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New York Daily News Sends up House of Cards

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Speculation about Senator Ashley Judd gains substance

Speculation about Senator Ashley Judd gains substance

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It’s looking increasingly likely that Ashley Judd is ready to make a run for the Kentucky Senate seat now held by reptilian Mitch McConnell, one the most despicable do-nothings ever to slither up Capitol Hill. Howard Fineman writes today at HuffPo: Judd told one close ally that she plans to announce her run for the Democratic nomination for the 2014 race “around Derby” — meaning in early May when the…

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Jon Stewart plans hiatus from The Daily Show to direct Rosewater

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Jon Stewart will take a 3-month break from The Daily Show this summer to make his feature film debut. (Deadline)Stewart has written the script, and will direct Rosewater, an adaptation of the book Then They Came For Me: A Family’s Story Of Love, Captivity And Survival. Published in 2011 by Random House, the book is Maziar Bahari’s harrowing ordeal of leaving London in June 2009 to cover Iran’s presidential elections….

The Winner!

The Winner!

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A funny Facebook chat we had after the election you might like:

Louis CK is Lincoln

Louis CK is Lincoln

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The highlight of Louis CK’s appearance this weekend on SNL.

The Politics of Perception: Think Outside the Ballot Box

The Politics of Perception: Think Outside the Ballot Box

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Nothing’s riding on this except the, uh, first amendment to the Constitution, freedom of the press, and maybe the future of the country. What I’ve learned about the Oscar race from watching the 2012 election There are many similarities between the Oscar race and the US presidential election. Pundits are generally divided up into teams, much like the Democrats and Republicans. The voters are bombarded with ads, charming persuaders, bloggers…

Joss Whedon On Mitt Romney

Joss Whedon On Mitt Romney

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Lena Dunham Stirs Things Up – Conservatives Totally Flip Out

Lena Dunham Stirs Things Up – Conservatives Totally Flip Out

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But oh how they huffed and puffed! Oh how they wagged their fingers at Dunham for daring to — um — use a funny metaphor? There is nothing the slightest bit filthy in what Dunham has said. She says “my first time” and she means it’s supposed to be about voting. If Ann Romney were saying the exact same thing no one would draw the conclusion that she was being…

Corporations and the Billionaire Elite Get Desperate, Decide to Show Trash Fakumentary by D’Souza

Corporations and the Billionaire Elite Get Desperate, Decide to Show Trash Fakumentary by D’Souza

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What is that sound? Oh, that’s the sound of panic.  The Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision opened the spigot for unlimited spending on candidates by Super PACs and while Obama’s campaign is taking in substantial donations it can’t compare to dump-trucks of cash the Romney campaign commands. So many billions of dollars are at stake here, not just the money being funneled with a fire hose into swing states as…

Worth Remembering – Samuel L. Jackson wants you to Wake the F**k Up

Worth Remembering – Samuel L. Jackson wants you to Wake the F**k Up

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For the first time in my lifetime we are faced with a potential presidential administration that is prepared to overturn Roe V. Wade. The drastic changes to the Supreme Court are worth worrying about. After watching Steven Spielberg’s best film in twenty years about how Abraham Lincoln and his cabinet barely pushed through the 13th amendment reminded me how the Republican party used to stand up for freedom, not try…