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Posted on: Oct 10, 2010, Source: Los Angeles Times

When Nixon tried to deport John Lennon and Yoko Ono, the country's cultural elites started a campaign to keep them in the country.

Posted on: Aug 5, 2007, Source:

Al Franken's bid to unseat Minnesota Republican Senator Norm Coleman is gaining strength.

Posted on: Jun 1, 2007, Source: The Nation

Remembering the release of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band -- 40 years ago today.

Posted on: Jan 15, 2007, Source:

With at least one big torture scene in every episode and steadily increasing ratings, TV show "24" is more convincing than the White House at making the case for torture.

Posted on: Jan 5, 2007, Source: Los Angeles Times

Starting in the new year, the government declassified 270 million pages of FBI files -- but if you tried to access them, you'd have been told that none of them are available, and won't be, maybe for years.

Posted on: Sep 18, 2006, Source: Truthdig

A new documentary shows how Nixon abused power in an attempt to deport Lennon for his antiwar activism. But Bush has gone much further to get rid of noncitizens he doesn't like.

Posted on: Aug 11, 2006, Source: The Nation

Israel's attacks on Lebanon are finally being questioned by prominent Israeli peace activists.

Posted on: Sep 12, 2005, Source: The Nation

Assuming 9/11 is even on the curriculum, what you learn depends on the textbook you're assigned.

Posted on: Oct 14, 2004, Source: The Nation

FBI was able to shut down John Lennon's efforts to use music to register voters to get rid of the guy in the White House. The 2004 Vote for Change is doing exactly that – with greater success.

Posted on: Oct 12, 2004, Source: The Nation

A liberal L.A.-based foundation finds success registering new voters in its own backyard using a different approach.

Posted on: Dec 11, 2002, Source: The Nation

Most Americans will not see "The Quiet American" because Hollywood studios are reluctant to release any movie that can be dubbed "unpatriotic."

Posted on: Sep 4, 2002, Source: The Nation

Nick Bromell's book, Tomorrow Never Knows, is a glorious cultural history of '60s rock & roll that captures the "primal scene" of listening to rock music.