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Republicans' Long History Of Racial Animus Created A Frankenstein's Monster Named Trump
Political commentator at large!
Trump is a caricature of a presidential candidate created by the right.
The Rise of Salon and the Fall of Progressive Media
H. A. Goodman
H. A. Goodman is an author, columnist and journalist. His YouT...
If anything, Salon is needed today more than ever, because a dangerous form of group think has overtaken progressive politics. Once progressives are afraid to challenge even the most powerful Democrats, it won't be long before both parties merge into one; altering our democracy forever.
Clinton & Trump: The Growing Approval of Disapproval
Robert E. Hall
Recovering CEO, consultant and relationship speaker; latest bo...
While the unexpected success of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders has garnered much attention, the bigger question is: How have voter disapproval and contempt translated into success for all four candidates? Is dislike the new political currency of politics?
Mental Illness, Societal Oppression, and My Rebuttal to Bruce Levine
J Nelson Aviance
Opera singer, author and PhD student in musicology/cultural st...
As with most things, this is a far more complicated issue than saying there is one primary cause or collection of causes
Would Your Parenting Pass the Scrutiny of a Video Camera?
Writer, blogger and entrepreneur who unapologetically puts fam...
Should we be forced to parent as if we're on reality TV? Should our decisions and protectiveness of our children come down to what others will think or do, rather than what makes sense for our family or our child?
Truth and Lies - It Matters How We Tell Stories
Documentary Filmmaker and Founder 3 Generations.org
There is no place for fiction in the not-for-profit world.
2013: The Year of Our Outrage
Co-host, 'The Bubble Genius Bob & Chez Show'; writer, Deus...
Maybe the tools of quickfire social media outrage really do ensure that the guilty no longer go unpunished for their crimes. But is there a cost for that?
Author Gary Kamiya Sings a Love Song to San Francisco
Barbara Falconer Newhall
Due to a common writing misstep, Gary Kamiya, a highly experienced writer and editor, found himself with only six months to write a 385-page book. The book is a love song in 49 chapters to his home town.
The End of Abercrombie & Fitch
Dr. Gregory Jantz
Mental Health Expert and Founder of The Center • A Place of HOPE
For the past seven years, people have continued to flock to A&F stores, even though the largest size for women's jeans is a 10 and there are no XL or XXL sizes for women on the shelves. Who is to blame? In part, we are.
Who Doctored A White House Email?
Was ABC News used by someone with an ax to grind against the State Department? It looks possible. A key email in its "scoop
Do you have info to share with HuffPost reporters?
What Should Young Writers Read?
Author, Reviewer, Blogger
Dan Chaon was recently taken to task in Salon for suggesting that young writers read literary fiction. Why? Because it's "terrible." But Chaon wasn't recommending that young writers read only literary fiction. His advice was actually more specific than that.
The Illuminator: Helen Benedict and the Journalistic Investigation That Inspired
The Invisible War
R. Clifton Spargo
Author of Beautiful Fools
We're never going to get rid of all sexual assault in the military any more than we can get rid of it in civilian life. As long as it's out here, it's going to be in there. But the military is a controlled environment and your behavior is watched and dictated.
5 Reasons Why Watching Porn Together Can Be Good For Your Relationship
If you and your mate haven't included pornography in your sexual arsenal, there's no time like the present. After all, couples that play together, stay together.
Steve Kornacki: Inside Gerrymandering
92nd Street Y
New Group: America’s Youth Cry Out For Sensible, Moderate Deficit Reduction - Salon.com
Some inspiring news for these often dark times: A group of young activists is making headlines for their fight against debt
Miss America's Eating Disorder
Kirsten Haglund was thrust into the spotlight when she won the 2008 Miss America crown in front of more than 19 million viewers
'Louie's' Women Problem
Why are all of the women on “Louie” crazy? Over the course of its critically acclaimed third season, "Louie" has brought
In Defense Of 'Bachelorette's' Mean Girls
Before I saw “Bachelorette,” the relatively new comedy starring Kirsten Dunst, Lizzy Caplan and Isla Fisher as three coke
Can Hookups Be More Fun?
As a scientist who studies sex, and as a sex educator (I teach college-level human sexuality classes at Indiana University
Truthiness Is Not a Joke: Lying and Loving It at the RNC
Sophia A. McClennen
Professor, Penn State University; Author, 'Is Satire Saving Ou...
reported that most of the major claims made by Ryan about Obama's record were misleading and untrue. Ryan then kept up his pattern of truthiness after the RNC when he lied about his best time in a marathon, shaving off more than an hour from his finish time. Seriously?
Labor's Love Lost
Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam
Bloggers on 21st-century citizenship
"Look for the union label." That was one of the catch phrases for the union movement in happier times. What is the status of labor unions as we approach Labor Day 2012?
Democracy, Trust and WikiLeaks: A Conversation With the Mother of Julian Assange
I believe that people such as Julian Assange, movements such as Occupy Wall Street and those behind the Arab Spring, actually want change for a better, not worse and more chaotic, world. But their image and their hard work is being hijacked and manipulated.
Free to Be ... Me: Why Do Other People's Choices Make Us So Cranky?
Writer; Full of Pith and Vinegar
Friends, this is very simple. If you don't want to go to other people's joyous ceremonies,
If you don't want children,
don't have them
. If you don't want to get married,
! Save your money for retirement. I'm not judging you, so please do me the courtesy of not judging me.
Pretty Funny (Minus the Funny)
Host Throwing Shade
What a skill! Calling out the average looks of one woman by insulting the "conventional beauty" of another. It's like a weird competition all women are participating in, where no one really knows the rules and there are no winners and everyone is sad.
Declaring a Ceasefire against Our Sisters
Journalism professor, speaker and freelance journalist
The moments when we feel like we need to make the case that that other road is wrong are probably the moments when we need to look at ourselves.
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