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The case for Kucinich

If you don't vote in February for what you believe in, you won't get to vote for it in November

War and law

December 4, 2007
The San Francisco-based War and Law League has just released a survey of this year's presidential candidates, who are actively questioning whether the U.S....

Obama’s moment

Obama's moment: Presidential candidate finds his voice in San Francisco; but can he still turn the race around?

Obama’s new Iraq position

Barack Obama strongly and eloquently opposed the Iraq war from the beginning, but his careful positions on what to do about it now have...

Obama’s moment

Presidential candidate finds his voice in San Francisco — but can he still turn the race around?

An Appeal to Barack Obama

"The Democrats have been stuck in the arguments of Vietnam, which means that either you're a Scoop Jackson Democrat or you're a Tom Hayden...

Obama rocks SF

November 15, 2007
Guardian photo by Lane Hartwell Presidential hopeful Barack Obama's speech last night in Bill Graham Civic Auditorium looked more like a rock concert than political...

Obama in the House?

October 28, 2007
The organizers and speakers from Hip Hop 4 Obama make Chris DeMento wonder: Can Obama really do it? By Chris DeMento Barack Obama's been making the...

Obama’s “Turn the Page in Iraq” plan

October 2, 2007
Five years ago, Barack Obama stood up in Chicago and spoke out against invading Iraq. "What I am opposed to is a dumb war,” said...

Why Women are for Obama

September 14, 2007
By Sarah Phelan Photos by Charles Russo Last week I witnessed presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama’s deliver a very powerful speech at the Women for Obama...

That’s Pitchfork Music Festival you’re soaking in!

July 16, 2007
By K. Tighe The sweet Chicago sky. All photos by K. Tighe. When the folks at Pitchfork decided to add an extra day to this year's...

Editor’s Notes

Kamala Harris, please be a hard ass

Editor’s Notes

Outsiders, rock stars, and the Democratic Party old guard

Dem Con, final (maybe) thoughts

April 30, 2007
By Tim Redmond You can scroll down a bit and see all of my observations from the state Democratic Convention in San Diego, but now...

Dem Con: Final (maybe) thoughts

April 30, 2007
By Tim Redmond You can scroll down a bit and see all of my observations from the state Democratic Convention in San Diego, but now...

Dem Con 3 pm: Obama

April 28, 2007
By Tim Redmond During the Hillary Clinton press conferece this morning, one of the reporters asked Clinton to respond to the perception that she's the...

Dem Con, 2 pm: The nuts have a choir

April 28, 2007
By Tim Redmond Barack Obama is scheduled to speak shortly after 2 pm, but first we have to pass a rather large and loud choir...

California Democratic Convention, 6 pm

April 27, 2007
By Tim Redmond I just spent an hour with the star of the day, the former senator from Alaska, Mike Gravel who made news at...

Political Theater, huh?

April 27, 2007
President Bush staging political theater in May 2003 While President Bush whines about political theater, presidential candidate Barack Obama points out that ending the war...

Vote Mac

A political machine and a fondness for gizmos

Rudy G’s MySpace profile is set on private

March 21, 2007
By Sarah Phelan By now, everyone knows that all the presidential candidates have posted their profiles at MySpace (Current most popular: Barack Obama with...

Obama rocks my socks

March 19, 2007
Sarah Phelan reports from Saturday's Obama lovefest in Oakland Barack Obama has the cutest, toothy, crinkly-at-the-edges smile. Yeah, he's the Democratic Presidential candidate with the...