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He Blew It With the Word “Fundamentals”

November 5th, 2008 · No Comments

Why McCain lost By ALEXANDER COCKBURN and JEFFREY ST. CLAIR “I don’t know what more we could have done to win this election,” John McCain said in his concession speech in the Biltmore hotel in Phoenix. Actually there was a lot he could have done. He ran an awful campaign. Obama is now enveloped in […]

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First YouTube election

November 4th, 2008 · No Comments

YouTubing the Election By Ari Melber In America’s first YouTube election, it turns out the voters were mainly in charge–not the campaigns or news organizations.

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The election…and darwinism

November 4th, 2008 · No Comments

Obama, the man who would be Roosevelt The right says he is a socialist and un-American – which is the very thing that appeals to new voters America has been here before. In the Gilded Age of the late 19th century, the explosion of wealth and inequality that accompanied industrialisation was justified by the doctrine […]

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Physics for presidents

November 4th, 2008 · No Comments

Physics the Next President Needs to Know Physics may be the furthest thing from the minds of the presidential candidates right now, but a solid grasp of the science behind some of the latest headlines will be critical for the winner.

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All-Time Loser

November 3rd, 2008 · No Comments

Nowhere Man: A Farewell to Dubya, All-Time Loser in Presidential History by Simon Schama

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Chomsky on elections

October 20th, 2008 · No Comments

Chomsky on elections

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Atheists in politics

October 18th, 2008 · No Comments

For Atheists, Politics Proves to Be a Lonely Endeavor

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Vote tampering

October 18th, 2008 · No Comments

It’s Already Stolen October 18, 2008 By Greg Palast and Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Don’t worry about Mickey Mouse or ACORN stealing the election. According to an investigative report out yesterday in Rolling Stone magazine, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Greg Palast, after a year-long investigation, reveal a systematic program of “GOP vote tampering” on […]

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Secret memos

October 15th, 2008 · No Comments

CIA Tactics Endorsed In Secret Memos Waterboarding Got White House Nod by Joby Warrick

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Never criticise the family

October 12th, 2008 · No Comments

mxmail ——————————————————————————– http://www.newstatesman.com/books/2008/10/israel-jewish-zionism-jews Never criticise the family Geoffrey Wheatcroft Published 02 October 2008

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McCain a lot sicker than we know?

October 10th, 2008 · No Comments

McCain and Sarah Palin: Till Death Do Them Part? And If So, How Soon? Is McCain A Lot Sicker Than We Know?

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Nader brings Maine voters to their feet

October 7th, 2008 · No Comments

Nader’s Message Brings Maine Voters To Their Feet The presidential candidate blasts the powers in Washington for the recent financial crisis. by Kelley Bouchard PORTLAND, Maine – Ralph Nader brought a Portland audience to its feet Monday night with his signature call to fight Wall Street greed, corporate crime and the military industrial complex.

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Obama on evolution

September 25th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Nature discusses the presidential race and the candidates, Nature, and Obama on ID: …Contrast that with Obama’s statement on page 448, in which Nature asked him about the teaching of intelligent design in science classes. It is not easy to address students’ questions about evolution without falling prey to the false notion of ‘teaching the […]

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Nature’s inquisition number on natural selection: Obama

September 24th, 2008 · No Comments

Nature’s issue on the election has this: US election: Questioning the candidates Do you believe that evolution by means of natural selection is a sufficient explanation for the variety and complexity of life on Earth? Should intelligent design, or some derivative thereof, be taught in science class in public schools? Obama: I believe in evolution, […]

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In the next 24 hours…

September 23rd, 2008 · No Comments

Time to Act Now! In the next 24 hours, Congress could shape America’s financial well-being for decades. Make sure your voice is heard.

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Except ye be born again….sermon to the ID gang

September 23rd, 2008 · No Comments

UD tries to defend itself, Presidential Politics on Uncommon Descent, and I will ‘betcha’ this is a response to yesterday’s post here: http://darwiniana.com/2008/09/22/id-gang-enters-conservative-shitpile/ Many of you are wondering why the UD adminstration decided to take an aggressive stand promoting the McCain/Palin presidential ticket. There are two reasons. The first is that both Senator McCain and […]

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Secret funding

September 15th, 2008 · No Comments

US Should Disclose its Funding of Opposition Groups in Bolivia and Other Latin American Countries

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Obama and economy

September 13th, 2008 · No Comments

via Mxmail Amid a Painful Economic Meltdown, Will Obama Be Bold Enough to Win? By Joshua Holland, AlterNet Posted on September 13, 2008, Printed on September 13, 2008 http://www.alternet.org/story/98495/

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The fake ‘evolution’ debate between political lobbies

September 12th, 2008 · No Comments

Does Intelligent Design Have Merit? With about 70 billion stars and as many as 100 million life forms (at least here on Earth), the universe is a stunningly complex place. Did all of this matter evolve independently, or was it guided by a larger force – as proponents of intelligent design believe? With the debate […]

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World’s Verdict Will Be Harsh …

September 12th, 2008 · No Comments

Published on Friday, September 12, 2008 by The Guardian/UK The World’s Verdict Will Be Harsh if the US Rejects the Man It Yearns For An America that disdains Obama for his global support risks turning current anti-Bush feeling into something far worse by Jonathan Freedland

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Mocking Constitutional Rights

September 10th, 2008 · No Comments

Published on Wednesday, September 10, 2008 by Consortiumnews.com Mocking Constitutional Rights by Nat Parry

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Palin’s creationist views a ‘threat to progress’

September 9th, 2008 · No Comments

Palin’s creationist views would endanger U.S. progress Arthur Caplan is chairman of the medical-ethics department at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Palin and creationism

September 9th, 2008 · No Comments

Sarah Palin’s Big Bad Creationism By Nathan Schneider, AlterNet. Posted September 9, 2008. People are whispering that McCain’s VP pick doesn’t believe in evolution. But how much would this really affect policy?

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Pepper-gassed

September 8th, 2008 · No Comments

Published on Monday, September 8, 2008 by TruthDig.com Tyranny on Display at the Republican Convention by Chris Hedges

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