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The uproar over intemperate remarks by Obama's former pastor reveals all that's repellant in our national discourse over race, religion and politics.
How Saul Alinsky would plan Obama's inauguration, and his government.
What issues matter to Ohio's blue-collar voters? JoAnn Wypijewski reports from the campaign trail.
He should denounce the attacks themselves as racist propaganda.
Obama can take the rhetorical high road, but he should have some mean stokers in the engine room.
He calls private security forces "unaccountable" but may use them in Iraq. Meanwhile, Clinton wants to ban them. UPDATED
Barack Obama has hastened his timetable for withdrawing troops from Iraq, setting the stage for an election battle with John McCain and the forces of neoconservatism.
Voters drawn to Barack Obama are often criticized as naive. But appeals to our collective hope for a more decent society are core to the American experience.
All of us, of whatever race, want a fresh start. That's what "change" means right now: Get us out of here!
The depth and substance of Obama's youth phenomenon has yet to be tested.
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