April 21, 2019

Always Look On The Bright Side of Life - Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979)

Happy Easter and Passover! I present you my very favorite Monty Python song, which seems apropos, not only for this holiday, but for the time we're in. It's very easy to feel despair that things are falling apart and people are getting away with treason (literally) without consequences. Every medium, including this website, have article after article reinforcing that belief.

So it is subversive to look on the bright side of life right now. It takes a leap of faith to believe that the arc of history bends towards justice. But isn't that what the Easter holiday is about?

ABC's "This Week" — Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif.; White House counselor Kellyanne Conway. ABC’s Terry Moran and Pierre Thomas. Panel: Democratic strategist Stephanie Cutter, Republican strategist Sara Fagen, NPR’s Ayesha Rascoe and ABC News political director Rick Klein.

NBC's "Meet the Press" — Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y.; Rudy Giuliani. Panel: NBC News' Hallie Jackson, Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report, Joshua Jackson of NPR’s “1A” and Jonah Goldberg of the National Review.

CBS' "Face the Nation" — Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah; Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md.; Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., 2020 presidential candidate; Robert Caro, author of “Working.” Panel: Lynne Olson, Susan Page, and Evan Thomas. Bob Schieffer moderates.

CNN's "State of the Union" — Giuliani; Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate; Preet Bharara, author of “Doing Justice” and former U.S. attorney. Panel: former Rep. Barbara Comstock, R-Va.; former Gov. Jennifer Granholm, D-Mich.; Scott Jennings, former special assistant to President George W. Bush; and Symone Sanders, former press secretary, Bernie Sanders for President.

CNN's "Reliable Sources" — Katie Rogers of The New York Times; Ezra Klein, founder and editor at large, Vox.com; Tim Naftali, former director, Nixon Presidential Library, and co-author, "Impeachment: An American History"; April Ryan of American Urban Radio Networks; Katelyn Polantz of CNN; Jay Rosen, professor, NYU School of Journalism; and Nicole Hemmer, author, “Messengers of the Right.”

CNN's "Fareed Zakaria GPS" — Defense attorney Robert S. Bennett, author of “In the Ring”; John Yoo, professor of law, University of California at Berkeley School of Law and co-director of the Korea Law Center; Susan Glasser of The New Yorker and author of “Covering Politics in a ‘Post-Truth’ America”; Andrey Kortunoy, director general, Russian International Affairs Council; environmentalist Bill McKibben, author of “Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?”; and Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel laureate, Columbia University professor.

"Fox News Sunday" — Schiff; Giuliani. Panel: Bob Woodward of The Washington Report, Jason Riley of The Wall Street Journal, Gillian Turner of Fox News and former Rep. Jane Harman, D-Calif.

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