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Religious Right Warns Republicans

While Republicans face the loss of votes from Starbucks Republicans if they continue to pursue a socially conservative course, they may have trouble if they try to moderate their positions. The religious right is pushing the Republicans to remain on the far right: Some of President Bush’s most influential conservative Christian allies are becoming openly […]

Starbucks Republicans

Newspaper writers continue to want to over-simplify politics by pretending that one group they have written about determines the next election. We’ve had soccer moms, security moms, NASCAR dads, and other such groups. Now we have Starbucks Republicans: This year, it’s “Starbucks Republicans” — mostly young suburbanites who are fiscally conservative and socially moderate and […]

Hey Nagourney, Why Write?

Adam Nagourney to crown prince of piss poor reporting, is at it again in today’s NY Times. Today, Nagourney opines in his latest article lacking journalistic integrity, “Hey Democratc, Why Win?” As strange as it might seem, there are moments when losing is winning in politics. Even as Democrats are doing everything they can to […]

Frank Rich Defends Freedom of Press, Rips “Treason” in Washington

For those who don’t have a subscription to the New York Times Select, Frank Rich has a column in the Sunday Times ripping Washington for “it’s the recklessness at the top of our government,” that has, Rich says, “truly aided the enemy, put American lives at risk and potentially sabotaged national security.” Editor & Publisher […]

Plane Carrying Senator Kennedy Hit by Lightning

New England is in the midst of a serious rain storm that is causing flooding through Massachusetts and New Hampshire. In the wake of the storm yesterday, a plane carrying Senator Ted Kennedy from North Adams, in western Massachusetts to his home on Cape Cod was struck by lightning and had to be diverted to […]

John Kerry Co-Sponsors Feingold’s Censure Measure

Last month in an interview on The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, John Kerry stated that he would support Russ Feingold’s censure proposal. Kerry has officially signed on to the bill as a co-sponsor. Massachusetts Senator John Kerry has officially signed on to the bill. He joins fellow Democrats Tom Harkin from Iowa and Barbara […]

The Monk and the Samurai

Tale of Peace on Mother’s Day

Suicidal Troops Sent Into Combat

There is no justification for this… none what so ever… U.S. military troops with severe psychological problems have been sent to Iraq or kept in combat, even when superiors have been aware of signs of mental illness, a newspaper reported for Sunday editions. The Hartford Courant, citing records obtained under the federal Freedom of Information […]