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Entries by Chris Weigant from 03/2010

Primary Season Begins

| Posted 03.01.2010 | Politics

For many on the Left, primary season officially got going today, with the announcement that Senator Blanche Lincoln will face a very credible Democratic opponent in the Arkansas primary.

Obama Poll Watch -- February, 2010

| Posted 03.03.2010 | Politics

The president's approval and disapproval numbers are within kissing distance. When will Obama turn this around? Will he turn this around?

Friday Talking Points [114] -- When Will Rahm Go? Place Your Bets!

| Posted 03.05.2010 | Politics

The debate outside the Beltway (and, increasingly, inside the Beltway as well) is whether Rahm Emanuel should leave his job sooner, or later.

Fred Phelps' Hatemongering and the First Amendment

| Posted 03.08.2010 | Politics

Fred Phelps and his "church" are the ones who arrive at various places and events all across the country, waving hate-filled signs which convey his belief that God hates the US, homosexuals, the U.S. military, and dead American soldiers.

Banning Earmarks

| Posted 03.10.2010 | Politics

It's more fun to watch Massa's implosion on nationwide television, but we shouldn't allow this to distract us from what could shape up this year as a contest between Democrats and Republicans over who can denounce earmarks the loudest.

Friday Talking Points [115] -- Git 'Er Done!

| Posted 03.12.2010 | Politics

Call it the calm before the storm. What everyone's waiting on is for Congress to leap into action. But, in a surprising twist, this time it might actually happen.

Can Democrats Govern?

| Posted 03.15.2010 | Politics

The slogan "Elect a lot of Democrats so that we can stop the Republican agenda, and waste a lot of time fooling around with things we can't pass" just isn't going to cut the mustard.

Saint Patrick and the Snakes

| Posted 03.17.2010 | Religion

By bringing Christianity to so many of the Irish people, Patrick was a major instrument of Christianity supplanting the Druids. And, by doing so, Patrick "drove the snakes into the sea" in a metaphorical way.

Friday Talking Points [116] -- Is It Sausage Yet?

| Posted 03.19.2010 | Politics

If nothing else comes of it, you've got to admit that the health reform movement has given a lot of people a very detailed education about the sausage-making process in Washington.

Health Reform Post-Mortem

| Posted 03.22.2010 | Politics

In order to get anything done this year, things are going to have to move a lot faster than health reform moved. The pace has to be stepped up from "glacial."

Republicans Embrace "Party of No" Label

| Posted 03.24.2010 | Politics

If Republicans continue their tantrum once the Senate passes the reconciliation bill, it's going to be a lot easier for Democrats to convince independents that they, the Democrats, are the adults in the room.

Friday Talking Points [117] -- