Tag Archives: I Want My Country Back

Running in Packs

As a rule – or as a bit of symbolism if you’re going to make a movie about such things – conservatives like dogs and liberals like cats. Use it as a bit of visual shorthand – your conservative character … Continue reading

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Make Mine a Cosmopolitan

Those of us out here who grew up in the fifties in Pittsburgh seldom think of going back – we all left for a reason. The world was elsewhere. One of the actors out here, who grew up in Pittsburg, … Continue reading

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The Fear of Displacement

The political journalist David Sirota, solidly of the left, seems to make it a habit of being ahead of the curve. In 2006 it was his book Hostile Takeover: How Big Money and Corruption Conquered Our Government – and How … Continue reading

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