In recent years, musicians have begun to weigh in on important social, economic, and especially environmental issues.
When animal rights activist Ric O'Barry made the academy award winning documentary "The Cove" he assumed the international spotlight would finally put an end to dolphin hunting. Not so.
Global climate change is putting humanity's most basic, most elemental needs increasingly at risk.
Despite evidence that they may cause cancer, food manufacturers continue to pour about 15 million pounds of eight synthetic dyes into the American food supply every year.
A lot of jeers - for BP, CEOs and Vatican officials - and some cheers too.
For all their presumed political prowess and message discipline, the Republicans have a habit of very bad timing when it comes to policy proposals.
Stopping the spill, and beginning recovery, is beyond the capacity of a private corporation.
British Petroleum is now putting a special spin on the crisis caused by the explosion of its oil well in the Gulf of Mexico - and it's the most revolting spin yet.
I think MSNBC's Chris Matthews was right in calling for the creation of a Civilian Conservation Corp to put thousands of young people to work cleaning up the Gulf.
A Gulf Coast disaster has again shocked an entire nation. The callous corporate disregard for safety, workers' lives and environmental devastation is infuriating and mind-boggling.