Monthly Archives: April 2011

Outrage at Republican Town Halls: Where’s the Media Now?

Paul Ryan‘s (fake) budget plan is receiving a great deal of criticism and not just from liberal Democrats. Ryan himself was booed at his own town hall by his own constituents. Nobody is buying dismantling Medicare to give tax cuts … Continue reading

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Channeling Your Inner Political Nerd

Sabato’s Crystal Ball has put out it’s first 2012 electoral speculation map. And while it’s really too early to make any legitimate forecast for 2012; particularly since there is no declared Republican candidate, it’s still fun to play around with … Continue reading

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Falling Apples

Sir Isaac Newton, 1667: “The apple falls from the tree!” (Discovering gravitational mechanics.) Political observer, 2010: “The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree!” (Discovering Rand Paul, son-of-Ron.) And now, in 2011, we spot yet another Paul-apple nestled up there … Continue reading

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Senate Seat Series – John Ensign (part II)

Update: the New York Times revealed that Senator Ensign is scheduled to discuss under oath on May fourth the issue of paying the husband and former Senate staffer of the woman he had an affair with $96,000. Ensign claims it … Continue reading

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Free Forum Friday April 22 Edition

Another lively week. Senator John Ensign resigned today (see our Senate Seat Series article on the NV Race). The DOW hit another post-crash high this week. It was the anniversary of Columbine, Waco, Oklahoma City, and Deepwater Horizon. Alabama’s Judge Moore … Continue reading

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Something in the Air

There may be something strange in the spring air. This is the week for disasters. On April 19, 1993, seventy-six people died after a fifty-day siege at the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas. One hundred sixty-eight people died in … Continue reading

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Senate Seat Series – The Long Game

The problem with winning too many seats in the Senate is that sooner or later you have to defend those seats. Every two years fully 1/3 of the Senate has to be renewed. Each state gets two senatorial seats. This … Continue reading

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