2008: White Man Sees Female, Shrugs

By |September 30th, 2007|

We need change! Insert male candidate photo here. But Frank Rich sees Hillary Rodham Clinton running for president, and pronounces biz as usual. Only if you have a pale white pe---, well, you know. Irony alert. The Republican field of aging white guys, meanwhile, gets flakier by the day. Is Hillary Clinton the New Old [...]

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Iran Watch

By |September 30th, 2007|

I don't call him Slick Mitt for nothin'. The man has earned the title. Thanks to my good friend Cliff Schecter over at Brave New Films for this one. And speaking of Iran, Seymour Hersh strikes again. During a secure videoconference that took place early this summer, the President told Ryan Crocker, the U.S. Ambassador [...]

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The Forgotten People of Burma

By |September 30th, 2007|

The Forgotten People of Burma guest post by Mash Bangladesh has its own illegal immigration problem. The country plays host to approximately 200,000 refugees from the bordering country of Burma. The refugees belong to the Rohingya minority, a persecuted Muslim population who are being methodically ethnically cleansed by Burma's ruling military junta. They live in [...]

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What’s Happening in Iowa?

By |September 30th, 2007|

What's Happening in Iowa? guest post by Chase Martyn Managing editor of the Iowa Independent Greetings! My name is Chase Martyn, and if you listened to Taylor's show on Wednesday, you already know that I've been asked to blog a weekly roundup of presidential campaign news from the ground in Iowa. I'll be on Taylor's [...]

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Clinton in the Crosshairs

By |September 30th, 2007|

What really scares the wingnuts is that Hillary Clinton is not only prepared, but she's tough, determined, as well as able to deliver a shot when put on the spot, then pivot and smile with aplomb. What bothers progressives is more complex, though some are so averse to Clinton that reaching these people is impossible [...]

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Another Crappy Day

By |September 30th, 2007|

Another Crappy Day updated guest blog by Cujo359 Taking another step toward the Kingdom of Idiots, the Senate passed the Kyl-Lieberman amendment on Wednesday. This amendment to the defense authorization bill has had much of its incendiary language removed but still refers to Iran's Revolutionary Guard as a terrorist organization: The Kyl-Lieberman Iran amendment -- [...]

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A Rush Swiftboating Oldie

By |September 29th, 2007|

A Rush Swiftboating Oldie updated Via Nico. Now Fox "News" is getting in on the action. But Rush Limbaugh has been smearing veterans for years. He delights in it. Maybe it's because he's secretly ashamed of why he didn't serve. El Rushbo called Paul Hackett a "staff puke." Said Hackett went to Iraq "to pad [...]

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Where did Bill Richardson Get His Information?

By |September 29th, 2007|

Where did Bill Richardson Get His Information? updated Hearing this week that none of the top tier candidates can commit to redeploying all combat forces out of Iraq before 2013 was a jolt. But Bill Richardson has a post up at Huffington Post stating something even more alarming. Edwards and Obama have said that they [...]

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Rush Should Stop Digging

By |September 29th, 2007|

h/t GunTotingLiberal Rush should have stopped while he was ahead. Limbaugh's "phony soldier" slur continues to get worse every time the man now opens his mouth about it. Friday was a lesson in what not to do if you've stepped in it. Army of Dude lays Limbaugh out (h/t memeorandum). It is also positively absurd [...]

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Elizabeth Edwards Talks to Keith

By |September 29th, 2007|

The Edwards campaign is running straight on in to head winds. Elizabeth Edwards appearing on "Countdown" last night comes at an important moment, when the SEIU has decided not to endorse, while the campaign has also decided to accept public funding. I'll talk more about the race tomorrow. Sunday night ends the third quarter fundraising [...]

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