It seems that politicians are now taking a page from Rush Limbaugh by claiming they are fighting absurdity with absurdity.
In the wake of the Sandra Fluke vs. Rush Limbaugh media frenzy, we've begun to ask some very interesting questions. The queries popping up over the Fluke-Limbaugh controversy has brought a question to my mind: What if Sandra Fluke were a woman of color?
Conservative groups in particular found power and leverage with so-called wedge issues such as abortion and gay marriage in the past. With contraception, however, they've awoken the sleeping giant voting majority who don't want their ovaries to be debated.
Rush Limbaugh's personal name-calling of Sandra Fluke has ignited a firestorm of debate about the role of words in politics and in society. We all understand the power of his words.
Though the advertising boycott of Rush Limbaugh is significant for its size and scope, it will ultimately prove ineffectual in dislodging him from his commanding perch above the talk-radio world.
It seems the Bible never referred to Mary Magdalene as a prostitute. A Catholic Pope did.
The issues that really are important to consumers -- jobs, education, the cost of a college education, health care -- are being overlooked in favor of substance-less, mudslinging attacks that don't address problems and don't provide plans.
As a community, we are beginning to stand up to the GOP assault on our families via their hyper-racialized "self deportation" policies. We need also to begin to vocalize on the other issues that directly affect our families' well being
The repercussions of Rush Limbaugh's truly ugly attacks on Susan Fluke won't be known until November. But if you remember 1982, there was a voter phenomenon, "The Bradley Effect," that has lingered in the public consciousness ever since, and may well come into play in 2012.
This Women's History Month marks the long-awaited emergence of a new post-Roe generation of women who are reframing the women's rights movement and discourse. March is, quite possibly, revealing the first stirrings of our own Women's Spring.
The Obama administration mandated that private plans cover contraception because doing so will save money, unlike coverage of Rush's Viagra, which does cost the taxpayers money if he bought it through an employer-provided plan.
It's easy to blame women, who appear to be ascendant. After all, aren't women getting the good jobs, taking the graduate degrees, becoming self-sufficient? Who needs men? I do.
I have spent the past few days with a gigantic smile on my face, deriving the utmost pleasure from the travails of Rush Limbaugh -- the man who had me convinced for nearly 15 years that global warming was a hoax.
Why do I say that? I don't mean they are actually on the take. Too Third World. But they are fundamentally corrupt insofar as they tweak every decision they make that bears on politics in favor of the Republican party.
Why has Bozell refused to speak out in any meaningful way on Limbaugh? Does he think it's weakness for conservatives to apologize when they've clearly done wrong?
Colorado Springs talk-radio host Jimmy Lakey went into a jag on his 740 KVOR talk show about how in the world Fluke's birth control could cost so much.