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This is America in Our Time

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Why Barack Obama is On His Way to Winning Virginia

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McCain Surrogate Says Northern Virginia is Not the “Real Virginia”

The “real Virginia,” according to this McCain surrogate, is southern Virginia:

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Sarah Palin Says She Likes to Visit the “Pro-American Parts of the Country.” Joe Biden Wants to Know What Parts of the Country Aren’t Pro-American

See Biden zing the McCain-Palin campaign for Palin’s statement here:

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Republican John McCain’s Party: Virginia GOP Depicts Obama as the Face of Evil

Notice the photoshop effects here. The familiar image of Osama bin Laden looking to his right has been cropped to remove the large nose and beared. Then the color of the skin has been darkened. And then, apparently, the eyes of … Continue reading

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Obamaplication

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Dr. McStrangelove?: In Debate #3, John McCain Seems to Channel Dr. Strangelove, Having Trouble Not Jumping Out of His Chair With Anger

Dreher: McCain was two tics away from a vein-popping “You can’t handle the truth!” Jack Nicholson moment, I felt. At one point, I thought: Which one of these men would I want in the White House when the 3 a.m. … Continue reading

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The Age of McCain v. The Age of McCain

Are we entering the “Age of McCain”—eight years in which America, itself seemingly gentrifying and on the decline, is led by a septuagenarian president who is fast heading toward the age of 80? Or are voters starting to register the … Continue reading

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Image of Obama Campaign in the Heart Center of an Ohio Town

Image source: BrettMarty.com

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God’s Not a Republican: Christian Group Airs a Pro-Obama Ad in Ohio

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Let America Be America Again: An Image of Barack Obama in a Sea of American Flags. Yes. We. Can.

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Martin Luther King, Were He Alive Today, Would Say, “Get Out There and Work Hard for Barack Obama.” This is Our Moment.

Martin Luther King, were he alive today, would tell us to redouble our efforts for this historic election, and not get discouraged by the forces of reaction. After a too long hiatus, we have a chance to elect a president … Continue reading

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“Move On” is Giving Away Free Obama Buttons for Those Interested. I Got One This Morning.

“Move On” is giving away free Obama buttons for those interested. I got one this morning: http://pol.moveon.org/obamabuttons/?id=-10654799-xEuGRUx&rc=ads.adwords.ng.img728x90

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What’s Scary about Sarah Palin Isn’t Just Sarah Palin. It Will Say Something About Americans’ Wrecklessness If, Knowing What We Know About Her, Most of Us Vote for Her Anyway

Sarah Palin is clearly out of her depth, and that’s scary. And the fact that McCain exercised such poor judgment is scary. But if the Republican ticket wins anyway, that will really say something scary about America—that the majority of Americans … Continue reading

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“Making a Mockery of 9/11”: Joan Walsh, Editor in Chief of Salon.com, Weighs in on Sarah Palin’s Atrocious 9/11 Interview with ABC’s Charles Gibson

Money quote from Joan Walsh’s essay: 9/11/2008 could well be remembered as a low point in GOP history. It’s the day we learned beyond any doubt that John McCain put his manhood in a blind trust to win the presidency. … Continue reading

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Once: The Number of Times Sarah Palin Has Travelled Off The Continent of North America

According to Salon.com, Palin got her first passport in her forties: Palin . . . applied for her first passport less than a year ago, in 2007 — and then only to make a routine visit as governor to Alaska … Continue reading

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“Sarah Palin, You’re No Hillary Clinton!”: Will Palin Prove to Be the Dan Quayle of This Election Cycle—A Young Conservative, and Novel, But in over Her Head?

This morning, Bill Burton, an Obama spokesperson, responded this way to McCain’s pick of Palin for VP: Today, John McCain put the former mayor of a town of 9,000 with zero foreign policy experience a heartbeat away from the presidency. … Continue reading

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American Orpheus: Barack Obama at the Democratic National Convention, August 2008

  Obama makes me proud to be an American.

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Conservative Andrew Sullivan Liked Obama’s Democratic Convention Speech

Money quote: It was a deeply substantive speech, full of policy detail, full of people other than the candidate, centered overwhelmingly on domestic economic anxiety. It was a liberal speech, more unabashedly, unashamedly liberal than any Democratic acceptance speech since … Continue reading

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Things Can Be Different: Philosopher Susan Neiman on Obama, Optimism, and Idealism

Philosopher Susan Neiman (most famously, the author of the highly acclaimed book, Evil in Modern Thought) has an insightful essay in the NY Times on Obama’s idealism, and how it played rather poorly in Germany in July of 2008. (Given their … Continue reading

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