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Sarah Palin Reaction

Miss Al Qaeda America

Steven Weber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steven Weber

It's homespun terrorism tailored to appeal to "the average American" and orchestrated nice as you please by the most efficient cultural terrorists this side of Wannsee.

Old Right-Wing Whine, New Bottle

Jeffrey Feldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jeffrey Feldman

Palin ran through the full list of Republican branding points about the Democratic Party, a list that read like a transcript from a 'best-of' Sean Hannity show.

Is Sarah Palin "Mainstream" on Guns?

Josh Horwitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Horwitz

A closer examination of her background reveals that Palin has embraced views on gun ownership that are ideologically extreme even by the standards of gun rights advocates.

What You Think About Palin Is Probably Wrong

Dick Meyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dick Meyer

It would appear to be that in presidential elections with no incumbent, the ticket with the least experienced person in the No. 2 slot wins. Of course, that is nonsense.

Is Palin's Husband Man Enough For A Pitbull in Lipstick?

Dr. Meg Meeker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Meg Meeker

by Meg Meeker, MD As Sarah Palin strode onto the stage at the Republican National Convention, waving to admirers as a woman at an airport greeting a...

Stressed this Political Season?

Alison Rose Levy | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alison Rose Levy

Feeling stressed, depressed, or anxious this political season? If you're stymied, worried, or just plain despairing, Dr. James Gordon's new book, Unst...

George W. Palin

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

The dark, twisted madness of the last eight years is being entirely ignored in the face of the exact same bogus Republican packaging -- the exact same script.

Palin's Pit Bull Problem

Jeanne Devon (AKMuckraker) | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeanne Devon (AKMuckraker)

I don't know how other Alaska residents felt about the pit bull joke, and obviously her audience loved it, but most of us here in "small town America" probably didn't find it particularly funny.

Defending Community Organizing

Sally Kohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sally Kohn

The change voters are talking about this year builds on the shared problems community organizers have been helping people identify for decades.

A Heartbeat Away from Disaster for Animals?

Michael Markarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Markarian

Last night in the Twin Cities, the GOP conventioneers were officially introduced to their vice presidential candidate who is, as Fred Thompson said, "...

Democrats' Post Palin Campaign Strategy: Ignore Her, Attack McCain?

Omid Memarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Omid Memarian

Only by attacking McCain's and Bush's policies can Democrats put Palin in a corner and make her prove herself.

The Palin Stuff Is Fun, but Obama Gets the Real Story: It's the 90 Percent, Stupid

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

We've all had our fun at Palin's expense. But it's time to join Obama and laser in on demonstrating how a McCain-Palin administration would continue the failed policies of George W. Bush's presidency.

Jason Linkins

CNN Dog Attacks Microphone During Palin Speech | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Last night, gallant videographer Liz Glover wandered over to the CNN Grill to suss out the mood as Sarah Palin gave her speech at the Xcel Energy Center. So what was going down?

The Flipside Of Palin Firing Up GOP Base -- Firing Up Dem Base

Eric Schmeltzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Schmeltzer

For every hardcore supporter of the radical right that was jumping up and cheering at home, there was a progressive jumping up and shouting profanity at their TV.

Who is the Handler?

Nina Burleigh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nina Burleigh

Sarah Palin's entry into politics and subsequent rise has all the hallmarks of having been engineered, coached and groomed by bigger outside forces with a bigger plan.

Obama and the Palin Effect

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deepak Chopra

Sarah Palin is the reverse of Barack Obama, in essence his shadow, deriding his idealism and exhorting people to obey their worst impulses.

Palin is McCain's Weapon of Mass Distraction

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Diane Francis

McCain has unleashed a number of diversionary tactics, including his good-looking VP running mate. These diversions are designed to confuse and mislead the enemy.

Palin Perpetuates Politics of the Past

Joe Vogel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Vogel

The Palins, Roves and Hannitys of the world remind us the politics of the past -- of cynicism, manipulation, and fear -- still have many devoted disciples and even more drones.

Pistol Packin' Mama: The Republicans' New Campaign Song

Jessica Catto | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jessica Catto

When we choose a leader, we look for several things: trust, level-headedness, courage, decency, intelligence, economic smarts, and a certain comfort l...

Sarah Palin's Speech Meant Nothing

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

The fate of the free world cannot lie in the hands of a person who's most important qualification is that she reads well from a prompter.


Glenn W. Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Glenn W. Smith

Why would Wolf Blitzer and others call Palin's speech "a grand slam," when they know in their hearts that her remarks were little more than a pedestrian speech writer's angry and somewhat juvenile words?

The Double Standard and Obama's Answer

David Bromwich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Bromwich

Obama can be described as many things: U.S. senator, state senator, organizer, author, teacher of law. For the sake of his campaign, he ought to revert distinctly now to the role of explainer.

Barack Mans Up, McCain Wusses Out

Elizabeth Austin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Elizabeth Austin

Barack Obama will appear on The O'Reilly Factor on Fox News tonight. John McCain cancelled his interview with CNN. That sums up all you need to know about either candidate - and, in a nutshell, explains why Barack Obama will win the White House on Nov. 4.

Sarah Palin: The Face of Ugly Americanism

John Seery | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Seery

Sarah Palin's arrogance is a sanctified, self-satisfied presumptuousness that flows from sheer naïveté about oneself and the world and manifests itself in giddy ambition.

Different Than My Small-Town Values

Mike Lux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Lux

Palin's sarcasm, even downright nastiness at times, is not representative of the people I grew up with and still love.