Well, a lot of politics is communicating with people, and obviously comedy has something to do with that. I've been a producer and led people. Also, being a comedian, you're under pressure.
It's really building Air America that I'm focused on, and for me, that almost only means doing a good show.
I've never understood why we would want to deny all the joys - and the challenges - of marriage to anyone. Which is why I think any loving, committed couple - gay or straight - should be able to get married.
You might not like that Facebook shares your political opinions with Politico, but are you really going to delete all the photos, all the posts, all the connections - the presence you've spent years establishing on the world's dominant social network?
Hi, James. I have a radio show on Air America Radio, and something we do is check stuff that doesn't sound right to us.
I just can't sit still and meditate; that doesn't kind of work for me. I don't even know exactly what it means.
There's plenty of room for humor in politics, God knows, but it's a serious business.
Teen pregnancy went way down in the '90s, and 75 percent of it was because of increased use of contraception.
Some of my colleagues seem more interested in using every procedural method possible to keep the Senate from doing anything than they are in creating jobs or helping Americans struggling in a difficult economy.
I heard versions of the speech before and I thought it was great. You go with your 'A' material. As an old comic, that's what I say. Go with your 'A' material.
There premise involves repeating idiotic crap over and over...
I'm a bit of a shill for the Clinton Administration, which has its perks. I'm invited to all the inaugural balls.
During the Reagan Administration, Bob Dole was present at a ceremony that included each living ex-president. Looking at a tableau of Ford, Carter and Nixon, Dole said, 'There they are: Hear No Evil, See No Evil and Evil.'
Service dogs raise their masters' sense of well-being.
The USO invited me, and when they did, I said yes immediately.
When a company is able to establish a dominant market position, consumers lose meaningful choices. You might not like that Facebook shares your political opinions with Politico, but are you really going to delete all the photos, all the posts, all the connections - the presence you've spent years es
It's the Power of the Almighty, the Splendor of Nature, and then you. Al Fra
I do personal attacks only on people who specialize in personal attacks.
Dear Mr. Franken, It's possible that I was mistaken about this. Cheers.
There are as many forms of advice as there are colors of the rainbow. Remember that good advice can come from bad people and bad advice from good people. The important thing about advice is that it is simply that. Advice.
If you want a free email service that doesn't use your words to target ads to you, you'll have to figure out how to port years and years of Gmail messages somewhere else, which is about as easy as developing your own free email service.
The biases the media has are much bigger than conservative or liberal. They're about getting ratings, about making money, about doing stories that are easy to cover.
The Fourth Amendment doesn't apply to corporations. Al Franke
Liberals like me love America. We just love America in a different way.
During Vietnam, I was in college, enjoying my student deferment. The government wisely felt that, in my case, military service was less important than completing my studies to prepare me for my chosen career: comedian.
Being a comedian, you're under pressure. You have to deal with stress and pressure to perform - to deal with pressure without stress.
If someone hacks your password, you can change it - as many times as you want. You can't change your fingerprints. You have only ten of them. And you leave them on everything you touch; they are definitely not a secret.
Progressives, in a way, are the new conservatives. We want to conserve what we fought to build.
Apple has long been a leading innovator of mobile technology; I myself own an iPhone. Al Franke
Harvard's Kennedy School of Government asked me to serve as a fellow at its Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics, and Public Policy. After my varied and celebrated career in television, movies, publishing, and the lucrative world of corporate speaking, being a fellow at Harvard seemed, frankly,