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Kissing The Specious Present Goodbye

Cross-posted with Forgive me for complaining, but recent decades have not been easy ones for my peeps. I am from birth a member of the WHAM tribe, that once proud, but now embattled conglomeration of white, heterosexual American males. Show More Summary

Trump's Newest Lawyer Implodes On Live TV

Amid the ever-growing Russia scandal, Donald Trump has hired a new lawyer, Jay Sekulow, and things are not going well for him early on. Sekulow was a bizarre pick for the role from the very beginning. He is a former Fox News pundit with...Show More Summary

New Orleans Advocate Newspaper Releases Shameful Attack On Community Leader

Several days a week, columnist James Gill exemplifies the mediocre writing, faulty arguments, and ignorance of basic facts that too often pass for commentary in The New Orleans Advocate. Gill was far out of his depth on June 1, whenShow More Summary

I Despise Alex Jones, And I’m Glad Megyn Kelly Interviewed Him

Broadcast journalist Megyn Kelly’s interview with right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has sparked major outrage since it was announced. Most harshly, critics have called Kelly’s invitation for Jones to appear on her show an insult...Show More Summary

Behind The Media Surge Against Bernie Sanders

It’s routine for right-wing outlets like Fox to smear progressive activists under the guise of “news” coverage. But why the New York Times? And why the special venom for Bernie Sanders? After the horrific June 14 shooting of Congressman...Show More Summary

Megyn Kelly, Alex Jones, And Alien-Human Hybrids: What Some Journalists Won't Do For Ratings

A firestorm erupted this week when NBC released a highlight reel of the forthcoming Megyn Kelly interview with Alex Jones, the histrionic conspiracy theorist who thinks 9/11 was an “inside job” orchestrated by the Bush Administration...Show More Summary

On Laci Green And White Women's Betrayal

Laci Green is a significant force on YouTube. Her Sex+ series has provided several people with accurate, nonjudgmental sex education that is not often seen in the United States. She has also made videos discussing gender equality, intersectionality, and other social justice topics. Show More Summary

Shame On NBC And Megyn Kelly For Giving Alex Jones A Platform

Megyn Kelly, no one needs to “shine a light” on Alex Jones. This man has claimed that 9/11 was a government hoax and Hillary Clinton was linked to child pornography trafficking operating out of a DC pizza parlor. That false news is ludicrous. Show More Summary

Gun Advocates Surprisingly Restrained In Initial Response To Congressional Shooting

For the very first time since he was inaugurated, Trump’s negatives in the Gallup tracking poll have hit 60 percent and positives are on the way to one-third. No president since Truman has hit such lousy numbers in such a brief period...Show More Summary

PBS Runs A Three-Hour Series Glorifying The DeVos Education Agenda

Public education today faces an existential crisis. Over the past two decades, the movement to transfer public money to private organizations has expanded rapidly. The George W. Bush administration first wrote into federal law the proposal...Show More Summary

Why Journalists Should Engage With Their Readers: A View From Slovakia

Simon Smith, Charles University What happens when journalists join in the discussion in the often-frightening comments section below their articles? That’s one of the questions I sought to answer in my book, Discussing the News: theShow More Summary

One More (Feminist) Wonder About 'Wonder Woman': It Passes The Abuse Litmus Test

We live in an era marked by popular films that normalize violence against women, such as “Fifty Shades of Grey” and “Twilight.” In these films, men use sexual coercion and other abuse strategies (e.g., name-calling, humiliation, andShow More Summary

Yes, The Fing Tweets Matter!

What has happened to America? Are we actually having a legitimate ‘debate’ as to whether Donald Trump’s tweets are ‘official’ statements? Is his bar that low? Has he lowered our standards of presidential behavior to the point where nothing seems rational anymore? Like we’re all now living in his alternate universe? People... Show More Summary

The Selfie President

On June 7, 2010, Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone 4 to the world. It was an instant success, selling out its entire inventory of 1.7 million phones in just three days. The iPhone 4 had a new feature for Apple: a reversible camera. At...Show More Summary

Three More Reasons Why TV's Gilded Age Is Vulnerable To Tarnish

Exhibit A: the mortality list from the 2016-2017 TV season, which includes PBS’s Mercy Street, ABC’s American Crime and WGN America’s Underground. For all the good stuff we still have, their passing makes the Platinum Age a little less shiny. Now let’s stress that the content of the Platinum Age of Television is a subjective call. Show More Summary

Did Harvard Go Too Far In Rescinding Acceptance Letters?

The internet is replete with near universal support for Harvard College’s recent decision to rescind the acceptance letters of at least ten prospective students of the class of 2021 [the Harvard Ten]. I believe Harvard went too far.Show More Summary

Let Trump Be Trump, Kellyanne

Kellyanne Conway is right ? the media obsesses over presidential tweets from Donald Trump. What she fails to understand, though, is that there’s a very good reason for this obsession. Trump tweets make news because they are newsworthy. Show More Summary

After Portland And London, It’s Time To Change How We Talk Terrorism

“Terrorism” may be a buzzword in American media, but the Portland and London terror attacks prove that the word isn’t used as frequently as one might think. A few days after the Portland attack, President Trump issued a tweet using his...Show More Summary

Dangerous Discourse: When Progressives Sound Like Demagogues

The Trump administration has already done enormous harm to the United States and the planet. Along the way, Trump has also caused many prominent progressives to degrade their own political discourse. It’s up to us to challenge the corrosive...Show More Summary

Normalization Of The N-Word; Nobody Gets A Pass

Several years ago, National Action Network and I came out strongly against use of the n-word in any context by anyone. We took the firm position that any racially disparaging term must never be accepted or normalized in society. We marched...Show More Summary

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