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Barbara Boxer’s In The House

In the past 3 1/2 years of political blogging I’ve had the opportunity to meet quite a few politicians. From my days in New Hampshire for the ’04 primary to various political events here in the Los Angeles area, I’ve got a growing list of Democratic leaders past and present who I have had the […]

Kerry Defends Democrats’ Wartime Service With A Passion

John Kerry has made it a personal mission to defend veterans who are running as Democrats in this year’s congressional mid-term elections from attacks by Republican’s and their pack of smear spreaders. “His efforts on behalf of veterans” Rick Klein of the Boston Globe says, “could leave him with a corps of fiercely loyal supporters […]

Report: Halliburton-KBR May Block Congressional Oversight

We can’t handle the truth, but we can foot the bill? Is a little transparency too much to ask? According to an article in last Saturday’s Washington Post, an audit by the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction accuses Halliburton subsidiary KBR Inc. of stamping virtually every report to the government “proprietary.” According to the […]

John Kerry on New Global Climate Change Study

A report was published today on the economics of global warming Link to report. The report was produced by Nick Stern, the former chief economist of the World Bank and currently the Head of the UK Government Economic Service. The key conclusion is that the benefits of strong early action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions […]

Bush Appointee Said to Reject Advice on Endangered Species

More news today of the Bush administration rejecting the recommendations of scientists… Sound familiar – think Global Warming. This time it’s endangered species. A senior Bush political appointee at the Interior Department has rejected staff scientists’ recommendations to protect imperiled animals and plants under the Endangered Species Act at least six times in the past […]