Tag Archives: Democratic Party

TCM: The Candidate (1972) Natalie Wood’s Cameo

“After winning the California Democratic primary, U.S. Senate candidate McKay (Robert Redford, who recruited his friend and former co-star for this appearance) meets Natalie Wood, his wife (Karen Carlson) and campaign manager (Peter Boyle) in tow, in Michael Ritchie’s The … Continue reading

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Last Week Tonight: John Oliver- The Filibuster

Source:The New Democrat  “John Oliver explains why filibusters exist, why they shouldn’t, and why it’s stupid to drink coffee like a cat.” From Last Week Tonight I guess my question for John Oliver would be: does he want to end the … Continue reading

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Dan Mitchell: ‘Bernie Sanders Humor’

“I’m getting worried that Senator Bernie Sanders is fading in the polls. That doesn’t make me happy. I want Crazy Bernie to stay relevant. Why? Because he’s an endless source of clever satire. Previous editions of Bernie humor can be … Continue reading

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Biographics: Hunter S. Thompson- ‘Gonzo Extraordinaire’

Source:The New Democrat  I guess I look at Hunter Thompson not as a political satirist or a comedian, or perhaps even a journalist, but as a satirist on American life who was so interested in America that he wanted to … Continue reading

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The Film Archives: Politics & Prose- Daniel Oppenheimer: ‘Exit Right: The People Who Left the Left and Reshaped the American Century’

Source:The New Democrat  “A provocative, intimate look at the evolution of America’s political soul through the lives of six political figures from Whittaker Chambers to Christopher Hitchens who abandoned the left and joined the right. In Exit Right Daniel Oppenheimer … Continue reading

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New York Magazine: Opinion- Ed Kilgore: ‘George McGovern Didn’t Lose in 1972 by Going Too Far Left. Neither Will 2020 Democrats’

Source:The New Democrat  “One of the most persistent arguments surrounding the 2020 presidential contest is that Democrats are heading “off the deep end” on a left-wing ideological bender that will mean disaster in the general election. The warning is very … Continue reading

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ATHENAISM: ‘Why Is John F. Kennedy so Popular?’

Source:The New Democrat  “John F. Kennedy is one of the most popular US presidents. Was he as good as people remember him being? What exactly is it that makes him so popular?” From ATHENAISM Why is John F. Kennedy so popular? … Continue reading

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Dan Mitchell: ‘Socialism Humor’

“Given the misery that it has inflicted on the world, it’s just about impossible to think of socialism as a gift. However, when I want new material for my humor collection, I think of socialism as the gift that keeps … Continue reading

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The Beacon: Ben Wilterdink- ‘How to Talk to Millennials About Socialism’

Source:The New Democrat  “By now it is largely considered common knowledge that American Millennials are more enamored with socialism than previous generations. While cutoff points vary, Millennials are most commonly understood as the generation of those born between 1981 and … Continue reading

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Real Time With Bill Maher: ‘Government By Mad Leftists’

Source:The New Democrat  “Bill recaps the top stories of the week, including racist rhetoric from President Trump and the second round of Democratic debates.” Source:Real Time With Bill Maher I don’t get the title of Bill Maher’s piece since is … Continue reading

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