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Smear Tactics

Matt Osborne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Matt Osborne

Fox News is all slant, all the time, while MSNBC is absolutely not a liberal mirror-image. The slant is not equal, nor do the two channels offset like penalties in a football game.

Rashid Khalidi: The Republicans' Latest Smear of Obama

Stephen Zunes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Zunes

What may indeed be behind these right-wing campaigns is not derailing Obama's almost inevitable election as president, but limiting his policy options after he becomes president.

Indiana Smears Cause Voter Backlash

Chuck Lasker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Chuck Lasker

After receiving an email smear, one Indiana voter wrote: "I am outraged that the Republican Party sent this kind of smut to my home ... There is no place in this election [for] this garbage. It will not work; not this time."

The Days Dwindle Down

Norman Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norman Horowitz

It is at times difficult to remember that McCain, Palin, and Mike Duncan never want answers, for if they had them they would be unable to continue with their accusations.

Distorting Obama's Views on Israel

Stephen Zunes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Zunes

Rather than being necessary for getting him to the White House, Obama's right-wing positions regarding Israel and its neighbors are actually hurting him.

Top 10 Lies, Non-truths, Half-truths, Stretches, Reaches and Fibs Proving McCain Will Say Anything to Be President

Brett Ashley McKenzie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brett Ashley McKenzie

This is a compilation of statements and allegations made by McCain or campaign surrogates that have been refuted, supported by the proof that they are mostly, partially, or completely false.

New Obama Keating Five movie

Alison Teal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alison Teal

Voters in swing states -- and this, Colorado, appears to be the mother of all swing states -- are treated to a nearly endless barrage of political advertising and discussion.

Sunday Watch 10-5-08: In Which Tom Brokaw Goes Foxy

Todd Gitlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Todd Gitlin

Brokaw's bland evasiveness on Meet the Press does not bode well for what we can expect from his turn as moderator at this Tuesday's debate.

McCain vs. McCain - When Strategic "Genius" is Mortal Blunder.

Chuck Spinney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chuck Spinney

It will be interesting to see if Obama slyly eggs McCain into digging himself into an even deeper moral quagmire, as he did so cleverly with Hillary/Bill on the race issue.

Lipstick on Pigs and Other "Gotchas": Time to Get Serious

Lanny Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lanny Davis

There are too many problems to waste time on "gotcha" politics, with each side counterpunching the other on personal attacks and innuendo, while the American people are getting more and more fed up.

Let Me Begin by Making Clear that I'm a Democrat

David Krone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Krone

I am tired of hearing those in our party say we should not stoop to the level of the Republicans. Well, I for one live in a world of reality. You fight fire with fire.