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  • October 3, 2008 2:06 pm | By Drew Courtney

    This Is Why I Ask for a Paper Ballot

  • October 2, 2008 10:14 pm | By Willard

    Video: Palin on the Supreme Court

    Here's more video from Sarah Palin's interview with Katie Couric — in which Couric asks her to name Supreme Court decisions she disagrees with and she lapses into confounded silence after naming only one, Roe v. Wade. I realize that…

  • October 2, 2008 10:05 pm | By Drew Courtney

    AFL-CIO’s Richard Trumka on Racism and Obama

    The entirely artificial brouhaha around Gwen Ifill’s book on “Politics and Race in the Age of Obama” is just the latest of the unfathomably complicated intersections of the two issues in this campaign. Without professing any great insight on the…

  • October 2, 2008 3:01 pm | By Drew Courtney

    Liveblogging The Veep Debate

    We had such a good time live blogging last week's debate that we're back at it again tonight.Come hear our thoughts in real time, and, even better, share your own.  No one knows what's going to happen tonight, but I…

  • October 2, 2008 1:39 pm | By Willard

    Dissecting Sarah Palin’s Logic: Ledbetter and Fair Pay

    A portion of Katie Couric’s interview with Sarah Palin that aired Tuesday focused, among other things, on equal pay.  The transcript: Couric: Where do you stand on the Ledbetter Fair Pay Act? Palin: I’m absolutely for equal pay for equal…

  • September 30, 2008 9:46 pm | By Willard

    The Top Five Things Voters Can Do Now

    November 4 might be five weeks off, but there are a few things you can do today to help make sure you and your families' voices will be heard this Election Day.  We've rounded up our top 5 things voters…

  • September 30, 2008 7:43 pm | By Willard

    Video: Sarah Palin Doesn’t Speak For Me

    Against gay rights, in favor of banning books -- Sarah Palin's values aren't mainstream Americans' values. Here's a short video of People For the American Way activists (including hockey moms!) making it clear that Sarah Palin doesn't speak for them. "Sarah…

  • September 30, 2008 6:07 pm | By Drew Courtney

    Don’t Worry, Sarah. We’ll tell you about the Court!

    In an interview with Katie Couric, it appears as if Sarah Palin was unable to name a single Supreme Court case other than Roe v. Wade. The Palin aide, after first noting how "infuriating" it was for CBS to purportedly…

  • September 29, 2008 9:02 pm | By Willard

    In Honor of Sarah Palin, Read A Banned Book This Week

    In honor of Gov. Sarah Palin and her book-banning bona fides — she reportedly "asked the library how she could go about banning books" while mayor of Wasilla, AK — participate in Banned Book Week this week! The yearly event…

  • September 29, 2008 8:43 pm | By Willard

    A Victory for Voting Rights in Ohio

    Today, the Ohio Supreme Court upheld a week-long window during which new voters can register and vote via absentee ballot on the same day. ( Another federal court decision was expected later in the day over the early voting window,…

  • September 29, 2008 5:56 pm | By Drew Courtney

    Big Business and Prop 8

    Google made a welcome splash recently by coming out against Proposition 8 in California (the anti-marriage amendment) but Google always likes to be hip and different, right? Actually, they were catching up to some decidedly old-school companies.  Firedoglake points out…

  • September 29, 2008 2:19 pm | By Willard

    Name This Blog!

    It probably hasn't escaped your notice that this blog doesn't have a proper name yet: have any clever suggestions? Send them our way at blogtalk@pfaw.org. If we choose your moniker idea, you will win both our undying devotion and your name…

  • September 27, 2008 5:00 am | By Willard

    A Rollercoaster Week

    What a roller coaster of a week! I spent a couple of days in New York this week meeting with board members, supporters and potential donors. The turmoil in the financial markets and the uncertainty about what kind of plan…

  • September 26, 2008 7:37 pm | By Drew Courtney

    The Debate is Saved!

    Thanks to your (very expeditious) support of our Save the Debates petition, People For the American Way joined with allies to drop off more than 170,000 signatures calling for the debate schedule to remain intact.  And guess what?  It worked! …

  • September 26, 2008 5:10 pm | By Kyle

    Lopez’s Tinkerbell Strategy

    Kathryn Jean Lopez has a rather staggering column up over at NRO in which she basically announces that she is going to cover her eyes, stick her fingers in her ears, and stop watching any interview with Sarah Palin because…

  • September 25, 2008 9:41 pm | By Drew Courtney

    No Suspension Here — Save the Debate

    We considered suspending all action on the People For Blog to focus our attention on the economy, but then we realized that, umm, there’s a lot of other stuff going on too.  Like, for instance, some upcoming debates. Or at…

  • September 25, 2008 4:38 pm | By Willard

    A Taste for Contact: McCain’s Debating Style

    The first debate between McCain and Obama is this Friday—unless McCain’s call to postpone it is successful, that is.  In preparation, the New York Times has put together analyses of the debating styles of both candidates.  Notably, they spotlight McCain’s…

  • September 25, 2008 2:02 pm | By Stacey Gates

    People For Joins Members of Congress, SAVE to Open Dialogue on Student Voting Rights

    Today, student voting rights took center stage on Capitol Hill as People For the American Way and the Student Association for Voter Empowerment (SAVE) joined Congressional leaders including Majority Leader Steny Hoyer and Majority Whip Jim Clyburn to call attention…

  • September 24, 2008 6:45 pm | By Kyle

    It’ll Start a Debate Alright

    Via Think Progress comes this article from the Times-Picayune detailing state Rep. John LaBruzzo’s novel solution to fighting poverty: Worried that welfare costs are rising as the number of taxpayers declines, state Rep. John LaBruzzo, R-Metairie, said Tuesday he is…

  • September 24, 2008 2:09 pm | By Peter Montgomery

    Palin Takes Page from Bush-Cheney Abuse of Power Manual

    Here's some more evidence of just how well Sarah Palin would have fit in with the Bush-Cheney style of governing, where the executive claims all the power with no accountability. It's a pretty astonishing article about how Palin's attorney general…