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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 ...

The New And 'Edgy' Meet the Press Explains The Midterms Using Chicken, Coffee, And A 'Nerd Screen'

Bob Cesca | Posted 09.24.2014 | Media
Bob Cesca

Note to all hard news outlets: you know what'd be a nice change of pace? Switch the red and blue color-coding every election cycle, and stop finding new ways to divide the country through simplistic metaphors.

Jason Linkins

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...

Jason Linkins

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...

Jason Linkins

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...

Jason Linkins

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...

Jason Linkins

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,...

Watch: Underreported Story -- Reuniting Families With Remains of Dead Migrants

David Tereshchuk | Posted 09.20.2014 | Media
David Tereshchuk

As a service to the deceased person's families -- often on both sides of the border, some with United States citizenship and some not -- the work is a remarkable study in simple decency and human compassion.

Jason Linkins

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...

Superheroes Who Are Deaf and the Power of Diversity

Lydia L. Callis | Posted 09.16.2014 | Entertainment
Lydia L. Callis

There are many types of superpower -- ranging from super strength to mind control. With such a wealth of fictional capabilities available, why should Superheroes be limited by their ability to hear?

Jason Linkins

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...

Herbicide and Insecticide Use on GMO Crops Skyrocketing While Pro-GMO Media Run Interference

David Bronner | Posted 09.15.2014 | Green
David Bronner

Setting the record straight, Dr. Ramon J. Seidler, Ph.D., former Senior Scientist, Environmental Protection Agency, has recently published a well-researched article documenting the devastating facts on GMOs, "Pesticide Use on Genetically Engineered Crops."

Jason Linkins

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...

Take the Stairs: Trivializing Violence Against Women

Danielle Moodie-Mills | Posted 09.09.2014 | Women
Danielle Moodie-Mills

Professional athletes need to know that using their significant others as punching bags isn't acceptable and won't be tolerated no matter how "talented" they are or how many Super Bowl rings they have. If threatening a player's job security is the only way to get them to think twice about assaulting anyone, then so be it.

I Didn't Lose My Body While I Was Pregnant. Did I Do Something Wrong?

Jen Picicci | Posted 09.08.2014 | Parents
Jen Picicci

I hope all new moms feel the way that I feel. And I hope we can all stop focusing on what we allegedly lost when it's so clear we now have more than ever.

Jason Linkins

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...

Jason Linkins

Everybody Calm Down About The Kansas Senate Race

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.04.2014 | Politics

If you spent any time Wednesday scanning headlines and tweets about the Kansas Senate race, you wouldn't be thought a fool to have come away with the ...

Jason Linkins

Politico Columnist Pretty Sure Glenn Greenwald Has 'Peaked'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.04.2014 | Politics

Over at Politico, Michael Hirsh is wondering if Glenn Greenwald -- one of the select few journalists to whom former National Security Agency contracto...

For Freelancers, Growing Opportunity and Risk

Andrew Lam | Posted 08.27.2014 | Media
Andrew Lam

The recent beheading of freelance journalist James Foley (pictured above) by militants from the Islamic State highlights the growing dangers that freelance reporters covering conflict zones face.

Jason Linkins

Mike Allen Has Some Fact-Free Smarm-Thoughts For Wesley Lowery

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics

In today's Politico Playbook -- presented by Chevron, Chevron is awesome, please let us know, Chevron, if there's any pending legislation we can help ...

Taking Charge of the Media - Amplifying the Stories of Afghan-American Teen Girls

The Advice Project | Posted 08.12.2014 | Impact
The Advice Project

Because of the bombardment of negative media images, it's not enough to throw only a few positive images and examples of powerful women into the mix. We must talk about those images with girls.

6 Reasons Why We Should Embrace Criticism

Susie Moore | Posted 08.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Susie Moore

There will always be people who disagree with you or who dislike your ideas and actions -- whether or not these people are coming from a positive or a negative place. Appreciate and accept them for being different than you and forgive them if they upset you.

Jason Linkins

A New Host On 'Meet The Press' Isn't Going To Solve Its Problems

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.21.2014 | Media

As noted earlier this morning, the David Gregory rumor mill has spun round to the news, courtesy of Politico's Playbook, that Chuck Todd is reportedly...

Black Twitter #IfTheyGunnedMeDown Is The Movement We've Been Waiting For

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 08.11.2014 | Black Voices

On Saturday, Missouri teen Michael Brown was reportedly shot dead by police. The death of the unarmed teen has sparked outrage in his local community ...

Western Media Failed Me and It Is Probably Failing You Too

Paul Benjamin | Posted 08.07.2014 | Media
Paul Benjamin

It amazes me that there is absolutely no coverage about the atrocities against the indigenous Christians of Iraq and Syria.