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Spectackletacular!

By Meg

Hands down, the biggest spectacle in this election so far has been the Rev. Wright scandal. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it. Because I’ve exorcised that demon already, though, I’d like to share my favorite bit of ridiculousness thus far: The candidates speak out … on American Idol! What better way to connect with that extremely important demographic of...

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McCain dodging sideshow antics ... for now

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By Matt

In response to this week’s talker, I was tempted to rant about the ridiculous amount of attention paid to Jeremiah Wright (close to 20,000 hits on Google News). Although I have to admit that I’ve enjoyed seeing the otherwise superbly composed Barack Obama squirm as of late, I and I hope most other Americans find it pretty hard to believe that such a smart...

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Shop like a supporter

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Because I suffer from both primary fatigue and shopaholism, here are my favorite buys from the candidates' Web sites:

Obama women's baseball tee, $25. It's a little creepy to have Obama's face centered on your chest, but points for originality.

McCain elephant tee, $25. Look! The elephant's trunk stretches into the "n"!

Clinton kids' tee, piggy bank...

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Higher Education Tuition Relief in America

By Kimberly

I have recently been accepted into the MIT Sloan School of Management and with a yearly tuition of nearly $50K a year for a two-year program (not including living expenses, rent and supplies), college tuition relief has my No. 1 concern going into this election!

The candidates’ stances on higher education relief are quite similar. Hillary’s is probably the most...

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Worse than Wright?

Thank you, Frank Rich, for bringing the Rev. John Hagee to light. Think the Rev. Jeremiah Wright is bad? Hagee, who endorsed Sen. John McCain for president over conservative fave Mike Huckabee, is shown calling the Roman church the "Great Whore" drinking the blood of Jews:

Now, a lot of televangelists have pretty radical views, but how many this radical are backing our presidential...

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Industrial Steel Remembrance Day?

By Dan

Yesterday was Yom Ha'Shoha, Holocaust Remembrance Day, but rather than commemorate the loss of millions of European lives at the hands of Hitler and his allies, this week, Sen. Clinton decided to riff off the famous poem by the German pastor Martin Niemöller, which is inscribed on the wall of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial in DC.

Only in this instance, it isn't the Jews who were...

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Obama on Letterman

It tickles me pink when politicians yuck it up on the talk show circuit. I’m such a child.

-- Meg...

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Radio silence

I've been meaning to right about Rev. Wright and a whole host of other issues that have come up lately, but with all the stupidity floating around the airwaves passing as insightful political commentary, it's hard to know where to start.

Fortunately, in times like these, I can remember that for all the talk about gas tax holidays and windfall profits taxes, there are some people in the world...

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Dean created a problem he can't fix

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By Dontre

Following the voting debacle in Florida in the 2000 presidential race — where “hanging chads,” and allegations of Black voters being turned away from polling stations led the media headlines — it’s appalling to me that the Democratic leadership would seek, once again, to discount the votes of the Florida (and Michigan) constituency. Indeed, the willingness...

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And That’s What We Call a Circus

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By Meg

I can’t believe the Reverend Wright scandal is still headline news.

Ridiculous as I found the comments that surfaced last month to be — and ridiculous is the operative word here, as the reverend’s relentlessly dissected speeches on AIDS and 9/11 are so deeply rooted in fiction that they can barely be categorized as opinion — I never felt...

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