troops have fought and died to protect for over 200 years.

Taking Papers Private No Easier Than Running Them Publicly

Fortune | Devin Leonard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Fortune) -- Brian Tierney was pretty cocky when he and a group of investors bought the Philadelphia Inquirer and its sister, the tabloid Dai...

Ex-Senator Santorum Gets Philly Inky Column

Editor & Publisher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

A press conference will be held at 1:30 this afternoon at the Philadelphia Inquirer to announced that it has added former Sen. Rick Santorum to its st...

Community Protests Decision To Drape "Inky" Building With "Bee Movie" Ads

Philadelphia Inquirer | Patrick Kerkstra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

A plan to temporarily drape the Inquirer-Daily News Building with a massive advertisement for the film Bee Movie was in doubt today, after community g...