Thomas Friedman

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Name: Thomas Friedman
First reported 23 hours ago - Updated 23 hours ago - 1 reports

Gridlock or good government

The midterm elections are only days away – it’s called a “midterm” election because the presidential election is not until 2016. But all 435 members of the U.S. House of Representatives, and one-third of the members of the U.S. Senate are up for election ... [Published Aiken Today - 23 hours ago]
First reported Oct 18 2014 - Updated Oct 18 2014 - 1 reports

This happened at the Congressional Ebola hearings

A Congress committee criticized and scrutinized key figures in the Ebola crisis this week in Washington, D.C., hearings on Capitol Hill. Front and center was the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention Director Thomas Friedman, who bored the brunt of ... [Published HLNTV.com - Oct 18 2014]
First reported Oct 17 2014 - Updated Oct 17 2014 - 1 reports

A Wrap-up of recent news: Oct. 18, 2014

•Republican challenger Ed Gillespie obliterated Democratic incumbent Mark Warner in their Oct. 13 senatorial debate. According to The Times-Dispatch’s Jeff Schapiro. “Warner didn’t exude confidence. He seemed frustrated, even weary. Perhaps because in ... [Published Times Dispatch - Oct 17 2014]
First reported Oct 17 2014 - Updated Oct 17 2014 - 1 reports

Dinner raises $1.15M for Silicon Valley Ed Foundation

Dive Brief:  The annual Pioneers and Purpose fundraising dinner raised $1.15 million — $150,000 more than last year — ​for The Silicon Valley Education Foundation, reports the San Jose Mercury News.Funds raised go toward foundation  programing and   ... [Published Education Dive - Oct 17 2014]
First reported Oct 17 2014 - Updated Oct 17 2014 - 1 reports

Obama Orders Airstrikes on Ebola (Satire)

Lined Up and Ready to Go “The time has come to act,” said President Obama today after previously asserting robustly that it was previously not the time to act. “And so, I have ordered airstrikes commencing immediately on ebola. We won’t stop until ... [Published Firedoglake - Oct 17 2014]
First reported Oct 16 2014 - Updated Oct 16 2014 - 1 reports

Post-Unification German Studies: Momentum Gained or Lost?

Carl Bildt, until recently Sweden’s foreign minister, told Thomas Friedman of the New York Times in 2003: “For a generation Americans and Europeans shared the same date: 1945. A whole trans-Atlantic alliance flowed from that postwar shared commitment, ... [Published American Institute for Contemporary German Studies - Oct 16 2014]
First reported Oct 15 2014 - Updated Oct 15 2014 - 1 reports

A Pump War?

Thomas Friedman, New York Times ... [Published RealClearPolitics - Homepage - Oct 15 2014]
Entities: War, Thomas Friedman
First reported Oct 15 2014 - Updated Oct 15 2014 - 1 reports

Officials: Hanover teachers did not violate policy by showing 9/11 film

Hanover County school officials have concluded that two teachers who showed students a controversial film about 9/11 did not violate school system policy because the teachers balanced out their lessons with other perspectives.School officials told School ... [Published Times Dispatch - Oct 15 2014]
First reported Oct 14 2014 - Updated Oct 14 2014 - 1 reports

Being There With ISIS and Thomas L. Friedman

In film director Hal Ashsby's classic Being There (1979), Peter Sellers plays Chance Gardner, an idiot man-child whose nonsensical comments are mistaken for profundity."As long as the roots are not severed, all is well. And all will be well in the garden," ... [Published Huffington Post - Oct 14 2014]
First reported Oct 14 2014 - Updated Oct 14 2014 - 1 reports

The Islamic State, gardening metaphors, and misinformation

Thomas Friedman yesterday likened the so-called Islamic State to an "invasive species" ("IS," get it?). Comparing the ideology of Islamic State to an invasive, noxious weed that needs tearing up by the roots is attractive for the purposes of writing a ... [Published Yahoo! News South Africa - Oct 14 2014]
First reported Oct 14 2014 - Updated Oct 14 2014 - 1 reports

Thomas Friedman proves yet again that he is not shy about showing his ignorance: on Rafidah

Given the shallowness of mind and his lack of abilities, Friedman typically takes something someone told him and builds an article about it.  Even with books: he does not read books, but interviews the author of books and asks them--given his lazy mind--to ... [Published The Angry Arab News Service/وكالة أنباء العربي ... - Oct 14 2014]
First reported Oct 14 2014 - Updated Oct 14 2014 - 1 reports

OPINION: Two pundits point toward a Mideast inevitability

At the end of September, two adjacent columns on the New York Times website pointed toward an inescapable conclusion, expressed in the last two sentences of the second column, which we will get to in a moment.The first column is by Thomas Friedman, who ... [Published Savannah Morning News - Oct 14 2014]

