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John Kerry on ‘This Week’ Sunday

Kicked to remind readers: John Kerry will be on ‘This Week’ on Sunday Sen. John Kerry on the struggle for Middle East peace. SUNDAY, AUGUST 20, 2006 Guests: Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass. President Bush set his strategy on the three big issues facing the country this week: Iraq, the war on terror and the economy. […]

The Wise Man is a Lake Full of Water

In politics there are wise men and foolish men. This Buddhist meditation is a great metaphor of the difference between the leader we have and the leader we could have had… Listen to the sound of water. Listen to the water running through chasms and rocks. It is the minor streams that make a loud […]

AP Probe Looks at Military Recruiters’ Misconduct with Female Recruits

I’m still reeling from the reading the report from AP News on their six-month investigation found that more than “80 military recruiters were disciplined last year for sexual misconduct with potential enlistees.” More than 100 young women who expressed interest in joining the military in the past year were preyed upon sexually by their recruiters. […]

Republicans Get More Bad News on Funding

Cross posted from Liberal Values: The news just keep getting worse and worse for the Republicans. Republicans are no longer successful in fooling people into voting for them because of their claims on keeping us safer from terrorism. Bush’s approval remains low in multiple polls. Security Moms are returning to the Democrats. The South is […]

Conservative Christian Schools Perform More Poorly Than Public Schools

Cross posted from Liberal Values One problem with modern conservativism is the manner in which they base opinions based upon their theology rather than the facts. They believe private instiutions are always better than government ones, and there is no need for facts which might show otherwise. Pharyngula (via Athiest Revolution) notes a report from […]

Joe Sestak Delivers Democratic Radio Address

Joe Sestak, the Democratic candidate for the House of Representatives in PA’s 7th Congressional District, delivered the Democratic Radio Address today. Sestak called for “a new direction for America’s security,” today in the Democratic Radio Address while Bush used his weekly radio address to utter the same old refrain: “Stay the Course,” and he called […]

McCain ‘Tries’ to Rally Veterans for Allen and Allen Slips in the Polls

Wednesday night John McCain was stumping for George Allen in Virginia and this report of the event notes it was a flop. Jim Hodges of the DailyPress.com reports on McCain’s monkey gaffe that helped to bury Allen deeper in his own mire: First, Sen. George Allen, R-Va., wound up a few dozen veterans with a […]

Too Subtle

UPDATE: Anne Kornblut reports in the NY Times: “G.O.P. Deserts One of Its Own for Lieberman.”