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NYT Public Editor Slaps Friedman, Dowd, Andrews

New York Times | CLARK HOYT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

IT has been a busy week or two for the ethics police -- those within The Times trying to protect the paper's integrity, and those outside, ready to po...

Support Terrorism: Call Obama's Fuel Plan a "$1,300 Car Tax"

Brandon Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brandon Friedman

For all his bawling on TV about how much he loves his country, you'd think a guy like Glenn Beck would be eager to do whatever is necessary to combat terrorism. Same for Michelle Malkin.

Does A Nation of Ninnies Need A Nanny?

Kerry Trueman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kerry Trueman

What's the difference between an overly bubbly housing market and sugary carbonated beverages? Both appeal to our infantile desire for instant gratification.

Thomas Friedman Returns $75,000 Speaking Fee From Bay Area Clean Air District

Los Angeles Times | James Rainey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

I called the Times several times in the last couple of days to ask Friedman a bunch of questions, like... whether he felt queasy taking so much money ...

On 6th Anniversary of 'Mission Accomplished' -- How the Media Blew It

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Greg Mitchell

On May 1, 2003, President Bush declared an end to major military operations in Iraq. Here's a look at how one newspaper covered the Bush declaration and its immediate aftermath.

Making Sense of the Dumbest Generation

Tom Huston | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Huston

Can we finally get over ourselves and start participating in life so fully, so unreservedly, that we remove any doubt as to where we really stand?

Friedman in the Times: How Could a Smart Man Be So Dumb?

Trey Ellis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Trey Ellis

Tom Friedman argues today that U.S. government-issued torture is just water(boarding) under the bridge and actually repeats a ridiculous Bush-era mantra.

Wall Street Lawyer on "The Positive Presumption"

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jim Luce

Meet Eugene Lee, a mid-level associate at a Top 40 law firm on Wall Street who succeeds in business by being real, honest, and kind. Good news.

Overhyping Teach For America, Undercutting Millions of Students

Dan Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Brown

I'm concerned that Teach for America is being propped up by many as a cure-all for America's education woes, when it is nothing of the kind.

Tibet: Polar Perspectives. Can Both Sides Be Heard?

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

The truth about Tibet is perhaps more nuanced than it has been presented by either side of the highly polarized debate.

The Big Lie About Muslim Silence on Terrorism

Kamran Pasha | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kamran Pasha

There is a real political agenda inside the media itself to keep Islam as the enemy, and to portray mainstream Muslims as a fifth column inside America.

Somebody Hide Tom Friedman's Ball

David Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Roberts

Friedman's latest column is just an outright nuclear disaster: head-slappingly wrong on the merits, politically naive and tone deaf, and timed so poorly as to be malicious. Just about every single sentence is a train wreck.

A Job Lost, An Identity Reshaped

Chris Campbell | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Chris Campbell

Early last week, while visiting my sister in New Jersey, I awoke to an e-mail from my girlfriend with the subject line "bad news."

President Obama Offers Iran "A Promise of a New Day"

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joseph A. Palermo

Obama's promise of a new day in U.S.-Iranian relations must be given the opportunity to bear fruit free from outside intervention.

Why Obama Was Smart to Come Out Strongly Against the AIG Bonuses

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

The Republicans were going to grab onto the populist anti-bank feelings in the country to position themselves as the party of the people, with the Democrats being cast as the party of the bankers.

Thomas Friedman On Bank Bailout: "Fairness Has Left The Building"

CBS News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On CBS' Face The Nation this morning, New York Times columnist Tom Friedman weighed in on the financial crisis and the administration's plans to fight...

Jason Linkins

Thomas Friedman Kind Of Gets A Metaphor Right! | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As his most fervent critics are fond of pointing out, any time you get wind that Thomas Friedman is about to attempt a metaphor, it's best to evacuate...

Jason Linkins

Pundits Wrong, All The Time, About Everything: Research | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Did you ever get the sinking feeling that all those pundits were basically wrong about everything? Of course you did! And good news! You suspicions have been confirmed, with THE MATHS.

Thomas Friedman's Five Worst Predictions: Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair | Barrett Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

In this morning's New York Times, columnist Thomas Friedman makes a grave prediction regarding Obama and the ongoing financial crisis: "I fear that hi...

It's Time for a Federal Fund of VC Funds

Kay Koplovitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Kay Koplovitz

A smaller, more prudent capital access program is required for these smaller venture capital funds to continue to source and identify companies at the early stage.

Jason Linkins

Scritti Politti: February 18, 2009 | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

You know, yesterday, as I read The New Republic's attempt to tell me that it was up to me and President Obama to save newspapers through a sustained c...

5 Writers On The Death Of Green (And Why It's OK)

Huffington Post | Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A current obsession of mine is the death of the trend of green. What if, as Tom Friedman keeps saying, there are no green cars, only cars? What if the...

Invisible Energy: Economic Recovery Depends on Recognizing the Root Causes of the Problem

David B. Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David B. Goldstein

It is encouraging that the stimulus package is beginning to address the need to invest in energy efficiency, where there are high rates of return, financially and environmentally.

Should Tom Friedman Get Canned Along With Kristol?

Lionel Beehner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Lionel Beehner

How could the man who wrote maybe the best book on the Middle East become a paycheck-cashing mouthpiece and shill for the world's corporate villains?

Matt Taibbi Takes On Tom Friedman's Green Cred: "Porn-Stached Resident Of A Positively Obscene...Mega-Monstro-Mansion"

New York Press | Matt Taibbi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

When some time ago a friend of mine told me that Thomas Friedman's new book, Hot, Flat, and Crowded, was going to be a kind of environmentalist clario...