Monthly Archives: May 2011

Republicans Obstruct Recess Appointments

Senate Republicans will prevent President Obama from making any recess appointments this week by keeping the Senate in pro forma session. Essentially, a Senate member from a nearby state will come in and briefly open and close the session on the days the Senate … Continue reading

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A Different Memoriam: Defenders of Everyone

Memorial Day is a day when we remember those who sacrificed. Usually this means people who died in battle in order to preserve freedom and individual rights against those who would seek to quash them. And that’s as it should be. American … Continue reading

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This Ain’t Your Grandpa’s Republican Party

America has had some notable Republican Presidents, a couple of whom are carved into the face of Mt. Rushmore. Abraham Lincoln was America’s first Republican President but he had not always been a Republican. He had previously been a member … Continue reading

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Hot Fudge Sunday May 29

Sundays bring us the political talk shows. If you see something interesting on one of them, jump on the comment board and talk about it. According to Politico, here is the lineup for this week’s shows: Meet the Press (NBC) … Continue reading

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The Revolution Can No Longer Be Televised

Songwriter and pioneer of Hip-hop Gil Scott-Heron died today from complications from an illness he picked up from a European trip. We did an article not long ago that chronicled the Egyptian revolution ‘The Revolution Will Be Tweeted‘ in contrast to his … Continue reading

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Free Forum Friday May 27th Edition

Whacky political week. Democrats won a long standing Republican seat in New York by defending Medicare against Paul Ryan‘s plan to dismantle it. New York-26 has been an historically Republican district yet the voters elected a Democrat for the first time in decades. Is … Continue reading

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Paul Ryan Run Out of Town by Pitchforks and Hoverounds™

(Updated: Paul Ryan’s plan failed to pass the Senate 57-40 with five Repblicans breaking rank: Snowe, Collins, Brown, Murkowski, and Rand Paul) No matter how Republicans will spin Kathy Hochul’s victory in New York’s 26th District, this was largely about … Continue reading

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New York 26 Looks to Have Gone Democratic

Polls are closed in New York’s special election to replace Representative Mike Lee after an Internet infidelity scandal. A traditionally Republican district, New York 26 appears to have elected Democrat Kathy Hochul (48%) in a three way race with Republican … Continue reading

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“It’s Alive!” The Republican Franken-Candidate

Many critics (including me) have postulated that there isn’t one potential Republican candidate that doesn’t have an Achilles Heel. Romney has Romneycare (and the Mormon thing). Huntsman has the ‘Obama supported me’ (and the Mormon thing). Pawlenty has the boring … Continue reading

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Mitch Daniels Not Running

Just after midnight on May 22nd, 2011 Mitch Daniels released a memo to his constituents informing them he will not run for President in 2012. The GOP had hoped the Indiana Governor would get in the race as a serious … Continue reading

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