Ted Johnson

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“1776” Plus 231

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On the eve of Independence Day, audiences packed the newly opened Guthrie Theater in downtown Minneapolis for the staging of the Sherman Edwards/Peter Stone musical "1776." What better way to mark…

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“Sicko,” Off and Running

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Michael Moore’s "Sicko" posted an impressive $4.5 million on 441 screens, the second highest opening for a documentary after "Fahrenheit 9/11." As the movie rolls out across the country, Moore is…

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Summer Break

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I will be in Minneapolis the week of July 2, for annual Independence Day festivities, so posting will be somewhat lighter.   But I’ll be back on a normal schedule on July 9.

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Money Talks

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That, and other news, in today’s Political Panorama. We’re not even at the end of the month, but the Clinton and Obama campaigns have given clues as to where they stand in second-quarter…

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Al Gore’s Call to Action

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There’s been some concern that the upcoming Live Earth concerts on July 7 will be merely a campaign to "raise awareness" of global warming. At a New York City press conference on Thursday, Al Gore…

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Michael Moore’s Moment

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That, and other news, on today’s Political Panorama. To say the least, Michael Moore’s "Sicko" has drawn very good reviews and reams of publicity, but will people go see it? After all, last week’s "A…

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Blast from the Past, Part II

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Mort Sahl was one of the great satirists of the 50s and 60s — turning his eye on politics when other comics were still stuck in the remnants of Vaudeville. His face even made the cover of Time in…

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Blast from the Past

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Mike Curb is one of Fred Thompson’s key backers — he raised money for him in Nashville last night. He’s well known in California circles, not just because he is a longtime record industry executive…

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Coulter Cash

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That, and other news, in today’s Political Panorama. Updated Were it not for Elizabeth Edwards phone call to confront Ann Coulter on "Hardball" on Tuesday, I would have completely forgotten that the…

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