Archive for April, 2010

 
Democrats distracted by wedge issues of their own?

Democrats distracted by wedge issues of their own?

Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Ala) says that Democrats should focus on the economy this year, not immigration or global warming. “One in ten Americans are unemployed. Wages are stagnant. The pace of creation is too slow.”  He concludes that the immigration and global warming issues are “too divisive.”
William Galston of the National Review agrees:
Elementary [...]

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Lincoln, Nebraska May 28 – June 3

Lincoln, Nebraska May 28 – June 3

What’s the Matter with Kansas? will screen for ONE WEEK ONLY at the Ross Media Arts Center in Lincoln, NE starting on Friday, May 28, 2010 (the start of Memorial Day Weekend.)
Kansas Farmers Union President Donn Teske, a star of the film, will appear on opening night after the 7:30 pm screening, and take questions [...]

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Filmmakers will speak at IFP/Chicago Producers’ Series Sunday, May 2

Filmmakers will speak at IFP/Chicago Producers’ Series Sunday, May 2

Filmmakers Laura Cohen and Joe Winston will speak at the 2010 IFP/Chicago Producers’ Series, where they’ll relate their adventures making and marketing What’s the Matter with Kansas?
The Producers’ Series is an annual intensive workshop for professional and  emerging filmmakers to learn about how to actually get projects made and sold.  We attend every year and [...]

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Inside the mind of the Tea Partier

Inside the mind of the Tea Partier

Today, of course, was “Tax Day,” marked by 768 Tea Party Protests across the country.  (Slate has a map of how the movement has grown across the country.)
For the occasion, the Tea Party will unveil a “Contract From America,” a ten-point list which was arrived at through polling of its members.  Here’s a summary:
(1) Require [...]

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Pope Michael: The Movie

Pope Michael: The Movie

In a small town in Kansas, a small group of Conclavists believe that all every Pope elected since Vatican II is a heretic (and the appointments to the College of Cardinals since 1958 to be invalid), so they’ve elected their own  — David Bawden, or Pope Michael.
Bawden was elected Pope Michael in 1990 by a [...]

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Denver area screening – April 15, 2010 – One night only!

Denver area screening – April 15, 2010 – One night only!

David Sirota, famed columnist, author, and journalist, along with Denver AM 760, are hosting a special screening of “What’s the Matter with Kansas?” for one night only.
Sirota will host and Thomas Frank will talk after the screening, and sign books.
Cinebarre 10001 Grant Street Thornton CO, 80229Thursday, April 15, 20106:30 pm
For tickets: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/633450668
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