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Entries by Susan J. Demas from 11/2009

How Sarah Palin and Tea Partiers Are Blowing Up the GOP

| Posted 11.09.2009 | Politics

When extremists are a (vocal) minority, reasonable Republicans and independents come out of the woodwork. And the spoils go to the Democrats, who look comparatively sane.

The Confidence Gap Between Democrats And Republicans

| Posted 11.18.2009 | Politics

Republicans have a well-oiled propaganda machine to facilitate the fantasy of strength and popularity. The message is always the same -- whether the GOP wins or loses, it always wins.

Sarah Palin's Lady Gaga Tour of Michigan

| Posted 11.19.2009 | Politics

Sarah Palin blew into Grand Rapids with all the stagecraft (and subtlety) of Lady Gaga, pulling up in a bus ensconced with the cover photo from her book, down to her glossy lips and heavenward gaze.

Alma Wheeler Smith: A Real Progressive Runs for Michigan Governor

| Posted 11.27.2009 | Politics

Say what you will about Rep. Alma Wheeler Smith, but the lady has guts. She would almost have to, having been born in segregated South Carolina in 19...