Sarah Palin

McCain and Palin: Just Like The Old Days

The Associated Press tells us:

PHOENIX — John McCain and Sarah Palin are scheduled to campaign together in Arizona next week for the first time since they conceded the presidential election in Phoenix in 2008.

Palin and McCain will be at a rally and picnic in Tucson on March 26, followed the next day by a rally in the …

Sarah Palin: Author! Author!

You can’t argue with success, especially in an industry as depressed as the book-publishing business. With Sarah Palin having sold 2.2 million copies of her first book (so far), HarperCollins this morning announced she’s writing another one for them. Here’s how they describe her second endeavor as an author:

Sarah Palin’s new …

Paging Sarah Palin

Governor, would you please have a word with Virginia Delegate Bob Marshall about these comments?:

RICHMOND — State Delegate Bob Marshall of
Manassas says disabled children are God’s punishment to women who have aborted their first pregnancy.

He made that statement Thursday at a press
conference to oppose state funding for …

In the Arena In the Arena

More on Populism

This is an excellent essay by Kurt Andersen, tying together many of the threads about the ugly and recalcitrant nature of populism that I’ve been posting on in recent days. Anderson makes an important point that is, at once, completely obvious but rarely remarked upon: populism became more a right-wing movement in the 20th century …

Palin’s Speech

The Grand Ole Opry may have been next door but Sarah Palin preached to the choir on Saturday at the National Tea Party Convention and brought down the house. The two-day event, held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Hotel, had been a relatively placid affair – Tea Partiers learned how to social network and reach out to young …

Todd Palin: Way More Than a First Dude

CORRECTION: The original version of this post said that MSNBC acquired Alaska state e-mails related to Todd Palin. It was

After a long public records fight, finally got the goods on Todd Palin’s role in the Alaska state government when his wife was governor. About 3,000 pages of e-mails just released show that …

Bring on the Tea

In what will be one of the biggest thematic swings in my reporting career, a week after getting back from Haiti I’m heading to Nashville, Tennessee to cover the first ever National Tea Party convention.

As with any kind of grassroots movement, holding a national convention is somewhat of an oxymoron. Before dispatching me, my boss, …

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