Robert Scheer / Truthdig and Kasia AndersonSep 14, 2018
In light of the dust the country music legend has kicked up by playing a benefit concert for Ted Cruz's Democratic Senate challenger, here's a look back at Nelson's in-depth interview on "Scheer Intelligence." Dig deeper ( 44 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigAug 20, 2008
Is this the same Toby Keith who unleashed the cheese-slathered anthem, "Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue" (complete with fluffy golden retriever puppies and rippling flags in the video version), on the general public in 2002? Mr. "We'll-Put-A-Boot-Up-Your-Ass"? Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Ed RampellOct 25, 2007
As a follow-up to his "Hollywood 10" retrospective essay, and in honor of Friday's 60th-anniversary commemoration of 1947's "Hollywood Fights Back!" radio program, author Ed Rampell shows how history has (unfortunately) repeated itself of late in America's entertainment and news media. Dig deeper ( 16 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigFeb 21, 2007
The former Air America CEO and music mogul discusses the significance of the Dixie Chicks' Grammy win; Al Gore's prospects for 2008; and the liberals' responsibility to "blow the wind" of change. Dig deeper ( 16 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigFeb 17, 2007
This week, our selection of Truthdig-flavored videos includes a preview of Fox's answer to "The Daily Show"; The Dixie Chicks' Natalie Maines speaking about artistic courage to the ACLU; and Chris Hedges laying a smackdown to Colbert and the Christian right. Dig deeper ( 2 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigFeb 13, 2007
The Dixie Chicks were honored in December by the ACLU for defending liberty and the right to free speech in the face of overwhelming pressure. Lead vocalist Natalie Maines said she's proud to be a card-carrying member and "It hasn't taken courage to stand strong, just a first-grade education." Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigFeb 12, 2007
The Dixie Chicks, who became country music pariahs after the band's lead singer criticized President Bush in 2003, swept the Grammys on Sunday, winning every award the band was nominated for -- five in all -- plus a standing ovation. Dig deeper ( 2 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigOct 27, 2006
NBC has told the Dixie Chicks it won't run an ad for their documentary because in it they criticize President Bush. Watch it.
The irony: The Dixie Chicks are being silenced in trying to advertise a film about how they were silenced. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
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