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The Olympics and our dark side

August 9, 2012

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So let me get this straight: That cheerful gold medalist traded in her family for a despotic coach, ran the gauntlet of a grueling training regimen for a crippling sport, mugged for television cameras and cut carrots with Mom for the up-close-and-personal NBC portrayal of family intimacy — complete with violins — and threaded quirky […]

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Dear Environmentalists: Learn to play the game

May 14, 2012

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A question for the eco-friendly: Can we see those outreached hands? They’re there, waiting for us, just beyond the fog of our prim, finger-wagging islands. Surveys show that three out of four U.S. voters favor regulating carbon dioxide emissions; some conservatives are reminding their kin of the word, “conserve”; and faith leaders are framing climate change as a moral issue …

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News flash: The media’s religion beat soars from the pitiable to the pathetic in a single bound! Films at Eleven!

February 25, 2011

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Sarah Pulliam Bailey gives us the good news and the bad news after plowing through a recent Pew Research Center Study. The surprisingly good: Mainstream media religion coverage doubled from 2009 to 2010. The predictably bad: it was a leap from one to two percent of all the news deemed fit to print and broadcast. Wow. Like, scrape me off the ceiling and everything.

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