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McCain vs. McCain: Final Round

Chuck Spinney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chuck Spinney

The common denominator in the Hillary/McCain meltdowns is Obama, who appears to remain above it, infuriatingly cool and aloof, while he subtly baits anger in his opponent's camp.

The Demeanor of Da Meaner Guy

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert S. McElvaine

McCain's "terrorist" ads, pamphlets, and calls should have a tagline saying, "John McCain and the Republican National Committee are Irresponsible for the totally misleading content of this advertising."

A Domestic Terrorist's Take On The Debates

Jeff Chang | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Chang

I wrote the Afterword for Bill Ayers' new book and I was honored that he asked. He has earned the respect of the best education leaders in the country, liberals and conservatives alike.

McCain Will be Crushed

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Diane Francis

The third debate cinched Obama's landslide. Here's what I wrote in the Financial Post: It's all over but the crying The only "victory" the Republican...

Sam Stein

McCain Defends His Own Association With Unrepentant Criminal: It's Ok, He Went To Jail | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

After weeks of hammering Barack Obama for having an association with a former Weather Undergound member, John McCain was asked Thursday afternoon abou...

Final Debate: McCain Brings Up Ayers, ACORN

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

McCain goes where he hasn't before in a debate: Bill Ayers. "We need to know the full extent of that relationship," he declares. Then he accuses the c...

Bill Ayers Speaks: 'Life Happens'

Chicago Tribune | James Janega | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As his name was tossed back and forth Tuesday in the fury of the presidential campaign, 1960s radical William Ayers spent the day as he often does, w...

Lynn Sweet: McCain Misleading Public On Obama And Ayers

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barack Obama continues to be attacked by John McCain and other Republicans for his relationship with Bill Ayers, the former terrorist turned respected...

Bill Ayers, Blackberries and John McCain

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

The Bill Ayers issue underscores just how out of touch John McCain is with the country he seeks to lead. It is also, for many Americans, just another way for John McCain to tell us he is old.

Days of Rage

Thomas Frank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Thomas Frank

On the first night of the Republican convention, back in September, the theme was "Service." Speaker after speaker mounted the rostrum to tell about t...

Rush Limbaugh: Blacks Training Children As Militants (LISTEN)

Crooks And Liars | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As we are witnessing, the conservative movement is in shambles now and the only thing they can do is spew racist hatred out into the world and hope i...

In Iraq And At Home, We Are A Nation At War

Rachel Farris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rachel Farris

Our nation has been conditioned to become a firing squad of hate, absolving ourselves of our crimes overseas by conformity here at home. John McCain and his spotter Sarah Palin have set their sights on the bullseye, Barack Obama, and are blatantly firing-at-will.

McCain Campaign Manager In '04: "Nothing Is More Discomforting Than a Smear Campaign"

Bill Scher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Scher

Rick Davis went on to urge the 2004 presidential nominees "to publicly order their supporters not to go there," as that was "[t]he only way to stop the expected mud-slinging."

Ayers and the McCain-G. Gordon Liddy Symbiosis

Carl Bernstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carl Bernstein

There has been virtually nothing on the Liddy-McCain relationship in the major newspapers and broadcast networks -- is Liddy any less a domestic terrorist than Bill Ayers?

John McCain's Big Problem

Brad Mirman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brad Mirman

The issue the McCain campaign feels is giving them the most traction is an ugly one, and not worthy of someone who wants to lead the most powerful nation on earth.

Penguin vs. Batman Debate: Is John McCain The Penguin?

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

Look at how prescient the creators of the television series Batman wound up being this many years later.

Clinging To Religion And Our Hotmail Accounts

Tracy Lea Carnes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Tracy Lea Carnes

How can this email be wrong we ask ourselves? After all, it did come from Edna and she's president of the Lady's Church Guild for crying out loud.

Who Else 'Worked With' Bill Ayers?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

"Behind in the polls and running out of time to change the subject from the sinking economy, the McCain/Palin campaign has gone hyper trying to morph...

I'm Afraid...

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles Karel Bouley

How many of you have gotten a credible death threat? I have. In fact, I get them all the time, via email, text message, telephone. As one of the very...

McCain Changes Desktop Wallpaper

Eric Schmeltzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Schmeltzer

Like a computer that froze, the spin goes, McCain is rebooting everything, starting today.

The Ugly Implications of McCain and Palin's Questions

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

This is a ploy to raise doubts in people's minds about Obama. They have nothing, but it's easy to say, "What else is Obama hiding?"

Ad Wars: McCain ACORN Assault - Obama Must Fill In The Blanks

Michael Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Michael Hughes

Political communications consultant Mike Hughes, special to OffTheBus, deconstructs the latest campaign ads, frame by frame. McCain launched a creati...

Dinner With Bill Ayers

The New Republic | Richard Stern | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The political word today is that the Republicans will return to personal attacks on Obama and Biden to draw attention away from McCain's erratic perfo...

Abuse of Power, Anger and Abortion Politics: Extremism Exposed

Scott Swenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Swenson

Maybe McCain's last act of patriotism for the country he loves is exposing extremist elements by picking Palin and making Americans more aware of how this Culture of Lies has taken root.

Man Who Prosecuted Weather Underground Hits Linking Ayers To Obama

Editor&Publisher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Surprising a letter to the editor published in th New York Times today, the chief prosecutor of the Weather Undeground in the 1970s expressed outrage ...