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Entries by Chris Weigant from 10/2007

The Day After We Bomb Iran

| Posted 10.01.2007 | Politics

Twenty percent of the world's oil moves through the Straits of Hormuz every day, on supertankers. Imagine Iranian mines, torpedoes and missiles taking out oil tankers there.

Should The Census Count Illegal Immigrants?

| Posted 10.03.2007 | Politics

Maybe we'll wind up counting illegal immigrants as the framers of the Constitution may have intended: as three-fifths of a person.

Friday Democratic Talking Points [Vol. 4]

| Posted 10.05.2007 | Politics

[Welcome back to the weekly Friday Democratic Talking Points column (I'm still looking for a snappier title, by the way). This week, I've decided to ...

The Ron Paul Third-Party Scenario

| Posted 10.08.2007 | Politics

A few months ago, the chattering classes were all a-tizzy over the prospect of a Michael Bloomberg third-party bid for the White House. Nothing much ...

Sovereignty In Iraq

| Posted 10.10.2007 | Politics

If Maliki backs down he will have proven to his fellow countrymen that not even their own safety is more important to him than being a pawn of America.

Friday Democratic Talking Points [Vol. 5]

| Posted 10.12.2007 | Politics

Welcome back to the weekly talking points for Democrats appearing on television this weekend. Before I begin, I'd like to wish Ted Kennedy a fast and...

Will 2008 Be A Ho-Hum Election?

| Posted 10.15.2007 | Politics

What if the 2008 election is a real snooze-fest, and voters are barely motivated to go to the polls?

The Mud Will Fly In 2008

| Posted 10.17.2007 | Politics

This election could be decided by which side's base loathes the other side's candidate more.

Friday Talking Points [Vol. 6]

| Posted 10.19.2007 | Politics

Welcome to the sixth installment of the weekly suggestions for Democrats who are likely to appear on this weekend's chat shows. Previous installments...

On The Brink Of Regional War

| Posted 10.22.2007 | Politics

While Condi belatedly tries to calm everyone down, it's hard to see what ideas or leverage America has that could change much of anything.

D'oh! House GOP Website Pirates Simpsons Images?

| Posted 10.24.2007 | Politics

You would think that a press release from a ranking House committee minority member with "Commerce" in its name would be aware of copyright issues.

Friday Talking Points [Vol. 7]

| Posted 10.26.2007 | Politics

It's been a busy week in Washington, providing lots and lots of fodder for this week's Friday Talking Points column. After being named last week's Mos...

War Powers Constitutional Showdown Brewing

| Posted 10.29.2007 | Politics

Six House members -- three Republicans and three Democrats -- have joined together to introduce legislation strengthening the 1973 War Powers Act whic...

A Scary Hallowe'en Story

| Posted 10.31.2007 | Politics

I boarded the train in one of those Eastern European capitals that make you feel like you've stepped back about a century in time. The train car itse...