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Keep New Hampshire’s Primary Special

I ran across this editorial from my hometown newspaper today in my Yahoo Kerry news alert. Newburyport, MA is on the MA/NH border, it’s a beautiful coastal town with a rich history. I’m of the frame of mind that NH primary is something very special, and it’s important to preserve that. The Daily News of […]

A Chilling Reminder

As we head into the 2006 election season, the NY Times says today, “The last thing this country needs as it heads into this election season is another attempt to push the intelligence agencies to hype their conclusions about the threat from a Middle Eastern state.” That’s what happened in 2002, when the administration engineered […]

The Blotter: Whistleblowers Say State Farm Cheated Katrina Victims

The anniversary of Hurricane Katrina is approaching and the stories of corruption and fraud regarding recovery in the area continue. Here’s a few quips from The Blotter today: Exclusive: Whistleblowers Say State Farm Cheated Katrina Victims State Farm Insurance supervisors systematically demanded that Hurricane Katrina damage reports be buried or replaced or changed so that […]

Bigots and Hypocrites

Racism and bigotry have been hot topics in the news in recent weeks. From the Mel Gibson episode to George Allen, to stories involving schoolchildren. Here’s a few of the headline stories of the day on the topic: Alleged Slur Casts Spotlight On Senator’s (Jewish?) Roots Bush Administration Opposes Integration Plans Fairfax Native Says Allen’s […]

John Kerry: Lamont Has the Courage To Defy Bush and the War

Today’s Wall Street Journal has published a letter to the editor from John Kerry on Ned Lamont. The LTTE section of the WSJ is subscription only, a copy of the LTTE was made available to The Democratic Daily: Lamont Has the Courage To Defy Bush and the War August 25, 2006; Page A15 The sentiments […]

The Keys to the Creation of the American Empire

Gary Hart compares the U.S. to Rome and he’s on the money… Twenty-first Century Rome For those of us who believe history holds valuable lessons, there is instruction to be had from the experience of other great powers. In the particular case of the American Republic it is important to consider the history of other […]

Privacy: A Right to Defend

The Boston Globe has an OP/ED from the Rev. Robert F. Drinan on the recent decision by Justice Anna Diggs Taylor, that Bush’s move to bypass FISA was unconstitutional: Privacy: A right to defend By Rev. Robert F. Drinan | August 24, 2006 SOMETIMES, AS IN the case of the current domestic surveillance controversy, it’s […]