bill ayers

Debate Highlights: Part I

Debate Highlights: Part I

Barack Obama, in a display of wisdom and sanity that should alone qualify him for the presidency, declined John McCain’s offer earlier this summer to have 493 Town Hall debates, each one of which would have been the televised equivalent of poetry-themed refrigerator magnets; just mix the same set of words up in different orders…

A Question of Character

A Question of Character

A-List conservative wingnut columnist Charles Krauthammer in today’s Washington Post [www.washingtonpost.com]: “Convicted felon Tony Rezko. Unrepentant terrorist Bill Ayers. And the race-baiting Rev. Jeremiah Wright. It is hard to think of any presidential candidate before Barack Obama sporting associations with three more execrable characters. Yet let the McCain campaign raise the issue, and the mainstream…

Going There

Going There

As in, McCain didn’t. After a week of his surrogates, supporters and running mate desperately trying to link Obama to terrorists, domestic and otherwise, accusing him of criticizing the troops and questioning his patriotism and his character, one almost expected the first words out of McCain’s mouth to be “Bill Ayers.” But it wasn’t. In…

Scary Monsters, Super Creeps

Scary Monsters, Super Creeps

The leaves are beginning to turn and fall, leaving claw-like silhouettes of bare trees against the autumn sky. The night air bites with the bitter chill of approaching death, and pumpkin patch scarecrows take on a new malevolence in the light of the full October moon. Halloween approaches. But more horrible than the ghosts, ghouls…

Reading Comprehension 101

Reading Comprehension 101

Somewhere along the line of their misadventures over the last seven years, I was forced to conclude that the entire Bush administration – W, Cheney, Gonzo, Rummy, Condi, the whole lot of ‘em – were either lying or incompetent. There were no other logical options. The reasons for going to war in Iraq, Bush’s concern…

Death-By-Guilt-By-Association

Death-By-Guilt-By-Association

It’s less than a month away from the election, and things are looking serious for the McCain campaign. Barack Obama has opened a lead nationally and among several key battleground states, and shows no sign of slowing down. McCain has all but conceded Michigan, pulling out his campaign staff to focus on merely holding the…