Tag Archives: Politics

Movie Write-Up: Christmas with a Capital C

Christmas with a Capital C is a 2010 Christian movie produced by Pure Flix Entertainment.  It was on TBN last night. The movie is about a lawyer, Mitch Bright (played by Baldwin brother Daniel Baldwin), who returns to his hometown … Continue reading

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Lincoln (2012)

I watched the 2012 movie Lincoln last night.  I don’t go to the theater much these days, so I wait instead for movies to come out on DVD.  I remember when Lincoln was in the theaters, and I read this … Continue reading

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The Newsroom: “The Greater Fool” (the End of Season 1)

I finished Season 1 of Aaron Sorkin’s The Newsroom last night.  I have two reactions, both of which are about the last episode of Season 1, entitled “The Greater Fool.” 1.  Will McAvoy is a news anchor, who has recently … Continue reading

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Bullies (an Episode of The Newsroom)

I’ve been watching the first season of The Newsroom.  It is on HBO, and it was created and is largely written by Aaron Sorkin, who gave us The West Wing.  The Newsroom is about a news program, which is anchored … Continue reading

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A 1988 Presidential Debate (Among Primary Candidates)

On YouTube, I watched a 1988 Presidential election debate that was moderated by Tom Brokaw.  Or, actually, it was two debates: it alternated between a debate among the Democratic primary candidates, and one among the Republican primary candidates. It’s definitely … Continue reading

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Michael Reagan’s “Mexico Held Back by Corruption”

I was looking through some conservative Townhall columns yesterday, trying to decide which ones to read.  One that I chose to read was Michael Reagan’s Mexico Held Back by Corruption.  Here are some of my favorite passages from it: “What … Continue reading

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Jeff Jacoby’s Excellent Column on Samantha Power

I get a list of conservative Townhall columns in my e-mail inbox each day, and I usually try to read one or two of them (sometimes more).  Yesterday, I really enjoyed Jeff Jacoby’s column about Samantha Power, who is President … Continue reading

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The Lonely Individual

In my latest reading of W.A. Swanberg’s Norman Thomas: The Last Idealist, which is about six-time Socialist candidate for President Norman Thomas, I saw example after example of Thomas alienating people whenever he took a stand. Thomas was opposed to … Continue reading

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The Small Farmer and Socialism (With Some Interesting Stuff on Pacifism)

On page 216 of his biography on six-time Socialist U.S. Presidential candidate Norman Thomas, entitled Norman Thomas: The Last Idealist, W.A. Swanberg quotes a New York Times article that said the following: “Norman Thomas has proved an eye-opener to European … Continue reading

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Bureaucracies and Working the System

For my write-up today on W.A. Swanberg’s Norman Thomas: The Last Idealist, a book about Socialist Norman Thomas, I’ll use as my starting-point something that Swanberg says on page 196: “Because [Thomas] became known as an easy mark, he constantly … Continue reading

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