In the run-up and aftermath of the Iraq War, America's political right engaged in any number of loathsome, thuggish acts in order to suppress dissent. Particularly disgusting was the way in which they went after anti-war artists like The Dixie Chicks, burning albums and slinging the word "traitor" around with wild abandon. And all for telling the truth: Bush really is an embarrassment to the nation; the Iraq War really is illegal, immoral, and a disaster.
But the Chicks are back and raising hell on their new album, which includes the tune "Not Ready to Make Nice", co-written with Dan Wilson of Semisonic.
The story is here:
DIXIE CHICKS - DIXIE CHICKS STILL FIGHTING BUSH ON NEW ALBUM
And the link to the official Dixie chicks is here http://www.dixiechicks.com/, if anyone wants to pre-order the album or offer an apology.