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Mad Men: Dark Shadows

SONIA BRAND-FISHER: I have come to terms with the fact that I might be the only person in the world who has any sympathy for Betty Hoeffstadt Draper Francis. However, this episode really made an attempt (a successful one, at that) to show the insecurities of a woman “who has everything [she] wants.” Her pettiness from seasons past perpetuates and progresses into this episode driven by her her reluctance to accept things that are out of her control. Yet seeing Betty know which cards to play against the new Drapers, and how Don and Megan react to Betty’s strategy, is very interesting to watch. Continue reading

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Obama’s Not Angry Enough?

AKIE BERMISS: I’m not sure when it became the role of everyone on television to tell the President how to react in every major situation he faces, but that’s be come the norm these days and I’m getting sick of it. Admittedly, the last administration was so chock full of idiocy and blank stares that it often times seemed they were waiting to hear what people thought their reactions should be. And I’ll be the first to admit it: the Obama administration is not perfect. But NO adminstration is. And this constant critiquing of every moment of every day is getting so damned ridiculous its nearly laughable.

MOLLY SCHOEMANN: I get that President Obama is angry over the oil spill. Of course he’s angry! How could anyone who has heard or seen anything about the situation not be angry? What I don’t understand are the news editorials which complain about the president’s level of anger. Apparently there are those who feel that he doesn’t seem angry enough. As though somehow, if the President reaches the right level of rage, he will give a mighty roar, split his suit jacket and transform into a flaming pillar of wrath, which will then fly down to the Gulf of Mexico and tie BP’s gushing deep-water oil pipe into a pretzel, saving humanity from itself. Continue reading

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