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Choice 2008

Health Care: The Presidential Campaign of 2009

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

It's not just the bizarro "birther" brigades that are treating Obama as electorally illegitimate. Think about the way the health-care fight has played out recently.

"Support I Have Yet to Earn": Obama's Victory Speech

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Barack Obama was in the No-Gloat Zone. For his very first speech as president-elect... Obama crafted a message with much of the scope and power of an inaugural address.

Never Fear: Your Exit Poll is Here!

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

The Ten-Foot Poll was created to plug some of those glaring gaps in the election coverage offered by the networks, the cable outlets and even the internet.

Now Twitching with Every Twitch in the Polls

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

You're the ones who can't get this election out of your heads. You're the ones who, in this final push to November 4, have the TV and the radio on nonstop.

Bush to Palin: Keep It Up!

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Dear Sarah, just because most of the people don't think you're qualified, that's no reason to hang your head. Just because they don't trust John's judgment anymore because he picked you, don't let it get you down.

Joe the Plumber: And a Slice of Warhol Pie

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Joe the Plumber's gone big-time -- a video on YouTube, an interview on Fox, his name in every conversation. And all because he asked Obama a question. With the cameras rolling.

"That One": Anatomy of an Insult

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

There "was an energy bill on the floor of the Senate... sponsored by Bush and Cheney. You know who voted for it? You might never know." And here he pointed toward Obama. "That one."

Palin, Goin' After Obama

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Sarah Palin seems to have convinced herself that making it through one vice-presidential debate without doing any further damage to her reputation now gives her sufficient standing to question Barack Obama's everything.

VP Debate: What Sarah Palin Didn't Do

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

I don't want someone who's "just like me" to be Vice President of the United States, any more than I'd want somebody who's "just like me" to be my dentist, or my heart surgeon, or my air-traffic controller.