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Entries by Chris Weigant from 09/2007

Anti-War Slogan Contest Winners

| Posted 09.03.2007 | Politics

The long weekend is almost over, which means it's time to announce the winners of our anti-war slogan contest. Once again, there was a flood of excell...

September: Democrats' Last Chance To Show Some Backbone

| Posted 09.04.2007 | Politics

It's September, and Congress is back in Washington. I hope they got nice and rested on their month-long vacation, because the next month is going to ...

Watch Basra

| Posted 09.05.2007 | Politics

Watch Basra. Because as goes Basra may go the entire Iraq debate in Washington.

500 Days

| Posted 09.07.2007 | Politics

If I've programmed my Bush clock correctly, the minute I post this blog is exactly 500 days from Inaugural Day 2008.

Open Letter To Speaker Pelosi And Majority Leader Reid

| Posted 09.10.2007 | Politics

Either the polls are lying to me, or you guys are just ignoring the public and conspiring to prove that Democrats have no backbone whatsoever.

What Democrats Need To Say Before Bush's Speech

| Posted 09.12.2007 | Politics

Democrats in Congress have to quickly decide what to do about this state of affairs. If they aren't careful, Republicans could wind up owning the "withdrawal" as a political issue.

Memo To Democrats: Talking Points

| Posted 09.14.2007 | Politics

So Petraeus and Crocker have reported, President Bush has spoken to the nation, and the congressional war debate is slated to begin in earnest next we...

An Anti-War March, Schenck v. United States, And Free Speech

| Posted 09.17.2007 | Politics

When it comes to citizens celebrating their freedom of speech, peaceable assembly, and petitioning the government for redress of grievances in Washington, it always boils down to a numbers game. How many people attended?

Counting Senate Votes On Iraq... 56... 57... 60... 67....

| Posted 09.19.2007 | Politics

When you parse it all out, it comes down to 50-50 on the subject of Iraq, but there are four names being floated as candidates for GOP aisle-crossing.

Friday Democratic Talking Points

| Posted 09.21.2007 | Politics

Why are Democrats so lame on basic PR? Someone asked me that question on my blog the other day, and I didn't really have an answer. Why are Democrats...

Is It Time For Harry Reid To Step Down?

| Posted 09.24.2007 | Politics

Is it time to call on Harry Reid to step down from his position as Senate Majority Leader? This column poses the question, but admittedly, provides no...

A Truly Original Foreign Policy Idea: Public Talks

| Posted 09.26.2007 | Politics

If two groups of peoples in violent disagreement with each other on the world's stage (be they different countries, dispossessed groups, or factions w...

Friday Democratic Talking Points

| Posted 09.28.2007 | Politics

Time for another round of Democratic talking points, for the benefit of whoever's going to be on this weekend's Sunday morning talk shows (or for any ...