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Entries by Chris Weigant from 06/2008

What A Long, Strange Primary Trip It's Been

| Posted 06.02.2008 | Politics

Rather than a Vince Lombardi halftime pep talk about giving 110% in the second half, I'd like to review where we've been so far. This will be my final "picks" article for 2008.

Hillary Supporters: Which Side Are You On?

| Posted 06.04.2008 | Politics

Every time I visit an unabashedly pro-Hillary website and read the comments posted thereon, I keep thinking: Which side are you on?

Interview With Al Franken

| Posted 06.06.2008 | Politics

For all the people who scoffed at the idea of a former comedian running for such a high public office, it can now be strongly stated that Al Franken's Senate campaign is definitely no joke.

Senator Bill Nelson: Abolish The Electoral College

| Posted 06.09.2008 | Politics

The senator from Florida has just introduced a wide range of election reforms -- the biggest of which is getting rid of the Electoral College. Would this be a good idea, and is it even possible?

The 269-269 Electoral Tie Scenario

| Posted 06.11.2008 | Politics

So what would happen if the Electoral College tied? Well, it goes to the House of Representatives. And since the Democrats have an advantage in the House, you'd think "President Obama." But you'd be wrong.

Friday Talking Points [35] -- Tim Russert Memorial Edition

| Posted 06.13.2008 | Politics

Nobody seriously annoyed me this week, but I will launch a pre-emptive finger-wagging, to anyone on the left who can't resist the urge to be disrespectful of Tim Russert's memory right now.

Obama Should Go North To Alaska

| Posted 06.16.2008 | Politics

Alaska is going to be very close this year. This stems from Republican office-holders apparently trying to take the "first in political corruption" award away from Louisiana.

Where Is Hillary On The Campaign Trail?

| Posted 06.18.2008 | Politics

Hillary Clinton needs to start making some campaign appearances for Barack Obama and get on board the bandwagon in order to help this process along.

Friday Talking Points [36] -- End The Media's Pro-McCain Bias! Now!!

| Posted 06.20.2008 | Media

McCain has joked that the media is "his base" of support. It was a funny line, but there is a truth at its core: the media has been hard on Obama but unbelievably light on McCain. And this has to stop. Now.

In Honor Of George Carlin, Examining Nipplephobia And Buttcrackphobia In America

| Posted 06.23.2008 | Media

You would think, with cable television and the internet, that we've come a long way since Carlin's "Seven Word." But we really haven't.

Precedent George Bush

| Posted 06.25.2008 | Politics

Bush's term in office will be remembered for the precedents it set, particularly in relation to the presidential power, and the separation of powers between the three branches of U.S. government.

Friday Talking Points [37] -- Welcome, New Readers

| Posted 06.27.2008 | Politics

McCain flip-flops on torture, tax cuts, the religious right, Roe v. Wade, lobbyists, gay marriage, creationism, Iraq, talking to enemies, and just about any other subject you care to name.

Electoral Math, From Knucklebiter To Landslide

| Posted 06.30.2008 | Politics

I am ready to take a look at the map and do some electoral math. Now, we're still pretty far out from Election Day, but we've got to start somewhere.