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Blame It on Dick Cheney, Blame It on Obama: Pop Music Gets Political

David Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
David Parker

  • "My Life Would Suck Without You," Kelly Clarkson. Centrists love this song because Harry Reid used it to convince Arlen Specter to become a Democrat.

  • Heineken Is Just Our Friend (VIDEO)

    Mark Blankenship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
    Mark Blankenship

    Have you seen this new Heineken commercial, "Let a Stranger Drive You Home?" Last week, it shot Biz Markie's 1990 hit "Just a Friend" onto the iTunes bestsellers list.

    "Jailhouse Talk"

    Jerry Zezima | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
    Jerry Zezima

    I knew it was only a matter of time before my journalistic crimes landed me in jail. I just didn't think I would end up on Rikers Island.

    How Bob Marley's Songs of Freedom Led to Barack Obama's Message of Hope

    Casey Gane-McCalla | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
    Casey Gane-McCalla

    Both Obama and Marley had the ability to rally people of African descent under the banner of black pride and people of all other races under the banner of unity.

    Obama Changes The Rap Game

    Daniel Riggs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
    Daniel Riggs

    Hip-hop music has always acted as a sort of watchdog for political movement. Lyrics range from anti-American to revolutionary to ideas that encourage listeners to simply stay aware.

    Interview: Singer/Songwriter Lizzy Grant on Cheap Thrills, Elvis, The Flamingos, Trailer Parks, and Coney Island

    Felicia C. Sullivan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
    Felicia C. Sullivan

    Lizzy Grant: I like things that go fast, things with bright colors, things that taste good. At Coney Island, you can get a Coca Cola, ride the roller coaster, and watch everybody.

    The Need for a Performance Right

    Ann Chaitovitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
    Ann Chaitovitz

    Because we do not have a performance right, performers, labels, and our economy) lose more than 100M dollars annually that is collected overseas for the broadcasts of U.S. recordings.

    Lover's List

    Charles Warner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
    Charles Warner

    After nine years our love has deepened, and much of the credit has to go to our lover's list of songs, which I play often. It's worked for us, so I thought I'd share the top songs on our list.

    Prop 8 for the [Easily Manipulated, Exploited, Poorly Indoctrinated] Kids

    Disgrasian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
    Disgrasian

    Our advice to you is: if you want to get a lot of candy on Halloween, dress up as a sign that says, "Vote No on Prop 8!"

    Change My World

    Vicki Strauss Kennedy | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
    Vicki Strauss Kennedy

    I want to leave a world that is protected and prosperous and safe for my children, and all those tinier souls that my children were, once, not so long ago.

    The Saga Of The Protest Song

    Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
    Mike Ragogna

    I figured maybe "Fortunate Son"'s rebellious tone had gotten his attention. But it was something more... my nephew was asking questions about its political lyrics and theme.