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Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2008

Palin can’t admit the truth about Troopergate report

For anyone who followed the story of how and why Sarah Palin fired her state’s public safety commissioner, last week’s release of a legislative investigation which found that she had violated state ethics statutes was anticlimactic. After all, everyone knows that she and her husband, Todd, tried to push Walt Monegan, then...
Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008

In McCain’s World, Women Aren’t Equal

Sure, Republican presidential nominee John McCain chose working mom Sarah Palin as his running mate to help him persuade women that their fortunes would rise in his administration. But how’s that working out in reality? The duo is famously pro-life and wants Roe v. Wade to be overturned by the Supreme Court...
Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2008
I’m Art Kumbalek and man oh manischewitz what a world, ain’a? So listen, as a folksy candidate for the presidency of the United States without a pot to pee in, I figured the best thing I could do right now, right here, is to skip writing a weekly essay and rather meet up with my campaign brain trust...
Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008

PROJECT CENSORED Releases Its Latest Report

Each year, Sonoma State University’s Project Censored combs through the alternative press and Web sites to find the most important news stories that the mainstream media ignored. This year, while traditional media focused on Sen. John McCain’s perceived maverickness, Gov. Sarah Palin’s designer eyewear, Sen. Barack Obama’s preacher, Sen. Hillary Clinton’s pantsuits, Miley Cyrus’ photo shoot and Heath Ledger’s overdose death, independent journalists were uncovering stories that matter.
Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008
No one has mentioned one of the most startling measures of just how long it has been since the Milwaukee Brewers played in a postseason game: Those powder-blueclad 1982 Brewers played the St. Louis Cardinals in the World Series the same year John McCain became a freshman Congressman from Arizona.
Thursday, Sept. 25, 2008

His “old boys’ network” is well connected

On the campaign trail, Republican presidential nominee John McCain has been promising to take on the “old boys’ network,” first in Washington, and now on Wall Street. But as Democratic nominee Barack Obama countered, that would be like calling a “staff meeting” of McCain’s campaign. Indeed.
Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2008

Palin’s scam is business as usual

Is Sarah Palin the implacable pit bull of government reform, lipstick and all? The latest Republican campaign commercial pictures her in heroic terms at the side of John McCain as one of the “original mavericks,” declaring that she “stopped the Bridge to Nowhere.” The fate of that canceled span—
Monday, Sept. 15, 2008

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The deployment of smear tactics and sex-centered propaganda in the run-up to the November election has helped eclipse some of the issues that genuinely deserve primacy on the public agenda. Speculation over Sarah Palin's ability to govern a region more populous than Alaska (not to mention concern over her shaky knowledge of the Jurassic period) has momentarily crowded out issues like immigration rights and border control . . .
Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2008

The failure of Republican-backed abstinence-only sex ed

Families deserve privacy about family matters, but families that want absolute privacy should stay out of politics. Sooner or later someone would have noticed the pregnancy of Bristol Palin, 17 year-old daughter of John McCain’s vice presidential pick, especially since every one in her hometown of Wasilla, Alaska, already seemed to know.