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All Political Parties Die Of Swallowing Their Own Lies
Former reporter for the New York Times and Daily News; taught ...
A collection of depressing quotes about government.
John Kasich's Experience Will Win Him GOP Nomination in July
Writer, teacher, parent, Independent consultant
John Kasich will indeed be the Republican nominee elected at the Cleveland Convention. And he will be elected because of experience that no other candidate can bring to the table. He will also win the general election in November.
Trump Is the Symptom, Not the Disease
Scientist and former White House Senior Policy Analyst; Ph.D. ...
The media frenzy surrounding Donald Trump has inverted the nature of our problem. That a demagogue will come along to foment dissent is no surprise; that his despicable views find such gleeful resonance with so many of our voters is the frightening story, not Trump.
Anti-Semitism and Israel's Moral Imperative
Senior Fellow, Center for Global Affairs, NYU
One would think that those who suffered persecution as much as the Jews would treat others with care and sensitivity. That the victim can become a victimizer is painful to face, but it is a reality nonetheless.
Gay Fellows, Dead Cats and Sanctuaries
President, Moorfield Storey Institute
Yes, I could quibble with Mencken on some of his wording, but his general sentiments are my own. While I can make a list as long as my arm of thinkers who have influenced me, in the end it is my responsibility to formulate my own credo.
Congressional Approval Trending to Zero
Founder and CEO, KCAA Radio
Since 2001, Congressional approval has declined by an average of 4.17 percent each year. This trend line reaches zero by 2016.
'Expert' Fathers Who Didn't Know Best
Author of The Detour and The Spanish Bow
Beware the easy slogan, the unproven bit of advice and the newly-coined parenting expert.
Karl Giberson, Ph.D
Professor of Science and Religion, Stonehill College
Most people today see the Scopes Trial as a simple confrontation between superstitious hillbillies who rallied around a great buffoon, William Jennings Bryan, and a great and open-minded science teacher. Bryan was certainly wrong about evolution. But he was not a buffoon.
In Presidential Politics, Is Ignorance Really Bliss?
Writer/Editor; Music Publisher
Romney and his fellow GOP hopefuls can take comfort in new research indicating that on the pressing issues of the day, their coveted conservative cohort seeks nothing more than to know nothing.
DSK - Faux Spin Doctor
French Cycyling Bicycle Gourmet
Do you have info to share with HuffPost reporters?
Jane Austen Takes No Prisoners
Author, reviewer, and blogger
Austen excelled at wielding the skewer. Lady Catherine de Bourgh is an obvious example in P
ride and Prejudice
. But the book holds worse.
June Ratings: Give Them What They Want and They'll Watch It
Founding CEO of CNN
It was Harry Cohn, boss of Columbia Pictures, who said "give the people what they want, and they'll come out for it." Now they can stay in and watch it. And what they watched in June is the Casey Anthony trial.
Spring Means Soft-Shell Crabs
For me, sautéed saucy soft-shell crabs are nirvana. I have created a recipe that I have to say tastes heavenly. Every year, my friends wait impatiently for me to make them.
What Is The History Of Modern Atheism?
Half a Century After Mencken's Death, Opinion Is What is Riding High
Writer, The Guardian
When the age of Mencken passed, many felt that the column would be followed by nothing but news. But today, given the millions of words of columns, billions of blogs and tweets, opinion is riding high.
Season of the Witch
Author and film critic, hollywoodandfine.com
The sole suspense lies in figuring out which of the supporting players will survive the trip. That's because there's barely anything else of interest amidst the standard-issue action setpieces.
Jim Bakker and the Counterfeit Hell Robbers
Writer and radio producer living in the Ozark Mountains of rur...
The point is not that Televangelists are scoundrels, or that many Christian pastors are hypocrites, but that these grand ministry failures represent examples of what many mainstream churches have, in desperation, come to believe is relevant.
Refudiate is the New Normalcy
Sarah Palin's right that "English is a living language. Shakespeare liked to coin new words too." And that's something to be afraid of -- because she's contributing far more to the trough of public consciousness than just a few verbal miscues.
Senator Who Compared Obama To 9/11 Hijackers Accuses Polis Of 'Dangerous Hyperbole'
Sheepish In Carlyfornia
Writer/Editor; Music Publisher
You may think that Carly Fiorina's "Demon Sheep" ad will hurt Fiorina's chances, but the video has given the senatorial candidate free publicity.
When 'Mad Men' Types -- and Hollywood-- First Played a Key Role in Politics
Author of ten books, film producer
When pundits labeled last year's presidential campaign "divisive" and "dirty," I had to laugh. The champion of all dirty races in this century, in fact, was the 1934 contest between Upton Sinclair and Frank Merriam.
Apparently, You CAN Fool All of the People All of the Time
Managing Editor, Truth-2-Power.com and pioneering ezine editor...
We are a fear-driven culture. There is a large segment of the population that, no matter how well you document it, will not let a good fact get in the way of their fears about health care reform.
Do Progressives Have What It Takes To Win?
Writer and activist
Conservatives believe -- with justification -- that if they get angry enough and loud enough, liberals will back down from fights like this one.
The Trumpeter Tipples
Lawyer, Graduate, Georgetown Law School
The notion that a musician will drink to "calm the nerves" or deal with performance anxiety is as antiquated as the idea that a steel worker needs gin as an "eye opener" before his shift at the mill.
Palin, Mencken and Us
It's worth noticing that this is not the first time Palin has hidden from scrutiny on a campaign trail in order to cover up her lack of knowledge.
Washington's "Newseum": The Media Gives Itself a Big, Wet, Sloppy Kiss
PhD student, Harvard University
The Newseum is a mammoth structure, and it does a fairly good job of illustrating just why mainstream media is such a letdown, even if it does so unintentionally.
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