Tag Archives: United States

CBS News: ‘President Trump Has Fired National Security Adviser John Bolton’

Source:The New Democrat  “National Security Adviser John Bolton handed in his resignation Tuesday morning at President Trump’s request, the president announced on Twitter. Bolton had clashed with other members of the administration, notably Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, on foreign … 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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David Hoffman: ‘1960s Conservative Describes An America Many See Today’

Source:The New Democrat  “Of course the speaker is the 1964 Republican presidential candidate Barry Goldwater. I collected these speeches back then because I was developing ideas for my 6 part television series, Making Sense of the Sixties. Barry Goldwater was … 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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Big Think: Penn Jillette- ‘On Libertarianism, Taxes, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Weed’

Source:The New Democrat  “Take a deep breath, you’re in for a ride. Here is Penn Jillette on Libertarianism, taxes, Trump, Clinton, Sanders, Gary Johnson, sex, drugs and Kurt Cobain. Jillette’s latest book is “Presto!: How I Made Over 100 Pounds … 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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