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Cultural historian: ‘Politics is a movie’ and that’s a problem

Cultural historian Neal Gabler believes that Hollywood movies have shaped our perceptions of political campaigns for the worse. “Life itself has become an entertainment medium,” Gabler told Bill Moyers during a PBS interview on Friday. “We are all actors in and audience for an ongoing show. We are so steeped…

John McCain Is Bad At Jesus

Francis Wilkinson writes in today’s NYT about the fact that John McCain has shown insufficient regard to the GOP base’s need for more than his name, rank and serial number in God’s Righteous Army: In an essay on The Times Op-Ed page in March, the writer Neal Gabler suggested that…