We Shall Know the Truth and the Truth Shall Set Us Free

The McCain campaign said Governor Palin opposed the Bridge to Nowhere, but now we know she supported it. They said she didn’t seek earmarks, but now we know she hired a lobbyist to get millions in pork for her town and her state. They said she visited Iraq, but today we learned that she only […]
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McCain Must Be Counting on Voters Who Can’t Do the Math

John McCain  (as a Navy officer, below, right) is either a fool (he graduated fifth from the bottom of his class at Annapolis) or a con man. Or both. Whatever he is, he is obviously counting on math-challenged voters to get elected president of the United States. Almost everything the man says is self-contradictory. And […]
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Meet the Woman Who Would Be Vice President – Sarah Palin

Before her selection as John McCain’s running mate, Sarah Palin was an unknown “hockey mom” who hunted moose. On further investigation, America’s voters found that she was the governor of Alaska, a state of 627,000 residents, and the former mayor of Wasilla, a town of 7,000 (pictured at right). John McCain’s campaign was quick to […]
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Fund Managers Make Billions While American Workers Suffer

Conditions in America on this Labor Day are an insult to the men and women whose work keeps society functioning. In another time, there would be mobs in the street, stones would be crashing through shop windows and heads would roll – literally. But the world – the western world anyway – is more civilized […]
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How Editors Indulge Their Biases Without Saying a Word

The editor of a newspaper is often described as a gatekeeper because part of the job is deciding what gets published and how. Today, as I picked up the local newspaper in Lakeland, Florida, I saw a glaring example of the ease with which this privilege can be abused. The Ledger is part of a […]
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Apathy Is America’s Greatest Enemy and McCain’s Greatest Ally

My wife Sandra and I watched transfixed as Hillary Clinton (photo below, right) gave a speech for the ages at the Democratic Party convention in Denver last night. MSNBC and CNN both televised the speech in its entirety, as they had done the previous night with Michelle Obama’s magnificent performance. I imagine Fox News did […]
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Shameless McCain Supporters Unleash Willie Horton-Style Attack

You knew it was coming. I knew it was coming. So here it is: The group responsible for the infamous Willie Horton ad used against Michael Dukakis is attacking Barack Obama. And another “independent” group – in the Swiftboat style that became familiar during the Bush-Kerry contest – is trying to link the current Democratic […]
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I Thought U.S. Had Progressed Beyond the Spanish Inquisition

Ask anybody today whether they believe the Spanish Inquisition was a Good Thing, and I bet they’ll say, “Of course not!” (Those who know what the Spanish Inquisition was, anyway. The others will say something like, “Duh?”) But the shadow of the Inquisition fell across a stage in California last night as a latter-day Fray […]
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I Wonder… Could Democratic Convention Be Another Disaster?

I have an uneasy feeling about the Democratic Party convention. I realize that my fears are probably baseless, but this troubling picture looms at the edges of my mind… August is almost over, and the Democratic Party Convention is under way in Denver, Colorado. The mood is ugly, the delegates are on edge. Clinton supporters […]
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