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Is the Medium the Message? Sanitization of the Medium

Kimberly Butler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Kimberly Butler

In 1964, media analyst Marshall McLuhan suggested that a given medium was more important than its message. In 2009, I sat down with Dan Rather, Gerald...

200,000 Is Just the Beginning

Janet Murguía | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Janet Murguía

Yesterday, I stood in front of 200,000 very hopeful people who were in Washington asking the president and Congress to restore order and common sense ...

Resources on the American National Security Interest in Israeli-Palestinian Peace

Ziad J. Asali, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ziad J. Asali, M.D.

My colleagues and I founded the American Task Force on Palestine in 2003 with a clear, focused mission: to advocate that a negotiated end of conflict ...

Pray Immigration Reform Into Passage

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

If our political leaders won't make room for the "strangers" among us, we, the people of faith, will. It's time to stop playing politics with people's lives.

Religion, Bigotry, and Political Hypocrisy

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Put aside the crazy "Obama's a Muslim" idiocy -- assume John McCain had won the presidency instead. Do you really think the Senate would confirm a Muslim candidate right now, even a conservative right-wing one? I don't.

Is the Medium the Message? The Dehumanization of the Medium

Kimberly Butler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Kimberly Butler

In 1964, media analyst Marshall McLuhan suggested that a given medium was more important than its message. In 2009, I sat down with Dan Rather, Gerald...

Can Democrats Govern?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The slogan "Elect a lot of Democrats so that we can stop the Republican agenda, and waste a lot of time fooling around with things we can't pass" just isn't going to cut the mustard.

Obama's USDA Less Transparent Than Bush's

Donald Carr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Donald Carr

The Environmental Working Group has worked hard to track the billions lavished on the wealthiest and largest farm operations in the country, in the ho...

Is the Medium the Message? The Politicalization of the Medium

Kimberly Butler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Kimberly Butler

In 2009, I sat down with Dan Rather, Geraldo Rivera, Tim Zagat, Amy Goodman, Stephen Cannell, and many others to see what they had to say about the changing face of our news media.

Is the Medium the Message? The New Media News

Kimberly Butler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Kimberly Butler

In 1964, media analyst Marshall McLuhan suggested that a given medium was more important than its message. In 2009, I sat down with Dan Rather, Gerald...

Is the Medium the Message? The New Media Watchdogs

Kimberly Butler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Kimberly Butler

In 1964, media analyst Marshall McLuhan suggested that a given medium was more important than its message. In 2009, I sat down with Dan Rather, Gerald...

Is the Medium the Message? Trivialization of the Medium

Kimberly Butler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Kimberly Butler

In 1964, media analyst Marshall McLuhan suggested that a given medium was more important than its message. In 2009, I sat down with Dan Rather, Gerald...

Is the Medium the Message? The Medium is Entertainment: Hollywood and the Medium

Kimberly Butler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Kimberly Butler

In 1964, media analyst Marshall McLuhan suggested that a given medium was more important than its message. In 2009, I sat down with Dan Rather, Gerald...

Let's Get Theological on Health Care and Warfare

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Anyone care to provide a theological foundation for the Republican policy preferences for the rich and for war? I would really like to see it.

Is the Medium the Message? 'Freeing Up' the Press

Kimberly Butler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Kimberly Butler

In 1964, media analyst Marshall McLuhan suggested that a given medium was more important than its message. In 2009, I sat down with Dan Rather, Gerald...

With Sanctions Against Iran, Congress Should Defer to the President

George A. Lopez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
George A. Lopez

Congressional sanctions will drive a jack-hammer through the Iranian economy when a scalpel is needed to change the behavior of Iranian elites. If Congress wants to enhance US strategic objectives in Iran, it must provide the President with sanctions flexibility.

Health Care and Bipartisanship in the Balance

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

President Obama, this is your moment for political courage, vision, leadership, and faith. We urge you to take heart and move meaningful health care reform forward.

Does My Insurance Leave Me Naked?

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Originally published on Youthradio.org, the premier source for youth generated news throughout the globe. By: Emily Beaver As a California resident...

White House Health Care Reform Proposal

Ellen R. Shaffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ellen R. Shaffer

The White House health care reform bill is a modest policy proposal based on the senate bill. It frames a bold political gamble that the summit on Thursday will cut through the rabble-rousing rancor.

American Flag Protocol: Stars and Stripes Forever

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lisa Mirza Grotts

Does anyone look at the American flag in the same way since September 11? Now, it's even more important not to take the stars and stripes for granted.

Clinton And The Mortality Of The Democratic Party

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Originally published on Youthradio.org, the premier source for youth generated news throughout the globe. By: Will Nelligan In 2004, after he under...

Remembering What's Important In Life

Mark Joseph | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Mark Joseph

The most recent edition of Esquire Magazine has a remarkable story written by Ted Kennedy about a poignant family scene he witnessed.

Sarah Palin for President

Dave Hackel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Hackel

I think "Palin For President" has a nice ring to it. And I've got a lot of reasons.

Friday Talking Points [110] -- Left Still Waiting For Rahm Apology

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Democrats need to realize that they still have the biggest majority in both houses of Congress that they are likely to see in their lifetimes.

Obama's Call for Civility Amid Prayer Breakfast Controversy

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

President Obama spoke at the National Prayer Breakfast this morning, with a plea for civility in our political discourse. He spoke specifically about the response to the recent earthquake in Haiti.