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Tracy Flick and Hillary Clinton – Power of Conscience
January 27, 2009 – 12:00 AM | No Comment
Tracy Flick and Hillary Clinton – Power of Conscience

I just found a fantastic clip of Tracy and Hillary intercut in a scene from Election. It is hilarious sketch of everything that is most important to this Character Type.

The Reader – Power of Idealism
January 26, 2009 – 12:00 AM | No Comment
The Reader – Power of Idealism

Memory, loss and disillusionment are all part of a Power of Idealism Coming of Age Story. The Academy Award nominated film The Reader taps into the powerful resonance of this kind of story.

Top Ten Political Movies
January 21, 2009 – 12:00 AM | No Comment
Top Ten Political Movies

In 2008, Entertainment Weekly set out to identify some of the best-loved political films of all time. Here are the top 10 picks, with each film’s primary star.

On This Historic Day
January 20, 2009 – 12:00 AM | No Comment
On This Historic Day

This day belongs to the world. Without the good wishes, positive thoughts and fervent hopes of the whole world this day would have never happened. For that, America thanks you.

Some Thoughts on Hope
January 19, 2009 – 12:00 AM | No Comment
Some Thoughts on Hope

Given the incredible drama of the run-up to the American Presidential Inauguration it seems superficial to write about any other kind of drama. Instead here are some thoughts on hope.

Sister Rose on Without A Trace
January 16, 2009 – 12:00 AM | No Comment
Sister Rose on Without A Trace

The television series, Without a Trace, is a classic Power of Truth story. A good friend, Sister Rose Pacatte, wrote about a recent episode “Miracle Worker” in her blog. http://sisterrose.wordpress.com/
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