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If You’re Not Part of the Solution . . .

Great line from today’s Maureen Dowd: Team Romney has every reason to be shellshocked. Its candidate, after all, resoundingly won the election of the country he was wooing. Mitt Romney is the president of white male America. * * * … Continue reading

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The Real America

Timothy Egan’s post on the NY Times Blog captures some noteworthy facts on Tuesday’s election.  It begins “[g]uess who won Joe the Plumber’s vote.  Not Joe the symbol and unlicensed tax-dodger coming soon to a garage sale near you, but … Continue reading

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Finally!

It has been many years* since I cast a vote for the President-elect.  I have watched my candidates concede, accepted that I was out of step with the electoral vote, and taken four more years of the other guy. Not … Continue reading

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Equal time

A large part of John McCain’s media persona is his reputation for “Straight Talk.” This video shows McCain flatly contradicting and lying about his own prior statements: McCain’s YouTube Problem. As troubling as his dissembling is McCain’s palpable discomfort in … Continue reading

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Quiet Concerns

An article today addresses a fear that I’ve had, and that is shared by many who lived through the assassinations of John Kennedy, Martin Luther King, and Bobby Kennedy–is Barack Obama more vulnerable to threats of harm than other politicians? … Continue reading

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Democrat$ vs. Republican’ts

The New York Times reports today that Democratic presidential candidates raised $80 million in the quarter ended 6/30, while Republicans raised less than $50 million. It’s just three months in a long campaign but to someone accustomed to a large … Continue reading

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Good Government or Gotcha II

Peter Beinart’s column in The New Republic on Joe Biden’s foot-in-mouth remark last week about Barack Obama argues that “[s]tupid, insensitive remarks shouldn’t sink political candidacies unless they bespeak some larger animus.” Unlike George Allen’s macaca moment, uttered by a … Continue reading

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