Category: Politics

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Music Politics

Joe Budden’s beef

The NYTimes wrote a fairly unremarkable piece on hip hop beefs in 2009.  The focus of the article was on some simmering beef between Joe Budden and half the Wu-Tang nation.  The story goes that Joe Budden wasn’t too happy when Method Man beat him on a poll by the defunct-and-reborn Vibe Magazine.  He made […]


Sarah Palin doesn’t suck on the Factor

Last week, Sarah Palin made an appearance on Bill O’Reilly’s show ‘The O’Reilly Factor‘ as part of her Going Rogue promotional tour.  Although I didn’t catch it live – fortunately (or maybe unfortunately) I don’t get Fox News – I did have a chance to read a ‘rush’ transcript of the interview. Surprisingly, Palin wasn’t […]

Music Politics

Hi Caliber gets the tea party started

Here at 4080, we’re known for occasionally exploring the relationship between hip-hop and social change.  Normally, the intersection of those things lies on the left side of the political spectrum.  The list of emcees rapping about eradicating poverty, combating racism and even revolution is long and distinguished.  It’s a tradition that stems back to hip-hop’s […]

Politics Underreported News

Glenn Beck can’t take a joke

I love it when far-right demagogue hypocrites like Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity are proven wrong or, even better, lose at something. It’s just awesome. The latest victory of reason over sheer ridiculousness comes courtesy of Isaac Eiland-Hall, a gentleman from Panama City, Florida. In an obvious parody of Beck’s over-the-top, completely unfounded […]

Awareness Featured Politics

The House passed a health care bill. Now what?

On November 8, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 3962, the Affordable Health Care for America Act, by a razor-thin 220-215 margin.  It sounds good, but what does it actually mean?  Has free, universal health-care finally arrived in the States?  Have Obama and his cabal of socialist advisers pulled the wool over the eyes of […]


Fox mocks Canada’s commitment to Afghanistan

I know “Red Eye w/ Greg Gutfeld” on Fox is supposed to be entertaining.  It’s a talk show that covers a variety of topics.  Everything from awful celebrity gossip to things that may sometimes pass as news. But this is a disgrace.  Fox, and Gutfeld in particular, cowardly mocks the planned Canadian withdrawal from Afghanistan […]


Zimbabwe can see the light

We’ve talked this over and over, but now it honestly seems like something good is happening in Zimbabwe.  I know it’s been a minute since we did a politics post, but this needed to be said. Zimbabwe is one of the worst economic situations in history.  It’s inflation rate is so high that most retailers […]


Blagojevich guilty and finally ousted

Rod Blagojevich, formerly the Governor of Illinois, has finally been impeached and removed from office. It may not come as much of a surprise, because the evidence was heavily against him.  Blagojevich has taken the stupid move of trying to boycott the process.  He basically went on a PR offensive, lining up a whole lot […]

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