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Thomas Frank:  One cheer for the Tea Party

Thomas Frank: One cheer for the Tea Party

In his regular “Easy Chair” column for Harper’s, Thomas Frank says liberals should appreciate at least one thing about the Tea Party movement:
It has been three years now since the statistical beginning of the recession, and the tide of unemployment is still near full flood. Business investors have taken shelter on higher ground. The housing [...]

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Hitchens on “White washing” the Tea Party

Hitchens on “White washing” the Tea Party

Christopher Hitchens: “Does anybody believe that unemployment would have gone down if the hated bailout had not occurred and GM had been permitted to go bankrupt? Why not avoid the question altogether and mutter about a secret plan to proclaim a socialist (or Nazi, or Jew-controlled: take your pick) dictatorship?”

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Kentucky looks to add another Creation Theme Park

Kentucky looks to add another Creation Theme Park

Answers in Genesis, the organization which designed and built the Creation Museum in Petersburg, KY, has launched a new project for Kentucky:  Ark Encounter.
Slated to open in 2014, this $150 million Biblical Theme Park seeks to re-create Noah’s Ark and “show its feasibility.”  The ark will be 500 feet long and include live animals (though [...]

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Wikileaks set to take on corporate America

Wikileaks set to take on corporate America

Forbes has put Wikileaks founder Julian Assange on its cover, featuring an interview in which he declares his intention to expose secret documents of an unnamed large American bank.
Assange, who was also profiled in a July issue of the New Yorker, has enemies in corridors of power around the world, and shows no signs of [...]

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“What’s the Matter with Kansas?” on LinkTV – dates/times

“What’s the Matter with Kansas?” will air several times during late November and early December on LinkTV, available as DIRECTV Channel 375 | DISH Network Channel 9410.  The special screenings are part of LinkTV’s pledge drive.
Here are the first air dates, more to follow:
Friday, November 26, 2010 – 8:00 pm Pacific Time / 10:00 pm Central Time
Saturday, [...]

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Palatine, IL Community Screening of “What’s the Matter with Kansas?”

Palatine, IL Community Screening of “What’s the Matter with Kansas?”

In the wake of the 2010 midterm elections, Countryside Unitarian Universalist Church in Palatine, IL has organized a free screening of “What’s the Matter with Kansas?” for one night only, Friday, December 10, 2010.
Members of the church organized the screening by contacting us and purchasing a Community Screening Kit (we have several offerings, depending on [...]

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The Tax that started the Tea Party?

The Tax that started the Tea Party?

We stumbled across an item that Chris Douglas posted in FrumForum, that, while a couple months old, is more provocative than anything we’ve read since the election:
After Rick Santelli, a CNBC reporter, called on the floor of the Chicago commodities exchange for folks to converge in Chicago for a Tea Party, a spontaneous series of demonstrations [...]

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Democrats win?

Democrats win?

William Saleten of Slate proposes that Democrats and their leaders used their legislative power wisely during 2009-10, even if it cost them seats in the House.
Politicians have tried and failed for decades to enact universal health care. This time, they succeeded. In 2008, Democrats won the presidency and both houses of Congress, and by the [...]

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What do you think of the election results?

What do you think of the election results?

Post your thoughts in a comment below, you can add to the discussion which has blossomed on our Facebook page.

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Video: Sam Brownback as you’ve never seen him

Video: Sam Brownback as you’ve never seen him

The New York Times notes that, if elected – which seems virtually certain – Sam Brownback would become Kansas’ most conservative governor in decades.
While the governor’s office has flipped back and forth between moderate Republicans and Democrats, Mr. Brownback would be the first conservative to hold the office in at least a half century.
“At this [...]

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Dr. George Tiller

“The Assassination of Dr. Tiller” special to air on MSNBC

On Monday, October 25, 9:00 PM Eastern Time,  The Rachel Maddow Show will present an hour-long documentary special, “The Assassination of Dr, Tiller.”
The abortion doctor was slain in his church in Wichita on May 31, 2009.  His murderer, Scott Roeder, has been convicted to life in prison without possibility of parole. Dr. Tiller’s status as one [...]

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