Beset with logistical as well as political hurdles, Al Jazeera America will undoubtedly confront a rocky road ahead. If the network decides to raise the bar and provide truly innovative programming, then the network will surely gain some respect.
Obama hasn't yet started his second term, but MSNBC is already showing signs of getting tougher on the president from a progressive point-of-view.
Media Wednesday: Chinese newspaper reaches deal in censorship fight, Rachel Maddow's miffed about Chuck Hagel nomination, and did the New York Times 'screw' Martin Luther King, Jr.?
Pundits reflected on whether Hurricane Sandy was the tipping point, the catastrophe that would put the environment back on the table -- pointedly after a presidential election where there was no debate on climate change. Could this latest occurrence be a wake-up call?
If Republicans refuse to negotiate from the White House proposal, they'll be refusing to negotiate with the electorate. They shouldn't feel insulted by that offer. The real insult -- the only that really must sting -- is the one voters just gave them at the polls
In our "after report," Reagan and Matalin discuss whether 2012 turned on Messina's GOTV or Obama's views on government and taxes? Did GOP lose because of messenger or message -- both? Or is it, as Chou en lai said of French Revolution, "too soon to tell?"
Newly-(re)elected dudes and sisters, please don't screw this up. There's still a lot of work to do.
On the other side, with a new Democratic candidate needed for 2016, I wouldn't be shocked if we see books from possible frontrunners Cory Booker, Kirsten Gillibrand, Andrew Cuomo, Antonio Villaraigosa, Deval Patrick and even stalwarts Hillary Clinton and possibly... Joe Biden?
We at AfterEllen.com pride ourselves on knowing all kinds of Sapphic pop-culture facts. Each week we share some of the best tidbits on The Huffington Post in our series "Best Lesbian Week Ever." Here's who and what was on our raging gay radar this week.
We pride ourselves on knowing all kinds of Sapphic pop-culture facts. Each week we share some of the best tidbits on The Huffington Post in our series "Best Lesbian Week Ever." Here's who and what was on our raging gay radar this week.
Without further ado, here are some snippets of Ms. Maddow's family history.
We are rounding the bend toward the last act in this season's power play of a presidential campaign.
There are many elements responsible for this crumbling of Girl Power, but let me start by putting blame squarely on the media for its hiring of and pandering to female pundits and commentators who seem hell bent on competing with the worst of the guys.
Republican fact-checkers say that The Washington Post Fact Checker is wrong and that the plant did close in 2009 under President Obama's watch. What would an impartial view of the speech have thought? What did you think? Now, just for a second, put your politics aside.
Save for a few, even mostly liberal TV "journalists" don't usually live-correct the lies or butt in when a fallacy is hurled. Last week MSNBC primetime host Rachel Maddow tried to correct that, and predictably -- wrongly, it should be noted -- she faced rebuke for it.
Mitt Romney badly needed to connect with women at this convention and having Ann Romney, Condoleezza Rice and Susana Martinez speak may have been a step in the right direction. However, none of these women spoke about his policy on women's issues.