Brian Setzer Orchestra -- Nutcracker Suite, 2005.
For all the internet hatred rained down upon Carrie Underwood, the live-broadcast Sound of Music was a ratings hit, so of course NBC plans to do more live musicals. The busy minds at NYMag‘s Vulture blog have a list of suggestions, including at least one that would definitely attract a non-Walmart-target-demo audience: The Music Man [Read more...]
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Today I spoke on the Senate floor about preventing Iran from ever developing a nuclear weapon. Below is full text of the speech. Video is available on my YouTube channel. Mr. President, I want to speak about an issue of great importance...Show More Summary
Today I had the great honor of saying an opening prayer at the National Cathedral's memorial service for Nelson Mandela, the most important political leader of the 20th century. This was an honor, not only because of Mandela's stature on the world's stage, but because he was someone I admired very deeply and personally. Show More Summary
Something recently happened in England that warrants revisiting Rachel Maddow’s (in?)famous 2010 interview with Rand Paul concerning the Civil Rights Act of 1964. In April of this year, Rachel Maddow also revisited that interview, following Rand’s visit to Howard University, during which he answers a question from a student with the sentence: “I do question [...]
Woody Guthrie is a hero of mine. He represents whatever is left inside of me that has a little peek at optimism, despite all the pain and suffering and horrible turns of government I've seen and experienced. American Radical Woody lived a hard life. Show More Summary
With even President Obama lamenting the loss of social mobility in America it now seems the majority of the American people no longer believe in the American Dream. According to a Bloomberg Poll the "land of opportunity" meme, long established irrespective of evidence, has finally been smothered by the realities of plutocracy.
Sen. Mary Landrieu is up with her first ad, and it's about the health-care law. It stresses her work -- and sometimes tough talk to the president -- to fix the law to make sure Obama’s promise that people who like their insurance can keep it. The ad, to air in key markets …
Yesterday, Representative Steve Stockman posted a letter on his website. It began, "Dear patriot, You are in a foxhole fighting to save our constitutional Republic … and the last thing you need is a Republican bayonet in your back. But...Show More Summary
A look at Another Christmas Song, as well as a review of the worst Christmas novelty songs of all time.
Sen. Mark Pryor of Arkansas, a centrist Democrat facing a tough re-election campaign, launched a new political ad this month, and both the ad and the responses to it have highlighted the challenges of mixing religion and politics inShow More Summary
Joshua Ackley, the lead singer of the "homopunk" band The Dead Betties, is no longer listed as the main media spokesman for the Girl Scouts two days after an article questioning whether the youth organization is best represented by an individual with a lewd public hobby. Show More Summary
The human animal is, quite reasonably, afraid of the dark. When living in it, we seek light. In accepting the reality of Nelson Mandela's death, my sad heart is drawn to the light of hope he offers us all: history will be what we make of it. I rejoice in Nelson Mandela's life as, in equal measure, I mourn his death. Show More Summary
President Obama's warm greeting to Cuban dictator Raúl Castro at Tuesday's memorial for Nelson Mandela rightfully sparked the ire of those with a passion for human rights. In greeting Castro, Obama discredits the work of dissidents Castro routinely arrests and assaults. Show More Summary
Scott dodged a question about whether he would pursue federal funding for Medicaid expansion next month and instead highlighted Obamacare's rocky rollout. The post Now That Rick Scott’s Running For Re-Election, He’s Backing Away From Medicaid Expansion appeared first on ThinkProgress.
The pieces are in place. Will the U.S. and Cuba play them? The fourth anniversary of the imprisonment of Alan Gross marked a fundamental shift in discourse which provides President Obama with the moral and political space to negotiate with Cuba for his release. Stephen B. Show More Summary
A flyer accusing President Kennedy of communism, starting an illegal war, alienating allies, befriending enemies, and promoting a non-Christian secular government circulated in Dallas days before the President arrived. The flyer was designed like a wanted poster and naturally sparked the curiosity of law enforcement after Kennedy was assassinated. Show More Summary
Secretary of State John Kerry told Congress that he doesn't want to give the Iranians any excuses to break the recent nuclear deal, and that includes passing new sanctions. The post Kerry Tells Congress That Passing New Iran Sanctions Now Would Be ‘Gratuitous’ appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Susan Boyle's recently learned that she has Asperger Syndrome. Why her diagnosis--and her willingness to speak about it--matter. The post Susan Boyle Comes Out As A Person With Asperger Syndrome appeared first on ThinkProgress.