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Entries by Adele Stan from 08/2008

The Race Race

| Posted 08.01.2008 | Politics

When Obama said he doesn't look like previous commanders-in-chief, I felt alternating waves of relief and anxiety. "Cat out of bag," I noted to self.

Not a Good Sunday for Women

| Posted 08.03.2008 | Politics

I'll be surprised if McCain doesn't pick a woman. I've long speculated before that such a move would make good sense as McCain seeks to appeal to swing voters.

How Soon They Forget: Megachurchgoers See No Evil In McCain

| Posted 08.17.2008 | Politics

If McCain's efforts to woo the religious right seem a bit tone deaf and disingenuous, last night's audience at Saddleback didn't seem to mind.

The Ridge/Lieberman Fake-Out

| Posted 08.20.2008 | Politics

I so hate to bust up this party, but do listen up: It ain't gonna happen. No way, no how. McCain is borrowing a technique from a guy named George W. Bush.

Building a Green Economy

| Posted 08.21.2008 | Green

We all say we want to go green, but do we all see the same kinds of change when we imagine an eco-friendly economy? In Denver, Colo., Tom Plant, dire...

Careful, Joe! "Smart Woman" Jokes a Dicey Game

| Posted 08.23.2008 | Politics

It was obviously a failed attempt at humor -- or perhaps I'm just a humorless feminist. Either way, one can only hope this isn't a harbinger of gaffes to come.

Michelle Obama: So 21st Century

| Posted 08.26.2008 | Politics

Michelle Obama's Convention speech should go a long way to reassuring Joe Average, if not Joe Wingnut, that Michelle Obama has figured out how to be a first lady for her time.

Michelle Obama: Hillary Made Barack a Better Candidate

| Posted 08.28.2008 | Politics

"Thanks to her," Michelle Obama said, "his campaign is a better campaign. And thanks to her, my daughters -- and all of our daughters -- have the freedom to dream bigger dreams."

What the Oprah-Obama Alliance Really Means

| Posted 08.28.2008 | Politics

In the generic meeting-rooms of the Colorado Convention Center, a revolution is taking place in the Democratic Party. The people of faith have arrived.