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Huw Beynon and Steve Davies : Bruce Springsteen Brings on the Wrecking Ball

Bruce Springsteen performs earlier this year with the E Street Band at the Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park, New Jersey. Photo by Mike Coppola / Getty Images.Bring on your wrecking ball:The politics of Bruce Springsteen Springsteen’s patriotism is a central … finish reading Huw Beynon and Steve Davies : Bruce Springsteen Brings on the Wrecking Ball

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Lamar W. Hankins : Remembering Woody Guthrie in the Age of Obama

Woody Guthrie in 1943. Photo by Al Aumuller / New York World-Telegram and the Sun / Wikimedia Commons.Remembering Woody Guthriein the age of Obama By Lamar W. Hankins / The Rag Blog / July 19, 2011 Woody Guthrie, the songwriter, … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : Remembering Woody Guthrie in the Age of Obama

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David P. Hamilton : The Remarkable Promise of Barack Obama

Aleesha Chaney, of Springfield, Ill. is seen during the inaugural ceremonies on the National Mall Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009, before the swearing-in ceremony of President-elect Barack Obama. Photo by Matt Rourke / AP. These are terrible times and the great … finish reading David P. Hamilton : The Remarkable Promise of Barack Obama

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Rabbi Arthur Waskow on the Inauguration : The God of Peace Fared Well

The Rev. Joseph E. Lowery gives the benediction at the end of the swearing-in ceremony at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009. Photo by Ron Edmonds / AP. As for President Obama himself, any God worth the … finish reading Rabbi Arthur Waskow on the Inauguration : The God of Peace Fared Well

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Gay Bishop Gene Robinson a No Show on HBO

Bishop Gene Robinson: If a tree falls in the forest… Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP. Bishop Gene Robinson asked the nation to pray for the “understanding that our president is a human being and not a messiah.” But only … finish reading Gay Bishop Gene Robinson a No Show on HBO

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Obama and Change From the Bottom Up

Photo by Helen Livingstone / Financial Times, UK‘Obama’s election has revealed a far-reaching hunger for change that had been largely unexpressed. Now is the time to start translating this sentiment into activism — because it is only through struggle that … finish reading Obama and Change From the Bottom Up

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Pete Seeger : This Land is Your Land

The video we originally posted here was removed because of copyright claims from HBO. Steve Russell found another version. So enjoy.Pete Seeger — joined by Bruce Springsteen – Sings ‘This Land is Your Land’ at Inaugural Concert, Jan. 18, 2009 … finish reading Pete Seeger : This Land is Your Land

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Inaugration 2009 : A ‘Citizen’s’ Oath of Office

“I do solemnly pledge…” Photo by Charles Dharapak / AP. As we celebrate the end of an eight-year disaster, we should recommit to the ongoing work required to create a truly just and sustainable world. With that work in mind, … finish reading Inaugration 2009 : A ‘Citizen’s’ Oath of Office

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Rachel Maddow Video : Gay Bishop Gene Robinson Talks About Inauguration

Openly Gay Bishop Gene Robinson on ‘The Rachel Maddow Show’ / MSNBC (Video)Bishop Gene Robinson appeared on “The Rachel Maddow” show last night to talk about his invitation by President Barack Obama to lead the invocation at the kick-off to … finish reading Rachel Maddow Video : Gay Bishop Gene Robinson Talks About Inauguration

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Obama Speech : You Read it Here First

Leaked: ‘The energy crisis is real. It is worldwide. It is a clear and present danger to our nation. These are facts and we simply must face them.’By Steve Russell / The Rag Blog / December 24, 2008 So it … finish reading Obama Speech : You Read it Here First

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Melissa Etheridge on Making Peace With Rick Warren

Grammy Award winner Melissa Etheridge with Tammy Lynn Michaels.The Choice Is Ours Now: Give Peace a ChanceBy Melissa Etheridge / December 22, 2008 See ‘Why Gay Marriage is the Wrong Issue’ by Bob Ostertag, Below. This is a message for … finish reading Melissa Etheridge on Making Peace With Rick Warren

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Rabbi Arthur Waskow : Obama Has a Deaf Ear to Religion

Evangelical maverick Rev. Richard Cizik speaks at Mosque during annual Interfaith Gandhi Walk.‘I do think it was a good idea to reach out to evangelicals, but there was a far better possible person — better religiously, symbolically, politically.’By Rabbi Arthur … finish reading Rabbi Arthur Waskow : Obama Has a Deaf Ear to Religion

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