American Madness

Intelligent Criticism in the Service of a Better Nation

Help help! I’m being manipulated by good design!

There’s some more interesting analysis of the minutiae of the 2008 Presidential Election, with the NYTimes Campaign Stops blog calling on branding expert* Brian Collins to analyze the effectiveness of Gotham as Barack Obama’s preferred font.
With that said, though, there’s an oxymoronic quality to Gotham, which is why I think it’s become so popular. It [...]

BaRocky Obama

The only man who could ever reach me…

…had a crazy preacher man.
While Hillary proved in no uncertain terms that she’s capable of telling huge and easily verifiable lies, the Obama preacher issue continues to fester in the back of my mind. Here we reprint a dialogue between two family members (one pro-Clinton / one pro-Obama) as they debate the issue. We join [...]

Barack Obama-sistable

Hillary would have had him disappeared

I can no more disown him than I can disown the black community.
I can no more disown him than I can my white grandmother – a woman who helped raise me, a woman who sacrificed again and again for me, a woman who loves me as much as she loves anything in this world, [...]

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