Mike Huckabee Smears Single Mothers

By |March 4th, 2011|

UPDATE FROM THE HUCKSTER, CUE IRONY ALERT: "I was asked about Oscar-winner Natalie Portman's out-of-wedlock pregnancy. Natalie is an extraordinary actor, very deserving of her recent Oscar trophy and I am glad she will marry her baby's father. However, contrary to what the Hollywood media reported, I did not "slam" or "attack" Natalie Portman, nor [...]

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The Movies and Wisconsin are Union Stories

By |February 28th, 2011|

When Wally Pfister, winner for cinematography for "Inception," thanked his "fantastic union crew!" it was a moment of solidarity last night at the Oscars. Unions got applause elsewhere when mentioned as well. Meanwhile, back in Wisconsin a small and important emotional victory: In a victory "“ at least a symbolic one "“ for Wisconsin's public [...]

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Oscar Liveblog Party 2011!

By |February 27th, 2011|

Oscar Liveblog: KEEP HITTING REFRESH.. 7:10 pm CST: As we watch the red carpet and get ready for the ceremony here are some of my thoughts on Oscar tonight. Agree? Disagree? Montage of great Oscar moments! […]

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Top Best Pictures of All Time?!

By |February 25th, 2011|

Sunday is Oscar night and we got a live blog Oscar party right here! Im a mega film buff so this will be fun. Lets take a quick tour down memory of some of the Academy's best picture winners which I think are the most memorable films ever made. Agree? Gone with the Wind 1939: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9ftIzRAgAk&feature=player_embedded Casablanca 1942: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJvlGh_FgcI All about Eve 1950: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3IONdE15vQ On the Waterfront 1954: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUSq6ubk8iY Ben Hur 1959: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LlzfqVtmxVA&feature=player_detailpage Lawrence of Arabia 1962: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQA_ldX0VI0 Well here is the full list of best pics. Which are your favorites? In bold are mine: 2009 - “The Hurt Locker” 2008 - “Slumdog Millionaire” 2007 - “No Country for Old Men” 2006 - “The Departed” 2005 - “Crash” 2004 - “Million Dollar Baby” 2003 - “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” 2002 - “Chicago” 2001 - “A Beautiful Mind” 2000 - “Gladiator” 1999 - “American Beauty” 1998 - “Shakespeare in Love” 1997 - “Titanic” 1996 - “The English Patient” 1995 - “Braveheart” 1994 - “Forrest Gump” 1993 - “Schindler’s List” 1992 - “Unforgiven” 1991 - “The Silence of the Lambs” 1990 - “Dances with Wolves” 1989 - “Driving Miss Daisy” 1988 - “Rain Man” 1987 - “The Last Emperor” 1986 - “Platoon” 1985 - “Out of Africa” 1984 - “Amadeus” 1983 - “Terms of Endearment” 1982 - “Gandhi” 1981 - “Chariots of Fire” 1980 - “Ordinary People” 1979 - “Kramer vs. Kramer” 1978 - “The Deer Hunter” 1977 - “Annie Hall” 1976 - “Rocky” 1975 - “One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest” 1974 - “The Godfather Part II” 1973 - “The Sting” 1972 - “The Godfather” 1971 - “The French Connection” 1970 - “Patton” 1969 - “Midnight Cowboy” 1968 - “Oliver!” 1967 - “In the Heat of the Night” 1966 - “A Man for All Seasons” 1965 - “The Sound of Music” 1964 - “My Fair Lady” 1963 - “Tom Jones” 1962 - “Lawrence of Arabia” 1961 - “West Side Story” 1960 - “The Apartment” 1959 - “Ben-Hur” 1958 - “Gigi” 1957 - “The Bridge on the River Kwai” 1956 - “Around the World in 80 Days” 1955 - “Marty” 1954 - “On the Waterfront” 1953 - “From Here to Eternity” 1952 - “The Greatest Show on Earth” 1951 - “An American in Paris” 1950 - “All about Eve” 1949 - “All the Kings Men” 1948 - “Hamlet” 1947 - “Gentleman's Agreement” 1946 - “The Best Years of Our Lives” 1945 - “The Lost Weekend” 1944 - “Going My Way” 1943 - “Casablanca” 1942 - “Mrs. Miniver” 1941 - “How Green Was My Valley” 1940 - “Rebecca” 1939 - “Gone with the Wind” 1938 - “You Can't Take It with You” 1937 - “The Life of Emile Zola” 1936 - “The Great Ziegfeld” 1935 - “Mutiny on the Bounty” 1934 - “It Happened One Night” 1932/1933 - “Cavalcade” 1931/1932 - “Grand Hotel” 1930/1931 - “Cimarron” 1929/1930 - “All Quiet on the Western Front” 1928/1929 - “The Broadway Melody” 1927/1928 - “Wings”

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This Week in Headlines

By |January 14th, 2011|

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On Boehner’s Boo-Hooing, Look to the Grape

By |December 16th, 2010|

Matt Lewis has got something here. Alcohol also "brings out underlying emotions," explains Dr. Michael Fingerhood, an associate professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins University. "It generally is unmasking what is inside them." As is to be expected, Republican aides and lobbyists are not anxious to publicly discuss whether the incoming House speaker might have [...]

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Obama Plays Economic Scrooge

By |November 29th, 2010|

... Clearly this is a difficult decision. Federal employees are hardworking and dedicated and central to delivering essential services to the American people. And today we are -- the President is clearly asking them to make a sacrifice. We believe it's the first of many difficult steps ahead that we'll be taking in the upcoming [...]

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Welcome to The New Education Normal

By |November 7th, 2010|

The film "Waiting for Superman" changed the education conversation forever. Former Mayor Fenty and Michelle Rhee played a huge role in the debate and for their stance and courage one got sacked, the other fled. Enter the conservative and the Tea Party factor after the midterms and what you've got is a new education normal. [...]

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Right Celebrates Conservative Women as Malaise Hits Democrats

By |September 26th, 2010|

The marketing of conservative women by the Right is even more boldly impressive when juxtaposed against the Democratic brand today. You'll understand after you read Rick Pearlstein's acerbic assessment of the new Democratic logo, which is emblematic of the 2010 malaise. It's the manifestation of the weakness of the Democratic Party in the era of [...]

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Fareed Zakaria Returns ADL Award & Honorarium

By |August 7th, 2010|

[...] The purpose of this letter is more straightforward. I cannot in good conscience hold onto the award or the honorarium that came with it and am returning both. I hope that it might add to the many voices that have urged you to reconsider and reverse your position on this issue. This decision will [...]

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