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Billionaire Trump Fleeces Workers, Small Businesses

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 06.20.2016 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

When Americans elect a president, they want a leader who will look out for the little guy, not take advantage of him. Exploiting the little guy - and everybody else - to make a buck for himself is Donald Trump's M.O.

Here's Why Elizabeth Warren Should Be Hillary's Running Mate

James Heffernan | Posted 06.13.2016 | Politics
James Heffernan

Warren herself is thrilling to hear. Besides her standout record as a champion of ordinary Americans (she helped to found the Consumer Protection Agency), she radiates the one thing that Hillary has never quite managed to generate: charisma.

The Buck Never Stops at Donald Trump

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 06.06.2016 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Trump wants to run the government but doesn't feel he's accountable for paying the taxes necessary to run the government or, for example, to cover the cost of federal benefits for those veterans he claims he loves so much.

Tribune Gets $70.5 Million Investment, Rejects Gannett Offer

Reuters | Kelly Chen | Posted 05.23.2016 | Media

May 23 (Reuters) - Tribune Publishing Co, owner of the Los Angeles Times and the Chicago Tribune, said Los Angeles billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong has...

Friday Talking Points -- Don't Panic!

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.20.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Can we all just take a deep breath? I'm speaking to many Democratic voters as well as the bulk of the mainstream media here, just to clarify. Because far too many seem to currently be going off the deep end. But from where I sit, this is an overreaction to a very short-term situation.

Holy Smokes! USA Today Doesn't Know Where Colorado Is

The Huffington Post | Jenna Amatulli | Posted 05.16.2016 | Media

Weed recommend USA Today grab a map. In its recent story about marijuana smuggling in Colorado, the paper got its states mixed up. The piece on the po...

USA Today Publisher Gannett Offers To Buy Tribune Publishing

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 04.25.2016 | Media

April 25 (Reuters) - Gannett Co Inc, publisher of USA Today, said it offered to buy Tribune Publishing Co in a deal valued at about $815 million, incl...

Hollywood, We Need a 'Spotlight 2' Exposing the Abuse in Our Schools

Erika Sanzi | Posted 03.01.2016 | Education
Erika Sanzi

Hollywood, pivot that spotlight and tell the eerily similar story of what is happening in far too many of our schools. We've known about it for years but perhaps we need to see it on the big screen to actually do anything meaningful about it.

I Tried to Cover the Secret Koch Retreat and Here's What They Did to Me

Lauren Windsor | Posted 01.31.2016 | Politics
Lauren Windsor

The Koch brothers' donor retreats are notoriously secretive affairs, but after my publishing of several hours of audio from their 2014 summer confab, the network began to bring select journalists behind its closed doors. With strings attached.

Is USA Today Trolling 'Star Wars' Fans With 'Star Trek' Graphics?

The Huffington Post | Nina Golgowski | Posted 12.21.2015 | Media

Don't let the "Star Trek" graphics confuse you -- USA Today's lead story on Monday was about "Star Wars." The newspaper found multiple ways to plaster...

American Political Culture Explains Why Trump Is Still Strong

Daniel Wagner | Posted 12.02.2015 | Entertainment
Daniel Wagner

Why do Republican voters seem to naturally gravitate to celebrities -- most of whom are, shall we say, 'short' on actual knowledge about politics, legislative issues, and global affairs?

Solitary Confinement: A Personal Take

Christopher Zoukis | Posted 11.16.2015 | Crime
Christopher Zoukis

Looking into the future of American corrections, I present a question to both myself and others: If not solitary confinement, then what? For the most part there is no good answer in the current model of coercive rule.

The Story Of That Marvelous Hero

Lionel Rolfe | Posted 11.16.2015 | Los Angeles
Lionel Rolfe

A few days ago, Judith Aller, a prominent concert violinist and conductor in Europe and America, wrote me a note saying that her now dead husband's film about screenwriter Dalton Trumbo was going to be premiered--and asked me if I wanted to go.

Step Aside, San Francisco: "SF" Now Stands for Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Anneli Rufus | Posted 09.15.2015 | Travel
Anneli Rufus

All those things that everyone loves about the famous, jaded, sea-beaten SF (and more!) can also be found in a fresh, friendly, affordable Midwestern SF: Sioux Falls, South Dakota. One's hilly. One's flat. Both are beautiful. And you'll never believe how much they have in common.

The Trump Phenomenon and U.S. Political Culture

Daniel Wagner | Posted 07.14.2016 | Politics
Daniel Wagner

The only things that really matter in Republican politics today are name recognition, a degree of celebrity, and the ability to make outrageous statements that appeal to a minority of voters.

Women Need To Pull More Strings and Stop Playing Second Fiddle -- Bonnie Raitt Picked As Only Female Of '100 Guitar Heroes'

Beverly Wettenstein | Posted 06.10.2016 | Women
Beverly Wettenstein

She was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000 at 51 and the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame, with her father, the next year.

Verizon's 'Pick Your Own Cable TV Channels' Is Just Another Bait & Switch -- Read the Fine Print

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 05.21.2016 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

This plan's advertised price cost is $10.00 and yet the actual costs to the customer are $32.00, hiding a whopping 220% above this advertised price. Is this 'fair and reasonable'? Is this deceptive advertising? Where are the savings for buying this 'slim package'?

'Middle-Skill' Employees Explain The Joy Of Working With Your Hands

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 04.29.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

Some may view hands-on labor as less desirable and lucrative than a traditional office gig, but last year USA Today predicted 2.5 million middle-skill...

Columbia Faculty Members Offer Partial Defense Of Dr. Oz In USA Today

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 04.23.2015 | Media

Last week a group of 10 top physicians called for Mehmet Oz's dismissal from Columbia University, where the celebrity doctor currently serves as vice ...

Surviving 25 Years of Marriage Is New to Millennials But Still Works in the New Millennium

Jenny Triplett | Posted 06.17.2015 | Weddings
Jenny Triplett

Currently halfway into my 25th year of marriage, I keep hearing about how it is something of the past; marriage that is. I keep hearing that people are just shacking up these days and not making things legal.

Starbucks and Race Together... What's Next?

Kimberly Cooper | Posted 06.07.2015 | Black Voices
Kimberly Cooper

it's a bit of a red herring to go from a logoed sticker on a coffee cup meant to signify a company's support of racial dialogue, to publicizing that the Starbucks campaign was attempting to solve racism in America through its "ill-equipped" frontline service workers.

USA Today Offers Buyouts To Long-Term Employees

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 03.19.2015 | Media

USA Today is offering buyouts to veteran employees over the age of 55 with at least 15 years with the company, USA Today publisher Larry Kramer announ...

An Open Letter to Starbucks and 'USA Today'

Rinku Sen | Posted 05.18.2015 | Black Voices
Rinku Sen

While we applaud Starbucks for their effort to engage a topic that many seek to avoid, and while their efforts seem well-intentioned, we, as a national racial justice organization, with a name similar to the hashtag used in the campaign feel compelled to say: as a nation, we need more.

Jessica Schulberg

Mitt Romney Thinks Iran Is Like North Korea. Former Nuclear Negotiators Disagree. | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 03.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Joining the chorus of Republicans predicting doom-filled outcomes from negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program, Mitt Romney penned a ...

'The Dress'

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 04.29.2015 | Style
Joe Peyronnin

I thought nothing more about the disagreement as I left the kitchen to put the dogs out. But the next morning I was startled to see that "the dress" was dominating social media. What had started as a question on Tumblr was now a national obsession. How could some people see black and blue where I saw gold and white?