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How Teen Rap Group Odd Future Turned a Posse of Nerdy White Male Critics Into Rape Apologists
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.
10 Years + Counting: Artists Challenge the Dangerous Path Taken By America in the Years After 9/11
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!
10 TV Shows That Changed the World
Posted on: Jul 28, 2011, Source: AlterNet
Think the boob tube's not progressive? Think again.
DSK's Alleged Victim Is Speaking Out -- Will She Get a Shot at Justice?
Posted on: Jul 25, 2011, Source: AlterNet
Strauss-Kahn is accused of rape. So why does it seem like his victim is on trial?
The Liberated Keith Olbermann Is Making Powerful TV
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...
The 5 Craziest Things Spouted by the GOP Presidential Hopefuls ... Just This Week
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.
The 13 Best Hacker Attacks Against Military Security Companies, the FBI, the Kochs ... and Arizona
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.
Vision: How Hacker Activists Are Risking Jail for Everyone's Right to Internet Freedom
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.
Keith Olbermann Returns to TV Tonight: What To Expect
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.
Keith Olbermann on Rachel Maddow, Glenn Beck and Leaving MSNBC
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.
Watchdogs, Outraged Over Rihanna's New Video, Give Kanye's Misogyny a Pass
Posted on: Jun 16, 2011, Source: AlterNet
Double standard, anyone?
Why Progressives Should be Mad at Anthony Weiner
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.
8 Comic Book Heroes That Spread Progressive Ideals
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.
How Fox News Uses 'Big, Scary Hip-Hop' to Race-Bait its Viewers
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.
Was Ellen Willis – Feminist, Activist, Genius – The Best Rock Critic of All Time?
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.
How Tom Morello Joins Optimism and His Music to Help Out Labor Unions
Posted on: May 1, 2011, Source: AlterNet
The longtime political guitarist and singer continues his impeccable track record with conjoining culture and progressive politics.
Should Well-Meaning Celebs Like Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore Think Twice Before Diving Into Complex Social Issues?
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?
How 12 Multinational Corporations Avoid Paying Taxes
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.
Screw the Royal Wedding: 6 Reasons Pomp and Circumstance Are Bad for America and Britain
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.
Democrats Lodge Ethics Complaint Against Walker Over Prank Call With "David Koch"
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.
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