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Entries by Chris Weigant from 11/2008

Barack Obama Is Smarter Than Us

| Posted 11.03.2008 | Politics

The Obama campaign did not leak, and they did not squabble amongst themselves in public -- right there, two astounding feats that no other candidate in the race could manage.

Final Electoral Math -- My Election Picks

| Posted 11.04.2008 | Politics

About the Cartoonist  |  Reprint Policy Because it's Election Day, I'm not going to give a detailed analysis of the past week's polls, as I...

Friday Talking Points [54] -- Republican Fossilization

| Posted 11.07.2008 | Politics

Welcome back to Friday Talking Points. Of course, the big question on everyone's mind right now is: What is going on up in Minnesota? Al Franken is t...

Election 2008 Odds and Ends -- Waiting for Missouri and Alaska, Pro-Marijuana Initiatives and More...

| Posted 11.10.2008 | Politics

We have had a virtual news blackout on what is going on in the two states we're waiting for -- Missouri's presidential results, and Alaska's senatorial results. Here is what I managed to find out.

Anonymity Of "Obama Is A Muslim" Emails Constitutionally-Protected?

| Posted 11.12.2008 | Politics

Emails saying absolutely anything about a candidate could not only be sent anonymously, but whoever sends them would actually be allowed to break any sort of anti-spam laws to do so.

Friday Talking Points [55] -- "Bretton Woods II"? Not Quite.

| Posted 11.14.2008 | Politics

I have to begin here today by stomping all over a cutesy term the media has come up with for the upcoming economic "summit" George W. Bush is holding ...

Memo To Right-Wing: Withdrawal Timetable Now Doubleplusgood

| Posted 11.17.2008 | Politics

I'm on a lot of strange press lists, so I get a lot of strange press releases, but this is the first time I've ever gotten one from another dimension, I have to admit.

Is Hillary Nomination Offer A Red Herring?

| Posted 11.19.2008 | Politics

You've got to ask yourself -- why is this the only story that has leaked in this fashion from the transition team?

Friday Talking Points [56] -- Turkeys Everywhere!

| Posted 11.21.2008 | Politics

While today is not officially Turkey Day, I will warn you in advance that it's going to be a theme running through today's column, like gravy through ...

A Response To Rep. Elijah Cummings

| Posted 11.24.2008 | Politics

The loopholes which allow such corporate excess were not exactly handed down to Moses on tablets -- each and every loophole was approved by Congress.

Guest Column: Why Obama's Election Should Be Considered Historic

| Posted 11.26.2008 | Politics

For only the third time in this column's two-and-a-half year history (see note below), I am turning over my soapbox to a guest columnist. As with bot...