The Irrelevancy of the Sunday Talk Shows
Apr22

The Irrelevancy of the Sunday Talk Shows

Joe has a post below on the problems of NBC’s Meet The Press and David Gregory.  I haven’t watched the Sunday shows for years simply because I have better things to do.  I’m sorry but David Gregory is not the problem!  They parade the same cast of characters every week making them irrelevant.  Why should I tune in to watch John McCain when I already know what he is going to say? Over at The American Conservative Rod...

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S Is For Suo Gan
Apr22

S Is For Suo Gan

I first heard this Welsh lullaby in the film Empire Of The Sun (a brilliant film if you’ve not seen it before). But the song itself is hauntingly beautiful. Sleep my baby, at my breast, ‘Tis a mother’s arms round you. Make yourself a snug, warm nest. Feel my love forever new. Harm will not meet you in sleep, Hurt will always pass you by. Child beloved, always you’ll keep, In sleep gentle, mother’s breast...

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Where Macondo came alive
Apr22

Where Macondo came alive

WASHINGTON — Years before I met him, Gabriel Garcia Marquez changed my life. “One Hundred Years of Solitude” gave me a new way of looking at the world. The label “magical realism” does not begin to capture the poetry of Garcia Marquez’s imagination or the evocative power of his prose. Reading his masterpiece was like stepping through a portal into a Technicolor reality where the streets are paved...

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The Fox Effect – The Movie
Apr21

The Fox Effect – The Movie

My father was a moderate Democrat for most of his life but when he retired he started listening to Rush Limbaugh and later watching FOX news.  The change in his attitudes and personality were astounding.  This thoughtful moderate became an extreme right winger and my mother went along for the ride.  I’m not alone in this and via Josh Marshall someone has actually made a movie, The Brainwashing of My Dad.  Here is the trailer:...

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Treat “Meet the Press” — and David Gregory?
Apr21

Treat “Meet the Press” — and David Gregory?

If you need an indictation of how much our broadcast media relies on personality to capture audience share, or a sign of how badly NBC’s venerable “Meet the Press” is now ailing in ratings, then look no further than this Washington Post piece about the show’s trials and tribulations. But The Huffington Post really gets to the central issue: A new report from The Washington Post on Monday featured David Gregory...

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Limbaugh Loses It (Cartoon)
Apr21

Limbaugh Loses It (Cartoon)

This cartoon is licensed to run on The Moderate Voice. See great cartoons by all the top political cartoonists at http://cagle.com. To license this cartoon for your own site, visit http://politicalcartoons.com Repost This Article +10-12...

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