Islam has been the subject of recent debate, and even Hollywood heavyweights have started to partake in the discussion. Last Friday, Gone Girl star Ben Affleck appeared on Real Time with Bill Maher alongside author Sam Harris, The New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof and politician and MSNBC political analyst Michael Steele, during which Affleck […]
Several days ago, a survey by the Associated Press in Time Magazine found support for President Barack Obama’s signature legislation, the Affordable Care Act, at 26 percent (its lowest in its four-year lifetime). The national media howled, including this excerpt from a Fox News article: “President Obama is struggling to stop the steady slide […]
As someone who just finished her teenage years, I can attest to the fact that I, along with the majority of teenagers, often use clothes to make a statement. The same is true of a handful of northern California students who wore U.S. flag shirts to school to make a statement in 2010 on Cinco […]
A $6 billion campaign filled with gaffes distracted from real issues and real democracy.
“Let’s give the Conference’s two newest members a good, old-fashioned, All-American welcome!” begins Bob Oschack’s September 2 clip on Fox Sports. In a distasteful segment aired Sept. 2, Fox Sports “welcomed” Colorado and Utah to the newly formed PAC-12. The video, which aired on their Sports homepage and was quickly added to YouTube and Hulu, […]
“It took me about a year to start hating the 9/11 victims’ families … I’m so sick of them because they’re always complaining.” You’d think making a statement like this would be enough to get anybody fired. But Glenn Beck, who said this on his radio show in 2005 (in the context of comparing 9/11 […]
Clean energy has long enjoyed a fairly positive image, but there’s been an influx of negative publicity for certain forms of clean energy in recent weeks.
After conceding the vice presidential ticket, resigning as governor of Alaska and reflecting on her life in Going Rogue, Sarah Palin is back. Just when we thought the firestorm of Palin-centric jokes had been doused with the passing of time, Palin has reclaimed the media’s attention, this time under some very interesting circumstances. Earlier this […]