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Videocracy - Filmed Violence That Galvanizes Opinion and Policy (See ISIS and Women)

HuffPost Radio | Posted 09.14.2014 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

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Katrina and Lowry debate whether a) beheadings and media war whoops forced Obama's hand; b) he gets a boost or blame in November; c) he'll escalate if Bombs-without-Boots fails. What now happens to his desired pivot to Asia, climate, inequality? Ray Rice too is tackled by tape. Is a video worth a million words?

Michael Calderone

Iraq War Supporters Urge Caution Amid ISIS Media Frenzy

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 09.08.2014 | Media

NEW YORK -– As the Obama administration weighs whether it should try to manage the Islamic State, destroy it or follow it to the “gates of Hell,...

The Global Search for Education: How to Lead Well

C. M. Rubin | Posted 09.01.2014 | Education
C. M. Rubin

How do you they lead their people well and subsequently bring about change on a global scale? Andy Hargreaves, Alan Boyle and Alma Harris conducted an extensive seven-year global research study that focused on fifteen high-performing organizations in business, sports and education to find out the answers to these questions.

My Surprising Conversation With Dick Fuld (Yes, That Dick Fuld) and the Future of America

Peter Sims | Posted 08.28.2014 | Business
Peter Sims

Now, America has long been an exceptionally redemptive society. Even if you screw up really badly, if you are willing to reflect long and hard, learn from your mistakes, and demonstrate a commitment to a larger purpose than your own ego, you can emerge on the other side and begin anew.

Shrum-Frum Debate Clinton/Obama and Cops/Minorities

HuffPost Radio | Posted 08.17.2014 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

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Maliki out-Abadi in; Gregory out-Todd in; Sterling out-Ballmer in. In a week of strife, Shrum and Frum debate two other enduring clashes: was Hillary's comment on Obama's "not doing stupid 'stuff'" nasty or innocent (she thinks the latter); how should cops patrol communities after Brown/Garner?

Kate Sheppard

Can Celebrities And Prime Time TV Make Americans Care About Climate Change?

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 04.09.2014 | Green

April 13 is the television premiere of the much-anticipated Showtime series on climate change, "Years of Living Dangerously." The show features a cast...

Tom Friedman: The 401k Society

The WorldPost | Nathan Gardels | Posted 01.28.2014 | World

Thomas Friedman, the New York Times columnist and author of the seminal book, "The World Is Flat," spoke recently with The WorldPost. WORLDPOST: Yo...

Ariel Sharon: Stopping at Red Lights

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

On January 14th, Tom Friedman, while commemorating the death of Ariel Sharon, cited "a Hebrew biography of him [Sharon] entitled "He Doesn't Stop at Red Lights."" I beg to differ

The Battle Against Tobacco Rages On

Tom Frieden, MD, MPH | Posted 03.24.2014 | Impact
Tom Frieden, MD, MPH

The tobacco industry still spends billions of dollars a year -- more than $28 for every man, woman and child in the United States -- to promote its deadly products. CDC recommends that states fund tobacco prevention programs at $12 per person per year. But last year states spent less than $1.50 per person to address this serious health threat.

"Jobs or Inequality"? That's No Choice at All

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 03.04.2014 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

I would be dissatisfied with a society in which middle-class and lower-middle-class earners have no chance to better themselves. In my opinion, the opportunity for self-improvement is a fundamental human right. What's more, it's not just those individuals who lose out. When social mobility denied to any group, society loses a vast talent pool filled with people who could make things better for everyone.

Quantum Education Comes From Three 'R's + Four 'C's

Molly Alexander Darden | Posted 03.02.2014 | Education
Molly Alexander Darden

Not fully understanding the link between education and its effect on their future success, our youth are often distracted with social media along with athletics -- tweeting constantly, both in class and out.

