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WATCH: I Used to Be In A Cult And Here's What It Did To My Brain

Diane Benscoter | Posted 11.27.2013 | TED Weekends
Diane Benscoter

2013-09-26-benscoterpull.jpgExtremism has become a sensationalized catchall phrase, often used by politicians and mass media to polarize and to label groups of people as "the bad guys." But, what is extremism? And how do we get to the root of its destructiveness?

Conservative Newspapers Don't Make Money

Terry Krepel | Posted 06.22.2013 | Media
Terry Krepel

History shows that if conservative papers weren't subsidized by deep-pocketed owners, they would fail in a free market. By contrast, at least until the current paradigm shift from print to online, newspapers dismissed as "liberal" had generally been thriving -- many of them under publicly owned companies.

Emma Diab

Beverly Berndt: What Money Can Buy

HuffingtonPost.com | Emma Diab | Posted 11.14.2012 | Impact

The kids call her Auntie Bev, though they're not related. She's not from the same country or even from the same continent. Her religion is differe...

Reverend Moon, You Saw Me Standing Alone

Charlie Carillo | Posted 11.06.2012 | New York
Charlie Carillo

There are times you literally do not believe your eyes, and for me this was one of them: The stunning sight of more than 2,000 young couples on the floor of Madison Square Garden -- brides in identical white gowns, grooms in identical blue suits.

50-50 Chance Of Surviving

AP | SAM KIM | Posted 10.16.2012 | Religion

SEOUL, South Korea — The Unification Church asked followers around the world to pray and fast for its founder, the Rev. Sun Myung Moon, who was ...

Unification Church Founder Hospitalized With Pneumonia

AP | Posted 10.15.2012 | Religion

WASHINGTON — Unification Church founder the Rev. Sun Myung Moon is being treated in an intensive-care unit at a hospital in Seoul for pneumonia....

WATCH: An Inside Look At Mass Weddings Of The Unification "Moonies" Church

Posted 07.08.2012 | Religion

"Every bride wants her wedding to be perfect, but what if she has to share the spotlight with 2,000 other brides in one of the most bizarre weddings o...

Church Leader To BUY BACK Conservative DC Paper

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

WASHINGTON — The executive editor of The Washington Times says the owner of the financially-troubled newspaper has reached a preliminary agreeme...

Why the Reported Sale of the Moonies Washington Times for $1 Requires Greater Scrutiny!

Steven Hassan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Steven Hassan

Over the years, Sun Myung Moon has built an enormous multinational business conglomerate, announced he was the Messiah, and crowned himself the "King of Peace" on Capitol Hill. All largely unnoticed by the American public.

Report: Conservative Paper Washington Times Near CLOSURE

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Conservative newspaper The Washington Times is perilously close to shutting down, the website DCRTV reports. A source told the site that at familia...

Washington Times Sale: Unification Church Plans To Sell Newspaper

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

WASHINGTON — Executives at The Washington Times are negotiating to sell the newspaper, which was founded in 1982 and funded by the Rev. Sun Myun...

Jason Linkins

Washington Times Beefs Up Security As Internal Turmoil Continues [UPDATE]

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Things are getting downright weird over at the Washington Times. Armed guards are popping up all over the newsroom, as the paper prepares for the Rapture, or something.

Jason Linkins

Washington Times Turmoil Continues Amid Resignations, Uncertainty, And Panic

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

So, here's what's going on at your Washington Times. Confusion! Panic! Resignations! Clampdowns! This week, The Politico is not the most terrifying ...

Rev. Moon Performs Largest Mass Wedding In Decade Amid Cult Criticism

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ASAN, South Korea (AP) - From South Korea to South America, Rev. Sun Myung Moon married tens of thousands of couples in the Unification Church's large...

Media, Money and Sun Myung Moon

Rory O'Connor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rory O'Connor

More than a decade ago, the Washington Times was the fulcrum of Moon's mission to use money and media as a path to power.

Jason Linkins

Washington Times Depends On $40M Subsidy From Unification Church, Says Ex-Editor

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The Washington Times is going through its own version of a 2012 disaster. Firings! Recriminations! All of this is happening as the family of owner Sun Myung Moon stages its own bizarre version of King Lear.

Falwell's Legacy Haunts Liberty University

Mike Papantonio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Papantonio

You have to wonder why a group of teenage Democrats have been told that their kind are not welcome at Liberty, a campus that was built in part from the money of Sun Myung Moon.