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McCain and Obama: worse and better than you thought

I was given an assignment to research the two Presidential candidate on the issue of contraception access, and I think the article turned out well. I already knew they had wildly different health care plans, but I was afraid I’d find out the difference ended there and the rest of…

Aw, C’MON!

Firedoglake’s Eli coined the term “Eagleton Window”: You’re all familiar with the concept of the Overton Window, wherein previously unthinkable ideas can gradually become acceptable, even “sensible”? Well, it looks like that very same phenomenon is happening with the previously unthinkable idea of a presidential candidate scrapping his running mate…

I Want To Be An Ombudsman

Look, I admit, I showed up at the wedding drunk. And I may have asked your 14-year-old niece to come play on the Slip N’ Slide in my bedroom. And then called her a tease. But really, you invited me. Let’s just call it even, okay? This is also known…

They Can Sell A Mil Sayin’ Nothing On A Track

What a constant contingent of reporters trailing a presidential candidate gets you: It’s been one week since the Obama campaign agreed to a “protective pool” or “bodywatch” — allowing reporters to follow the Illinois Democrat, not only in his public moments, but his private moments of down time off the…

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