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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. 22, 2008

His earmark obsession misses the mark

Republican presidential nominee John McCain has had few consistent themes in his campaign outside of his staunch belief that he’s a “maverick,” even though he supported President Bush 90% of the time in 2007; his insistence that he’s always put “country first,” even though his vice presidential pick, Alaska Gov. Sarah...
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. 15, 2008
When does a negative political campaign cross the line into inciting a mob? Are politicians playing with fire when campaign rallies start turning into hate rallies? Those questions were being asked across the country last week after a series of incidents at John McCain and Sarah Palin rallies at which the vitriol against...
Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008

Who is the “real” John McCain?

Nothing in the presidential campaign so far has been as instructive as its swift descent into the politics of personal destruction. Although voters have probably heard little lately that they did not already know about Sen. Barack Obama, they have learned something very important about Sen. John McCain.
Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008

They’re just three seats short of a majority

Currently the state Assembly is controlled by the Republicans with a 52 to 47 majority and led by Speaker Mike Huebsch, who attended Oral Roberts University, a fundamentalist Christian institution. In the 2006 election, the Democrats picked up eight seats. This year they need just three more seats to have...
10.14.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Last time I saw the Beastie Boys was Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2004. I remember the date because that was one day after the 2004 presidential election, and the day it became quickly indisputable�after a slight glimmer of hope caused by some voting irregularities in Ohio�that George W. Bush had won the election. It was a victory that stung Beastie Boys particularly hard, given the band�s active ro...
Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2008

Plus Heroes and Jerks of the Week

In the spirit of former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, who is under investigation for politicizing the Department of Justice, J.B. Van Hollen may be using our state attorney general’s office for partisan political shenanigans. The Republican Party has spent the last several years unsuccessfully trying to find evidence...
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.
Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008

Why the Keating Five matters

Sen. John McCain likes to say that the “appearance of impropriety” created by his intervention on behalf of Charles Keating, a wealthy benefactor who was under investigation, propelled him to become a campaign finance reformer, a truth teller, a straight talker who’s above politics. But the Keating Five scandal...