We Have Dates for the Opening of Disney’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge!

It’s nice to see Disney’s going to make the Premiere and MaxPass elites bear the brunt of the price hikes, but charging $15 to reserve a spot on Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run? That’s about as regressive as a head tax. Is there room for a laser guillotine in Batuu Square?

Donald Trump and Right-Wing Drag

Like a skilled drag performer Trump exposed mainstream Republicanism—an ideology based on subtle identity politics and soft authoritarianism—as a farce by taking it to it’s rational extreme. Trump is a buffoonish caricature of the American populist Right. While many observers believes that this would have disqualified him from any serious consideration, The Donald’s theatrics both to mock elite Republicanism and vindicates the anger felt by marginalized conservatives—which is not exclusively white or male (Hillary Clinton, beware).

What Wrestling Can Tell Us About Donald Trump

Professional wrestling, in many ways, can tell us more about democracy, demagoguery, and the political power of public spectacle than polling and political science. Donald Trump’s campaign is a revolution in the kayfabe of American politics. Unlike many candidates, he offer no glimpses beyond his public persona, nor does he offer much in the way of concrete policy plans. Instead, he invites his audience to pour their anger, disappointments, and indignation into the vessel of “The Donald.” Political scientists and pundits try to dissect the rationale behind his support to no avail because, just as in wrestling, what matters is not what a Trump support thinks but what a Trump supporter sees.

Episode 10: 3-Star Participation Awards

A milestone is reached as the Agreeing Loudly Coast to Coast crew record their 10th episode. To celebrate, they talk the latest Democratic presidential debate, Ben Carson’s sorted relationship with the truth, their dream travel destinations, updated predictions for the Minnesota Vikings and a bunch of other stuff that’s sure to mildly pique your interest….