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John Kerry: Standing for Something

Following his speech on healthcare today, John Kerry posted a piece on the Huffington Post entitled “Standing for Something.” Well if there is an issue worth standing for on the domestic front, I couldn’t think of one better than healthcare. Kerry fought hard for a health care plan that he believed in when he ran […]

ABC Cancels Gibson’s Holocaust Miniseries

The Wall Street Journal reports that ABC has “pulled the plug on a miniseries about the Holocaust that it was developing with Mel Gibson’s production company, after the actor allegedly made anti-Semitic remarks when he was arrested last week on suspicion of drunken driving.” The miniseries has long been remarkably controversial for a show in […]

Lamont on Colbert Report

Ned Lamont appeared on Stephen Cobert’s show tonight. Crooks and Liars has the video and transcript.

John Kerry Reacts to Bush Economic Remarks: “Nothing More Than a One- Note Empty Promise”

Bush attempted to use a visit to south Florida on Monday to focus on his domestic agenda by giving a speech on the economy. In the speech he was “touting free trade, low taxes and his vision for new immigration laws as cornerstones of a strong economy.” That message has taken on new urgency for […]

Democrats Uniting on Iraq

Kerry was a couple of months too early. The Washington Post reminds us that, “In June, the Senate voted 86 to 13 to reject a proposal by John F. Kerry (D-Mass.) that would have ordered Bush to bring most of the troops home within 13 months.” Congressional Democrats are now unifying around the idea of […]

Krugman Questions Wisdom of Israel’s Actions

Paul Krugman fears Israel may be making the same mistakes the United States has made under George Bush. He writes, “For Americans who care deeply about Israel, one of the truly nightmarish things about the war in Lebanon has been watching Israel repeat the same mistakes the United States made in Iraq. It’s as if […]

Some in Kansas Wish To Rejoin 21st Century

The New York Times reports on efforts in Kansas to resume teaching of established science: God and Charles Darwin are not on the primary ballot in Kansas on Tuesday, but once again a contentious schools election has religion and science at odds in a state that has restaged a three-quarter-century battle over the teaching of […]

Senator Kerry Stakes Out Ground As a D-E-M-O-C-R-A-T…

By now you have heard or read about Senator Kerry’s speech at Faneuil Hall today. I was there in the back of the Hall, struggling to find a network to let me live-blog something out of the place, but it was not to be. These are some thoughts that I had while listening to the […]