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Entries by Chris Weigant from 07/2008

The Coming Together Of McCain And Obama On Iraq

| Posted 07.02.2008 | Politics

McCain knows that the electorate wants America out of Iraq, even faster than Obama has proposed. He also knows that his ties to Bush's foreign policy are an albatross around his neck.

What Would Abbie Hoffman Have Thought Of The Flag Lapel Pin Debate?

| Posted 07.04.2008 | Politics

Flag lapel pins are all the rage these days, but the battle over wearing the flag is older than you may have thought.

Friday Talking Points [38] -- Whiners And Cheeseheads

| Posted 07.11.2008 | Politics

Welcome back to Friday Talking Points, after a one-week hiatus! While plenty has happened in the past two weeks which bears close and careful analysis...

Obama Frames Iraq Right, Bush And McCain Slow To React

| Posted 07.14.2008 | Politics

McCain's going to have to come up with some new spin to explain why Obama and Maliki are now singing from the same songbook on timetables for withdrawal.

War Is Over (If Maliki Wants It)

| Posted 07.16.2008 | Politics

Without a microscopic examination of the seething cauldron of Iraqi partisan politics, it's safe to say that Maliki knows which way the wind is blowing. The Iraqi people want to know -- "when is the U.S. leaving?"

Friday Talking Points [39] -- Republican Elitism Edition

| Posted 07.18.2008 | Politics

For only the fourth (or fifth, depending on how you count) time in his presidency, George W. Bush had a veto overridden by both houses of Congress thi...

Charting The Electoral Math Looks Good For Obama

| Posted 07.21.2008 | Politics

It's been about a month since we last took a look under the microscope at the possible outcomes of the Electoral College vote this November, so it's time for an update.

Exclusive Interview: An M.I.T. And A Yale Professors' Cure For The Electoral College

| Posted 07.23.2008 | Politics

I had the chance recently to interview two professors in the field of statistics (from Yale University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology),...

Friday Talking Points [40] -- Obama Shines, McCain Whines

| Posted 07.25.2008 | Politics

Be careful what you wish for, John. That seems to be the message of the week for Senator John McCain. He took some campaign consultant's idea a few w...

Sixty Years After Desegregation, Ending "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"

| Posted 07.28.2008 | Politics

Being gay should be no more of a barrier to serving the United States military than being black now is. My guess is that sixty years from now, people will wonder what took us so long.

A Speech For Obama To Give... In Alaska

| Posted 07.30.2008 | Politics

Barack Obama made a campaign promise to visit the state of Alaska before the election. And what better time than right now to follow through on this promise?