John A. Farrell


October 2008


The Facts About Barack Obama's and John McCain's Tax Plans—No Socialism Here

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I've caught a little grief from folks who aren't pleased with the way I explained the differences between the McCain and Obama tax plans yesterday.

Some of it is ideological, from partisans wearing their Limbaugh-Hannity blinders, who simply refuse to recognize that, under Obama's plan, the mythical ...

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2008 presidential election
Obama, Barack
McCain, John
taxes

Barack Obama's Race Is a Lingering Factor for Some Ohio Voters, According to Focus Group

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Maybe Peter Hart is one of those Democrats who, like Chicago Cubs fans, have gotten to within a few games...outs...strikes of victory so often, only to have it cruelly denied, that they take a gloomy disposition into any favorable circumstance.

Or maybe the 2008 election ain't over 'til it's over.

Is ...

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Obama, Barack
race
voters
2008 presidential election
Ohio

The Polls May Be Screwy But Barack Obama's Lead Is Real Because He's Strong Among White Voters

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OK, Rob. About those screwy polls. For those among us who are polling junkies, the fellows at fivethirtyeight.com have put together a couple of primers on the science of public opinion.

Here is an explanation of the many tracking polls, which explains how the various polling organizations get their ...

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polls
Obama, Barack
2008 presidential election
voters

Colin Powell's Endorsement of Barack Obama and Eloquence About Anti-Muslim Bigotry in America

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That was a rather stunning endorsement of Barack Obama by Colin Powell yesterday. He praised Obama for his "steadiness" and "depth" and "intellectual vigor" and predicted that he would be not merely an OK president, but possibly a great one.

Powell said that his old friend John McCain was in ...

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Powell, Colin
Obama, Barack
2008 presidential election
Islam

Obama's Debate Tactics Against McCain Recall a Basketball Team Running Out the Clock

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As an ACC basketball fan who's spent years rooting against the evil Tar Heels of North Carolina, I recognize the four-corner offense when I see it.

Too often, when his guys got a modest lead, North Carolina Coach Dean Smith would spread his team to the four corners of the offensive zone and have his ...

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Obama, Barack
2008 presidential election
debates
basketball

The Wall Street Bailout and Caylee Anthony—Ann Coulter Sees the Connection but I Don’t

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I think some right wingers have moved past Worried. They've arrived at Frantic, on their way to Hysteric.

Why else would Ann Coulter blame Caylee's mom for the nation's economic crisis?

Caylee, of course, is the adorable daughter of Casey Anthony, a young Florida mother who failed to report the ...

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Wall Street
Coulter, Ann
children's health
Florida
economy

Computer Keyboard Tips

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I’ve been using a computer as a word processor for almost 30 years.

How fondly I recall those good ol’ days of Atex and MS-DOS, system crashes, and colleagues losing four or five hours work in a blink. On deadline.

And down through the decades, there have been too many moments when, while I tried to ...

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The Presidential Battleground Remains in the Suburbs, Even as Polls Look Good for Obama

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I'm not gonna gush like Rachel Maddow over the growing tide of polls that show Barack Obama building big leads in the battleground states.

If John McCain has truly fallen 4 to 10 points behind in places like Florida, Ohio, Virginia, and Colorado in the past week, then we may be witnessing an ...

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2008 presidential election
voters
Obama, Barack
McCain, John

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