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The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

Special Debate Edition In the much-anticipated final presidential debate of the 2008 campaign season, the man who landed the greatest number of punch...

A Domestic Terrorist's Take On The Debates

Jeff Chang | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Chang

I wrote the Afterword for Bill Ayers' new book and I was honored that he asked. He has earned the respect of the best education leaders in the country, liberals and conservatives alike.

It's Going to Take a Lot More Than Joe the Plumber

Mary Lyon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mary Lyon

I'd still like to like John McCain, especially since I once did - to some degree anyway. But with every day on this marathon, in every speech, and every debate, I'm less motivated to do so.

Sam Stein

Wave Of McCain Robocalls Reported, Some May Violate State Law | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The McCain-Palin campaign and the Republican National Committee launched a massive robocall campaign on Thursday designed to alarm voters about Barack...

Days of Rage

Thomas Frank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Thomas Frank

On the first night of the Republican convention, back in September, the theme was "Service." Speaker after speaker mounted the rostrum to tell about t...

Creating Karma

Michael Sigman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael Sigman

John McCain and Sarah Palin have sunk to a new low. So where's John Lennon's instant karma when we need it most?

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.

7 Days in America: Will McCain Put Reputation First at Wednesday's Debate? w/ Mellman, Huffington, Conason & Green

Mark Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Green

Your recent personal attacks on Barack Obama are so beyond the pale for presidential politics that you now face a fateful choice by the Wednesday debate -- will you pull back from the abyss of sleazy slander or risk losing not only the election but also your reputation and honor?

A Noble Loser vs. A Dirty Winner

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deepak Chopra

Going dirty without the underlying basis to win means going down in history as a dirty loser.

John McCain, Joe McCarthy and a Code of Honor

Martin Nolan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Martin Nolan

Today, amid economic trauma which he does not seem to understand, McCain has conjured up the Stygian gloom of ultraconservatism's darkest hour.

Why is McCain Holding Back on Wright?

Lea Lane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lea Lane

"I am begging you, sir. I am begging you." That was the plea of McCain supporter James T. Harris, an African-American radio host, asking McCain to go after Obama's Reverend Wright connection.

Erratic Is Not Enough

Michael Showalter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Showalter

Believe it or not: this Ayers thing is gaining momentum. The collective attention span for any one issue is two weeks and Obama's two weeks are up. It's pulp fiction but who doesn't love a good read?

Alaskan Independence Party: The Last Refuge of a Scoundrel

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

If McCarthy-era guilt-by-association is once again a valid political consideration, Palin, it would seem, has more to lose than Obama.

John McCain's Terrorist Connections

John K. Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
John K. Wilson

In fact, McCain is the candidate for president who has close, direct, and recent connections to boldly "unrepentant terrorists," men who committed and have been convicted of acts far worse than those committed by Bill Ayers.

Seth Colter Walls

McCain Trumpets Endorsement From Figure Of Foundation That Established Ayers Board | Seth Colter Walls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On Wednesday morning, John McCain's campaign released a list of 100 former ambassadors endorsing the GOP presidential nominee. Second on the list, th...

McCain Fizzles as Obama Sizzles

Michael Carmichael | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Carmichael

In the course of the debate, McCain was outclassed, outgunned and outrun, time and time and time again. Obama's performance was so commanding that he barely noticed a petulant McCain.

Palin Drops Ayers Reference From Stump Speech

Talking Points Memo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

After attacking Barack Obama's association with William Ayers for several days running, including yesterday, Sarah Palin made no mention of Ayers in h...

Seth Colter Walls

Smearing Obama With Ayers "Nonsensical," Former Illinois GOP Rep. Says | Seth Colter Walls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Embedded within a comprehensive Monday report from NPR on Barack Obama's history with William Ayers, there is an interesting bit of straight talk from...

Et Tu, Senator McCain?

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.

What's most troubling about the McCain camp's desperate decision to attack on Sen. Obama is that they understand the nastiness, the pettiness, the just-plain-wrongness of what they're doing.

Obama Hatred On Display Again At Palin Rally, Supporter Screams "Treason!"

The Huffington Post | Nico Pitney and Seth Colter Walls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In the latest instance of inflammatory outbursts at McCain-Palin rallies, a crowd member screamed "treason!" during an event on Tuesday after Sarah Pa...

Palin, Goin' After Obama

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Sarah Palin seems to have convinced herself that making it through one vice-presidential debate without doing any further damage to her reputation now gives her sufficient standing to question Barack Obama's everything.

Jason Linkins

Halperin On Ayers: As Stupid As It Gets | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Well everyone, it's time for another installment of "UGH...The Effing Page" with its zombie-prince proprietor, Mark Halperin. You know, it wasn't lon...

McCain's New Strategy Incites Violent, Racist Reaction

Eric Schmeltzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Schmeltzer

Are you proud, McCain? In your quest for power, you threw out your morals, your principle, your past disdain for low-ball gutter smears. And now we know the reaction it has incited.

Seth Colter Walls

Can Ayers Save McCain? Pollsters Say Probably Not | Seth Colter Walls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

John McCain's campaign has already recycled several of Sen. Hillary Clinton's primary-season attacks against Barack Obama -- from the famous "3 a.m." ...

No, It's Not Politics as Usual

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carl Pope

Let's be clear -- when you see "fact-check" analyses finding errors in the claims by both campaigns, they are not all equivalent.