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Joe the Plumber

Equal Time For Tom The Carpenter

Tom Gerdy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Gerdy

I've had some successes as a businessman, but I have not been able to find a way to generate enough revenue so I could help my employees with health insurance.

Why Do We Hate the Poor?

Alden Loury | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Alden Loury

John McCain fell in love with Joe the Plumber and proclaimed that we were all like Joe. But no one has stood up so prominently for the millions of Americans who would gladly switch places with Joe.

Joe the Plumber Vs. Lilly Ledbetter

Beverly Wettenstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Beverly Wettenstein

When Obama mentioned Ledbetter in a debate, McCain muttered that it would create "a trial lawyers dream." He claims lawyers could take advantage of women who allege discrimination.

7 Reasons McCain Will Win in a Landslide Today

Seth Grahame-Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Seth Grahame-Smith

Who better to set a new course than a man who's been in the Senate for 26 years? Who better to lead us into the future than a seventy-two-year-old who doesn't use email? That leader is John McCain.

Can celebrities sway the election?

Ariston Anderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ariston Anderson

On his Saturday Night Live guest appearance this weekend, Senator John McCain poked fun at his own lack of celebrity endorsements, noting that "My onl...

Photo Essay -- Joe The Plumber At Midnight In Miami

Stephen Elliott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Elliott


Why This Election is Bad for Hollywood

Mike Miley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Miley

There is no way that Hollywood can top what we've been living with every day for the past six months. What wacky stories are left to put into a political film?

New York Times Editorial Praises Shep Smith For Joe The Plumber Smackdown

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

We do not often cheer on Fox News's coverage of politics. But we did the other day when the anchor Shepard Smith reported on an especially absurd turn...

McCain At Midnight: The Last Stand

Joshuah Bearman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joshuah Bearman

In a couple of days, crowds of thousands will be gone, and McCain will have to face himself. As will the party. Until then, the rallies are their mutual escape.

SNL's Awkward Goodbyes

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

If you watched this weekend's SNL — featuring Democrat host Ben Affleck and GOP presidential candidate John McCain — all the way to the end, then ...

Joe The Plumber: 'I Question Obama's Loyalty To The Country'

Editor & Publisher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Normally it would just be funny, if Joe the Plumber (or JTP as press insiders have dubbed him) was just another sudden celeb shooting off his mouth an...

Republicans Use Fear to Win

Scott Foval | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Scott Foval

It has been a long eight years, and this past week saw the politics of division pushed to the absolute limit of absurdity. We must not allow it to go on any longer.

WeHo's Paucity of Palins Points to Political Drag

Lisa Derrick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Lisa Derrick

The West Hollywood Halloween carnival attracts over a hundred thousand visitors to the tiny city. Known for the participants' outrageous and creative ...

Mike the Writer is for Obama: So are Most Europeans, but Why Do Media Pundits See That as a Downside?

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Russnow

Rather than think our foreign friends' hopeful anticipation is a bad sign, it should give us more incentive to restore the love and respect the world has long held for the United States.

Joe the Plumber, Smokey the Bear and Alexander the Great

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

Sarah Palin and John McCain are beginning to remind me of an old, and dumb joke, that I remember from my childhood which goes something like "What doe...

Obama, Biden, Palin And McCain Get Stuck In An Elevator: A Blog Play

Stefan Sirucek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stefan Sirucek

Obama, Biden, Palin and McCain Get Stuck In An Elevator A Blog in One Act Characters: Barack O...

"Spreading the Wealth Around": Just What Ailing Economy Needs

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert S. McElvaine

The time when most of us need to hold onto our wallets is when politicians talk about allowing corporations to take our money and concentrate it among the wealthiest people.

I Am Professor Khalidi (Why John McCain Doesn't Get to Pick My Halloween Costume)

David Quigg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Quigg

Khalidi is a big-time professor. Which is to say that, until quite recently, he was someone most of us had never heard of. But then John McCain picked Professor Khalidi's new Halloween costume.

McCain Refers To "Joe The Biden"

Progress Illinois | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Yesterday, John McCain couldn't find "Joe the Plumber" in an audience in Ohio. This morning, the GOP nominee couldn't seem to get him out of his head...

Convicted Felon '08, Alaska?

Sam Sedaei | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sam Sedaei

I'm starting to think maybe the third reason for Palin's high popularity rating has something to do with the priorities of the people of Alaska.

Obama's Plan Better for Joe-the-Plumber and Jobs: Just Run the Numbers!

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

If Joe the Plumber ever returns to plumbing, his business will do much better under Obama's plan. And if he decides to sell his business, Obama's elimination of capital gains taxes would save him $120k for his retirement.

If Only Obama Agreed To McCain's "Town Hall" Meetings

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

McCain sticks to his absurd story that it was Obama who forced him to embark on one of the most fiercely negative campaigns in history.

If Sarah Palin were a sustainable style maven...

Summer Rayne Oakes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Summer Rayne Oakes

Much attention has been paid to Sarah Palin's style these last couple weeks--thanks to the surprising news about her impressive wardrobe bill. And whi...

Burning Down the House - McCain and Palin Go Down in a Blaze of In-Fighting, Betrayal and Backstabbing

Mario Almonte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mario Almonte

Many people ask if Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has a future - possibly a presidential run in 2012 - if she loses this election. The answer is no. Sh...

Joe The Plumber Ditches McCain (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

John McCain announced that Joe the Plumber was at his rally in Defiance, Ohio Thursday morning. But when McCain called on the campaign poster-man to s...