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05/12/05 :: By Stu Finkel
Interview with Phil Angelides
Categories :: Campaigns :: Democrats :: Schwarzenegger, Arnold

Phil Angelides, CA State Treasurer and candidate to challenge Ahnuld in next year's gubernatorial election, answers a bloggers' questions regarding his campaign and the state of the state.




11/04/04 :: By Delton Murphy
The Lay of the Land
Categories :: Bush Administration :: Campaigns :: Criminal Acts :: Election 2004 :: Elections :: Humor

We all know how much the Republicans love redistricting. So welcome to the United State of Texas bordered by the newly succeeded bordered Canadian regions of Baja Canada, Michigan, Mini Willinois and New America!




11/04/04 :: By Delton Murphy
And The Beat Goes On
Categories :: Anti-War :: Campaigns :: Progressive Strategy :: Reference

For far too long Americans have been drunk with the delusions of democracy. Maybe it takes someone like Bush for us to realize that we've still got a lot to overcome. Like a drug addict who has loss everything, maybe America needed to hit rock bottom before sobering up. Listening to one another would be a good start, because if we had truly done that a year ago, we would all be smiling right about now.




10/28/04 :: By Drew Johnston
A Glimpse Into the Future
Categories :: Campaigns

Ridiculous stunts, biased polls, cheap political pandering - let's see what the Clouded Crystal Ball has in store for the final week of this election season.




10/05/04 :: By Drew Johnston
The Tough Guy Challenges
Categories :: Campaigns :: Satire

Conservatives want a tough guy in the White House. I think I can help them find one.




10/02/04 :: By Delton Murphy
The Battle of the Bonesmen
Categories :: Campaigns :: Election 2004 :: Foreign Policy

It is insulting that this president and his administration assume that the majority of Americans are shortsighted, inattentive and totally incapable of independent thought.




09/22/04 :: By Delton Murphy
The Anybody But Bush Bus
Categories :: Anti-War :: Campaigns :: Election 2004 :: Tactics

With just 40 days until this year's presidential election, many liberals and progressives like myself are terrified that George W. Bush may actually get a second term. Whether you believe the polls, the press, or the pundits really doesn't matter because there is only one bottom line concerning this election: we're in serious trouble.




09/22/04 :: By William Hare
To the Media: Let's get rid of Bush, not Rather
Categories :: Campaigns

Will the corporate media hand wringing ever end concerning CBS and Dan Rather? Here is a man with a long and proud career that the mainstream media is deciding should be retired to pasture for one alleged mistake pertaining to some memos that cannot be corroborated.




09/20/04 :: By William Hare
Is the Corporate Media Trying to Create a Bandwagon Effect for Bush?
Categories :: Campaigns

If you are following the muddled and muddy current presidential campaign and are not dismayed or baffled by the current polling scene, my question is, “Why Not?” We see two tendencies manifesting themselves, that of independent polling groups calling the race a dead heat or virtual tie with a slight edge for Bush and those attached to the corporate structure, which reveal a vastly different story.




09/20/04 :: By William Hare
Is There a Bush-Media Cabal to get Dan Rather?
Categories :: Campaigns

Dan Rather was Richard Nixon’s least favorite media person, quite a distinction since he disliked many media members intensely. It was Rather who exposed as a field reporter the futility of the Vietnam War and later aggressively covered the Watergate story, which led to Nixon’s resignation under disgrace, for which the right never forgave the CBS reporter.




09/03/04 :: By Peter Perkowski
Shorter Political Conventions
Categories :: Campaigns Democrats: Optimism, Strength, Service, Security, and a Plan for the Future. Republicans: Kerry sucks. What's that I smell? Desperation? Or pure unadulterated evil? Just wonderin'....


08/06/04 :: By Peter Perkowski
GOP Strategery Kicked By Donkey
Categories :: Campaigns

Ever since Dukakis vowed not to respond to negative attacks, the Democratic Party has been seen (rightly or wrongly - usually rightly) as docile and timid. Like his old boss, Kerry has promised to run a positive campaign and has even indicated that he would not respond to the GOP's anticipated invective. (Let's wait for the GOP convention and the debates; I, for one, doubt Kerry will let the GOP get away with much.) Anyway, thank you, Donna Brazile - I hereby award you the Kicking Ass (as in Donkey, people!) Award.




07/29/04 :: By
Why Bland is Good, Good, Good
Categories :: Campaigns It's a few hours before Kerry acceptance speech and I, for one, want it to be bland, full of folksy biographical anecdotes, vague , and almost-cliched invocations of America as the land of hope. I want bland invocations. I don't...


07/28/04 :: By Peter Perkowski
Reinvention, Spin, and Claiming the Middle
Categories :: Campaigns

It’s not hard to see how and why the gears of the GOP spin machine are finding it hard to get a firm purchase in the effort to demonize the Democrats this time around. The Republican party has drifted so far to the right that Democrats are the party of hope, the party of progress, the party of unity, the party of ideas, and the party of “strength and wisdom.” It’s the message that’s important, and Democrats have captured the flag.




07/09/04 :: By William Hare
Kerry and Edwards: On The Scene in Fort Lauderdale
Categories :: Campaigns

The excitement was electric as John Kerry and John Edwards, on their initial tandem swing since the North Carolina senator’s selection in the Democrats’ vice presidential slot Tuesday morning, touched down in Fort Lauderdale. A packed throng watched at Jet Aviation Airport Hanger while some two thousand unable to gain admittance listened on loudspeakers to the Democratic Party’s 2004 presidential and vice presidential standard bearers.




07/06/04 :: By William Hare
Edwards for Vice President and the Strategy You Read About Here
Categories :: Campaigns :: Edwards, John :: Kerry-Edwards 2004

This morning’s announcement by Senator John Kerry about his selection as his vice presidential running mate of another Senator John, namely Edwards of North Carolina, provides the perfect choice to energize the presidential campaign. In only one term as senator Edwards has impressed with his vigorous populism and ardent fight on behalf of American working class values.




06/14/04 :: By William Hare
The Arnold Media Two Step: Softball Mr. Muscles, Downplay His Opposition
Categories :: Campaigns

My last column on Arnold Schwarzenegger’s first successful run for office focused on the media’s oversimplified pseudo-analysis with the result of a dumbing down of American democracy. The lowest common denominator is frequently explored, touting celebrity and ignoring or oversimplifying the basic issues that should determine election results.




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06/10/05

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  • Hearing Set on Downing Street Minutes, War Plan
  • Family Values: Porn star at GOP fundraiser - GOP committee says no qualms with paid sexpert at president's dinner
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  • And The Beat Goes On
  • A Glimpse Into the Future
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  • The Anybody But Bush Bus
  • To the Media: Let's get rid of Bush, not Rather
  • Is the Corporate Media Trying to Create a Bandwagon Effect for Bush?
  • Is There a Bush-Media Cabal to get Dan Rather?
  • Shorter Political Conventions
  • GOP Strategery Kicked By Donkey
  • Why Bland is Good, Good, Good
  • Reinvention, Spin, and Claiming the Middle
  • Kerry and Edwards: On The Scene in Fort Lauderdale
  • Edwards for Vice President and the Strategy You Read About Here
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