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Fox News Wonders If Calling Michael Brown An 'Unarmed Teen' Is Biased

Aug 25 2014 12:56pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

By now, the tendency of news shows to frame seemingly inflammatory suggestions in the form of a question is well-known. Jon Stewart memorably riffed on what he called the "Cavuto," named after the Fox News anchor's love of the tactic. Monday's "Fox & Friends" featured a doozy of a Cavuto in a discussion about the media coverage death of Michael Brown: "Is 'Unarmed Teen' Description Misleading?" Fox News contributor Linda Chavez was ...
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The Media and John McCain: How Someone Always Wrong Is Always on TV

Aug 19 2014 12:52pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

Last month, Jon Stewart challenged John McCain to a "Wrong Off," betting that all the times Senator McCain has been wrong about, well, anything, far outnumbers the times Stewart has been proven wrong. I thought about that, when John McCain was on a Sunday talk show last weekend (State of the Union on CNN), this time as some kind of supposed expert on Iraq. The network, as pretty much all the other networks have, gave him an unfettered block of TV time ...
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The Rise of the React-o-Cons

Aug 19 2014 11:15am CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

The rise of "reform conservatives" has drawn an increasing amount of attention. The wonky right has been treated most recently to a laudatory article in the New York Times, following a critical take by E.J. Dionne in Democracy.  Some writers have gone as far as declaring Republicans the party of ideas. But reform conservatism fails to reach the holy grail of modern conservatism, wedding support of the family with adoration for the free market. Cracks have already form ...
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15 Australian jihadis died in Iraq, Syria
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A Dear Jon (Voight) Letter About Gaza and the History of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Aug 15 2014 9:36pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

Dear Jon Voight, We write to you as admirers of your work for many years. We are also professors of modern Middle Eastern studies, specializing on the history and contemporary realities of Israel, Zionism and Palestine, and between the two of us, we have written and edited over half a dozen books on the country and the two peoples who are destined -- or doomed, depending on your point of view -- to share it. We have read your open letter to Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz and other criti ...
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Jon Stewart is not enough: The curse of centrism, and why the Tea Party keeps rolling “Daily Show” Democrats

Aug 10 2014 6:04am CDT | Source: Salon.com

It's easy to take shots and laugh at the know-nothing right. But our smirks let complicit Democrats off the h ...
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Dave Olinger, 87-Year-Old Nudist, Running For Sheriff

Aug 9 2014 7:25am CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

An 87-year-old-nudist is gunning for a new job: the sheriff of Island County, Washington. But if Dave Olinger is elected, he could face a big problem: Where would he pin the badge? Olinger is running as a write-in candidate, mainly because he was unhappy that a number of Republicans were running for elected positions unopposed. After finding out that Washington State doesn't recognize the nudist party as a political organization, he opted to run as a Democrat. “He ...
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Must-see morning clip: Jon Stewart wants Rand Paul to pick an opinion and stick with it

Aug 8 2014 8:13am CDT | Source: Salon.com

"You took a position, you should stand by it!" Stewart ...
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What Is an Honorable Response to Israel/Gaza?

Aug 7 2014 1:52pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

In 1968, Walter Cronkite did the unthinkable. After visiting Vietnam to assess the state of the war in light of the Tet Offensive, he produced documentary coverage of the situation. And then, to the shock of many, he concluded with his opinion. In an era in which reporters never stated their own assessment, this act stunned the nation. And if lore has any basis in truth, his statement altered the course of history. Although the accuracy is debated, President Johnso ...
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Where Is the Moral Outrage? A Sign of the Weakness of Liberal America

Aug 7 2014 11:19am CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

If one viewed a time-lapse film of American civilization in all its dimensions unfolding over the past 15 years or so, one would see terrible damage being done. In those fifteen years: **Our capacity to talk sanely and constructively together about our nation's problems has been shattered. **Power and wealth have been transferred from the many to the few. **War-making under false pretenses sullied America's standing in the ...
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