The Long Shadow

Friday, May 16, 2014

Murder, music, mystery. A controversial event in 1997 changed the fate of two band mates.


The Takeaway

Harvey Weinstein on What Inspires Him

Friday, December 02, 2011

Whether or not you recognize their surname, no other duo has so clearly shaped American independent cinema and its culture over the past 25 years like Harvey and Bob Weinstein. Among the films released by Miramax Films and the Weinstein Company, 261 have received Oscar nominations and 62 have won Academy Awards. Harvey Weinstein speaks to John and Celeste about his childhood, what got him into the movie business, and his expansive career.


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Capturing the Disgruntled Independent Vote

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Independent voters were a key part of the coalition that elected Barack Obama in 2008. But President Obama has lost the support of many of those independents, throughout his term. As potential candidates begin to prepare for the 2012 presidential election, the hunt is on to try to capture the independent vote.

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No Labels: The Centrist View

Thursday, December 09, 2010

There is a lot of alignment in the center. It just doesn’t come from a pre-packaged ideology. It’s just how people come to it naturally by looking at the issues.

-Soloman Kleinsmith, a centrist independent blogger attending the 'No Labels' launch in New York. 

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Why I’m Coming from Nebraska to Help Launch a Centrist Movement

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Why is a staunchly centrist independent blogger from Nebraska flying halfway across the country to go to the launch of a brand new political organization? a heck of a good question.

Maintaining my blog, Rise of the Center, challenges me to keep my finger on the pulse of what is going on in the political blogosphere. Looking at the chatter from the last few weeks, No Labels is shaping up to be the best example of a political Rorschach test that I’ve seen in years.

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