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Weekly Pulse: "Racist" Tanning Tax and Other Absurd Objections to Health Care Reform

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger While President Obama signed the final piece of the health care reform bill into law on Tuesday, oppon...

The Double Standard World of Sarah Palin

Jeffrey Shaffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeffrey Shaffer

I wonder if Sarah Palin is trying to single-handedly create a new Olympic event called the "Double Standard"? She's certainly pulled way ahead of all competition.

"Let's Get Lost": A Final Playlist for an Island Full of Great Memories

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

More than any other show in recent memory, Lost required our full attention and rewarded that sort of dedicating viewing with its singular elusive excellence.

Glenn Beck '9/12 Project' Members Are Among Protesters Arrested For Disrupting Congress

The Hill | Jordy Yager | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The two men Capitol Police arrested for disrupting Congress on Sunday belong to an offshoot of Glenn Beck's "912 Project."...

Anthony Weiner: Glenn Beck's Goldline Connection 'Possibly Illegal' (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Glenn Beck's controversial sponsorship by Goldline, a California-based gold dealer, was the focus of a critical report released Tuesday by Rep. Anthon...

Iowa Congressman And Glenn Beck Agree: Sunday Health Care Vote Is 'An Affront To God'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Glenn Beck and Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) expressed harmonized outrage on Beck's radio program Thursday about news that the House might vote on the heal...

WATCH: Glenn Beck Reads From Journal, Says God Is Truth At Liberty University Graduation

Huffington Post | Leah Finnegan | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Fox News Host Glenn Beck was recognized at Liberty University this weekend for his "tireless efforts to preserve the American ideal." Beck gave the ...

Hollywood Swinging: Your Winning Oscar Party Playlist

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

Here is your free Oscar Party playlist put together in order to make everyone feel like an Academy Award-winner -- or less of an Academy Award-loser -- on Sunday night.

Michele Bachmann Overdrive: GOP Accelerates Down Fallacy Lane

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

Reality does not treat conservatives well, so they create a parallel universe in which truth is defined as anything stated more than once by more than one pundit in one news cycle.

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Dave Hackel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Hackel

I don't know who devises and disseminates the GOP's talking points, but they're brilliant. And since brilliance is not a quality that I readily associate with Michael Steele, I'm guessing it's Roger Ailes.

Glenn Beck's Message: It Is Happening Here

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Sirota

Let's pause and give thanks to Glenn Beck. No, seriously -- that's what he's due.

"Everything Is Broken": A Playlist for Our Broken Government

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

In music, when a record "breaks," it's a good thing. In Washington, when our government "breaks," it's generally a bad, bad thing. At least that's what I got from Senator Evan Bayh.

Cosmic Justice Comes to Fox

Philip Goldberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Philip Goldberg

What is the significance of a show requiring viewers to buy-in to karma and reincarnation? To me, it indicates that society's notion of cosmic justice is undergoing a seismic shift.

Fighting the Ghost of Cheney Past

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

How do you fight a ghost? That is the dilemma we face as the bitter battle for rationalism and sanity rages on in the era of Cheney-Palin-Beck. The radical right of the GOP has perfected the art of misinformation.

Glenn Beck Accuses Tea Party Candidate Of Being A 9/11 Truther (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Texas gubernatorial candidate and Tea Party activist Debra Medina has been creating quite a stir in Texas politics lately. Recent polls showed that sh...

Sarah Palin for President

Dave Hackel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Hackel

I think "Palin For President" has a nice ring to it. And I've got a lot of reasons.

"Let's Get Lost": A Playlist for Island-bound Lost Fans

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

I really love Lost. And as our shared excitement builds, here are some TV Island Discs to celebrate our time on the Island.

The Populist Insurgency and Foreign Policy: Why Non-Interventionists are Marginalized?

Leon T. Hadar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Leon T. Hadar

The White House's decision to pursue a Bush/neoconservative-Lite foreign policy makes it difficult for them to try to exploit populist sentiments by trying to project a less interventionist foreign policy.

Michele Bachmann To Join Glenn Beck At Conservative Conference In St. Louis

Minnesota Independent | Andy Birkey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Michele Bachmann will head to St. Louis next week to speak at the Educational Policy Conference 21 put on by the Constitutional Coalition, a Miss...

May All Your Wishes Come True

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

Obama is what we've got, and no matter how "disappointed" we might be, that sentiment pales in comparison to the devastation we will witness if the opposing Party once again occupies the Oval Office.

Will Ferrell Sings Free Bird On Conan's Last Show (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

After seven months, Conan's run on the "Tonight Show" has come to an end. After an hour with Tom Hanks, Steve Carell and Neil Young, Will Ferrell clos...

Conan O'Brien's Last "Tonight Show": Tom Hanks, Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, And More! (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Alex Leo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

"Ladies and Gentlemen, we have exactly one hour to steal every single item in this studio," Conan O'Brien said, opening his last "Tonight Show" after ...

Newsflash: Teabaggers Are a Bust and Most People Haven't Heard of Glenn Beck

Bill Scher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Scher

The real story of the conservative movement in 2009 is that it has been a colossal failure where it counts: effecting policy.

Old Musical Dogs Learning New Internet Tricks

Shawn Amos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Shawn Amos

This is the Age of the Artist. In a world where equipment, distribution, and Paypal are in the hands of everyone, only talent will matter. The days of the middleman are (almost) over. Viva la revolucion de music.

Glenn Beck: 'African-American Is A Bogus, PC, Made-Up Term... Not A Race'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The topic of race identification on the upcoming census was brought up on Glenn Beck's radio program this morning, and controversial statements ensued...