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Obama's Family Skeletons

Article: Obama's Family Skeletons

Aarrgggghhh! Murphy’s Law has struck again. Here we are in the home stretch of this historic election, four days from the finish line when every narrative of the last 10 months is reaching a high-pitched whine, and my most crucial research tool is on the fritz. This is seriously vexing. I’m talking, of course, about…

The Hazards of Blogging

Article: The Hazards of Blogging

Blogging is a dangerous job, and not for the faint of heart. Not that it involves the physical risks of, say, coal mining or timber cutting, or the mental burnout that a surgeon or stock trader might experience. The hazard is more of a slow-acting moral poison, a soul-crushing spiritual vacuum brought on by repeated…

McCain Campaign Puts Wright Back on the Table

Article: McCain Campaign Puts Wright Back on the Table

The McCain campaign has officially run out of ideas. One week ago [www.politico.com]: Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and several top campaign officials see a sharp attack on Wright as the best — and perhaps last — chance to rattle Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill. ) and force voters to rethink their support of him. But McCain…

A Question of Character

Article: 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…