Sandra Fluke http://kunc.org en Timing Of Birth Control Coverage May Differ For Students, Profs http://kunc.org/post/timing-birth-control-coverage-may-differ-students-profs Could Georgetown University students like Sandra Fluke have to wait an extra year for free birth control?<p>There's a reason to ask the question.<p>Fluke, in case you missed it somehow, is the law student who <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlRC0nsjtKQ">testified</a> before the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee last month about the importance of providing free contraceptive services to students and others at religiously affiliated institutions.<p>Her comments drew a caustic and mocking response from conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh, who called her <a hr Tue, 13 Mar 2012 18:36:00 +0000 Michelle Andrews 23883 at http://kunc.org Timing Of Birth Control Coverage May Differ For Students, Profs Slut: The Other Four Letter S-Word http://kunc.org/post/slut-other-four-letter-s-word <em>Geoff Nunberg, the linguist contributor on NPR's </em>Fresh Air<em> with Terry Gross, is the author of the book </em>The Years of Talking Dangerously.<p>"My choice of words was not the best," Rush Limbaugh said in his apology. That's the standard formula for these things — you apologize not for what you said but for the way you said it.<p>Though in this case, there didn't seem to be a lot of distance between thought and word. Tue, 13 Mar 2012 15:36:00 +0000 Geoff Nunberg 23874 at http://kunc.org Slut: The Other Four Letter S-Word Limbaugh Says Business Is Fine; Maybe 28 Of 18,000 Advertisers Have Left http://kunc.org/post/limbaugh-says-business-fine-maybe-28-18000-advertisers-have-left Saying that "everything is fine on the business side" and that the number of advertisers who have left his show is akin to "losing a couple of french fries in the container when it's delivered to you at the drive-thru," conservative radio broadcaster Rush Limbaugh today took time to clear up what he says has been "misinformation" about the repercussions from his recent comments about Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke.<p>In case you need a reminder, Limbaugh called Fluke a "slut" and a "prostitute" because of her support during Congressional testimony for the Obama administration's Wed, 07 Mar 2012 19:50:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 23569 at http://kunc.org Limbaugh Says Business Is Fine; Maybe 28 Of 18,000 Advertisers Have Left How Birth Control Saves Taxpayers Money http://kunc.org/post/how-birth-control-saves-taxpayers-money While the controversy <a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/03/06/147991875/rush-to-judgment-advertisers-flee-limbaughs-show">continues to swirl</a> around radio talkmeister Rush Limbaugh and his admittedly inappropriate comments about Georgetown Law Student <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2012/02/23/147299323/law-student-makes-case-for-contraceptive-coverage">Sandra Fluke</a>, an analysis from the left-leaning Brookings Institution adds an economic twist to the debate over coverage of contraception.<p>Love them or hate them, contraceptives <em>do</em> save taxpayers money, Brookings concl Tue, 06 Mar 2012 17:45:00 +0000 Julie Rovner 23501 at http://kunc.org How Birth Control Saves Taxpayers Money Rush To Judgment: Advertisers Flee Limbaugh's Show http://kunc.org/post/rush-judgment-advertisers-flee-limbaughs-show An increasing number of corporations have announced that they will no longer advertise on the show of the undisputed king of political radio talk, Rush Limbaugh, in the wake of caustic and sexually charged comments he made about a Georgetown Law student.<p>An apology over the weekend failed to quell the controversy, as both corporations and conservative commentators denounced Limbaugh's latest provocative remarks. It is far from his first such episode. Tue, 06 Mar 2012 07:56:00 +0000 David Folkenflik 23468 at http://kunc.org Rush To Judgment: Advertisers Flee Limbaugh's Show