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Entries by Chris Weigant from 11/2009

Obama Poll Watch [October 2009] -- Flattening Trends

| Posted 11.02.2009 | Politics

Is the absence of a trend a trend? Much like Sherlock Holmes' non-barking nocturnal canine, the remarkable thing about President Barack Obama's poll n...

One Year After Obama's Election: Still Smarter...Than The Alternative

| Posted 11.04.2009 | Politics

What puts this first year in perspective for me is that: Obama may not be smarter than all of us, but he sure is smarter by a long shot than McCain would have been. And that, for now, is enough for me.

Friday Talking Points [100] -- Whigging Out

| Posted 11.06.2009 | Politics

I will explain that silly subtitle in a moment, but first we've got to delve even deeper into rampant silliness. If such silliness and unseriousness ...

Cold War's End -- The Wall Comes Down

| Posted 11.09.2009 | Politics

The fall of The Wall signified the fall of the Soviet Union, and an end to the Cold War. And while this was of enormous historical import, I fear that future generations won't really pay much attention to it.

President Obama At Fort Hood Memorial

| Posted 11.11.2009 | Politics

I present the transcript of President Obama's remarks at yesterday's memorial service for those killed in the tragedy at Fort Hood in Texas.

Friday Talking Points [101] -- Count Me With The Misfits

| Posted 11.13.2009 | Politics

Whether or not Harry Reid ever gets his act together, the achievement of Nancy Pelosi getting healthcare reform legislation should stand on its own as an admirable political achievement.

Health Care Reform Struggle Will Not End This Year

| Posted 11.16.2009 | Politics

No matter what healthcare bill passes, it is not going to remain static. It is going to be revisited again and again over the next few decades. That's how lawmaking works.

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed And An Independent Department Of Justice

| Posted 11.18.2009 | Politics

The upcoming trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed has revealed that a whole lot of people have totally and utterly forgotten the way our system of justice is designed to operate.

Friday Talking Points [102] -- Harry Reid's Glacial Progress Grinds On

| Posted 11.20.2009 | Politics

Harry Reid thinks he's got enough votes, but then this is the reason why the vote keeps getting pushed back -- because he's obviously still scrambling for the final few votes before he moves ahead.

Democrats Now "All In" On Healthcare Reform

| Posted 11.23.2009 | Politics

Let's look at the poker hand we've been dealt on health care reform. Democrats have now officially gone from "pot committed" to "all in." The stakes, to be blunt, have been raised until they are as high as they can go.

On Whores

| Posted 11.25.2009 | Politics

I was kind of hoping I wouldn't have to address this subject, but an etymological battle in Washington seems to have just been stirred up further, mea...

White House Gate Crashing, From Andrew Jackson To Grace Slick

| Posted 11.30.2009 | Politics

While Washington is all a-twitter over two society climbers crashing the gates at an Obama soirée, in the grand sweep of history, it was a fairly minor event. No one was in danger, and no real harm was done, nobody got dosed with LSD.