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Kathryn Cramer Brownell

Commentary: Trump’s voter fraud ‘solution’ is rooted in the Jim Crow South

Oct 24 2016

All week, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump warned his supporters to expect rampant voter fraud.

Commentary: Why presidential debates can cut through the campaign hoopla

Sep 23 2016

Monday’s presidential debate will contrast two remarkably different approaches to entertainment: Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s carefully planned and polished production versus Republican nominee Donald Trump’s seemingly impulsive and brash reality style.

Commentary: Can the Democratic Party kick its celebrity habit?

Jul 05 2016

Two top Hollywood figures — George Clooney and Harvey Weinstein — recently hosted lucrative fundraisers for presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

Commentary: Actors may make good presidents, reality stars are something else

Apr 26 2016

When Ronald Reagan was criticized for being “just an actor” in California’s 1966 gubernatorial election, he responded that he was a “citizen politician,” representing the people who had supported him at the box office and were now voting for him at the ballot box.

Actors may make good presidents, reality stars are something else

Apr 25 2016

A profound difference exists in the skill set and professional community between actors, who are in a guild and celebrate colleagues’ artistic achievements, and reality TV stars, who work to promote their individual brand.

How the Oscars’ social activism took on Hollywood

Feb 29 2016

The question has shifted in the past 50 years from whether Hollywood should address political issues to how it should, revealing a significant change in entertainment's role in American life.

Trump fits GOP’s celeb infatuation – but it doesn’t make him a winner

Feb 02 2016

'The Donald' does not have the long experience in party politics that was once required of 'The Gipper.'

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