Category: Progressives

Gun Sense Movement Gathering Momentum Against the NRA Agenda in 2018

Gun Sense Movement Gathering Momentum Against the NRA Agenda in 2018
As the calendar flips from 2017 to 2018, gun sense needs to be America's legislative priority, because the issue is top of mind. A Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll asked respondents "what was the most significant event of 2017?" Mass shootings topped the list, and it was followed by natural disasters, the inauguration of Donald Trump, terrorist attacks, the tax plan in Congress and sexual harassment/#metoo movement. Take a moment to review and examine that list again. Common sense gun laws resonate with Americans more than even forces of nature, the world's biggest attention seeker/narcissist, and the issues that the media tends to focus on the most. America is much more united than it is divided when it comes to wanting gun sense, a term almost all of us can agree on...

Colin Kaepernick Ideals, Stances are More Popular than You Think

Colin Kaepernick Ideals, Stances are More Popular than You Think

Americans are more with Colin Kaepernick and the NFL players who protest racial injustice during the national anthem than the media likes to portray. The ideals of Kaepernick and his protesting brethren resonate with the people, but just like the Democratic party, there's a major messaging issue going on here.

Polls show that more Americans agree with the Democrats on the actual substance of the major issues than do not, but the left continues to lose the communications battle....

Q&A With Shannon Watts, the NRA's Worst Nightmare

Q&A With Shannon Watts, the NRA's Worst Nightmare
If you’re not following Mom's Demand Action Founder and Everytown for Gun Safety activist Shannon Watts on Twitter, then you really should be. In the wake of the Sutherland Springs mass shooting, she truly put Texas Governor Greg Abbott in his place. Abbott did the stereotypical meaningless and completely cliche “thoughts and prayers” bit, and as you obviously know, thinking and praying is not taking action. If you clicked on this, then you most likely read or would be interested in reading our essay on the total worthlessness that is the act of tweeting thoughts and prayers...
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Daily Show Correspondent Desi Lydic: Exclusive Interview (Audio)

Daily Show Correspondent Desi Lydic: Exclusive Interview (Audio)
Desi Lydic is a comedian/actress who became a correspondent on The Daily Show in September of 2015. She also stars as guidance counselor Valerie Marks on the MTV comedy-drama series Awkward.  Lydic got her start in the 2001 parody film Not Another Teen Movie, and her previous credits include We Bought a Zoo, Legally Blonde 2, Two and a Half Men, CSI: NY and The League...

The Daily Show Trump Presidential Twitter Library Opens in Chicago (Photo Tour)

The Daily Show Trump Presidential Twitter Library Opens in Chicago (Photo Tour)
While The Daily Show has now wrapped in Chicago, you still have a chance to catch the comedy program's Donald J. Trump Twitter Presidential Library. It's hilarious, interactive and thought-provoking, so you don't want to miss it this weekend. The satirical library, which both lampoons Presidential libraries while poking fun at the president’s strong distaste for reading, will occupy the Burlington Room in Union Station (225 S. Canal) and be free of charge to all. It's a pretty extensive and impressive collection...

The Daily Show Chicago: Encapsulating the Audience Experience

The Daily Show Chicago: Encapsulating the Audience Experience

Night one of The Daily Show Chicago produced an atmosphere so energetic that a segment actually had to be re-taped.

When the video montage of President Donald Trump bad-mouthing Chicago, attempting to depict our fair city as a lawless hellscape was shown, the crowd booed so boisterously that it drowned out everything else picked up by the recording equipment.

Once the whole episode had been recorded, this brief segment had to be recorded again in order to be usable for air.

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The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Arrives in Chicago Next Week

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Arrives in Chicago Next Week
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah is coming to Chicago next week! Yes, TDS will originate from the Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport Ave., from Monday, Oct. 16 through Thursday, Oct. 19, taping at 5 pm central everyday. Unfortunately, no tickets remain however...

Eminem Torches Donald Trump on BET; Video Burning Up Social Media

Eminem Torches Donald Trump on BET; Video Burning Up Social Media

The current American political atmosphere is reminiscent of the industrial landscape during WWII.

No matter who you are, or what you do, you put that aside and now devote your energy and efforts to a greater cause. In the 1940s, entire industries shifted from producing whatever products they typically make, and towards developing what was needed for the war effort.

Today, the shift is occurring in the marketplace of ideas. If you have an opinion and a platform, in 2017 you use it to make your voice heard on the state of the country and its leadership. Today, just like back then, the fight is against the threat of fascism and the ideology of white supremacy.

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Politics Driving NFL Ratings Down? That's a DUMB and WRONG Argument

Politics Driving NFL Ratings Down? That's a DUMB and WRONG Argument
The idea that television ratings for the NFL  are down due to political reasons is about as inaccurate and stupid as the belief that ESPN is losing viewers and bleeding money over a "liberal agenda." How dumb are these two ideas? They're in the same ballpark as the origin and significance of #MeanGirlsDay. Hey, I love that Tina Fey-Lindsay Lohan comedy from the early 2000s as much as the next person, but the fact that #MeanGirlsDay was the number one trending term on Twitter nationally for much of this past Tuesday, simply because of one line of dialogue that's extremely banal, unfunny and irrelevant to the plot, is exceedingly moronic...
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Larry Summers Slams the Jones Act and Other Highlights of Gingrich Debate

Larry Summers Slams the Jones Act and Other Highlights of Gingrich Debate
The Jones Act is the hot trending topic of the day, and Larry Summers gave a very strong condemnation of it yesterday at the 2017 National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC) Fall Conference. The event drew record attendance this year, and much of it is attributed to yesterday's opening session, a debate between former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Newt Gingrich and former Treasury Secretary Lawrence H. Summers (or Larry Summers if you will) The leader of the "Republican Revolution of 1994" ideologically sparred against the former Chief Economist and Vice President of the World Bank at the Sheraton Grand Chicago this morning on economic issues, primarily healthcare, which constitutes 18% of the economy. ...