I don't quite know how it started, but 3 years on I'm still doing it. Shortly after Salon.com changed their layout to the way it appears now, I became enamored by their clever and well designed front-page category images. Periodically I would stop and save images that I liked, ones that caught my eye, or any that appeared to have something interesting about them. After 3 years I've amassed quite a collection, over 750 of them. It's neither complete nor well organized, but it's still a fun archive to browse. I've posted a page (in roughly but not quite chronological order) of my collection.  
 
[cc: some dude/some chick, blogs & zines, the wired]
Comprehensive Listings of Worldwide Shortwave broadcasts in English and Other Languages
The largest archive of Jon Stewart clips in one place I've ever seen. It seems to be primarily a political blog, but is also chock-full of Stewartry.
Tired of endless lists of Web search tools that give you no guidance as to which ones to use? Or that were last updated when Gophers were alive? I'm inviting you to look over my shoulder and use what I use every day for Web searching in an academic library. I keep up with this stuff so you don't have to!
A reminder: This thread is not another "cool programs" thread. It's just meant to show that there are free replacements for a lot of commercial software that people commonly pirate.
Media Matters for America will document and correct conservative misinformation in each news cycle. Media Matters for America will monitor cable and broadcast news channels, print media and talk radio, as well as marginal, right-wing websites that often serve as original sources of misinformation for well-known conservative and mainstream media outlets.  
 
this site is not fighting fire with fire. it's fighting it with water. the best way to combat lies is truth.  
An interactive collection from vision specialist Michael Bach. Includes explanations and technical background.  
 
Most demonstrations require Flash or QuickTime; some graphics are in PNG format.  
 
Related LF post here.
scarily prophetic -- Published May 22, 2001 in the Los Angeles Times  
 
"Enslave your girls and women, harbor anti-U.S. terrorists, destroy every vestige of civilization in your homeland, and the Bush administration will embrace you. All that matters is that you line up as an ally in the drug war, the only international cause that this nation still takes seriously.  
 
That's the message sent with the recent gift of $43 million to the Taliban rulers of Afghanistan, the most virulent anti-American violators of human rights in the world today. The gift, announced last Thursday by Secretary of State Colin Powell, in addition to other recent aid, makes the U.S. the main sponsor of the Taliban and rewards that "rogue regime" for declaring that opium growing is against the will of God. So, too, by the Taliban's estimation, are most human activities, but it's the ban on drugs that catches this administration's attention.  
 
Never mind that Osama bin Laden still operates the leading anti-American terror operation from his base in Afghanistan, from which, among other crimes, he launched two bloody attacks on American embassies in Africa in 1998.  
 
Sadly, the Bush administration is cozying up to the Taliban regime at a time when the United Nations, at U.S. insistence, imposes sanctions on Afghanistan because the Kabul government will not turn over Bin Laden. . . . "  
 
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Howard's new FCC-Free forum
Howard Stern has never had anything on his website until now. He doesn't get to say what he wants to on the radio any more, so he's started posting links, pics, and sound files to his website. Check it out.
UN News Centre
The official source for news stories concerning the United Nations.
BraveNewWaves
Brave New Waves is dedicated to new underground music. This could mean anything from indie rock to dance, experimental electronic and avantgardisms of every shape. We include the widest universe of genres possible every single night.  
 
The essential rhythm of Brave New Waves includes profiles (extended discography/biography), interviews (filmmakers, composers, cartoonists, bands, regional correspondents), and occasionally our own Brave New Waves sessions. Every Friday night we get loose and wiggly from 2am onwards with the Official State Radio Disco Hour.  
A handful of complete live shows from My Bloody Valentine. MP3 Format.  
 
[free music]
Years from now, we will look back on this time as a critical moment in the history of American politics in general and progressive politics in particular. It will be either the moment when progressivism was beaten into utter submission and began its long walk in the wilderness, or the moment when progressives got up off their knees and turned the tide.  
 
There is no doubt that the right has many advantages in the war of ideas and the war of politics, not least of which is the seemingly limitless stream of money that funds their efforts. But more than any other factor, their successes have been built on the mindset with which they approach politics. Simply put, they play to win.  
 
It's time for progressives to do the same.
Critique and analysis of 2004 campaign coverage from Columbia Journalism Review
Our primary goal is to entertain and inform the listening public with an irreverent twist. Political and popular satire, hard-hitting parody and celebrity-fueled interviews will ensure that Air America programs stand out as different, interesting and entertaining.  
 
Using the nation's top comedy performers, sharpest political commentators and knowledgable experts from the worlds of business, sports, science, politics, and entertainment, Air America is out to balance the discussion on our country's airwaves with politically progressive talk.  
 
They've already signed Al Franken as their mid-day host in the same timeslot as Rush Limbaugh.