Bonnie Erbe


October 2008


Godless Catfight—Elizabeth Dole and Kay Hagan Fight Over the Lord

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In a campaign rife with ugly moments, Sen. Elizabeth Dole's new TV ad accusing Democratic state Sen. Kay Hagan, Dole's opponent for a U.S. Senate seat from North Carolina, of accepting "godless" money is one of the ugliest. It is emblematic of Dole's desperation mode in the final stages of what ...

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Dole, Elizabeth
Hagan, Kay
religion
North Carolina
Senate
campaigns
2008 Congressional elections

Barack Obama and the Democrats' Plans for Nationalized Healthcare and Ending 401(k)'s Will Bring Back the GOP

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If Sen. John McCain or some of his high-level campaign staffers knew how to run a presidential campaign, they would have turned information such as this, presented by my U.S. News colleague James Pethokoukis, to voters, combined with Senator Obama's "spread the wealth around" comment. If they ...

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Obama, Barack
government intervention
2008 presidential election
Democratic Party
health care
401(k)s
social security
health care reform

Obama and McCain Through the Looking Glass—Undecided Voters Have Actually Decided?

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Once again, this election season shuttles us through the looking glass and into the world of illogic. A new survey tells us undecided voters have already decided.

Here are the findings produced by researchers led by Prof. Brian Nosek at the University of Virginia who asked Web users about their ...

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2008 presidential election
Obama, Barack
McCain, John
voters
research

Lesson of the 2008 Election Is That Sexism Is Still More Pervasive Than Racism

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It's been debated for more than a century. But when this historic presidential campaign comes to a close next week, will we know the answer to the following question with any degree of certainty: Which more fervently permeates the fabric of American society, racism or sexism? I think we will, and ...

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2008 presidential election
sexism
racism
Clinton, Hillary
Palin, Sarah
Obama, Barack

The Right Message for John McCain and Barack Obama on Illegal Immigration: 'Go Home!'

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News stories such as this one make me spiral off into outer space. The premise is that the presidential candidates should "talk to" illegal immigrants—or, excuse me, undocumented workers. One is deemed politically incorrect, insensitive, and—dare I say it—"racist" for referring to people who ...

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McCain, John
Obama, Barack
2008 presidential election
immigration reform

Nude Border Control

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The right to privacy is an important issue, no doubt, but for me it does not rank at the top of the list. Right now, for example, I'm much more concerned about the economy, the environment, and ending the war in Iraq. But here's an item sent to me by a friend over the weekend that gives people ...

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travel
TSA
airlines

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