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Jason Linkins

Ebola Hot Take Of The Day: Travel Bans Would Make Things Worse. Let's Do Them Anyway.

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.16.2014 | Politics

It seems pretty clear that the possibility that an Ebola-related travel ban will be imposed in the near future is growing with each passing day. Those...

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Sorry, But That NYT Story On Abandoned Munitions Doesn't Prove Bush Was Right About WMDs

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.15.2014 | Politics

The New York Times' C.J. Chivers has an invigorating longform piece up today about the American and Iraqi soldiers who "repeatedly encountered, and at...

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The Supreme Court Gave Gay Marriage A Big Kanye Shrug

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.11.2014 | Politics

So, that happened: Ebola has come to America, but the disease has nothing on the viral spread of harum-scarum Ebola hype from the media and politician...

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Jon Stewart Turning Down 'Meet The Press' Is The Smart Move For All Involved

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.12.2014 | Media

New York Magazine's Gabriel Sherman managed to get media observers all hot and bothered yesterday when he splashed a pretty great scoop from behind th...

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It's Getting Harder To Sort Out How Greg Orman Will Sort Himself

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.08.2014 | Politics

Now with the resolution of some thorny legal matters concerning whether or not Kansas Democrats were technically allowed to unilaterally withdraw from...

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Just Chill With All The Predictions, Bill Kristol

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.06.2014 | Politics

The Weekly Standard's Bill Kristol ... well, he has this reputation of "faulty predictions" and "bad advice" and being "consistently wrong" about ever...

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Remember How We Defended The Secret Service Last Week? Well, Funny Story...

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.04.2014 | Politics

So, that happened: The 2014 election is right around the corner, and HuffPost Pollster's Mark Blumenthal says it's "gut-check time" for the media's po...

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The Military Can't Come Up With A Name For Its War Against ISIS. We're Here To Help.

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.03.2014 | Politics

One of the things that our ongoing military operation against the Islamic State does not currently have -- besides congressional approval, clearly dem...

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Congress Runs Away From Obama's War On Terror Twofer

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.03.2014 | Politics

So, that happened: The long-promised airstrikes on the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria began this week as uninterested members of Congress crossed the...

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President Obama Is At The Vanguard Of A Major Cultural Shift In America

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.25.2014 | Media

Former White House communications director Dan Pfeiffer was the guest this morning at Buzzfeed HQ, for a "Buzzfeed Breakfast" round of Q&A. Among the ...

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Time For Some Corrections And Retractions: Anti-ISIS Coalition Membership Edition

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.23.2014 | Politics

Airstrikes against ISIS: They are a go. And, as it turns out, they are a-going with coalition partner-nations in the Arab world, according to the news...

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Turd Polish Futures Up 300 Percent On News That 2014 Midterm Election Is Happening

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.23.2014 | Politics

Spend any time reading the people whose job it is to assign heady unified field theorems to election years, and you will hear sad variations on a dull...

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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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In The New York Times, Evidence Of A Slow Election Year

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.22.2014 | Politics

A 26-year-old man walks into a strip club with his boss. He gets up to some strip club shenanigans. While he is there, the police raid the strip club,...

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How The NFL Sacked Itself Into A Decrepit Scandal Factory

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.20.2014 | Politics

So, that happened: The NFL's scandals reminded lawmakers how much they love showering benefits on rich people who don't need help. Newt Gingrich took ...

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The Harkin Steak Fry: A Meta-Critical Media Pseudo-Adventure!

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics

A man stands in a field in Iowa. His name is Peter. Peter is standing in a field because there are "200 other reporters" standing in that field. Those...

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Lanny Davis Seems To Believe That Roger Goodell Has Been A Really Good Crisis Manager

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics

So there is someone willing to defend beleaguered NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, and it turns out it's the guy who's willing to defend almost anyone ...

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Here's A Close Look At John McCain's Long-Running War Powers Act

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.15.2014 | Politics

As you may have noticed if you've been unfortunate enough to have tuned in to any TV coverage of American politics in the past decade, Sen. John McCai...

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Obama Finds An ISIS Strategy While Congress... Privatizes Asteroids? Really?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.12.2014 | Politics

So, that happened: Fresh off polls indicating that a majority of Americans now believe that the Islamic State (or, if you prefer, ISIS or ISIL) poses ...

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Coming Soon: Panic-Induced Election Year War With ISIS!

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.11.2014 | Politics

Seemingly before the question, "Do I, as an American, have any reason to panic over the emergence of this group, ISIS?" has even been asked, it's been...

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Canadian Homophobe Joins The Train Wreck Interview Hall Of Fame

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.09.2014 | Politics

What if you took one part Labour Party leader and hapless talking point repeater Edward Miliband ... ... and added one part Australia Prime Min...

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Scott Brown Gives Confused Lady A 'Hero Award,' For Some Reason

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.09.2014 | Politics

[Updated, below.] Former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown (R-Bqhatevwr) is running for the Senate in New Hampshire now, where polls indicate he is th...

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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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Bob McDonnell's Trial Comes To Merciful End, But The Weirdness And The Shame Remain

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.07.2014 | Politics

So, that happened: Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's (R) career as a professional defendant has finished its first big story arc, with he and wife Maureen being convicted of 20 counts of corruption between them.