Daily Archives: November 5, 2008

Why They Hid Her: Sarah Palin Did Not Even Know that Africa is a Continent—and Not a Country!

Now that the election is over, the reason that the McCain campaign never allowed Sarah Palin to hold a press conference—or sit for interviews on the Sunday morning political shows—is coming out: She would likely have grossly embarrassed herself. According … Continue reading

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Gay Marriage After Proposition 8: The Historical Arc is Long, and MAYBE It Will Bend Toward Justice

Andrew Sullivan is philosophical about the passage of Proposition 8 in California: Law never trumps love. And one day it will echo it. This is a fine sentiment, recalling Martin Luther King, and rallies the heart for the battles ahead, but … Continue reading

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We’ll Be Back. Again. And Again.

Although Proposition 8 in California passed, and the rights and equality of gay people were set back, Andrew Sullivan said something moving about same sex marriage advocates and activists, and the equality that they came so close to more permanently establishing … Continue reading

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If I Only Had More Clothes: Now That the Election is Over, It Comes Out That Palin Spent Even More on Clothes Than First Reported

ThinkProgress today: In a new 50,000 word article on the presidential campaigns that will come out tomorrow, Newsweek reports that Gov. Sarah Palin (R-AK) spent far more on clothing than the $150,000 reported last month. According to a preview by … Continue reading

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This Is What the November 4th, 2008 Election Felt Like for Me

I felt like, all over America, people stood up for a less authoritarian, less cruel and cynical, America:

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After the Election, Bill Ayers Speaks to the New Yorker—and Says That He Watches FOX News!

Bill Ayers tells the New Yorker that, during the election season, he watched FOX News! Money quote: One night, Ayers recalled, he and Dohrn were watching Bill O’Reilly, who was going on about “discovering” Ayers’s 1974 manifesto, “Prairie Fire.” “I … Continue reading

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November 4, 2008: Barack Obama

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