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Russia & the World Manipulate America

Written by on 21 December 2016

Government officials and public leaders are claiming that Russia manipulated the 2016 presidential election so Donald Trump would defeat Hillary Clinton. And as they make this clam, it is important to realize that Russia and the world have long manipulated America—even as no one cared about it until this year. I’ve written an extensive analysis […]

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Failed Funny

Written by on 20 December 2016

What makes the portrayal of young conservative Alex P. Keaton from the eighties show “Family Ties” or “30 Rock’s” Jack Donaghy so funny and Seth Meyers’ monologue and Stephen Colbert’s faux conservative shtick so painfully unfunny? Conservatives have not dominated the cultural conversation since at least “All in the Family” and the anti-Vietnam war “Smother’s […]

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Sharing The World With Letters From Santa

Written by on 20 December 2016

Poor Santa. Every Christmas season the man in the red suit in the magical North Pole workshops tends to gets dragged through the murky mud of reality, piety and cynicism. This year is no exception, as a pastor in Amarillo, Texas reportedly yelled “Kids, there is no Santa!” as his subtle way of reminding some […]

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‘John Wick: Chapter 2’ Trailer Released

Written by on 19 December 2016

Movie buffs who didn’t get enough trailer excitement today with the premier of the Blade Runner 2049 teaser can also geek out over the just-released full trailer for John Wick: Chapter 2. (Lionsgate Movies released a teaser back in October.) Keanu Reeves returns as the title character while Laurence Fishburne joins the cast. Fishburne’s addition will […]

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‘Blade Runner 2049’ Teaser Trailer Arrives

Written by on 19 December 2016

Warner Brothers released the first teaser trailer for Blade Runner 2049. The forthcoming movie is a sequel to, Blade Runner, which was released in 1982 and starred Harrison Ford. Enjoy watching this first look at the anticipated movie but also notice two things: the teaser focuses more on Ryan Gosling and the movie even gives […]

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A Love Letter to Michelle Obama

Written by on 18 December 2016

In an interview with Oprah Winfrey, FLOTUS Michelle Obama said of Donald Trump’s election, “We feel the difference now. See, now, we are feeling what not having hope feels like.” This quote has occasioned much anger, but the outrage is misplaced. We have been blessed by Michelle Obama as our First Lady these last eight […]

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#CocksNotGlocks Is Onto Something?

Written by on 17 December 2016

Well 2016 has been full of absurdity and things that make you go “Whaaaa?”. Apparently the run up to 2017 is going to be no exception. During 2016, Texas passed a law allowing concealed carry on college campuses. Open carry is also legal throughout the state. To protest, anti-gun groups on the University of Texas, […]

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Nine Minutes I Will Never Get Back

Written by on 16 December 2016

Welcome to political discourse in 2016. In case you missed the complete trainwreck Thursday night between Tucker Carlson and Kurt Eichenwald, you can watch it here. Prepare to lose a brain cell or two and learn, well, nothing. Except maybe that Kurt looks absolutely nothing like his Twitter avi, but I would venture that is not a […]

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Rogue One – No Spoilers

Written by on 15 December 2016

Well, what a ride. As a verified member of the Star Wars generation, meaning I saw the original movie in its first release at an actual theater, I was not disappointed. Even in my tiny town, the theater was full for the first showing and enthusiasm was high. Light sabers and rebel dress were common […]

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