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Bush Drops Another Point in Harris Poll

Bush’s approval has fallen to 35% in the Harris Poll, down from 36% last month. This is near his all time low of 34% in this poll in November 2005. Those who believe “things in this country are going in the right direction” fell from 31% last month to 27%. Survey USA has Bush’s national […]

Tax Freedom Day Coming Later

The Wall Street Journal reports that Tax Freedom Day comes three days later than last year. This is based upon the Tax Foundation’s calculation that the average American must work 116 days of the year to pay all of their taxes, including federal, state, and local taxes. We can imagine the call from Republicans to […]

Brit Hume’s Move to the Right

Howard Kurtz takes a long look at Brit Hume. The title, Moving to the Right, says it all. While Hume, as do most who work at Fox News, like to pretend they are an objective news outlet rather than an organization established to spread right wing views, Hume’s advocacy of right wing ideas has been […]

MA Dems Tap Cam Kerry to Help Them Win Governor’s Office

Massachusetts Democrats have tapped Cam Kerry, Senator John Kerry’s brother to help them end their long drought in the governor’s office. The last time a Dem won the governor’s race in MA was in 1986, when Mike Dukakis was elected. Cameron Kerry will co-chair the Massachusetts Victory ’06 Coordinated Campaign with attorney Katherine Clark, a […]

By Jupiter! We’re Influential

The Guardian reports on a study by Jupiter Research, a technology research company, which found that bloggers exert “disproportionately large influence” on society. Of course we will continue to use our powers for good. While those nasty right wing bloggers use their power to spread misinformation, such as that Saddam had WMD and ties to […]

Oil Prices Spike and Senator Dorgan Rips Ex-Exxon CEO’s Retirement Package

Oil prices reached a record high today when they settled above “$71 a barrel.” The price at the pumps in my neighborhood jumped up 5 cents a gallon higher in less than 24 hours. Some think the pain at the pumps is probably just starting… “We will feel real pain at the pump before this […]

Street Battle in Baghdad Smacks of Open Civil War, Kerry Was Right

Ignore the street battle in Baghdad, that Reuters reports today “smacks of open civil war,” because the Bush administration refuses to admit that Iraq has sunken into a civil war and our troops are stuck smack dab in the middle of it. Snipers held rooftop positions as masked Sunni Arab insurgents said they were gearing […]

More Madness: Bush Declines to Exclude Nuclear Strike on Iran

I’m wondering today how safe those soccer moms feel, you know the ones who voted for Bush in ’04? What will they tell their kids, if Bush decides to push the button? As far as I am concerned this is sheer and utter madness… President Bush today refused to rule out a U.S. nuclear strike […]