Opinion

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Big East, other conferences negatively affected by realignment

The landscape of collegiate athletics is changing, and nearly every school that participates in one of the six major conferences is being affected.

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"Pity the Billionaire" recounts hijacking of public opinion

Thomas Frank, ex-Wall Street Journalist turned liberal political savant, is currently the darling of the airwaves for NPR and Democracy Now fans.

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David Brooks peddles snake oil on race, class, Santorum

"The Republican Party is the party of the white working class," David Brooks, the New York Times' resident conservative "intellectual," declared.

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Muppets, Fox News and the Looney Tune right

The sheer wackiness of its anti-Muppets hysteria suggests that Fox News has become a parody of itself - but it represents a powerful political constituency.

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TV’s Supernatural: A horror-drama about real family values

Supernatural highlights family values, working class ideas and portrays bold and powerful statements against religion and politics that few other shows have dared make.

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Audiences test positive for "Contagion"

Outside of zombie fiction, viral outbreaks are a theme rarely explored in film. "Contagion" changed that, and director Roland Emmerich ought to take a few steps back - because this is the precursor to the next generation of disaster films.

Murdoch and Watergate

The widening Murdoch scandal reminds us of Richard Nixon's Watergate meltdown, but Murdoch's actions have been far more insidious.

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Two takes on 'royal' weddings

"Down for the count: America's fascination with royalty" and  "18 couples wed quietly, Non-royal lovers united in simple rights."

Defending public radio and TV is a working-class issue

The ultra-right leadership of the House of Representatives has decisively moved to defund the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, public radio and public television. They argue that "conservative taxpayers" should not have to "subsidize liberal media."

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Un-American: government threatens students on WikiLeaks

 We've heard about the governments of the world trying to stifle the WikiLeaks and Julian Assange, but what is more interesting is U.S. government attempt to prevent American citizens from reading the website.

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