In the Observer: Vulcan Obama, Will Bloomberg Ruin the 2009 Primary?

Black members of Congress tell Jason Horowitz that the way John McCain and Sarah Palin are talking about Barack Obama is designed to appeal to racists.

And Horowitz talks to Obama and McCain supporters–and Mr. Spock himself–about Obama’s Vulcan tendencies.

Azi looks into the possibility that Michael Bloomberg has already wrecked the 2009 Democratic primary for mayor.

Eliot Brown reports that Bloomberg’s chances of making his mark on the city landscape in a third term are not good.

Steve Kornacki sees a silver lining for the G.O.P. in this election: the possibility of a good, thorough house cleaning.