Jim Geraghty and Gregory Knapp of National Review discuss the impact of the Istanbul mayoral results on Recep Erdoğan, President of Turkey, and his party. They cover the entrance of Joe Sestak, former congressman from Pennsylvania, into the Democratic presidential primary. And they discuss the emerging rivalries between fans of different Founding Fathers in response to Alexander Hamilton’s exploding popularity.

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  1. Taras Coolidge

    You’re thinking of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012), based on the novel by the same guy who wrote Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

    It is rather silly, as one might expect, but conflating slave ownership with vampirism really works.

    In Steven Spielberg‘s Lincoln, made the same year, Confederate Vice President Alexander Stephens looks like a vampire, so this idea was in the air. 

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    • June 24, 2019, at 1:25 PM PDT
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  2. Pugshot Member

    Hmm – revivals of “political” musicals – sounds like it’s time to bring back “Fiorello.” It’s the only Broadway musical I’ve ever actually seen on Broadway, back when I was a little kid and my parents took me to New York. Tom Bosley played the lead role. It was wonderful! Great story, great music/songs, great acting! I’ve got the cast album on my iPod. Now there was a political musical! Of course, one reason it probably won’t be revived: LaGuardia was a Republican who repeatedly beat Democrats.

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    • June 24, 2019, at 5:50 PM PDT
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