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2008 Presidential Campaign

Cupid's WMD

Stu Kreisman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Stu Kreisman

Hey Joe the Plumber, have I got a girl for you! She's young, a republican, desperately seeks the limelight and lies, so you two should have a lot in common!

The Biggest Politician

Sara Geiger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sara Geiger

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What You Can Do (To Help Obama Win)

Jack Helmuth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jack Helmuth

Well, it depends on who you are. Here are some ideas for all sorts of people, of which you must certainly be one.

Laff Riot

Daniel Menaker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Menaker

As the campaigns have grown more vicious, many have become more anxious about the possibility of real violence or at least a complete breakdown in civility. That's why we're so relieved by the candidates' humor.

How Spreading the Wealth Rescued a Mother Thanks to CODEPINK and ANP

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Linda Milazzo

Who is Jocelyne Voltaire, and why is her story more relevant to America's current crisis than that of plumber Joe?

McCain Undone By Affect And Temperament
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The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

Special Debate Edition In the much-anticipated final presidential debate of the 2008 campaign season, the man who landed the greatest number of punch...

McCain Was Presidential, Yes -- Nixonian

Leonce Gaiter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Leonce Gaiter

The man behaved like an bitter, petulant child. He was righteously pissy throughout the evening. He was trembling. He was smug. He was in a flop sweat of desperation and his logic was unfollowable.

The Hate-Talk Express -- Is This Really the Way You Want to Go Out, Senator McCain?

Mary Lyon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mary Lyon

I'm sorry, Senator McCain. This IS the bed you and Palin made. And it is hideous. No wonder you don't want to lie down on it.

Supermarket Check-Out Line VP Nominees and Other Notes from the Final Weeks of Election 2008

Off The Bus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Off The Bus

"Whatever Sarah Palin may think about Monty Python, they certainly have strong opinions of her!"

Jews for Obama?

Michelle Haimoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Haimoff

The one issue that surpasses even those that center around civil liberties is the continued existence of the state of Israel.

What the Failure of the Bailout Package Means to the Presidential Race

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

It was the right-wing Republicans who prevented the success of yesterday's publicly unpopular bailout -- and ironically, it will be the fortunes of the right that suffer most as a result. Here's why.

T-Shirts, Young People And Barack Obama

Teresa McCoy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Teresa McCoy

Everyone is marveling at how these "kids" made the t-shirts so quickly. Fact is, the shirts are great and they are selling like hotcakes for a local charity. But the t-shirts are also a metaphor.

Oxford Debates the Debates

Aubrey Sarvis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aubrey Sarvis

If this debate doesn't go off as scheduled, that will be bad news for Washington, too. The people of Oxford are already mad. They'll be madder.

Oh, HELL NO!

Joe Cutbirth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Joe Cutbirth

How many times will national reporters let themselves be cowed by the pack of consultants that has steered the Bush machine and polluted national politics with this strategy for more than 30 years?

What if it Doesn't Come Down to Turnout?

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

This year the millions of voters excited about voting for Barack Obama will more than likely be counterbalanced by the millions of voters excited about stopping Obama.

Time To Pick The Smart One

Rick Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rick Siegel

Right now our country needs to put a priority on smart. We have huge dilemmas facing our next administration, arguably by people who did not make the smartest or most informed choices. We have an economic crisis, military crises; a crisis of trust regarding our government from citizens both domestically and around the world.

Open Letter to Pastor Rick Warren on Evil

Diane Perlman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Diane Perlman

I am reaching out to you to open a new line of communication about evil, as tensions are escalating in various conflicts.

Who is Barack Obama? Atticus Finch.

Erik Lundegaard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Erik Lundegaard

So who does Barack remind me of? He's a civil rights lawyer who taught Constitutional law and is bringing up two girls the right way. When bullies gather, he stands up for what's right, he stands up for the rule of law, he stands up.

Has Sarah Palin Really Shaken Up the Race?

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

Palin's presence has moved the numbers, but not all that much, and perhaps not for all that long. The kinds of questions we need to ask now are: what states does Palin put into play?

Palin's Lip Synching Will Soon Have To End

Charles Kozierok | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Charles Kozierok

Like Milli Vanilli, Sarah Palin's candidacy and current image is built entirely on marketing, media manipulation, performance and deceit. Palin has done little more than the political version of lip-synching: reading someone else's speeches over and over again.

Cynical and Divisive Chutzpah

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

It is clear that any criticism of Sarah Palin will be interpreted by the Republican campaign as prima facie evidence of elitism.

Divided Politics = Divided Country

Simon Sinek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Simon Sinek

In Iraq, the Sunnis and the Shiites don't get along well enough to affect any sort of functional government. America implores them to get work togeth...

5 Questions On Common Sense Gun Laws For Gov. Sarah Palin

Paul Helmke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Paul Helmke

The nation's media have been feverishly pursuing stories about Alaska's Governor, Sarah Palin. Among other topics, they've been asking about her child...

Swing Hard in Case You Hit It

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

The challenge for the Obama-Biden campaign is to show voters how bizarrely unqualified and ideologically conservative Palin is without being seen a bullies beating up on the nice young woman from Alaska.

4 Things Sarah Palin Believes About the Environment

Maura Judkis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Maura Judkis

Palin believes that we should drill in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, which McCain has previously opposed. She also supports offshore drilling.