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Senator Barack Obama gave a speech at the national meeting of the United Church of Christ on June 23. He talked about the role of religion in politics, and you’ve probably heard something about it via popular news sources. The Associated Press reported that Obama told the church crowd, “right-wing evangelical leaders have exploited and [...]

Talking Heads

This morning, a friend of mine directed me to the blog of Matt Browner-Hamlin, who works for Presidential Candidate Chris Dodd (D-CT). It seems that Browner-Hamlin has recorded (and graphed!) how much time has been devoted to each of the candidates during the New Hampshire Primary debates. The Democratic “talk clock” can be found here, [...]

Here is my recap- I’ll go candidate-by-candidate- Barack Obama- Barack Obama is officially just another candidate. After losing a lot of the steam that he entered with, Obama looked flat after last night’s uninspiring performance. After being hailed as a magnificent speaker, Obama definitely let his supporters down with a stiff and boring performance. Obama’s [...]

The winner of yesterday’s Democratic debate was Al Gore, who presumably napped in New York while Clinton and Kucinich stood (literally) on soapboxes. On the whole, the few candidates who seemed even remotely likable appeared that way for mere seconds, and even then only while spewing rehearsed and prodigiously irrelevant nonsense. I was most charmed [...]



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