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Palling Around With Terrorists

Opposition to Health Care Reform Peaks Early, But Falls Fast -- Like Sarah Palin?

Yuna Shin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Yuna Shin

If you rise too fast and peak too early, then you fall just as hard. It is a lesson that the GOP needs to learn in order to stay relevant for the majority of Americans who consider themselves to be in the center.

McCain Campaign: "Bullshit" To Deny That Obama Palled Around With Terrorists

The Atlantic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In response to an earlier post on Marc Ambinder's Atlantic blog, Randy Scheunemann, McCain's chief foreign policy adviser (pictured at left), had some...

McCain Campaign's Old White People Strategy

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

McCain's strategy is that there is enough of a "Bradley effect" that the election is 3%-5% closer than the polls indicate, and that scare tactics can convince another 3%-5% of white voters not to vote Obama.

McCain's Smear Campaign Will Have an Impact Long After Election Day

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

McCain has gone "all in" with a strategy focusing exclusively on smearing and lying about Obama, win or lose, he has created a dangerous situation for November 5 and the four years to follow.

World Series Fashion Trends and Their Presidential Parallels

Disgrasian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Both World Series teams happen to be from two important swing states, Florida and Pennsylvania. Kinda puts a new spin on the idea of a state being "in play," doesn't it?

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?

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

As Wall Street continued its nosedive, and markets around the world shuddered, John McCain's campaign launched an unrelentingly nasty assault on Barack Obama. Sarah Palin accused Obama of "palling around with terrorists." McCain co-chair Frank Keating smeared him as a drug-using "guy of the street." McCain contemptuously called him "that one." Rally speakers repeatedly referred to him as "Barack Hussein Obama." Rabid crowds responded with cries of "kill him!" and "treason." The party of Lincoln has gone from appealing to "the better angels of our nature" to evoking the darkest demons of our nature. Nevertheless, it was Cindy McCain who accused Obama of having "waged the dirtiest campaign in American history" -- a breathtaking display of projection.

Projecting an Obama Victory

Norman Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norman Solomon

The poll numbers so far this month have fostered the belief that the current economic crisis is close to dooming the McCain campaign. But any crystal ball that offers assurance of an Obama victory is a piece of junk.