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The Narrative Gap

I know the Democrats have better values than the Republican Leadership and I know they have better plans, so why does it seem like we are at such a disadvantage? I had an amazing week where the universe gave me many gifts and my politics merged with my life. I walked away with some new […]

Bush Keeps Revising Iraq War Justification

The media is finally making note of this… Bush keeps revising his explanation for why the U.S. is in Iraq, moving from narrow military objectives at first to history-of-civilization stakes now. Initially, the rationale was specific: to stop Saddam Hussein from using what Bush claimed were the Iraqi leader’s weapons of mass destruction or from […]

Congress Poised to Cut Taxes and Domestic Programs for Additional Defense Funding

Here is another sad example of disadvantaged kids losing out so that high-income Americans can enjoy another tax cut. The Center for Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) released a report this past Friday that looks at some last-minute business Congress took care of before heading home to campaign. According to the report, $5.3 billion that […]

Kerry Throws Down the Gauntlet in NH

John Kerry threw down the gauntlet last night in NH and those who watched his speech at NH’s Jefferson Jackson Dinner know exactly what I am talking about. The speaker was on fire, the crowd was couldn’t get enough, the standing ovations just kept on coming. John Kerry fired away at the Bush administration and […]

Ohio GOP’s Financial Support Wavering

More bad news for the GOP in Ohio… As the GOP scrambles nationwide to retain its majority, scandal-ridden Ohio appears to be falling off the financial radar screen. Television time is being forsaken for House candidates. And national promotions of the state’s gubernatorial candidate by the Republican Governors Association popped up, then disappeared. Ohio Republicans […]

Coming Up on ‘FOX News Sunday’ – John Kerry

In an exclusive interview on Fox News Sunday, Sen. John Kerry will be sounding off on national security. UPDATE: Kerry on Fox New Sunday (Video): Bush Administration “Living in a World of Make-Believe”

The Man Without a Plan

It’s no small secret at this point that George W. Bush rarely embarks on anything with a plan. There was no plan for Iraq. When Hurricane Katrina hit, Bush sat by and watched — or more aptly flew by and peeked at the disaster on the ground. He put Brownie in charge and we all […]

In NH Kerry Talks to Blogger and Tells NH Voters “Hodes is Best Man for Job”

John Kerry spent some serious time ont he stump in NH yesterday and while he was there he took a little time to reach out to a NH Blogger. This post on Blue Granite tells the story: NH-02: So I’m on the Phone with John Kerry, and… Ok, that’s really my whole story, that and […]