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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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Gore Vidal : John McCain in the Echo Chamber

Gore Vidal in 2007. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.‘Even from the corpse of the Republican Party, which Abraham Lincoln left somewhat hastily in the 19th century, this was an unusually sickening display.’By Gore Vidal October proved to be the cruelest … finish reading Gore Vidal : John McCain in the Echo Chamber

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Lobbyists : The Boys on McCain’s Bus

‘A gang of lobbyist-insiders — at odds with his supposed devotion to maverick change — runs McCain’s Washington-based campaign.’By Sherman De Brosse / The Rag Blog / October 28, 2008 This is the fifth in a series by Rag Blog … finish reading Lobbyists : The Boys on McCain’s Bus

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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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Sarah Palin : Queen for a Day (Or Two)

‘In Obama’s absence, the McCain-Palin campaign continued to self-implode.’By Larry Ray / The Rag Blog / October 26, 2008 Less than a dozen days till the presidential election. A fiction writer couldn’t have come up with the political plot changes … finish reading Sarah Palin : Queen for a Day (Or Two)

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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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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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Bill Ayers? McCain Campaign Connected to REAL Terrorists

McCain’s terrorist: Eduardo Arocena.Convicted murderer Eddie Arocena, being taken from FBI headquarters. Photo by Marice Cohn / Miami Herald.‘McCain’s campaign and advisers find themselves allied with and/or supporting militants who have committed acts that any reasonable observer would define as … finish reading Bill Ayers? McCain Campaign Connected to REAL Terrorists

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…I Approve this Method

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Playing With Fire : McCain and the Raging Right

‘McCain’s own campaign is playing with powerful extremist themes to denigrate Obama’By E. J. Dionne Jr. / October 14, 2008 McCain pastor tells rally that non-Christians want Obama victory. Story and video, Below. Are we witnessing the reemergence of the … finish reading Playing With Fire : McCain and the Raging Right

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GOP Rallies : Conservatives Go Ballistic

A McCain supporter yells at Obama supporters before McCain and Palin arrive at a rally, Oct. 8, 2008, in Strongsville, Ohio. Photo by AP.McCain campaign riling up base by ‘ratcheting up fears and frustrations.’ By Jonathan Martin / October 10, … finish reading GOP Rallies : Conservatives Go Ballistic

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Garrison Keillor : Juicing Up the Ticket With Sarah

Dishonest, cynical men put forward Sarah Palin for national office, but the truth emerges: The lady is talking freely about matters she has never thought about.By Garrison Keillor / October 8, 2008 We are a stalwart and stouthearted people, and … finish reading Garrison Keillor : Juicing Up the Ticket With Sarah

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