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Entries by Chris Weigant from 04/2008

Questions For Petraeus

| Posted 04.02.2008 | Politics

If only Maliki had waited two or three weeks, Petraeus and Crocker could have testified that everything was hunky-dory in Iraq, and gotten out of Washington unscathed.

Friday Talking Points [26]

| Posted 04.04.2008 | Politics

Since the campaigns of both Senator Hillary Clinton and Senator Barack Obama have seemingly taken my advice earlier this week, and are both concentrat...

More Questions For Petraeus

| Posted 04.07.2008 | Politics

What would it take for America to tell Maliki that we aren't going to support the Iraqi Army in any military offensive?

Mark Penn, Designated Scapegoat?

| Posted 04.09.2008 | Politics

This is an interesting move for Clinton: it could truly be an effort to reunite the party by distancing herself from the mudslinging -- which will help the party whether she's the nominee or not.

Friday Talking Points [27] -- Petraeus Week

| Posted 04.11.2008 | Politics

Thus endeth another Petraeus week on Capitol Hill. I have to say, I was impressed at the caliber of the questions asked, but severely disappointed at ...

The Olympic Torch Relay's Nazi Origin

| Posted 04.14.2008 | Politics

Don't pretend that the torch protests sully some pure tradition in a way it has never before been sullied. This particular tradition began in shame, not in purity.

Debate Questions I'd (Still) Like To Ask

| Posted 04.16.2008 | Politics

Unfortunately these questions remain largely unanswered, almost two months after the last debate.

Friday Talking Points [28] -- It's Debatable...

| Posted 04.18.2008 | Politics

The twenty-first debate of the Democratic presidential nomination race happened this week. Much fulminating in the blogosphere immediately followed. ...

Place Your Bets! Call Pennsylvania And The Nomination

| Posted 04.21.2008 | Politics

Since we've got a primary tomorrow, it's (once again) time to "put up or shut up," and make a prediction for Pennsylvania. Plus, since it's also appr...

House Republicans Overwhelmingly Desert Bush On Medicaid Rules

| Posted 04.23.2008 | Politics

For an election-year issue, this is hard to beat. Which is obviously why two-thirds of House Republicans jumped ship from Bush's position.

Friday Talking Points [29] -- Pennsylvania Fallout

| Posted 04.25.2008 | Politics

It was a telling sign that neither Democratic candidate saw fit to visit Punxsutawney before the Pennsylvania primary. Nobody wanted the press to rem...

299 Superdelegates On The Wall...

| Posted 04.28.2008 | Politics

Since Super Tuesday, every time Hillary picks up one superdelegate, Obama picks up three. If this continues, he is going to pass her very soon, and gain the lead in superdelegates.

A Challenge To John McCain: Buy Your Own Health Insurance

| Posted 04.30.2008 | Politics

I challenge McCain to be the first to do what he is asking all Americans to do: give up his employer-based health care, and purchase his own health insurance on the open market.