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The Charismatic Appeal of Donald Trump

Tam Warner Minton | Posted 10.10.2016 | Politics
Tam Warner Minton

Long, long ago, in 1998, I wrote a graduate thesis on Charismatic Leadership and the role culture plays in the phenomenon. I won an award for that thesis, and it has been on my mind frequently as I have watched the rise of Donald Trump.

Aleppo Is Your Dream Vacation Spot — If You Ask The Syrian Government

The Huffington Post | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 10.04.2016 | World

Syria’s Ministry of Tourism has churned out a number of promotional videos in recent weeks, encouraging foreigners to visit places like Aleppo ― o...

New Evidence On How Money Shapes America's Elections

Lynn Parramore | Posted 08.11.2016 | Politics
Lynn Parramore

Even today, many academics and pundits still insist that money matters less to political outcomes than ordinary citizens think, even as business executives throw down mind-boggling sums to dine with politicians and Super Pacs spring up like mushrooms.

North Carolina Man Charged With Trying To Aid Islamic State, Justice Dept. Says

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 08.04.2016 | Crime

WASHINGTON, Aug 4 (Reuters) - A North Carolina man was arrested Thursday on a charge of conspiring to provide material support to the Islamic State mi...

'Green News Report' - July 26, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 07.26.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: At the RNC in Cleveland, Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump (an...

'Green News Report' - July 19, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 07.19.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Surprise! Donald Trump's running mate is also a climate science denier; U...

'Green News Report' - July 14, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 07.14.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Porn is dirty, but coal is clean, says the Republican Party platform; Sen...

'Green News Report' - July 7, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 07.08.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Toxic algae bloom in South Florida ruins 4th of July for tourism industry...

'Green News Report' - June 30, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.30.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: US, Canada and Mexico sign major clean energy pact; New report finds mill...

Is it an occupation or an "occupation"?

Zeina Azzam | Posted 06.08.2016 | World
Zeina Azzam

Journalist Glenn Greenwald flagged a questionable editorial decision that The New York Times made in an article published on May 25, 2016, titled "A S...

Tiny Trump

Sasha Abramsky | Posted 06.01.2016 | Politics
Sasha Abramsky

"Crooked Hillary! Crooked Hillary!" Over and over again, Trump drums this phrase into audiences. If you look at the neuroscience, what he's doing is ...

Conflict, Ethics and Arab Media

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.30.2016 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Arab media aren't facing up to their responsibility of not fanning the flames of hate speech and sedition, and should exert more effort to mitigate conflicts they help provoke.

'Green News Report' - May 24, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.24.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: In wake of massive Fort McMurray wildfire, Canada's insurance industry ca...

Religious Hypocrites and Their Timeless Tactics: McCrory, Tartuffe, and House Bill 2

Harold Lloyd | Posted 05.22.2016 | Politics
Harold Lloyd

With HB 2, Pat McCrory fleeces every worker of employment protections including the right to sue in state court for discrimination based on "race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex or handicap."

Do We Hold Maintenance Staff Accountable for Genocide Even as We Absolve Politicians?

Mariya Parodi | Posted 05.06.2016 | World
Mariya Parodi

Accountability is not the most popular subject for leaders and heads of state. Institutions, such as the International Criminal Court (ICC) are particularly unpopular.

'Green News Report' - May 3, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.03.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Ad wars: Clean energy advocates want you to vote -- so the fossil fuel i...

Tracking China's Political Change Through Dazibao Posters

ADST | Posted 04.15.2016 | World

Note: Our accounts contain the personal recollections and opinions of the individual interviewed. The views expressed should not be considered officia...

'Green News Report' -- April 12, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 04.12.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Judge rules children's federal climate change lawsuit may go forward; Big...

How Propaganda (Actually) Works

James Hoggan | Posted 03.31.2016 | Politics
James Hoggan

Political propaganda employs the ideals of liberal democracy to undermine those very ideals, the dangers of which, not even its architects fully understand.

Diplomacies, from Public to Pubic

John Brown | Posted 03.23.2016 | World
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John Brown

My own minor, rather frivolous, contribution to the creation of the new diplomatic jargon -- pubic diplomacy -- did not appeal to the wordmasters of the universe. But it does occasionally appears as a typo in some U.S. Embassy internal memoranda.

Brainwashing Trumps Reason

Sue Wilson | Posted 03.16.2016 | Media
Sue Wilson

Anger? You bet there's anger. But as revealed by Jen Senko's new documentary "The Brainwashing of My Dad," it is faux anger, caused by more than a generation of propaganda stemming from a coordinated far right takeover of media -- and brains.

Aleppo Is Our Guernica

Idrees Ahmad | Posted 03.15.2016 | World
Idrees Ahmad

As the conflict in Syria moves toward a grim denouement, its mounting toll has elicited a curious response. Many in the west, including prominent liberals, have used the logic of lesser evilism to welcome this outcome.

Censorship Is Not All Bad

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 03.09.2016 | Media
The University of Central Florida Forum

If you want to change the levels of censorship in our society--in other words, to benefit society by loosening or tightening censorship--the best approach is to appeal to the stated values of our institutions.

The Danger of Hillary Clinton: She Is Not the 'Safer' Candidate

John Sanbonmatsu | Posted 03.04.2016 | Politics
John Sanbonmatsu

In an election year that finds both the left and right clamoring for political change, then, it seems suicidal for the Democrats to be putting forward a candidate who is as much a creature of the establishment as Hillary Rodham Clinton is.

A Whimsical Look at Fallacies: Appeal to Authority - Part 1: The Myths of the Tribe

Frank Breslin | Posted 02.25.2016 | Education
Frank Breslin

Once upon a time in a faraway land, there dwelt a people who never succeeded in quite growing up. From the time they were children until they bade adi...