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McCain is no Teddy Roosevelt Republican
INSIGHTS - by Joe Howard Crews. McCain keeps trying to recast himself as a different kind of Republican from that of George W. Bush and Dick Cheney. In McCain's mind, he is a Teddy Roosevelt Republican. Here are the facts: Read More

Event Reminders:

Hiroshima, Nagasaki candlelight Memorial in SD
Wednesday, 08/06/2008
Commemorative Program and Candlelight Vigil, 6:30 to 8 p.m., in front of the Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum on Harbor Drive. Speakers include David Miller, Network of Spiritual Progressives; Dave Patterson, San Diego Veterans for Peace; Sara Haldeman-Scarr, San Diego First Church of the Brethren; Carol Jahnkow, Peace Resource Center; and poetry by Jim Moreno.

A call to ARTISTS to support Barack Obama
Thursday, 08/07/2008
MoveOn.Org: Barack Obama's historic candidacy has sparked an unprecedented artistic outpouring. Now, in partnership with Shepard Fairey and his Obey Giant collective, we're offering a new way for artists—anyone with a pen and paper qualifies—to share their talents and help elect Barack Obama at the same time.

1st forum for Obama-McCain in Lake Forest, CA
Saturday, 08/16/2008
Barack Obama and John McCain will make their first joint appearance of the 2008 campaign at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest (Orange Co.) on Aug. 16. Rev. Rick Warren, founder of the mega-church will moderate the event, interviewing each for about one hour separately. Demonstrators from surrounding counties will be in the area.

Poets to support Gay Marriage in North County
Sunday, 09/07/2008
No on Prop 8 fundraising event on Sunday, September 7, 2pm in the banquet room of the Flying Bridge restaurant in Oceanside, with food, drink, live music, and featuring Eloise Klein Healy, one of America’s foremost lesbian poets and educators, followed by an open-mic. Mark your calendar, make plans, invite somebody. Details and more info will follow.