A Strange Contrast

Kevin Drum brings up a rather revealing set of dueling interview answers by Barack Obama and John McCain for Fortune magazine.  I agree with Kevin that the differences couldn’t be more stark, and that on the surface it is yet another example of John McCain looking like a simpleton compared to Obama...

A Debate We’re Happy To Have

Seriously, the deja vu couldn’t be more defined; the latest salvo in the current national security debate in the presidential election so frighteningly similar to the nature of the debate four years ago it’s enough to make your head spin. And at the heart of it, despite all the talk that McCain...

For it Before he was Against it

That John McCain is campaigning notably more negative and dirty than anyone, including his inflated version of himself that has been on display for much of this campaign, would have predicted is not the big news. That is reserved for the fact that he’s incredibly bad at it, and easily debunked....

I’ve Heard That Before

You know what has me really psyched up for this election year? The return of the politics of fear. In keeping with the fine tradition of claiming that voting for the wrong president will result in the violent and excruciating deaths of all Americans everywhere, Bush has decided to weigh in on this...

Breaking The Mindset

If you really want to know what a candidate would do once in office, so says Spencer Ackerman, you have to look at their foreign policy advisers.  When one looks at Obama’s foreign policy advisers and what they are attempting to accomplish, one sees incredibly good things. Ackerman pens a piece for...

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