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Rusty Russell

Entries by Rusty Russell

Cable TV Should Be Ashamed

(1) Comments | Posted September 11, 2008 | 9:50 AM

This is not a rant about media bias. Biased reporting pales in comparison with the mindless dismantling of our national psyche by Cable TV. ALL Cable TV.

If Cable were my only source of news, I would have no idea that today Barack Obama rolled out an aggressive and party-defying...

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Obama Thinks Like a Leader, And Therefore Might Lose

(7) Comments | Posted September 10, 2008 | 2:55 AM

With post-convention polls tightening, some even showing a lead for John McCain, the transom is abuzz with advice for Barack Obama. TV's talking heads press their guests; "What does he have to do?" Bloggers champion tactics that run the gamut from "Hit back now and hit back hard" to "Ignore...

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The Two Most Important Women In America: Gwen and Rachel

(3) Comments | Posted September 6, 2008 | 5:41 AM

Provocative headline? You bet! But this election is really important, and that's why I'm ready to talk some...


Stay with me here. In the frenzied mash that is the final sprint of the 2008 election, you could almost forget that September marks the start of another great...

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Sarah Goes Off, Rudy Goes To Mars

(5) Comments | Posted September 4, 2008 | 4:37 AM

It's a little after midnight where I live, September 3rd, must be more than an hour since Alaska Governor Sarah Palin wrapped up her dramatic debut in St. Paul. Somewhere in that city, Palin is basking in the adoration of a group of top-tier Republican contributors. Conventioneers, the younger ones,...

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Hey, Palin: Is My Family Off Limits, Too?

(0) Comments | Posted September 3, 2008 | 4:37 PM

The recent revelation that Sarah Palin's daughter will be a mother makes public the fact that the Palin family has an issue - not a problem. Only their family can say whether the pregnancy is a "problem." As everyone from McCain-camp messengers to Barack Obama has reminded us, it's none...

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Ties, Sport Coats and Chinos - Welcome to the Republican National Convention

(3) Comments | Posted September 3, 2008 | 12:33 PM

Other than an energizing jolt, I didn't really need anything from last week's Democratic convention. I've been firmly planted in the Sen. Barack Obama camp since before he announced that he would run. I watched it gavel to gavel, of course, blown away like millions of others by its substance,...

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