McCain’s Tokenism

Must read of the day: McCain’s Palin pick is the epitome of tokenism.  Joe Conason asks: Suddenly all anyone needs to qualify as a potential commander in chief is to be a religious ideologue with female gender characteristics? Read it all here. Ironically, as Conason points out, “Even Rush Limbaugh … Continue reading

Obama’s Speech a TV Hit

John McCain’s strange VP pick, Sarah Palin may have dominated the news on Friday, but Barack Obama’s speech Thursday night accepting the Democratic nomination for president, set a record for political “convention viewership that exceeded even the expectations of his aides.” The historic speech by the first African-American presidential nominee … Continue reading