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The Paradox of ‘Magic’

I just finished reading the great piece on Bruce Springsteen’s new album “Magic“, that is in the Sunday N.Y. Times. “In Love With Pop, Uneasy With the World” describes Springsteen’s journey through music and the world of politics. “Magic” is, musically, one of the most upbeat, accessible records he has made, even as its themes […]

Rudy Skips Minority Debate to Fundraise With Bo Derek

Compliments of The RealRudy.org: Enlightening… Read more.

First He Might… Then He Won’t

Newt Gingrich has had everyone buzzing about will he, won’t he for months now. He’s sent “so many hints pointing in so many different directions” that he’s made more than a few folks, “dizzy trying to follow them all.” But now, it appears, he’s made up his mind. Rick Tyler, Mr. Gingrich’s spokesman, confirmed today […]

Why Aren’t Democratic Candidates Supporting The Blogsphere?

If Blogger Owners and Writers, at great personal and financial expense, are supporting the Democratic efforts at all levels, why aren’t the Candidates returning the effort?

Rush Indignation

Rush indignation… it’s everywhere… from TPM Election Central: Breaking: White House Faults Rush Limbaugh Over “Phony Soldiers” Comment… That’s right… Even the White House didn’t get Rush’s back on this: Here’s a round-up of posts on Limbaugh’s “phoney soldiers” smear: Media Matters: Limbaugh falsely recasts “phony soldiers” smear TPM Election Central: Exclusive: Dem Rep To […]

Gingrich Ready to Step Into ’08 Race

Newt’s gearing up for ’08 after all, Politico reports: Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich will open a website by Monday in an effort to round up the $30 million in pledges that he says would be his ticket to entering the race for the 2008 Republican presidential nomination. A longtime adviser, J. Randolph Evans of […]

Soldiers Break Up Burma Protests, Seal Off Monasteries

The latest news on the democracy uprising in Burma is bleak. As the deadly crackdown intensifies in Burma it’s been reported that “security forces sealed off five monasteries that were focal points of previous mass marches, in a bid to prevent further demonstrations.” Official media said nine people were killed on Thursday as troops fired […]

Bruce Springsteen: “Last To Die”

Stuart Levine reviewed Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band’s new album, “Magic” for MSNBC , a couple of days ago. Levine notes, “The most political song is clearly “Last to Die,” an ode to what John Kerry said as American troops were leaving Vietnam.” Not to get picky here, but Levine should have said […]