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It's Time for Commonsense Law Enforcement When Dealing With Deportations

Janet Murguía | Posted 04.18.2014 | Latino Voices
Janet Murguía

Every once in a while a mainstream outlet will talk tough on immigration, apparently to prove that they are "balanced." It happened again this week wh...

Gassed by High Prices at the Pump? You May Live in One of These 10 States

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 03.25.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Ever wondered how much of what you pay at the pump goes toward taxes? Illinois is one of the 10 states with the highest gas tax. Where do we rank on the list though?

Crime and Justice Issues Are on the Public's Radar

Diane Dimond | Posted 03.26.2014 | Crime
Diane Dimond

From nationwide manhunts and shootouts illuminated by the fire of an exploding Cadillac to legal cases that define who we are legally allowed to love and marry -- these are topics that define who we are as a people.

Upping the Ante on Climate Change Media Coverage

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 03.24.2014 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

The top story on Thursday's New York Times mobile edition was titled "U.N. Says Lag in Confronting Climate Woes Will be Costly." Why was the newspaper featuring a story on something that's so unpopular?

Profitability of Peaceful Productivity (Nonviolence)

Molly Alexander Darden | Posted 03.23.2014 | Business
Molly Alexander Darden

Is nonviolence a wuss thing? Not at all! It's a profit-producing vehicle for muscling up our American economy as we provide a safer, more stable environment in which our children can thrive.

USA Today Gets Religious Freedom Right

Sister Mary Ann Walsh | Posted 03.17.2014 | Religion
Sister Mary Ann Walsh

With its recent editorial 'Obamacare Overreach Tramples Little Sisters of the Poor," USA Today joins the Chicago Tribune among the mainstream print outlets to "get it" when it comes to religious freedom.

Steal This Graphic!

Scott Bateman | Posted 03.12.2014 | Comedy
Scott Bateman

It's been an amazing week for my work going viral! Unfortunately, I'm not getting all the credit.

Every Country Should Have a Newseum

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 01.25.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

The "new" (to me) Newseum offers an amazing array of displays and information in its airy galleries packed with information on America's history, geography, politics, international relations, and media-related technological advances.

The New No. 1

Posted 11.01.2013 | Media

USA Today is now the country's most widely circulated daily newspaper, according to the latest report from the Alliance for Audited Media. USA To...

Obama Reaches 'Important Milestone' For Dems

USA Today | Posted 11.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The federal judiciary — long the province and priority of Republicans — is turning more Democratic. ...

Murdering the Attention Span

Marshall Fine | Posted 12.14.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Bookstores are dying, reading scores are plummeting and the quality of entertainment sinks like a stone, weighed down by the receding interest of Gen-X and millennial audiences in any form of entertainment that takes too long to watch or too much attention to absorb.

The Familiar Stench of Hypocrisy on Veterans Mental Health Care

Joseph Bobrow | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Joseph Bobrow

In the case of a recent DoD decision regarding the mental health of our service members, evem Churchill's old line about Americans understates our capacity for doing the wrong thing over and over again.

Students Re-Evaluate Government Majors During Shutdown

USA Today | Posted 10.07.2013 | College

For Stephen Henninger, the government shutdown reaffirms his decision not to pursue a career in politics. The current gridlock in Congress is furth...

DOJ Official's Testy Exchange With Reporter

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 09.19.2013 | Politics

A Department of Justice official's testy email exchange with a USA Today reporter has received a lot of criticism after it was posted online on Thursd...

Dear Dr. Phil

Janine Francolini | Posted 10.01.2013 | Media
Janine Francolini

In our society, the wide use of discriminatory language to describe people with mental illness has blurred our minds, hearts and souls. Changing our language and taking this conversation out of the shadows can save lives.

College Town Dispute Over Huge Katy Perry Poster

USA Today | Posted 07.08.2013 | College

A group of housemates propped up the huge poster of the pop star last fall. "It really was kind of a landmark — everybody kind of knew that Katy Per...

Where's America's Mojo?

Darryl Woodard | Posted 08.13.2013 | Business
Darryl Woodard

"Of course, the immediate future is uncertain: America has faced the unknown since 1776." -- Billionaire Businessman-Investor Warren Buffett from USA ...

NSA Surveillance

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 08.11.2013 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

The revelations that the U.S. government has been collecting phone and Internet data has reopened a debate about the balance between privacy and security, at a time when America is becoming an increasing target of terrorists.

Our Twisted Politics of Grief

Norman Solomon | Posted 07.28.2013 | Politics
Norman Solomon

The "war on terror" was built on two tiers of grief. Momentous and meaningless. Ours and theirs. The domestic politics of grief settled in for a very long haul, while perpetual war required the leaders of both major parties to keep affirming and reinforcing the two tiers of grief.

College Media Often Feel The Associated Press' Pain

USA Today | Posted 05.20.2013 | College

When the Justice Department secretly seized phone records of Associated Press reporters and editors, the AP got a taste of what many college journalis...

So Long Al Neuharth -- and Thanks for My First Job. . .

Sara-Ellen Amster, Ph.D. | Posted 06.23.2013 | Media
Sara-Ellen Amster, Ph.D.

The nation -- or should I say the USA -- lost a very important figure in journalism's evolving story this past weekend.

New York Times Tweaks Entry On 'Illegal Immigrant'

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 04.23.2013 | Media

The New York Times announced on Tuesday that the news organization tweaked its entry on the term "illegal immigrant." The New York Times public ed...

Al Neuharth: My Mentor, 55 Years Ago

Lea Lane | Posted 06.22.2013 | Media
Lea Lane

After a week of blazing headlines, the death of Al Neuharth, founder of USA Today and former CEO of Gannett Company, was lost in the back pages.

Fair, Open-Minded and Opinionated: Remembering USA Today Founder Al Neuharth

Alberto Ibarguen | Posted 06.21.2013 | Media
Alberto Ibarguen

Al Neuharth revolutionized the end of an era in newspapers, displaying the qualities of a transformational change-maker: discovery, vision, courage, know-how and tenacity. There are lessons in his life for anyone who aspires to lead.

Another Newspaper Drops Offensive Term

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 04.11.2013 | Latino Voices

Another mainstream media outlet has dropped the term “illegal immigrant.” USA Today said in a memo published by Romanesko Wednesday that it wo...