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01.02.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
It isn't too much of a surprise, given that three of the four reunited this fall to play a concert for Barack Obama, but the surviving members of the Dead are giving it another go, launching a 19-date tour this spring that stops in Chicago on March 5 with a show at the All State Arena. As with their 2004 reunion shows, Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart will play with Allman Brot...
Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2008

His economic advisers share his investment and regulation plans

While Barack Obama introduced the first members of his economic team, a wailing noise could be heard somewhere in the background. That was the sound of complaining liberals, who worry that the president-elect is already surrendering the progressive moment to centrists—the kind of post-election disappointment...
Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2008
Understandably, much has been written about how historic President-elect Barack Obama’s election is for African Americans in a country where they were brought in chains. But Obama’s victory was also historic for white Americans who succeeded in breaking the shackles of racism to see through coded racist...
Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2008

Voters reject three decades of conservatism

When George W. Bush looks back on the wreckage of the past eight years, even he may someday realize that he missed his most important political opportunity in the months after 9/11. Despite his lackluster performance on that day, Americans stood with him as the symbol of the nation, displaying a steadfast and sober unity...
11.06.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
I figured I didn�t need Girl Talk to have a good time Tuesday night. The city was already in rare form, as Bay View bars filled to near-capacity in anticipation of a Barack Obama victory celebration (and not to mention in response to the rare offer of free beer). I figured I didn�t want to be any place that wasn�t displaying election results, so I skipped the show. I am an idiot. ...
10.31.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
It won�t do much to resuscitate his career, but Dres from Black Sheep has remade his biggest hit, �The Choice is Yours,� into a slick little pro-Obama video: And, lest you need a reminder how great Black Sheep was�and why Dres should have just bit his tongue and kept the group together, instead of letting personal issues tear the duo apart again and again, here�s the video for 1994�...
Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2008


Barack Obama is the best candidate to lead this country in the 21st century.Instead of becoming mired in the political and racial divisions of the past, Obama is offering this nation a fresh vision for our future, one that would restore America’s moral authority in the world while rebuilding the American dream at home.
10.24.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
An excerpt from a quickly scribbled blog entry I posted last March: Well, I'm finally beginning to understand why people hate John Mayer so much. On my commute to work this morning, I heard an extremely uncomfortable NPR segment on the politics of Mayer's songs. I won't spoil to much, but Mayer shifts back and forth between a few of his many personas: self-righteous gener...
Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2008

McCain’s outrageous robocalls reveal his desperation

Less than 24 hours after Republican presidential nominee John McCain said that he wasn’t interested in an “old washed-up terrorist” and the Republican National Committee (RNC) acknowledged that they were pulling advertising from Wisconsin to concentrate on closer races, a blast of inflammatory recorded...
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...