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Rush Limbaugh : Economic Crisis a Democratic Plot to Elect Obama

Rush Limbaugh: What’s he been smoking?Limbaugh’s Crazy Conspiracy Theory: ‘I am just wondering — as I say, it can’t be proven — I’m just wondering if a lot of this was by design to create economic panic.’ By Amanda Terkel … finish reading Rush Limbaugh : Economic Crisis a Democratic Plot to Elect Obama

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Whad’Ya Know? Terrellita Maverick’s Still Fighting for the Family’s Good Name

Terrillata Maverick: A real Maverick still fights the good fight.‘Mother’s interview was priceless! She was funny and quick on the uptake. She talked about the election, ancestral anecdotes, and backpacking around the world.’By Fontaine Maverick / The Rag Blog / … finish reading Whad’Ya Know? Terrellita Maverick’s Still Fighting for the Family’s Good Name

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Seeing Purple : You Mean McCain DIDN’T Win Florida?

Purple America / Contested South. Graphic from Facing South.Emerging demographic trends differentiated Florida, Virginia and North Carolina from the rest of the south sufficiently to overcome any ‘Bradley Effect’ and shift them into the Democratic column.By Jay D. Jurie / … finish reading Seeing Purple : You Mean McCain DIDN’T Win Florida?

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Thorne Dreyer : Our Progressive Opportunity

New Start / mogallery.com.‘Millions have been newly engaged and motivated as a result of the recent electoral process and most are not traditional players who automatically buy in to the traditional assumptions.’By Thorne Dreyer / The Rag Blog / November … finish reading Thorne Dreyer : Our Progressive Opportunity

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Homophobia : The Great Unifier

Button: Rainbow Youth Niagra.‘That complete strangers could be so unequivocally united in their homophobia was a chilling reminder that hatred of queers is not quarantined to one community.’By Luna M. Yasui On Nov. 5, I awoke to the uncomfortable realization … finish reading Homophobia : The Great Unifier

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MEDIA / The Minnesota Recount and the Manufactured ‘Debacle’

Recount (Heaven help us) Florida style. Sen. Norm Coleman, R-Minn., and Democratic challenger Al Franken. Photo from wdcpix.com, Wikimedia Commons. The news media’s tendency to compare any recount to the “butterfly ballots and hanging chads” made famous during Florida’s 2000 … finish reading MEDIA / The Minnesota Recount and the Manufactured ‘Debacle’

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GOP : Whoops! There Goes the Firewall…

Click image to enlarge. Firewall status: Six GOP senators have lost their places on the wall, falling off just like a bunch of Humpty Dumpties. Three more GOP seats teeter precariously.By Larry Ray / The Rag Blog / November 14, … finish reading GOP : Whoops! There Goes the Firewall…

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Our Correspondent : Germany’s Alternative ‘Rag’ Hopeful About Obama

Die Tageszeitung: ‘As Obama so often said: Change is not about me, it is about you. Europeans should feel addressed by that.’By David MacBryde / The Rag Blog / November 14, 2008 BERLIN — After the election, the headline of … finish reading Our Correspondent : Germany’s Alternative ‘Rag’ Hopeful About Obama

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Not Enough Political Competition in the US

A New Political Party is Needed: Too Little Political Competition in AmericaBy Joel Hirschhorn / November 11, 2008 Set aside any Obama euphoria you feel. The other important news is that third-party presidential candidates had a miserable showing this year, … finish reading Not Enough Political Competition in the US

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Larry Ray : Post-Election Kibbles ‘n Bits

‘A presidential campaign produces a mother lode of ideas. One learns to keep a pad and pen handy.’By Larry Ray / The Rag Blog / November 11, 2008 Every reporter or writer has story ideas and scrawled words left in … finish reading Larry Ray : Post-Election Kibbles ‘n Bits

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MEDIA / Larry Ray : Parsing the Pundits

Graphic by Larry Ray / The Rag Blog.‘Like pond minnows swarming around a morsel tossed into the water, every news outlet on TV, and especially cable talk shows, have a feeding frenzy when a speculative gem is broadcast by any … finish reading MEDIA / Larry Ray : Parsing the Pundits

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Mariann G. Wizard :
Marijuana a Winner in 2008 Elections

Voters say ‘Yes’ in Cannabis-related initiatives. By Mariann G. Wizard | The Rag Blog | November 9, 2008 Marijuana-related measures on various ballots around the country did fairly well in last Tuesday’s elections. In Michigan, a medical marijuana initiative passed … finish reading Mariann G. Wizard :
Marijuana a Winner in 2008 Elections

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