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Media Witness Return Of War Casualty For First Time In 18 Years

AP | RANDALL CHASE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

DOVER, Del. — For the first time since an 18-year ban on news coverage of returning war dead was lifted, the media witnessed the arrival Sunday ...

Goodbye Los Angeles Times

Stu Kreisman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Stu Kreisman

I canceled my subscription to the LA Times today. It's become an embarrassment, like someone who wears an obvious toupee. They think they're fooling people, but they're not.

Summits, a Queen, and a Drama Queen

Jamal Dajani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jamal Dajani

The G-20 was not the only summit that was full of drama; more agonizing than watching the G-20 summit was keeping a tab on the Arab League's summit in Doha.

Bad News Bears - Economic Fear-Mongering by the Media

Gloria Duffy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Gloria Duffy

We are experiencing a crisis of confidence, and I fear that the media are fanning the flames in an effort to save their own skins.

Where's the Web 2.0 Freedom of Information (and Al Gore) for the Journalists Captured in North Korea?

Phil Bronstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Phil Bronstein

Where is Mr. Gore, Nobel Prize winner and formerly the second most powerful person in the world in all this? How about a public expression of concern?

Is the Media Finally Getting it On Drug Policy?

Maia Szalavitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Maia Szalavitz

With the Mexican drug war completely out of control, Afghanistan supplying 90% of the world's opium, and our economy in collapse, the media has finally begun to seriously question our approach.

Jason Linkins

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

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G-20: Europe Welcomes Obama (SLIDESHOW)

Huffington Post | Hanna Ingber Win | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Barack Obama arrived in London last night for the start of his eight-day, five-country trip. He has begun meetings with British Prime Minister Gordon ...

Obama Declares Himself President-For-Life (No Fooling!)

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

"I am ashamed at getting my stimulus bill passed so quickly. Republicans, those masters of bipartisanship, offered their sincere efforts to delay this bill for months and, I admit, I ignored them."

Irresponsible Vitriol in the Media

John W. Delicath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
John W. Delicath

Obama or his policies have been equated with socialism. But charges of socialism are tame compared to some of the accusations now being hurled at Obama.

Egyptian Women: Image vs. Reality

Marlene H. Phillips | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Marlene H. Phillips

If you see a woman in Cairo with her hair uncovered, she is either Christian, a tourist, or very, very brave.

HuffPost Finally Liberates Journalism with Investigative Fund

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Diane Francis

The notion of independent financing of truly investigative journalistic projects is a grand idea. It means that strings are not attached and that efforts are judged by results on a case by case basis.

The Mideast Conflict in 27 Words or Less

Bradley Burston | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bradley Burston

There are two sides in the Middle East conflict: Jews and Arabs who want compromise, and Jews and Arabs who want to demonize and eradicate their neighbors.

Douglas Feith (and the Times) are Silly

Allison Kilkenny | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Allison Kilkenny

The editors of our major, failing newspapers seem perfectly comfortable with printing foreign policy advice from men who would be arrested in other countries for war crimes.

Fox Nation: New Website Delivers Just What You'd Expect

John W. Delicath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
John W. Delicath

Fox Nation looks like just another platform from which Fox News can be "the voice of opposition" to the Obama administration.

Who Is Pressing The Pressmen?

Emily Bracken | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Emily Bracken

Humorists and comedians are a curious bunch. Quixotic by nature, they want so desperately to live in a world of decency, fairness and goodness, and in Stewart's case, in a world where the media grew some cajones.

Obama Brings Flush Times For Black News Media

New York Times | RACHEL L. SWARNS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

For the nation's black magazines, newspapers, and television and radio stations, the arrival of the Obama administration has ushered in an era of unp...

"Word Cloud" - Your Brain On CNN!

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Linda Milazzo

CNN Vice President Bohrman, do you truly believe we viewers are dumb enough to accept a bizarre word scramble as the thesis of a literate and clear thinking President?

Colbert Shrugged: Ayn Rand Institute Responds to 'Rand Illusion'

Juliette Powell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Juliette Powell

Is Colbert, and the media in general, taking a cheap shot -- going for the easy laugh using Rand's philosophy of selfishness -- or are they using humor and irony to open a much needed public debate?

Take Note: News Corp Quietly Owns NYC Neighborhood Newspapers

BlackAndBrownNews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
BlackAndBrownNews

With News Corp's purchase of neighborhood publications like the Brooklyn Paper, all that annoying journalism that challenges pesky things like protecting citizens from eminent domain is all but lost.

Counting the Cost of Good and Bad Debt

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

While watching President Obama's press conference Tuesday evening, I was struck by a few things that are often forgotten in the criticism of his proposed budget.

Iraq: Stories You May Have Missed

Jamal Dajani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jamal Dajani

After six years and more than 4,000 U.S. casualties, the Iraq War seems to have disappeared from the national conversation.

Turning to a New Generation to Solve the News Crisis

Alexander Heffner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Alexander Heffner

Rather than asking young people to pay -- an admittedly unrealistic proposition according to most of those who study journalistic trends -- let's seek their own engagement in news gathering.

How to Become a "Death of Newspapers" Blogger

Paul Dailing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Paul Dailing

The more you self-reference, pick feuds and talk about the failure of TimesSelect, the better you're doing. If you make it sound like you're the one who figured out newspapers are dying, you win.

My First Day on Twitter

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Greg Mitchell

I've generally been dismissive of Twitter as a further dumbing down of our discourse and journalism but after one day I see the useful side of it.