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Mr Smith Goes to Washington

Use This Map To Find Your State's Most Popular Movie

Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment

What if states' identities were dictated by their most iconic movies? Colorado would scare everyone away with its "Shining" associations, and drug tra...

Senate Filibuster Rarely Follows Hollywood Script

AP | Posted 09.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Filibusters let minority parties tie the Senate in knots and send majority parties through the roof with frustration. But they seld...

Support Elizabeth Warren in her Biggest Battle for Consumers

Brent Budowsky | Posted 05.22.2013 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Today in Washington a great battle is unfolding between Republicans preparing to filibuster the nomination of Richard Cordray to lead the new consumer protection agency and Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), who is battling to save the agency from these Republican attacks.

A Missed Opportunity to Bring Back Jefferson Smith and Strom Thurmond

Byron Williams | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics
Byron Williams

If the minority wishes to stall the process, which is their right, they must hold the floor by reciting everything from their reasons for opposition, the Constitution, the book of Leviticus, to their grandmothers biscuit recipe.

Filibuster Reform Goes to Washington

Matt Jordan | Posted 01.08.2013 | Politics
Matt Jordan

For as Jeff Smith says at the emotional height of his epic filibuster, "it's not too late, because this country is bigger than the Taylors, or you, or me, or anything else. Great principles don't get lost once they come to light. They're right here; you just have to see them again!" Let's hope the Senate does.

Movie Review: Promised Land

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.26.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I wanted to like Promised Land and certainly agree with its politics. So why did it feel like a preaching-to-the-converted letdown?

Wright, Adomian, BBQ: HuffPost DC Top 5 For June 22, 23, 24

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 06.22.2012 | DC

TOP 5 FOR FRIDAY, JUNE 22 1. Steven Wright At Warner Theatre Wright is a national treasure. Without Wright there's no Mitch Hedbeg. See the origin...

Congressional Women's Softball Game: HuffPost DC Top 5 For June 20

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 06.20.2012 | DC

TOP 5 FOR WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20 1. Fourth Annual Congressional Women's Softball Game At Watkins Recreation Center Female members of Congress from bot...

Prime Minister of Japan Introduces Tokyo International Film Festival: Films Raise Hope After Fukushima

Karin Badt | Posted 12.25.2011 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

Tom Yoda, Chairman of the 24th Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF), opened the festival this weekend by speaking about "the disaster in east Japan this last March."

Personal Responsibility and the Fight for Clean Air

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 09.26.2011 | Impact
Marcia G. Yerman

Instead of people just shaking their heads and sighing, "Well, what can I do?"... The answer is simple. Take a proactive step. The window of opportunity to send a comment of support to the E.P.A. is drawing to a close. August 4th to be exact.

Friday Talking Points [149] -- Making Holiday Sausage

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The holidays are just around the corner, and the preparatory legislative sausage-making on Capitol Hill is in full swing. What a happy, happy time of...

Sarah Palin's Favorite Communist Movie

Chris Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Chris Kelly

Sarah Palin is clearly a student of film history. So when she says Mr. Smith Goes to Washington is one of her "favorite movies," she must know it was written by a communist, right?

Pundits, Bloggers, Activist Leaders Thinking of Running for High Office? Think Again

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Bradley

Aside from new friends on the far right, poor Mickey Kaus is getting less attention as a supposed candidate for the U.S. Senate than he did as a writer.

Ryan Grim

'Mr. Smith' Bill Would Force GOP To Talk Out Filibusters

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Why doesn't Harry Reid call the GOP's bluff and make them talk out their filibusters, reading from the phone book or "Moby Dick", like Mr. Smith did i...

Wall Street and the US Government: Where's Jimmy Stewart When We Need Him?

Steven G. Brant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steven G. Brant

With all the interest in the damage Wall Street has done, activity that's the opposite should draw some attention. But coverage of the corporate social responsibility movement is not yet an idea whose time has come.

Calling Mr. Smith, Not Mr. Rogers

Dan Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Siegel

We are starved for a leader who can express righteous indignation against the corrupt forces who have emptied the public purse while bidding for the powers that be.

HuffPost Reviews: Neil Young - Fork In The Road / Simon & Garfunkel - Live 1969

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Many will appreciate Fork In The Road's altruism, and it would be refreshing if Neil Young disciples dedicated whole projects like this to the causes of their hearts.

Mr. Smith? Roddy, You're a Real Paine

Donald Liebenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Donald Liebenson

Blago seems to be auditioning for a remake of Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, casting himself as James Stewart's naïve and embattled senator. I recommend a different role that's tailor-made for him.

Joe's Big Problem

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Even after intense weeks of charm-school and flash cards sessions, Palin can't go with Biden fact for fact -- on anything. She can't out-debate a guy who plays in the majors. That is his biggest advantage and his biggest problem.

I've Seen This Sort of Movie Before

James Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Zogby

While the Palin story tracks a familiar cultural narrative, it does so with a perverse twist. She would be coming to Washington to serve the very elites that the Mr. Smiths of popular imagination put to shame.