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marcus-sakey's picture
Jul.23.2013
I posed this entry during the 2008 U.S. presidential campaign. It appeared at The Outfit on September 3rd of that year. I'm a diehard feminist. Because that's a trigger-word these days, I guess I better tell you what it means to me. Simply put, it's the belief that men and women should be...
steven-robert-travers's picture
Jun.28.2012
PROPOSED JOHN MCCAIN SPEECH Written by STEVEN TRAVERS (2008)   My fellow Americans, I wish to talk to you today about American history, because those who do not remember the past are condemned to re-live it. Many of you may ask, Why would you wish to dredge up the past when today's...
geri-spieler's picture
Sep.28.2010
Geri Spieler's review first appeared in the New York Journal of Books, www.nyjournalofbooks.com   BIG GIRLS DON’T CRY.  The Election that Changed Everything for American Women. Rebecca Traister.  New York:  Free Press.  In BIG GIRLS DON’T CRY, Rebecca Traister follows key women involved in the...
jeanne-powell's picture
Mar.11.2010
  I have been asked why I'm not more outspoken about President Obama.  Why should I be?  Everyone else seems to have an opinion, especially those who voted for him with such high hopes, as well as those who voted for Senator McCain.  No need for me to join all the yelling, screaming and...
warren-adie-riley's picture
Sep.12.2009
Over the past eighteen months I have watched with great interest the national cable networks interviews with Ms. Maude Hurd, the National President of ACORN  ACORN is an anacronym for, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now and founded in 1970 by Wade Rathke and Gary Delgado. It...
austin-kodra's picture
Mar.22.2009
How would I know? I just voted for the first time in a Presidential election yesterday! Supposedly, I was going to feel more patriotic after pressing the ominous "Cast Ballot" button, experiencing pure American and democratic joy cascading into my soul. At least, that's how my superiors...
austin-kodra's picture
Mar.22.2009
In the wake of the recent economic crisis in this country, each presidential hopeful has tried to convince voters that he will be the stronger leader, the more apt handler of a problem that nobody, not even a group of gurus on Wall Street, has an answer to. As a result, the American people are...
austin-kodra's picture
Mar.22.2009
I admittedly was surprised when I heard John McCain's choice for his running mate at first. Sarah Palin? Who? I honestly had no clue who she was, and I kept expecting the CNN online story to change the name to Lieberman, Romney, or hell, even Pawlenty. But alas, the story did not change. Sarah...
austin-kodra's picture
Mar.22.2009
The race is officially on. Today is Tuesday, November 4, 2008, a historic day in America and around the world. The inevitability of the first non-white, male president or vice president optimistically awaits or ominously looms (depending on your perspective). By the end of the day (or at least...
jeanne-powell's picture
Feb.25.2009
(c) 2009 Jeanne Powell"2008 Election - Why Hillary Lost"all rights reserved   A winner has been declared in the 2008 presidential election, thus averting another Constitutional crisis (as in 1876 and in 2000). Remarkably few ballot boxes were found floating in rivers this time around....