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Kennedy on the Stem Cell Research Breakthrough

The WaPo reports on the new method that makes embryo-safe stem cells… Scientists have for the first time grown colonies of prized human embryonic stem cells using a technique that does not require the destruction of embryos, an advance that could significantly reshape the ethical and political debates that have long entangled the research. The […]

Media Matters Asks ‘Who Is Jonathan Kaplan?’

Media Matters has done an in depth follow-up to my piece here 2 days ago on Jonathan Kaplan — ‘Who Is Jonathan Kaplan?’ Kaplan got a little testy after a teleconference call with the media, during which John Kerry pointed out to him that the responsibility of the media is to “not allow them [Republicans] […]

John Kerry Responds to Wal-Mart Front Group’s Attacks on Working Americans, Democrats

On Tuesday, Herman Cain, a member of a prominent Wal-Mart front group, wrote a column posted on right wing website Townhall.com, comparing Democrats to Hezbollah terrorists. Cain is attacking Democrats who are calling on Wal-Mart to change their irresponsible business practices by calling them “Hezbocrats.” “Hezbocrats”??? WTF is that? John Kerry responded to these despicable […]

Bush Klings to Iraq, and Kerry is Correct

George W. Bush, “the rebel with a lost cause,” is clinging to Iraq for political dear life. He “continues to defy one thing above all: logic.” Everyday, he sounds more and more “like your average defiant teenager.” You know the routine –“the teenager won’t clean his room,” and likewise the “president won’t leave Iraq.” Joan […]

Bumper Sticker of the Day: Osama Bin Forgotten

As the Republicans continue to push the connection between Iraq and the war on terror, there is this classic statement to remind the hold-outs who still don’t get that there is no connection: As reported below, 51% in a recent poll see no connection between Iraq and the terror fight. The bumper sticker above is […]

Americans Are Not Buying Link Between Iraq and Terror Fight Anymore

According to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll, “Americans increasingly see the war in Iraq as distinct from the fight against terrorism, and nearly half believe President Bush has focused too much on Iraq to the exclusion of other threats.” The finding that 51 percent of those surveyed see no link between the war […]

Another Self-Destructing GOP Senator

Conrad Burns has been practicing a theory of self-destruction this summer. A few months ago Burns (R-Mont.) “offered this blunt self-assessment a few months ago: “I can self-destruct in one sentence,” he told supporters. “Sometimes in one word.”” A new video released this week by his Democratic challenger, Jon Tester, shows Burns, 71, joking to […]

The Iraq Civil War, Civil War Has Begun

The Iraq Civil War, Civil War has begun… the partisans are lining up and some are bailing on Bush. It’s official: The Iraq Civil War has begun — not necessarily in Iraq, but in Washington, where an all-out fight has broken out over whether what is happening on the Tigris can be called a civil […]