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Would you bring a baby to a bull fight?

Noting the baby on super-mom Palin's convention platform my friend said "someone should have called DSS." She should know because in addition to her own she's has had more…

Palin’s dream speech, my dream that is

I went to sleep before Sarah Palin's speech and had a dream. Why bother staying up past my bedtime when I can dream a better speech? Which speech do you…

Sarah Palin’s unmarried daughter Bristol pregnant

Palin's daughter is five months pregnant with the child of Wallisa resident Levi Johnston. She is nursing and nurturing an infant with Down's syndrome. Wouldn't a responsible mother withdraw her…

Republicans best hope Palin is a quick study

The McCain presidency may hinge more on the one vice presidential debate than on all the presidential debates. We still don't know whether Sarah Palin was given an IQ test…

On background, literally: What’s love got to do with it?

There was genuine love shown on the stage and in the audience at Invesco Stadium last night. The color of the background during Obama's speech was too close in hue…

Sensible and Cynical Progressives

Sensible progressives will vote for Obama. Cynical progressives may vote for McCain. The later remind me of the famous ancient Greek Cynic Diogenes, who, according to The Cynic's Sanctuary,…

Iraq news more important than Obama V.P. pick

The most important news this week is headlined in the New York Times, "Iraq Takes Aim at Leaders of U.S.-Tied Sunni Groups", an account of how the war-torn…

McCain: “POW! POW! POW! Take that Obama!”

We know what John McCain hopes will propel him into the White House. It's his 40 year old POW stories (cartoon) and other simplistic tidbits with as much substance…

McCain, Obama, and the lesser of two evils principle

"The lesser of two evils principle is often used in reference to electoral politics. When popular opinion is confronted with two main candidates that are substantially similar, a voter is…

What Democrats should be thankful for.

Counting our blessings, things could be a lot worse than Obama having to counter John McCain's rovian campaigning. For example, John Edwards could have won the nomination. Here's some…