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Sarah Palin for President

Dave Hackel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Hackel

I think "Palin For President" has a nice ring to it. And I've got a lot of reasons.

"Let's Get Lost": A Playlist for Island-bound Lost Fans

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

I really love Lost. And as our shared excitement builds, here are some TV Island Discs to celebrate our time on the Island.

The Populist Insurgency and Foreign Policy: Why Non-Interventionists are Marginalized?

Leon T. Hadar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Leon T. Hadar

The White House's decision to pursue a Bush/neoconservative-Lite foreign policy makes it difficult for them to try to exploit populist sentiments by trying to project a less interventionist foreign policy.

Michele Bachmann To Join Glenn Beck At Conservative Conference In St. Louis

Minnesota Independent | Andy Birkey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Michele Bachmann will head to St. Louis next week to speak at the Educational Policy Conference 21 put on by the Constitutional Coalition, a Miss...

May All Your Wishes Come True

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

Obama is what we've got, and no matter how "disappointed" we might be, that sentiment pales in comparison to the devastation we will witness if the opposing Party once again occupies the Oval Office.

Conan O'Brien's Last "Tonight Show": Tom Hanks, Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, And More! (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Alex Leo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

"Ladies and Gentlemen, we have exactly one hour to steal every single item in this studio," Conan O'Brien said, opening his last "Tonight Show" after ...

Will Ferrell Sings Free Bird On Conan's Last Show (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

After seven months, Conan's run on the "Tonight Show" has come to an end. After an hour with Tom Hanks, Steve Carell and Neil Young, Will Ferrell clos...

Voters Are Turning Up The Heat While Congress Struggles To Understand

Jennifer Donahue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jennifer Donahue

When members of the House and Senate return home, they will probably face the wrath they did last summer in town hall meetings. It is not anger aimed towards one party, or one president.

Pure Insanity: Making Sense Of 'News' And Politics

Dave Hackel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dave Hackel

It keeps happening -- every day the "news" is filled with statements that give me no other choice than to just shake my head and say, "Huh?" These stories and ideas just don't compute.

Newsflash: Teabaggers Are a Bust and Most People Haven't Heard of Glenn Beck

Bill Scher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Scher

The real story of the conservative movement in 2009 is that it has been a colossal failure where it counts: effecting policy.

Old Musical Dogs Learning New Internet Tricks

Shawn Amos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Shawn Amos

This is the Age of the Artist. In a world where equipment, distribution, and Paypal are in the hands of everyone, only talent will matter. The days of the middleman are (almost) over. Viva la revolucion de music.

Glenn Beck: 'African-American Is A Bogus, PC, Made-Up Term... Not A Race'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The topic of race identification on the upcoming census was brought up on Glenn Beck's radio program this morning, and controversial statements ensued...

"The World Is Full of Crashing Bores": A Party Playlist for Tareq and Michaele Salahi

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

Here's a playlist for America's latest fun couple to be used at the very next party they crash together.

Ten Records That Made This Cruddy Decade a Little More Bearable

Tony Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tony Sachs

The ten records that made my decade may not be the most cutting-edge or most obscure or significant of groundbreaking. But they're mine, and I love 'em all passionately. Here's my soundtrack to the decade of "Mission Accomplished."

What If Obama Had Turned Down The Nobel?

Dave Hackel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dave Hackel

When it was announced that President Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize, he gave the perfect "I'll say it so you don't have to" response. He said that h...

Glenn Beck Pays Al Franken A Compliment (AUDIO)

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Glenn Beck gave an unexpected -- albeit long-winded and backhanded -- compliment to Senator Al Franken on his radio program Wednesday morning. Beck ad...

Glenn Beck, Fox Win: Mount Vernon Mayor Will Restrict Press As Beck Receives Key To City

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

UPDATE: Press will be allowed to cover the Mount Vernon, Washington event where Glenn Beck will receive a key to the city, after all. The Seattle T...

The Damage that Time has Done

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

Time's cover is the beginning of a rehab job for Glenn Beck. The magazine is trying once again to make it okay for people to sponsor this "person".

Time Magazine Gives Glenn Beck a Rave Review

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Joseph A. Palermo

David Von Drehle's article is a clinic for journalism students who wish to learn about faux balance, false equivalencies, straw men, and omissions of important facts.

A New Number for a New Era: From 9/11 to 350

Billy Parish | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Billy Parish

Until we change our lifestyle, the Earth will remain in the danger zone. There is still time to bring carbon dioxide levels back down, but it's going to take a major transformation in how we think and act.

"Idiot Wind": A Mind-Expanding Playlist for Glenn Beck

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
David Wild

Glenn Beck started out as a Top 40 DJ, so on behalf of all the lefties out there who are busy ruining this great nation, here's my personal playlist for this fallen jockey who just keeps steering to the right.

Cable News Catches the Slime Flu from Talk Radio

Bill Mann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bill Mann

When CNN's Big Lou Dobbs recently went off the deep end, did he also drain the press (as well as the swimming) pool?

The Meaning of Treason

Ariel Gonzalez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ariel Gonzalez

I first read Rebecca West's Meaning of Treason in the 1990s. At the time I was more interested in the looping grace of West's sentences than in h...

You Better Sit Down Kids: An Only Mildly Exploitative Playlist for Jon & Kate Plus 8

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

When all those overexposed boys and girls turn eighteen, I pledge to burn the following songs and have them airdropped into whatever compound the family is then holed up in.

Glenn Beck Spins the Holocaust Museum Shooting

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Joseph A. Palermo

Somewhere behind Beck's talking points there is real thinking going on. No one should dismiss Beck as a hack or "entertainer." He is a propagandist.