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Not Quite Politically Correct

By Kimberly

In a time when we should be zooming around in jet packs and wearing shiny clothing, we sure are seeing every kind of “–ism” rear its ugly head in 2008. After Kerry’s loss in 2004, nearly all Dems shook their fists in ire and vowed that next time around we would put up someone electable, unlike Kerry who was pegged as the Starbucks-drinking, windsurfing, French-speaking,...

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A candidate by any other typeface ...

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By Kimberly

An intriguing segment on ABC News discussed the differences between the front-runner presidential candidates’ official logo fonts and how they support campaign themes.

For example, Obama uses the font Gotham, a relatively young sans serif, based on the Port Authority sign — perhaps in homage to his liberal elite reputation? Collins, a branding consultant, describes...

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Sexism v. Racism: Is there really a winner?

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By LaShawnda

I’ll go ahead and put it out there: I’m a black woman.

There have been a couple of instances in life when I’ve felt a sense of double discrimination. However, there have been innumerable occasions where I’ve cringed on other’s behalf -- usually minorities and women. I think Marie Cocco’s Washington Post article is a bit biased and blind...

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How Obama Should Respond to Bush

By Adrian

President Bush has been known for politicizing any event, be it a college commencement, anniversary of 9/11 or a state visit. It’s no surprise that he injected himself into the 2008 election today by comparing those who “believe we should negotiate with the terrorists and radicals” to Hitler appeasers before World War II. This cannot be seen as anything but a swipe...

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Graduate of the Clinton School of Politics

By LaShawnda

Bush sounds like he has a new speech writer. I was somewhat impressed by his history references in his speech to Israel’s Knesset on Thursday. I had to reread his statements a couple of times because they were rather stronger (and dare I say more intelligently presented -- word choice and usage, not content -- than most of the stuff he parrots). He came out strong,...

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"Doctor Who" and politics

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So I have this friend (no, no, it’s not me) who is a huge “Doctor Who” fan. She watched BBC’s season three DVDs in about two weeks. (What a total sci-fi dork!) This friend also happens to be heavily invested in the primary elections.

Imagine her glee when she came across a chart listing all the past and present Doctor Whos and which presidential candidate would make his...

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Old McCain, old joke

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We get it. Sen. John McCain is old. (At 71, he's almost three times my age.)

But what I now think is getting old are jokes about presumptive Republican nominee being old. So what of this picture?

And what of a blog that every day lists something that's younger than McCain (Velcro, the shopping cart, Nylon)?

— Emily...

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McCain “panda-ing” to the left

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By Kimberly

First the "American Idol" finale, and now Sen. John McCain “goes green” by rolling out his new line of eco-friendly campaign apparel mostly made of bamboo, a renewable resource, and cotton blends, as seen on Drudge. Many pundits rebuff this and other recent acts as a ploy to woo environmentalists from the left to reconsider McCain as their presidential candidate.

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Holy endorsement, Barack!

MSNBC and CNN are both reporting that Sen. John Edwards will endorse Obama tonight at a campaign event in Michigan.

Never thought I'd see that happen. Guess who'll be glued to her TV tonight!

— Meg...

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Took him long enough

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Edwards today announced his official endorsement of Obama for president.

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I wonder if those $400 haircut rumors will help or hurt Obama's "elitist" image. Sigh.

— Emily...

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