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Entries from March 2008

Liveblogging a GOP District Convention

March 29th, 2008 · 36 Comments ·

4:33pm – Neri Fiddles as the Committees Drone on and on

Once we resolved our procedural differences to universal dissatisfaction, all the fine candidates for local office began making speeches in the main hall/basketball court. But the real business pf the convention was happening in two noisy and overcrowded back rooms where the nominating and resolutions committees were meeting.

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Iraq Five Years In

March 26th, 2008 · No Comments ·

So here we are on the fifth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, and some sort of assessment seems almost mandatory. It doesn’t start off with good news. The tenuous cease fire with the Iranian-backed Mahdi Militia broke down this week, leading to a new outbreak of violence in southern Iraq and some areas of […]

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Yes, You Really ARE Encouraging the Terrorists

March 19th, 2008 · 1 Comment ·

Bloggers and pundits on the right are often accused of making the unpleasant claim that those on the left who criticize the Iraq War are encouraging terrorist attacks on US troops — in effect saying that to oppose the war is to be on the side of the terrorists. It’s not a claim which is […]

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You Are the Corrupting Influence

March 11th, 2008 · 4 Comments ·

In recent campaign appearances all of the presidential candidates, most especially Barack Obama, have made an issue of their independence from the undue influence of lobbyists and their evil, corrupting money. Obama makes much of his high percentage of individual contributions while taking millions from megabanks and trying to weasel out of his promise to […]

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A Chill Wind Blowing from the North

March 5th, 2008 · No Comments ·

Despite their love of liberalism and widespread opposition to the Iraq War, our friends to the north have been none too pleased with the Democrats and some of the ideas they’ve put forward in the primary campaign and the Great White North has turned into a source of constant bad news for both Clinton and […]

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On the Ground in Texas – Attack of the Merry Pranksters

March 5th, 2008 · No Comments ·

I knew there was something wrong when I went to vote at 10 A.M. and I was only the second Republican to show up at my precinct; the first was my wife who’d voted an hour earlier. As I was leaving I saw familiar Republican comrades standing in the wrong line and it dawned on […]

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It’s 3am. Maybe Hillary Should Call it a Night.

March 1st, 2008 · 12 Comments ·

By now a lot of you will have already heard about Hillary Clinton’s latest attack ad in her life and death struggle with Barack Obama. If you haven’t experienced the ad, here’s the video from YouTube.

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