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Roseanne Barr's recently rebooted "Roseanne" was canceled Tuesday after firing off an offensive tweet. Miss Barr, seen here with co-star John Goodman, apologized and said she would be leaving Twitter. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

'Roseanne': The hazards of social media for celebrities, journalists, politicians

The instant cancellation of ABC's "Roseanne" following Roseanne Barr's unfortunate tweet on Tuesday carries with it a hefty lesson for celebrities, comedians, politicians, actors, journalists and others whose professional work environment includes a social media presence. It can be fraught with peril at times. Published May 29, 2018

A recent editorial in the Harvard Crimson, the student publication of Harvard University, calls for more acceptance of conservative students. (Associated Press)

Shocker: Harvard students demand campus 'diversity' extend to conservatives

Prepare for an ivy-covered cultural moment. A new editorial in the Harvard Crimson — the student publication of Harvard University — now calls for the campus to be more accepting of conservative students following an extensive 18-month "diversity and inclusion" study by the university's administration which found that only a "startling" 1.5 percent of the faculty identified as conservative while 83.2 percent are liberal. Published May 27, 2018

In this file photo, motorcyclists cross the Memorial Bridge during the 30th anniversary of the Rolling Thunder 'Ride for Freedom' demonstration in Washington, Sunday, May 28, 2017. Rolling Thunder seeks to bring full accountability for all U.S. prisoners of war and missing in action (POW/MIA) soldiers. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Rolling Thunder still a roaring voice for POWs, MIAs after 31 years

Thirty one years ago, Vietnam vets Artie Muller and Ray Manzo agreed they were plenty disturbed by news reports that suggested Americans were still being held as prisoners of war. They also agreed it was time to draw attention to the issue, and to "never forget" POWs, those who never made it home and fellow veterans who were struggling to adjust to civilian life. Published May 26, 2018

What's really happening between the U.S. and North Korea? The art of the deal may be in progress. President Trump's 1987 book may hold some major insight. (Ballantine Books)

Art of the deal, North Korea edition

A diplomatic breakthrough between the United States and North Korea has stalled for the time being, prompting alarm, scorn and glee among President Trump's critics. But wait. Seasoned observers know that diplomacy is a work in progress, full of tweaks and maneuvers. Deals often follow the same trajectory. Is it time to consult Mr. Trump's 1987 book "The Art of the Deal" to figure out which strategic tactic the president could be using here? Maybe. Published May 24, 2018

Secretary of Defense James Mattis speaks at the Air Force Academy graduation in Colorado Springs, Colo. on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. (Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette via AP)

A Mattis moment: The warrior ethos

"Your mission begins," Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis advised 983 graduating cadets at the U.S. Air Force Academy commencement Wednesday, urging them to take ownership of the future of the Air Force itself, to leave complacency out of the equation, lead by example and "embrace and enjoy the beauty of the unexpected." Published May 23, 2018

U.S. Army Sgt. Artie Muller, founder and national executive director of Rolling Thunder, Inc. (Photo by The Washington Times.)

Three decades and counting ... for POW/MIA

It is an image of focus, determination and strength. Here stands Artie Muller, his gaze steady, his denim vest bearing an American flag and a POW emblem. This is a photo from another age, from the early days of Rolling Thunder. The world has changed since then — but not Artie Muller, an Army vet who co-founded the patriotic group over three decades ago to draw attention to the cause of prisoners of war and those who never made it home. He's still got the iron will to honor the original mission, and inspire others to do the same. Published May 23, 2018

Rush Limbaugh and other journalists have wondered if there is a "deep media" at work against the Trump administration. (AP Photo)

Rush Limbaugh coins a handy new term: 'The deep media'

"Deep media." Talk radio host Rush Limbaugh coined this handy new term during a broadcast this week to designate those news organizations who appear sympathetic or cooperative with the "deep state" - the shadow government rumored to be at work against President Trump and his administration. Published May 23, 2018

FILE - In this April 12, 2018 file photo, FOX News personality Sean Hannity attends The Hollywood Reporter's annual 35 Most Powerful People in Media event in New York. Hannity interviewed with Trump legal adviser Rudolph Giuliani Wednesday, who said that Trump had reimbursed lawyer Michael Cohen for paying $130,000 in hush money to adult film star Stormy Daniels so she wouldn't talk about her alleged affair with the president. Trump had previously said he was not aware of the payment. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Hannity, Limbaugh named 'most important' on radio

Talkers Magazine — a primary industry source for the talk radio realm — has issued the "Heavy Hundred," an annual list naming the most important talk radio hosts in America. The emphasis is on "important," the judges say. The news organization bases judgment calls on a mix of factors which include courage, effort, impact, longevity, potential, ratings, recognition, revenue, service, talent and uniqueness. Published May 22, 2018

Former President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama just signed a new contract to produce new programming for Netflix. (Associated Press)

Protests follow Obama alliance with Netflix

Former President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama have been an emphatic public presence since they departed the White House on the afternoon of Jan. 20, 2017. The website has been rebranded as "The Office of Barack and Michelle Obama," offering a clear point of contact, a built-in video titled "We Love You Back" and a takeaway message that states "change — big change — takes many years." Published May 21, 2018

In a series of tweets Sunday, President Trump said he would demand the Department of Justice figure out if his campaign was infiltrated. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Trump 'takes charge' of deep state influence

In his inimitable style, President Trump took to Twitter in the last 24 hours, producing nine tweets centered on the Russian collusion investigation, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's deleted emails and other matters. One tweet fixated analysts, however. Mr. Trump demanded that the Department of Justice figure out if anyone within that federal agency or the FBI "infiltrated or surveilled the Trump campaign for political purposes" — and if the requests to do so were initiated within the Obama administration. The president vowed to make this demand official Monday. Published May 20, 2018

President Trump's tweets reach about 76 percent of the U.S., says a poll. And Democrats interact with them more than Republicans do. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Now that's power: Trump tweets reach 76% of the nation

The man has 52 million followers and an incredible knack for transforming complex issues into compelling, spirited missives. Yes, we are talking President Trump, who remains victorious in his battle to get the truth before the American public. And now we have definitive numbers about the power of the tweeter-in-chief. Published May 17, 2018