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Fake Morgan Freeman Rides Again In Another Campaign Ad

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.23.2014 | Politics

Everyone knows that if you want to really class up your #brand, you've just got to bring in Morgan Freeman and his much-beloved dulcet tones and have ...

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NYT's Alessandra Stanley Explains Her Terrible Writing Technique

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.23.2014 | Media

If you happened to be hanging out on the internet last Friday, somewhere near the intersection of Pop-Cultural-Criticism and Oh-No-How-Did-This-Get-Wr...

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Politico Magazine Extends Raised Middle Finger To Its Readers

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.22.2014 | Politics

Susan Glasser once wrote the following in an "Editors' Note," introducing people to Politico Magazine: We all know we live at a moment of informati...

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Alison Lundergan Grimes' Parents Looking At Some Christmas Ornaments Is Somehow News

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.08.2014 | Politics

It's been awhile since I've come face to face with one of those "how on Earth did this become a news story" stories, but Monday morning, The Hill spew...

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Oklahoma Governor Gives Free Publicity To Area Satanists For Some Reason

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics

It's not every day that an American politician has to do battle with Minions Of Darkness, but this week, that responsibility seems to have fallen to O...

Sleeping With the Enemy: Saving Your Family After an Affair

Natalie Gregg | Posted 06.08.2014 | Divorce
Natalie Gregg

Please understand, I am not selling divorce. You are not abandoning your marriage: That was your spouse's choice. You are not to blame for the death of your marriage. But if you delay, you could spend the rest of your life blaming yourself for the disaster of your divorce.

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WSJ Editors Seem To Think Widely Reported Obamacare Extension Is A 'Secret'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics

On Wednesday, the editors of The Wall Street Journal filed a diatribe about "ObamaCare's Secret Mandate Exemption," bragging about unearthing a closel...

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In What World Is Bernie Sanders Only The 37th Most Liberal Senator?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.07.2014 | Politics

National Journal, as is its wont, has released its latest round of rankings in an effort to determine who are the most liberal and most conservative m...

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Everything Hillary Clinton Does Fuels 2016 Speculation, Apparently

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.06.2014 | Politics

The year is young, but it's going to be a tough competition to write a dumber sentence that includes the word "speculation" and the number "2016," tha...

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Richard Cohen Does Have An Editor, Just Not A Particularly Good One

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.13.2013 | Politics

In the wake of another gobsmackingly awful piece from Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen on Tuesday, I suggested that one thing that The Washingt...

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Here's The Dumbest Critique Of Obamacare (So Far, Anyway)

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics

Writing for the Chicago Tribune, Dennis Byrne takes issue with "Obama's healthy dose of misinformation." But it's not the same "misinformation" that h...

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Someone Should Show Thomas Friedman What The Internet Is And How To Write For It

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.19.2013 | Politics

Over at The New York Times op-ed page, Thomas Friedman has written a very good column on the disconnect between normal human Americans and policy elit...

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Kenneth Cole: Tweet Was To 'Provoke A Dialogue' About Syria

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.06.2013 | Politics

Thursday afternoon, the Twitter account of designer-shoe pimp Kenneth Cole tweeted out an inane message reminding followers to buy Kenneth Cole shoes ...

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Surely The Obama Administration Is Joking About This 'Have Larry Summers Run The Federal Reserve' Thing!

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 07.25.2013 | Politics

Way way back at the end of this period of time that we like to call "the 1990s," Time magazine featured Alan Greenspan, Robert Rubin, and Larry Summer...

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The 'Downfall' Internet Meme Has FINALLY Made Somebody Rich

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 07.09.2013 | Politics

It isn't every day that someone makes mad bank thanks to an Internet meme -- but that day may be here for at least one lucky individual, former Jeffer...

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Here Is A Blog Post About Ted Nugent 'Considering A Bid For President'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics

Eat The Press' official spirit guide, Rachel Weiner, highlights this part of a long piece on aging rocker Ted Nugent in the Washington Post magazine, ...

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This Hillary 2016 T-Shirt Is Kinda Creeping Me Out

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics

Last week, I found the whole notion that the nascent Ready For Hillary PAC -- launched as a super PAC-in-waiting for a potential 2016 presidential bid...

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Antonin Scalia Don't Know Much About Biology

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.14.2013 | Politics

This morning the Supreme Court rendered its decision in Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, Inc., a fairly interesting case in whi...

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CNN, You Are Still Pretty Terrible

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.05.2013 | Media

Hey, CNN, If you’re reading this, tie yourself down to whatever chair you're sitting in, because this is going to be a rough ride. A little over ...

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Jason Collins Accused Of Not Disclosing Thing He Actually Totally Disclosed

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.02.2013 | Media

Jiminy damn crickets. Mysterious multi-platform media macher Howard Kurtz has taken issue with the way NBA player Jason Collins -- now best known for ...

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Crazed Columnist Ain't Having It With Your Cheap Underwear, Ladies

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 04.30.2013 | Media

You just know she wears ratty underwear, I said. You know it’s cheap. That it rides up and doesn’t provide full coverage. And that it’s gray ins...

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Lawmakers Suddenly Aghast That Sequestration Actually Does Stuff

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 04.25.2013 | Politics

Way back in August of 2011, Congress passed a law called the Budget Control Act, which raised the debt ceiling, enacted a tranche of spending cuts, cr...

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New Hampshire Is Stuck With Bombing Conspiracy Theorist Because Of Nonsensical State Legislature

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 04.24.2013 | Politics

Tuesday, were introduced to New Hampshire state Rep. Stella Tremblay, the big Alex Jones/Glenn Beck fan in her state's House of Representatives who sa...

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Terrible Revamp Of Terrible Show To Be Even More Terrible Than Anyone Imagined

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 04.24.2013 | Media

Way, way back in the day, CNN used to have this show called "Crossfire," because it was cheaper than actually reporting the news. Occupying an hour of...

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Oh, Come On Now, CNN

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 04.19.2013 | Media

This evening, Wolf Blitzer kicked over to Susan Candiotti, reporting live from Watertown, Mass. What followed was unfortunate. (Hat tip to Gabriel Sny...