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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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Joan Didion : Election by Sound Bite

Portrait of Joan Didion by Robert Birnbaum.Obsessed by ‘lipstick on a pig,’ economic ‘free fall’ and other ‘great stories,’ America has failed to see the real challenges it faces.By Joan Didion / October 17, 2008 This piece appears in the … finish reading Joan Didion : Election by Sound Bite

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Sarah the Scoundrel : The High Art of Lying

Sarah Palin: Drive-by liar?‘When a candidate repeatedly lies about herself and her accomplishments, the lies reflect profound character disorders.’By Sherman De Brosse / The Rag Blog / October 10, 2008 See video of Sarah Palin defending the ‘Bridge to Nowhere’ … finish reading Sarah the Scoundrel : The High Art of Lying

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The Rag Blog’s David MacBryde from Berlin : Obama and the German People

BEFOREHAND: Setting up for TV coverage: The message to Obama: “The whole world will be watching you.” Photo © David MacBryde / The Rag Blog.‘Obama’s speech was sober and serious – he did not grandstand or pump up emotions.’By David … finish reading The Rag Blog’s David MacBryde from Berlin : Obama and the German People

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FILM : Arianna Huffington on ‘Swing Vote"

Kevin Costner in ‘Swing Vote’. Photo courtesy of Walt Disney Pictures.What the new film tells us about the ’08 race, and why Obama needs to put Kevin Costner on his iPodBy Arianna Huffington / August 4, 2008 The makers of … finish reading FILM : Arianna Huffington on ‘Swing Vote"

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Obama : Running While Black

McCain campaigners Paris Hilton and Brittney Spears, named in one poll as the two worst celebrity role models.‘Spare me any more drivel about the high-mindedness of John McCain’By Bob Herbert / August 2, 2008 Gee, I wonder why, if you … finish reading Obama : Running While Black

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BOOKS : Markos Moulitsas’ ‘Taking on the System’

“Rules for Radicals” Meets the 21st Centuryby Paul Hogarth / July 31‚ 2008 Markos Moulitsas’ new book, Taking On the System, is not really about political blogs. One would expect the founder of Daily Kos to write about the netroots … finish reading BOOKS : Markos Moulitsas’ ‘Taking on the System’

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