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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

Call from Above

Pushing the telephone at her husband, she says, “Donald, John McCain wants to speak to you.” “Knock it off, Melania.” She puts the phone to her ear and listens again. “He insists, Donald.” “I don’t like pranks,” he says, taking the phone. “Who the hell’s this? You want the secret service on your tail.” “Look […]

Also posted in Barack Obama, Cancer, Donald Trump, Health, Insurance, Melania Trump, Vietnam

McCain Care

draft dodging trump demeaned my imprisonment in viet nam but that’s not why i’m thumbs downing his health care plan

Also posted in Donald Trump, Health, Vietnam

Rodman Goes Nuclear

This story is in the collection “Basketball and Football”

Also posted in Barack Obama, Basketball, Dennis Rodman, Donald Trump, Jimi Hendrix, Kim Il Sung, Kim Jong-Il, Kim Jong-Un, Korea, Nuclear Weapons, The Doors

Sarah Palin Gazes at 2012

This story is from the collection “Obama on Edge”

Also posted in Alaska, Barack Obama, Ben Bernanke, Campaign 2012, Michele Bachmann, Mitt Romney, Rick Perry, Sarah Palin, Texas

Inside Job

This story appears in the collection “In Other Hands”

Also posted in Alan Greenspan, Barack Obama, Ben Bernanke, Debt, Economics, Federal Reserve, John Glenn, Lawrence Summers, Matt Damon, Movies, Ronald Reagan

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

McCain’s Finest Robocall

This story is from the collection “Obama on Edge”

Also posted in Barack Obama, Campaign 2008, Navy, Vietnam

Rush Limbaugh’s Stunning Announcement

This story is from the collection “Obama on Edge”

Also posted in Barack Obama, Colin Powell, Conservatives, Islam, Media, Radio, Republicans, Rush Limbaugh, Short Pieces - GTC

Colin Powell Endorses Obama

This story is from the collection “Obama on Edge”

Also posted in Barack Obama, Bill Ayers, Campaign 2008, Colin Powell, Media, Republicans, Rush Limbaugh, Sarah Palin, United Nations

Joe Six Pack and Hockey Mom

This story is from the collection “Obama on Edge”

Also posted in Barack Obama, Campaign 2008, George Thomas Clark, Joe Biden, Sarah Palin

John McCain Embarrassed

This story is from the collection “Obama on Edge”

Also posted in Barack Obama, Bill Ayers, Campaign 2008, Sarah Palin

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, Sarah Palin

Palin Reveals Democratic Treachery

This story is from the collection “Obama on Edge”

Also posted in Alaska, Barack Obama, Campaign 2008, International Relations, Sarah Palin

McCain Rebukes Childish Obama

This story is from the collection “Obama on Edge”

Also posted in Barack Obama, Campaign 2008

McCain to Send Substitute to Debate

This story is from the collection “Obama on Edge”

Also posted in Barack Obama, Campaign 2008, Economics

McCain Picks Sarah Palin

This story is from the collection “Obama on Edge”

Also posted in Barack Obama, Campaign 2008

John McCain Explains Bimbo Commercial

This story is from the collection “Obama on Edge”

Also posted in Barack Obama, Campaign 2008

John McCain’s Astonishing Announcement

This story is from the collection “Obama on Edge”

Also posted in Barack Obama, Campaign 2008, Republicans