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Jason Linkins

Our Ever-Loosening Grip On The Commonest Courtesies Slipped: The 2012 Speculatron Weekly Roundup For Oct. 26 | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics

At about this time in the 2008 presidential election season, a young woman named Ashley Todd went crazy in Pittsburgh. Todd, a volunteer for John McCa...

Murdoch and Fox Portray Black Men as Terrorists on 24

Ronald B. Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ronald B. Robinson

The first two Presidents on 24 were Black men. The first was assassinated and the second was responsible for allowing nuclear bombs into the country, causing mass destruction.

Fear and Envy of Black Masculinity: How Politico's Jonathan Martin Mugged President Obama and Got Away With It

Ronald B. Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ronald B. Robinson

Almost all black men recognize the contemptuous look Jonathan Martin gave Obama on Thursday.

Ten Chumps Who Helped Elect Barack Obama

Erik Ose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Erik Ose

With the post-election analysis season almost over, it's worth taking one final look at some of the characters who ensured President-elect Obama would make it to the White House.

Notes from the Swamp - Regional McCain Manager Denies Obama's Citizenship

Stephen Elliott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Elliott

For Halloween I stopped by the John McCain office in Pompano Beach, Florida.

Obama Is Dominating in the Polls, but Four Things Keep Me Awake at Night

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

As a lifelong Democrat who has seen my party lose winnable races, I can't help thinking about how things can go wrong this year. These are the four factors that keep me up at night.

Jason Linkins

Ashley Todd's Instability Seen Well In Advance Of Pittsburgh Hoax | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

You really have to commend the people who supported the candidacy of Ron Paul. Sure, those guys dressed up in weird costumes, and aspired to fly aroun...

Crazy Woman in Pittsburgh? Republican Problems Run Deeper

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

I hope McCain's team of Karl Rove wannabes make 20 or 30 more mistakes in the final days before the election.

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 6-4 Black Guy

Susan Straight | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Susan Straight

Last week's news, that the Ashley Todd story was made up, that she has no idea how she got a backwards B carved on her face, was not a surprise. Convenient big black guys are always around.

The Hounds [Video]

Max and the Marginalized | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Max and the Marginalized

We're a little late to the party on calling McCain/Palin out on all their hard work firing up the ugliest tendencies in their supporters, but this venture into dub reggae territory is our contribution.

Ashley The Liar: Another Moment In The "Black Kid Did It!" History

Karen Russell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Karen Russell

Did the McCain campaign want to stir up the racial tensions in PA? Is there a race baiter on McCain's staff? Is this Willie Horton 2.0?

Rollin' With the Hate Talk Express
McCain NewsLadder

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

NOTE: After you click a link, click the title of the item to get the full text or video. "We've got them just where we want them." With each bit of b...

A Tale of Two Attacks on Campaign Volunteers

Disgrasian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As we said before, committing physical violence against someone who holds a different opinion from your own is reprehensible and not to be tolerated under any circumstances.

But Wait ... By Palin's Definition, Mohamed Atta Isn't A Terrorist

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Palin is so desperate not to characterize the Eric Rudolphs of this world as terrorists that she forges a severely narrow definition of the act that even lets Mohamed Atta off the hook.

Seth Colter Walls

Ashley Todd: College Republicans Quickly Distance From Hoax Attack | Seth Colter Walls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The national committee of the College Republicans went into damage control mode Friday afternoon after a college-aged McCain volunteer confessed to fa...

Sam Stein

Rick Sanchez Calls Out Media That Fell For "Mutilation" Hoax | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The big political story of the day revolves around what turned out to be a non-story. Several media outlets (the vast majority conservative) were left...

Ashley Todd Fake "Mutilation" Exposed

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE: REPORTERS: MCCAIN AIDE PUSHED OBAMA MUTILATION HOAX See which media outlets fell for the hoax... The latest from the AP: A McCain campaig...

Ashley Todd Story Pushed By McCain Campaign Aide, Say Reporters

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

TPM's Greg Sargent reports: John McCain's Pennsylvania communications director told reporters in the state an incendiary version of the hoax story ab...

ATM "Beating" Victim: Echo of the Charles Stuart Case

Phillip Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Phillip Martin

The fact that Ms. Todd felt she could get away with telling yet another false story about a black boogie man, suggests that some in this country have not gotten the memo.

McCain Campaign Tried Using Assault Hoax to Slime Obama

Erik Ose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Erik Ose

According to one of the actual police reports documenting the charade's unraveling, Ashley Todd says she can't remember whether she mutilated her own face, or had someone else do it.

I Was Attacked By A Well Dressed Woman, An Old Man & A Plumber

Lee Stranahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lee Stranahan

All I know is that I drove into the 'right' side of town with an Obama-Biden sticker on the back of my car when I was approached by thugs riding snowmachines.

Fox News VP: If McCain Worker 'Mutilation' Story Is a Hoax His Campaign Is 'Over'

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

John Moody, executive vice president at Fox News, has commented on his blog that "this incident could become a watershed event in the 11 days before the election.