Adam Serwer

Adam Serwer is a writing fellow at The American Prospect and a graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He also blogs at Jack and Jill Politics and has written for The Village Voice, The Washington Post, The Root, and the Daily News.

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During the Democratic primary, Chris Matthews asked if Barack Obama could "connect with regular people" or just "people who come from the African-American community and from the people who have college or advanced degrees."


Yesterday, John McCain, staunch advocate of the invasion of Iraq, proudly declared yesterday that “in the 21st century, nations don’t invade other nations.” That someone who seems to constantly be advocating for the invasion of other nations should make such a statement strikes me as more than a little odd, but clearly I’m in the minority, because today The Washington Post quoted McCain’s statement without irony:

McCain, speaking to reporters in Birmingham, Mich., also praised Bush’s announcement but said he was concerned the cease-fire did not do enough to guarantee Georgia’s “territorial integrity.”


It seems that McCain thinks he's already President of the United States and is sending his own "delegation" to Georgia consisting of Senator Lindsey Graham and Senator Joe Lieberman. (Why not Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson? They are after all, the only Senators who could say "We are all Georgians now" and mean it literally.)


Peter Beinart on Barack Obama and Colin Powell:

Think about it this way: Many of the voters who right now won't vote for Obama because he's black would probably vote for Colin Powell even though he's black. That's because they don't see Powell as a racial redistributionist, a guy who would favor his community at their expense.

No. White people who would not vote for Barack Obama because he's black would vote for Colin Powell because Colin Powell isn't running.


Some Obama fans are concerned about the supposed book tour that Jeremiah Wright will be taking this October to promote his new book, as reported by John Heilmann in New York Magazine this month. This would be fantastically bad news for Obama if it was true, given that voters will be conclusively making up their minds about who to vote for, but it isn't, as CNN's Roland Martin tells us after contacting Wright's