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In Pittsburgh, Debate Bingo Not Reserved For Palin

(0) Comments | Posted October 8, 2008 | 1:00 PM

"Oh Yeah!" Ice Cream and Waffles in Pittsburgh's Shadyside area once again rolled out the carpet for debate watchers last night, but this time the debate really did become fun and games for the folks in the shop. Owner Ethan "Rooster" Clay spent a good part of his afternoon prepping...

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The Difference in Donors

(1) Comments | Posted October 3, 2008 | 11:53 AM

It became clear to me this morning, clearer than ever, what the economy says about the McCain/Palin ticket and what the McCain/Palin ticket says to the economy.

I received word that Governor Palin will soon visit my neighborhood of Pittsburgh, PA for a fundraiser to be held at the Westin...

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It's Time For Palin To Explain It All

(7) Comments | Posted October 2, 2008 | 1:41 PM

Many of us of voting age vaguely recall the Nickelodeon show "Clarissa Explains It All." That's what we're looking for tonight - for Sarah to explain it all. She won't, though, without alienating thousands of women voters across the country. She can't, even as Clarissa couldn't.

Let's take a...

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Pittsburgh: An Environmentalist and Ice Cream Lover Debate Watch

(0) Comments | Posted September 28, 2008 | 10:31 AM

A trendy little ice cream shop in Pittsburgh's Shadyside district became home to a sizable debate-watch party last night, thanks in part to ingenuity of Carnegie Mellon PhD student Kari Lundgren and some other CMU graduate students. Lundgren, a community organizer and member of "Catholics for Obama," helped to orchestrate...

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Women May Be Most Affected By Economic Crisis And Election

(1) Comments | Posted September 26, 2008 | 10:42 AM

Women have had a clear stake in voting from the day they were granted the right to do so, but this year perhaps more than ever. While we still see the faces of the "old boy network" splashed across the TV screen when we watch the news of these economic...

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On Civil Rights And Gay Rights, McCain Flunks The Test

(17) Comments | Posted September 24, 2008 | 12:49 PM

Despite all the talk of the economy, there are other issues of concern in this presidential race. Let's take a side-by-side look at where Obama and McCain stand on gay rights, Identity-based hate crimes, civil unions, and the like.

McCain on Hate Crime Legislation:

While in the US Senate,...

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On Education Policy, Obama and McCain Clash Over Vouchers, Teaching 'Merits' and Funding

(5) Comments | Posted September 23, 2008 | 4:09 PM

With Friday's first presidential debate just around the corner, it's time to examine some real policy differences before we get snookered by all the fast-talk. Following up on my post yesterday about sex-ed, let's look at both candidates' education policy, side by side.

McCain on Virtues:

McCain would pay schools...

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Children Deserve A Sex Education Policy That Provides Answers

(38) Comments | Posted September 22, 2008 | 5:14 PM

There has been much ballyhoo made by Republican Party ads of the notion that Obama would support "learning about sex before learning to read." I may be tarred and feathered for this statement, but - great! Fabulous! Teach them all their little brains can hold. Why? Because the...

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