Romney Didn’t Back the Contract With America? Noooo!!!!

I’m glad to know that Romney opposed — or didn’t support, to be more accurate — the Contract with America. I’m just not sure how valuable a piece of information that is. After all, if you were a Republican in 1994 and you thought there was a shot at unseating Teddy Kennedy, wouldn’t you cut the GOP candidate some slack? Scott Brown is not exactly Phil Gramm and everyone understands why he can’t be.

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U.S.

Fire the FBI Chief

American government is supposed to look and sound like George Washington. What it actually looks and sounds like is Henry Hill from Goodfellas: bad suit, hand out, intoning the eternal mantra: “F*** you, pay me.” American government mostly works by interposition, standing between us, the free people at ... Read More
Film & TV

Black Panther’s Circle of Hype

The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) first infantilizes its audience, then banalizes it, and, finally, controls it through marketing. This commercial strategy, geared toward adolescents of all ages, resembles the Democratic party’s political manipulation of black Americans, targeting that audience through its ... Read More