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Jason Linkins

Politico's Harris And VandeHei Are Sick Of Your Politico Critiques

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.18.2013 | Politics

Every interview with Politico's two-headed hydra, John Harris and Jim VandeHei, is a tiny little puzzle-box treasure. And credit must be dispensed: Th...

Please Stop Yelling in a Little Box

Alison Rosen | Posted 08.18.2013 | Media
Alison Rosen

There was a time when having a nuanced, measured, well-considered take on something, one that didn't fit neatly into a, well, box was appreciated. Those days are gone.

Jason Linkins

David Brooks Is Pretty Sure That Cynicism Is The Real Threat To Our Nation

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.11.2013 | Politics

David Brooks has really only got one thing to say about the world, and that is that we live in an "atomized" society; it's pretty much the only insight he brings to the table. His fellow New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman has really only got one thing to say about the world, and that is that we live in a "hyperconnected" society. Maybe if we put them in a room together, they would both wink out of existence, leaving us with Gail Collins, I guess. Naturally, David Brooks has sized up the whole Edward Snowden/NSA data mining story with his "have hammer, nails everywhere" approach to the world. At bottom, however, is the assertion that the real grave threat America faces is cynicism. Brooks seems to ignore the things that could only instill those feelings of cynicism, because there is no other rational way to respond to them.

Jason Linkins

Supposedly Important Beltway Machers Really Just Being Clowns On Twitter All Day

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.11.2013 | Politics

I know it seems like there are a lot of very important things going on the world for both the people who are connected to the policymaking apparatus a...

Jason Linkins

Area Athletic Squad Judged To Have Had More Dreadful Week Than Suddenly Exposed Surveillance State

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.09.2013 | Politics

Then there is the disaster happening on the field. Heading into Friday night, the Nationals were 29-30 and in third place in the National League East ...

A Generation Obsessed With Obsessing Over Itself

Leonard Friend | Posted 08.07.2013 | College
Leonard Friend

Quitting Twitter, as trivial as it may seem, got me thinking a lot about social media and the internet in general. Let's dive straight into it with a recent example.

Jason Linkins

Chris Cillizza Gamely Reminds Matt Drudge About His Existence

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.06.2013 | Politics

Hey, Matt Drudge, please don't forget that Chris Cillizza is writing politics stuff, okay? That's the one sentence summary I extracted from this va...

Exploiting Children One Commercial at a Time

Anai Rhoads | Posted 08.06.2013 | Business
Anai Rhoads

As a social justice activist for the last 22 years, I am big proponent of upholding the right to free speech and expression. However, I do feel companies owe some modesty when it comes to children. For their sake, teach your children to un-plug and tune out.

Jason Linkins

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 ...

How Three U.S. Presidents Reacted to Adversity and the Media

Jason Grill | Posted 08.02.2013 | Politics
Jason Grill

Throughout history many politicians have dealt with being baited by their adversaries and the media in very different ways. Those that have seen the bigger picture, kept their head about them and invoked a sense of humor in the right instances have always ended up in a stronger position.

Jason Linkins

Howard Kurtz Thinks Media Skipping Holder Briefing Are Just Trying To Be Hip

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.30.2013 | Politics

From the Twitter account of formerly hyper-employed media critic Howard Kurtz on Thursday: Seems like the "cool" media position now is to blow off ...

Jason Linkins

No One Should Attend The 'Off-The-Record' Session With Eric Holder

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.30.2013 | Politics

The Department of Justice would like the Washington bureau chiefs of various and sundry media outlets to attend an off-the-record meeting with embattl...

Jason Linkins

Benghazi-Slashfic Briefly Mistaken For Journalism

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.28.2013 | Politics

As you've probably heard, the United States intervened in a big rebellion in Libya, and as a consequence, a bunch of Americans, including U.S. Ambassa...

The DNA of Must-See TV: Where Don Draper Meets Honey Boo Boo

Omri Marcus | Posted 07.28.2013 | TV
Omri Marcus

Whether you're a screenwriter for Mad Men or the creator of the Kardashians, we are all storytellers and "moments generators." Effective and successful content not only achieves a good balance between the two.

Jason Linkins

Looking Forward In Angst: Summertime, And The Season Is Silly

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.21.2013 | Politics

Summertime is on the wing and in Washington, that means only one thing -- pretty soon, the relative humidity and wretched air quality index will combi...

Jason Linkins

Michael Kinsley Feels Your Pain, Middle Class, But Pain Makes You Beautiful

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.18.2013 | Politics

The austerity policies that gripped the world in the face of the global economic downturn have not worked. Unless the intent was to make a bad situati...

Jason Linkins

Benghazi Critique Officially Pivots To 2016 Horserace

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics

I know there was probably a time where those who supported a Benghazi inquiry were able to deftly maintain that their interests had nothing to do with...

Jason Linkins

CNN's Coverage Of International Soccer Was A Real Nice Try, Good Effort Guys

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.16.2013 | Media

So, someone at CNN needs to get everyone up to speed on soccer, apparently. For instance, suppose you happened to look up at the TV screen and saw thi...

Jason Linkins

Media Matters Not Sure The DoJ Did Anything Wrong

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.15.2013 | Politics

By now, you've probably heard that the Department of Justice is taking all manner of slings and arrows ever since it came to light that the agency wen...

Jason Linkins

Hillary Clinton's Policy On This Is Stunningly Correct

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics

Wondering why former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton never went on a Sunday morning political chit-chat show to talk about the goings-on in Benghaz...

Jason Linkins

Obama Second-Term Scandals Predicted

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.15.2013 | Politics

Way back when, we noted that mathematical odds and political science all but ensure that eventually, scandals happen in presidencies. But the Obam...

Jason Linkins

CNN's Wolf Blitzer Can Totally Understand Why The Government Might Want To Snoop On The Press

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.13.2013 | Politics

The news today is that the Justice Department "secretly obtained two months of telephone records of reporters and editors for The Associated Press," i...

Jason Linkins

Anthony Weiner Might Do Some Stuff, Some People Say

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.14.2013 | Politics

There is news Monday concerning the mayoral run that Anthony Weiner might be making in New York City, unless he doesn't make that run, in which case c...

Jason Linkins

No Labels Will Have An Occasional Radio Show, For Some Reason

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.13.2013 | Politics

Good news for people who like radio-broadcasted vapidity! Former Utah governor and presidential aspirant Jon Huntsman (R) and current West Virginia Se...

Jason Linkins

This Is NOT An Effective Argument Against Expanding Background Checks, Sorry!

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics

According to a new study released Tuesday by Pew Research, the gun homicide rate has declined 49 percent since its peak in 1993. Actually, check that ...