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Islamophobia in Texas : Fear-Mongering in Race for Education Board

Republican Bradley: Opponent soft on Islam.By Lisa Falkenberg Watch out, parents. Democratic State Board of Education candidate Laura Ewing wants to convert your children to Islam. At least, that’s the implication of a campaign ad from her opponent, Republican David … finish reading Islamophobia in Texas : Fear-Mongering in Race for Education Board

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McCain’s Latest Bogeyman : Respected Scholar Rashid Khalidi

The McCain campaign’s latest bogeyman, historian Rashid Khalidi.‘McCain’s and Palin’s attacks on Khalidi are frankly racist. ‘He is a distinguished scholar, and the only objectionable thing about him from a rightwing point of view is that he is a Palestinian.’By … finish reading McCain’s Latest Bogeyman : Respected Scholar Rashid Khalidi

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Progressive Taxation and the Sad Saga of Joe the Plumber

Illustration by Tom Bachtell / New Yorker.It all started with Adam Smithby Steve Coll / October 27, 2008 The rise and fall of Joe the Plumber as a symbol of the American self-made man’s resistance to progressive taxation began on … finish reading Progressive Taxation and the Sad Saga of Joe the Plumber

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Latest on the McCain Hoax : Campaign Role in Sensationalized News

Graphic by Talking Points Memo.McCain Communications Director Gave Reporters Incendiary Version Of “Carved B” Story Before Facts Were KnownBy Greg Sargent / October 24, 2008 See ‘Rick Sanchez Calls Out Media That Fell For “Mutilation” Hoax’ by Sam Stein — … finish reading Latest on the McCain Hoax : Campaign Role in Sensationalized News

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The GOP’s Blame-ACORN Game

Graphic by Christopher Serra / The Nation.‘Since the 1970s ACORN, which has 400,000 low- and moderate-income “member families,” has been warning Congress to protect borrowers from the banking industry’s irresponsible, risky and predatory practices.’By Peter Dreier & John Atlas / … finish reading The GOP’s Blame-ACORN Game

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Hannah Strange :
McCain Operative Makes ACORN Seem Like Peanuts

McCain campaign paid Republican operative accused of voter fraud By Hannah Strange | October 22, 2008 See Keating law firm donates $50,000 to McCain campaign,’ Below. John McCain paid $175,000 of campaign money to a Republican operative accused of massive … finish reading Hannah Strange :
McCain Operative Makes ACORN Seem Like Peanuts

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Republican Smear Ad : License to Drive

The Worst Campaign Ad of the Entire Season?By Kyle Munzenrieder / October 20, 2008 Wonkette has this ad starring America’s (and by that I mean, the America Michelle Bachman and Sarah Palin talk about, the “pro-American America”) two most feared … finish reading Republican Smear Ad : License to Drive

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Keith Olbermann : Special Comment: Divide and Conquer, Again?

Keith Olbermann offered a “Special Comment” tonight on his show Countdown, criticizing the McCain campaign and other Republicans, like Michele Bachmann, for their use of divisive politics during the campaign. The full text follows. ‘A Special Comment tonight about the … finish reading Keith Olbermann : Special Comment: Divide and Conquer, Again?

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Bathroom Humor

Thanks to Harry Edwards / The Rag Blog

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John McCain’s Medical Records : The X Files

Why is McCain stonewalling?By Larry Ray / October 18, 2008 There are only a couple of weeks before we vote for a new president. Americans deserve to see the current medical records of both candidates before making up their minds. … finish reading John McCain’s Medical Records : The X Files

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G. Gordon the Plumber : McCain’s Personal Terrorist

Portrait of Special Agent George G. Liddy (now known as G. Gordon Liddy). Item from Record Group 65: Records of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, 1896-1994.McCain has openly supported Liddy, an ‘unrepentent terrorist who plotted the assassination of a journalist … finish reading G. Gordon the Plumber : McCain’s Personal Terrorist

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ACORN and ‘Voter Fraud’ : Bogus Issue Missreported

Top: ACORN voter registrar in New Mexico. Photo by Clayton Kennedy / ACORN. Above: Nevada investigators raid Las Vegas ACORN office looking for evidence of ‘voter fraud.’ Photo by J.C. Hong / AP.Media revive pattern of reporting on alleged “voter … finish reading ACORN and ‘Voter Fraud’ : Bogus Issue Missreported

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