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Entries by Chris Weigant from 05/2008

Friday Talking Points [30] -- "Mainstream Media Out To Lunch" Edition

| Posted 05.02.2008 | Politics

If every port on the West Coast of the United States of America was shut down because of a terrorist threat, do you think it would make the news? So d...

My Primary Picks -- "The Road Goes On Forever" Edition

| Posted 05.05.2008 | Politics

"The road goes on forever and the party never ends."--Robert Earl Keen   Tomorrow is yet another primary day in the Democratic presidential nomin...

August 28th -- A Good Date For Historic Speeches

| Posted 05.07.2008 | Politics

August 28th will be the final day of the Democratic National Convention. Unless Hillary Clinton soon acquires the ability to perform miracles, the nominee giving the acceptance speech is going to be Barack Obama.

Friday Talking Points [31] -- Time To Beat McCain

| Posted 05.09.2008 | Politics

Now that that's all over with, can we please focus on beating John McCain? Virtually everyone (with the possible exception of Hillary Clinton -- I gue...

New Rule For Uncommitted Superdelegates

| Posted 05.12.2008 | Politics

With sincere apologies to Bill Maher for stealing his schtick, I have a new rule. My new rule is for uncommitted Democratic superdelegates. The rule ...

Democratic Landslide In November?

| Posted 05.14.2008 | Politics

[Those of you who prefer "all cynicism all the time" should just skip this column, since I'm about to get blisteringly optimistic here. You have been...

Friday Talking Points [32] -- Democrats Throw Bush A Few Elbows

| Posted 05.16.2008 | Politics

Borah Peak, at 12,662 feet high, is the highest point in Idaho. [That may sound like a strange place to begin this column, but please bear with me.] I...

A Feel-Good Moment: Ed Rollins Hears "Death Knell" For GOP

| Posted 05.19.2008 | Politics

John McCain "can't win" if he's seen as "the Bush third term" -- this, from a Republican?

Interview With Political Science Professor Kenneth Janda

| Posted 05.21.2008 | Politics

Last Thanksgiving, I took a vacation from the blog and (while I was gone) I ran a series of speech transcripts from all eight of the Democratic candid...

Friday Talking Points [33] -- If It Quacks Like A Lame Duck...

| Posted 05.23.2008 | Politics

President George W. Bush, asked in a press conference why Republicans in the House and Senate are increasingly defying him, proven by the fact that do...

Memorial Day Thoughts

| Posted 05.26.2008 | Politics

There is an American flag flying in front of my house today. I am not right-wing, I am not pro-war, I am not making a political statement of any kind...

Friday Talking Points [34] -- General Election Preview

| Posted 05.30.2008 | Politics

As the primary election season sinks slowly in the West (South Dakota and Montana, to be exact), we turn our eyes (finally!) to the general election c...