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Entries by Chris Weigant from 01/2007

The Presidential Campaign Speech I'm Waiting To Hear

| Posted 01.03.2007 | Politics
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To begin with, I'd like to admit that I am a liberal. I can hear some of you gasp. That word has been stolen from Democrats and redefined by radical right wing Republicans to be an ugly, almost profane word.

The Brilliant Democratic Pre-Emptive Strike On Bush's Iraq Speech

| Posted 01.10.2007 | Politics
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Much to everyone's surprise, congressional Democrats are actually stealing President Bush's thunder before he gives his speech tonight.

Why Bush's Push Will Fail: The Incompetent Iraqi Army

| Posted 01.12.2007 | Politics
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Even if Maliki did everything Bush wanted him to, his plan is still going to fail, because it relies heavily on the Iraqi Army to pacify Baghdad. And the Iraqi Army is a joke.

"Issues That Really Matter"... Like Privacy

| Posted 01.17.2007 | Politics
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Democrats should add a privacy amendment to the United States Constitution: ""The people have an unalienable right to privacy in their persons, homes, property and data."

Catch-22 In Iraq (An Augmentation)

| Posted 01.24.2007 | Politics
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Yossarian tried one last-ditch effort. "But surely the press will point out to the president that failure is always an option, and that his plan is crazy?"

Reforming California's (And Everyone Else's) Primary

| Posted 01.26.2007 | Huffington Post

The gnomes in Sacramento voted to move the California primary last year, with virtually no public debate and very little media attention. Now they're tinkering with it again.

Bush Watch: "IC"-ky, Dummy, And Funny

| Posted 01.30.2007 | Politics
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In other words, Bush said, 'Democrat' wasn't a slur, I'm from Texas and don't know English.

How Congress Will Stop the War in Iraq

| Posted 01.31.2007 | Politics
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While there are strident voices on the left crying for immediate troop withdrawal, they need to realize that this is going to be a long, hard slog.