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Friedman said,  "there is a lot of fear of ebola and i will tell you, as the director of cdc, one of the things i fear about ebola is that it could spread more widely in africa. if this were to happen it could become a threat to our health system."
...He also blamed Washington for failures in the education system right now. "washington is cracked and leaking. the politicians need to settle on a flight plan so it can move far ahead" Friedman said, according to the Mercury News

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Judt on Brooks and Friedman’s role in pushing t... [Published Mondoweiss - 12 hours ago]
Fanning the anti-Syrian flames in Lebanon [Published Middle East Eye - 17 hours ago]
Gridlock or good government [Published Aiken Today - 23 hours ago]
This happened at the Congressional Ebola hearings [Published HLNTV.com - Oct 18 2014]
A Wrap-up of recent news: Oct. 18, 2014 [Published Times Dispatch - Oct 17 2014]
The China Dream: Personal aspiration vs state a... [Published The Nation - Thailand - Oct 17 2014]
Dinner raises $1.15M for Silicon Valley Ed Foun... [Published Education Dive - Oct 17 2014]
Obama Orders Airstrikes on Ebola (Satire) [Published Firedoglake - Oct 17 2014]
ALP remains mired in tired old ideas [Published The Australian - Oct 17 2014]
US-China 'most important bilateral' tie: Jimmy ... [Published CHINAdaily Africa - Oct 17 2014]
ADVANCING KNOWLEDGE, CHANGING LIVES [Published AASCU - Oct 16 2014]
Post-Unification German Studies: Momentum Gaine... [Published American Institute for Contemporary German Studies - Oct 16 2014]
Jaimini Bhagwati: The Pakistan stakes [Published Business Standard India - Oct 16 2014]
The Cold Realities of US Policy in Israel-Pales... [Published Middle East Research and Information Project - Oct 15 2014]
World View: NY Times Reveals Saddam Hussein Had... [Published Breitbart Feed - Oct 15 2014]
Wonkbook: Why the Obama administration won’t ov... [Published Ezra Klein - Oct 15 2014]
As health research funding declines, are the ri... [Published The Incidental Economist (Posts) - Oct 15 2014]
A Pump War? [Published RealClearPolitics - Homepage - Oct 15 2014]
Officials: Hanover teachers did not violate pol... [Published Times Dispatch - Oct 15 2014]
Being There With ISIS and Thomas L. Friedman [Published Huffington Post - Oct 14 2014]
The Islamic State, gardening metaphors, and mis... [Published Yahoo! News South Africa - Oct 14 2014]
Climate Change and the Smithsonian [Published Huffington Post - Oct 14 2014]
Shades of Brown [Published Indian Express - Oct 14 2014]
Thomas Friedman proves yet again that he is not... [Published The Angry Arab News Service/وكالة أنباء العربي ... - Oct 14 2014]
Who To Blame When You Get Ebola: A CDC Guide Fo... [Published The Happy Hospitalist - Oct 14 2014]
Fighting for the right to be elite in Beirut [Published Middle East Eye - Oct 14 2014]
Raymond Ibrahim on Obama, the Islamic State, an... [Published Frontpagemag.com - Oct 14 2014]
OPINION: Two pundits point toward a Mideast ine... [Published Savannah Morning News - Oct 14 2014]
Thomas Friedman's Foreign Policy Theories Based... [Published Gawker - Oct 13 2014]
The Left Is Viciously Pro-War [Published LewRockwell.com - Oct 13 2014]
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Judt on Brooks and Friedman’s role in pushing t... [Published Mondoweiss - 12 hours ago]
Tony Judt died in 2010. He was brave and true to himself to the end. I miss that voice, so I got his book Thinking the Twentieth Century, with Timothy Snyder  (2012). Here’s what Judt had to say about New York Times columnists David Brooks and Tom Friedman, ...
Obama Orders Airstrikes on Ebola (Satire) [Published Firedoglake - Oct 17 2014]
Lined Up and Ready to Go “The time has come to act,” said President Obama today after previously asserting robustly that it was previously not the time to act. “And so, I have ordered airstrikes commencing immediately on ebola. We won’t stop until ...
World View: NY Times Reveals Saddam Hussein Had... [Published Breitbart Feed - Oct 15 2014]
This morning's key headlines from GenerationalDynamics.com NY Times reveals Saddam Hussein had large quantities of WMDs Turkey-France meeting signals new confusion in Turkey's Syria policy WHO: Within two months, there may be 10,000 new Ebola cases ...
Wonkbook: Why the Obama administration won’t ov... [Published Ezra Klein - Oct 15 2014]
Welcome to Wonkbook, Wonkblog’s morning policy news primer by Puneet Kollipara ( @pkollipara ). To subscribe by e-mail, click  here . Send comments, criticism or ideas to Wonkbook at Washpost dot com. To read more by the Wonkblog team, click  here . Follow ...
As health research funding declines, are the ri... [Published The Incidental Economist (Posts) - Oct 15 2014]
The US has reduced its commitment to health research . The decline in support for health research has many  consequences , none of them good. One consequence may be to concentrate health research funding in a small number of institutions. You can see ...
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