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Mike Davis : Can Obama See the Grand Canyon?

‘Like the Grand Canyon’s first explorers, we are looking into an unprecedented abyss of economic and social turmoil that confounds our previous perceptions of historical risk.’By Mike Davis / October 19, 2008 Let me begin, very obliquely, with the Grand … finish reading Mike Davis : Can Obama See the Grand Canyon?

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Obama Rally : Bigger Than the Average Bear

As far as the eye can see: Rally for Barack Obama on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2008, in St. Louis, draws a crowd estimated by police at more than 100,000. Source / Wall Street Journal. The Rag Blog

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Dr. William H. Schubert : The Bill Ayers I Know

Bill Ayers Those of us who care about education and what’s been done to it in the cruel, foolish, and profligate class war from above over the quarter-century that has been my entire adult life are likely to know Bill … finish reading Dr. William H. Schubert : The Bill Ayers I Know

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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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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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Mark Rudd : Thoughts on 2012

‘The Republicans are leaving Obama with a mess…’ Drawing by Doug Potter.Obama’s second term: ‘a diverse group of people are working on a progressive agenda within the Demo Party that demands a second New Deal.’By Mark Rudd / The Rag … finish reading Mark Rudd : Thoughts on 2012

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Conservative Columnist David Brooks Calls Sarah Palin a ‘Cancer’

David Brooks. Getty Images.Comparing her anti-intellectualism to that of President Bush, Brooks called Sarah Palin a ‘fatal cancer to the Republican party.’By Danny Shea / October 8, 2008 See Video of interview with David Brooks, Below. David Brooks spoke frankly … finish reading Conservative Columnist David Brooks Calls Sarah Palin a ‘Cancer’

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Obama and the ‘Weatherman Connection’ : In Defense of Bill Ayers

William Ayers, left, in 1980 with wife, Bernardine Dohrn. Photo by Knoblock, via Associated Press.‘The Bill Ayers I knew in the late 1960’s was a very thoughtful and serious person.’By David P. Hamilton / The Rag Blog / October 6, … finish reading Obama and the ‘Weatherman Connection’ : In Defense of Bill Ayers

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Change Rocks : The Boss Rallies Pennsylvania

Around the world, we remain the repository of people’s dreams. A thousand George Bushes and Dick Cheneys cannot tear that house down. I want my house back, I want my country back. I want my America back. Bruce Springsteen / … finish reading Change Rocks : The Boss Rallies Pennsylvania

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Emergency Room : Diagnosing the Candidates’ Health Care Programs

‘The McCain “health care” plan is a pure cop-out to the insurance industry.’By Dr. S. R. Keister / The Rag Blog / October 3, 2008 It would appear to be a very simple exercise to write down in two columns … finish reading Emergency Room : Diagnosing the Candidates’ Health Care Programs

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Thomas Cleaver :
Debate a Wash; Does Obama Lack Killer Instinct?

Obama ‘had two big chances to plant a large-caliber entry wound right between McCain’s eyes, and didn’t even try’ By Thomas Cleaver | The Rag Blog | September 27, 2008 I was really, seriously impressed with Joe Biden and what … finish reading Thomas Cleaver :
Debate a Wash; Does Obama Lack Killer Instinct?

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Tom Hayden : No Deal. We Need Economic Democracy

The bailout, the election, and new hope for the leftBy Tom Hayden / September 24, 2008 The proposed Wall Street bailout is the ultimate lipstick on a pig. Progressives should oppose it, no matter the cosmetics. I speak as a … finish reading Tom Hayden : No Deal. We Need Economic Democracy

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