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The Roberts Court rules that six months into being screwed by your boss, pay discrimination is your own damn fault.

Four decades later, much of the thrill is gone from The Beatles' magnum opus. Except for one song.

Who says American feminists have ignored the plight of Muslim women?

In a gruesome marriage of technology and medieval barbarity, an Internet video records the stoning death of a 17-year-old Kurdish girl. Welcome to the new Iraq.

Nearly fifty years after Ornette Coleman revolutionized jazz, he is finally being honored with the music world's top awards.

The Supreme Court's recent antichoice decision shows how deeply
disinformation has seeped into the abortion debate.

In an overpopulated and warming world, isn't it weird that governments are encouraging large families?

Dinesh D'Souza revs up the Republican base with a book arguing that lifestyles of the decadent left triggered Muslim anger that led to 9/11.

Jay-Z, self-styled savior of hip-hop, is the face of the new establishment.

Blogs

&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

Fear of nuclear apocalypse has provided serious creative juice for songwriters and musicians of all genres.

August 5, 2011

Eric reviews Paul McCartney, Raul Malo and Elvis Costello, and Reed sees the ghost of the Republican party's past.

July 21, 2011

For those concerned that there's no good protest music out there, the English hip-hop group NxtGen is using rap to take searing aim at the British government’s austerity budget.

June 29, 2011

An aging but still spry Jimmy Cliff, the legendary Jamaican reggae master, rocked the Glastonbury Festival with a searing version of one of his biggest hits re-tooled as a cry for peace in Afghanistan.

June 27, 2011