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Republicans Block The Vote, Again

The New York Times discusses the Republican’s desperation strategy: Block the Vote, Ohio Remix If there was ever a sign of a ruling party in trouble, it is a game plan that calls for trying to win by discouraging voting. The latest sign that Republicans have an election-year strategy to shut down voter registration drives […]

Boston Globe Found Charges Against Kerry Laughable

The Democratic Daily has been reviewing reports on the claims of the Swift Boat Liars. Many editorial writers who reviewed similar reports at the time found there was no credibility to the accusations. The Boston Globe found that these “big lies for Bush” were “laughable” and an attempt at “political assassination” in this editorial: Big […]

Eye Witness Verified Kerry’s Account of Mission Leading to Silver Star

Several of our accounts of those who refuted the charges of the Swift Boat Liars have mentioned the report of Willaim B. Rood. Rood, an editor on the Chicago Tribune’s metropolitan desk, broke 35 years of silence about the mission that resulted in Kerry’s receiving a Silver Star in response to the smears spread by […]

Kerry Fought Fire With Fire

This week The Democratic Daily has been looking at the evidence refuting the charges of the Swift Boat Liars. Most of the posts have been from objective sources but there is one person with an obvious interest in the matter we should also hear from–John Kerry. The following is the text of a speech before […]

Washington Post Reporter Exposed Swift Boat Lies

While the press has been criticized for their role in helping the Swift Boat Liars spread their false claims about John Kerry, I’ve been showing exceptions where some reporters did search for the truth. Another example is Michael Dobbs of the Washington Post. Dobbs exposed one of the many contradictions in the charges against Kerry. […]

FactCheck Exposed Many Examples of Dishonesty in Swift Boat Lies

I previously discussed two different reviews of the Swift Boat Lies from Snopes which found the accusations against Kerry to be untrue. The other major nonpartisan source on line which evaluates such claims is Factcheck.org. They also reviewed the evidence and found that the “the veterans who accuse Kerry are contradicted by Kerry’s former crewmen, […]

John Kerry: Army Field Manual Should Acknowledge Time-Honored Principles on Torture

The L.A. Times reported yesterday that “The Pentagon has decided to omit from new detainee policies a key tenet of the Geneva Convention that explicitly bans “humiliating and degrading treatment,” according to knowledgeable military officials, a step that would mark a further, potentially permanent, shift away from strict adherence to international human rights standards.” Today, […]

RIP: Billy Preston

Singer, songwriter Billy Preston, died today. Preston was 59. Known for his big smile and towering Afro, Preston was a teen prodigy on the piano and organ, and lent his gospel-tinged touch to classics such as the Beatles’ “Get Back” and the Stones’ “Can’t You Hear Me Knocking?” He broke out as a solo artist […]