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Monthly Archives: June 2011
(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
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
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
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
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
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
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