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"The Constitution guarantees freedom of religion, not freedom from
religion," Senator Joseph Lieberman told a rapturous audience at a black
church a few Sundays ago, just after being chosen as

Once upon a time there was a struggling young California band. Its music was too loud and its image too unpolished for MTV.

Since 1988, when it became available in France, American women have been waiting for mifepristone.

In the end, after months of waffling, I violated my principles and went to the Million Mom March for gun control--make that "common-sense gun control." I've never liked maternalist politics: It r

The atrocities of the Afghan Taliban toward women have been widely reported in the Western press: women banned from work; forbidden to leave their homes unless shrouded in the burkha, a voluminou

Dr. Laura Schlessinger has said a lot of hurtful and irresponsible things on the radio during her many years as a right-wing religious "therapist" and yenta.

Remember Barry Commoner's presidential campaign in 1980 on the Citizens' Party ticket? I thought not.

Progressives are really grasping at straws these days. First we're supposed to get excited because Ralph Nader is running for President as a Green.

On January 30, 1985, 19-year-old Bernard Baran was convicted of molesting five 3-, 4- and 5-year-old boys and girls at the Early Childhood Development Center (ECDC) in Pittsfield, Massachusetts,

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A new collection featuring ninety-nine tracks of class-conscious music from ninety-nine artists.

May 17, 2012

How the Beastie Boys brought hope to female hip hop fans.

May 8, 2012

For me, losing a Beastie Boy is like what losing a Beatle was to my father's generation.

May 4, 2012

In tribute to all those planning actions for May Day, here’s my stab at the impossible task of naming the best songs ever written about working people.

April 25, 2012

&ldquotLiberty Walk,” the one percenter teen sensation’s catchy, if repetitive, remixed single sets her music to laudatory images from OWS encampments throughout the nation.

November 29, 2011

Since every great protest movement needs its culture, here's my stab at a list of the ten best songs ever written about class and poverty in tribute to #OccupyWallStreet.

October 3, 2011

An incomplete list of ten of the best songs ever written about school.

September 9, 2011

In honor of Labor Day, here’s a stab at the impossible task of naming the best songs ever written about working people.

September 4, 2011

In honor of today's 91st anniversary of the 19th amendment giving women the right to vote, here's my completely assailable list of the top ten songs about women's equality.

August 26, 2011

Eric has never written for US News, and he is frustrated with T-Mobile.

August 12, 2011