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Candidates, New Media and Supporting the Blogsphere

So if they understand the importance of the Blogsphere and The Social Networking Sphere why aren’t they supporting, in return, the very medium that gives them, essentially, a free unlimited forum?

Edwards: Rural America and Economic Fairness

“We should have a national capital fund
to make money — capital — available to new businesses that will operate
and start in smaller towns and smaller communities. Right now all the
capital stays in big cities. We’ve got to get it out into the rural
areas.”

Kerry Staffer Called to Serve in Iraq

In just a short couple of weeks, John Kerry and his staff will “bid farewell to Setti Warren, the deputy director of his Massachusetts office.” Warren is headed to Iraq, is “leaving to spend the next year in Iraq as a Navy intelligence officer.” Peter Gelzinis reports in the Boston Herald and catches perfectly the […]

Kerry to Deliver Major Economic Speech at Faneuil Hall on Monday

John Kerry will deliver a major speech on Monday, October 1, offering a 21st Century economic strategy for America’s middle class. The speech will be delivered at Faneuil Hall in Boston at noon. Steve LeBlanc reports for AP News: President Bush is leaving a tarnished economic legacy that will haunt the middle class and their […]

The Paradox of ‘Magic’

I just finished reading the great piece on Bruce Springsteen’s new album “Magic“, that is in the Sunday N.Y. Times. “In Love With Pop, Uneasy With the World” describes Springsteen’s journey through music and the world of politics. “Magic” is, musically, one of the most upbeat, accessible records he has made, even as its themes […]

Why Aren’t Democratic Candidates Supporting The Blogsphere?

If Blogger Owners and Writers, at great personal and financial expense, are supporting the Democratic efforts at all levels, why aren’t the Candidates returning the effort?

Bruce Springsteen: “Last To Die”

Stuart Levine reviewed Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band’s new album, “Magic” for MSNBC , a couple of days ago. Levine notes, “The most political song is clearly “Last to Die,” an ode to what John Kerry said as American troops were leaving Vietnam.” Not to get picky here, but Levine should have said […]

Dan Rather is Right

Last night I noted here that on Monday, Ted Koppel had come out in defense of Dan Rather’s lawsuit against CBS. Eric Boehlert has a brilliant breakdown on the story leading up to Rather’s dismissal from CBS in the wake of the “botched 60 Minutes II story about President Bush and his military service.” Was […]