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John McCain's unconscionable capitulation on torture -- a desperate attempt to win over the lunatic fringe that is running the GOP -- should drive a stake through the heart of the McCain-as-straight-talker meme once and for all. Read MoreEnd of a Romance: Why the Media and Independent Voters Need to Break Up with John McCain McCain is essentially running to give America a third Bush term -- and, indeed, will even out-Bush Bush when it comes to staying the disastrous course we're on in Iraq. If you think the problem with the United States is that we haven't given Bush enough time to finish his agenda, then John McCain is your man. Read More Who Is Maggie Williams?