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Now Socialism is a racist code word?

Over the course of this interminable election season, there have been instances where racism has seemed to rear its ugly head.  But Republicans calling Obama a socialist isn’t one of them. The “socialist” label that Sen. John McCain and his GOP presidential running mate Sarah Palin are trying to attach to Sen. Barack Obama actually [...]

I’ll see your anger, and match it!

However disturbing the level of emotion has become at McCain-Palin rallies (and it is disturbing), there’s truth to the counter charge that this has been seen from the Left also. As I write this (and your mileage may vary), there are about 2 million google hits for “Bush terrorist“, for instance… but there are nearly [...]

Full Metal Jacket or Private Benjamin?

I’m stunned that this still goes on (from CNN, my emphasis). “Now I hear the same chorus from many parents: ‘I don’t want my son or daughter to get shot.’ But I tell them that just because there’s a war, not everyone goes. But that’s a hard message to get across — especially when you [...]

Palin, pitbulls and panders

Late last night, I wrote about my personal reactions to Sarah Palin’s speech — gut feelings about her that had very little relationship to politics. She really is a very different candidate, and yes, she does change the dynamics of this election cycle. I like her. I admire her spunk, and I think she has [...]

Free music and bratwurst

After the massive turn-out in Portland Oregon for Obama, there were some right-leaning pundits who objected to the way the rally attendance was reported. Unmentioned in national reporting was the fact that Obama was preceded by a rare, 45-minute free concert by actual rock stars The Decemberists. Who? So…. the implication was that over 70,000 [...]