Instead of using his platform to inform viewers and listeners, inspire democratic debate and intelligent discourse, Mr. Limbaugh seems to delight in using his position to spew vitriol.
I've come to realize over the past few years that real opportunities are few and far between. No matter what the situation, they all require one simple thing: you need to see them when they come.
It's reasonable to expect that both productions could dredge up enough semi-dormant Clinton controversy to negatively impact her. So for the RNC to go absolutely RepubliBonkers over programming which it knows little about seems monumentally ill-advised.
Rush Limbaugh has sunk to new lows. I usually dismiss his incendiary comments, but I can't ignore them when he takes on two things that matter deeply to me: Christianity and climate change.
By opting to publicly negotiate its contract and making it clear the broadcast company is willing to walk away from his program, Cumulus has delivered a once unthinkable blow to Limbaugh's industry prestige.
Seeing liberal bloggers declare victory about how a boycott of these shows' sponsors led to this makes my hair stand on end for four reasons. First, that's not at all what happened, as these shows will land elsewhere.
Huma Abedin is more than just her Islam. The extremely reductionist approach that many journalists and media outlets have comfortably taken when dealing with Islam and Muslims is getting pretty ridiculous at this point.
Years ago, studying a map of the United States, I felt embarrassed when I realized that Florida looked like a dick hanging off the bottom of the country. Nobody seemed to notice it but me back then, and if they did they never talked about it. Well, that's changed.
In the first couple of years following the 2008 election of Barack Obama as president, the political sense was that the true leader of the U.S. Republ...
The trial, and the irresponsible right-wing commentary surrounding it, represents the latest example of how the conservative press remains incapable of dealing honestly with issues that the nation grapples with when an African-American (Democrat) sits in the White House.
The PolitiChicks are a group of conservative women who claim to be covering "the most important issues and events of the day." And, apparently, one of those important issues last week was deciding who should be considered America's "hottest conservative supermen."
Today, it's time for a rant about "Fox News." Yes, yes, I know. It's sort of like spitting in the wind. But sometimes you just have to vent.
The Republicans have become the voice of an angry opposition but are no longer involved in governance in a meaningful way. This is good for Obama, but probably not for the country.
You see, the problem with so much in religion today is that it's always all about becoming something other than who we are... all about getting somewhere other than where we are. For this, and a lot other reasons, people have given up on religion.
Who could've guessed that force-feeding horror stories about terrorism into minds of the American public and news media in order to establish a massive eavesdropping infrastructure would give rise to the NSA's intelligence gathering operations just several years later?
Do I really believe that Limbaugh has evolved beyond partisanship? No, the sun still rises in the East. But I'm grinning because I've learned that at the end of the day America only works when it represents its people, and it's fun to see Rush learn that lesson too.