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Anti-Muslim Heckling Deeply Troubling

E. Joyce Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
E. Joyce Moore

I have two friends who I chose to reach out to for their view of the ongoing attacks by those associated with the McCain-Palin campaign on Senator Bar...

Middle Eastern Bloggers Disgusted by Slurs Against Muslims, Arabs and Blacks

Amira Al Hussaini | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Amira Al Hussaini

A Negro, a Muslim and an anti-American. These are just some of the names Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama has been called over the pas...

Weekly Roundup: OffTheBus Readers Engage in Social(ism) Networking

Chris Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Chris Nelson

As scattered as the week has been now that all of the major campaign milestones have come and gone, turning the tables on John McCarthy, erm, McCain's criticism of Barack Obama this week has been the one thread in our inbox.

Next President Must Show Support For Muslim Americans

Paula B. Mays | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Paula B. Mays

A show called Little Mosque on the Prairie will soon appear on television in America. The show hopefully educates the public that to be Arab or Muslim does not equal being a terrorist, or being primitive or subversive. The recent events of the campaign reveal that we need such a series.

Campaign Hate Speech Will Leave Our Nation Even More Divided

Rusel DeMaria | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rusel DeMaria

Obama's campaign ground game should remain intact and begin a new mission -- to communicate and bring people together, to begin a national dialog that heals wounds, promotes truth, and unifies us as one nation again.

Escape to Europe, Our Election Follows

Chris Savage | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Chris Savage

In this small Italian town at the base of the Alps, I could watch the presidential debate in English on CNN, in English on the BBC and on no less than three other channels shown with a slight delay and translated instantly into Italian.

Will the Republican Party Survive -- And Does Anybody Care?

Larry Gellman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Larry Gellman

Until eight years ago, Republicans had a deserved reputation for being more socially and fiscally conservative and responsible.

Rachel Weiner

Joe The Plumber Tanks In Swing States | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Campaign aides to John McCain told the New York Times last week that "Joe the Plumber" would form the bedrock of their strategy for the rest of the ra...

Growing Majority Thinks McCain Attacks Obama Unfairly

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A growing number of Americans believe John McCain has attacked Barack Obama unfairly, a negative perception of the Arizona senator that could cost him...

Real Change Depends On Replacing Entrenched Party Operatives

David Lucht | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
David Lucht

There may be good reasons to vote the Republican ticket, but the hope that John McCain will bring change to Washington cannot be counted as one of them.

Sam Stein

McCain's Robocalls Have Parents Worried About Their Kids; Palin Criticizes Tactic | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One of the more noteworthy responses to John McCain's massive robocall campaign tying Barack Obama to Bill Ayers has been from parents whose children ...

Obama Makes His Seventh Trip to Southwest Virginia

Lisa Solod | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Lisa Solod

Roanoke, Virginia -- To the music of Bruce Springsteen's "The Rising" and against a backdrop of a huge contingent of screaming Virginia Tech students ...

My Protest at Palin Rally Finds Some Support From the Crowd

Susan Eleuterio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Susan Eleuterio

Noblesville, Indiana -- A group of intrepid peace activist Hoosiers (members of CodePINK, Women for Peace) braved a Sarah Palin rally in Noblesville, ...

McCain's Tax Plans Also Redistribute Wealth

Edward Rotchford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Edward Rotchford

McCain could have been a real "maverick" and told his party that he opposes the Bush Tax Cuts just like he originally did. But no. That's because McCain is not a true leader when it comes to the economic crisis this country faces.

Most International Bloggers Think Obama Won on Temperament

Amira Al Hussaini | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Amira Al Hussaini

One blogger wrote: "Obama was unbelievably calm, collected and straight to the point. In fact he went out of his way to be nice while McCain was constantly attacking and putting on that fake, scary smile. Damn, that smile is scary."

Accidential Pregnancies Not To Be Taken Lightly

Barbara Dehn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Barbara Dehn

As a practicing women's health nurse practitioner, I've worked for over 20 years to try and prevent accidental pregnancies because I've seen first hand the effects that this has on women. An accidental pregnancy may be a source of joy for some women, and a crisis for others.

We Need a President Who Plays Well With Others

Pam Atherton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Pam Atherton

Enough with the campaign promises. That's not what we need right now, especially since most of the promises probably won't happen anyway. What we need is a president who respects others. Especially the women-folk.

McCain Aides Search For "Narrow-Victory Scenario"

NY Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Confronting an increasingly bleak electoral map, top aides to Senator John McCain said Thursday that they were searching for a "narrow-victory scenari...

Health Of The Mother Not Negotiable

Ioana Uricaru | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ioana Uricaru

I lived in a country where abortion was illegal. On top of killing close to a million women during a 25-year span, that law intruded on the intimacy of couples and families. I have male friends who had to provoke unsafe abortions on their wives, risking their life and freedom.

Debates Still No Place for Average Joes

Timothy Karr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Timothy Karr

As the lights dimmed on the fourth and final debate of the 2008 season, one thing has become clear: These types of debates are vestiges of a bygone TV era.

Many US Corporations Not Paying Taxes At All

Jane Devin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jane Devin

John McCain's official website would make it seem as if corporate taxes are somehow crippling American business. But two-thirds of the corporations doing business in the U.S. paid no taxes from 1998-2005, while collectively reporting $2.5 trillion dollars in sales.

Parents' Racism And Bigotry Rubbing Off On Children This Election

Auburn McCanta | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Auburn McCanta

How did our "village" go so wrong that a seven-year old girl would think a respected American senator and presidential candidate is the equivalent of the Bogey Man under the bed? Where did she get the notion that people of the Muslim faith are to be feared rather than embraced?

If You Love Jesus, Vote For Obama

Christine Wicker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Christine Wicker

If McCain wins this election, the Religious Right and Sarah Palin will take the credit. The Religious Right's hold on the Republican Party will be even stronger, and the party will be pulled deeper into an extremism that serves only a small minority of Americans.

McCain's Debate Air Quotes Badly "Misfired"

Judy Muller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Judy Muller

When it comes to dismissive finger gestures, there is nothing quite like the two-handed "air quote." For pure sarcastic appeal, it beats the much more obvious middle finger every time. But beware what words you put inside those little air quotes.

Obama Has The Intelligence, Dedication And Dignity Of Jackie Robinson

Marlene H. Phillips | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Marlene H. Phillips

My father said Jackie Robinson wasn't just a great ballplayer, he called him simply A Great Man. I watch Barack Obama handle this campaign and I'm struck by more than just his talent and intelligence and dedication to doing right. I'm struck with his dignity in the face of insult.