Palin: The Katie Couric Interview

Posted by Katherine | Friday, September 26th, 2008

[Notraces Flip Side / Flickr] Mainstream media winced a lot (even on the conservative side) over Palin's two-part interview this week with Katie Couric. The blogosphere today served up very similar reactions. (Help us dig up the smart contrarians here!) Timothy Burke teaches African history, among other things, at Swarthmore. He felt ...

Wall Street: Advantage Obama or McCain?

Posted by Katherine | Wednesday, September 17th, 2008

[Mike Licht, NotionsCapital.com / Flickr] Marty Manley worked in the Labor Department under Clinton and has since become an entrepreneur in California. (We featured him once before here.) He thinks the current Wall Street crisis offers Obama a chance to move the campaign story away from Sarah Palin: Obama should schedule a ...

Sarah Palin’s Convention Speech

Posted by Katherine | Friday, September 5th, 2008

[Tom LeGro, NewsHour / Flickr] There were lots of favorable headlines in the mainstream media about Sarah Palin's convention speech. Here, from the blogosphere, is some of that same feeling as well as some edge. Jeff from Elk Grove, California, is going to vote for Obama, but he thought Palin nailed her ...

Russia-Georgia Conflict — Part II

Posted by Katherine | Friday, August 15th, 2008

Boxing gloves [Addictive Picasso / Flickr] There seems to have been no fighting in Georgia so far today, but the new US-Polish missile-defense agreement -- apparently a result of the conflict -- has infuriated Russia. This is a quick follow-up post on the way the hostilities are playing out in the ...

McCain On the Attack

Posted by Katherine | Thursday, July 31st, 2008

In the last month or so, to inject his campaign with new energy, John McCain promoted several staffers who were part of Karl Rove's hard-hitting re-election bid for Bush in 2004. Since then, McCain has accused Obama of wanting to lose the Iraq war, insinuated that he's a socialist, and juxtaposed ...

Military McCain

Posted by Katherine | Friday, June 13th, 2008

John McCain isn't shy about highlighting his Vietnam service in his campaign. In this sign, photographed by New Orleanian and "drain on society" M Styborski, you can see it doubly: in the military-esque star of McCain's campaign logo and in the choice of the word "honor." Styborski caught the sign ...