Nation contributing writer and author of the new ebook When Hollywood Turned Left: The Election Campaign That Changed Politics in Films Forever, Greg Mitchell explains the historic importance of Upton Sinclair’s leftist candidacy for Governor in California, Hollywood’s reactionary past, how Hollywood began to turn left, how the Sinclair race pushed FDR to the left, the story of the first attack ad, the liberalism of modern Hollywood and class politics in modern Hollywood.
Maine Senator Angust King says that Dick Cheney should be water boarded if he does think its torture and Michael Hayden blames the Senate’s torture report on Diane Feinstein being emotional.
On the Fun Half: risk analyst Nassim Nicholas Taleb says the possible dangers that GMOs pose to the global environment far outweigh any possible benefits, the Clinton Administration and the Rwanda Genocide, debating the politics of superhero movies, the Chris Christie bridge catches the attention of the feds and your IMs.
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