Are this year's “tea parties” really tea parties? What could today's protesters have in common with the “Indians” who dumped 90,000 pounds of tea in Boston harbor in 1773? Quite a bit, actually. What do today's tea partiers want? According to the Christian Science Monitor, the movement “is about safeguarding individual liberty, cutting taxes, and [...]
I will never forget the first day I tuned into the “new” Rush Limbaugh show, which had recently begun broadcasting on 1270AM in Detroit in the late 80s.
I enjoyed the lively commentary, but then in a dead-on parody of Ted Kennedy, “The Philanderer,” a take off on Dion’s “The Wanderer” came on.
That began a two [...]
There are so many unintentional ironies in Professor Howard Zinn’s The People Speak that it is difficult to choose just one.
However, if you truly want to enjoy a bitter laugh, consider this exchange between Zinn and Comrade Bill Moyers as they pump up the publicity for the two-hour special on The History Channel:
Bill Moyers: Well, [...]