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For Spike Lee, D.C. Protest Amounts to 'Do the Right Thing'

Dominic Carter | Posted 12.17.2014 | Black Voices
Dominic Carter

I have interviewed Spike many times over the years on TV, but on this day he was among the thousands of protesters in the nation's capital.

'We Tortured Some Folks,' But 'That's Not Who We Are'

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 12.12.2014 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

Allowing CIA career employees or contractors to get away with torturing people free from legal accountability telegraphs to the rest of the world that the United States reserves unto itself the right to commit war crimes.

Abortion: Four Centuries & Counting

Fran Moreland Johns | Posted 11.27.2014 | Impact
Fran Moreland Johns

Was the abortion debate really going on four hundred+ years ago? Indeed. And who knew?

The Roberts' Court's Shelby County Power Play Could Backfire

Bennet Kelley | Posted 08.31.2013 | Black Voices
Bennet Kelley

Roberts' Shelby County power play may only make them more determined to fight for their right to vote. It is a tragedy, however, that as we approach the 50th anniversary of Selma, the Chief Justice is comfortable with an America where they still have to.

Nontheist Americans Finally Speaking Up

Roy Speckhardt | Posted 06.27.2013 | Politics
Roy Speckhardt

These cases of bias against nontheists are just a few examples of the ongoing discrimination that open atheists and humanists face. It hasn't disappeared, and if anything, it is likely to be more frequent as the numbers of out-of-the-closet nontheists of all stripes continues to climb.

Time's Joe Klein Takes Obligatory, Inaccurate Cheap Shot At Atheists

Radley Balko | Posted 06.24.2013 | Politics

In his cover story for the current issue of Time, journalist Joe Klein takes a long look at the therapeutic value of public service. It's an interesti...

The Unconvention: Comparing Democrats and Republicans

92nd Street Y | Posted 01.13.2013 | Politics
92nd Street Y

In this clip from September 9th's The Unconvention, the panel talks about the competing philosophies between the Democrat and Republican parties. T...

Five Specific Questions Journalists Should Ask About the Drone Strike Policy

Robert Naiman | Posted 12.26.2012 | World
Robert Naiman

Although it was a great first step that Bob Schieffer even said the word "drone" and made Mitt Romney say it too, to let politicians merely answer the question at this level of abstraction -- "I support drone strikes, too" -- is to let them off the hook.

The Romney Campaign's Situational Demagoguery

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 09.24.2012 | Media
Joseph A. Palermo

Worse than Swift Boating and worse than Willie Horton, Mitt Romney is running the most craven, dishonest, and hypocritical campaign we've seen in contemporary American politics.

David Brooks: ACA Built on Rotten Foundations and Romney's Secret Healthcare Plan (VIDEO)

Blaise Zerega | Posted 09.01.2012 | Politics
Blaise Zerega

David Brooks's remarks predicted much of the reaction to the ruling and what it will mean for the upcoming election.

Joe Klein: Romney's Bullying Response 'Raises Questions About His Character'

Time | By JOE KLEIN | Posted 05.11.2012 | Politics

I fear that I went too easy on Mitt Romney with regard to his high school bullying escapades. It’s not the incident itself that troubles me–though...

Pundits Waiting for a Palestinian Gandhi? Meet Khader Adnan.

Peter Hart | Posted 04.18.2012 | Media
Peter Hart

The pundits who tell us that they crave a dramatic nonviolent Palestinian narrative can write the story of Khader Adnan, who has drawn comparisons to celebrated Irish hunger striker Bobby Sands. But they are not writing his story.

Clinton: 'Liberal' PBS Smear

Marshall Fine | Posted 04.15.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

This nearly four-hour documentary by Barak Goodman, a long-time "American Experience" producer and director, is a smear job, though more the death-by-a-thousand-cuts approach than a straight-ahead takedown.

Michael Calderone

Media Awards Romney New Hampshire Victory Before Votes Counted

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 01.11.2012 | Media

MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Politico's Mike Allen sounded a bit existential Monday night during a media panel at Saint Anselm College. "Why are we here?" he a...

Michael Calderone

Political Reporters Caught In Iowa Media Crush

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 01.03.2012 | Media

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Following days of saturation caucus coverage, Washington Post chief correspondent Dan Balz was reminded Monday of a fortune cookie...

Michael Calderone

Romney Heading To Fox News Sunday

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 12.07.2011 | Media

NEW YORK -- Mitt Romney, who hasn't appeared on a Sunday morning political talk show since March 2010, will appear on "Fox News Sunday" on Dec. 18. ...

John McCain Continues Feud With Journalist

Posted 12.06.2011 | Politics

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) seized an opportunity this week to take a shot Time columnist Joe Klein, who is perhaps his most prominent media nemesis. ...

Both Sides Now: Can the Final Three Pass Their 2012 Character 'Stress Tests'?

HuffPost Radio | Posted 12.04.2011 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgMatalin and Rosen debate personal flaws of the Final Three. Obama a loner? Romney a phony? Newt a blowhard with "baggage"?

Michael Calderone

Snubbed Time Mag Writer Blasts Romney Campaign

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 12.02.2011 | Media

NEW YORK -- Although Newt Gingrich may be surging lately, it's Mitt Romney who's stealing magazine covers this week. The former Massachusetts Governor...

Invoking Hitler's Name: A User's Guide

Brandt Goldstein | Posted 01.11.2012 | Media
Brandt Goldstein

On November 9, celebrity chef Mario Batali made the mistake of comparing Wall Street bankers to Hitler. (He also threw Stalin in there, but let's keep this simple.)

Romney A Straw Man, Ready To Be Toppled?

Time | Joe Klein | Posted 08.16.2011 | Politics

And yet there is a jittery sense among Republican savants that Romney is a straw man, ready to be toppled, because the party has changed irrevocably. ...

Jason Linkins

Media Is Starting to Panic Over Slow Start To The 2012 Campaign

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.30.2011 | Politics

The 2012 election: wasn't it supposed to have started by now? If you are a normal person, living your normal life, you probably don't really care. 2...

Joe Klein: I Was Wrong On Social Security

TIME | Joe Klein Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

But I think we'd learn more if we took a look at one of my goofs: I supported George W. Bush's idea of partially privatizing Social Security, which he...

'O: A Presidential Novel'

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Simon & Schuster will publish the anonymous "O: A Presidential Novel" this month, a political fantasy novel described as "provocative" by its publishe...

Joe Klein: 'Righteous Burghers' Obsessed With Debt Are Ignoring The Economy

TIME | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Again, I'm not opposed to long-term deficit reduction, so long as it's equitable. But I do wonder why these righteous burghers are leading the charge ...