Pujols & La Russa Think Beck-Palin Event Not Political

By |August 27th, 2010|

Cardinals manager Tony La Russa, scheduled to introduce Pujols, insisted Thursday that he and Pujols are attending only after receiving assurances that the event is not a thinly disguised political rally. - STLToday Three-time NL Most Valuable Player Albert Pujols, as well as Cardinal manager Tony La Russa, will be among the guests tomorrow at [...]

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2010: GOP Tea Party a Gift to Dems (and oh, that ‘Aqua Buddha’ guy)

By |August 11th, 2010|

--updated-- President Barack Obama and the Democratic Party, who have been starved for good news through much of 2010, finally received a generous helping Tuesday night. Republicans, meanwhile, were left with several new reasons to wonder whether all the favorable national trends showing up in polls are enough to overcome local candidates who are inspiring [...]

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TM.com Readers Agree with Wall Street Journal/NBC Poll

By |June 24th, 2010|

Americans are more pessimistic about the state of the country and less confident in President Barack Obama's leadership than at any point since Mr. Obama entered the White House, according to a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll. - Confidence Waning in Obama, U.S. Outlook Perhaps the sacking of Gen. McChrystal and the brilliant stroke [...]

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The Teflon Whiner

By |June 14th, 2010|

"In the same way that our view of our vulnerabilities and our foreign policy was shaped profoundly by 9/11.. I think this disaster is going to shape how we think about the environment and energy for many years to come." - Pres. Barack Obama If only Pres. Barack Obama had personally reacted as if the [...]

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Election Night Countdown

By |June 8th, 2010|

UPDATE (10:56 pm): Politico, then AP, call it for Blanche Lincoln with 51%, Halter 49%. Also Orly Taitz wins nomination for CA Sect. of State. Yes, indeed, William Jefferson Clinton is still relevant. UPDATE (10:04 pm): Big Dawg still relevant? Don't look now, but Blanche Lincoln may pull this out. See Nate Silver. UPDATE (9:52 [...]

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Sarah Palin Takes on Arizona Boycott

By |May 14th, 2010|

--bumped & updated with Palin's SBA List speech below-- Well, it's not softball, but it's ripe with irony. It's a story about girls being kept from playing basketball, and the politics being played around it. Seems Mrs. Palin's a bit miffed that a school in Illinois won't allow the team to travel to Arizona for [...]

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Kagan is Not Gay Conversation Embarrasses Everyone

By |May 12th, 2010|

cross-posted on Huffington Post "I've known her for most of her adult life and I know she's straight," said Sarah Walzer, Kagan's roommate in law school and a close friend since then. "She dated men when we were in law school, we talked about men - who in our class was cute, who she would [...]

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THE MASTERS: Of Heel, and Heart

By |April 12th, 2010|

"Competitive golf is played mainly on a five-and-a-half-inch course, the space between your ears." - Bobby Jones The underlying story for The Masters was a symbol. Not the ego drunk sports hot shot. But a simple pink ribbon on Phil Mickelson's cap. It foreshadowed the fairy tale ending, as well as the human trauma amidst [...]

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Tiger Talks

By |February 19th, 2010|

Tiger Woods has an I'm The King Of The World ego fetish. It seemed from his apology today that he gets that point. Golf journalists boycotted the spectacle. Good for them. But Brit Hume will be happy. Woods mentioned his Buddhism; that he was raised in the Buddhist faith. The reality of seeking something outside [...]

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Super Bowl Sunday

By |February 7th, 2010|

Today began "State of the Union" with Candy Crowley, with one of her guests Sect. Hillary Rodham Clinton. I'll add a big note of praise to the political gods and CNN for Ms. Crowley, the first woman ever to anchor an important Sunday news show. Talk about paying your dues. Christiane Amanpour does foreign policy [...]

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