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Category Archives: John McCain

OBAMA ON EDGE: Creative Expressions from a Historic Time

In these satirical columns written from 2007 to 2012, Barack Obama’s African grandfather espouses pride and aggressive self-defense. His father discusses academic success, family difficulties, and a tragic drinking problem. Young Obama reveals his struggle to control vices and establish racial identity. Then the soaring young politician offers incisive comments about politics, international relations, the […]

Also posted in Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, Obama on Edge, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity

Lessening Political Addictions

My brain’s a self-flogged chunk of meat and my nerves tight because the Electoral College is an undemocratic and grievous institution that, to understand, requires daily tracking of polls in critical states.  Tabulating popular votes would be fair and easy, but the system insists it’s better to stew about who’ll get winner-grab-all electoral votes and […]

Also posted in Barack Obama, Barry Goldwater, Electoral College, Lyndon Johnson, Norman Mailer

Sarah Palin’s Biography in 2064

In honor of Sarah Palin, who would have been one-hundred years old this year, Shotgun Books is releasing Palin: Maverick, Stateswoman, and Mom.  The first chapter follows: Not since the evening Richard Nixon resigned more than three decades earlier had Republicans so dreaded a night as October second, 2008.  Even Democrats reached with trepidation for […]

Also posted in Alaska, Barack Obama, Campaign 2008, Joe Biden, Joe Six Pack, Sarah Palin