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The Editors

The Editors | 265 posts | Member since 09.23.07

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Weird Times, Weirder Election

Posted on 02.07.08 | Not Rated

"In this crazy year, the election may finally come down to how many Democrats — scared that they don’t know enough about Obama, or know too much about the Clintons — will vote for a veteran pro like McCain. Or, on the flip side, how many “true” conservatives will stay home in November to ensure that a liberal wins the White House just to prove their purity." READ MORE >

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Open Field: Voters Lack Signposts in this Election

Posted on 02.07.08 | Not Rated

"For a decade from 1995 to 2005, we operated in a period of trench-warfare politics, with two approximately equal-sized armies waging a culture war in which very small amounts of ground made the difference between victory and defeat. It was pretty clear what the major issues were, what strategies were necessary to win a party's nomination, how to maximize your side's turnout on election day (and, increasingly, in early voting). But times change. Somewhere between Hurricane Katrina in August 2005 and the bombing of the Samarra mosque in February 2006, I believe we entered a period of open-field politics, in which voters and candidates are moving around -- a field in which there are no familiar landmarks or new signposts." READ MORE >

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Can McCain Win Over Right-Wingers?

Posted on 02.07.08 | Not Rated

"For McCain's critics on the right, the OSI funding implicates the Arizona senator in all the progressive and libertarian causes that the Soros foundation has supported -- including reproductive rights, drug law and sentencing reform, public financing of elections and abolition of the death penalty, to give a short list. If that sounds like guilt by association, McCarthy style, that kind of thinking is hardly alien to Limbaugh, Coulter and their fans." READ MORE >


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Political Split Between Evangelicals and Their Spokesmen

Posted on 02.07.08 | Not Rated

“Should Obama earn the Democratic nomination, his message of hope and unity will appeal to young evangelicals… The successes of Huckabee and McCain show that evangelicals are open to a broader policy agenda… But their moderate economic policies also strain a delicate if formerly successful platform. ‘One conclusion that you could draw is a lot evangelicals are ready to move beyond President Bush…’” READ MORE >


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Obama vulnerable in November because of liberal policies

Posted on 02.07.08 | Not Rated

“The one thing that will keep Obama's appeal from translating into widespread support among Republicans is that he is, on almost every issue, a conventional liberal... politics is finally and fundamentally about ideas and philosophy… If he wanted to demonstrate his independence from liberal orthodoxy he could come out in favor of school choice for low-income families, which would both help poor families and demonstrate support for some of the best faith-based institutions in America: urban parochial schools. If Obama becomes the Democratic nominee and fails to take steps such as this, his liberal views will be his greatest vulnerability.” READ MORE >

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Why liberal bloggers don’t love Obama

Posted on 02.07.08 | Not Rated

“Obama is, in some respects, the ideal candidate of the Yearly Kos contingent--an insurgent who opposed the Iraq war, generated grassroots enthusiasm, and built a massive online fund-raising apparatus. But the bloggers who champion these things have not all rallied around Obama… Obama's readiness to embrace conservatives and chastise his allies on the left have caused many bloggers to wonder how strongly he would fight for liberal priorities as president.” READ MORE >

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Griefers are the Sociopaths of the Virtual World

Posted on 02.01.08 | Not Rated

"Broadly speaking, a griefer is an online version of the spoilsport — someone who takes pleasure in shattering the world of play itself... Griefing, as a term, dates to the late 1990s, when it was used to describe the willfully antisocial behaviors seen in early massively multiplayer games… No longer just an isolated pathology, griefing has developed a full-fledged culture… Amid the complex alchemy of seriousness and play that makes online games so uniquely compelling, the griefer is the one player whose fun depends on finding that elusive edge where online levity starts to take on real-life weight…" READ MORE >


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Financial Scandal Reveals French Paradox on Capitalism

Posted on 02.01.08 | Not Rated

"…the SocGen drama encapsulates the contradictions of France's attitude to capitalism: on the one hand, there is widespread suspicion of the markets; on the other, world-class financial skills… In a 2006 poll, only 36% agreed that the free market was the best system available, compared with 71% of Americans and 66% of the British… This week, Mr Sarkozy once again declared: ‘We want a capitalism of entrepreneurs, not a capitalism of speculators.'" READ MORE >

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Is Political Bias Backfiring on Fox News?

Posted on 02.01.08 | Not Rated

"Fox News continues to embarrass itself with a type of journalism that nobody else in the industry would dare call professional… An all-out Fox News marketing blitz to label Giuliani ‘America's Mayor’ never got traction… In the meantime, the rise of Sen. John McCain and especially Mike Huckabee, with his populist streak, has caused all sorts of consternation at Fox News… And don't even mention Ron Paul's name to the folks at Fox News, who have stepped outside their role as journalists to try to kneecap the antiwar GOP candidate." READ MORE >

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Catholic Media Should Avoid Fundamentalism, says Vatican

Posted on 02.01.08 | Not Rated

"Archbishop Celli cautioned that ‘Catholic mass media cannot dispense with the ethical problem faced by all the media, because it is undeniable that everything that affects man as man should be a point of reference… they don't exist only for - or are directed only to - people who already belong to the Church, rather they should also give careful attention to what exists in the soul of man, in his heart, where sometimes there can be distance from God, or many times, a deep nostalgia for God.’ Our media, he summarized, ‘should search, and help in the search.’” READ MORE >

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