1968: When the left killed civility

By John Ruberry There are cries on both sides of the political aisle for a return to civility. When did it go away? It happened fifty years ago in Chicago during the Democratic National Convention. The left killed civility. The documentary Best of Enemies, available on Netflix, centers on ten debates broadcast on ABC during … Continue reading 1968: When the left killed civility

Series review: Portlandia

By John Ruberry "When I came into office I took an oath, alright," the mayor of Portland (Kyle MacLachlan) proclaims in Portlandia. "The oath was to keep Portland weird." And so he did. The final episode of Portlandia, a sketch comedy series focusing on the hipsters who have taken over Portland, Oregon, aired on Thursday. … Continue reading Series review: Portlandia

Demoralized as Hell: No Mocking Obama on SNL

Remember when Saturday Night Live was a show that mocked the powerful instead of serving them: The Daily Caller has obtained a scrapped sketch critical of President Barack Obama that was intended for airing at the opening of last night’s “Saturday Night Live” on NBC. In the skit, President Obama addresses Americans soon after the … Continue reading Demoralized as Hell: No Mocking Obama on SNL

SNL and Brown

Although everyone in the house found the Scott Brown SNL sketch funny the most amazing thing about it is Brown's reaction. Brown smiled as he watched it. “Thank goodness I like a good laugh,” he tells National Review Online. “That was pretty funny. I wish I could host SNL some day. I’ve been watching it … Continue reading SNL and Brown