Saturday, February 2, 2013

Bill Maher: Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck Are Unprincipled Con Men.

Bill Maher: Con Men Like Beck and Limbaugh Only Care About Separating Rubes From Their Money. By Jason Easley. PoliticusUSA, February 2, 2013.

Bill Maher Explains Why Sarah Palin Leaving Fox News is Actually Bad News for the Left. The Huffington Post, February 2, 2013.

Maher: Conservative “Con Men” Beck & Limbaugh Are “Separating Rubes From Their Money.” Real Clear Politics, February 2, 2013.

Bill Maher: New Rules, Episode 270, February 1, 2013. Video. Real Time with Bill Maher. DailyMotion. Also find it here.

Episode 270 by BillMaher1956

America’s Religious Divide. By Walter Russell Mead.

America’s Religious Divide. By Walter Russell Mead. Via Meadia, February 2, 2013.


These days, the deep fissures in America don’t so much run between Catholics and Protestants as within each community. Conservative evangelical Southern Baptists feel they have more in common with conservative Catholics than they do with liberal Protestants — and many conservative Catholics feel the same way.

What draws conservative Protestants and Catholics together is a concern that liberals and secularists would like to drive religion out of the public square; as AI blogger Peter Berger puts it, to make religion something that consenting adults do together in private. Former religious enemies are drawing closely together at least partly out of fear of what they see as a common foe. The great divide in American religion today is no longer between Protestant and Catholic or even between Christian and Jew; it is between the liberal and the conservative versions of these great historic faiths.

Sen. Rand Paul on Failure to Ban Transfer of F-16s From US to Egypt.

Sen. Rand Paul on Failure to Ban Transfer of F-16s From US to Egypt. Real Clear Politics, February 1, 2013. Also find it here.

Dick Morris: Andrew Jackson Creates a Democracy.

Andrew Jackson Creates a Democracy. Video. By Dick Morris., February 2, 2013. Also find it here.

Aliaa Magda Elmahdy and Femen Protest Against Morsi in Stockholm.

Nude Egyptian Protests Morsi. The Red Eye Portal, December 20, 2012.

Free to Act. By Aliaa Magda Elmahdy. A Rebel’s Diary, December 16, 2012.

Protest Against Constitution in Front of Egyptian Embassy in Stockholm. By Aliaa Magda Elmahdy. A Rebel’s Diary, December 21, 2012.

Apocalypse of Muhammad., December 20, 2012.

Aliaa Magda Elmahdy (center) with Inna Shevchenko (right) in Femen protest outside the Egyptian embassy in Stockholm, Sweden.

Aliaa Magda Elmahdy, Egypt Activist, Poses Naked, Sparks Outrage. By Maggie Michael. AP. The Huffington Post, November 17, 2011.

Nude Blogger Riles Egyptians of All Stripes. By Liam Stack and David D. Kirkpatrick. New York Times, November 17, 2011.

Egyptian Blogger Aliaa Elmahdy: Why I Posed Naked. By Mohamed Fadel Fahmy. CNN, November 19, 2011.

Egyptian nudist in new secularism stunt. Gulf News, December 20, 2012.

Egypt activist who protested nude says she wants to make change, differently. By Mustapha Ajbaili. Al Arabiya, December 21, 2012.

Aliaa Magda Elmahdy, Egypt’s Naked Blogger, Joins Femen Protest against Mursi Constitution. By Gianlucca Mezzofiore. International Business Times, December 20, 2012.

Naked Blogger Aliaa Magda Elmahdy Was Kidnapped in Egypt in 2011, Claims Femen. By Gianluca Mezzofiore. International Business Times, December 21, 2012.

Aliaa Elmahdy and Femen Protesting Against Egyptian Constitution by Morsi. Video. YouTube, December 20, 2012. Also find it here.

Femen: Ukraine’s Topless Warriors. By Jeffrey Tayler.

Femen, Ukraine’s Topless Warriors. By Jeffrey Tayler. The Atlantic, November 28, 2012.

Why the group that inspired Pussy Riot’s infamous “punk prayer” could be tough to stop. website.

Femen in Paris: Ukraine’s Topless Warriors Move West. By Jeffrey Tayler. The Atlantic, January 2, 2013.

Inna Shevchenko, leader of Femen, makes a statement in Paris, September 18, 2012. Reuters.

Femen Topless Protest In Davos: Feminist Activists Demonstrate Outside World Economic Forum. By Sara Gates. The Huffington Post, January 28, 2013.

Davos took the shirt off Femen’s back (VIDEO, PHOTOS). Russia Today, January 28, 2012.

Meet Femen’s Topless Feminist Activists. Video. The Atlantic, January 2, 2013.

Femen “Topless Warriors” Documentary w/English subtitles. Video. YouTube, December 10, 2011.

Femen Topless Protest Video: “Gangsta Party in Davos.” Russia Today, January 28, 2013. YouTube. Also find it here.

Police detain activist Inna Shevchenko from women’s rights group Femen as she protests in front of the Olympic stadium in Kiev on July 1st, 2012. (Gleb Garanich/Reuters)

The Sexual Healers Next Door. By Tracy Clark-Flory.

The Sexual Healers Next Door. By Tracy Clark-Flory. Salon, January 27, 2013.

Is the Russia Prison System Working Pussy Riot Member to Death? By Steven Hsieh.

Is the Russia Prison System Working Pussy Riot Member to Death? By Steven Hsieh. AlterNet, February 1, 2013.

Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Imprisoned Pussy Riot Member, Hospitalized. By Vladimir Isachenkov. AP. The Huffington Post, February 1, 2013.

Interview with Pussy Riot Leader: “I Love Russia, But I Hate Putin.” Spiegel Online, September 3, 2012.

In a SPIEGEL interview, Pussy Riot leader Nadezhda Tolokonnikova discusses her feminist punk group’s political aims, why she believes there are limits to Vladimir Putin’s power and how the “fight for our ideas and values will continue.” She says it’s “not me, but the authorities who must be afraid.”

What Pussy Riot’s “Punk Prayer” Really Said. By Jeffrey Tayler. The Atlantic, November 8, 2012.

Russia’s Culture Wars, or Россия диве дается. By Eliot Borenstein. Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia at New York University, December 13, 2012.

Pussy Riot Member Talks About Detention Conditions. Video. Ria Novosti, April 24, 2012. YouTube.

Pussy Riot Has Orgy in a Museum. Video. RT. YouTube, August 7, 2012.

Pussy Riot, “Punk Prayer. Video. YouTube, March 10, 2012.

The Closing Statemment from Nadezhda Tolokonnikova in Trial, August 8, 2012. Free Pussy Riot English. YouTube.

Nadezhda Tolokonnikova