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Entries by Harold Pollack from 04/2008

How can I face my parents if I say McCain is too old to be president?

| Posted 04.06.2008 | Huffington Post

How can I face my parents if I say McCain is too old to be president? In March 1933, Franklin Roosevelt paid a courtesy call to the great jurist Oliv...

"There Is No Substitute for Victory," and Other Flights from Reality

| Posted 04.10.2008 | Politics

Sen. McCain promises more than our nation, or the Iraqi nation, can reasonably deliver. His rhetoric denigrates the search for painful but realistic alternatives.

Who's Really Out of Touch Here?

| Posted 04.12.2008 | Politics

Unlike Hillary Clinton and John McCain, Barack Obama is a man who came out of nowhere, from very modest means, to challenge for our nation's highest office. Out of touch? Out of touch?

Kristol, Lieberman, and Will Unmask Obama's Secret Marxist Agenda

| Posted 04.17.2008 | Politics

Republicans will try to defeat Obama by running him through the right-wing freak show. He will be depicted to be, at once, a Chablis-sipping snob, angry Black nationalist and radical Marxist.

Passover 2008: Triumphs of the Greatest Generation Give Reason for Hope in a Pretty Awful Year

| Posted 04.20.2008 | Politics

Next Passover, we will have a new president. If President Obama, President Clinton, or President McCain is merely less disastrous than President Bush, Dayenu.

Celebrate Earth Day: Support a stiff gas tax

| Posted 04.22.2008 | Huffington Post

Yeah I know. No one cares about this on the day of the Pennsylvania primary. But it is Earth Day. So I figured I would give it a shot. Question: What...

Celebrate World Malaria Day -- Buy an African Kid a $7 Mosquito Net

| Posted 04.25.2008 | Healthy Living

One of the few brights spots these days is that millions of Americans finally realize the importance of global health.

Being Mean to Richard Quest and Tom Friedman: Can We Have a Little Humanity and Class on the Blogosphere, Please?

| Posted 04.26.2008 | Media

There is something ugly about the mob mentality a personal scandal or even a pie in the face can unleash. We can do better.

McCain's Nonsense About Hamas: Consider the Bush Record

| Posted 04.26.2008 | Politics

According to a recent interview, John McCain believes that Hamas wants Barack Obama to be president. Judging by past performance, I think Hamas would profit from another conservative Republican.

I Feel Your Pain: McCain's Fatuous but Appealing Tour of Coal Country

| Posted 04.27.2008 | Politics

This guy will be tough come November. His Appalachian tour is brilliant politics and offers nothing of substance that would actually help the heartland constituency that might vote for him.

"Cash Before Chemo" Two Arguments for Health Reform

| Posted 04.28.2008 | Politics

This is the story of of Lisa Kelly, an underinsured cancer patient. The hospital asked for $105,000 cash up-front before it would admit her.