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PostPartisan: October 26, 2008 - November 1, 2008

Courting Disaster With Obama? Hardly.

The prospect of a Barack Obama presidency seems to be driving the conservative legal establishment around the bend. “Nothing less than the very idea of liberty and the rule of law are at stake in this election,” Northwestern University...

By Ruth Marcus  | October 29, 2008; 6:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (223)
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How Common Is the Hatred?

I recently wrote a column about the rage that seems to be directed toward Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama. The source of the rage, I concluded, was a dwindling band of racial and religious diehards who have seen their...

By Colbert King  | October 29, 2008; 7:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (97)
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Redneck Woman, Hell, Yeah

It’s all in how you say it. Does it trip off the tongue with affection in the spirit of bonhomie? Or does it slip through a smirk of contempt, betraying an elitism that Republicans have managed to equate with...

By Kathleen Parker  | October 28, 2008; 9:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (104)
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40 Years Later

I’m on the road in Western Pennsylvania and Ohio today, but I could not help thinking about the person who perhaps more than anyone else inspired my love of politics. It was 40 years ago today that my dad...

By E.J. Dionne  | October 27, 2008; 8:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
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Stevens the Soothsayer

Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska), it turns out, was prescient. Here's what he said two years ago in a secretly recorded phone conversation with Bill Allen, his longtime friend (whom he now may wish he had never met): "The worst...

By Eugene Robinson  | October 27, 2008; 5:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (44)
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How Stevens Invited His Verdict

Goodness knows, I take no pleasure in what just happened to the Senate's longest serving Republican, Sen. Ted Stevens of Alaska, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia this afternoon. Found guilty on seven felony corruption...

By Colbert King  | October 27, 2008; 5:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (44)
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Why the Tax Issue Isn't Working for McCain

In his appearance on “Meet the Press” today, John McCain showed why his “Joe the Plumber” arguments -- trying to turn Barack Obama into a socialist who would raise taxes -- aren't working. Here's the case McCain made: "[Obama]'s...

By E.J. Dionne  | October 26, 2008; 5:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (93)
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