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Entries by Dan Sweeney from 09/2008

RNC Arrests: I Am Shocked and Outraged Over All This Shock and Outrage.

| Posted 09.02.2008 | Politics

In my own trolling through online political discussion forums, here and elsewhere, over the past few years, a few stereotypical posts have turned into...

Why Palin? Simple -- The Religious Right Is a Millstone Around the Republican Party's Neck.

| Posted 09.02.2008 | Politics

The choice of Sarah Palin as vice-presidential candidate on the McCain ticket seemed somewhat mystifying at first. The stories that have followed have...

Livefearing the GOP Convention -- Day 1.5

| Posted 09.02.2008 | Politics

8:46 p.m.: On MSNBC, Tom Brokaw is throwing out the new legitimacy of Teddy Roosevelt as a Republican figure. Given current environmental policies, I giggle slightly before flipping back to C-SPAN.

The Conventions Are Over: Now What?

| Posted 09.05.2008 | Politics

McCain just finished a speech that, looked at outside the emotional immediacy of the moment, was utterly forgettable. He came off vaguely creepy, like...

McCain/Palin: The Pro-Pedophile Ticket

| Posted 09.10.2008 | Politics

If they're against this legislation, then who are they looking out for, exactly? In this case, the primary beneficiaries appear to be molestation enthusiasts.

There's No Arguing With Conservatives ... No, Seriously, Scientific Studies Prove It

| Posted 09.16.2008 | Politics

If the other side is utterly immune to the truth -- and it only makes them dig deeper into their fantasy world -- what's a leftie to do?

Reality Is in the Tank for Obama

| Posted 09.23.2008 | Politics

As a famous conservative pundit once opined, "Reality has a well-known liberal bias."

A Brief Primer on How the Senate Works (and Why McCain's Campaign Suspension Is, Without a Shadow of a Doubt, a Political Stunt)

| Posted 09.25.2008 | Politics

Two names that are noticeably absent from the committees handling the bailout bill: John McCain and Barack Obama. Neither of these senators has a primary role in negotiating this bill.

Danation: Neither a borrower nor a lender be

| Posted 09.29.2008 | Huffington Post

My weekly print column, Danation, usually takes a somewhat local bent, making it meaningful to only a slim percentage of HuffPo readers. But Barack Ob...