The Campaign Spot

National Frontrunner… John McCain? Yup. Technically.

Things look rough for national poll leader Rudy Giuliani… no, wait, I mean Mike Huckabee… no, wait, I mean… John McCain?

It’s by a point, and it’s from Rasmussen’s Robo-pollsters… but in the end, it’s another sign that there is no frontrunner. If you’re a Rudy fan, your guy is only two points off the national lead… If you’re a Mitt or Huck fan, your guy is only a point back. And if you’re a Fred fan, no reason for gloom, your guy is only five percent back nationally.

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Politics & Policy

The Blackface Party

I must have missed something: Was there some kind of all-hands white-people meeting at which we voted to kick the Democrats out? Elizabeth Warren, Rachel Dolezal, Beto O’Rourke — what’s up with all the ethnic play-acting? Isn’t cultural appropriation supposed to be a bad thing among progressives? Isn’t ... Read More
Film & TV

A Right-Wing Halloween

‘The world is not a dark and evil place,” insists an exasperated woman played by Judy Greer in Halloween. “It’s full of love and understanding!” I put the question to the class: Is she right? In the new film (not a reboot but a sequel that occurs 40 years after the events in the 1978 original and ... Read More