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All-Thumbs White House

As soon as Democrats took over Congress, it became clear that, as political as this Administration has been, Bush, Cheney and Rove have no aptitude for the process. For six years, with a rubber-stamp Republican Congress, there was no need for the give-and-take, negotiating, compromises and tradeoffs normally involved in governing. Now, every day brings […]

More Bad News…

I don’t know about the rest of you, but I’m on overload still with all the news from the VA Tech killings (thanks to the thoughtless execs at NBC) and now there’s been another shooting incident at the Johnson Space Center in Texas. Krazypuppy at Texas Kaos sums it up: God. NASA security personnel as […]

Cho’s Family Statement to VT and The World

“We are humbled by this darkness”

Funny and Honest Comment: Carville

‘I didn’t just experiment…’

EXCLUSIVE: Teresa Heinz Kerry Discusses Women’s Health & The Environment with The Democratic Daily

When asked a few weeks ago if I was interested in submitting 3 questions to Teresa Heinz Kerry for a brief interview in conjunction with her Conference on Women’s Health & the Environment, which is being held in Pittsburgh today, I jumped at the chance. For the past 12 years I have been in the […]

Gonzales… A Dull-witted Apparatchik

Ouch! The N.Y. Times editorial board held back nothing, in their piece today about Gonzales in the cat bird seat at yesterday’s Senate Judicial Committee Hearing. Concise, snarky and too the point, the N.Y. Times pinned Gonzales “as a dull-witted apparatchik incapable of running one of the most important departments in the executive branch.” Citing […]

Live Blogging the Women’s Health and Environment Conference (Updated – 4)

Good morning from lovely Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – home of the fabulous Teresa Heinz Kerry and host today to her Women’s Health and Environment Conference. I’m sharing a laptop with an aircard, so I don’t know how often I’ll be able to post today, but I’ll try to keep you updated on the proceedings.