The Populist Archive: September, 2008

Let Us Now Praise

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Let us now praise a famous man, Paul Newman, who was more than a movie star in the pantheon of great movie stars. He was a sublime actor, an... Read more

On the final day: McCain Accepted

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At a Republican National Convention that threatened to be overtaken by Hurricane Gustav and a surprise vice presidential pick, John McCain finally... Read more

Palin: A television ratings hit

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Is anyone watching the Republican National Convention? It's been up against the second season premiere of Gossip Girl, a new version of 90210... Read more

America's Next Top Villain: The Media

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It was only a matter of time before the politicians, graced with considerable free media time, turned on the only group less popular than they... Read more

Hockey Mom / Vice President

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Life is a matter of expectation management. Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin entered the Xcel Energy Center Wednesday night with exceedingly low expectations... Read more

Romney gives wiftiest convention speech of recent memory

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"For decades, the Washington sun has been rising in the East - Washington has been looking to the eastern elites, to the editorial pages... Read more

Quote of the day, so far, Wednesday edition

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“Give the woman a chance to at least have two or three weeks of answering questions before you say, ‘Oh, she’s not prepared... Read more

"A task that is for God"

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That's what Sarah Palin called the war in Iraq. Snippets of the Alaska governor's speeches are emerging on YouTube. She's scheduled to address... Read more