Tag Archives: Presidential Campaign

David McReynolds :
Donald Trump, the unexpected guest
with my curry

When I found my young friend, the attorney, was considering voting for Trump, it suggested to me that Trump might win. By David McReynolds | The Rag Blog | July 15, 2016 NEW YORK — A few weeks ago a … finish reading David McReynolds :
Donald Trump, the unexpected guest
with my curry

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Lamar W. Hankins :
Here’s how I evaluated this year’s presidential candidates

And my quick list makes it clear to me why I voted in the Democratic Primary for Bernie Sanders. By Lamar W. Hankins | The Rag Blog | May 4, 2016 After nearly four months of following the presidential campaigns … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins :
Here’s how I evaluated this year’s presidential candidates

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Bill Freeland :
Donald Trump: From here to obscurity

Trump may imagine himself as president, but what he can’t imagine is the perception of himself as a loser. By Bill Freeland | The Rag Blog | July 27, 2015 Here’s a first: the entire U.S. media, from the most … finish reading Bill Freeland :
Donald Trump: From here to obscurity

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Jack A. Smith : 2012 Elections: ‘Another Fine Mess…’

Train car outside Cheyenne, Wyoming. Image from Big American Night.‘Another fine mess…’The 2012 elections won’t bring progressive change If Obama returns to the White House it will be to the same mess the U.S. finds itself in today. Should Romney … finish reading Jack A. Smith : 2012 Elections: ‘Another Fine Mess…’

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Ayers Seems Relieved That the Election Is Over

What a Long, Strange Trip It’s Been: Looking back on a surreal campaign seasonBy Bill Ayers / November 7, 2008 Whew! What was all that mess? I’m still in a daze, sorting it all out, decompressing. Pass the Vitamin C. … finish reading Ayers Seems Relieved That the Election Is Over

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Thief of Hearts 2008

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James Dobson’s Mass Mailing : ‘Focus on Stupidity’

Apocalyptic fearmonger James Dobson.‘Letter from 2012 in Obama’s America,’: ‘Toxic Cornpone.’by Robert Weitzel / November 3, 2008 You tell me whar a man gits his corn pone, en I’ll tell you what his ’pinions is. Mark Twain Mark Twain once … finish reading James Dobson’s Mass Mailing : ‘Focus on Stupidity’

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The John McCain Mysteries : POW Questions and the Forrestal Affair

Sen. John McCain warmly greeted Vietnam Prime Minister Vo Van Kiet during a 1992 visit to Hanoi.Flyboy McCain: Unanswered QuestionsBy Sherman De Brosse / The Rag Blog / November 2, 2008 This is the sixth and final installment in a … finish reading The John McCain Mysteries : POW Questions and the Forrestal Affair

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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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David Sedaris : Undecided? You’ve Got to be Kidding…

Illustration by Zohar Lazar / New Yorker.‘I look at these people and can’t quite believe that they exist.’By David Sedaris I don’t know that it was always this way, but, for as long as I can remember, just as we … finish reading David Sedaris : Undecided? You’ve Got to be Kidding…

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Koff. Wheeze. Doncha’ Know?

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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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