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Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2008

His tax plan would benefit the rich

In Republican presidential nominee John McCain’s hour-long acceptance speech last Thursday, he mentioned Iraq only twice, Russia three times and taxes eight times. But did McCain speak the truth about his tax plan? “I will keep taxes low and cut them where I can,” he told the Republican Party faithful gathered...
Thursday, Aug. 7, 2008

Lots of room for growth and influence

Sen. John Kerry barely squeaked out a victory in Wisconsin during the 2004 presidential election, with just 11,400 more votes than President George Bush. So it’s no wonder that community organizers are working to register the tens of thousands of Latino voters in Wisconsin who are eligible to vote but don’t show up...
Thursday, Aug. 7, 2008

Who Loves You, Baby

The media is in love with Barack Obama. If it wasn’t so serious, it would be funny.” That’s the message that John McCain’s campaign wants you to believe: The adoring media is “in the tank” for Obama and never challenges him; Obama has been anointed “The One”; and McCain can’t get a break, especially when...
Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2008

From the Editors of E/THE ENVIRONMENTAL MAGAZINE

Dear EarthTalk: What are the major environmental issues that our next president, be it Barack Obama or John McCain, will have to confront? —Melinda Barnes
07.26.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Joe Uchill
If you thought that the New Yorker Obama cover was offensive, well, you sure didn’t show it. The magazine is having trouble keeping up with the demand for issues with the controversial cover. The New York Post reports that the typical 43,000 newsstand sales jumped to 75,000. Though the Post notes that most of the issues go to subscribers, and not newsstanders, it doesn’t point out that...
07.28.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Joe Uchill
If you have heard about this Barack Obama fellow, it might be because the news talks about him a whole lot. National network news gave him 166 minutes of coverage in the first seven weeks after the primary, more than double John McCain’s 67 minutes. But don’t go complaining about the liberal media bias just yet – a George Mason University study shows that Obama’s coverage was overwhelmingl...
Wednesday, July 23, 2008

The New Yorker’s satirical Obama cartoon

From the works of Mark Twain to Lenny Bruce and Richard Pryor, there have always been people who didn’t get it—or worried about the damage that would ensue when other people didn’t get it. Today in America, despite the rising influence of “The Daily Show” and The Onion...
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, ...
Wednesday, July 2, 2008

The smear campaign against Obama continues

Precisely on schedule, the usual assortment of right wing operatives is preparing its expected assault on the Democratic presidential nominee. While this unwholesome phase of the election cycle is known universally as“Swift boating”—named after the defamatory media blitz against John Kerry four years ago —the style and some of the personnel date back at least two decades...

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