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A Clunky Way to Spend Billions

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Charles Karel Bouley

The recent Cash for Clunker legislation passed by Congress as part of the $106 billion war funding bill is a complete and total waste of a billion dollars short term, four billion long term.

Finding A New Voice

Lizz Winstead | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Lizz Winstead

Now there were many types of fallout, but to those of us who made our living as political satirists, questioning our government was still an unwelcome programming pitch.

Two Parties No Party for America

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles Karel Bouley

Our leaders have all morphed in to one large, non-identified, political animal that proports to stand for something but has ended up standing for very little at all.

What Rush Limbaugh Really Thinks of You

Ken Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ken Levine

At my lunch with Rush Limbaugh, I was very surprised by how down-to-earth he appeared to be. Self deprecating, easy going, and very candid.

More Macaroni, Bon Voyage Viagra: Why Prescription Medicines Should Not Be Advertised

Brian Ross | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Brian Ross

Patients who can buy a generic often do not, either because they are sold on an ad, afraid that there is something inferior about the generic, or the doctor pushes the brand name drug.

Wait, Wait and the Party of Psychotic No!

Denis Campbell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Denis Campbell

Republicans, if your party ever wants to come in from w-a-a-y out of the wilderness, you need to lighten up, suck it up and shut the hell up for at least a few weeks.

Google's Attempt To Revolutionize Radio Ad Sales Fails

Wall Street Journal | JESSICA E. VASCELLARO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Google Inc.'s foray into selling radio ads was supposed to show how its online-advertising brainpower could revolutionize an old-fashioned people busi...

Marine's Deaths Focus Pentagon and Civilians on Motorcycle Safety

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Charles Karel Bouley

As America retools and rethinks the way we move about, motorcycles have got to be part of the national solution.

Joe the Plumber is Queer

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles Karel Bouley

Time to evolve past Joe the Plumber, past Rush Limbaugh, past the politics and ideology that verge on those that launched the Spanish Inquisition.

The Majority of Muslims Who Attend Mosque Weekly Feel Torturing For Their Cause Is Just**

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles Karel Bouley

It's time America wake up to the fact that Christians in this country have become just as radicalized (albeit in other ways) as those who pervert Islam (or insert religion here) elsewhere.

A Terrorized City and Traumatized Nation

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles Karel Bouley

Never again, we won't be terrorized, we can't let them win, we're more prepared than ever before.

Limbaugh's Dirty Little Secret of Radio "Success"

Bill Mann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bill Mann

So why is Rush's show so "popular?" Why do hundreds of stations around the country carry his show, the most widely syndicated talkfest in the country? The real story is not generally well-known.

Maddow's Unusual Transition to TV

Bill Mann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bill Mann

The thoughtful Maddow has established a lower-key approach with her "just the facts, ma'am" essays, and she's carved out an important niche for herself at MSNBC.

The Eagles vs. the Censors: Poll Results

Keith Thomson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Keith Thomson

Approximately 7,000 respondents who took the poll on HuffPost vehemently disagree with the censoring of the word "goddamn in the song "Life In The Fast Lane" -- at a rate of 98%.

One Congolese Woman Uses Radio As A Weapon Against Rape

Kelly Nuxoll | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kelly Nuxoll

As newspapers crumble in the U.S., radio is flourishing in the Congo. It's not a tactic to keep the media in business, however; it's a weapon, and women are the unlikely ones wielding it.

The Fighting Spirit: What are Don Imus' Chances of Beating Prostate Cancer?

Ben Sherwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ben Sherwood

Imus is a tough guy, people will say, and he'll whip this disease like a defenseless guest on his show. But does the fighting spirit really make a difference in this kind of survival challenge?

Montel Williams Gets Air America Show "Montel Across America"

Reuters | Steve Gorman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Veteran TV personality Montel Williams has signed a deal to host a new flagship talk show on Air America, the struggling radio...

Paul Harvey... Good Day

Ken Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ken Levine

Paul Harvey was the greatest salesman that ever lived. I used to listen to him every chance I got, not for the news, not for the profile of the guy who invented leotards, but for the commercials.

Celine Dion is Stalking You

Timothy Karr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Timothy Karr

The Local Community Radio Act would unleash the potential of new music for millions of listeners across the country. The bill tasks Washington with licensing thousands of Low Power FM radio stations (known in radio geekdom as LPFM).

Behind President Hugo Chavez (AUDIO)

Worldfocus | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Venezuelans recently voted for a referendum to end term limits, which could potentially extend President Hugo Chávez's term indefinitely. Chávez i...

Sirius Could File For Bankruptcy As Early As Tuesday

AP | DEBORAH YAO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Financially strapped Sirius XM Radio Inc. said Friday that it could file for bankruptcy as early as Tuesday if it cannot successfully negotiate with t...

Jordanian Government Rejects Jordan Valley Women' Radio

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Women from the Jordan valley produce programming from their community. We are able to do what appears to be an illegal act in a totally legal way.

Critics Say U.S. Radio Program for Darfur Goes Soft on Sudan

Sheri Fink | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sheri Fink

Funded by the U.S. State Department, Radio Afia Darfur, a half-hour shortwave radio program, is beamed three times a day into war-torn Darfur, Sudan, and refugee-packed eastern Chad.

Obama on my Lap(top)

Kate Southwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Kate Southwood

Obama's use of the Internet indicates not only political savvy and an understanding of the Internet's vast power, it suggests a crucial understanding of how Roosevelt succeeded.

To Live and Die in L.A. -- the Passing of Indie 103.1

Max Tolkoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Max Tolkoff

A brief look at an entity that gave hope and voice to many a struggling band. It's entirely possible we will never experience this type of radio again in our lifetime.