A Movie, and a Mess Returns to Afghanistan

By |December 25th, 2007|

"Charlie Wilson's War" is fun, which is odd considering the subject matter is deadly serious. But it's deliciously scripted by Aaron Sorkin of "The West Wing," with Mike Nichols, one of the truly great directors taking hold of the rest with great success, as usual. Fast forward to present time, with Sebastian Junger's piece for [...]

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Merry Christmas

By |December 25th, 2007|

Merry Christmas Blessings to you and yours from me and my wonderful husband, our kittens and their mom, Tigger, our aging black diva of a cat, Rasha, our dozen plus coi, the birds, as well as our hibernating turtle, who is presently snuggled warmly in one of our upstairs bathroom. There are a lot of [...]

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New Iowa Poll Shows Clinton Pulling Away

By |December 24th, 2007|

I know it's Christmas Eve, but this isn't exactly a minor development. That said, Iowa polling is hard to gage, but even so, this is stunning. Hillary Clinton leads Barack Obama among women 38% to 21%, which is unchanged from a week ago (Clinton 36%, Obama 23% among women). Obama has lost ground among men [...]

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Clinton’s Message to the Troops

By |December 24th, 2007|

via Time It's Christmas now on the east coast, where my big brother is visiting his children and grand kids, and many friends and colleagues live. This video says it all, with the words speaking for many of us here at TM.com, regardless of the candidate chosen. It's a message from a woman who hopes [...]

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Helping Wounded Soldiers at Christmas

By |December 24th, 2007|

I received this via a good friend, with the news that Bill Richardson is sending an email to his campaign list asking for help for Operation First Response. You can learn more about it here and how you can help.

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AFSCME Hits Obama on Health Care

By |December 24th, 2007|

updated Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton at a "Holidays with Hillary" campaign stop at the Iowa Veterans Home Sunday, Dec. 23, 2007 in Marshalltown, Iowa. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green) Whoever receives the Democratic presidential nomination will receive labor's support in the general election. Meanwhile, however, unions are supporting favored candidates. Hillary Clinton — who for a [...]

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Comments Added to Hot Topics Diaries

By |December 24th, 2007|

This is very cool. To everyone who enjoys the Hot Topics diaries, we now have a comment thread with each post. Should be fun. Check it out and make a comment if a post moves you.

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Mormons for Ron Paul

By |December 23rd, 2007|

Classic interview. It was the topic of discussion at our family Christmas get together earlier tonight. So tonight we had my husband's wonderful children, their spouses, as well as their children in for a Christmas celebration. These are lovely young people with beautiful families, with two of my husband's boys not yet 16; and his [...]

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Vetting Obama, the Ongoing Saga

By |December 23rd, 2007|

Mr. Obama was the only Illinois state senator to not vote in favor of allowing victims of sexual abuse to have court records sealed to protect their privacy. Explain that one. Unfortunately, he can't, because, frankly, nobody could. People are starting to wake up and smell the coming onslaught. Of course, I've been sending out [...]

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Thoughts on a Winter Solstice

By |December 22nd, 2007|

Sounds of the Winter Sounds of the winter too, Sunshine upon the mountains--many a distant strain From cheery railroad train--from nearer field, barn, house, The whispering air--even the mute crops, garner'd apples, corn, Children's and women's tones--rhythm of many a farmer and of flail, An old man's garrulous lips among the rest, Think not we [...]

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