Archive for March, 2010
It looks like the latest challenge to the political right in Kansas is…the even further right?
Joan Heffington of Derby, KS recently announced her candidacy for governor of Kansas, pitting herself directly against the current GOP front-runner, Senator Sam Brownback. The Topeka Capitol-Journal reports:
Heffington, a Derby resident who has never held political office, said insight into [...]
Update: the movie will continue to play at the Screenland Crown Center through Sunday, April 11. Go here for show times and other details.
“What’s the Matter with Kansas?” will move over to the Screenland Crown Center Theater in Kansas City, MO starting Friday, March 26.
The 7:00 pm Friday show will be immediately followed by [...]
Thomas Frank attended the Tea Party rally in Washington, D.C. last Saturday, on the eve of the House vote to approve the health care bill. Former Bush speechwriter David Frum is calling the bill a Waterloo — for the Republicans.
A huge part of the blame for today’s disaster attaches to conservatives and Republicans [...]
Due to overwhelming demand, “What’s the Matter with Kansas?” will continue its run at the Tivoli Cinemas through Thursday, March 25, 2010 (then it moves to the Screenland Crown Center.) Opening night sold out completely (see picture below) and lively discussions ensued afterwards.
A special shout-out is due to area organizations who contributed to the [...]
The Kansas Board of Education is, of course, famous for debating the teaching of evolution in public schools. As recently as 2005, the Board decreed that schools must include Creationism or Intelligent Design in their science curriculum– only to be overruled again in 2007.
The Culture Wars continue to play out in public education, now most [...]
Starting today, we will be giving away pairs of free tickets to see “What”s the Matter with Kansas?” at the E Street Cinema in Washington, D.C. Become a fan on Facebook, and you”ll get the contests in your casino online news feed, and can also find them on our fan page.
“What”s the Matter with [...]
A few weeks ago, I was reading an account of the tea party movement in the NYT which pointed out that many of the movement”s recruits had suffered in some way during the recent crash and recession. A different account of the surprise Republican victory in the Massachusetts Senate race ascribed it to a huge [...]