Centralized, hierarchical administration is not consistent with a free, democratic society. In particular, monarchical administration is rooted in hostility toward local autonomy of any kind. —Bruce Frohnen
Fury Road has a female warrior who does the work that any good story would have reserved for its central character. She has a back story that matters. She performs the major action tasks. She travels over a personal arc within the plot. Some in Hollywood fear that female action leads bomb. So Fury Road sneaks the female lead in by giving the female sidekick all the good stuff to do. As a result, however, the center of the movie is empty and the story collapses into it.
President Obama's attempt to silence Christians by spinning the Pope made at the "Catholic-Evangelical Leadership Summit on Overcoming Poverty" suggests Obama is concerned about Francis' September visit to the U.S.
Bruno Ganz on playing Hitler: "People around me claim that, while making the film, I talked a lot about Hitler, and not always with the proper, politically correct distance". And, when he said that he was not ashamed to arouse pity for Hitler "for fractions of seconds", his cautious confession sent shock waves rippling through the nation.
"By steering a middle path between libertarianism and progressivism, postmodern conservatives support federal government invention in limited areas of people’s lives... but they also lack the belief in the innate goodness and effectiveness of government that progressives possess."
"Yes, Wisconsin, the cradle of the progressive movement and home of the “Wisconsin idea” — the marriage of state governments and state universities to govern through technocratic reform — was giving birth to a new progressive idea, the use of law enforcement as a political instrument, as a weapon to attempt to undo election results, shame opponents, and ruin lives."