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Animated Cartoon: Death Cab for Sarah (Palin)

Sarah Palin has designs on the presidency. What would she do if she became veep? Political cartoonist Ted Rall draws on the classic "Road Runner" cartoons to find out in a new video animation.
Maui Time  |  Ted Rall  |  11-04-2008  |  Cartoons

Green Party VP Candidate Rosa Clemente on Musical Activismnew

Despite the inroads made by the hip-hop generation toward political mobilization, Clemente says, many of these organizations focus solely on getting out the vote and fall short of providing the information necessary to empower the community.
San Antonio Current  |  M. Solis  |  10-30-2008  |  Music

Sarah Palin, in Songnew

The Sarah Palin songwriting competition that we launched four weeks ago drew in seventeen submissions, ranging from pop tune rewrites to fully choreographed videos.
East Bay Express  |  Rachel Swan, Kathleen Richards and Nate Seltenrich  |  10-29-2008  |  Music

We Deserve Better than Sarah Palinnew

Here's the point: I'm tired of pretending Palin isn't a moron. She is a moron. She's dumber than a sack full of hammers.
Colorado Springs Independent  |  Rich Tosches  |  10-28-2008  |  Commentary

My Time Driving Mr. Bidennew

When I started working as Biden's driver, he intimidated me. I lived my first few months on the job afraid each day would be my last, not because of anything I did, but because of who he was and the reputation he had.
New Haven Advocate  |  Josh Zembik  |  10-28-2008  |  Commentary

'Veeps' is an Irreverent Guide to the History of the Vice Presidencynew

There are three people on the blue side of the political spectrum who benefited from the selection of the profoundly terrifying Sarah Palin as a vice-presidential candidate: Tina Fey, Bill Kelter, and Wayne Shellabarger.
The Portland Mercury  |  Alison Hallett  |  10-24-2008  |  Nonfiction

Was Sarah Palin Sent By God?new

To hear some supporters tell it, a road-map drawn by God led the GOP veep nominee from Alaska to New Hampshire -- by way of Ohio. Has the GOP veep nominee transformed from jester to Queen Esther?
Boston Phoenix  |  David S. Bernstein  |  10-23-2008  |  Politics

Beyond the Palinnew

Palin -- who has absolutely no substance to her platform other than beliefs that divide and suppress women -- doesn't deserve to hold the office of vice president. She doesn't deserve to benefit from the feminist movement she denigrates.
Jackson Free Press  |  Lori Gregory  |  10-17-2008  |  Commentary

What if Everybody Answered Questions Like Sarah Palin?new

The unabashed balderdash that spews from this particular pig's painted lips makes Dan Quayle look like a thousand Mensa men conflated their sperm in a lab, injected it into the cryogenically preserved uterus of Madame Curie and gave birth to a disembodied brain.
San Diego CityBeat  |  Edwin Decker  |  10-15-2008  |  Commentary

Sarah Palin and Fascism's Winning Smilenew

Palin takes over for Reagan in painting Republicans as something they're not.
Pasadena Weekly  |  Ellen Snortland  |  10-14-2008  |  Commentary

Joe Biden's Tears Rememberednew

In 1972, after Sen. Joe Biden's wife and child died, I wrote him a note of condolence. That letter is long gone, but not his response to me, which arrived later that winter.
INDY Week  |  Steven Petrow  |  10-10-2008  |  Commentary

Palin the Impalernew

America's latest manufactured celebrity, Sarah Palin, is intriguing for at least two reasons to those who are easily swayed by the mass hysteria the mainstream media stirs up from time to time over whatever nonentity it chooses to coronate at the moment.
Random Lengths News  |  Lionel Rolfe  |  10-10-2008  |  Commentary

Sarah Palin Tries to Out-Cutesy a Traumatized Nationnew

While her debate performance against Biden may not have been the total catastrophe we'd all been hoping for, it reinforced the catastrophic choice by the McCain campaign to have Palin play hide-and-go-fuck-yourself with the media for the past month.
Philadelphia City Paper  |  David Faris  |  10-06-2008  |  Commentary

Joe Biden is My Lovernew

I, like God, love me some Old Handsome Joe. There is a true kindness, a true goodness, which he wields like a weapon, hiding that big sexy brain behind his Simple Joe grin, and rope-a-doping 'em better than anybody I know.
Los Angeles CityBeat  |  Rebecca Schoenkopf  |  10-03-2008  |  Commentary

Hard Questions for Joe Biden: A Face-to-Face with the VP Candidatenew

We could have asked a bunch of questions about Sarah Palin, and how she's a moose-hunting wrecking crew aimed at the Democrats' heads. Instead, we asked about Philly.
Philadelphia City Paper  |  Tom Namako  |  09-23-2008  |  Politics

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