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UPDATED: We’ve Moved!!!

UPDATE: Please visit our new blog at TheDemocraticDaily.com. Dear Readers: We’re moving to a New Blog! I’m happy to announce that short of finishing some unpacking and little re-arranging, the new and improved Dem Daily Blog is now live. Come on over and check it out! This blog and all of the archives will remain […]

We’ve Moved!

We’ve moved to a New Blog! I’m happy to announce that short of finishing some unpacking and little re-arranging, the new and improved Dem Daily Blog is now live. Come on over and check it out! This blog and all of the archives will remain here online and in a few days the comments will […]

Funding The Red District Campaign: Officeholders and PAC’s

What is most difficult part of organizing the viable Red District Campaign? It is creating seed money funding and the resultant hiring of professional staff. When running against well-funded professionals, the Democratic Candidate needs professionals in his campaign as well. So it boils down to early money. As Emily’s List has said for so long: […]

They’re Lunatics

David Brooks tried to figure out why the Republican Party is in “shambles.” John Cole on Balloon Juice does a much better job explaining their problems: For starters, people got tired of being associated with these drooling retards. Then, when they realized that these drooling retards had ideological allies running the show in the Bush […]

Krugman: Conservatives Are Such Jokers

Sad but true… Paul Krugman nails the attitude of “today’s leading conservatives” who are “Reagan’s heirs.” If you’re poor, if you don’t have health insurance, if you’re sick — well, they don’t think it’s a serious issue. In fact, they think it’s funny. On Wednesday, President Bush vetoed legislation that would have expanded S-chip, the […]

Congressman Tim Ryan Endorses Chris Dodd

Congressman Tim Ryan, an outspoken opponent of the war and a consistent voice that speaks truth to power, has a fine diary up at DailyKos explaining his endorsement. It explains the process he went through to make this endorsement. It’s revealing of both Ryan and Dodd. Please read the original. Here’s my own reaction to […]

Bush’s Cynical, Callous SCHIP Veto

The line was drawn in the sand today… Bush followed through with his threat to veto State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), “in a sharp confrontation with Congress.” It was only the fourth veto of Bush’s presidency, and one that some Republicans feared could carry steep risks for their party in next year’s elections. The […]

Candidates, New Media and Supporting the Blogsphere

So if they understand the importance of the Blogsphere and The Social Networking Sphere why aren’t they supporting, in return, the very medium that gives them, essentially, a free unlimited forum?