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Geoffrey Dunn

Making Believe: Donald Trump Is Our Modern-Day Wizard of Oz

Geoffrey Dunn | Posted 02.28.2016 | Politics
Geoffrey Dunn

Few people realize that the series of children's books by L. Frank Baum, on which the film was based -- most notably The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and some 15 subsequent Oz volumes published during the first two decades of the 20th Century -- is riddled with political references and serves as an allegory for American populism in the 1890s. The parallels to Trump's campaign are profound.

Hillary's Hypocrisy: Clinging to Obama After Her Racist Dog Whistles in 2008

Geoffrey Dunn | Posted 01.19.2017 | Politics
Geoffrey Dunn

I received an email today from a black elder asking me to reprint a column I wrote for an African American newspaper in April 2008 detailing the persistent racism in the Clinton campaign as it tried to derail Obama's historic run for the presidency. She wanted me to "remind the American people of how far the Clintons had stooped" a mere eight years ago.

How To Take Down Trump? Sarah Palin

Geoffrey Dunn | Posted 09.10.2016 | Entertainment
Geoffrey Dunn

Sarah Palin appeared with Trump on Wednesday at an anti-Iran-deal rally in Washington, D.C., and for the first time in months, she did what no one else has been able to do -- she actually sucked some of the oxygen out of Trump's appearance.

Palin's Shameful Silence On Trump's Misogyny

Geoffrey Dunn | Posted 08.09.2016 | Entertainment
Geoffrey Dunn

Sarah Palin uses her Facebook page to comment on all things political, including touting Donald Trump's candidacy for the presidency. But when it comes to Trump's outrageously sexist comments about Megyn Kelly, Palin has remained shamefully silent about El Donaldo's latest round of misogyny.

Trump's Endorsement of Sarah Palin Proves He Isn't Serious about the Presidency

Geoffrey Dunn | Posted 07.31.2016 | Entertainment
Geoffrey Dunn

Donald Trump is many things -- a demagogue and a pompous blowhard, a braggart and a race baiter--but in the end, he's nobody's fool, except perhaps his own. Thus, his recent lauding of Sarah Palin and his hiring of her former Chief of Staff reveal that Trump's campaign for the presidency is, ultimately, more of a circus act than it is a serious endeavor for the White House.

American Backstab: Sarah Palin's Second Betrayal of John McCain

Geoffrey Dunn | Posted 07.21.2016 | Entertainment
Geoffrey Dunn

If Sarah Palin has been consistent about anything, it's that she's been a backstab artist her entire political career. As predictably as the melting of Alaska's glaciers, Palin blamed the dust-up between Trump and McCain on "those on the Left and lazy media lapdogs."

'You Can't Imagine': Robert Durst's Lost Years in Northern California

Geoffrey Dunn | Posted 07.12.2016 | Crime
Geoffrey Dunn

Like millions of other Americans earlier this year, I found myself riveted by HBO's six-part documentary series, The Jinx. Part way through the penultimate episode, the story took an unexpected turn, to the far reaches of Humboldt County in the northwest corner of the Golden State.

'Front Office Combine' to Debut at NBA Summer League

Geoffrey Dunn | Posted 06.03.2016 | Sports
Geoffrey Dunn

while some of the most promising young stars in the NBA will be competing in Las Vegas over the summer, a coinciding, comprehensive program designed to prepare those interested in front office NBA careers will debut this summer in Las Vegas as well.

Surf City Dreams Come True: The Santa Cruz Warriors Capture D-League Title

Geoffrey Dunn | Posted 05.04.2016 | Sports
Geoffrey Dunn

With golden sunshine blanketing the Kaiser Permanente Arena in downtown Santa Cruz on the California coast, the Santa Cruz Warriors took home their first ever NBA D-League championship last weekend, with a decisive 109-96 victory over the Fort Wayne Mad Ants.

D-League Dreams: The Golden State Warriors Double-Down in Surf City

Geoffrey Dunn | Posted 06.20.2015 | Sports
Geoffrey Dunn

Just like their NBA counterparts who have turned in one of the greatest regular seasons in professional hard-court history, the D-League Warriors are in the playoffs with hoop dreams of their own.

Shady and Corrupt? The Real Story Behind Sarah Palin's Deceitful Response to Hillary Clinton's Emails

Geoffrey Dunn | Posted 05.23.2015 | Politics
Geoffrey Dunn

Why would she now call further attention to her lies and obfuscations of the truth nearly six years after she abandoned her governorship? Because it pays for her to do so.

The 'Lost' Gilligan Calypso

Geoffrey Dunn | Posted 03.23.2014 | Arts
Geoffrey Dunn

The U.S.-produced sitcom Gilligan's Island was one of the most popular programs in global television history -- but it has long been forgotten that the original theme song for the show was a calypso-styled composition sung by none other than "Sir Lancelot."

