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US Politics: Way Too Important to be Left to Americansnew

If we really believed in democracy, we would extend the right to vote in the US elections to every human being on the planet who is directly affected by the result. Which -- by the last count -- was all 6 billion of us.
Philadelphia Weekly  |  Steven Wells  |  10-07-2008  |  Commentary

Lehman Brothers Calls McCain's Bluffnew

Lehman goes bust. Merrill Lynch sells out. Freddie and Fannie had to be nationalized. WaMu teeters. Wall Street plummets down a black hole. And the entire global economy braces for a prolonged plunge. Somehow I just don't think that the national conversation is going to turn back to the merits or demerits of porcine makeup.
L.A. Weekly  |  Marc Cooper  |  09-19-2008  |  Commentary

Deep Pockets Still Love Ted Stevensnew

Despite his indictment and earlier suspicions he was on the take, Alaska's Ted Stevens still has a nearly $3 million fundraising lead over his likely Democratic challenger in November, Anchorage mayor Mark Begich. Boeing, for one, has ponied up $48,000 for his re-election campaign.
Seattle Weekly  |  Rick Anderson  |  08-11-2008  |  Politics

New Evangelicals Search for Faith, Not Lip Servicenew

The Obama campaign opened its Raleigh headquarters July 22 to much fanfare, but just around the corner the same night, their celebration was outdrawn almost 3-to-1 by Jesus. That's where a "campaign stop" of the Jesus for President book tour was led by evangelical progressives Shane Claiborne and Chris Haw. The new movement represents one of the most exciting shifts among Christian evangelicals.
INDY Week  |  Patrick O'Neill  |  08-07-2008  |  Religion

Obama and McCain: Torture Enablers

Both presidential candidates say they'll stop torture and close Gitmo. Scratch the surface, though, and their commitment to human rights is less than skin deep.
Maui Time  |  Ted Rall  |  08-06-2008  |  Crime & Justice

Five Myths About Barack Obama and John McCainnew

The rhetoric that is floating around these candidates, also known as "spin," is astonishing. With this in mind, I thought it would be fun to explore and possibly explode the falsehoods in which these two giants have encased themselves. As we count down to Nov. 4, let's start poking at a few myths.
Creative Loafing (Charlotte)  |  Nsenga Burton  |  07-31-2008  |  Commentary

Will the Democrats Blow It in November?new

Lately I've been having one of those anxiety dreams, the same one over and over. I'm glued to my recliner on election night, unable to move my eyes from the screen. As the results are posted, the outcome becomes clearer and the unthinkable has happened: John McCain has won and the long, painful national catastrophe that is the Bush administration will assuredly spiral downward for at least another four years.
Weekly Alibi  |  Jerry Ortiz y Pino  |  07-01-2008  |  Commentary

Public Enemy's Chuck D on Nas, Obama and Rhetoricnew

"I think for about six months after, if he gets elected, there will be a sense of euphoria all around the world. Then the real world will set in. He might take some right-wing stances, he's going to try to appease certain elements in society that I don't necessarily gel with. But also, the support and belief in him could lead those factions to sway away from the right."
Montreal Mirror  |  Narcel X  |  06-27-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

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