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[OP-ED]: It’s getting harder to tell the journalists from the performers

 06/26/2017 - 08:29
En abril de 2015, mientras trabajaba como corresponsal político en jefe para Politico, Thrush envió una serie inapropiada de emails al presidente de la campaña de Hillary Clinton, John Poodesta. En uno de ellos, Thrush dijo a Podesta que estaba trabajando en una historia de recaudación de fondos y preguntó:”¿Puedo mandarte un par de párrafos, extraoficialmente, para asegurarme de que no meto la pata en nada?”. nytimes.com
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Americans sense that Big Media is a big mess, but they can’t put their finger on why that is. 

Memory takes me back to August 1997, when I arrived in Phoenix to start my first full-time newspaper job as a general assignment reporter. I was greeted by the managing editor, an old-school journalist who spelled out the rules of the profession and made clear what he expected from me.

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In April 2015, while working as chief political correspondent for Politico, Thrush sent an inappropriate series of emails to Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman, John Podesta. In one, Thrush told Podesta that he was working on a fundraising story, and helpfully offered: “Can I send u a couple of grafs, OTR [off the record], to make sure I’m not f------ anything up?. nytimes.com

[OP-ED]: By all means, take issue with ‘The Bell Curve.’ But read it first

 06/23/2017 - 08:47
t’s a shame that the controversy regarding “The Bell Curve” centered on the book’s delineation of the differences in measured intelligence between blacks and whites
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When “The Bell Curve” by Charles A. Murray and Richard Herrnstein was published in 1994, I was a junior in college and didn’t know anything about the book except that it had my white literature professors in an uproar. A few of them inveighed against the book’s premise -- the very notion of intelligence as something people possess in varying degrees -- and then the whole controversy eventually died out.

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t’s a shame that the controversy regarding “The Bell Curve” centered on the book’s delineation of the differences in measured intelligence between blacks and whites

Eli Pariser: Internet Decides What You Read

 06/23/2017 - 03:36
Eli Pariser, author of The Filter Bubble. "If you like this, you'll like that." Knight Foundation's Media Learning Seminar 2012 at the Hotel InterContinental,Miami, Florida on Monday, February 20, 2012. Photo: Knight Foundation/Wikipedia

[OP-ED]: America’s postindustrial blues

 06/22/2017 - 09:43
Says Richard Reeves of the Brookings Institution in his new book “Dream Hoarders.” We should not be surprised that 58 percent of whites and 67 percent of whites without a college degree voted for Trump.
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Ever since Donald Trump’s election, a cottage industry of politicians, journalists, scholars and commentators has sought to understand what motivates Trump supporters. Theories have ranged from globalization to a rebellion against Washington elitism to racism. But the true cause may have been overlooked: the “postindustrial society.”

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Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 9:30am
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Says Richard Reeves of the Brookings Institution in his new book “Dream Hoarders.” We should not be surprised that 58 percent of whites and 67 percent of whites without a college degree voted for Trump.

[OP-ED]: Our society is splitting apart at the seams

 06/19/2017 - 17:21
Members of an FBI Evidence Response Team work on the scene of a shootout at Eugene Simpson Stadium Park, in Alexandria, Virginia, United States. EFE
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Here are some “offenses” that can get you killed by a hate crime these days in America the Broken:

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Monday, June 19, 2017 - 4:45pm
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Members of an FBI Evidence Response Team work on the scene of a shootout at Eugene Simpson Stadium Park, in Alexandria, Virginia, United States. EFE

[OP-ED]: Rather than heading to the silver screen, take a moment this summer to look inward

 06/16/2017 - 12:30
Try Michael Sandel’s “Justice: What’s the Right Thing To Do?,” which covers a wide range of thought provoking questions about civic life and describes the philosophical foundations for competing impulses. (The wonderful 12-hour Harvard lecture series is available to view on YouTube, as well.)
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 Last week, I packed my husband and two sons off to enjoy their much-anticipated viewing of the new superhero movie “Wonder Woman.”

