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05.25.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Joe Uchill
When presidential hopeful Barack Obama told Oregon, “We can’t…eat as much as we want…anymore,” most rational people understood it as a consequence of energy conservation. After all, it was in the easy-to-understand context of “We can’t drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times, whether we’re living in a desert, or living in the tundra, ...
Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Tonight @ the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music - 7:30 p.m.

Between the summertime weather, the continued proliferation of the mojito and Fidel Castro’s headline-making faux-endorsement of Barack Obama, Cuba has been on the mind lately. A new Milwaukee ensemble of Ana Ruth Bermudez, Rene Izquierdo and Mrs. Fun, which makes its debut tonight with a 7:30 . . .
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Just when we thought there was a limit to how low politicians could go this year, Republican Mike Huckabee took our breath away by joking about an attempted assassination of Barack Obama. Even worse, Huckabee hilariously joked about shooting the...
Wednesday, May 7, 2008

It’s more courageous to rise above division

As the Rev. Jeremiah Wright gleefully tours the airwaves, inflicting severe political damage with almost every utterance, he is proving that racism isn’t the only obstacle to a black president. The historic prize is almost within the grasp of one of the most talented politicians America has ever seen, yet...
04.17.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Once again, a YouTube parody has summed up conventional wisdom far better than any written words could (although, in fairness, Tom Shales' written words came pretty damn close in this case.) For those who missed the ABC debate last night, it opened with 45 policy-free minutes focused exclusively on character issues and fleeting gaffes. Today the collective blogosphere (and not even jus...
04.16.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Here's news sure to help Barack Obama fend off charges that he's elitist (although it's debatable whether or not he actually needs any help): Bruce Springsteen has endorsed the presidential hopeful. Straight from Springsteen's website: Like most of you, I've been following the campaign and I have now seen and heard enough to know where I stand. Senator Obama, in my view, is head ...
03.12.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
I'll be posting periodically to this blog throughout the week (or at least as much as I can, given that I'm hoping to spend more time taking in music than in my hotel room, hunched over my hefty, barely portable laptop.) Anyway, I just arrived in Austin, and it's sunny and 75 degrees here. It's amazing how this mammoth festival engulfs the city: Even on my connecting flight from St. Louis, t...

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