|By: Kit OConnell Wednesday April 16, 2014 4:37 pm|
Censored for years, the Smothers Brothers kept on satirizing. In the end their uncompromising political message drove them off the air, with CBS firing the duo and the rest of their comedy ensemble under pressure from the White House. Though the Brothers and the ACLU fought a successful legal battle in response, their careers were effectively over. A documentary, Smothered, tells the whole story — but only clips seem to be available online.
|By: CTuttle Sunday April 13, 2014 10:00 pm|
I was recently disappointed by this bit of music news…
|By: Suzanne Thursday November 21, 2013 10:00 pm|
|By: CTuttle Monday August 5, 2013 10:00 pm|
From Rolling Stone…
“I always say this, but I’m tremendously excited for this one,” says Tom Petty, discussing his upcoming 13th album with the Heartbreakers, which he expects out early next year. “It’s not like anything we’ve ever done.” …“It’s morphed into songs we would’ve written around ‘Wildflowers’ or ‘Damn the Torpedoes,’ but much more distorted.”
|By: Jon Walker Friday May 10, 2013 9:30 am|
As long as Biden is possibly considering a run it at least means activists on the left have a small point of leverage over this lame duck administration.
|By: CTuttle Sunday March 3, 2013 10:00 pm|
|By: Jon Walker Monday April 30, 2012 9:15 am|
While attending the White House Correspondents’ dinner Attorney General Eric Holder admitted to the Huffington Post that President Obama misled Rolling Stone about federal marijuana law. Obama claimed he “can’t nullify Congressional law” when it comes to medical marijuana, even though the Controlled Substance Act actually gives the Executive branch the authority to “reschedule” (reclassify) marijuana without Congressional action.
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday April 25, 2012 12:15 pm|
Apparently unable to find a legitimate or honest defense for his administration’s behavior regarding medical marijuana, President Obama instead resorted to a lie to Rolling Stone about what the law actually says. He claimed he could not change the legality of medical marijuana, but petitions from Governors have told him he can change marijuana’s status under current law.
|By: Jon Walker Friday February 17, 2012 3:00 pm|
Amazing what a difference a month makes. Andrew Sullivan, at long last, pulled his head out of the sand and did the absolute bare minimum of research about Obama’s marijuana policy before writing about it. Just last month Sullivan praised Obama for somehow helping to advance the cause of marijuana legalization despite the fact that Obama has waged a very aggressive multi-agency war on marijuana. To quote Sullivan, “Under Obama, support for marriage equality and marijuana legalization has crested to record levels.”