I suggest that it is time to ask: What are we personally doing to make mocking others unacceptable? What are we doing to create a culture of dignity?
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The American Revolution began with a whole lot of grassroots community organizing done by dedicated private individuals focused on trying to build a better political system.
Republican advice to special needs families: cut back on your lavish lifestyle, get entrepreneurial, get night work, get a weekend job too.
Community organizers are those who teach the arts of combining -- how to work together across differences of religion, ethnicity and partisan background.
Sarah Palin sounds authentic while lying through her teeth, seems decent while saying indecent things. And that, of course, is why the GOP faithful love her.
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.
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.
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.
More than ever -- really, ever -- the race for the office of President of the United States is about smart and dumb.
I blogged yesterday about going easier on Gov Palin on the experience quotient. This morning I have pause on my argument.
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.
Those who are calling Governor Palin McCain's Hail Mary pass are making the same mistake they made in calling McCain road kill a year ago.
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.
The placement of the "handmade" signs was smart, especially when that's all you've really got. It makes America think the support by moms for Sarah Palin is simply unstoppable.
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.
Surely the Republican Spartans are ready for battle after this rousing show, but it's unclear who exactly they're mobilizing.
Sarah Palin spoke Wednesday night at the Republican convention. Below is reaction to the speech.
Time magazine's Jay Carney captured the largely posi...
The mainstream media consensus -- and we know just how wrong the consensus usually is -- is that Palin's speech has consolidated and galvanized the conservative base.
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