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Entries by Chris Weigant from 03/2009

The Fat Cat In The Hat, Conservasneetches, And Obama's Budget

| Posted 03.02.2009 | Politics

Today is apparently Dr. Seuss Day. Who knew? In the spirit of this not-so-solemn occasion, I considered writing today's entire column in Seuss-ian l...

Senate Rejects McCain In Bipartisan Fashion

| Posted 03.04.2009 | Politics

The bottom line of this story is that nine out of forty-one Republican senators just broke ranks with their party and voted to strip a McCain amendment from a budget bill.

Friday Talking Points [68] -- Obamacare Pre-Emptive Strike, And An Anti-Rush Slogan Contest

| Posted 03.06.2009 | Politics

If you're just browsing by for the Rush Limbaugh contest, you can just scroll down to the end, to talking point number seven. Because we're going to ...

Why Won't Harry Reid Kill Budget Filibusters?

| Posted 03.09.2009 | Politics

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has a very powerful tool at his disposal, but (true to form) he's not even admitting it exists, much less threatenin...

Exclusive Interview With Rep. Bruce Braley, Populist Caucus Founder And Chairman

| Posted 03.11.2009 | Politics

Representative Bruce Braley recently announced the formation of a new congressional caucus dedicated to the economic concerns of the middle class. Th...

Friday Talking Points [69] -- It's All Too Much (For Republicans To Take)

| Posted 03.13.2009 | Politics

In today's main event we will discuss the idiocy of the most recent Republican talking point -- "Obama's trying to do too much, too fast" (which is we...

Missing The Point On AIG Bonuses

| Posted 03.16.2009 | Politics

It's easy to get outraged at the announcement that AIG will be paying over one hundred and fifty million dollars out as bonuses, after taxpayers have ...

A Surprise In Obama's Poll Numbers

| Posted 03.18.2009 | Politics

Rather than looking at the overall picture of how Obama's doing in the polls, I have been noticing something interesting which I don't believe others have picked up on.

Friday Talking Points [70] -- Ride The Populist Wave!

| Posted 03.20.2009 | Politics

For all the ink spilled over President Barack Obama's appearance on Jay Leno's Tonight Show, I have to wonder... does anyone remember Richard Nixon's ...

Mysterious And Toxic Terminology

| Posted 03.23.2009 | Politics

It may already be too late to even suggest this, but I think we need a better term than "toxic assets" (or "toxic mortgages" or "toxic" anything else)...

Question For Obama: How About A Science-Based Drug Policy?

| Posted 03.25.2009 | Politics

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Friday Talking Points [71] -- Historically Speaking (From A TelePrompTer)

| Posted 03.27.2009 | Politics

Those who do not know history are, as we all know, doomed to repeat it. But there should be some sort of special doom reserved for those who actually...

Oh, The Humanity! Godless Huffington Post Commenters Wickedly Destroying Conservatism

| Posted 03.30.2009 | Media

Due to a genetic deformity among conservatives, they are seemingly born without being able to spot irony in all its delicious forms.