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Wingnuts of the Week

Here’s John Avlon, introducing a new segment on “American Morning” (via Joe Gandleman at TMV): What’s a Wingnut? It’s someone on the far-right wing or far-left wing of American politics – the professional partisans and the unhinged activists – the folks who always try to divide rather than unite. In our polarized two party system, [...]

Stuck in the middle with you

If you stand in the middle but the line gets moved, what happens?  I guess the Republicans can just ask Arlen Specter, who today declared his intention to switch parties. Since my election in 1980, as part of the Reagan Big Tent, the Republican Party has moved far to the right. Last year, more than [...]

Political bias — in color!

Do you ever wonder how a blog you’re unfamiliar with is biased? For the visually-inclined among us: While most political blogs are extremely partisan, their biases aren’t immediately obvious to outsiders like me. I wanted to see, at a glance, how conservative or liberal the blogs were without clicking through to every article. With the [...]

Hello? Obama?

Since I wrote that I was “back on the fence” about the presidential election, I’ve been doing my best to wade through the overheated rhetoric, spin, and flagrant lies coming out of both campaigns (and their supporters), trying to find something that will give me a sense that either one of the two contenders will [...]

Obama? McCain? I’m back on the fence.

Update:  I’ve expanded on my rationale in a separate post at The Moderate Voice. There’s been a lot of speculation (and angst) about the size and scope of McCain’s convention bounce.  If the blogosphere is any indication of the true state of things (and that’s a big “if”), Democrats are on the verge of panic [...]