Would the real Bill Maher please stand up? Who is he? I want to know. Is he a comedian or a political pundit? Is he a Progressive (as he claims he is), a libertarian (as he's been on record...
Every week, there's something new which some 24/7 cable big mouth has to use as a stick with which to beat this President about something else.
I'm an atheist, but I'm pretty tolerant in my non-belief. I don't mind people of faith, as long as they don't start trying to convince me that their way is the right way. Conversely, I don't try to impose...
So I understand Keith Olbermann, the multimillionaire media egotist and ex-sportscaster who deems himself eminently qualified to comment on political affairs, whose resurrected show Countdown is an echo chamber of one-sided thought with no room for debate and...
You are invited to add your name to this petition to join a boycott MSNBC for their cancellation of Keith Olbermann's show.

This Is Your Life

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A friend sent me a still photo of my first appearance on Television in 1958. It was St. Patrick's Day, March 17. My dad, Noah Purcell, was the subject of 'This Is Your Life' on the BBC.
The Little Golden Guys shine on a night with a few surprises, including the "natural" pairing of Jack Nicholson and Michelle Obama.
Finally! After a two month break from debates, the top ten candidates for president in the Democratic Party gather in Houston to debate. And all of them on the same stage on the same night so it could be very...
One of the things I admire most about Bill Maher is the ability he has to make one think. He has a way with words - he would, having been an English major - that at first infuriates or...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmvR_p7b2zQ&feature=player_embedded   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5pbfD0WSqg&feature=player_embedded   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BnAC2K0-gw&feature=player_embedded   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMHqZ-KrdQQ&feature=player_embedded   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amq6fcCESBk&feature=player_embedded Two sides of the same coin. Hot air. Update:  Actually, I learned something from this exercise that shouldn't have surprised me, but which sparked a memory: Rush Limbaugh, expostulating about MSNBC, is positively astounded at the change in Chris Matthews. Chris...

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