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SUNDAY IN PARK
Rude "Awakening"—Our Sunni allies in Iraq quitting to rejoin rebels. Wait, isn’t this war over?
Frank Rich on right wing violence and rage—and predicts it won’t end after Election Day.
Israeli air strike kills two Palestinians in Gaza.
GOP senate candidate in Colorado Ken Buck says homosexuality like alcoholism…. Slate: "If there’s one thing that counts against candidates this year, it’s knowing what they’re doing." …. Maybe most polls this year on election races are "cuckoo"? …
Nate Silver’s latest odds on House races (GOP still with excellent chance of seizing control). In one race I’m following, odds against Rep. John Hall in New York rise to 78 percent. Dems still expected to barely hold Senate….
Airing all weekend on NPR’s "On the Media" and posted online now: interview with me about my new book—and amazing influence of Upton Sinclair’s run for governor. Plus my new piece here at The Nation (in print next week) on same subject: When a grassroots movement pushed a Democratic president to the LEFT, not the right—and also inspired the birth of the modern political campaign and Hollywood’s first major plunge into politics.