Comments by rflacks

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Posted on October 18 at 12:38 p.m.

I didn't say Frank was a tea partier but the quotes represent the climate change denial that seems to be a feature of what gets labeled as tea party. My information is that he did serve as chair of the SB GOP.

On Why the S.B. City Election Matters

Posted on March 15 at 11:01 a.m.

Thanks Nick for a wonderful portrait. Folks can get a sense of Selma in full flower at:

On Selma Rubin: 1915-2012

Posted on January 28 at 11:20 a.m.

Clint's recent films are quite the opposite of your take DJ. they are thoroughgoing critiques of macho values and the whole complex of 'white male' attitudes . Gran Turino is clearly this as Kowalski finds his humanity in relation to the Hmong and in his renunciation of Dirty Harry style action. The portrayal of his sons ads further bite to the critique. Eastwood becomes really intriguing if we strip him of the 'arch conservative' stereotype.

On SBIFF '09: The Good, the Bad, and the Arch-Conservative

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