Tag: Barack Obama

Television, TV Reviews

The Ted Zone: “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman”

Ladies and Gentlemen, please welcome back David Letterman...

Aretha Franklin

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Aretha Franklin, “A Natural Woman (You Make Me Feel Like)”

Happy New Year! In 1967, Aretha Franklin released “A Natural Woman (You Make Me Feel Like)” on Atlantic Records. The song was...

Current Events, Pop Politico

Pop Politico: “American Civilization and Its Discontented”

Welcome to the Age of Disruptors...

Pop Politico

Pop Politico: “Disintegrating Democrats”

The Democratic Party's Strategy for the 2014 Midterms: "Run Away! Run Away!" ...

Soul Serenade - Ashford & Simpson

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Ashford & Simpson, “Solid”

The legendary songwriters had a smash of their own in '84...

Current Events

Popdose Politicks: On the Edge of the Syrian Seat

The drumbeat of war is tapping away again. How does the US stand to lose or gain from an act of aggression against Syria?...

Film, Popdose Lists

Popdose Prime: 10 Movies With Amusing Fictional Presidents

As Americans we like our president to be some combination of likable and better than us. Our last two presidents got in this way, albeit in...

Popblerd!

Big Money Presents-Aging Hip Replacement 2.0: Obligatory Post-Election Thoughts

Now that the election is over, let's find a way to put aside our differences-or understand and appreciate our differences-and move forward....

Popblerd!

Election Day Special: The Popblerd Staff Releases Its College Records

Trump wants to see Obama's college records? We'll show him ours......

Popblerd!

Andre Cymone Re-Emerges (For A Good Cause) With “America”

After nearly 2 decades, singer, bassist & producer Andre Cymone emerges with "America," whose proceeds are dedicated to campaign...

Current Events, Dw. Dunphy On...

Dw. Dunphy On… What I Learnt From Thine Political Conventions

I learnt t'is better to watch football, I did....

Current Events, Dw. Dunphy On...

Dw. Dunphy On… Our Man in London (Think You Could Keep Him?)

Rule Brittania! There's only one man who could dis the Olympics Opening Ceremony....

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Current Events

Thoughts On A Hostage Crisis

Thoughts On A Hostage Crisis: Think a US default won't affect you directly and immediately? Think again....

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Harper's Findings, Music

Harper’s Index: January 2011

Statistics chosen at random from the latest Harper’s Index, with corresponding mp3s. Rank of “disappointed” among terms used...

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Consumerism

Ten Years: Stuff We Didn’t Have in 2001

There are events, items and personalities that become so absorbed in the culture, it is hard to believe they weren’t always there....

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Current Events, Political Culture

Political Culture: Everybody Into The Conflictinator!

Chastened by Jon Stewart, if not the midterm election results, Jon Cummings invites Popdose readers to Be Their Own Pundits and pontificate...

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Current Events, Pop Politico

Pop Politico: “The Times They Are A-Changin’ Back!”

The election of Scott Brown to the United States Senate has been the sexy political story of the week, but it’s also a reminder to the...

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Current Events, Political Culture

Political Culture: The Boston Tea Party

Whether or not Democrats manage to salvage health care legislation, losing Ted Kennedy's seat is just desserts for their substantive and...

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Current Events, Numberscruncher

Numberscruncher: Sweden Is Not Socialist

Last week, a conservative friend asked me how I liked living in Sweden under Comrade Obama. I sighed. Somehow or another, it has become...

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Film, Film Reviews

Film Review: “Capitalism: A Love Story”

He's tackled government ineptitude, gun control, and health care -- and now, with his latest film, Michael Moore is back where he started:...

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Current Events, Political Culture

Political Culture: In Defense of … ACORN?

Glenn Beck scored another pelt for his demagoguery-fur coat this week, when Congress voted to cut all federal funding for the...

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Current Events, Dw. Dunphy On...

Dw. Dunphy On… “You Lie!”: The Backstory

The outburst heard ’round the nation, at least until Kanye West co-opted the mike: South Carolina Representative Joe Wilson’s...

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Bootleg City, Music

Bootleg City: Matthew McConaughey’s Favorite Songs of the Late ’90s

Hey, y’all. Matthew McConaughey here, fillin’ in for Mr. Mayor of Bootleg City this week. Cassanova gave me a jingle-jangle the...

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Current Events, Political Culture

Political Culture: At Town Halls, Tea and Thuggery

Jon Cummings thought the right wing would smooth down its fringe feathers after the '08 election. Snake eyes on that roll, Jon!...

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Current Events, Film, Music, Sugar Water

Sugar Water: Black and/or White

Writer-director Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing opened in theaters on June 30, 1989. “White people still ask me why Mookie threw...

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Current Events, Sugar Water, Television

Sugar Water: “24” and the Enhanced Techniques of Viewer Torture

In February 2007 The New Yorker published “Whatever It Takes,” an article by Jane Mayer about the Fox series 24, and how the...

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21st-Century Digital Boy, Television

21st Century Digital Boy: Big Hits & Fazed Cookies

Your 21st Century Digital Boy has had quite a weekend: ham, potato salad, green bean casserole and plenty o’ gleaning and gossip on...

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Music, Unsolicited Career Advice

Unsolicited Career Advice for… Beyoncé

For someone who doesn’t know a lot about hip-hop (as we surmised from his memo to the late Tupac Shakur), Uncle Donnie does seem to...

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Current Events, Political Culture

Political Culture: I Have More Influence Than Rush Limbaugh

It’s been a giggle this week watching Democrats paint Rush Limbaugh as the “bloated, drug-addled” head of the...

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Current Events, Sugar Water

Sugar Water: Break On Through (to Another Side of Acting)

“A liar lies and a thief steals from you, but a hustler gives you something that you don’t mind parting with your money for....