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The GOP: Conservatism's Empty Vessel

Andrew Sargus Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Sargus Klein

There will be plenty of battles in and outside the Democratic Party in the months to come; what is evident now is the very real and uncertain shift toward to left's slightly more pluralistic platform.

Why We Need the New York Times

Alec Baldwin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Alec Baldwin

People are saying the newspaper model as we know it is in its death throes. Papers will fold or go digital. The Times will survive only online. I hope this is not true, now more than ever.

Living In The Possibility-Based Global Community

Indra Adnan | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Indra Adnan

If we are unaware of the deliberate grasping and transforming of reality that Obama is exercising through the world's media, we will be constantly led by the images of Barack and Michelle "being the change."

Obama Should Be Ashamed Only Two-Thirds Approve of Him

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

People are weighing their own impressions of our new president with what the media is telling them to believe. For the most part, they are deciding that the media's take is wrong.


Earl Pomerantz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Earl Pomerantz

TV ratings don't accurately measure the size the audience. It doesn't matter.

Corporate Jets and Executive Compensation May Not Be All Bad -- A Media House Cleaning

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Brian Ross

Even if Average Joe is not a wonk, surely we can tell the story in a way that presents the facts more completely, instead of the smoke-and-mirrors scandals of this airplane or that deal.

Recession Stressing You Out? 5 Sure-Fire Ways to Feel Better

Laurie Nadel | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Laurie Nadel

The feeling of freedom from giving stuff away is pretty make other people happy, you make yourself happy, and you don't spend money (except for postage).

John Galt Has Left the Building

Juliette Powell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Juliette Powell

If your moral duty is to serve your neighbor and anyone else who is in need, then you don't have the moral right to pursue your own life and happiness.

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.

The Woe is I Economy

Dr. Susan Corso | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Corso

The AA definition of insanity is doing the same thing in the same way over and over again and expecting a different result. Is that what we're doing with the economy? To some extent, yes, I think we are.

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 ...

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.

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.

Jason Linkins | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics


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.

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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.