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Trigger Warnings Redux

Gary A. Olson | Posted 07.23.2014 | College
Gary A. Olson

What strikes me about many of the responses to my piece on trigger warnings is that much of it focuses on whether trigger warnings are a good idea or simply another way to coddle students. The fact that the discussion seems to be stuck on this particular axis suggests to me that perhaps I did not make my own thesis clear.

Howling at the Moon with Being Human's Kristen Hager

Dar Dowling | Posted 04.21.2014 | TV
Dar Dowling

Werewolves are sexy and intriguing, which is why we love to watch them, and perhaps even fantasize about being taken to the dark side by one, which is...

Friday Talking Points -- Avoiding Immigration Traps

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Republicans in the House have announced they are now ready to do something on immigration. There will be traps laid by the Republicans, so Democrats have to be vigilant about defusing each one as it pops up.

#TriggerHappiness

Lisa Lori | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Lori

On a medical mission for Operation Smile in Panama. Photo by Marc Ascher The first time I felt the velocity of an emotional trigger it came so fas...

Understanding Food Addiction

Tennie McCarty | Posted 06.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Tennie McCarty

Like an addiction to drugs or alcohol, food addicts will struggle to simply stop their addictive behavior, even when the behavior leads to weight gain, or damages relationships.

Sequester: The Finger on the Trigger

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.01.2013 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

We've criticized both the president's handling of this situation and the media's reporting of it. But, in the end, this is an act of Congress. Congress passed the bill that put these cuts into effect, and it can repeal that bill -- today, if it so chooses.

Get Others to Share Your Ideas and to Buy

Kare Anderson | Posted 04.20.2013 | Business
Kare Anderson

An anger-evoking true story that's spreading, "Exec loses job after allegedly slapping toddler on plane," quickly moved Dan Schawbel to write on Faceb...

Jerry Brown Pulls a Trigger, Invokes Rome, and Focuses on Climate and Initiatives

William Bradley | Posted 02.13.2012 | Los Angeles
William Bradley

As long expected, Jerry Brown found himself having to pull the trigger on mid-fiscal year budget cuts occasioned by lower than forecast California state revenues. But for less than feared.

White House Thinks Trigger More Progressive Than Opt-Out: Mark Whitaker

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

According to NBC News Washington Bureau Chief Mark Whitaker, some in the White House -- and on Capitol Hill -- think a 'triggered' public option is pr...

Sam Stein and Ryan Grim

Leaderless: Senate Pushes For Public Option Without Obama's Support

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein and Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama is actively discouraging Senate Democrats in their effort to include a public insurance option with a state opt-out clause as p...

Ed Schultz Takes On Jonathan Alter Over Health Bill, Public Option (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The Ed Show's Ed Schultz took on President Obama Tuesday for not showing support for the public option. Schultz pointed to an email sent out by Organi...

The Trigger is a Lie

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

There's a million ways to rig the Medicare system so that nothing ever gets triggered. In fact, that's the whole point of the trigger. Anyone who advocates otherwise is a liar.

Obama: The Central Question of Our Time

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

Obama's first year has not been full of good signs. He got a few things done while clearly leaning on the wrong side on the most important issues. But it's nowhere near too late.

Friday Talking Points [99] -- Misdirection

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The real head-scratcher for serious media-watchers right now is what the "war" between the White House and Fox News was meant to distract us from this week. The "war" itself is laughable, for a number of reasons.

Ryan Grim

Snowe Rejoins Dems At Public Option Negotiating Table

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In a breakthough in Senate negotiations around a public health insurance option, Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) sat down with centrist conservative Demo...

Please Mr. President, Stick To Your Guns and Don't Pull the Trigger on Public Option

Vivien Lesnik Weisman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Vivien Lesnik Weisman

Obama should be worrying less about Reid's arithmetic and more about losing some progressive senators who may not pass a plan that includes the trigger provision.

Ryan Grim

Outline Of Senate Health Bill Agreement Emerging

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Democrats emerged from a caucus-wide meeting Wednesday evening tight-lipped about the elements of the "broad agreement" that has been reached o...

How Lieberman Stole Reid's Candy and Drank Snowe's Milkshake

M.S. Bellows, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
M.S. Bellows, Jr.

Forty-eight hours ago, Snowe could have extracted almost anything from the Democratic leadership. Then 24 hours ago, Snowe became irrelevant -- and two hours ago, Lieberman seized his opportunity.

Friday Talking Points: Is Opt-Out The Answer?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The plan isn't going into effect until 2013. Think you're tired of TV ads and screaming folks at town hall meetings now? Picture a more local version of that for the next four years -- not a pretty sight.

Howard Dean vs. Rahm Emanuel

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

Once again, Howard Dean is right and Rahm Emanuel is wrong. What Emanuel doesn't seem to get is that real change is realistic.

Friday Talking Points [95] -- A Call To Action

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The progressives and Blue Dogs are going to have a showdown. It is going to culminate not in statements to the press (or the lack thereof), not in some whispered whip count, but rather in a very public vote.

It's Good to Be Wrong Sometimes

Mike Lux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Lux

A worried Senator called me last night to tell me they were extremely nervous that the White House was on the verge cutting a deal with Olympia Snowe on her trigger-that's-not-a-trigger amendment.

Key House Progressives Open To "Trigger" Bargain

Roll Call | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Amid fresh signs that the White House is preparing to back a scaled-down health care overhaul that would only include a public insurance option as a f...

Taking Things Off the Table

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Obama absolutely loves the phrase "everything's on the table." But the time for piling "everything" on "the table" is over. Everything being on the table means that no decisions have been made.

Obama: Leaning Toward Limited "Regional" Public Option?

M.S. Bellows, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
M.S. Bellows, Jr.

Gibbs seemed to hint at a new twist in the debate over whether a government-operated health insurance program will be one of the options available in health reform legislation.