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Oklahoma's Draconian Anti-Choice Law and the Radicalization of America Under Obama

Peter Daou | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Daou

The brief moment in late 2008 when 'hope' was more than just a slogan is long gone. In its place we have an increasingly radicalized public and the imposition of rules and regulations that would do the 18th century proud.

Joe Scarborough & Mika Brzezinski's Radio Show To Be Expanded, Revamped Following Hiatus

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski are putting their radio show on a brief hiatus as the show is retooled and expanded to three hours. The hosts of ...

Why Are There So Few Women On Chicago Radio?

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Betty Loren-Maltese -- the former Cicero town president recently released from prison -- is scheduled to co-host on WVON radio Monday. Whatever you th...

Glenn Beck: the Televangelist Con Man Selling God's Plan for America

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bob Cesca

If religious zealots blur the line between what happens in the pulpit and what happens in Congress, it's that much easier for Congress to tax and regulate what happens in the pulpit. Be careful what you wish for, Beck and Palin.

Americans Simply Don't Do Sacrifice Anymore

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

Instead of prayer, the president could have asked us all in his address to make sacrifices towards the goal of weaning ourselves off of fossil fuels. It wouldn't have hurt. But it would have been mostly ignored.

Exposing Glenn Beck as a Dangerous Fraud, Part 2

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bob Cesca

Beck owes it to his audience to "step out of character" and admit, on his show, that he's staging an elaborate hoax. His hero Orson Welles did it, and so can he.

Does Limbaugh Matter?

Mark Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Green

The dirty secret of talk radio is that doing well electronically is different than electorally. Limbaugh and Beck surely succeed by the metrics of the media, but three percent of the vote is not so hot.

Letters Threatening Governors; Talk Radio's War of The Worlds Moment

Stephen Herrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Herrington

Orson Wells was censured for scaring millions people. But talk jocks tell tales of scare everyday as a matter of journalistic prerogative, and the FCC has little influence on the content of broadcasts.

Alan Grayson Faces the Limbaugh Onslaught ... Again

Howie Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howie Klein

It came as no surprise to anyone when Limbaugh launched into another childish tirade against Congressman Grayson, the member of Congress the extreme right fears most.

Is the Anger in American Political Discourse Good or Bad?

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dr. Jim Taylor

The ever-expanding universe of new media has given rise to an industry of misinformation and anger, the goal of which is to repel ideas that conflict with one's own.

Advice For the Mad and Worried

Tom Morris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Tom Morris

The number one emotion or attitude in our nation and around the world right now just might be anger. The blood pressure of humanity is through the roo...

A Recipe for Civil Political Discourse

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Jim Taylor

Is it even possible to have a civil and substantive conversation about politics between people of differing (opposing!) ideologies these days?

Con Games: Talk About Crazy

Michael Conniff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Conniff

Call me crazy, but I like this country the way it is. I'm a liberal talk show host. I'm not packing. I'm not afraid of a thing.

The Great Thing About the Health Care Law That Has Passed? It Will Save Republican Lives, Too

Michael Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Moore

Please, my Republican friends, if you can, take a quiet moment away from your AM radio and cable news network this morning and be happy for your country. We're doing better. And we're doing it for you, too.

Think Again: Listen Up, Progressives: Talk Radio Matters

Eric Alterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Alterman

Did you know that when the White House and members of the media mention "code words like 'diversity' and 'equality'" what they are really proposing is...

Majority Rule -- Majority Party Major Mistake

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles Karel Bouley

So the minority president from the majority party has finally given the majority party permission to rule by majority vote. Unfortunately, this may be too little too late.

Boycotting Beck on Fox "News" - an issue of credibillity

Sue Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Sue Wilson

What started as a Twitter campaign by a law-school student in Madison, Wisconsin has morphed into Glenn Beck's worst nightmare: advertisers are dropping him like flies, losing all from the UK.

John McCain Faces J.D. Hayworth's Challenge From The Right In Arizona

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

PHOENIX -- J. D. Hayworth is a large man, and to compensate for his indulgences, he hits the elliptical trainer every morning at 4, zipping along to a...

The Dick Gibson Show by Stanley Elkin

Daniel Krotz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Daniel Krotz

What Elkin is saying in The Dick Gibson Show is that Americans want to hear what they want to hear -- and will seek out radio personalities who agree to whisper sweet nothings into their ears.

Michael Brown, Former FEMA Director, Hosting His Own Radio Show

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Former Federal Emergency Management Agency director Michael Brown, best known for botching the government's response to Hurricane Katrina, can now be ...

What's Left? An Interview With Jennifer Nedeau, Former Director of Digital Strategy, Air America Media

Chrissie Brodigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Chrissie Brodigan

Air America's end reveals a great opportunity that the left needs to find a way to fill and fill fast. The right is surpassing the left in both its simple use of existing tools as well as innovation of new tools.

The Death of Air America: Why Liberals Fail at Talk Radio

Nathan Harden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Nathan Harden

Conservatives like to say that liberals aren't successful on the radio simply because their ideas don't hold up. But I have a formula that better explains it.

When Pundits Attack: The Beck-Brooks Fight

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ari Melber

After the summer of townhalls and what's shaping up as the autumn of Glenn Beck, it is hard to see things through David Brooks' bifocals.

David Sirota To Permanently Replace Jay Marvin On Talk Radio AM 760

Westword | Michael Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Jay Marvin has been unable to helm the AM 760 morning show since early March due to a life-threatening health crisis we've documented in this space. ...

KBCO Abandoning Boulder

Claire Walter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Claire Walter

KBCO, established in 1977 and as much a part of the Boulder landscape as the Flatirons, Chautauqua Park and the University of Colorado campus, is planning to pull up stakes this spring.