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John Kerry Rips Coulter on the HuffPo

John Kerry ripped into Ann Coulter on the HuffPo today. Here’s a quip… When I heard on cable television what Ann Coulter wrote and said about the widows of 9/11, my first reaction was pretty much unprintable. I have no apologies for it. Did this woman ever for a second stop and think that these […]

Americans Back Universal Health Care

Surprise, surprise. Ask the voters and they prefer universal health care over paying more out of their own pockets for health care. AP reports on this report from a Congressional committee: The federal government should guarantee that all Americans have basic health insurance coverage, says a committee set up by Congress to find out what […]

Breaking News: Mondale Beat Reagan

Walter Mondale really beat Ronald Reagan, just as George McGovern beat Richard Nixon. Oh, and Congress–all those seats were really won by Democrats. Our evidence–imagination. If you’ve had enough of Small World, just think of Figment singing Imagination: Imagination. Imagination. A dream (a dream) can be (can be) a dream come true. With just one […]

Kerry Introduces Bill to Improve Disaster Loan Program

One week into a hurricane season where experts predict up to 16 named storms, today Senator John Kerry (D-Mass.) is introducing legislation to address the shortfalls in the government’s critical Disaster Loan Program. Run by the Small Business Administration (SBA), the program provides low-interest loans to residents and businesses impacted by disasters – including hurricanes, […]

Of Libertarians and Liberals

In discussions of Daily Kos it has often been noted that they often stress politics over ideas. For example they love Dean but hate Kerry even though the two are very close on the issues primarily for imaginary differences stemming from their primary battle. In a post yesterday Kos breaks from his typical type of […]

More on Pappy’s Attempt to Rescue Country and Family Legacy, Intrudes on Dubya’s Parallel Peality

Ron posted earlier about Sidney Blumenthal report in Salon that Pappy (George H.W.) Bush “waged a secret campaign over several months early this year to remove Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld.” Blumenthal noted that Pappy’s intervention, “was an extraordinary attempt to rescue simultaneously his son, the family legacy and the country.” Pappy Bush “a practitioner […]

John Kerry on the Death of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi

The big story of the day, it that Abu Musab al-Zarqawi was killed “when U.S. warplanes dropped 500-pound bombs on his isolated safehouse.” John Kerry issued a statement a short time ago on the death of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi: “Abu Musab al-Zarqawi was a brutal terrorist and his death strikes a blow to al-Qaeda in […]

Bush Speaks on on Death of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi

Bush spoke in the Rose Garden earlier today on the report that U.S. military forces have “killed the terrorist al Zarqawi.” Here’s the gist of Bush’s statement: “Zarqawi is dead, but the difficult and necessary mission in Iraq continues”… “We have tough days ahead of us in Iraq that will require the continued patience of […]