Thomas Frank’s new book, “Pity the Billionaire” is now on sale. The book dovetails perfectly with “What’s the Matter with Kansas?” to update how the conservative right has surged back to power after the 2008 economic crisis.
Tom begins his book tour, with the following schedule. Check Tom’s web site for venue and other details.
Wednesday, January [...]
In the wake of the Iowa Republican Straw Poll, we’ve learned that “Freedomfest 2011,” the Tea Party Straw Poll planned for Kansas City, Kansas in October 2011 has been cancelled.
The organizers cited financial difficulties, and an alarming lack of interest from those who should have been the backbone of the event – Tea Party groups [...]
In October, Kansas City, KS will host “Freedom Fest 2011,” a National Tea Party Nominating Convention, which organizers are billing as “a Tea Party Woodstock.” But without all the “hippies, drugs and trash.”
The Kansas Health Institute reports on the announcment, held in Topeka:
The activists were greeted by Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach and State Rep. [...]
Dan Deevey of The BlueRaySource.com rode an emotional roller-coaster on the way to giving “What’s the Matter with Kansas?“ a very favorable review:
He opens his review, dangling over of a cliff of despair:
I watched this movie with my mouth agape for most of it. The monumental level of ignorance and the power that it holds [...]
Before appearing in Emporia, KS the following day, director Joe Winston will take “What’s the Matter with Kansas?” to screen in Basehor, KS (in the Kansas City area) for one night only.
Here are the details:
Monday, February 21, 2011
Basehor Community Library
1400 158th Street
Basehor, KS 66007
After the screening, director Joe Winston will talk about [...]
On Wed, January 25, “What’s the Matter with Kansas?” will debut a Special Edition DVD of the film. Sporting a crisp new wide screen transfer, the disc offers a host of extras which add richness and depth to the movie itself.
Audio Commentaries – with filmmakers Joe Winston and Laura Cohen, and author Thomas [...]
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 [...]
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?”
“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
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 [...]