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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]: Why polarization is now so deep

 06/20/2017 - 16:09
El congresista Steve Scalise, representante por Luisiana y tercer republicano de mayor rango en la Cámara de Representantes de EE.UU., se encuentra en "estado crítico", según informó hoy el hospital en el que fue ingresado tras el tiroteo en en el Parque- Estadio Eugene Simpson, en Alexandria, Virginia EFE
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Wednesday’s shooting at a congressional baseball practice was a ghastly example of the political polarization that is ripping this country apart. Political scientists have shown that Congress is more divided than at any time since the end of Reconstruction.

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 4:00pm
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Congressman Steve Scalise, a representative for Louisiana and the third-ranking Republican in the US House of Representatives, is in "critical condition," according to the hospital where he was admitted after the shooting in the Park - Stadium Eugene Simpson in Alexandria, Virginia. EFE

[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.)

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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Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 4:15am
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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

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

"Violence is cowardly": Rap and poetry bring a new reality to Mexico's slums

 05/31/2017 - 02:38
Members of urban rap group Radio Tepito Sound System (L-R) Cesar Cova, Daniel Cruz, Arianna Ramos and Adan Romero In Mexico City, Mexico, May 30, 2017. EFE/Mario Guzman
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Tepito, located in the heart of Mexico City, is going through a social revolution thanks largely to the urban rap group Radio Tepito Sound System, which is out to bring a new reality to a poor neighborhood notorious for violence and drug trafficking.

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Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 2:30am
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Members of urban rap group Radio Tepito Sound System (L-R) Cesar Cova, Daniel Cruz, Arianna Ramos and Adan Romero In Mexico City, Mexico, May 30, 2017. EFE/Mario Guzman

[OP-ED]: No, America is not facing a race war

 05/25/2017 - 09:21
Whites are already seeing the descendants of some Asian and Latino immigrants as being similar to them. Consequently, whites treat them as white. This ‘whitening’ process will only increase in the future.”
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For the past decade, the narrative of an upcoming Hispanic demographic tsunami has been alternately energizing and scaring people into believing that America will eventually become Latinized beyond recognition. 

Don’t worry, it isn’t going to happen.

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Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 9:00am
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Whites are already seeing the descendants of some Asian and Latino immigrants as being similar to them. Consequently, whites treat them as white. This ‘whitening’ process will only increase in the future.”

[OP-ED]: Welcome to the information crisis

 05/22/2017 - 08:23
The media has given up the role of referee and suited up to play in the arena, it’s clear -- with the recent barrage of what the left considers major scoops and the right dismisses as “fake news” -- that the objective of this game is to destroy Trump. EFE
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These days, when friends ask how I’m doing, I give them an honest answer. I say, “I’m struggling.”

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Monday, May 22, 2017 - 8:00am
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The media has given up the role of referee and suited up to play in the arena, it’s clear -- with the recent barrage of what the left considers major scoops and the right dismisses as “fake news” -- that the objective of this game is to destroy Trump. EFE

[OP-ED]: This Democrat shows how out of practice his party is at defending immigrants

 05/15/2017 - 08:14
Looking at de Leon’s record in the Legislature -- particularly during the eight years of the Obama administration -- I don’t think he believes his own rants. youtube
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Politicians speak for a living. So they should be especially careful with their words.

When elected officials make inflammatory statements that exploit fears and drive people apart, they need to be called out and told to pipe down.

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Monday, May 15, 2017 - 8:00am
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Looking at de Leon’s record in the Legislature -- particularly during the eight years of the Obama administration -- I don’t think he believes his own rants. youtube

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