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Tom Friedman Slanders Israel

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

In accusing Israel of the murderous immorality of Syria, Thomas Friedman, in his latest column, has severely compromised his credibility and objectivity as an honest and fair-minded journalist.

The Know Nothings, the Decline of America as a World Power and a Historical Precedent

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Reese Schonfeld

If we continue to ignore both air pollution produced by inferior energy technologies and the reality of global warming, we risk the livelihoods of our children and the lives of our grandchildren.

Israel and the Flotilla: On the Dangers of a Binary View

Qanta Ahmed, MD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Qanta Ahmed, MD

When will we understand that Israel's security problem is everyone's security problem, that a threatened Jew is a threatened Muslim?

Memo to Obama: 'Shalom Chaver' Can Be Worth the West Bank

Carlo Strenger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carlo Strenger

While Netanyahu needs pressure from the US to convince his electorate that he has no choice but to cooperate, Obama must, at the same time, persuade Israelis of America's friendship with Israel

Tom Friedman Calls the Kettle Black

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Weiler

In his op-ed column in the Times, Tom Friedman says he's identified the ugliest political sight one can see. You want ugly?

Jason Linkins

Tom Friedman Writes The Happy Ending To The Iraq War He Helped Enable | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

After years of promoting a war that diverted the United States from pressing issues of national security, Tom Friedman has declared the Iraq misadventure to be a success.

My Dream for Tom Friedman: No More Columns on "More Than 100 Percent Clean Coal"

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

It's time for Friedman to come down to the dusty soil and interview the millions of people who are paying the price for many of these so-called "clean energy" alternatives.

America's Locust Years

Bob Burnett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Burnett

America has suffered thirty years "that the locust hath eaten." Time is running out. We may not survive another crisis.

Rebuilding America From Ore to Assembly

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

We need to start thinking and acting differently if we want to extricate ourselves from the malaise that ails us. A public works project here in LA is an excellent start.

Snow Doubt: What's Behind Climate Change Denials?

Kerry Trueman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kerry Trueman

The Times reports that 16 lawsuits have been filed by "industry groups, conservative think tanks, lawmakers and three states" to challenge to the EPA's finding that greenhouse gases pose a threat to our health.

Think Again: A Hard Week on the Planet

Eric Alterman | Posted 02.18.2010 | Media
Eric Alterman

The climate is not cooling, but environmentalists are when it comes to their hopes for an environmental presidency.

Bravo, Tom Friedman: More Stimulation, Less Stimulus, and How CEA Is Building an Innovation Movement

Gary Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Gary Shapiro

We have a tendency to think of innovation as a natural outgrowth of innate American ingenuity, rather than the result of a social and economic environment that has been carefully constructed.

Eugene Mirman Asks Pressing Questions For CNN/YouTube Climate Change Debate (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Comedian Eugene Mirman, as part of his coverage for Grist, submitted questions for today's CNN/YouTube climate change debate. His questions didn't get...

The Best We Can Do

Lance Simmens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lance Simmens

Why is it that it is easier to take the country into war without justification than it is to ensure that every American is entitled to health care?

Tom Friedman: What We Can Learn From Denmark's Green Economy | THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Sorry, but there are no good ideas proven to work in other democratic/capitalist societies that we can afford to shove off our table not when we need...

Tom Friedman On Afghanistan Surge: US Just 'Decided To Adopt A Special Needs Baby' (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Gazelle Emami | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

New York Times columnist Tom Friedman appeared on Fareed Zakaria's CNN show to discuss the fundamental problems with the US surge in Afghanistan, argu...

Obama Nobel Speech: Reviews, Reaction (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Pundits are reacting to President Obama's speech accepting the Nobel Peace Prize. On MSNBC's Morning Joe the hosts were surprised that the president ...

Why Some Elites Never Have to Say They're Sorry

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Weiler

It's sign of a corrupt political/intellectual culture that being wrong in highly consequential ways appears to have no bearing on your implicit moral standing to propound in weighty terms on the crucial issues of the day.

Tom Friedman: Saving The Planet Through An Earth Race | THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Still, I am an Earth Race guy. I believe that averting catastrophic climate change is a huge scale issue. The only engine big enough to impact Mother ...

Tom Friedman: 'After 9/11, I Overreacted' (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

On "The Daily Show" Tuesday night, New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman admitted that he "overreacted" to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2...

The Surrealism of the Afghan Surge

Jeffrey Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jeffrey Sachs

Afghanistan is in urgent need of the basics for survival in one of the poorest countries on Earth -- seeds, fertilizer, roads, power, schools, and clinics -- much more than it is in the need of another 30,000 troops.

If "We the People" Can't Agree on "Our" President, Is there Any Hope for Us?

Christine Pelosi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

A ratings chase and a revenue chase combine to coarsen the debate. This is our new reality -- and some days it looks so ugly one could reasonably turn away from civic life. But we don't.

Thug Politics in America

Karen Finney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Karen Finney

Having seen this movie before as a staffer in the Clinton Administration, it is painful to again watch the right-wing machinery crank into overdrive; and the rhetoric spin up on all sides.

Thomas Friedman: We Need A Partner In Afghanistan (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In an interview Sunday, New York Times' columnist Thomas Friedman said that what really mattered in Afghanistan was having a reliable partner in the c...

Tackling the Threat to U.S. Scientific Competitiveness

James M. Gentile | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James M. Gentile

Other nations are producing more scientists than we are, and increasingly their economies are offering better job opportunities. America's future can be great, but it depends on preserving our preeminence in science and technology.