The attack on the satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo has ignited a number of conversations about free speech. Unfortunately most of the media people who talk about free speech either don't understand it or intentionally mislead their viewers.
Rush Limbaugh thinks the next James Bond should be played by a white actor. It's not fair. White people get all the good roles -- like the actor who currently plays the comical Rush Limbaugh character.
After the death of NYPD officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos a week ago, Giuliani spewed the following bit of hate about President Obama: "We've had four months of propaganda starting with the president that everybody should hate the police."
Answer this question truthfully for me: Who's worse these days, people who say or write offensive stuff or the people who get really offended by it? Once upon a time, I imagine the obvious answer was the offenders, but with the way things are now, I honestly think the offended may have become the bigger problem.
Just as Scrooge had to set things right in order to "keep Christmas," so too must the American people.
Every time I try to wean myself off Howard Stern, he pulls me back in, as Michael Corleone would say. Stern, capable of the funniest and/or most vile radio content to be heard, often turns so candid an interview that it puts Barbara Walters to shame.
Pretending to know what it's like to be black in America isn't even remotely close to actually being black in America.
No president in our nation's history has ever been castigated, condemned, mocked, insulted, derided, and degraded on a scale even close to the constantly ugly attacks on President Obama. From the day he assumed office -- indeed, even before he assumed office -- he was subjected to unprecedented insults in often the most hateful terms.
For too long Rush Limbaugh and Fox news have been fighting an imaginary enemy. There never really was a war on Christmas, until today! Come and get me.
The media was wrong, and the White House was right. Still, many of us in the media won't admit it. Therefore, I'd like to apologize to you. We should probably make a better effort to understand policy, before we attempt to comment on it. And we should probably also admit, once and for all, that the President was born in America.
Sam Shepard and Stephen Rea have collaborated on projects for 40 years, ever since Shepard directed Rea in a Royal Court production of Shepard's Geography of a Horse Dreamer.
To restore legitimacy and trust, we need a second era of democracy based on integrity and accountability, and with stronger, more open institutions, active citizen citizenship and a culture of public discourse and participation.
Throughout the country, as states voted for Republican candidates for office, they largely voted against GOP policies in their initiative and referendum positions.
Sandra Fluke and Ben Allen are the somewhat similar, often labeled "progressive" candidates vying for a state Senate seat being vacated by State Senator Ted Lieu who is a shoe-in to represent the 33rd Congressional District in Washington, D.C.
Limbaugh is at the end of the day an entertainer, and his patronizing pronouncements don't come from the Republican Party. But it's not hard to see why unmarried women and other members of the Rising American Electorate would reject political candidates who share his views.
Criticizing the president during wartime is fine, as long as it's based on reality and facts. Hypocrisy, on the other hand, isn't fine. You either support the president, any president, in wartime or you don't. You can't have it both ways.