David Neiwert


Dispatch From Wasilla: The Clouds Descend

By: Tuesday September 30, 2008 5:15 pm

What I’m hearing from Alaskans: If Palin doesn’t win in November, she will be impeached as governor.

Pastor Muthee: A Real Witchhunter, All Right

By: Thursday September 25, 2008 3:00 pm

Bill Donohue of the Catholic League seems to think that Pastor Thomas Muthee, the self-proclaimed witchhunter who prayed over Sarah Palin in that video — and who Palin credits with her electoral success — is simply an exotic African kind of Christian evangelist doing God’s work in his own peculiarly cultural way. Problem is just what Pastor Muthee defines as a “witch” — and how he went about hunting them.

Casting Out ‘The Spirit Of Witchcraft’ Over Sarah Palin

By: Wednesday September 24, 2008 6:25 pm

Max Blumenthal has been busy in Alaska …

The Quiet Racial Campaign Against Obama

By: Wednesday September 24, 2008 2:13 pm

There’s an ugly below-the-radar campaign involving naked racial appeals being waged against Barack Obama in various locales around the country. In at least one case — in Roxbury, N.J. — white supremacists have been involved…

Palin’s Political Payback To Her Black-Helicopter Buddies

By: Monday September 22, 2008 4:15 pm

It may have not just been a coincidence that Sarah Palin posed with an article from the John Birch Society’s house organ for that City Council portrait in 1995. That’s because, according to Palin’s predecessor as the Wasilla mayor, a chunk of Palin’s base of support came from the community’s far-right fringe element that likely sent the piece across her desk in the first place.

Sarah Palin’s Bircher Mag: What Was In It

By: Saturday September 20, 2008 6:00 pm

According to Ben Smith, Team McCain has an explanation for that copy of The New American that Sarah Palin was displaying in the 1995 photo of her that appeared in the New York Times: Namely, it was part of an innocent packet of materials provided by local citizens. But not everything about that explanation fits.

Is Sarah Palin A Closet John Bircher?

By: Thursday September 18, 2008 9:17 pm

Michael Shaw at BAGNewsNotes found this 1995 image of Sarah Palin at her Wasilla City Council desk. It appears to be her official portrait. What’s striking, as Michael points out, is the article in front of her — as well as the publication it’s in: the house organ of the John Birch Society.

Bush DOJ Doesn’t Even Pretend To Take Threats To Obama Seriously

By: Thursday September 18, 2008 3:30 pm

While Troy Eid, the U.S. Attorney in Colorado who tossed off the case of the would-be Obama assassins, is busy whining about bloggers, he ought to spend more time reading his own affidavits.

Troy Eid And The Obama Plotters: It’s The Bloggers’ Fault

By: Wednesday September 17, 2008 4:45 pm

Having grotesquely failed in taking seriously the plot by three white-supremacist tweakers to assassinate Barack Obama in Denver, Colorado’s Rove-appointed U.S. Attorney, Troy Eid, is complaining in the Denver Post that the resulting negative coverage is all the fault of anonymous liberal bloggers.

McCain’s Latest Lie: Spanish-Only Immigration Ad Blames Obama

By: Wednesday September 17, 2008 10:31 am

Is there anything the McCain campaign won’t lie about? It’s becoming pathological: Now they’re falsifying Barack Obama’s immigration reform — and pretending the problem isn’t his fellow Republicans.

The McCain campaign has started airing a new Spanish-language television commercial in the battleground states of Colorado, Nevada and New Mexico that lays the failure of comprehensive immigration reform at the feet of Barack Obama and his Democratic colleagues — despite the fact that Obama supported the bipartisan John McCain-Edward Kennedy efforts to enact such

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