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How Debra Medina supporters can strike back effectively - 02/13/10

Debra Medina is a tea parties/Ron Paul-style candidate for governor of Texas. I'm not a Medina supporter [1]. At the same time, some of those attacking and smearing her are even worse, and in general I tend to prefer an open dialogue about issues rather than attempts to quash debate.

Barack Obama lies about Rush Limbaugh in Spanish-language ads - 09/17/08

The Barack Obama campaign has a new Spanish-language ad that features racial demagoguery and a distortion of Rush Limbaugh quotes. You can see the ad here: "They want us to forget the insults we've put up with, the intolerance," the television ad's announcer says in Spanish as a picture of Rush Limbaugh appears onscreen with quotes of him saying, "Mexicans are stupid and unqualified" and "Shut your mouth or get out." "They made us feel marginalized in a country we love so much," the ad continues. "John McCain and his Republican friends have two faces. One that says lies just to get our...