Archive for September, 2009

 
Operation Rescue is out of money, may shut down

Operation Rescue is out of money, may shut down

“We’re so broke, we can’t even pay attention,” quipped Troy Newman, head of Operation Rescue, speaking to the Associated Press. The Pro-Life activist group based in Wichita, KS is apparently on the brink of shutting down, for lack of funds.  He’s just sent out a desperate letter to supporters, adding that he’s working without pay.  [...]

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Welcome to the new blog, new web site

Welcome to the new blog, new web site

Hello, and welcome to the new blog for “What’s the Matter with Kansas?” We’re still making improvements, so leave us comments and let us know how the new blog layout and the new site work for you!

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WGN radio interview tomorrow morning

WGN radio interview tomorrow morning

Director Joe Winston will talk about the making of the movie, “What’s the Matter with Kansas?” on WGN Radio, 720 AM from Chicago, tomorrow morning, Sunday, September 13, at 7:00 am CST.  You can stream it live from the WGN Radio website.
The program, “The Sunday Papers,” is hosted by the Chicago Tribune’s Rick Kogan, who [...]

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Anti-abortion protester shot and killed in Michigan

Anti-abortion protester shot and killed in Michigan

A member of Operation Save America (a splinter group of Operation Rescue), Jim Pouillon, age 63, was shot and killed at 7:20 am Friday morning, while protesting against abortion outside a high school in Michigan. Authorities say the suspect, Harlan James Drake, age 33, was offended by anti-abortion material that the activist had displayed across [...]

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Thomas Frank: the backlash returns

Thomas Frank: the backlash returns

Thomas Frank, who coined the term “the Great Backlash,” and made it famous in his book, “What’s the Matter with Kansas?” notes in his column in today’s Wall Street Journal that it didn’t take long for the Obama Honeymoon to end.
A scary new populism made the cover of Newsweek back in March.
But then we skipped [...]

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Volunteers Needed to Videotape Chicago Q&A’s

Volunteers Needed to Videotape Chicago Q&A’s

“What’s the Matter with Kansas?” is looking for volunteer(s) to videotape the Q & A sessions (sure to be lively) featuring Thomas Frank and the filmmakers. The Q & A’s will take place after two of the screenings at the Gene Siskel Film Center.

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