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on Nov 12, 2009 - 11:51 AM ET

 

Permit me to borrow one our president's most famous turns ofphrase--Carrie Prejean's story could "only happen in America." Most ofus who don't consume a daily diet of shows like Access Hollywoodand TMZ would normally not have heard of Miss Prejean, but now that she'sbecome a regular on Fox News, an author and poster child for "...

on Oct 25, 2009 - 21:31 PM ET

 

The far right's latest attack line on President Obama is not assubtle as they think it is. By calling his administration's war of wordswith Fox News "beneath the presidency" --conservatives hope to add fuel to the fire of a potent and potentially racist, ideological effort to...

on Sep 22, 2009 - 08:21 AM ET

 

Last night I attended a press screening of Michael Moore's new filmCapitalism: A Love Story. As with all of his films it made animmediate, strong impression on me and it also surprised me a little, mythoughts are below and yes, this contains some spoilers sobeware...

 

 

First off, the film in some ways made me realize how familiar MichaelMoore's filmmaking has become--this is arguably a detriment to...

on Sep 24, 2008 - 15:14 PM ET

 

In the wake of several new polls showing Barack Obama's lead widening inthe presidential race--which has been attributed to the public's perception that he is the better candidate on the economy--John McCain has made a stunning announcement.

 

 

He has requested that their foreign-policy themed debate, long scheduledfor this Friday, be postponed so that he and Senator Obama can reacha bipartisan solution to the ongoing economic crisis. Here is an...

on Sep 12, 2008 - 23:51 PM ET

 

I never thought I'd say this--but thank God for Barbara Walters. I have been waiting patiently for the election's narrative to shift from pigs wearing lipstick to the issues, but I never thought that the usually grating hosts of The View would help supply it. On a day when Obama launched fresh, stronger...

on Sep 9, 2008 - 10:24 AM ET

 

I wake up this morning and The Today Show informs me that suddenly after a week of hearing about Obama's post-convention bounce,John McCain is now ahead and has all the momentum. Supposedly whitewomen voters, who as recently as last week were supporting Obama nearly10 percent more than McCain, were now supporting McCain 12...