On Booker and Hagel

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My bullshit radar is working overtime, triggered by two different dust-ups in the political world. I find myself feeling sympathetic to two people who I don’t particularly like or share much in the way of political philosophies.

Listening

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   Lesson from last night: if we had held accountable the Democrats who for the past 25 years did not act like Democrats–meaning, those people who were willing to engage …

Billy, It’s Over

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   I’m not sure that anyone has told NY Comptroller Bill Thompson yet but his race for mayor is over…effectively. His only prayer (and any other candidate’s only prayer) to …

Dems Hug Lobbyists

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Last Fall, during the election, I mused numerous times about the worrisome phenomena of Democrats hugging corporate lobbyists (for example, here). Yeah, I know, this isn’t new. The point was …

The Problem With Obama

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I’ve not been drinking the Obama kool-aid. And here are two reasons why. First, it was the well-publicized unwillingness to state clearly that there is nothing immoral about homosexuality. Like …

Dems Gearing Up for 2008 House Races

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Congressional Quarterly has a story on the Democratic Campaign Congressional Committee’s “Frontline” program: the Democrats who are deemed most vulnerable in 2008 and, thus, get special early attention. I noticed, …

Taking All The Credit

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One thing that is now clear is that Barack Obama’s charmed life is coming to an end. The press basically gave him a free ride until now…but check out this …

The Media Decides

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I think this has been commented on here and there but it’s worth amplifying. The mainstream media is already beginning to play its role: deciding who is a “credible” candidate …

The Donald on Bush

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I am no fan of Donald Trump. I think he is a blowhard, real estate leech. But, as the saying goes, even a broken clock is right twice a day. …

Rich on Bush

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Really worth reading…Rich on our president. Has He Started Talking to the Walls? IT turns out we’ve been reading the wrong Bob Woodward book to understand what’s going on with …

Feingold Drops Out

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This makes life a little easier for someone like John Edwards. From Russ Feingold: On Sunday, November 12th in Racine, I will hold my 1000th Listening Session with the people …

My Predictions

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Not that it matters…Democrats will win 238 seats and the Senate will end up 50-50 (I count the two independents on the Dem side–Bernie Sanders and, yes, Joe Lieberman). I …