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Culture Zohn: Pod Palin

Patricia Zohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Patricia Zohn

Here was Joe Biden who's been in government for 30- plus years who never had laid eyes on this woman. Don't let them tell you this is a good thing.

Biden-Palin Vice Presidential Debate Reaction: HuffPost Bloggers Weigh In

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huffington Post

Madeleine Albright: Senator Biden's Night: Given the challenges our nation now faces, we need a vice president who can be persuasive with foreign lea...

Media Idiocy: Don't Blow VP Debate Or You Might Win

Mark Nickolas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Nickolas

Despite Bush's condescension, Reagan-Bush won in 1984, and despite being smacked-down, Bush-Quayle won in 1988. So...what exactly is the media's point?

Reading The Pictures: Palin Family Goes Poof!

Michael Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Shaw

2008-10-03-palin_biden_shaw.jpg Sleeper highlight of the evening? Surprisingly, it was how the Biden family neutralized the PR power of the Palin family in the post-debate milling around.

McCain Campaign Working the Ref in the VP Debate

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Cenk Uygur

It is up to the media to point out that the attacks on Gwen Ifill are sheer political gamesmanship. Treating them as if they has any legitimacy is unacceptable.

Palin's Great Achievement: She Didn't Stink Up the Joint

Paul Reiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Reiser

The moment when Biden talked about the death of his wife and child, and raising his sons himself was tremendously moving and genuine. It was a bold -- and very relevant -- point to make.

McCain On Ifill: I Wish They'd Picked Someone Else

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Yesterday, John McCain responded to right-wing attacks on debate moderator Gwen Ifill (over a book she's writing about politics and race) reasonably, ...

Joe's Tears: the Political Power of Paternal Love

Leah McElrath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leah McElrath

Joe Biden did more for the equality of the sexes with his honest display of paternal emotion during the vice presidential debate than Sarah Palin's presence on the executive ticket has or will ever do.

Jed Lewison

Palin Survived, But Biden Won | Jed Lewison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

My instant take on the debate: Sarah Palin did not offer specifics, did not reassure those who have questions about her readiness, and most important...

"Past Is Prologue" Biden Hammers McCain's Ties To Bush

The Huffington Post | Nico Pitney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Unlike Obama, Joe Biden is hammering the links between McCain and President Bush. Here's one key moment: "Past is prologue, Gwen. The issue is how di...

Nico Pitney

Palin At Debate Refuses To Answer Question | Nico Pitney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A strange moment in the debate, where Sarah Palin refuses to answer if her ticket would have to pull back on some campaign promises in light of the fi...

Who is Palin? We Still Don't Know.

Sheryl Crow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sheryl Crow

I, for one, am terrified that all the "soccer moms" and the "Joe six-packs" will fall for the likable candidate as being qualified to lead our country. I don't want someone who is likable.

VPs Should Be Pressed On Unresolved Issues From First Debate

Jon Soltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jon Soltz

It's critical for troops that we know the next president understands what the surge "strategy" was supposed to be, and why the tactic hasn't brought about the strategic goal we had hoped for.

The Politics of Distraction

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

When we debate whether the Times is liberal or Gwen Ifill is in the tank or Katie Couric was mean or whether pigs have lipstick, we are all missing the point. That is precisely what the McCain campaign wants.

VP Debate: McCain's Big Gamble Comes Up Snake Eyes

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

After watching the debate, I am convinced that if the country somehow has a collective mental meltdown and elects Sarah Palin, she will be even more dangerous than Cheney.

C Students Welcome

Larry M. Bartels | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Larry M. Bartels

Does anyone remember how many world leaders Bush couldn't name in 2000?

Palin in Debate Still Gets Global Warming Backwards and Repeats Big Energy Lie Twice

Joseph Romm | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Joseph Romm

Palin told Katie Couric "I'm not going to solely blame all of man's activities on changes in climate." The debate transcript reveals she still can't get her talking points straight on this issue.

Jason Linkins

Biden Lowers Boom On McCain: Not A Maverick | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Presented with the contention that John McCain represented a set of "maverick" possibilities in governance, Senator Joe Biden offered up a spirited an...

Sam Stein

Palin Repeats Kissinger Falsehood, And Gets Called On It | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A familiar debate emerges over what is effective diplomacy. Palin claims Obama wants to meet with the world's worst dictators without preconditions. R...

Palin Channelling Reagan

Lisa Gans | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lisa Gans

Will the press note that, in addition to spending the entirety of the debate regurgitating the seven or eight note cards worth of information in front of her, Sarah Palin actually plagiarized her final remarks?

Jed Lewison

President Bush Slams John McCain's Pre-Debate Spin* | Jed Lewison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Bush decries* what he calls "the soft bigotry of low expectations" emanating from Camp McCain as the Palin-Biden debate approaches: * Just kidding:...

Maron v. Seder...v. Me! Live-Streaming From Air America

Huffington Post. | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Hello from Air America studios! I am about to go on Maron vs. Seder, the new just-launched web-stream-vidcast from Marc Maron and Sam Seder. Here's wh...

What I Saw Inside The Debate Hall

A.J. Bockelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
A.J. Bockelman

It was very interesting to watch Palin when the camera was on Biden. On foreign policy and other points where she gave light answers, she was intently reviewing her notes on the podium.

Palin vs. Biden: For And Against Assault Weapons

Paul Helmke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Helmke

When Charlie Gibson asked Gov. Sarah Palin last month whether she agreed with 70% of the American people who support a ban on semi-automatic assault weapons, she replied, "I do not."

McCain Lost the VP Debate Too

Robert Shrum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Shrum

Sarah Palin has experience being a runner-up -- which will come in handy in November. Tonight she barely kept up. By any rational assessment, Palin wasn't up to the job.