As I sit here watching the 2017 Oscars, I can’t help but think about the intersection of art and politics. True, it seems as though life is imitating art with the election of a reality star as our president. And it was cool to see Mahershala Ali win an Oscar for his performance in Moonlight, many political junkies know him as Remy Danton in House of Cards.
Tom Perez was elected chair of the Democratic National Committee today. I’m bitterly upset and optimistic about the outcome.
(Guest post by Matt McQuaid)
The disgraced troll-pundit may have fancied himself an iconoclast, but his schtick is old as ever.
One of the most disturbing trends in the Trump administration can be found in law enforcement.
Mike Huckabee has said many offensive things and has stood (quite literally) with people who refuse to accept our changing times. In the midst of an incredibly racist diatribe about black people and culture on the Daily Show a few years ago, Huckabee actually made an insightful point about living in a bubble, saying “there’s a real culture clash between the people who live in cities and those who live in rural-America.”
Growing up in Connecticut, there was a (relatively) large Jewish population in the New Haven area. With multiple synagogues covering a range of Jewish faiths, it was only natural that a Jewish Community Center was also a part of my Jewish childhood. I attended summer camps, played basketball and worked out at the JCC. I saw just as many people who weren’t Jewish doing the same thing in the facility without anyone raising an eyebrow.
Every February in the DC area, the CPAC circus rolls into town.
Presidential getaways are always a bipartisan sore spot.