Behind the Barn

Posted with permission from Richard S. Gilbert, this lovely piece of writing sets the stage for what happened in 2008. The second Barn for Barack was a story we posted as a slide show in September, 2008. Thank you, Richard, for allowing us a glimpse into the family and the people behind the Second Barn [...]

How the Independent Movement Went Left By Going Right

By Miryam Ehrlich Williamson Over at The Hankster (named for its originator, Nancy Hanks, and a leading online voice of independent political thought), there’s a great article by Jacqueline Salit, executive editor of The Neo-Independent on the contribution of independent voters to Barack Obama’s election. The title itself is intruiging: If you’re into electoral politics, [...]

The Tears of a Clown

J. Marcus Hey everyone! Meet Ashley Todd. Ashley thought that the best way to support her presidential candidate was to try to demonize her way out of anonymity and into our hearts. It almost worked, too! Here’s a picture of the mini-Machiavelli, in case you had missed it: Awww. She’s a keeper. This is an [...]

ACORN says, “Not this time.”

By Miryam Ehrlich Williamson ACORN, the organization dedicated to advocacy for low- and moderate-income people, is fighting back against the McCain Campaign and Republican Party’s attempt to brand them as a danger to American democracy., by charging them with voter fraud. Granted, a few bad apples have tried to pad their paychecks by filing voter [...]

McCain’s Ag Cheerleaders – Who Are These Guys?

By Matt L. Barron John McCain finally got around to announcing a national steering committee of farmers and ranchers on October 6, 2008 — just shy of one month from the election. And mimicking the Bush-Cheney campaigns of 2000 and 2004, McCain’s boosters are called the “McCain Farm & Ranch Team.” Telling in itself, since [...]

The Fringe Unhinged

J. Marcus It’s mid-October in an election year! Since the media began covering politics in the same spirit as they cover sports (I’m lookin’ at you, Rush and Keith), October has always brought out the most rabid fans of either party. This year the outcome looks pretty lopsided, and while no one should start counting [...]

Economic Surgery: Who Do We Trust With the Scalpel?

by Luke Kozikowski Right now, the majority of U.S. citizens are bracing for 1929, but with the right team in Washington, we may not need to hang up our Robe de Styles and begin bootlegging moonshine just yet. The “good news” about our problems is we aren’t alone. Despite today’s bump, the Euro is in [...]

A Bone to Pick with U.S. Representative Robin Hayes

By Karen St. John I admit it.  When it comes to issues I consider important in this election, I tend to nag people a little bit.   Okay, okay…it’s more like I stay on an issue like a dog on a bone.  And, boy, do I have a bone to chew with Congressman Robin Hayes of [...]

Giving Them What They Want

J. Marcus A conservative friend of mine has been down a bit lately. He was never that enthused about McCain, bristled at the thought of a President Palin, and despondent about his votes in 2000 and 2004 for he now calls “Neoconsocialism”. I’ve hated that my friend has been down since… yikes, February… so I’ve [...]

Now You See It, Now You Don’t

By Karen St. John “Ensuring that our veterans receive the first-rate benefits they have earned and deserve remains one of my top priorities.”  — New Hampshire Senator John E. Sununu This sentiment from Senator Sununu’s 2007 Veterans’ Day speech gives every indication that the senator respects and understands the needs of our noble military veterans. [...]