At least in America

I don’t even know what to say about this commercial—that no one is better qualified to parody liberalism than liberals? that sometimes if you wait, they’ll top themselves?

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“‘Artists’ as Servants of Power”—In a big conference call with artists on August 10th, one Mike Skolnik explained, “I have been asked by folks in the White House and folks in the NEA” (the National Endowment for the Arts) to “help bring together the independent artists’ community around the country.”  Why?  Well, “You are the thought leaders.  You are the ones that…tell our country and our young people sort of what to do and what to be into, and what’s cool and what’s not cool.”  Given their cultural power, he wanted to encourage these artists “to support some of the president’s initiatives”. Read the rest of this entry »

This entry is especially addressed to people who haven’t yet heard of any good reason not to be in favor of health-care reform—after all, who’s against reform?  Who’s not in favor of health?—but who are open-minded and who, if presented with credible information indicating that a particular proposal was a bad idea, might change their minds and oppose it. Read the rest of this entry »