Thursday , November 21 2019

Politics

NAB 2019: Opening Day Honors Alan Alda and Looks to Future

NAB Alda

During the opening ceremonies of its annual meeting, the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) honored actor Alan Alda, broadcast pioneer Tom Taylor, and set attendees’ sites on current challenges and future innovation. NAB was held April 6-11, 2019, in Las Vegas, NV. More Than M*A*S*H The opening session was chaired …

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Sentencing Reform: With Time Running Out, Revised First Step Act Emerges

The inside of the House of Representatives

A legislative session’s final days can be unpredictable, and the revised First Step Act still has some hardline opponents. But with more states, including some generally conservative ones, adopting their own sentencing reform bills, it looks increasingly likely Congress may do something similar for federal crimes in 2018.

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Movie Review: ‘Regarding the Case of Joan of Arc’

'Regarding the Case of Joan of Arc' works out to be a metaphor for the current radicalization of Republican Christians in the USA, especially their hardcore faction and those advocating the use of violence to restore their alleged supremacy.

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Theatre Review (London’s West End): Harold Pinter’s ‘Art, Truth, and Politics’ with Mark Rylance

Mark Rylance performed Harold Pinter’s lecture 'Art, Truth, and Politics', a scathing critique of U.S. military actions, with an emphasis on actions by Ronald Reagan in Nicaragua and George W. Bush in Iraq.

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Book Review: ‘Read and Riot: A Pussy Riot Guide to Activism’ by Nadya Tolokonnikova

Read & Riot by Nadya Tolokonnikova

'Read and Riot: A Pussy Riot Guide to Activism' by Nadya Tolokonnikova is a wonderful and intelligent book full of joyful ideas about the possibilities for a better world.

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