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Presidential Election

Why This Election is All About Character, Not Real Issues

Omid Memarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Omid Memarian

It fits in this evil-good doctrine that Sarah Palin can categorize the country into Pro-America areas and call her opponent somebody "who is palling around with terrorists."

McCain: They Don't Like Him, They Really Don't Like Him

Paul Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Jenkins

The expectations McCain brought to the race were impossibly high to fulfill, thanks to decades of media cheerleading and his ability to believe in his own hype.

Will the Republican Party Survive -- And Does Anybody Care?

Larry Gellman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Larry Gellman

Until eight years ago, Republicans had a deserved reputation for being more socially and fiscally conservative and responsible.

Clinging To Religion And Our Hotmail Accounts

Tracy Lea Carnes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Tracy Lea Carnes

How can this email be wrong we ask ourselves? After all, it did come from Edna and she's president of the Lady's Church Guild for crying out loud.

Obama's immediate measures to help economy: Jobs VIDEO >>

George Spyros | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
George Spyros

HuffPo reports that Obama is calling for a 90-day moratorium on foreclosures and here's some AP video to give you the rundown: 1) more immediate s...

Pollster Zogby: McCain on the Ropes, Must Turn It Around in Next 24 Hours, Election Could Be a Rout (VIDEO)

George Spyros | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
George Spyros

Zogby sees the distinct possibility of a rout fomenting the weekend before election day especially since the McCain campaign is lacking a credible message and a focused message.

Come on, People! This is the Third Most Important Election of Our Lifetime

Billy Kimball | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Billy Kimball

It's not unreasonable to imagine that those of you with long enough lifetimes may eventually look back on this election and decide that it wasn't really the third most important -- more like the eighth.

Sarah's Favorite Drink Recipe: This One'll Get You Hammered

Michael Seitzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Seitzman

The right ingredients, at the right time, mixed together by a ravenously ambitious leader without any moral compass, can and will produce something extremely toxic and dangerous.

Americans Have Lost Confidence In Our Social And Legal Institutions

Sheila Suess Kennedy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Sheila Suess Kennedy

The sobering question that confronts us is whether any president, any administration, can stem the bleeding and put this nation back on the long and difficult path to competent governance, fiscal sanity and the rule of law.

Failure to Blow Election Stuns Democrats

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Borowitz

For Democrats, who have become accustomed to their party blowing an election even when it seemed like a sure thing, Tuesday night's results were a bitter pill to swallow.

Jews for Obama?

Michelle Haimoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Haimoff

The one issue that surpasses even those that center around civil liberties is the continued existence of the state of Israel.

Marketing for Grownups: Selling the Rescue Plan

Alan Fein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Alan Fein

Bush noted that the effect of just Monday's drop in the market capitalization of the stock market was in excess of $1 trillion -- that's right, more than the $700 billion "bailout."

Obama and Democrats Fighting Hard on GOP Turf

Paul Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Jenkins

All told, 20 states are currently at high risk of loss by the Republican party in either the presidential election, the Senate race, or both. How is that for expanding the playing field?

The Presidential Debate Drinking Game

Josh Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Nelson

Every time McCain says "my friends", spit out your drink and shout "I am not your friend" at the TV. When NATO is mentioned, clink glasses with everyone around you and attack anyone who refuses to clink.

Side Stepping Statement? Take Drink. Depressed About Country? Take Drink. Blog!

Natasha Vargas-Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Natasha Vargas-Cooper

END. FINAL. OVERRRR. Well, this debate was a pretty grueling exercise in tedium but I think I'm going to call it for Barack. He needed to come off pr...

McCain and Obama Prepare for a Showdown: Deja vu?

Jerry Weissman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jerry Weissman

Tomorrow night is the night when Senators John McCain and Barack Obama are scheduled to meet in the first of three presidential debates. Whether it ta...

Let The Politics Of Anger Prevail

Lance Simmens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Lance Simmens

Fear versus anger, defense versus offense, past versus future, insecurity versus hope. These are the trademarks of the current decisions Americans must make in the next six weeks.

It's Not Always the Economy Stupid

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

If McCain can create enough doubt about who's really to blame, and convince voters that he can reverse the economic free fall as well as Obama, the election again may not be about the economy.

Suckering The Fundamentalists, Again

Christine Wicker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Christine Wicker

The Christian kingmakers forced McCain to pass up more experienced candidates. They won and, heady with their victory, the faithful rushed back into the Republican fold, and they'll get nothing again as a result.

Why the Financial Meltdown Reflects the Fundamental Failure of the Bush-McCain Economic Philosophy

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

The American mortgage market now provides us with another clear example of how the fundamental premise of right-wing economic thought is dead wrong.

Why the Political is Personal(ity)

Aimee Liu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Aimee Liu

There are seven basic traits that we all have in common, and our own personalities influence how we respond to Obama and Palin. This election season we would do well to understand how these seven traits affect our actions and reactions.

Please Barack Say It's Nonsense that You Tried to Stall Troop Withdrawal Until after the Elections

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The alleged reason for the Obama request for a foot drag on troop withdrawal says the New York Post was to give him an election boost.

McCain: Same As He Ever Was

Paul Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Jenkins

At some point it becomes hard to blame the traditional media for its improper coverage. Clearly, the McCain/Palin lies have not gone unnoticed -- yet, there is barely a blip in the polls.

The Divided States of America: One Nation Under Two Gods

Michelle Haimoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Haimoff

These diametrically opposed, partisan visions of America can never be reconciled because both parties feel that they are fundamentally saving the other party from itself.

Dubious Praise for The Daily Show

Norman Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Norman Solomon

If -- as the New York Times soberly reported -- "straight news programs cannot" tackle the "big issues of the day" while "speaking truth to power," we should ask a key question: Why not?