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Presidential Politics

John McCain's Big Problem

Brad Mirman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brad Mirman

The issue the McCain campaign feels is giving them the most traction is an ugly one, and not worthy of someone who wants to lead the most powerful nation on earth.

Civility is Dying

Yvonne R. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Yvonne R. Davis

Eeriness is fermenting in America -- a thick shadowy cloud. Like Manifest Destiny, it is expanding and creating settlements inside the psyche of the American mind.

Palin Non Grata: Even Drudge Avoids Wading into the Palin Ethics Swamp

Dan Treul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dan Treul

One would think that the Republican juggernaut of the blogosphere would at least want to spin the Alaska Committee's report. Is Palin such an embarrassment to mainstream conservative America that not even Drudge will rise to her defense?

A Contrast Of Small-Town Mayors: Sarah & Mary

Mary Kinnunen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mary Kinnunen

MI offer this essay from the perspective of someone who's walked in Mayor Sarah's snowshoes. Also, I wanted to see how I might stack-up as a VP candidate. I was Hillary's Oneida County Chairperson after all.

A Leader Should Be Able To Multitask

Lara M. Gardner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Lara M. Gardner

McCain has been a senator for what, twenty-six years? Based on the number of years McCain has spent in public office, debating and campaigning should both be skills in which he is quite adept.

War Protesters Confront McCain In Swing-State Michigan

Dan Treul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dan Treul

The protesters believe we must end the occupation of Iraq and redirect spending toward human needs. "You're so old," called one to the McCain fans. "It's time to change the rules."

Why Obama Cheered the Surge on O'Reilly

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

What could Obama have possibly been thinking when he told Bill O'Reilly that the Iraq war surge is not only working but working beyond his wildest dreams?

Educators: If You Enjoy NCLB, You'll Love the McCain/Palin Plan!

Gary Stager | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary Stager

Although much of what Sarah Palin says in her education plan for Alaska, reads like an undergraduate homework assignment, she does express support for something called ABC Schools.

McCain Risks Becoming the Anti-Science Candidate

Lawrence M. Krauss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Lawrence M. Krauss

The biggest blow to one's confidence in John McCain's commitment to sound science came last week with his choice of running mate.

Will Hillary Rain on Obama's Parade?

Vicky Ward | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Vicky Ward

Do the Clintons intend to eviscerate what ought to be Obama's coronation at the Democratic Party Convention in Denver next week?

Obama Caint Choose Kaine

Gloria Feldt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gloria Feldt

Obama should not choose Kaine because he opposes a woman's most fundamental human right to decide her own destiny by making her own childbearing decisions.

Oil's Well That Ends Well In Media, Politics

Vanessa Edwards Foster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Vanessa Edwards Foster

The economic crisis is not just a product of high oil prices but that's what we're served up. Meanwhile, the middle class, lower class, and the poor pay the consequences.

Reading The Pictures: The McCain Buffalo Chip (Un-)Cover-Up

Michael Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Shaw

2008-08-06-shaw.jpgOnly the wildly hypocritical McCain could have escaped any blowback from the debauchery and female exploitation in Sturgis. And, as an act of collusion, the visual media totally blinked.

Midwest Auto Workers Look To Obama For Change

Dan Treul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dan Treul

"GM won't change anything until they have every operation overseas," says Danny. "This started back in the 1980s with Reagan... We know we're not going to get any help from McCain."

Am I a Hillary-Hating Sexist? You Tell Me

Linda Keenan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Keenan

I argued that the first woman president should be one who didn't come in on the coattails of a man, but is it realistic to expect a female leader at this moment to be perfectly cleansed of male power?

Giving the "Daughter Test" to Mainstream Media

Marie Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marie Wilson

We lost something for our nation's daughters who were sent a strong message about fairness during the primary season -- you can play, but it won't be a fair fight.

Election 2008: The Race Election

Dan Treul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dan Treul

There is something culturally sick about defining such a critical election along racial lines alone. This election should not be a referendum on black and white. It should be a referendum on the Bush years.

Robert F. Kennedy, Bloomington, Indiana, April 24, 1968

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

Today, with the United States entering its sixth year of occupying Iraq, RFK's words about Vietnam still have resonance.

Turning Purple: Michigan Voters Indecisive, Overlooked and Just Plain Unaware

Dan Treul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dan Treul

A little more than two weeks away from this state's January 15 primary, I have yet to hear a single person mention his or her intention to vote.

Iowa Church Vote Edging Toward Huckabee

Dan Treul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dan Treul

Eliot Caroom, Kim Farris, and Ellen Emerson White contributed to this piece for OffTheBus. Secretary at Moline Evangelical Church in Moline, Illinois...

New AP Multimedia Project Focuses On Presidential Politics In US Society

Editor and Publisher | Joe Strupp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Calling it "an ambitious, multimedia project on presidential politics," The Associated Press Monday announced the launching of "Measure of a Nation," ...