Tag: President Obama

Books, Comics and Graphic Novels, Popdose Interviews

The Popdose Interview: Graphic Novelist Greg Ruth

Artist/writer Greg Ruth looks at Geronimo, The Lost Boy, the mystery at The White Lodge and more....

Current Events

Popdose Politicks: Debt Ceiling! Shutdown! Fight, Fight, Fight! (Again)

Dw DUNPHY: Well, now that Syria has vanished from the front pages, Big Tea has refocused on the fight they really wanted: Running the...

Current Events, Political Culture

Political Culture: Lose Your Delusion

GOP: Time to give the Outrage Loop a rest....

Current Events, Political Culture

10 Reasons The G.O.P. Deserves The ‘Death Penalty’

When nothing short of the ultimate punishment will do......

Current Events, Political Culture

Political Culture: Running Against the Wrong Romney?

Battling Multiple-Choice Mitt might have blunted Obama's Denver debacle....

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, Political Culture

Political Culture: Obama (Finally) Marries Reality

The president's support for gay marriage opens a new front in his battle for re-election -- but its historical importance will reverberate...

Current Events, Political Culture

Political Culture: Teabag Wall Street!

Can't the populist right and left just get along?...

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Political Culture: America – Too Big To Fail?

How did the Tea Party force a stupid deal, prove itself unfit to govern ... AND simultaneously send the economy over a cliff? Jon Cummings...

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Current Events, Political Culture

Political Culture: Absolutism Sucks! (Relatively Speaking)

Conservatives now claim the Constitution as their own -- yet couldn't bring themselves to read it in its entirety on the House floor. Jon...

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Current Events, Political Culture

Political Culture: Greetings, Fellow Hostages!

President Obama may have given up the store on tax cuts this week, but at least he coined a useful metaphor in the process. Still, is it...

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Current Events, Political Culture

Political Culture: Americans, Running Hot N Cold

Katy Perry's aborted Sesame Street appearance launched a short-lived kerfuffle, but offers a neat allegory for explaining the idiocy...

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Current Events, Political Culture

Political Culture: The Not-So-Great Society

Now is the summer of our discontent … arriving on the heels of a spring, winter, autumn and previous summer that roiled in similar...

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Current Events, Political Culture

Political Culture: Partisan Bipartisanship

A couple of extraordinary things happened this past week. One was a big f’ing deal indeed, but the other was a bit more personal. As...

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Current Events, Political Culture

Political Culture: How To Train Your Teafoxlican

We’re supposedly just three days away from the final House votes on health care, and still nobody’s sure how it’s going to go. If you...

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Current Events, Political Culture

Political Culture: Let Obama Be Bartlet (Or at Least Bush)

The most thrilling, and also the most ridiculous, presidential speech of modern times came not from an actual president, but from a fake...

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Current Events, Political Culture

Political Culture: Those Condescending Elites!

Just in time for last weekend’s National Tea Party convention – an event which will be remembered mostly for the way Sarah Palin had...

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Bootleg City, Music

Bootleg City: Mayor to Mayor

The mayor of Bootleg City is back! And in case you have no idea who that is, the mayor is me! Thank you, thank you, you’re too kind....

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Current Events, Sugar Water, Television

Sugar Water: Jay Leno Is Blacker Than Rod Blagojevich

On the morning of January 11, numerous media outlets reported that former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich had proclaimed to Esquire...

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Current Events, Sugar Water

Sugar Water: Sex!

Now that I’ve got your attention, I’d like to remind you that in late September— Wow. You’re already not paying...

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Books, Current Events, Political Culture

Political Culture: Ayn Rand’s Polemical Porn

Here’s the thing about reading Ayn Rand: She forces you to think the way she does. Once you’ve immersed yourself in her black-and-white...

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Current Events, Political Culture

Political Culture: Of Afghanistan, and a Girl From Nantucket

It was such a simpler time, that summer of 2001. Remember it? That last season of America’s (cyclical) innocence shimmers in the memory,...

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Current Events, Sugar Water

Sugar Water: Adieu, “Water” Lou

A nation mourned Wednesday night, as CNN’s Lou Dobbs, an outspoken critic of illegal immigration, announced his retirement from the...

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Current Events, Political Culture

Political Culture: Still Two Americas

We may not have John Edwards to kick around anymore – though that hasn’t stopped us from putting the occasional boot into his backside,...

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Current Events, Sugar Water

Sugar Water: Say It Ain’t So, Joe (Just Say It in Two Words or Less)

Representative Joe Wilson of South Carolina became a household name on Wednesday when he “heckled” President Obama during the...

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Current Events, Political Culture

Political Culture: Gimme Some Truth

The words were spoken in London, casually, almost flippantly, and were directed at an audience that was sure to treat them in the spirit...

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Current Events, Political Culture

Political Culture: When Did Americans Become Such Pussies?

I must admit, I had thought the days were over when Republicans could scare the bejeezus out of the citizenry (and force acquiescence from...

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Current Events, DVD Reviews, Political Culture

Political Culture: Hell Week for Catholics

When the long-awaited, religiously incendiary sequel to The Da Vinci Code arrives in theaters and the anticipated uproar is reduced to a...

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Current Events, Political Culture

Political Culture: Activist Shmactivist

Any time now – maybe even during the too-few moments between my pressing “submit” and this column going live –...

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Political Culture: Education on the Cheap

The original, furiously populist theme of this column, as I envisioned it last weekend, was “Nationalize the Banks, Now!” Well,...