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Posted on: Aug 11, 2011, Source: AlterNet

As extremist conservatives push the discourse ever rightward, a long-running conversation about hip-hop group Odd Future indicates cultural criticism might be following.

Posted on: Aug 1, 2011, Source: AlterNet

An arts group attempts to transform a national tragedy into a way to take back America. You can join, too!

Posted on: Jul 28, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Think the boob tube's not progressive? Think again.

Posted on: Jul 25, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Strauss-Kahn is accused of rape. So why does it seem like his victim is on trial?

Posted on: Jul 22, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Notice anything different about one of America's favorite progressive anchors lately? It's not just the station...

Posted on: Jul 21, 2011, Source: AlterNet

It's been a banner week for 2012 contenders, and we're only at the beginning of the campaign.

Posted on: Jul 16, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Hackers have declared war on anyone or anything that threatens to censor the Internet or its citizens. Here are some of their wildest targets.

Posted on: Jun 24, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Since WikiLeaks, authorities have been more aggressive about arresting citizen cyber activists. Yet new actions by the biggest "hacktivists" show they're willing to risk it.

Posted on: Jun 19, 2011, Source: AlterNet

New freedom from a new channel means Olbermann's "Olbermann-ness" is going to skyrocket -- great news for progressives.

Posted on: Jun 17, 2011, Source: AlterNet

On the cusp of a new show and a new network, the superstar political host opens up to "Rolling Stone" in a revealing interview.

Posted on: Jun 16, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Double standard, anyone?

Posted on: Jun 6, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Having cyber-infidelities may be a privacy issue, but by lying about his sexy TwitPics, Rep. Anthony Weiner may have put important progressive issues at risk.

Posted on: May 27, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Quintessential patriot Superman renounced his US citizenship last month in protest. But he's not the first comic-book hero to espouse progressive ideals.

Posted on: May 17, 2011, Source: AlterNet

This week's outrage over Common and Jill Scott was ridiculous, but there was a more pervasive, nefarious issue at hand.

Posted on: May 12, 2011, Source: AlterNet

A new anthology of the New Yorker’s first-ever pop music columnist helps rescue her writing from obscurity.

Posted on: May 1, 2011, Source: AlterNet

The longtime political guitarist and singer continues his impeccable track record with conjoining culture and progressive politics.

Posted on: Apr 26, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore's recent campaign against sex slavery is well-intentioned, but convoluted. Should half-serious celebrities just keep away from causes altogether?

Posted on: Apr 12, 2011, Source: AlterNet

A new report shows how some of the world's biggest companies pay nothing to the IRS through lobbying and loopholes.

Posted on: Apr 6, 2011, Source: AlterNet

While the media goes crazy over the union between Kate and William, here are some more tangible reasons the royal wedding should make you insane.

Posted on: Mar 8, 2011, Source: AlterNet

The tighter Walker holds on to his union-busting bill, the weaker his grip on the office of governor.