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susan-browne's picture
Oct.02.2008
It bothers me deeply that Sarah Palin is taken seriously, and that she will be debating tonight as a Vice Presidential candidate.  She believes that the "Alaskan pipeline is God's will." She has no idea what God's will is and no one on this earth knows God's will. To have this woman...
stacy-mantle's picture
Oct.02.2008
 This is a recent article from the AP. I felt obligated to share it with everyone because it really puts things into perspective...  Enjoy! WASHINGTON - Brother, can you spare a billion? More like $700 billion, to be precise. With Washington trying to finagle a $700 billion rescue for the nation's...
marsha-hansen's picture
Oct.01.2008
  Wright and Wise: Race, Politics, and the Next Right Thing   I followed the Jeremiah Wright controversy with interest after his remarks were presented and discussed in various media, and   recently read a Blog from Tim Wise  on White Privilege wherein he contrasts perceptions about the McCain...
craig-clevenger's picture
Sep.30.2008
In a sort of backward approach to commemorating Banned Books Week, I'm reposting one of my favorite curve balls: a 'book review' I wrote for the Santa Barbara Independent, which originally appeared on June 24, 2004.   In anticipation of our forthcoming Independence Day, I took to spelunking the...
jacques-leslie's picture
Sep.29.2008
     A few months ago the Presidential election seemed a self-contained narrative, an uncomplicated drama starring Barack and Hillary, and then Barack and John. Democrats feared that if their candidate threatened to win, the Republicans would pull an “October surprise,” and speculation centered on...
brian-mckee's picture
Sep.27.2008
It was fun to watch. Especially in HD. It showed that both men are basically nice and wannabe healthy guys. Honestly I think either one will make a fine president. Here's my take on the debate: McCain clearly understands the politics of war better than Obama. McCain clearly has more experience and...
rosy-cole's picture
Sep.26.2008
...a quaint notion, minted in early nineteenth century Europe, which has been variously juggled as a framework for the ordering of society. Or, to put it another way: God's in His Heaven, All's right with the world. So sang Pippa, the little silk-winder from Asolo in Robert Browning's poem,...
dwayne-clemons's picture
Sep.22.2008
With the federal government sending waves of panic throughout the nation over the present condition of the financial markets, one has to wonder what all of this means. With the impending $1 trillion bail out of more banks for their greedy, unethical (and possibly illegal) pursuit of profits, how...
ericka-lutz's picture
Sep.22.2008
Today is the first day of Autumn. It's my favorite time of year: my birthday, my favorite colors, the excitement of school beginning, a little nip in the air after the relentless heat of summer. Apples. Chestnuts. Persimmons. And, alas, election season. In this month's Red Diaper Dharma column...
dwayne-clemons's picture
Sep.22.2008
This presidential campaign has inundated us with more information than we would care to have. And this would not be a problem if most of it were true. I find that as I listen to each of the major competitors, they are focusing more on what is wrong with the other person than what each can do to...