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7 Days: Pre-Mortem on McCain... and Howard Dean on '08, w/ Huffington, Conason & Green

Mark Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Green

What went wrong with McCain? Nearly everything. But mostly, he ran an OK GOP campaign for 1952, 1968, 1980... but not 2008.

Don't Do It, Rahm!

William Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Klein

Even if helping Obama means more to Rahm Emanuel than his personal political career, he can do more for Barack by staying in the House.

On Wordiness, Godliness and Truthiness: The McCain-Palin Assault on Language

Caryn James | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Caryn James

The McCain-Palin campaign is demonizing language and not just using it with that politics-as-usual slipperiness. But denigrating language is easy after all these years of George "Malapropism" Bush.

Dear John McCain, A Farewell...

Wajahat Ali | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wajahat Ali

Is this how you really want to go out? Do you want the following hate-filled gems to be the final symbol of your failed campaign? Is this how you want to be remembered?

I Call the Bottom

Francine Hardaway | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Francine Hardaway

I have a big cyber-rolodex, so when someone is looking for a job, or their kid is, or their wife is, I'm a common stop on the journey.

A Red President?

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The American economic sacred cow is that laissez faire wealth is tantamount to a divine right of kings, and any attempt to touch it is economic heresy.

John McCain in the Echo Chamber

Gore Vidal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gore Vidal

John McCain seems to be in the terminal throes of a self-love that causes him to regard himself as a great American hero.

Republicans are The Real Socialists

Hale "Bonddad" Stewart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Bottom line: the federal government is now one of the largest owners of bank equity out there. So please -- stop telling me that the statement "spread the wealth around" is a dangerous statement.

America's Pastime: Politics or Baseball?

Lloyd Garver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Lloyd Garver

Right when I think it's possible that people could be turned off by the long campaign, along comes America's Pastime to take our minds off politics.

Greed and Growth: New Priorities for a Stable Future

Jessica Catto | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jessica Catto

What we need is a new attitude toward world wealth and what constitutes it. Not an easy task. The world is intermeshed as never before.

McCain-Palin and the Lucifer Effect: The Dangerous, Violent Rhetoric Against Barack Obama

Dawn Teo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dawn Teo

The language of the McCain-Palin campaign now goes far beyond the divisive language that has most typically characterized U.S. political campaigns. McCain and Palin are promoting a perception of Obama as an enemy, not as an opponent.

John McCain Is Barack Obama's New Deal Mandate-Maker

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Sirota

While Obama has offered up a progressive-though-moderate agenda slightly to the left of Clinton-ish neoliberalism, McCain has gone totally ideological.

Trying to Help This Country Makes Obama a Good Candidate, Not a Socialist

Tracy Lea Carnes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Tracy Lea Carnes

Canada has a form of democratic socialism yet I don't see them suddenly amassing an army and marching across the border to impose their health care system, crazy accents, and Moulson beer on us. Inflicting Celine Dion on us was enough.

Conservative Socialism: Spreading Debt Around

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

Obama's tax policies cannot be described as socialist except by those too ignorant to know the difference or too cynical to reveal the truth.

McCain's Smear Campaign Will Have an Impact Long After Election Day

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

McCain has gone "all in" with a strategy focusing exclusively on smearing and lying about Obama, win or lose, he has created a dangerous situation for November 5 and the four years to follow.

So, You're Anti-American. Is There a Cure?

Jamie Frevele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jamie Frevele

I can't do anything about where I live to cure myself of being "anti-American." But what about my family and friends? Some of them are "anti-American," some of them actually are "pro-American."

The Battle for Obama's Economic Soul

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Scheer

The battle for Barack Obama's economic soul is on in earnest, and it has nothing to do with the "European socialism" that John McCain attempted to use as an epithet against him.

Report from the Socialist International Conspiracy

Barbara Ehrenreich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Barbara Ehrenreich

The truth is that we, the Socialist International Conspiracy, not only saw the crash of the stock market coming, we are the ones who made it happen.

Socialists Upset By Obama Comparison

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

These are hard times to be a socialist in America. And not just because there's a bourgeois-bloated Starbucks on every other corner, thumbing its capi...

Socialists Angry At Being Compared To Obama

Chicago Tribune | Rex W. Huppke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

These are hard times to be a socialist in America. And not just because there's a bourgeois-bloated Starbucks on every other corner, thumbing its capi...

Invitations to Corruption By American Leadership

Stephen H. Baum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen H. Baum

Where is the U.S. media attention and exploration of how to safeguard the interests of the public from corruption and cronyism?

Obama, the New Party and Stanley Kurtz's Horror

Micah Sifry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Micah Sifry

Considering that it's Bush who has presided over the biggest nationalization of American banking since the 1930s, it must be hard for Kurtz and his ilk to understand the difference between socialism and "social democratic."

No Spreading Of The Wealth And More Tax Breaks For The Wealthy? Say It Ain't, So Joe!

Lecia Shorter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Lecia Shorter

As an owner of a minority and woman owned small business, no longer do I want to see power and wealth concentrated amongst a small segment of our society. Real "change" will promote the growth of all small business enterprises while evening the playing field for minorities and women.

For Some Extra Excitement, Try Visiting The Right-Wing Blogosphere

Bob Vanderet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Bob Vanderet

I have traveled to an alternative universe, and you can, too. Just go and scroll down to the lower right-hand and click on "Reader Articles". Here, you will enter the world of the right-wing blogosphere.

Ooh, That Smell: McCain and His Mob Waltz with Death

Pete Cenedella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pete Cenedella

What's happening at these McCain-Palin rallies is a series of convulsions and spasms no less primordial than those we make at the end of life -- a kind of death dance.