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Happy Birthday Kerry DU Forum

The John Kerry Group at Democratic Underground is celebrating its one year birthday. In one year it is by far the largest group dedicated to a 2004 or potential 2008 candidate. Currently there are 54546 messages in the Kerry group. The Wesley Clark group is a distant second at 7807. Democracy for American (Dean) is […]

Medicare Drug Program Carries High Costs

The Washington Post looks at one of the problems of the Medicare prescription drug program: “The new Medicare drug benefit fails to deliver drug prices as low as those found at the Department of Veterans Affairs, in Canada and at high-volume U.S. pharmacies, a congressional report said yesterday.” “The prices offered by the Medicare drug […]

John Kerry on the Ed Schultz Show

John Kerry was just on the Ed Schultz Show a while ago. Hat tip to europegirl4jfk on DU for grabbing the clip. It was an excellent interview about Iraq, Murtha and more… an absolute must listen… Listen here(WMP) or here (MP3). “There’s mud being thrown, but I’ve got news for you, it’s one directional mud.” […]

Fox Bars Anti-Alito Ad

Fox News has refused to air an anti-Alito ad, claiming the ad to be factually incorrect. Factcheck.org previously reviwed the ad and found it to be true (although obviously there are many more details which are not contained in a thirty second commercial). It appears that this ad, while obviously biased, is fairer than many […]

West Wing Loses Executive Producer

The West Wing survived (with some decrease in quality) the loss of Aaron Sorkin. Next season they will be without Alex Graves: Walking the tightrope between commercial success and critical acclaim is complicated in all of the pop arts, but it might be most difficult in network television, where the bar for audiences is set […]

University of Kansas Takes on Intelligent Design

There are still some intelligent people in Kansas: LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) – Creationism and intelligent design are going to be studied at the University of Kansas, but not in the way advocated by opponents of the theory of evolution. A course being offered next semester by the university religious studies department is titled “Special Topics […]

Catholic School Fires Un-wed Pregnant Teacher

The school is calling it a violation of values, the New York Civil Liberties Union calls it discrimination. An un-wed pregnant teacher in NY is fighting her firing by Catholic school. The New York Civil Liberties Union has filed a federal discrimination complaint against a Catholic school, charging that it unjustly fired an unmarried teacher […]

British Media Reports Plan by Bush to Bomb Al-Jazeera

This one seems a bit far fetched even for Bush. The Mirror reports that an unreleased Downing Street memo shows Bush was talked about of bombing al-Jazeera by Tony Blair: PRESIDENT Bush planned to bomb Arab TV station al-Jazeera in friendly Qatar, a “Top Secret” No 10 memo reveals. But he was talked out of […]