Iran Negotiations: Thomas Friedman Takes on the Israel Lobby

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 01.25.2014 | World
MJ Rosenberg

Friedman is saying what everyone knows but no one (of his stature) has had the nerve to say. The opposition to an Iran deal in Congress represents "tak[ing] Israel's side against" the American president's, but it's also about campaign contributions.

Study in the UK -- Change the World!

Sir Peter Westmacott | Posted 11.17.2013 | College
Sir Peter Westmacott

Parliament set up the Marshall Scholarships in 1953, with the express aim of extending the close ties between Britain and the United States that had developed during the Second World War. Marshall's "close accord" is, if anything, even more essential now.

Columbus, Here I Come..!

Edward Goldman | Posted 11.10.2013 | Arts
Edward Goldman

I just returned from a short trip to a city that, to be honest, I knew very little about. So why did I bother? Out of the blue, I received an invita...

Istanbul's Tahrir Square: Sycamore Trees vs. Shopping Malls

Shahnaz Taplin-Chinoy | Posted 09.17.2013 | Women
Shahnaz Taplin-Chinoy

The arc of the Arab spring was supposed to be different in Turkey based on Prime Minister Erdogan's economic accomplishments, Turkey's new found respe...

Global Leadership For Global Food Security

Peggy Clark | Posted 09.07.2013 | Impact
Peggy Clark

It's clear that the political, environmental, and health implications of food insecurity are stark. What's not yet clear is whether we have the leadership framework at a global level to confront the complex challenge of sustainably and equitably feeding a growing world population.

Tom Friedman: Five Ways To Thrive In A Hyperconnected World

Alison van Diggelen | Posted 08.26.2013 | San Francisco
Alison van Diggelen

Fresh Dialogues attended the New York Times Global Forum last week, where Tom Friedman assembled some of his favorite columnists, colleagues and CEOs to share their wit and wisdom about the brave new world of hyperconnectivity.

The Terror Con

Robert Scheer | Posted 08.17.2013 | Politics
Robert Scheer

For defense contractors, the government officials who write them mega checks, and the hawks in the media who cheer them on, the name of the game is threat inflation. And no one has been better at it than the folks at Booz Allen Hamilton.

WATCH: Jeremy Scahill Rips NY Times Columnist

Posted 06.14.2013 | Media

The Nation's Jeremy Scahill appeared on HuffPost Live on Thursday and ripped into New York Times columnist Tom Friedman during a discussion with host ...

Tom Friedman Invokes 9/11 In Support Of NSA Surveillance

Michael Calderone | Posted 08.12.2013 | Media
Michael Calderone

Tom Friedman repeatedly invokes 9/11 to justify government surveillance for the sake of national security.

Empowering America's Rising Workforce--Latina Girls--in Computing and Innovation

Dr. Idit Harel Caperton | Posted 10.11.2013 | Impact
Dr. Idit Harel Caperton

It recently came to my attention, that throughout the nation, young men and women who are Latino are, unfortunately, caught on the wrong side of the digital divide.

How Global Warming Went Cold in America

Sunil Sharan | Posted 05.20.2013 | Green
Sunil Sharan

Even before liftoff, the fight against global warming has become grounded in America. Whenever a potential breakthrough appears on the horizon, either the left or the right throws a challenge to stall the solution.

Paul Krugman: Tom Friedman Is 'Wrong'

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 01.17.2013 | Business

The New York Times columnist Paul Krugman usually doesn't call out his colleagues by name. But in a long blog post Thursday, Krugman wrote that he "re...

The Biggest Nonissue in the Presidential Election

Meredith C. Carroll | Posted 12.31.2012 | Politics
Meredith C. Carroll

I'm absolutely convinced we're all pro-life, every last one of us -- who could possibly argue against life? How we're all not pro-choice, too, however, is the maddening question that will get so many of us to the voting booth next week.

WATCH: Thomas Friedman On How To Fix The Economy

Posted 08.21.2012 | Politics

New York Times columnist, acclaimed author and Pulitzer Prize-winner Thomas Friedman sat down with HuffPost Live to discuss how he thought the economy...