Margaret Thatcher

BBC Won't Ban 'Ding DongThe Witch Is Dead!'

The BBC announced Friday that it will not acquiesce to requests to ban the song "Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead!" from its airwaves. The song, sung by Munchkins celebrating the death of the Wicked Witch of the West in the movie, shot up the charts after former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's death.

Stupid Right-Wing Tweets: Daniel Foster Edition

I'm not entirely sure what this means, but I suppose Daniel Foster thinks that feminists mostly sit around lazily not doing too much. Presumably, therefore, fighting for suffrage, equal pay, opportunity, and reproductive rights -- all things the <em>National Review</em> hate -- doesn't fall under the category of "fricking doing stuff."

Chris Hayes On The Thatcher Legacy

As Chris Hayes noted in the opening of his show this Monday, former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was known for pulling no punches and "out of deference to that legacy, we should pull none ourselves" and reminded his viewers of some of the "hallmarks" of Thatcher's career.

May 24, 1982 - Ratchetting Up The Noise A Notch.

May 24, 1982 - the shooting war gets underway in The Falkland Islands conflict. Iran scores major victories over Iraq. Yuri Andropov pegged to be next in line at The Kremlin. Reagan/Capitol Hill budget battle.

May 22, 1979 - Verdicts & Executions.

May 22, 1979 - Verdicts & Executions. San Francisco erupts in night of violence after jury convicts Dan White of Voluntary Manslaughter, rather than Murder of Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk. Florida gets ready to execute John Spenkelink and Willie Darden, the first executions in the state since 1964. Canadian Parliamentary elections set with Pierre Elliot Trudeau facing Joe Clark in a neck-and-neck race. Gas rationing proves successful in California. And the Grand Jury meets to decide fate on Bert Lance.