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  • Andrew Breitbart dies at 43; conservative Internet entrepreneur who took on the left

    Andrew Breitbart dies at 43; conservative Internet entrepreneur who took on the left
    Andrew Breitbart, the pugnacious, conservative Internet entrepreneur who took on the left and what he called the "media bully cabal" with a series of exposes that were explosive and sometimes flawed, died early Thursday after collapsing near his home in...
  • Gingrich points to 'radical' Alinsky in criticizing Obama

    Gingrich points to 'radical' Alinsky in criticizing Obama
    Nearly 40 years after his death, Saul Alinsky's name is back in the news, peppered throughout presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich's speeches. A native Chicagoan, Alinsky was "the father of community organizing," said Sanford D. Horwitt, author of "Let...
  • 'Super PACs' largely funded by a wealthy few

    'Super PACs' largely funded by a wealthy few
    When it comes to big money in politics, Dallas billionaire Harold Simmons' influence has long been apparent in Texas, where he has plowed more than $1 million into Rick Perry's gubernatorial campaigns. Now Simmons has found a new outlet for his outsize...
  • Ayers error? Did denial of emeritus status violate the First Amendment?

     
    The often provocative John K. Wilson writes: (University of Illinois board of trustees chairman Christopher) Kennedy is certainly correct to condemn (retired UIC professor Bill) Ayers for bizarrely including Sirhan Sirhan among a list of “political...
  • Saul, folks

     
    UPDATED with many new links: Saul Alinsky, really? What small percentage of Americans knows enough about Saul Alinsky to understand Newt Gingrich's continual use of his name to slur President Barack Obama? A list of recent commentaries and relevant...
  • Occupy Harrisburg Invites Bill Ayers to Speak

    Occupy Harrisburg Invites Bill Ayers to Speak
    Activist Bill Ayers is coming to Harrisburg. Occupy Harrisburg invited Ayers to lead a teach in and discussion at the Midtown Scholar Bookstore on December 14th. He is also expected to visit the ongoing Occupation of the State Capitol steps. Ayers, a...
  • Last Presidential Debate Gets A Lot More Feisty

    Last Presidential Debate Gets A Lot More Feisty
    An invigorated John McCain sharply challenged Barack Obama's policies and personal associations in the third and final presidential debate Wednesday night, attempting to reverse what appeared before the debate to be Obama's gathering momentum for the...
  • The Chicago Seven trial and the 1968 Democratic National Convention

    The Chicago Seven trial and the 1968 Democratic National Convention
    Everybody knew it would be interesting, the trial of eight people charged with conspiring to incite the riots that erupted during the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. How could it not be, with a cast of characters that included hippie...
  • 'Underground' by Mark Rudd

    Underground My Life With SDS and the Weathermen Mark Rudd William Morrow: 326 pp., $25.99 Mark Rudd is the guy from the Weather Underground who is not Bill Ayers. Both were leaders of the group that worked for the violent overthrow of the United...
  • McCain, Palin demand L.A. Times release Obama video

    John McCain and Sarah Palin sharply criticized the Los Angeles Times on Wednesday for refusing to make public a video of a 2003 event at which Barack Obama paid tribute to a Palestinian scholar. The Republican presidential and vice presidential...
  • Obama's Ayers connection

    Even by the shabby standards of this presidential campaign, it's outrageous for Sarah Palin to assert that Barack Obama is so deficient in patriotism that he would "pal around with terrorists who bomb their own country." Obama was wrong to associate...
  • McCain's debatable strategy

    McCain's debatable strategy
    John McCain faced a hard choice Wednesday evening: He could conduct his final debate with Barack Obama on the high plane of principle and risk losing the election, or he could engage in personal acrimony and risk destroying his argument that, for him,...