Monthly Archive: December, 2014

Point/Counterpoint: Rand Paul’s Cigarette Tax Gaffe Shows He Has a Tough Road Ahead

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Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky), who until Jeb Bush’s recent announcement led the pack of 2016 Republican presidential contenders, is known for being the most outspoken Republican on racial issues. Recently, he put a… Continue reading

Point/Counterpoint: Rand Paul, Death, and Taxes

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Kentucky Senator Rand Paul has been criticized by progressive commentators over the past weeks for his remarks on the Eric Garner case, who was choked to death by police in New York City… Continue reading

The Interview: Is it appropriate to make a film depicting the assassination of a living world leader?

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Is it appropriate to make a film about the assassination of a current world leader? This is a question I’ve been asking myself ever since the threats leveled at Sony over the release… Continue reading

Americans Love Murder

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How should we grapple with the use of violent death as a plot device – from our entertainment to our news cycles? As an undeniably dreary 2014 draws to a close, the subject… Continue reading