All the President’s Movies

When news broke that President Obama would watch last year's big screen revival of "Star Trek" in the White House screening room, there naturally was a backlash from Republican Trekkies. Why shouldn't the commander-in-chief watch the movie just like everyone else, at the multiplex. And naturally, it inspired a whole new round of talk that Obama=Spock.

Here's a recent Politico story i wrote on the screening room, as well as an interview I did for Boston's NPR station's "Here & Now."

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