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A Possible Clue On Domestic Spying

There’s an interesting little note in Tuesday’s WaPo on Bush and his domestic spying program… Did Bob Woodward drop a clue in his book “Bush at War”? Woodward says NOT. This month he “noted that he has not referred to the NSA’s warrantless spying program in his books or reporting.” Did President Bush mention the […]

Save Your Money, Don’t Buy Crashing the Gate

A Public Service Announcement from The Democratic Daily: Knowing that times are tough for some, The Democratic Daily continues to provide valuable tips to save you money. Last week we reported how to get a free cup of Starbucks coffee. Today we will save you even more, $25 to be exact (minus discounts). Our advice: […]

Carlos Santana Speaks Out Against Bush

Earlier this month, I spent a well deserved night out with my teenage daughter at a Santana concert here in Los Angeles. The concert was a benefit for the Dolores Huerta Foundation. Dolores Huerta is the co-founder of the UFW. I’ve been a Santana fan my whole life. From his early days in the ’70’s […]

The Best Pre-2008 Poll

We all know that how a question is phrased is important. This poll gets at what is really important in deciding upon the 2008 nominee.

Diebold’s Toilet Paper Democracy

Brad Friedman of BradBlog has an expose and photographic essay on Diebold today, that is a must read. No one stays on top of the voting rights issue in the liberal blogosphere, like Brad does – he’s the champion. Here’s a few quips: How America’s Votes Will be Counted (or not) in 2006 and Beyond…Unless […]

Senator Ted Kennedy: “The President Seems Blinded from Reality”

Bush gave yet another speech today trying to build up “flagging support for the war.” He Bush said “that though Americans might be dismayed by events in Iraq, he sees signs of progress.” Senator Ted Kennedy released the following statement on President Bush’s speech on Iraq, noting that Bush “seems blinded from reality”: “We all […]

How Would a Patriot Act?

Glenn Greenwald is working on a book on the NSA warrantless spying entitled How Would a Patriot Act? Defending American Values from a President Run Amok. He writes about the book on his blog: The principal reason I am so excited by this book is because, as I have said from the time this scandal […]

The Democrats Have a Plan

Jonathan Alter writes in Newsweek that the Democrats may have a plan. The Plan: Big Ideas for America is a book by former Clinton aides Rahm Emanuel and Bruce Reed: The strategy for getting swing-district voters to fire their incumbents is already taking shape. Just as Harry Truman ran against the “Do-Nothing Congress,” Democrats will […]