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Money-Hungry Lawmakers Undermine the Will of the People

Just when you thought the influence of big money in politics hit a fever pitch this year with our $4 billion midterm, our lawmakers snuck in a closing reminder that money reigns supreme in Washington. Congress approved a $1.1 trillion end-of-year spending bill, known as "Cromnibus," full of handouts benefiting the super-rich. Show More Summary

5 Really Big Myths About 'Next Generation' Civil Rights and the Fight for an Open Internet

As Black communities emerge from the shadows of criminalization, hashtags like #BlackLivesMatter have jumped off the computer screen and into the street. Beyond sparking a long-awaited new civil rights movement, they are also catalyzing...Show More Summary

The Most Racist Thing About Serial Podcast: Mail Kimp

I, like many people, have become completely obsessed with Serial, however, there is one thing about the podcast that always makes me cringe. It's not the way the podcast deals with race, how Sarah Koening's white privilege creeps in, or the way she perpetuates the myth of the model minority, as scrutinized in other blogs. Show More Summary

American Torture -- Past, Present, and... Future?

Beyond the Senate Torture Report Cross-posted with It’s the political story of the week in Washington. At long last, after the endless stalling and foot-shuffling, the arguments about redaction and CIA computer hacking, the claims that its release might stoke others out there in the Muslim world to violence and “throw the C.I.A. Show More Summary

Bush-Cheney Legacy: More War, More Torture, Fewer Jobs?

LISTEN HERE: By Mark Green Frum and Corn agree that the Feinstein Committee documents "torture" and should have been released but they clash on justifications for the torture. Ditto on Bush-Cheney legacy since, argues Frum, "safety is the goal of the state." Also: why can't Obama get any economic respect? On Senate Torture Report. Show More Summary

There Is Nothing Casual About Prejudice: The Popular Podcast 'Serial' and the Notion of Implicit Bias

Like millions of others, I have been an avid listener of the new podcast Serial. Its "one story, told week by week" is the true case of Adnan Syed, who was convicted of and is serving life in prison for the 1999 murder of his ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee. Show More Summary

Spike in Tiny Number of Gay Men on PrEP Abandoning Condoms Hardly Represents 'All' Gay Men

A Dec. 8 blog post in the San Francisco Business Times has sparked another furor over gay men using the HIV drug Truvada to prevent infection with the deadly virus. "San Francisco men shed condoms in favor of Gilead's HIV preventionShow More Summary

Conflicts of Interest in Coverage of a Health Issue by the New York Times

In recent days, employees of The New York Times have posted no fewer than three pieces on the newspaper's website, asserting that the risk of harm from the electromagnetic fields (EMF) given off by power lines is negligible, and that fears of it are unfounded. Show More Summary

5 Tips to Improve Your Campus Rape-Reporting Experience

Everyone seems to give women great--and by "great" we mean terrible--advice these days for how to prevent college rape. And as you probably know, college rape isn't abating--indeed, it seems a new story breaks weekly that's more horrifying than the last. Show More Summary

Obama's Cowardly Response to Torture Revelations

The United States tortures. That much became undeniably clear this week when the Senate Intelligence Committee released the executive summary of it's report on the CIA's interrogation and detention program under the Bush administration. The...Show More Summary

The Bogus Defense of 'Enhanced Interrogations'

Despite irrefutable evidence in the Senate Intelligence Committee report that the CIA engaged in grotesque acts of torture in the years after 9/11, a group of former CIA directors and officials have taken to the airwaves to claim these...Show More Summary

'Both Sides' Are Wrong: Torture Did Work -- to Produce Lies for War (See Footnote 857 of Report)

This post first appeared on the author's blog. Nothing solidifies the establishment more than a seemingly raging debate between two wings of it in which they are both wrong. Not only wrong, but in their wrongness, helping to cover their...Show More Summary

Dear Ella, Be Proud of Your Beautiful Name

Earlier this week, as I returned to New York after a week in India for the launch of HuffPost India, I learned that while I'd been away, a story that had run on HuffPost Parents had left one of our readers a bit upset. The post was entitled...Show More Summary

The University of Virginia and the Risky Illusion of Validity

As events continue to unfold at the University of Virginia, we are seeing a common element form in the actions and response from each of the major players involved: the illusion of validity. Coined by Nobel-Prize-winning economist Daniel...Show More Summary

As One of Them -- Carole Alfarah Documents the Attacks on Civilians in Syria

"Is my life in danger? Will there be more explosions? Could there be a bomb in some of the cars right here? Can I handle seeing dead people?" freelance photographer Carole Alfarah asked herself as she ran towards a pillar of smoke. Only...Show More Summary

2014 Misogyny of the Year: TIME Magazine

TIME Magazine just announced its "Person of the Year" ("Ebola fighters"), a distinction pulled from a list of eight finalists chosen by the editors, which was released earlier this week. And of the eight finalists, only one woman made the cut: Taylor Swift. Show More Summary

Note to White House Correspondents Association That Wants More White House Correspondents at Its Dinner

I read this article ("White House Correspondents' Association Wants More White House Correspondents At Dinner") and thought I should respond (yes, I brought Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne to the dinner years ago and many other big celebrities. Show More Summary

My Brief Encounter with Hillary-Basher and Scandal-Monger Edward Klein

It is two years before the next presidential election, but the anti-Hillary hit squad is already revving up its engines. Fox News and the rest of the right-wing echo chamber (Rush Limbaugh and his ilk), the conservative think tanks,Show More Summary

QUIZ: What CIA Report? Conservative Websites and the Torture Report

The Senate report on CIA torture was released Tuesday morning, December 9. Below is a visual survey of conservative websites' home pages captured about six hours later ("six hours" being just over a decade in Internet years). QUIZ: Can...Show More Summary

Thought the Rolling Stone Article Was Bad? Try Other Rape Journalism

Is bad journalism the standard where campus rape is concerned? In light of the controversy surrounding a recent Rolling Stone article detailing the alleged gang rape of a student at a UVA fraternity party, it would certainly seem so. Not long after the article's Nov. Show More Summary

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