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Mr. Gonz Doesn't Go to Washingtonnew

Unable to find a candidate who meshed with his ideals, a 27-year-old reporter decided to run for Congress on the Libertarian ticket.
Dallas Observer  |  John Gonzalez  |  11-12-2004  |  Politics

Why George Bush Won

An examination of the election data shows that the primary reason red states voted for the president was simply this — of the two candidates, they felt that Bush could be counted on to protect them.
Dayton City Paper  |  David H. Landon  |  11-12-2004  |  Commentary

Moral Politics: Democrats Can Play, Too

The 2004 election map of red and blue states eerily mirrors the pre-Civil War map of “free” and “slave” states and territories. Only now we can refer to the red states, the former slave states, as “anti-gay” states.
Dayton City Paper  |  Gabrielle Williamson  |  11-12-2004  |  Commentary

The Gods Must Be Crazynew

Bush won because desert farming always creates wrathful religions.
NOW Magazine  |  Wayne Roberts  |  11-11-2004  |  Politics

Go Home, Bruce Springsteennew

At the election-eve Kerry rally in Cleveland, the presence of John Glenn and Bruce Springsteen told you everything you need to know about why Democrats keep getting their ass kicked.
Cleveland Scene  |  Pete Kotz  |  11-11-2004  |  Commentary

The Voting Story Ohio's Secretary of State Didn't Want You to Readnew

In the months leading up to the Nov. 2 election, Ken Blackwell, Ohio's Republican secretary of state, did all he could to suppress the vote, ensure chaos and limit media scrutiny. Four Scene reporters covered the weirdness in Cleveland and Akron.
Cleveland Scene  |  Denise Grollmus, Kevin Hoffman, Chris Maag and Rebecca Meiser  |  11-11-2004  |  Politics

How to Steal Ohionew

No controversy this time? Think again. Republicans just don't like it when those pesky Democrats try to vote.
Boston Phoenix  |  David S. Bernstein  |  11-11-2004  |  Politics

Axis of Evil: Five Dangerous Republicansnew

Meet the new Republican senators. Five of them hope to make your worst nightmares come true.
Boston Phoenix  |  Dan Kennedy  |  11-11-2004  |  Politics

Beware the Forces of Goodnew

If I hear one more time, “The United States is a Christian nation,” I’m going to puke. We are not a Christian nation and, as a Christian, I pray we never become one. I do not fear an overt attempt at institutionalizing Christianity as the official state religion.
Jackson Free Press  |  Lawrence Silver  |  11-10-2004  |  Commentary

Red State Bluesnew

The presidential election results bring to mind a twist on a hip T-shirt slogan from a few years back: "It's a red thing. You wouldn't understand."
Cincinnati CityBeat  |  John Fox  |  11-10-2004  |  Commentary

Cheeseburgers and Paradise Won Ohionew

Ohio turned out to be the swing state everyone predicted, and President Bush's narrow victory here pushed him to re-election. John Kerry won all the major cities in Ohio, yet the suburban and rural vote trumped him.
Cincinnati CityBeat  |  Stephanie Dunlap  |  11-10-2004  |  Politics

How Progressives Can Win the Fight for America's Soulnew

Americans now find themselves engaged in an ideological war, between the red thinkers and the blue ones. The “enemy” lives in your neighborhood and you live in his. The war is not only about “values” but the future of America.
The Memphis Flyer  |  Bruce van Wyngarden  |  11-10-2004  |  Commentary

Don't Blame Gays for Bush's 'Moral Values' Winnew

The entire "moral values" story of the 2004 election has been greatly exaggerated by the corporate media. Not so coincidentally, it fits exactly with what the Republicans would like everyone to believe.
New York Press  |  Michelangelo Signorile  |  11-10-2004  |  Commentary

Poor Dems Got Them Old Election Bluesnew

An unbiased observer who didn't follow the campaign but just read the commentary after the election couldn't be faulted if he believed that every single Bush supporter lived in Nebraska. The arrogance is astonishing.
New York Press  |  Russ Smith  |  11-10-2004  |  Commentary

My Democratic Leadership Council Problem, and Oursnew

Last week, apparently, the Democrats failed to convince America that a) they're as bad-ass as the Republicans and b) they believe that the return of the baby Jesus to Earth is imminent.
New York Press  |  Matt Taibbi  |  11-10-2004  |  Commentary

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