John McCain’s Terrorist Connections

John McCain has made Barack Obama’s distant connections years ago with “unrepentant terrorist” Bill Ayers a centerpiece of his campaign. But McCain has much closer, more direct, and more recent connections to terrorists who committed acts far worse than Ayers, yet McCain’s links to “unrepentant terrorists” are completely ignored by the media. While Obama has…Read More

30 Lies Refuted about Ayers and Obama

The gutter politics of the McCain campaign is reaching down once again to denounce Obama for his distant past links to Bill Ayers in an unprecedented guilt-by-association attack for a presidential campaign.   Sarah Palin declared, “This is someone who sees America as imperfect enough to pal around with terrorists who targeted their own country.”  …Read More

Why McCain, Time, and Obama Are Wrong About ROTC

Note: I’m the author of Barack Obama: This Improbable Quest (see me on C-SPAN2) but I’m not part of the Obama campaign. At the Columbia University forum on service on Sept. 11, John McCain declared, “do you know that this school will not allow ROTC on this campus? I don’t think that’s right.” Rick Stengel, the editor of Time magazine, confirmed this…Read More

Racism and Sexism on Super Tuesday

Barack Obama squeaked out a narrow win on Super Tuesday to expand his small lead in the pledged delegates. While many of the exit polls were off as predictions, these polls do provide us with one of the best national tests of to what extent voters will admit to racist or sexist motivations. And they…Read More

My Interview about My Obama Book

Below is the transcript of an interview I did with the Indy newspaper in Normal, Illinois, with the questions in italics: You mention in your book that Obama is opposed to the “ideological warfare” that is deeply entrenched in the politics of Washington. Obama has been known to work with people from a variety of backgrounds and…Read More