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John Oliver Pokes Fun at Online Headlines by Literally Destroying a PiƱata

To prove a hilarious point about how over-the-top headlines on news websites tend to be, the “Last Week Tonight” host takes a bat to the “Trojan donkeys of diabetes.”

Posted on Aug 25, 2014 READ MORE



Armor Clad Police Arrest Journalists After Michael Brown Shooting in Ferguson

Riot police dispersed protesters with rubber bullets and tear gas in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Mo., on Wednesday night. Among 16 people arrested were two journalists, Wesley Lowery of The Washington Post and Ryan Reilly of The Huffington Post.

Posted on Aug 14, 2014 READ MORE



Study: Educational Segregation Plays a Role in Tea Party Allegiance

A study by researchers at the University of Notre Dame teased out a positive correlation between educational segregation, which can relate to other divisive factors but isn’t always interchangeable with them, and alignment with tea party ideology.

Posted on Jul 23, 2014 READ MORE



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Report Documents Abuse of Juveniles in Private Prisons

With some 40 percent of incarcerated youth held in private facilities, a Huffington Post investigation reveals abuse, neglect and other horrors visited upon American children in the name of profit.

Posted on Oct 22, 2013 READ MORE



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John Boehner: Should I Stay or Should I Go Now?

Fearing a tea party insurrection, House Speaker John Boehner could step down pre-emptively after the 2014 midterm elections, current and former aides say.

Posted on Sep 4, 2013 READ MORE


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Obama Defends Summers, Franken Plans NSA Transparency Bill, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including Anthony Weiner’s wife is reportedly taking a break from her job as Hillary Clinton’s top aide and North Carolina’s governor makes an insulting offer to protesters demonstrating against the state’s recently signed-into-law abortion bill.

Posted on Jul 31, 2013 READ MORE



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What Huffington Post’s Pulitzer Says About Online Journalism

Stop panicking. Newspapers may come and go, but rich, time-consuming journalism is not dead. In fact, David Wood spent eight months working on the 10-part series that won him and the Huffington Post the Pulitzer Prize for national reporting. Not exactly the celebrity blogs and Internet rehashing that once brought HuffPo scorn.

Posted on Apr 17, 2012 READ MORE



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Truthdigger of the Week: Naomi Wolf

Author and feminist Naomi Wolf, whose dedication to helping protesters understand and exercise their rights got her arrested outside a private, black-tie event, is our Truthdigger of the Week.

Posted on Oct 21, 2011 READ MORE



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Naomi Wolf Arrested in New York

Truthdig contributor Madison Shockley reports that the author and political consultant was arrested after leaving a Huffington Post event in lower Manhattan honoring New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Posted on Oct 18, 2011 READ MORE



Return of the Zapatistas

The Zapatistas in Mexico mobilize against the drug war; the AOL-HuffPo merger is starting to lose its charm; and Google’s Internet monopoly is threatened by Facebook. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Jun 14, 2011 READ MORE



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Truthdig Wins 2011 Webby for Best Political Blog

Once again, Truthdig has won the Webby Award, the juried version, in the “Blog—Political” category for the second year in a row. The competition consisted of four widely read sites on top of their game: “Close Read” on The New Yorker, Comedy Central’s Indecision ... (more)

Posted on May 3, 2011 READ MORE



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Big Webby News for Truthdig

We’re ever so happy and humbled to announce that Truthdig has once again been picked as one of the five finalists for the Webby Award in the “Blog - Political” category! This year, the competition is formidable, with some serious heavy hitters ...

Posted on Apr 13, 2011 READ MORE



Chinese Cows Produce ‘Human’ Milk

Cows produce milk with the properties of human breast milk, telenovelas turn serious, a new HIV vaccine is set to go into trials and Arizona passes a new race-based law ... this time about abortion. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Apr 5, 2011 READ MORE



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Betting on Arianna

In defense of Arianna Huffington. Not that the lady needs one, having been a leader in undermining the right-wing dominance of Internet reporting.

Posted on Feb 22, 2011 READ MORE



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Huffington’s Plunder

The sale of The Huffington Post to AOL for $315 million, and the tidy profit made by principal owner and founder Arianna Huffington, who was already rich, is emblematic of the new paradigm of American journalism.

