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Is McCain Tylenol? Is Obama a Stem Cell Injection?

Abarafi suggests a metaphor for the 2008 presidential election:

It is more than just a case of the devil you know versus the one you don’t. It’s more like having terminal cancer and one doctor says “you’re dying here’s some pain killers” and the other saying “you’re dying now but there’s this experimental medicine that [...]

The Vague Power of Faith In Democratic Politics

The Democratic Party is now making the same deal with tax exempt religious groups that it made a long time ago with corporate lobbyists: Come and show us what you can do to help get our candidates elected, and we’ll make sure that legislation and executive policies are changed to bring you a lot more money and power as well. [...]

Why Can’t Tim Kaine Separate Religion and Politics?

Why can’t we keep politics separate from the messy and often absurd realm of religion? Is Tim Kaine saying that atheists and other nonreligious Americans can’t be involved in politics? Does Tim Kaine think that only religious citizens can be involved in politics? [...]

Read Lewis Black Books for his Personal History… not for the Jokes

I’ve been a fan of Lewis Black’s stand-up comedy for a while. He has an ability to make righteous outrage so hilarious that I find my anguish vented and deflated when he’s done with me. His video comedy (which you probably have seen on The Daily Show) directed me to his books, Nothing’s Sacred and [...]

Barack Obama Vs. Barack Obama: Using 9/11 to Scare Up Votes

Barack Obama, February 27, 2008:

I want to put an end to the politics of fear that uses 9-11 as a way to scare up votes rather than a way to bring the country together.

Barack Obama, June 20, 2008:

Given the grave threats that we face, our national security agencies must have the capability [...]

But Hagee is A WHITE Angry Preacher, So That’s Okay

I just can’t stand it any more. I’ve got to break my jaw-clenched, steaming mad silence, this pisses me off so much.

There’s this black angry preacher who a presidential candidate did not seek the endorsement of and did not receive the endorsement of, and did not invite to join his campaign in any capacity [...]