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American terrorist, American blogger

Tom Jackson • Mar 23, 2010 at 6:27 PM

The John McCain campaign, eager to change the subject from the economy, has been highlighting Barack Obama’s ties to Bill Ayers, formerly a Weather Underground bomber and now a “distinguished professor of education” at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

The debate over Obama and Ayers has been well-covered elsewhere, so I’m not going to rehash it here. Instead, I wanted to share my discovery that Ayers has a blog. It’s mostly postings on education (he reviews many books on the subject), although he also offers leftist commentary, defends himself from criticism and frequently reprints statements from other people defending him and Obama’s relationship with him.

Some postings: Ayers writes a rather funny billayers.wordpress.com/2008/09/23/urgent/">parody of e-mail scams here, tries to explain that he’s not a terrorist and put the infamous Manson anecdote in context here, and praises Hugo Chavez here. Here’s the Jonah Goldberg column criticizing Ayers that’s referred to in the blog.

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