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How Natural are Media's 'Natural Disasters'?

As America approaches the holiday season, its mass media often get on a seasonal kick of reporting the fate, in that somewhat sanctimonious phrase, of "those less fortunate than ourselves" at home and abroad. A classic case is the well-intentioned...Show More Summary

HuffPost's Global Summit: A Worldwide Update

MADRID -- ¡Hola! I'm writing from Madrid, where we're in the midst of our HuffPost Global Summit. It's been a productive and inspiring few days, with senior editorial and business staff from around the world gathered to discuss the exciting...Show More Summary

The Bob & Chez Show Podcast: Donald Trump's Big Beautiful Safe Zone in Syria, Plus Ben Carson's Stupid Map Gaffe

Today's topics include: The Latest on the Syrian Refugees and the GOP Response; House GOP Blocks Refugees; Obama Nails GOP Cowardice; Ted Cruz Asks Obama to Say It To His Face; Trump's Big Beautiful Safe Zone; Trump Wants IDs for Muslims...Show More Summary

Man In The High Castle: When Freedom Really Dies

One of the many things Amazon's new series The Man in the High Castle does well is to refresh our perspective on freedom. The ambitious series, based on the Philip K. Dick novel and now available on the streaming service, projects what...Show More Summary

A Letter from the President of the Writers Guild, East

Dear Colleague at The Huffington Post: I have watched the growth of The Huffington Post since its creation in 2005, and since 2008 have been a featured blogger on the site, either on my own or with Bill Moyers. A few months before I became a contributor, I was elected president of the Writers Guild of America, East, a position I hold to this day. Show More Summary

Panic Room Politics on Syria and Terrorism?

LISTEN HERE: Alter & Christie debate if GOP should panic as Trump and Carson maintain their leads. Is the problem an angry base (Ron) or extreme/ignorant base embracing unqualified POTUS candidates (Jon)? Then: what's worse at Mizzou...Show More Summary

An Open Letter to Florida State University President Thrasher

An Open Letter to Florida State University President Thrasher, We respectfully but emphatically disagree with your criticisms of our film The Hunting Ground. Instead of making unwarranted and unsubstantiated attacks on the film, we urge...Show More Summary

ISIS Terrorism: Against Humanity Not Just the West

ISIS Killing Field in Iraq The horrendous carnage in Paris on November 13th, which resulted in the murder of 129 innocent people by Islamic State in Syria (ISIS or Daesh) militants has brought to the fore the subject of the clash of civilizations. Show More Summary

Going Back to Hong Kong -- One Year After

Earlier this month, I got my second chance to participate in the Hong Kong International Literary Festival. As in 2009, when I first took part in the event, the experience was an enjoyable one for many reasons. Now, as then, I got to meet interesting writers from around the world. Show More Summary

Internet Television -- an Anniversary

When the Boomers were watching television in the early 1960s, many of their parents tried to explain what a revolution the new technology represented. The stories my parents told of families sitting around the radio -- listening, not...Show More Summary

Why Critiques of the Campus Rape Documentary The Hunting Ground Only Prove its Point

Critics of the hit documentary The Hunting Ground - which illuminates in damning detail the prevalence of sexual violence at American universities - are ramping up their attacks just in time for The Hunting Ground's prime time debut on CNN this Sunday, November 22. Show More Summary

Netflix's Jessica Jones Spreads the Darkness Around

Melissa Rosenberg, who created Netflix's intense new Jessica Jones series, doesn't see why white guys should be the only ones who get to enjoy a world of constant danger, unrelenting darkness and haunted self-doubt. So Marvel's Jessica...Show More Summary

On Anti-Refugee Bill, the New York Times Embraces Paul Ryan's Spin

Here's Carl Hulse, reporting for the New York Times on Paul Ryan's bill that refugee advocates say would effectively suspend the admission of Syrian and Iraqi war refugees to the United States: The measure technically does not suspend the refugee program, providing Republicans some cover from criticism they were denying refugees a chance for escape. Show More Summary

A Future for Public Broadcasting

Laying out the idea at Salford Media Conference this week When there were only three networks, there was a role for Public Broadcasting -- PBS in the US. In Britain, there was ONLY public broadcasting once -- The BBC. Today, there are hundreds of channels -- and millions once online video really takes off. Show More Summary

7 Ways to Be a Bad-Ass Bisexual Ally (VIDEO)

Allies help us create spaces for our voices to be heard and eradicate harmful ideas that oppress us. Straight people aren't the only ones who can be allies. It's not often talked about but gays and lesbians are just as capable of being...Show More Summary

Saint John the Executioner

There's been all kinds of ballyhooing in the press about Mohammed Emwazi aka "Jihadi John" and whether the drone actually annihilated him ("Pentagon Says 'Jihadi John' Was Probably Killed in Airstrike," NYT, 11/13/15) If so his end would...Show More Summary

Army Wants to Pull Story for the Same Reason it was Written in the First Place

On November 13, the Army's United States Pacific Command put out an article titled "Pacific Soldiers Create Warrior Training Center at Fort Shafter." Accompanying the article were four photos, the first of which was the sign outside of the facility - a nice big sign sporting the image of a Christian crusader knight. Show More Summary

Why a Strong Sense of Purpose Fuels the Innovation Process

At our recent offsite, the Harvard Business Review Group asked one of our long time contributors to talk to us about innovation. His name is Vijay Govindarajan, the Coxe Distinguished professor at Dartmouth College's Tuck School of Business. Show More Summary

The Bob & Chez Show Podcast: The Terrorist Attacks in Paris and the Incoherent, Racist GOP Response

Today's topics include: We Recap Chez on Stephanie Miller's Happy Hour; Bob's Shirtless Offer; Listener Reaction to Our Mizzou Rant; The Latest on the Paris Attacks; Breaking News from Germany; GOP Governors Demonizing Refugees; Bible...Show More Summary

Breitbart Hires Birther And Extremist Sympathizer To Run Its New Jerusalem Site

The Breitbart News Network has started a new sub-website, Breitbart Jerusalem, which it claims will "produce daily, hard-hitting exclusive news and features related to Israel and will also cover Syria, Egypt, Jordan, Yemen, Saudi Arabia...Show More Summary

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