The Corner

Not to Obsess Over Geena Davis or Anything…

…but series creator Rod Lurie has said that he doesn’t know whether a woman could be elected president. Interesting. This is the man who made a movie called “The Contender,” in which a female candidate for vice president gets into a controversy because she may or may not have been involved in a “g**g b**g” during college. If that’s the kind of intelligent plotting we can expect from the Geena show, bring it on, baby!

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Another Warning Sign

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Supreme Court Mulls Citizenship Question for Census

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Film & TV

Jesus Is Not the Joker

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