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10 Things I Learned About Queen Latifah

For the first time the Hollywood Film Awards will air on television and will be hosted by Queen Latifah airing on CBS November 14th. Here are 10 things I learned about Queen Latifah: 1. She got her name, Latifah, at age 8 after reading a book of Muslim names. Show More Summary

Why This Pakistani Blogger Called Ben Affleck a Stifler

Last month, Be Affleck and Bill Maher -- joined at a roundtable by Sam Harris, Nicholas Kristof, and Michael Steele -- fiercely battled the merits of Islam. At its core, it demonstrated how we can't even agree on whether there's a problem...Show More Summary

As Costs Rise for Public Higher Education Our Citizenry Suffers CNN's, Ivory Tower Will Flame the Fire of Concern

On Thursday night CNN will air Ivory Tower, a documentary that explores the value of a college education. As tuition rates rise faster than inflation, with sticker price from the most elite private colleges costing upwards of $60,000 per year and elite public schools tuition and fees not far behind, higher education is subject to increased scrutiny. Show More Summary

10 Reasons I Love "Batman"

"Batman" aired on ABC from 1966 to 1968. There were 120 episodes. Finally "Batman: The Complete TV Series" has been released on DVD. Here's 10 reasons I Love "Batman": 1. Adam West, the best Batman ever, played it with tough firmly in cheek. 2. Show More Summary

Freedom of Speech: When a Human Right Is Sometimes a Luxury

Young diaspora Muslims are flocking to Syria and signing up with ISIS to fight in a cosmic war while others plot domestic violence against secularism in their adopted homelands. Nothing as horrific as 9-11 or 7-7 has yet to take place...Show More Summary

The Media-Pollster Axis Stole the Election

Politics is the hot ticket in journalism these days. Young reporters long to cover Capitol Hill, when once they longed for the exotic life of the foreign correspondent. "Timbuktu or bust" has become "Washington or fail." Journalism's...Show More Summary

The Human Toll of 'Stop and Frisk'

One summer night in 2012, Luis Paulino was walking around his East New York neighborhood when he came upon a group of police officers surrounding a young black man. Onlookers told him that the young man had been stopped for riding his bike on the sidewalk. Show More Summary

An Open Letter From Ferguson Protestors and Allies

The Ferguson Protester community is home to many voices and experiences. Informed by many voices, this letter serves as a statement of purpose for those who may not yet understand the movement in #Ferguson or why protests still continue,...Show More Summary

Bullshitting Ebola

In high school in Kenya, I barely ever studied for my history exams. I learnt that even when I did not know the answer, I just needed to explain my statements well enough and I would score the points. We called it dotting. I imagined it was because when you are about to say something you are not sure of, you hesitate. Show More Summary

NPR Finally Stops Referring to Global Warming Deniers as "Skeptics"

Senator James Inhofe (R-OK) is famous for thinking that human-caused global warming is the "greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people." His belief presupposes the existence of a worldwide conspiracy--sustained over many decades--by...Show More Summary

Women Being Women Can Break the Internet

Admit it, you've enjoyed some of the images inspired by Kim Kardashian's photo spread in Paper magazine: KK as a centaur, Homer Simpson's lips and numerous other individuals magically balancing objects on their rears while coffee, milk or some other liquid shoots over their heads into a perfectly-perched receptacle. Show More Summary

Obama's Executive Orders: Can We Talk?

As Washington leaders charge headlong into a clash over President Obama's plan to issue executive orders on immigration, can we take a minute and talk about what executive orders are? Far from being an "unconstitutional" or even "blatantly...Show More Summary

Deadly Reporting

The work of a journalist is not only about reporting facts; it is about empowering societies so that they can make better decisions. Democracy and development depend on the unfailing and unvarnished flow of information to all citizens...Show More Summary

Net Neutrality's Big Bottom Line

Net Neutrality. Not to be confused with Net Openness. And certainly not with Right to Be Forgotten. And clearly not to be mixed up with entitlement to dump on anyone anonymously or otherwise. And without a doubt has nothing to do with...Show More Summary

The Problem of 'Stupid' in Economics

M.I.T. Professor Jonathan Gruber has inadvertently become a YouTube celebrity as a result of a video of him referring to the public as "stupid." The immediate point of reference was the complexity of the design of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which Gruber was describing as being necessary politically in order to deceive the public. Show More Summary

On Breaking the Internet

When J.Law and company had their private, nude photos hacked and leaked onto the Internet a few months ago, there was some serious anger. Not so much anger at the criminals who hacked into these women's accounts, violating their basic rights -- that's actually the kind of anger I can get behind. Show More Summary

Erica Jong on Feminism for the Future

Erica Jong made a splash in 1973 with her debut novel, Fear of Flying, which articulated a new path of self-discovery and liberation for women and gave voice to a generation of burgeoning feminists. In this interview, she talks about...Show More Summary

Why Kay Hagan Lost In North Carolina

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- When the smoke cleared, the most expensive contest of 2014 had become the costliest Senate race in U.S. history. More than $111 million was spent by both sides in the North Carolina battle for incumbent Democratic...Show More Summary

Krugman's Obamacare-Inspired Attack on 'Corrupt' Judges Should Be Laughed Out of Court

New York Times columnist Paul Krugman is an effective polemicist with a wide readership. So when he makes arguments that are at best factually wrong and at worst disingenuous, one cannot simply ignore them. Which is unfortunate, because the arguments he made in an op-ed this Monday against the Supreme Court's decision to take up King v. Show More Summary

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