Despite efforts to portray himself more of a centralist, Barack Obama is decidedly liberal. Notwithstanding efforts to make John McCain appear to be a maverick, he is definitely conservative, having voted with President Bush 95 percent of the time in the last session of Congress, according to Congressional Quarterly.
George Curry is the former editor-in-chief of the National Newspaper Publishers Association News Service. He was also editor-in-chief of Emerge magazine, which, under his leadership, won more than 40 national journalism awards. Curry is a former Washington correspondent and New York bureau chief for the Chicago Tribune. He was also a reporter for Sports Illustrated and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. In 2003, the National Associatiom of Black Journalists named him "Journalist of the Year."
His column, "Beyond the Spin," appears every other Thursday on The Inquirer's Commentary Page.