November 7, 2008

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Friday, November 07, 2008

Call Time

On Tuesday night, by 9:30pm anyone who was able to add could predict Barack Obama’s victory. But as Brooke experienced firsthand, many waited to mourn or celebrate until the authoritative voices on the networks called the race. Brooke reflects back on election night.

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President of the World

America voted and the world celebrated. Well, most of the world. The Week's Susan Caskie says that while there was much global exuberance, editorials in the Muslim world tempered expectations with a healthy dose of skepticism.

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Global Headache

For much of the world, the image of Barack Obama as the president-elect doesn't square with their notions about the United States. It's all resulting in a massive case of cognitive dissonance says Steven Kull, director of the Program on International Policy Attitudes.

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Net Routes

The Barack Obama campaign's winning web strategy employed the latest in social networking to create a highly efficient update of old-fashioned politicking. Marshall Ganz designed the field-organizer and volunteer training systems that turned Obama's campaign volunteers into organizational leaders.

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The Progressives Progress

The progressive movement’s media presence has grown exponentially during the Bush presidency. Bob Garfield talks with Eric Boehlert, a senior fellow at Media Matters for America, about how the growth happened and what the future holds.

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Right On Red

On Thursday, 20 or so fundraisers, grassroots organizers and political strategists met in Virginia to discuss the future of the conservative movement, soon to be in exile from the federal government. Ross Douthat, senior editor at The Atlantic and author of Grand New Party, says a ...

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The Dirty South

Lee Atwater became one of the most complicated and successful Republican political operatives in history by employing a triple threat; spin when you can, change the subject when you can’t and if all else fails – mine the voters’ resentment, and fear, usually of blacks. Stefan Forbes, director of

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The Recording of America

Studs Terkel, who died recently at the age of 96, spent the majority of his life documenting the lives of others – very often everyday, working-class people he believed were “uncelebrated and unsung.” From coal miners and sharecroppers to gangsters and prostitutes, every American had a ...

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