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Entries by Bill Scher from 11/2008

The Substance Election

| Posted 11.05.2008 | Politics

Much will be made of McCain's "mistakes" in his campaign, as conservatives will seek to blame his performance for their shrinking minority status, to shift blame away from their own policies.

Newsflash: More Than 60% See President-Elect Obama As "Liberal"

| Posted 11.06.2008 | Politics

The liberal boogeyman card could not be played, no matter how hard they tried. Perceived fear of liberals is far outweighed by the disgust of the actual damage conservatives have wrought.

The Next Bailout: Handouts or Hybrids?

| Posted 11.10.2008 | Green

With the auto industry in dire straits, we taxpayers have maximum leverage to demand the cars necessary to help lower energy costs, cut carbon emissions and reduce our dependency on foreign oil.

The Conservative "Secular Problem" Deepens

| Posted 11.11.2008 | Politics

If conservatives want to prevent young voters -- two-thirds of whom support Obama -- from remaining liberal Democrats for their rest of their lives, hating on gays is not exactly the best way to do it.

Karl Rove's Bad Advice

| Posted 11.14.2008 | Politics

Bending over backwards to pander to conservative Christians will only further worry secular voters that conservatives don't properly prioritize issues that are most important to good governing.

Build, Baby, Build: An Opportunity For Unity

| Posted 11.18.2008 | Politics

Do conservatives want their spawn to be carping 75 years from now that public investment didn't create a clean energy economy, didn't establish high-speed rail, and didn't lift our economy out of the ditch?

Progressive Mandate At Work: Waxman Named House Energy Chair

| Posted 11.20.2008 | Green

This is victory for the public interest in passing strong global warming legislation over the self-interest of protecting an inflexible seniority system for key congressional posts.

The Trillion Dollar Scare Tactic

| Posted 11.24.2008 | Business

Flashing a trillion dollar deficit bugaboo is a meaningless scare tactic. Let's have a real debate on the merits of the specific public investments proposed.

Applying Mitt-o-nomics To The Citigroup Bailout

| Posted 11.25.2008 | Business

Obviously, Citigroup must have kept secret its unionized workforce. Otherwise, how could it be suffering from such outrageous labor costs! These insidious underground unions must be rooted out and destroyed.