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Will Durst’s 2014 Xmas Gift Wish List

In which our intrepid correspondent gets a rash from rubbing up against more strange bushes. Now read this:Christmas Open (Dec 25, 2014) Santa’s On His Way. Track Him Here (Dec 24, 2014) Camden, MO Cop Shoots And Kills Family’s Golden Retriever (Dec 24, 2014) Winner Of Eggnog Chugging Contest Winds Up In ICU (Dec 24, [...]

My Tenth Annual Christmas Podcast

I wrote this during the amazing Summer and Fall of 1986, when I wrote two books, two screenplays and a slew of short stories and essays in my Hollywood office on Kingswell, in what turned out to be Walt Disney's original studio. In 2005 we produced it for KOPT-AM radio in Eugene. Continue reading ?

My Tenth Annual Christmas Podcast

I wrote this during the amazing Summer and Fall of 1986, when I wrote two books, two screenplays and a slew of short stories and essays in my Hollywood office on Kingswell, in what turned out to be Walt Disney's original studio. There, he produced silent "Alice in Cartoonland" one- and two-reelers. The post My Tenth Annual Christmas Podcast appeared first on The Moderate Voice.

Marco Rubio on Cuba

(John Hinderaker) This morning on the Laura Ingraham show, I talked with Senator Marco Rubio about the Obama administration’s overture toward Castro’s Cuban dictatorship. It is a good interview, I think. Among other things, it focuses...Show More Summary

Terrorism's Tour de Farce: Sony and Cheney

LISTEN HERE: By Mark Green Shrum and Lowry discuss North Korea's film fatwa and Cheney's eagerness to become Mr. Torture. Then: If Nixon recognized China 25 years after its Communist Revolution, why shouldn't Obama do so with Cuba 50 years later? And can the third Bush beat the first woman? On Obama and Cuba. Show More Summary

Podcast: The ‘Cuban Five’ — On Their Case & Release from US Prison as Part of a Prisoner Swap

The release of the last three members of the “Cuban Five” as part of a prisoner swap marking a shift in United States policy toward Cuba was a victory for people all over the world, who had been seeking justice and freedom for them. The “Cuban Five” are five men, who were sent to Miami [...]

Will Durst: Bush 3, U.S. 0

In which our intrepid correspondent gets a rash from rubbing up against more strange bushes. Now read this:Bush Is Not A Word; It Is a Sentence (Dec 17, 2014) Jeb Bush’s 6 Greatest Gaffes (Dec 17, 2014) Jon Huntsman Claims Jeb Bush Evokes GOP Nostalgia (Dec 17, 2014) Terri Schiavo’s Husband Speaks Out On Jeb [...]

Economics Daily Digest: Sharing economy, CEO pay, pension cuts

By Rachel Goldfarb, originally published on Next New Deal Click here to subscribe to Roosevelt First, our weekday morning email featuring the Daily Digest. The Bloomberg Advantage: Konczal on Uber (Bloomberg) Roosevelt Institute Fellow...Show More Summary

Podcast: The Torture Report, Its Ramifications & the Torture That Continues Under Obama

The Senate intelligence committee finally released the summary of its report on the CIA’s rendition, detention and interrogation program this past week. It detailed a criminal conspiracy involving the torture the CIA used against detainees in the global “war on terrorism” and the lengths to which CIA officials and interrogators had gone to cover up [...]

Will Durst: Snow Good, Water Bad

In which our intrepid correspondent is shocked, shocked, he says, to find out the CIA was lying.

Podcast: Chicago Police & Why the US Needs a Domestic Law Specifically Criminalizing Torture

There currently is no law in the United States, which specifically criminalizes law enforcement who engage in torture. The United Nations Committee Against Torture has protested the fact that there is no law in the United States, however, three times now the US government has maintained that such a law is not required because there [...]

Will Durst: Top Ten Comedic News Stories Of 2014

In which our intrepid correspondent looks back over the most recent annus horriblus and mocks. As is his way.

Dana Carvey: Dennis Miller Got 'Brutalized' for Embracing Conservatism

Comedian Dana Carvey understands why comedians initially tread carefully when joking about President Barack Obama, the nation's first black Commander in Chief. What the former Saturday Night Live standout can't fathom is why fellow comic Dennis Miller got taken to the pop culture woodshed for embracing conservatism. Show More Summary

Will Durst: Thanksgiving 2014

In which our intrepid correspondent, in the spirit of the season, gives back. Now read this:Will Durst: The Guiltiest Holiday (Nov 14, 2014) Will Durst: How I Spent My Summer Vacation (Sep 7, 2014) Will Durst: Tumbling Dumpsters (Aug 15, 2014) Will Durst: Slacker Congress (Aug 8, 2014) Will Durst: Stuck On Stuck (Jul 18, [...]

Are Democrats Losing the Jews?

In this year's midterms, Jews voted for Republican candidates more than they have in any election in the last decade.

After GOP Pins Blame on Donkey, Can Dems Find Their Inner TR by '16?

LISTEN HERE: By Mark Green Corn and Christie debate if Republicans won a wave election but not mandate since they campaigned only on "Obama Sucks". Q: How did Dems get blamed for gridlock and the economy by a GOP responsible for the Shutdown and Recession? A: Political malpractice. Show More Summary

Will Durst: Obama And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

In which our intrepid correspondent drowns his sorrows with snark. Now read this:Candidate For Governor Got 22 Percent Of The Vote And Only Spent $35 (Nov 6, 2014) Don’t Look For Compromise (And Other Midterm Thoughts) (Nov 6, 2014) GOP Gerrymandering: Dems Never Had A Chance (Nov 6, 2014) Dennis Kucinich: Democrats Blew An ‘Historic [...]

Thousands Of Protesters Target ‘Redskins’ Name Before Game In Minnesota

Thousands gathered in Minneapolis in what was possibly the largest demonstration ever against the name of Washington's football team. The post Thousands Of Protesters Target ‘Redskins’ Name Before Game In Minnesota appeared first on ThinkProgress.

What Will 2014 Election Mean for 2016? Do Pols Fear Ebola or Voters?

LISTEN HERE: By Mark Green Matalin and LaMarche debate what's driving Tuesday's vote and what it implies for the winner-take-all 2016 contest. Also: can an unapologetic bully get elected president? On Midterm Elections. As the GOP appears...Show More Summary

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