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Olive Branch, Turkey Leg

This Thanksgiving, Ike Barinholtz wants you to talk to your conservative relatives (even if his character in The Oath is really bad at it).

Thanksgiving gets (violently) awkward in Ike Barinholtz’s The Oath.

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Thanksgiving approaches, and with it all the tension that comes with mixing family and politics in the age of Trump. In that setting, Ike Barinholtz saw grist for a political comedy. He directs and stars in The Oath, in which a family reunion is cleaved by the federal government’s push for Americans to sign a “loyalty waiver to the president.”

In the Spiel, what Arizona Senate candidate Kyrsten Sinema did as congresswoman is much more important than what she did … in a tutu?

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