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The Trump Phenomenon and U.S. Political Culture

Daniel Wagner | Posted 07.15.2015 | 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 06.15.2015 | 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.

Wall Street Journal, Miami Herald, USA Today Win Top APME Honors

AP | Posted 06.11.2015 | Media

NEW YORK (AP) — The Miami Herald, The Wall Street Journal and USA Today were among the news organizations that won top honors in the annual Associat...

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

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 05.22.2015 | 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.

HuffingtonPost.com | 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?

Investor Carl Icahn Nominates 2 To Gannett's Board

AP | Posted 03.24.2015 | Media

NEW YORK (AP) — Activist investor Carl Icahn has nominated two people to the board of USA Today publisher Gannett Co. Gannett says it...

North Korea, Sony, and Ignorance

Daniel Wagner | Posted 02.27.2015 | World
Daniel Wagner

Given that the vast majority of Americans cannot identify North Korea on a map, or the name of its leader, the very idea that a major film studio would sanction the production of a movie whose plot is based on the assassination of Kim Jong-un is just plain silly.

Thanks to Four Bright Rainbows in Our National Clouds

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 02.18.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

All were willing to step up to make a difference, to lead when it could be dangerous, and to let their lives be shining examples for others. We should remember them when we face stormy and cloudy weather in our national life and become bright rainbows of hope like them.

'World Press Trends 2014' Debunks Newspapers' Death

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 02.04.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

"Each day, more than half the world's adult population read a daily newspaper: 2.5 billion in print and more than 800 million in digital form," according to the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA).

USA Today To Shut Down Weekend Magazine

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 12.05.2014 | Media

USA Today is calling it quits on its weekend magazine, USA Today president and publisher Larry Kramer announced in a memo to staffers Friday. USA Week...

5 Children Killed In Tragic House Fire Get Kid-Friendly Caskets Thanks To Volunteer

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 12.01.2014 | Impact

Through one extraordinary gesture, an automobile artist is celebrating the lives of five Texas children who died tragically. Trey Ganem, who runs ...

Colorado Students Considering Recall of Conservative School Board Members

Wade Norris | Posted 12.15.2014 | Denver
Wade Norris

The bold protest of Jefferson County, Colorado students to the actions of the conservative majority on the Jefferson County School Board in Colorado has already drawn national and international press.

Who Will Be Goulet in 2014? The American Mustache Institute Wants Your Answer

Dr. Abraham Froman | Posted 11.04.2014 | Weird News
Dr. Abraham Froman

An iconic figure, Goulet, of course, is a legend in the Mustached American community in spite of his Canadian heritage. Just asked the certified nuclear mustacheologists at AMI.

USA Today Undergoes Major Layoffs

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 09.03.2014 | Media

USA Today has begun a painful round of layoffs, the paper's owner confirmed Wednesday. Jeremy Gaines, vice president of corporate communications w...

A Growing Minority Of Americans Think We're Too Isolationist

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 08.29.2014 | Politics

Rising concern about international threats has caused some Americans to reassess how active the U.S. should be abroad, a new Pew/USA Today poll fin...

Why College Music School Rankings Are All Wrong

J Nelson Aviance | Posted 10.25.2014 | College
J Nelson Aviance

Having gone through several music programs and with friends still attending music programs, I can tell you that these ranking systems absolutely fail to address what is important as a developing musician seeking to make a career as a performer.

Lesson for the Kochs: Credibility Is Everything, and You've Got None

Brad Woodhouse | Posted 10.13.2014 | Politics
Brad Woodhouse

Charles thinks he's the right person to tell us how to fix our economy, but he and his brother have exactly zero credibility to say we should be happy living the Koch brothers' version of the American dream (for people not named "Koch"): working in low-wage jobs with no benefits while wearing a smile. And here's why.

Christina Wilkie

Charles Koch Hijacks Martin Luther King Jr. To Pitch His Vision For America

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 08.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Conservative billionaire Charles G. Koch laid out his prescription for reviving the American economy on Wednesday in an op-ed published ...