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Rusel DeMaria

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Out Of The Desert Of Despair At Last

(0) Comments | Posted November 5, 2008 | 12:31 PM

I've arrived at the edge of a desert of despair, the tears forced upon me by a message of hope.

For the first time, I've seen the American promise fulfilled with grace against the onslaught of ignorance and the politics of fear.

And I've seen a man climb...

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What's Worse Than Election Anxiety?

(7) Comments | Posted October 30, 2008 | 7:06 PM

Am I suffering from election anxiety? Hell yes! But it's worse than that. As much as I hope Obama wins, worry about the election being stolen and agonize over the latest poll results on a half dozen sites several times a day, it's the sadness that gets me even more....

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Campaign Hate Speech Will Leave Our Nation Even More Divided

(12) Comments | Posted October 23, 2008 | 11:17 AM

In just a matter of weeks, we have watched the real Republican Party emerge - a cynical, say anything, divisive group of politicians who prey on ignorance, fear, bigotry and the misinformed. They chum the waters with labels, such as "liberal," "socialist," "terrorist," "anti-American," and they drape themselves in righteousness....

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Palin on SNL? Not Without Preconditions!

(19) Comments | Posted October 10, 2008 | 2:42 PM

An Open Letter to the Producers at Saturday Night Live

Rumors that Gov. Sarah Palin is planning to appear on Saturday Night Live are gaining traction in the mediasphere. Nevertheless, a representative of the show told me that "reports of a Sarah Palin/SNL booking are unconfirmed" but added: "That said,...

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We the Losers

(9) Comments | Posted October 8, 2008 | 9:24 PM

John McCain and Sarah Palin turned a corner last week, after the Vice Presidential debate. Palin managed not to embarrass herself too badly, and therefore was declared a winner, and apparently ready to be vice president, and possibly president, without having ever held a single news conference or really leveled...

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Swaying Undecideds Door to Door in Oregon

(18) Comments | Posted October 6, 2008 | 7:59 PM

Over the past two days, my wife and I took time out of our busy lives to walk through the neighborhoods of our traditionally conservative town and go door to door talking to people about Obama. We were roughly following the script given to us by our Obama field operative,...

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