Monthly Archives: June 2011

Wisconsin Recall Update

(Ed. note: this is an expanded version of a quick post that went up yesterday) Time to take a look at the hottest political story of the summer; the Wisconsin recalls. The giant protests over Governor Scott Walker’s controversial union … Continue reading

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Senate Seat Series – Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX)

Kathryn Ann Bailey Hutchison is the retiring Republican Senator from Texas. She previously served as the Texas State Treasurer and in the Texas House of Representatives. (Updated: blogger Lawrence Person notes that several of the people listed here have already declared … Continue reading

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Had Enough Yet?

I should really stop apologizing; as I did yesterday, and just embrace my inner conspiracy theorist. Wave it around like a rainbow flag at a Gay Pride rally. Wear it around my neck like some nineties gangsta bling. Force people to look at … Continue reading

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A Necessary Tyranny

Nate posted a good article at Five Thirty Eight addressing the claims that Republicans may actually want the US to default rather than raising the debt ceiling. I certainly hope the nation is growing tired of the game of chicken … Continue reading

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Hot Fudge Sunday June 19th

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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Same Sex Marriage Passes the New York Senate

Last night the New York Senate voted to recognize same sex marriage by 36 to 26. New York becomes the sixth state to recognize such unions along with Massachusetts, Vermont, Connecticut, Iowa, New Hampshire, and Washington, D.C. I watched it happen live … Continue reading

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Free Forum Friday June 24th Edition

This week president Obama announced his withdrawal plans for the Afghanistan conflict in an address to the nation. 10,000 by Christmas and 33,000 by next summer. Is it enough? Many people don’t think so including members of the Democratic Party. … Continue reading

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Obama Bashing: Latest Progressive Sport or Media Meme?

Lately everyone seems to dislike the President. It’s obvious that Republicans as a whole have never taken him seriously but this week several progressive Democrats have been taking shots at him. At the sixth annual Netroots Nation Conference in Minneapolis … Continue reading

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The Democratic Super Majority Myth

Many critics of the Obama administration often claim that the President has failed to accomplish anything even when he had a super filibuster proof majority in the Senate. Most mistakenly think that he had a sixty vote Senate for the first two … Continue reading

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Commander Mark Kelly for US Senate?

Today Commander Mark Kelly, NASA Astronaut and Husband to US Representative Gabrielle Giffords, announced on his Facebook page his intention to retire from NASA effective October 1st. Kelly flew combat missions from the USS Midway (now a museum in San … Continue reading

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