Monthly Archives: August 2010

How the Media is Failing Us

The Economist poses seven questions to NYU journalism professor and media critic Jay Rosen. A quote from the interview: “My own view is that journalists should describe the world in a way that helps us participate in political life. That … Continue reading

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The Money Men Funding the Tea Party

The New Yorker has published an article reporting on two billionaire bothers, Charles and David Koch, who have been responsible for funding “stealth attacks on the federal government, and on the Obama Administration in particular.” Full Article: The New Yorker … Continue reading

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Park51 Protests Aiding Taliban Recruitment

Newsweek details how the Taliban are exploiting the Cordoba House opposition protests as a means to recruit. A quote from the article: “America’s enemies in Afghanistan are delighted by the vehement public opposition to the proposed “Ground Zero mosque.” The … Continue reading

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ProPublica: Banks and Financial Crisis

ProPublica details how banks fueled the financial crisis by creating a fake demand for mortgage back securities to preserve earnings. “A ProPublica analysis shows for the first time the extent to which banks — primarily Merrill Lynch, but also Citigroup, … Continue reading

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Language and How We Think

The New York Times has an interesting article discussing the relationship between language and how we think. A quote from the article: “When your language routinely obliges you to specify certain types of information, it forces you to be attentive … Continue reading

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Corporate Profits Are Surging, But Where Are the Jobs

The New York Times reports that corporate profits have returned to near pre-recession levels. Of interest is the fact that while these corporations have compiled massive cash reserves they have failed to increase their hiring of new employees. Full Article: … Continue reading

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Mayor Bloomberg: What About the 4th Amendment?

Mayor Bloomberg should be commended for his staunch support of the First Amendment rights at issue with the building of the Cordoba House, but it is still disconcerting how the Fourth Amendment rights of New York City residents are systematically … Continue reading

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