The American Spectator : Enough With the Bipartisanship

U.S. President George W. Bush signs energy bill in Washington

The American Spectator : Enough With the Bipartisanship.
by Matt Purple

In 1987, on the evening of her third general election victory as leader of the Conservative Party, the late and great Margaret Thatcher gave a speech before her constituents in the district of Finchley. It was mostly boilerplate stuff—thanking the voters, praising the poll watchers. But there was also something distinctly un-American going on: the address was constantly being interrupted by hecklers. Every time jeers broke out, Thatcher would smile, durable and unflappable, until quiet was restored. Continue reading →

Ham Handed Hollywood

by Jeff Swanson

When Hollywood gets behind something, you know. Particularly if it’s political. I suppose the beautiful people feel they are doing something important and serious. The reality is, if Hollywood wants to do topical entertainment, it’s done with all the subtlety of a hand grenade.

Such is the case for the upcoming Matt Damon, John Krasinski melodrama, Promised Land. Continue reading