Palin’s Deceptions: The Nail in the Coffin

This position splintered this controversy into two prongs: one focusing on Bristol Palin, and a second focusing on Sarah Palin. It was always been the goal of the McCain campaign that the focus be on Bristol, in spite of their pious protestations that “children of candidates should be off limits,” because framing this story to […]

george bush rushes to kill off animals before obama can stop him

classy move, bush. just fantastic: Animals and plants in danger of becoming extinct could lose the protection of government experts who make sure that dams, highways and other projects don’t pose a threat, under regulations the Bush administration is set to put in place before President-elect Obama can reverse them. The rules must be published […]

how to save the republican party

Meanwhile, it isn’t necessary to evict the Creator from the public square, surrender Judeo-Christian values or diminish the value of faith in America. Belief in something greater than oneself has much to recommend it, including most of the world’s architectural treasures, our universities and even our founding documents. But, like it or not, we are […]

How Did Sarah Palin Spend $150,000?

Sarah Palin: Ralph Lauren Klondike jacket $4,598 Ralph Lauren Collection jacket $4,798 Ralph Lauren Collection wool turtleneck $855 Armani Collezioni cashmere jacket $1,925 Armani Collezioni blouse $755 Armani Collezioni skirt $960 Armani Collezioni twill jersey jacket $1,325 Armani Collezioni twill jersey skirt $715 Armani Collezioni jersey jacket $1,635 Armani Collezioni jersey tank jacket $1,065 Giorgio […]

Butterflies

Then my mom called. You might imagine I don’t get along all that well with my mother, and you’d be right. We’re cordial enough, but we don’t really talk about anything meaningful. It was time for that to change. I told her about my work, and about my next project, a game that would literally […]

Obama: Bad News For the New Atheists and Other Fundamentalists

The Obama presidency is great news for almost everyone. It’s bad news for some odd ideological bedfellows: the Religious Right and the so-called New Atheists. Into the all or nothing culture wars, and the all or nothing wars between the so-called New Atheists and religion the election of President elect Obama reintroduces nuance. President elect […]

Frank Schaeffer: Sarah Palin Will Never Be President — Trust Me

The small smear of red on the otherwise blue electoral map looks more like a minor bloodstain on a dirty Band-Aid than anything resembling a national political party. Who voted for McCain/Palin in bigger numbers than they even voted for Bush/Cheney? Only one shrinking group: uneducated white folks in the deep south and a few […]

palin was a disaster for mccain

i seem to recall using the word “disaster” about Palin during her nomination acceptance speech, and the flood of palin bashing started there. the media was full of “bashing” (or as some of us call it, “criticism”) as soon as she entered the public stage. i have read many opinions on this, and lots of […]