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Repubs: Don’t Let Kimmel Kill You

 

Republicans you are not going to win a social and cultural battle with Jimmy Kimmel. Either you learn how and who should be your spokespeople to engage in a coherent debate, or shut up. Image is everything and optically you have nothing. Jimmy Kimmel is not the enemy; he’s a parent, a husband, an American […]

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Gere’s Like a Fine Cheese: The Older the Better

 

Richard Gere is like a good cheese. As he gets older, he keeps getting better. With every new role, his work becomes more interesting, just like the taste of a high-end Gruyere or Gouda allowed to age in peace. Gere, now silver-haired and bespectacled, stars in Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a […]

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The Modern Colosseum

 

YouTube reality stars DaddyOFive have had two of their children taken away by Child Protective Services and given into the custody of their biological mom for publicly abusing their children. The thousands of YouTube voyeurs, aka viewers and commenters, will continue on their merry way. These fans watched video after video of the father and step-mother scaring, humiliating, swearing […]

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Richard Dreyfuss: Constitutionalist

 

The older a person gets, the less surprised by people they tend to be, or can be. Then along comes Richard Dreyfuss – a man I thought was a liberal actor and maybe he is, in the classic- liberal sense anyway. Here Mr. Dreyfuss is on Tucker Carlson’s show, ostensibly to debate Tucker. It didn’t […]

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Homeland’s Disappointing Season 6

 

“You lack faith,” the young leader of a terrorist cell says to a fellow Muslim fighter, who appears to be ever so slightly less radical in his beliefs. “A man without faith is dangerous.” Then he shoots the guy in the head as his crew prepares for a major attack in the United States. Welcome […]

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American Whiskey Trail Tour, Day 5

 

Don’t get me wrong — Jack Daniel’s is a very impressive company. Its sales growth over the past 40 years is mind-boggling. During the 1970 and 1980s, most American whiskeys saw their sales drop. They laid off workers and cut back on capital upgrades. But not company the Jasper Newton Daniel started 150 years ago. […]

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Sean Hannity Leads Fight Against Media Fascism

 

Sean Hannity has had enough. Good for him. The other day, after being falsely accused of sexual harassment — an accusation that was hastily withdrawn the moment Hannity announced he was hiring lawyers to defend himself from this slanderous inanity — Sean spent some time on his television show on April 26 talking about not […]

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‘Gifted’: Chris Evans Shines as a Man Fighting the System for His Daughter

 

Be wary of small-minded people with a modest amount of power. I’m paraphrasing, but that line from Gifted stayed with me. Maybe I had a visceral response to this casual warning about a school principal because it seemed relevant to current politics, or any politics. Maybe it was just because it was another well-written thought […]

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Big Music Seeking a Congressional Bailout

 

Today, “more than 100 accomplished music creators” are in the nation’s capital for the annual “Grammys on the Hill.” But tomorrow, these stars will be taking part in a massive lobbying effort sponsored by the major record labels and largest music publishers. The halls of Congress will be abuzz with high-priced lobbyists and famous recording […]

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Rogue One: Empire of Evil and the Rise of Hope

 

Alongside the advent of Eastertide and springtime has come the digital, DVD, and Blu-ray release of the highly acclaimed Star Wars spin-off Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (85% Rotten Tomatoes, 3.5/4 Rolling Stone). All in all, an engaging sci-fi tale that is gutsier and grungier than any previous Star Wars flick, and that’s a […]

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