“My dad had a series of heart attacks when I was a little girl, and our world was shaped by these huge traumatic events,” explained the 64-year-old. “I spent my childhood waiting for my dad to die. From the age of eight, my response to that insanity was to bury myself in books, where if people died, they could get back up again.” … [Read more...] about Ted Danson is ‘madly in love’ with Mary Steenburgen: ‘It feels like heaven on earth’
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With Sunday’s announcement video and her Iowa campaign tour, Hillary Clinton is officially in it to win it again. She faces no Democratic challengers who might pose a serious threat to her securing her party’s nomination. It’s 9 months until anyone votes in Iowa or New Hampshire, 15 months until the Democratic convention. What will or can she accomplish?to Goldman Sachs and will have a projected $2.5 billion campaign war chest, is as simple and down-home and as jus’ folks as the Iowa farmers in Grant Wood’s American Gothic. It is truly delicious to watch. There’s a kind of Thelma and Louise vibe to the stills from the security video showing Clinton and Huma Abedin in shades placing their order incognito at a Chipotle. The shots of Clinton holding court around a table with a few “everyday Americans” — as she has decided to call them — while dozens of reporters eavesdrop on the periphery are worthy of a Christopher … [Read more...] about Unscripted Hillary Clinton Still Feels Scripted
In her opening moves as a candidate, Hillary Clinton’s rhetoric indicates she’s intent on distancing herself from President Obama yet she focuses on issues right out of his 2008 playbook. Is it fair to say that the party has moved to the left under Obama?No. What the party has done is move to the left of where it was during Clinton’s husband’s presidency — for a myriad of reasons, including demographic change, the twin debacles of the Iraq War and the Great Recession, and the steady rightward drift of the opposition party. This is what Clinton failed to grasp when she lost to Obama in 2008, when she tripped over as Iraq much as Jeb Bush has been doing in this cycle. Whatever the sleights-of-hand of her current rhetoric, she can’t afford to distance herself from Obama if she wants to motivate African-American and young voters to turn out for her in 2016 as they did for him in the last two presidential elections, and I don’t think she is … [Read more...] about Jeb Bush’s Candidacy Is Like a Hollywood Sequel No One Wants to See
The president's rhetoric on immigration has been a constant target for Democratic presidential candidates, particularly his comments on drugs and illegal immigrant crime. But the president has been quite consistent on this issue since his 2016 campaign and is still trying to follow through on his campaign promise to build a wall on the U.S. southern border. … [Read more...] about Where does Donald Trump stand on the issues?
What would the format be? One outside-the-box idea might be to bring back the boxes of the old game show Hollywood Squares. Allow the candidates to dress however they want and to use props if they care to. (Of the 18 candidates, surely one of them must be an amateur puppeteer who can help bring back the glory days of the Squares fixture Wayland Flowers and Madame.) The prized real estate of center square, once monopolized by the late, great Paul Lynde, must be assigned on the basis of talent, however, not polling — which means it must go to Donald Trump, a proven prime-time entertainer and a master of Friars Club–vintage insult humor. Just in recent weeks, he has mocked Fiorina for getting “viciously fired” from Hewlett-Packard, called Jeb Bush a “total fool,” and said of Marco Rubio, “I don’t even know how he could be running for office.” Would people tune in? You betcha. But Ailes is such an original, he could probably devise an … [Read more...] about What Does Ireland’s Same-Sex-Marriage Vote Mean for the U.S.?