Pres. Obama’s Charm Offensive with Jay Leno

By |October 26th, 2011|

"I'm going to wait until everybody's voted off the island. Once they narrow it down to one or two, I'll start paying attention." - Pres. Obama with Jay Leno Several times recently on "Morning Joe," the conversation has veered into why, as Joe Scarborough and others see it, the primary process weens out the best [...]

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Perry, Birtherism, and Mitt’s Bad Day in Ohio

By |October 25th, 2011|

Hoping to drive down long-term budget deficits, Ohio Republicans led by Gov. John Kasich passed a bill last spring that sharply curtails the bargaining rights of public employee unions and forces union members to pay more into their pensions. But the legislation, known as Senate Bill 5, is broadly unpopular in the perennial swing state [...]

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About the Book Cover

By |October 25th, 2011|

The party’s over. The view from a recovering partisan. My e-book is scheduled to be published two weeks from today, November 8th. It will be available on Amazon, to download on Kindle, or on Barnes and Noble, as well as your iPad. It’s a busy, exciting time in my world. Since I announced my book two weeks ago, I’ve had a lot of feedback on the cover. […]

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Progressive Notes: Op-ed on TX School Finance Lawsuit Event Makes News

By |October 25th, 2011|

Art offers his perspective as a movement progressive activist. Well, the Texas school finance lawsuit forum was a success. It was something to be proud of. My club, Meyerland Area Democrats, hosted it in a well known public school. We got 100 folks from all over to come. Although the media expressed interest [...]

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Would You Trust This Man with the U.S. Economy?

By |October 25th, 2011|

Rick Perry has just unveiled his tax-plan. It institutes a 20 percent flat tax that maintains the charitable and mortgage interest deductions. But Perry doesn't have all that much faith in his scheme as he would allow anyone who wants to file under the current code the option to do so. This is an admission [...]

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The Meaning of Success

By |October 24th, 2011|

Amid glee across the sphere on Libya, while remaining against Pres. Obama's decision to bomb Libya in the first place. What unfolded upon Gaddafi's capture and subsequent assault, according to CBS, opens out on another one of those moments that begs for our humility. Segue to Jonathan Turley: The United States appears to have been [...]

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If Herman Cain Can’t Handle Karl Rove’s Whiteboard How Can He Tackle Terrorists?

By |October 24th, 2011|

Leave Herman Cain a-looooooooone. Byron York picks up the story that started on Fox News Channel. Appearing on Fox News Monday morning, Rove produced a whiteboard on which he had written a list of recent and not-so-recent Cain gaffes: statements on abortion, taxes, terrorism, neoconservatism, the Mideast, and others. "The whole effect of this is [...]

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Michele Bachmann and The Gays

By |October 24th, 2011|

"You know, his reparative therapy clinic where he tries to de-gay people? For me, that was called high school, and it doesn't work." - Kathy Griffin Huffington Post reports that in a new interview with People Magazine, Michele Bachmann will further prove she's capable of being president of only some of the people. In the [...]

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Housing Market Hell

By |October 24th, 2011|

Still, Shaun Donovan, secretary of housing and urban development, had argued that debt reduction had an important role to play in healing the economy given the depth of the crisis. "It was of a scale that we had not seen before, and that clearly required extraordinary response," Donovan said in a recent interview. - Obama's [...]

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Trump Meeting with Perry Results in Birther Confession

By |October 23rd, 2011|

Rick Perry is so desperate to prop up his flagging presidential bid he's listening to the birther king. That Donald Trump is a powerful guy, because he evidently convinced Perry there's something to his madness. From the transcript of Parade magazine (h/t Think Progress): You don't believe what's been released? I don't know. I had [...]

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