Blunder Road: The Christian Science Monitor's Absurd Commentary on the Springsteen-Fallon Christie Parody

Geoffrey Dunn | Posted 03.19.2014 | Media
Geoffrey Dunn

Sometimes all you can do is shake your head in disgust at the insipid tendencies of the Christian Science Monitor's national political coverage.

Palin's Latest Obama Lies

Geoffrey Dunn | Posted 09.29.2013 | Politics
Geoffrey Dunn

Banned from attacking Ayers? Not at all. Palin's assault was scripted by the very "elitists" and the "brainiacs in the GOP machine" she continues to malign.

Eating Her Own: Sarah Palin's CPAC Assault on Karl Rove

Geoffrey Dunn | Posted 05.18.2013 | Politics
Geoffrey Dunn

It should have come as no surprise to anyone who has watched Sarah Palin's erratic and dysfunctional behavior over the past four-and-a-half years that when it comes to Republican Party loyalty, she has none.

The Cremation of Sarah Palin

Geoffrey Dunn | Posted 05.06.2013 | Politics
Geoffrey Dunn

Now Sarah Palin was from Wasilla, / Where methamphetamine runs and flows. / Why she left Lake Lucille for an outside thrill, / The good God only knows.

Obama Triumphus: The Ten Real Reasons Why the Republicans Lost the Presidency

Geoffrey Dunn | Posted 01.10.2013 | Politics
Geoffrey Dunn

The outcome of the 2012 presidential was not a fait accompli, as many are now arguing -- not by a long shot. This election could have gone either way. Anyone who thinks the Obama victory was inevitable or predetermined is in a worse state of denial than the hucksters at Fox News.

You Don't Need a Weatherman (or Nate Silver): Obama Will Win with More Than 300 Electoral Votes

Geoffrey Dunn | Posted 01.06.2013 | Politics
Geoffrey Dunn

Unless Republicans are able to suppress voting across the country, it is now mathematically impossible for Romney to win the election.

SarahPAC Poison: Palin's Last-Ditch Donation to Romney is a Scam

Geoffrey Dunn | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Geoffrey Dunn

Mitt Romney is going to lose on Tuesday -- and Sarah Palin's self-serving antics over the last four years will be a good deal to blame. Just as she was four years ago, Sarah Palin remains the Democrats' best weapon come Election Day.

Horror Stories: Mitt Romney's Shameful Record with Mormon Women

Geoffrey Dunn | Posted 12.11.2012 | Politics
Geoffrey Dunn

As Mitt Romney tries to redraw himself as a moderate in the final days of his Etch-A-Sketch candidacy, some troubling stories from his career as a Mormon leader outside of Boston can't be erased.

FiveThirtyHate?: Nate Silver Gets His Numbers Crossed in Charlotte

Geoffrey Dunn | Posted 11.07.2012 | Media
Geoffrey Dunn

Nate Silver's commitment to a quantitative, value-free approach to the living, breathing universe, with an emphasis on numbers, can be troubling, to the point of absurdity, when the answers have nothing to do with statistical equations.

Play Ditzy for Me: Clint Eastwood to Address GOP Convention Tonight

Geoffrey Dunn | Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics
Geoffrey Dunn

If Eastwood is, indeed, the "mystery man" tonight, there will be no mystery in his remarks. They will be riddled with further hypocrisy and deceit. That you can count on. "A good man," declares Dirty Harry in Magnum Force, "always knows his limitations." Apparently, his creator does not.

Palin's Ghost: Portman Still Front-Runner in GOP Veepstakes

Geoffrey Dunn | Posted 10.02.2012 | Politics
Geoffrey Dunn

The ghost of Sarah Palin continues to loom over Romney's VP decision. Only two days ago, Dick Cheney, John McCain and La Palin herself engaged in a mud-slinging ménage a trois over whether or not Palin was up to the task of riding shotgun on the Republican ticket four years ago.

Portman the Choice? The Inside Track on Romney's Veepstakes

Geoffrey Dunn | Posted 09.19.2012 | Politics
Geoffrey Dunn

I've heard that Ohio Senator Rob Portman has gone through "the complete vetting process," indicating that Portman is among the finalists for Romney's VP selection.

"If You Know What I Mean": The Crony Capitalism of Sarah Palin

Geoffrey Dunn | Posted 08.15.2012 | Politics
Geoffrey Dunn

Over the past several months, former Alaska governor and Fox News commentator Sarah Palin has been making a variety of references to "crony capitalism." And yet, she engaged in "crony capitalism" for much of her political career in Alaska, as both mayor and governor.