Category Archives: Dr. Seuss

#TrumpBookReports (in 140 characters)

For laughs, check out #TrumpBookReport on twitter. I’ve gathered some of the best renditions of Trump reviewing the classics.

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Why We Love the Cat in the Hat

Dr. Seuss’s “Cat in the Hat” engages children the way Hollywood genre movies engage audiences–but offering titillating transgressive fantasies before hurriedly restoring order.

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Dr. Seuss: We Can Do Better Than This

Scott Bates’ homage do Dr. Seuss tell us to draw on the power of the imagination and buck up.

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The Little Texas Senator that Could

What should we make of Ted Cruz’s use, in his quasi filibuster, of “Green Eggs and Ham” and “The Little Engine that Could”?

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Rise Up, Plain Bellied Sneetches!

Dr. Seuss’s story of the sneetches captures America’s melting pot story.

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Dr. Seuss: “We Can Do Better Than This”

Ten years ago the fabled children’s author Dr. Seuss, on his death bed, said, “We can do better than this.”  As we launch into 2011, let this be our challenge.  And may we do so with Dr. Seuss’s special mixture of comedy and earnestness, which is captured in this poem by my father. If you […]

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