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GOP Endgame: Vote Suppression

Michael Carmichael | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Carmichael

The current charges against ACORN are frivolous distractions from what is a massive and threatening GOP campaign to distort the popular vote in key battleground states.

Barack Obama's End Game Will Be On The Ground

Stephen C. Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen C. Rose

By Stephen C. Rose If Barack Obama becomes president, it will be because of grass roots organization. The people who will make the difference on Nove...

McCain-Palin: No Plan to Address Worn, Outdated Transportation Infrastructure

Stephen A. LeMay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Stephen A. LeMay

Infrastructure isn't sexy but it's critical to economic well-being. If McCain becomes the next president, he won't do much. Ever. His website and his public statements make no mention at all of the nation's infrastructure and its problems.

The Text Is In! Biden Is VP! Thanks For The Update!

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

It's 3:31 a.m. EST and a text message just came in on my phone: Barack has chosen Senator Joe Biden to be our VP nominee. Watch the first Obama-Biden ...

Obama Campaign Uses Little Steps To Make Big Movement

Stephen Herrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Stephen Herrington

What Obama's campaign does that is different is to ask canvassers and callers to personally take a stake in making a difference in the leanings of voters. Quite simply it is predicated on the very questionable statistical significance of one human influencing another.

Obama's Keys To Winning Tuesday's Town Hall Debate

Eric Morse | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Eric Morse

Obama, who has been criticized by opponents for being "aloof" and "professorial," may have his work cut out for him on Tuesday. But his laid-back, unflappable demeanor creates an excellent opportunity to connect with the voters in the room and those watching on television.

Fear & Frustration Loom Large in South Florida

Rachel Dunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rachel Dunn

Growing up Jewish in Western Pennsylvania, there were always two things I could count on: Jell-O being served at all family gatherings and having a g...

As Palin Refused To Answer Questions, Ifill Should Have Pushed Back

Judy Muller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Judy Muller

The debate got away from Gwen Ifill, and Sarah Palin got away with passing off folksy platitudes as substitutes for substance.

Last Night More A High School Performance Than a VP Debate

John Hubers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
John Hubers

Let's not forget Palin's experience as a sports announcer, which explains her rat-a-tat-tat delivery. I mean, this woman didn't skip a beat. Impressive performance. But that's mostly what it was. A performance.

Side Stepping Statement? Take Drink. Depressed About Country? Take Drink. Blog!

Natasha Vargas-Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Natasha Vargas-Cooper

END. FINAL. OVERRRR. Well, this debate was a pretty grueling exercise in tedium but I think I'm going to call it for Barack. He needed to come off pr...

McCain Got The Debate Idea All Wrong

Matt York | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Matt York

McCain has looked like a panderer since the day he chose Sarah Palin as his running mate. Yesterday's efforts to make himself look holier than thou on the economy and presidential debates simply reinforced the notion.

How Joe Biden Became Gaffe-Proof

Slate | Christopher Beam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When Joe Biden described an Obama ad attacking John McCain's inability to use a computer as "terrible," the world acted as if the Joe-pocalypse had fi...

Obama's Approach To Fighting Crime Actually Based On Research

Heather Tirado Gilligan and Nikki Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Heather Tirado Gilligan and Nikki Jones

The Obama/Biden plan is neither abstract nor ideological--it targets the root causes of racial disparity in the criminal justice system in the United States.

Healthcare Costs Should Be Reduced By Holding Providers, Insurance Companies Accountable

Paul Diamond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Paul Diamond

The insurance companies and healthcare providers care little about those who cannot afford their high cost, and those that can afford it with difficulty won't join together and refuse to accept their exploitation.

This Country Needs An Intellectual

Sheila Suess Kennedy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Sheila Suess Kennedy

The charge of elitism is a manifestation of America's longstanding and unfortunate subtext of anti-intellectualism, and its use during this campaign is both revealing and disturbing.

Biden: McCain Peddling "Republican Garbage"

New York Times | MARK LEIBOVICH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As the economy reels, Senator Joseph R. Biden Jr. -- the Other Running Mate -- has been absolutely butchering Senator John McCain across the Rust Belt...

Social Networking Site Provides Glimpse Into Global Community

Jane Wylen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jane Wylen

I thought that, by interviewing some of my contacts on Livemocha, I could gain some insight into how we Americans look from the outside. One man living in China wrote: "The U.S. has good education and good medical care. Americans enjoy every minute."

Momentum Shift Complete -- McCain Not Leading In Any Daily Tracking Poll

Mark Nickolas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Nickolas

Since most state polls are more than a week old, new polling should show Obama resuming his 50-75 electoral vote lead as the race heads into the crucial presidential debate phase.

Obama Thinks Like a Leader, And Therefore Might Lose

Rusty Russell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rusty Russell

Nearly every admonishment of Obama these days includes some call for the candidate to cut to the chase. Simplify the speeches, they say. Chop down the answers into blurbs. But what all these freelance campaign managers miss is this: Barack doesn't think that way. He's not a refrigerator magnet guy.

The Incredible Lightness of Being Sarah Palin

Joe Cutbirth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Joe Cutbirth

Palin will throw mud with impunity, then in the tradition of Agnew, Dole and Quayle yell "double standard" and "bias reporting" when she is called on it.

Speaking Of Judgment

Bill Marovitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Marovitz

The idea that a woman of such limited experience should suddenly emerge on the national stage and be a heartbeat away from the presidency without a thorough vetting process is very scary.

Obama, Biden Battlground State Tour Begins After Nomination

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

DENVER — Barack Obama stepped triumphantly into history Wednesday night, the first black American to win a major party presidential nomination, ...

The "Obama/Biden" Healthcare Plan?

Craig Stoltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Craig Stoltz

Biden's plan, unloosed on the public in October 2007 in support of his presidential bid, isn't all that different from Obama's.

McCain vs Biden: Not All "Foreign Policy Experience" Is Created Equal

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

The past seven-plus years have shown us that "foreign policy experience," in and of itself, isn't all it's cracked up to be. For Exhibit A of this look no further than George Bush's most "experienced" foreign policy advisor: Dick Cheney. How's that working out?

Biden Camp Pressed Hard For VP Slot

WSJ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama's selection of Sen. Joe Biden to be his running mate reached a pivotal point in a secret meeting o...