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Ebola!? Fogetaboutit

Misconceptions about the Ebola problem have spread more rapidly than a tropical fever. In the interest of clarifying the situation, here are a number of points that need to be made. First, the hospital in Dallas did not make any mistakes. Show More Summary

Goodbye to Good News

When will there be a good news day? One day when everything seems great. Just one day. One news day where the news is so good that it is the story of the day. A day that excites all Americans, whether they are Republicans, Democrats, or any other political persuasion. Show More Summary

Ebola Panic

More editorial cartoons by Mike Smith at Las Vegas Sun.

'A Friend of Mine Got Elected President of the United States'

As expected, the news of Ben Bradlee's passing brought accolades for his work as editor of The Washington Post. He led the newspaper's vigilance, leading to the resignation in 1974 of President Richard Nixon. He and the Post helped instill a new word into our national vocabulary: Watergate. But my one encounter with Mr. Show More Summary

Youth Unemployment Dominates Headlines Wherever I Report

ASSIUT, Egypt and LAGOS, Nigeria -- It's been almost four years since Egypt's uprising seized the world's attention by ousting former president Hosni Mubarak. It's been three years since 25-year-old Abdullah graduated college and struggled...Show More Summary

The Next Civil Rights Frontier: How the Transgender Movement Is Taking Over

The December 2008 issue of The Advocate read, "Gay Is the New Black," comparing the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender movement to the African American Civil Rights movement. The LGBT movement has changed the world in a very short...Show More Summary

Being There With ISIS and Thomas L. Friedman

In film director Hal Ashsby's classic Being There (1979), Peter Sellers plays Chance Gardner, an idiot man-child whose nonsensical comments are mistaken for profundity. "As long as the roots are not severed, all is well. And all will be well in the garden," Chance says. Show More Summary

We Need to Talk About Non-Gender-Conforming Media Workers, Too

By Lotte Kamphuis, Erasmus Mundus Master's student in Amsterdam Women's magazine Marie Claire announced last July the addition of a new name to its masthead: author Janet Mock was named contributing editor. The news received wide media attention, not just because of Mock's résumé but because of her gender identity as well. Show More Summary

'The Girl Who Lived' Is Pakistan

I haven't been fortunate enough to meet Malala Yousafzai, but many of my co-workers have. She appeared on many talk shows for the news channel I work for, and everyone who met her is in awe of her. She inspired them by the simplicity...Show More Summary

Is CNN America's Most Islamophobic Network?

If the answer to this question is "no," a case can still be made that the cable news network is on track to rival Fox News in promoting the worst Islamophobic stereotypes. The latest controversy involving an interview with Reza Aslan...Show More Summary

Instagram Food Photography and the Search for Meaning

Over the past several months, I have unwittingly embarked upon an extremely topical social experiment. I have become, I wincingly admit, an Instagram food photographer. If you have an Instagram, or if you've dipped even the slightest...Show More Summary

Pornography Addiction Among Men is On The Rise

Anyone who avidly follows contemporary popular culture and cultural trends in general is probably well aware of the fact that the pornography (adult entertainment) industry is an entity that generates billions of dollars in the United States annually. Show More Summary

Satire as Libel & Resistance to Anti-Racism Efforts

Recently, a Zimbabwe American of European heritage contacted me to ask whether I actually believed what I was quoted as saying in an article currently going viral titled "Zimbabwe Announces Ambitious Plans for a Final Solution to White Racism" appearing on the online site "Diversity Chronical" dated April 18, 2014. Show More Summary

The Local Women Who Hold Up the Sky in Syria

By Pascale Mueller, Masters student at Swansea University Gender issues go largely unreported in times of war. As soon as the civil unrest in Syria went violent, women disappeared as subjects in media stories. The Syrian Female Journalist Network (SFJN) wants to change this. Show More Summary

I Am Launching The Bacon Channel

I can't stop watching.... I am launching The Bacon Channel I am sure it is going to be a big success. How do I know? Amazon recently bought Twitch - a gaming channel. It isn't a channel where you play video games, it's a channel where...Show More Summary

Gary Webb, Jon Stewart, and the Stories That Are Too True to Tell

I cut out on my Saturday chores this weekend to spend a couple of hours watching "Kill the Messenger," the big-screen re-telling of the sad story of the California journalist Gary Webb. It was Webb (pictured at top) who poked a giant...Show More Summary

Florida Polls Are Missing the Latino Vote and Thus the True Statewide Spread Between Crist and Scott

By Gary M. Segura and Matt A. Barreto On October 8, WFLA-TV in Tampa Bay released a poll conducted by Survey USA on the Florida governor's race between incumbent Republican Rick Scott and Democrat Charlie Crist. The poll found CristShow More Summary

Scary Times Call For a Great President: Paul Krugman's Defense of Obama

In these last few weeks, there has been a cacophony of Obama-bashing from Republican political candidates. And, after tens of millions of dollars in television ads, the polls have not been favorable. The media and the pundits have piled...Show More Summary

Crazy Horse and Chips: Boyhood Friends

Crazy Horse and Chips, boyhood friends: Chips knew where his bones were buried Notes from Indian Country By Tim Giago (Nanwica Kciji) © Native Sun News October 13, 2014 Where is the burial place of the great Lakota warrior Tasunka Witko;...Show More Summary

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