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Culture of Kindness

Culture of Kindness

Tonight’s vice presidential debate differed in many aspects from last Friday’s presidential debate, but both Joe Biden and Barack Obama’s performances shared one thing in common: kindness. Kindness is emerging as one of the democratic candidates most powerful weapon in the wake of nearly eight years of a Bush-Cheney culture of combat. Tonight Gov. Palin…

Smarter Than a Fifth Grader

Smarter Than a Fifth Grader

Tonight’s “must-see TV,” as the San Francisco Chronicle calls it, will feature Sarah Palin in her first appearance on “Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?” After failing to name a single news source that she reads (pft—a fourth grader question, if you ask me!) or a single Supreme Court case that she disagrees with…