Archive for March, 2010

 
Joan Heffington, GOP primary challenger to Sam Brownback for Kansas governor

Brownback challenged from his Right

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 [...]

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Screenland Crown Center Theatre, KC – EXTENDED to April 11

Screenland Crown Center Theatre, KC – EXTENDED to April 11

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 [...]

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Thomas Frank and David Frum agree: Tea Parties made for TV

Thomas Frank and David Frum agree: Tea Parties made for TV

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.
Frum writes:
A huge part of the blame for today’s disaster attaches to conservatives and Republicans [...]

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Thomas Frank and Joe Winston at the Kansas City Premiere 3/12/10

Kansas City run EXTENDED

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 [...]

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Thomas Frank: don’t mess with the Texas Board of Ed.

Thomas Frank: don’t mess with the Texas Board of Ed.

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 [...]

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Win free tickets on our Facebook page

Win free tickets on our Facebook page

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 [...]

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Thomas Frank:  "We are all Kansans now"

Thomas Frank: "We are all Kansans now"

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 [...]

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