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Tucker Carlson Spars With USA Today Editor Over Bannon-Baghdadi Comparison

The Huffington Post | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.09.2017 | Politics

This past Sunday, the editorial board of USA Today published a piece called “What Bannon shares with ISIL leader: Our view.” The item drew an alar...

(VIDEO) USA Today's VR Show Shoots Second Season To Draw Brand Experiences

Andy Plesser | Posted 01.20.2017 | Media
Andy Plesser

LAS VEGAS -- USA Today is currently in production on a second "season" of its own virtual reality series, as it gears up to offer brands new ways to ...

Media Complicity Is Key To Blacklisting Websites

Norman Solomon | Posted 12.05.2016 | Media
Norman Solomon

We still don't have any sort of apology or retraction from the Washington Post for promoting "The List" -- the highly dangerous blacklist that got a huge boost from the newspaper's fawning coverage on November 24.

Money Talk: How to Go From 😱 to 😎

NerdWallet | Posted 11.29.2016 | College
NerdWallet

Maybe math isn't your best subject, or your parents' money mistakes have you stressing about your own finances. Or maybe the thought of budgeting just...

The Millennial Vote: A Turning Point

Jesse Moore | Posted 10.24.2016 | Politics
Jesse Moore

A message for the media and political pundits everywhere: it's time to ditch the narrative that young people won't vote this election cycle.

Friday Talking Points -- Trump Backs Up Titanic, Hits Iceberg Again

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.01.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Trump backed his personal Titanic up again and again, and tried to just ram through the iceberg, over and over. He was even up early this morning, providing yet another day's legs for this story.

USA Today Takes A Side In The Presidential Race For The First Time

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 10.01.2016 | Media

USA Today, for the first time in its 36-year history, is taking a side in a presidential race, urging readers to vote against Donald Trump. The newspa...

Mercury Retrograde Ends On Sept 22nd -- 5 Ways To Make People Very Happy!

Larry Schwimmer | Posted 09.20.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Larry Schwimmer

It's time to strike up the band and break out the champagne because on September 22nd Mercury retrograde is officially over. Say hallelujah! The plane...

Self-Published Book Beats the Odds By Making New York Times Bestseller List

Eva Lesko Natiello | Posted 09.08.2016 | Books
Eva Lesko Natiello

photo by Esteban When I self-published my book, admittedly, it was the last resort. It was the backup plan if I had failed to sell it to a trade publ...

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 01.31.2017 | 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 12.02.2016 | 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 11.14.2016 | 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 11.16.2016 | 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 08.27.2016 | 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.