Senior Advisor, Institute for Change
There's only one legitimate reason to be upset with Anthony Weiner, and that's because his behavior and its discovery has taken away a bold and effective voice in the Democratic party. Everything else you think and feel about him is bull.
Co-author, Nukespeak: Nuclear Language, Visions, and Mindset
There's been a rightful outpouring of praise in this country for the brave revolutionaries of the Arab Spring. So here's a question to my fellow Americans: what are you waiting for?
Fortune Magazine Columnist
Hey you, famous person now going about your business being stupid or venal or immoral or injudicious or criminal, even. When you get caught and the big, voracious media death star starts howling for your apology... stop.
Political & pop culture analyst
While people like Anthony Weiner violate their marriages and abuse the trust they have with their wives, they've broken no laws. Their fates belong to their wives, families and to voters -- not to Congress or the media.
Author, commentator and contributing editor, TheLoop21.com
Though many of us have barely recovered from our snow-filled winter nightmare, we are now facing the nightmare that summer weather brings. I'm not talking about the heat. I'm talking about the pressure to get bathing suit ready.
New York Times best-selling author
To understand Sarah Palin's style of "leadership" you have to understand how Evangelical have a long tradition of clinging to a victim status as their excuse for their ideas about society being rejected by most Americans.
Producer, author, talk show host and publisher of Bullypulpit.com
If the base of the GOP are not going to vote for a Mormon under any circumstances, even willing to turn to the other party's candidate, Mormons like Romney deserve to know the truth.
Director of Journalism Training Program, American University of Beirut
A session about emerging online threats to journalists zeroed in on how repressive regimes exercise cyber censorship, surveillance and other forms of control.
Editor, Eat the Press
So, here's Palin, and she's back in Arizona? Okay, that's great. She hates the state of the economy! And she hates Obama's policies! And someone taught her the words "quantitative easing."
Filmmaker, Brave New Films
The Sunday news shows often set the tone for the upcoming political week. As the same voices drone on, Bernie Sanders' repeated absence means the political and media elites are overlooking the forces squeezing working and middle class Americans.
Speaker, Author, Educator, Media Activist
How can we in the wealthy nations be expected to consume less when the media that dominates our consciousness continuously tells us to buy ever more?
When major news breaks, people who are not regular news viewers turn to CNN for what they think is important. Now, if CNN could only find a way to make more of their news seem important, they might provide real competition to Fox.
Investigative journalist, author, Haiti relief worker
In this age of public relations ploys masquerading as news, and personal and political agendas disguised as newsworthy "leaks," it is imperative that readers, writers, and editors apply critical thinking before jumping onto the information bandwagon.
Web Editor, Planet Forward
Now it's your turn. What is you community doing to build for the future and adapt to a changing planet? What are the engineering innovations that will transform the grid? What businesses are preparing to be resilient with extreme weather?
Media tracker, Irish Media Nation
With TV Oprah-free at the moment, authors just want to win the literary musical chairs that gets them a seat across the desk from Jon Stewart on The Daily Show.
Media Critic, St. Petersburg Times
The Donald and Palin occupy a unique space in today's media and political culture -- a fact-free zone where they earn millions shamelessly reflecting the world as they and their fans choose to see it, regardless of actual fact.
CEO, MHz Networks
This photo surprised me when it found its way to the internet.
Founder, SSP Blue; Former NewsCorp/MySpace CSO; Former federal prosecutor
Highly publicized jury trials are nothing new. What is new is the instant online feedback from the public -- the speaking jury -- that can enlighten us all.
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