Posted on Feb 21, 2011 READ MORE



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You’ve Got Merger: AOL Buys Huffington Post

Arianna Huffington’s namesake media empire is now the property of content-hungry AOL. For $315 million, AOL gets Huffpo’s 25 million monthly unique visitors along with all the ads and blog items they can digest. Huffington will stay on to use her savvy and Grecian know-how to wrestle some sense ... (more)

Posted on Feb 7, 2011 READ MORE


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Truthdig Wins Webby Award for Best Political Blog

All of us here at Truthdig are honored to announce that we’ve won the Webby Award jury prize for this year’s Best Political Blog. The fact that our fellow nominees included sites we visit daily like The Huffington Post, The Economist, The New Yorker and The Atlantic ... (continued)

Posted on May 4, 2010 READ MORE


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Get Ready for the GOP’s New Talking Points

Certain vigilant operatives from the blogosphere have caught wind of some key words and phrases that we might soon be hearing on Fox News, as Republican pollster and memo composer Frank Luntz has let fly with his latest manifesto on how to spin the news about happenings on Capitol Hill to the GOP’s advantage.

Posted on Feb 1, 2010 READ MORE


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Lieberman Rattles His Saber at Yemen

Ever vigilant in his attention to potential terrorist attacks on the United States these days, Joe Lieberman hailed the “miracle on Christmas Day” aboard Northwest Airlines Flight 253 and warned that Yemen may be the site of “tomorrow’s war.” The senator made the comments on last weekend’s “Fox News Sunday.”

Posted on Dec 28, 2009 READ MORE


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A Rejoinder to Gore Vidal

Let me describe what happened in my interview with Gore Vidal for Vanity Fair’s Spanish edition and why I felt compelled to report what was, in my experience, the single most shockingly racist line of the 2008 presidential election campaign.

Posted on Nov 14, 2008 READ MORE


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Gore Vidal Blasts Racism Claim

Gore Vidal, racist? Au contraire, the renowned author asserts in this response to a recent piece on The Huffington Post that claimed Vidal had a problem with Barack Obama’s bid for the White House because of the president-elect’s race.

Posted on Nov 10, 2008 READ MORE


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Bloom Is Off Palin’s Pose

So much of politics has to do with timing. Why, mere weeks ago it seemed as if the McCain campaign might pull off a wild-card win, riding high on the excitement generated when Sarah Palin burst onto the scene, ready for her close-up. Or was she?

Posted on Oct 18, 2008 READ MORE


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Ex-Bushie: McClellan Is Right

As former White House press secretary Scott McClellan continues to catch major flak from Bush loyalists for “snitching” on Dubya and select presidential sidekicks in his new memoir, another erstwhile Bush aide, Mike Turk, has come out in support of McClellan’s fightin’ words in an interview with The Huffington Post.

Posted on May 29, 2008 READ MORE


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Citizen Journalism: In With the New

Spurred on by a historic presidential election, an increasing number of “civilians” are engaged in journalism on the Web, and they are changing journalism for the better.

Posted on May 22, 2008 READ MORE


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Postering for Change in ‘08

It’s hard to limit oneself to just a couple dozen names, slogans and events representing the worst of the Bush years, but that’s what the folks at The Huffington Post have done for a postering campaign designed to promote Democratic candidates and shame Team Bush for its transgressions.

Posted on Dec 15, 2007 READ MORE


Has ‘Inconvenient Truth’ Reached ‘Tipping Point’ Status?

It looks as though “inconvenient truth” is set to join “perfect storm” and “tipping point” in the ranks of superstar catch-phrases. The latest iteration: George Lakoff’s column on the Huffington Post, “Occupation: The Inconvenient Truth About Iraq.”
Are there other instances? Send ‘em in via the comments box….

Posted on Jul 5, 2006 READ MORE


Talking Sense About the Drug War

Don’t miss this column at the Huffington Post about our nation’s ineffectual and morally indefensible drug war.

Posted on Apr 14, 2006 READ MORE


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Chris Matthews to DeLay: ‘I Owe You’

That’s what the “Hardball” host tells the disgraced representative in a not-meant-for-airing exchange surfaced by the Huffington Post. Also see the sexist comment DeLay made about Hillary Clinton. (video)

Posted on Apr 5, 2006 READ MORE


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