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Alleged Rapist Assange on the Loose in Sweden

Robert Weller | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Weller

Stieg Larsson would turn over in his grave. The late author of the Millenium Trilogy, who fought for women's rights throughout his life, would have m...

Century of Smear: Obama, Rush Limbaugh, and Wikipedia

Ashley Rindsberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ashley Rindsberg

As the blogosphere becomes the place where news stories are grown and opinions are hatched, it must also take care that it's not the place where scandal-mongering and careless rumor-milling are made.

Campaign Journal: Negative Campaign Tactics Backfiring?

Lori Jewett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Lori Jewett

Lori Jewett is an OffTheBus grassroots correspondent. Each week she contributes a campaign journal documenting her life out on the trail. "He's a t...

McCain Campaign Manager In '04: "Nothing Is More Discomforting Than a Smear Campaign"

Bill Scher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Scher

Rick Davis went on to urge the 2004 presidential nominees "to publicly order their supporters not to go there," as that was "[t]he only way to stop the expected mud-slinging."

Did McCain Compare Obama to a Nazi?

Jairus Grove | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jairus Grove

Yesterday, John McCain, rather than responding to the factual claims regarding his involvement in the Keating 5 scandal, engaged in the lowest form of...

McCain and His Band of Pedophilers

Barry Yourgrau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Barry Yourgrau

This sex-education smear is straight from Karl Rove's playbook. Or is it from his resume? Rove seems to have a thing for pedophilia.

Friday Talking Points [42] -- Get Up, Stand Up, Barack

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I have to assume if you're reading this that you're sick of the Olympics already. Wow, that was fast. Is NBC's coverage going to be twice as bad as ...

Make McCain Disavow His Dishonest Obama Ad

Robert Greenwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Greenwald

McCain must disavow this ad and make sure it never airs again. We won't let this race degenerate into ad distortions like the last election; we won't be silent in the face of lies.

"Who Sent You?" -- The Coming Attack on Obama

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Johnson

At least one major right-wing smear attack on Obama may be gearing up. I'll call it the "Who Sent You" campaign. As weird as it sounds -- and it is ...

Friday Talking Points [35] -- Tim Russert Memorial Edition

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Nobody seriously annoyed me this week, but I will launch a pre-emptive finger-wagging, to anyone on the left who can't resist the urge to be disrespectful of Tim Russert's memory right now.