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Risk of a 'Crying Wolf' Problem

Frank A. Weil | Posted 04.05.2015 | New York
Frank A. Weil

An epic snowstorm was predicted for New York City last week. "Storm of the century" rhetoric flooded airwaves. The mayor and the governor jumped on the bandwagon and buttoned everything down and tight. Then... well, not much. Our political leaders are, of course, now being castigated for their misjudgment.

The New SDS: What Every Young Person Needs to Know About Its Past

Steve Mariotti | Posted 07.27.2014 | Politics
Steve Mariotti

In 1965, Carl Oglesby assumed leadership of the student-activist organization SDS. This change reflected what I believe was an ideological shift in America's left wing: from the East Coast intellectual tradition to the New Left emerging from the Midwest.

The Rise and Fall of the Nation's Largest Student Movement: the Students for Democratic Society

Steve Mariotti | Posted 07.19.2014 | Politics
Steve Mariotti

Today, the student-activist organization Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) is being reactivated on college campuses around the country as the New SDS. Yet, how many of its new members are aware of SDS's complex past and the role of its legendary leader, Carl Oglesby?

The Forecast for D-Day and the Weatherman Behind Ike's Greatest Gamble

John Ross | Posted 07.18.2014 | Home
John Ross

Monday, June 5, 1944, had long been planned for launching D-day, the start of the campaign to liberate Nazi-held Western Europe in World War II. Yet t...

Ron Dicker

Homeless TV Weather Reporters? | Ron Dicker | Posted 01.31.2013 | Impact

In Europe, the TV weather reporter might be closer to the outside elements than viewers think. Homeless people are being recruited to give the fore...

Weatherman Gives Hilarious Spoof Forecast

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 07.02.2012 | Green

Aaron Justus, weatherman for local CBS affiliate WTVR, sure knows how to handle a high-pressure situation. Faced with volcanic eruptions, massive ...

A Brief History of Loving or Leaving America

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.26.2012 | Politics
Michael Sigman

"America: Love It or Leave It" exemplifies the "either-or" (or "black and white") fallacy. Like another '50s/'60s slogan, the anti-Communist "Better dead than red," there are obviously more than two choices.

Movie Review: Carlos -- Glamorizing Terrorism

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

There's been a lot of excitement about Olivier Assayas' Carlos, and it's not hard to see why. But here's my objection: In presenting a terrorist as an action hero, it glorifies terrorism as a legitimate path of political action.

Right Wing, Wrong History

Jeffrey Shaffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeffrey Shaffer

Hippies, draft resisters, the Weathermen, rock bands, college radicals, feminists, and peace marchers were not all siblings in one big anti-establishment family.

5 Things The Media Loves Pretending Are News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Reporting the news is really hard. We've seen those poor guys standing in the hurricanes, trying to hold on to their microphone while debris flies by....

Weatherman Freaks Out On Air Over Snowstorm (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Nicholas Graham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

The epic snowstorm, or 'Snowmageddon,' as our President likes to call it, that's battering the East coast is proving to be way too much to deal with f...

The Most Ridiculous Weathermen Local TV Has Ever Seen (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Dan Abramson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

What is it about local weathermen that invites on-air gaffs or lewd behavior? It seems the odds of a blooper greatly increase any time that meteorolog...

Veteran Meteorologist Bravely Calls It Like He Sees It

Laurie David | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Laurie David

Local TV weathermen, who despite their careful tracking of weather disasters and trends, are hell bent on denying that global warming is happening. That's why today I have to take my hat off to veteran meteorologist Bob Ryan.

Monday's Late Night Round-Up: CPAC, Michael Steele, And The Poor Weatherman

Huffington Post | Patrick Waldo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Jon Stewart followed the goings on at CPAC last night, while Jimmy Kimmel took a look at how weathermen suffer in the winter. On Jimmy Fallon's first...

Days of Rage

Thomas Frank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Thomas Frank

On the first night of the Republican convention, back in September, the theme was "Service." Speaker after speaker mounted the rostrum to tell about t...

Clinging To Religion And Our Hotmail Accounts

Tracy Lea Carnes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Tracy Lea Carnes

How can this email be wrong we ask ourselves? After all, it did come from Edna and she's president of the Lady's Church Guild for crying out loud.

You Don't Need A Weatherman To Know Which Way The Wind Blows

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Whatever you believe about Bill Ayers and the Weathermen, the fact remains that he is not running for president. But John McCain doesn't really have any other arrows left in his quiver.

Reading The Pictures: New York Times Plays The Ayers Card

Michael Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Shaw

With Obama opening up a strong lead in the polls, it's hard not to feel the Times is adhering to some juvenile rule of parity in which each candidate gets whacked in turn.

Palin Blasts Obama's Ties to Weather Channel

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Borowitz

Gov. Palin said that she learned about Sen. Obama's ties to The Weather Channel last week "when I was trying hard to read The New York Times."

My Connection to the Controversial Clinton "Weatherman" Pardons

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

Bill Clinton pardoned two former Ayers-related radicals, which was controversial in New York during Hillary's first Senate run. Had she really never heard about it?

Hillary And The Commies

Marc Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Marc Cooper

During Wednesday night's debate, George Stephanopoulos didn't flinch from trying to smear Obama by association with former '60s radical Bill Ayers. Too bad George didn't ask Hillary about her summer spent working for a law firm run by Communists.