Agricultural Leaders Endorse Barack Obama for President

Posted by Miryam Ehrlich Williamson Press Release from the Obama Campaign  9/18/08 Agricultural Leaders Endorse Barack Obama for President On 60th Anniversary of Truman Speech on the American Farmer, Farmers and Senior Agricultural Officials Announce Support for Obama CHICAGO, IL—U.S. Senator Barack Obama’s campaign today announced the endorsement of 25 former and current leaders of […]

“They just came to see Palin apparently.”

Posted by Miryam Ehrlich Williamson From Radio Iowa: The Blog by O. Kay Henderson Thursday, September 18, 2008 McCain/Palin Rally in Cedar Rapids I arrived on scene about an hour and a half before the event is to start.  The traffic along I-380 was starting to get dicey, folks waiting in line to enter the […]

Did Someone Jigger the Survey Results?

Posted by Miryam Ehrlich Williamson From New West Travel and Outdoors WHAT IS THE CONGRESSIONAL SPORTSMEN’S FOUNDATION HIDING?                 Refusal to Release Survey Details Casts Doubt on Pro-McCain Poll Prestigious sportsmen’s group discredits its own survey. You have to ask why? By Bill Schneider, 9-17-08 My July 9 column titled, Hunters, Look Beyond the End of […]

“…keep the grain and export the farmers” (Ronald Reagan, 1985)

Posted by Miryam Ehrlich Williamson A guest column by Neil E. Harl in today’s Des Moines Register Agriculture could suffer with McCain as president NEIL E. HARL is emeritus professor of economics at Iowa State University. Contact: For those of us who care deeply about the long-term health of the agricultural sector (and the […]

Yoder to McCain and GOP: “Don’t take people like me for granted.”

This is a guest editorial from Fred Yoder, a past president of the National Corn Growers Association from Ohio .  It was published on the Buckeye Ag Radio Network website yesterday morning.  He is a staunch Republican who is very unhappy with McCain.  It’s worth reading. 09/11/08 – Editor’s Note – I mentioned earlier in […]

Checking Out a Claim of Biased Editing

By Miryam Ehrlich Williamson As part of my character-building exercises I read right-wing blogs. Thus I came upon one that seemed to blame editing of the Palin 20/20 interview for making her look bad. “The edits to the Sarah Palin interview are simply unbelievable,” wrote Hugh Hewitt on his TownHall blog. Since Charlie Gibson was […]

Another Barn for Barack

Created with Admarket’s flickrSLiDR. Kris Krendl wrote in to tell us about Ohio’s Second Barn for Barack. Located in the “Greater Lima Area” in western Ohio – east of Ft. Wayne, Indiana; north of Dayton; and South of Toledo, the Barn is located on State Route 66 between Delphos to the north and Spencerville to […]

WSJ gets on the Mat-Maid Creamery Case

By Miryam Ehrlich Williamson The Wall Street Journal has an article today on the Matanuska Maid Creamery affair, questioning Sarah Palin’s claim to be a fiscal conservative.  Start here, then click the link to read the rest. Creamery Case Has Palin Critics Taking Aim at Fiscal-Conservative Claim By JIM CARLTON ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Republican vice-presidential […]

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. […]

How Racism Works

By Miryam Ehrlich Williamson This letter to the editor of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram by Kelvin LaFond was published on September 5. The links are mine. How racism works What if John McCain were a former president of the Harvard Law Review? What if Barack Obama finished fifth from the bottom of his graduating class? […]