I used to partake in such outings to the summer action blockbuster, but by the time “Wonder Woman” came out, I was already sick and tired of being browbeaten by countless feminine-power “hot takes” and “think pieces,” plus the inevitable reports of outrage.

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Friday, June 16, 2017 - 12:15pm
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Try Michael Sandel’s “Justice: What’s the Right Thing To Do?,” which covers a wide range of thought provoking questions about civic life and describes the philosophical foundations for competing impulses. (The wonderful 12-hour Harvard lecture series is available to view on YouTube, as well.)

[OP-ED]: Trump’s persecutors are going off the rails

 06/16/2017 - 11:10
Not to get too technical, but the evidence shows that Trump’s persecutors -- in the media, Congress and the nation’s law schools -- have gone off the rails. They’re not thinking clearly. In some cases, they’re not thinking at all. EFE
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here are some basic truths that hold even during the Trump-inspired meltdown of the modern media.

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Not to get too technical, but the evidence shows that Trump’s persecutors -- in the media, Congress and the nation’s law schools -- have gone off the rails. They’re not thinking clearly. In some cases, they’re not thinking at all. EFE

David Grossman becomes first Israeli writer to win Man Booker prize

 06/15/2017 - 04:26
Author David Grossman from Israel poses for photographs after being announced the winner of the 'Man Booker International Prize 2017' for his novel 'A Horse Walks Into A Bar' during a ceremony at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, Britain, 14 June 2017. EPA/WILL OLIVER
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The 63-year-old author is known for his opposition to Israel's occupation of Palestinian territories and his support of the peace process. His son Uri was killed fighting in the 2006 Israel-Hezbollah conflict.

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Author David Grossman from Israel poses for photographs after being announced the winner of the 'Man Booker International Prize 2017' for his novel 'A Horse Walks Into A Bar' during a ceremony at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, Britain, 14 June 2017. EPA/WILL OLIVER

Gen. Gary Prado Salmon"I did more important things than capture Che Guevara."

 06/12/2017 - 06:20
Retired Bolivian Army Gen. Gary Prado Salmon gives an interview to EFE on June 3, 2017, to discuss his theory - as discussed in his book "La Guerrilla Inmolada" - that the Cuban leadership sent iconic guerrilla leader Ernesto "Che" Guevara to Bolivia in 1967 "to die," so that they could get rid of him. EFE/Javier Aliaga
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In his book "La Guerrilla Inmolada," retired Bolivian General Gary Prado Salmon analyzes Guevara's downfall while serving with a guerrilla group in Bolivia almost 50 years ago.

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Monday, June 12, 2017 - 6:00am
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Retired Bolivian Army Gen. Gary Prado Salmon gives an interview to EFE on June 3, 2017, to discuss his theory - as discussed in his book "La Guerrilla Inmolada" - that the Cuban leadership sent iconic guerrilla leader Ernesto "Che" Guevara to Bolivia in 1967 "to die," so that they could get rid of him. EFE/Javier Aliaga

Leila Guerriero: It is necessary to see "the other side" of Latin America

 06/12/2017 - 05:38
Argentine reporter Leila Guerriero knows how to deal with writing feature stories, that style often being used in Latin America to write about conflict and more marginal stories, but in an interview with EFE on June 7, 2017, she discussed bringing that kind of writing to science and innovation. EFE/Leonardo Muñoz
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Argentine reporter Leila Guerriero knows how to deal with writing feature stories, that style often being used in Latin America to write about conflict and more marginal stories, but she is now bringing that kind of writing to science and innovation.

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Monday, June 12, 2017 - 5:30am
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Argentine reporter Leila Guerriero knows how to deal with writing feature stories, that style often being used in Latin America to write about conflict and more marginal stories, but in an interview with EFE on June 7, 2017, she discussed bringing that kind of writing to science and innovation. EFE/Leonardo Muñoz