Politics

August 07, 2008

The TNR Q&A: Joey Cheek
12:00 AM

Just hours before Olympic gold medalist Joey Cheek was to depart for Beijing this week, the speed skater had his visa revoked. The official who called to notify him said China was "not required to give him a reason." Cheek’s opinion of the Chinese government is no secret. He is president and co-founder of Team Darfur, a coalition of Olympic athletes trying to bring attention to the Sudan crisis.

The TNR Q&A: Joey Cheek
12:00 AM

Just hours before Olympic gold medalist Joey Cheek was to depart for Beijing this week, the speed skater had his visa revoked. The official who called to notify him said China was "not required to give him a reason." Cheek’s opinion of the Chinese government is no secret. He is president and co-founder of Team Darfur, a coalition of Olympic athletes trying to bring attention to the Sudan crisis. China, which has strong economic and energy ties to the African country, has been a prime target of the campaign.

The TNR Q&A: Christian Lander
12:00 AM

Microsoft Word - Memo on Senator John McCain 408.doc Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 st1\:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } The website Stuff White People Like has inspired a new bestselling book, along with misgivings that its satire is ultimately toothless and flattering to its target Yuppie audience. Over sushi and an expensivevegetarian sandwich at a Washington, D.C., Whole Foods, author Christian Lander discussed his message, Barack Obama, indie rock, and the white quest for authenticity.

Speed Reading Suskind: War Games
12:00 AM

Pulitzer-prize winning political writer Ron Suskind's new book, The Way of the World, was released in stores today.

Veep Veep: Hey, What About This Guy?
12:00 AM

By all accounts, Barack Obama is quite far along in his deliberations over a running mate. If he hasn't already made his choice, it's down to a tiny handfull of people. The time for suggesting new names, in other words, has long since passed. But with Michigan and its pivotal role in the election on my mind, I can't help but throw out another possibility, one so seemingly ideal I'm surprised we haven't heard more about him already: Senator Carl Levin. What woud Levin bring to the ticket?

August 06, 2008

Obama's Geek Squad
12:00 AM

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The TNR Q&A: Jane Mayer
12:00 AM

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The Whine-Track Candidate
12:00 AM

Back in the languid summer of 2004, George Bush left it to a shadowy 527 group to rough up his opponent. Straight talker that he is, John McCain is keeping the dishonest slime in-house. His campaign spent much of July in high dudgeon over nearly everything Barack Obama did, had done, or would do. In record time, the disdain shot from campaign subconscious to television screen by portraying Obama as dissing the troops like Jane Fonda, pirouetting for cameras like Paris Hilton, and playing to black rage like Al Sharpton.

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