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Is Trump Administration Corruption a Winning Issue for Democrats this November?

The corruption of the Trump administration is bad news for the United States—will it also prove to be bad news (politically) for Trump’s Republican Party allies? 2,341 more words

Commentary

The Novel and Play that Predicted Donald Trump’s Rise— and Countered a Swell of Great Depression Demagoguery

Posters advertise the dramatization of Sinclair Lewis’ ‘It Can’t Happen Here.’
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Charlotte M. Canning, University of Texas at Austin

The performing arts and politics have an uneasy relationship. 1,121 more words

Culture

"I’ll believe corporations are people when Texas executes one"*...

Since the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision, the reality that corporations in the U.S. are afforded the same rights as individuals (even if they do not have the same responsibilities) has been on the minds of many.  720 more words

All the King's Men

All the King’s Men is an “old film,” according to most of my students, having been made in 1949 and shot in (oh, my) black-and-white. However, the near-documentary look, the stellar performances, and the themes (corruption in politics and politicians) makes this as current as… 649 more words

Film Reviews

Trickle, trickle, fools we are, to trust the rich, now flush with cash, will share with us their bounty

The inlaid walnut table in the corporate boardroom held 12 on either side and two or three at each end, and the execs were all perched, prepped to pounce, when I dragged in my 2001 budget – 1015 pages of spreadsheet and other sheet. 584 more words

Inequality

HUEY LONG AND HIS ASSOCIATION WITH FARMERVILLE, LOUISIANA

HUEY LONG AND LOUISIANA

Huey Long was assassinated in 1935 while crossing the corridor of the Louisiana State Capital in Baton Rouge.  No single state politician has stirred the imagination of America as much as Huey Long.  90 more words

this day in crime history: september 8, 1935

On the day in 1935, Senator Huey “The Kingfish” Long was shot in the Louisiana State Capitol.  He died two days later of complications from the wound. 159 more words

True Crime