Category Archives: McCain’s Free Pass

On Heroes and Heroics

Oh, there are the deeply serious sports movies, like Chariots of Fire – with its soaring score by that fellow with one name, Vangelis, and its title from that famous William Blake poem. And there was that hero-quest baseball movie, … Continue reading

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On Being Played for Fools

Saturday, September 13 – and the giant hurricane has passed through Texas causing less damage than expected and the last of the bodies has been pulled from the horrendous Los Angeles train wreck, and whatever will happen with Lehman Brothers … Continue reading

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Anticipating the Democratic National Convention

See John Harwood in the New York Times blog, The Caucus. Political conventions have been dying, even if dying very slowly:   The first blow came from presidential primaries, whose growth in recent decades has taken the power to select … Continue reading

Posted in Attacks on Obama, Chris Matthews, Democratic Convention, Frank Rich, Hillary Clinton, Hillary Clinton Shows Real Class, Interfering in the Democratic Convention, Journalism, Keith Olbermann, Maureen Dowd, McCain, McCain's Free Pass, McCain's Many Homes, Obama Chooses Biden, Obama's VP Choice, Petraeus for VP, Rick Brown | 2 Comments

Moving Beyond Jesus

Thursday, August 21, and a news item from Reuters no one ever expected:   A slim majority of Americans, including more conservatives and Republicans than previously, want to keep religion out of politics, a survey released on Thursday found.   … Continue reading

Posted in Attack Politics, Church and State, McCain's Free Pass, McCain's Many Homes, McCain's Wealth, Moving Beyond Jesus, Obama Strikes Back, Obama Too Cool, Religion and Politics, Tony Rezko, William Ayers | Leave a comment

On Knowing Lots about Lots of Things

It was the mid to late seventies, and the place was Rochester, New York – and the job was teaching English at an exclusive prep school, with the students being, for the most part, the children of old money, or … Continue reading

Posted in Anti-Intellectualism, Attack Politics, David Brooks, Education, High-Information Voters, Jack Cafferty, McCain, McCain versus Russia, McCain's Free Pass, McCain's New Crisis, Obama, Pew Survey on News Consumption, Political Pandering, Rick Shenkman - Just How Stupid Are We?, Style versus Substance, Threat Assessment, Welch - McCain: The Myth of a Maverick | Leave a comment

Embracing Willful Stupidity

Monday, August 04, 2008 – Barack Obama turned forty-seven and the presidential campaign rolled on.   Obama celebrated his birthday in Lansing, Michigan, delivering his major speech on energy policy – long on that vision thing – end our reliance … Continue reading

Posted in Energy Policy, McCain, McCain versus the Facts, McCain's Free Pass, McCain: Senior Moment, Obama, Obama: Uppity, Offshore Drilling, Political Pandering, Presumptuous Obama, Tax Policy, The Oil Crisis | Leave a comment

The Ambiguous Right Stuff

The Right Stuff was that 1979 book by Tom Wolfe – the one about the test pilots flying the postwar experimental rocket-powered, high-speed aircraft out at Edwards, a few hours’ drive out in the desert from here. That would be … Continue reading

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