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Quote Of The Day: ‘I am a deceiver and a liar’

This is almost as good as hearing this admission from Dubya… (we can dream – right?): “I am guilty of sexual immorality, and I take responsibility for the entire problem,” Haggard wrote. “I am a deceiver and a liar. There is a part of my life that is so repulsive and dark that I’ve been […]

News from “Madrid for Congress” Headquarters in Albuquerque

Reader Dotti J sent me an email a few hours ago… Great news: “Albuquerque Journal” poll today’s paper: 2006 Key Race – District 1 Albuquerque NM: Patrica Madrid (D) 49% – “Rubber Stamper” Incumbent Heather Wilson (R) 44%, and the tide is turning to Madrid after a neck and neck 44%. Yes! GO DEMS!

DIRTY TRICKS: NRCC Slamming Democratic Voters with Repeat Calls

It’s dirty tricks time for the National Republican Congressional Committee and the are up to it big time again. The audacity is astounding – simply astounding… Yesterday, for the 2nd straight day, Democratic field offices in New Hampshire “received dozens of phone calls and e-mails from frustrated voters upset about repeated automated phone calls they […]

What A Difference Two Years Makes

The N.Y. Times acknowledged in an editorial today that much has changed in the past two years. It’s not getting better in America — it’s getting worse. I think we all know that around here. It’s bad enough the the N.Y. Times isn’t endorsing any ‘moderate’ Republicans this election. Smart move… On Tuesday, when this […]

Vennochi Got It Half Right

As a new resident of Massachusetts, I’ve been amazed, frustrated, and often, infuriated by the snide, petty political reporting of the Boston Globe, and its snarky corps of local oped writers (the wonderfully thoughtful and intelligent Tom Oliphant took an early retirement, much to my sorrow, and the Globe’s loss). It has taken me years […]

Economist.com Botches the Math in Its Upbeat Article

The often cited British economics online publication Economist.com (The Economist) released an article last Friday November 3rd called A Boost on Jobs. The report quoted the latest unemployment rate of 4.4 and went on to talk about an increase in earnings. The article over-states the annualized October increase in Average Hourly Earnings by a factor […]

It’s Tough to be Red in a Blue State

Oh, the pity party has begun over at the Boston Herald today, with Jules Crittenden bemoaning how tough it is to be Red in a Blue State, particularly the great state of Massachusetts. I can’t help but laugh at Jules column today, as I originally hail from Massachusetts myself. While he’s busy harping on his […]

Some Call It ‘Botched’ — Kerry Played the GOP

Here we are a couple of days before the mid-terms and the D.C. pundit and consultant society would rather carp about John Kerry’s comment last Monday that created a rather ridiculous firestorm from the right wing. We all know that some in the trade are already lined up with their chosen ’08 candidates — these […]