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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. […]

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.”

In The ‘Sphere: Bush is Waiting for Iraq to Thank Him

Skippy says, that Maha says, that on Thursday Dan Froomkin revealed “what it will take for president bush to decide the Iraq mission is fulfilled so that our troops can leave.” He is waiting for Iraq to thank him… If that’s what he’s waiting for, Iraq, by all means thank the man. Send him flowers […]