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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
Hurry – [...]

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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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The Coffee Party

The Coffee Party

Recently, LiberalArtsDude tipped us off to a fast-growing popular movement, The Coffee Party, which appears to be a liberal response to the Tea Party Movement.
Maryland-based documentary filmmaker Annabel Park founded the movement earlier this year getting a big response to this Facebook post: let’s start a coffee party . . . smoothie party. red bull [...]

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