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Political Attacks

Reclaiming What It Means to Be an American

Menachem Rosensaft | Posted 09.19.2012 | Politics
Menachem Rosensaft

I was born in the Displaced Persons camp of Bergen-Belsen in Germany in 1948. From the day I became a naturalized US citizen, I have been as much an American as anyone. It is depressingly disconcerting, therefore, to hear the cacophony of voices accusing the President of the United States of not being "American," of being somehow foreign.

Political Attacks Cross The Line

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 07.09.2012 | Politics

Negative advertising and smear campaigning have been staples of American politics for nearly two centuries. Some historians trace the roots of the pra...

Goebbels, Humpty-Dumpty, & Pinocchio: A Short List Of Attacks

Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

This story comes courtesy of California Watch. By Stephanie Rice From someone in Jerry Brown's office caught privately calling Meg Whitman a "wh...

Sam Stein

Obama And Clinton Delicately Spar In Wake Of Bhutto's Death | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The early expressions of sorrow over the assassination of former Pakistani leader Benazir Bhutto on Thursday morning turned into delicate and carefull...

Sam Stein

Obama Cashing In On Clinton Criticism | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senator Barack Obama is capitalizing on his political opponent's attacks by using them as a cash cow. In an email yesterday and today to his supporter...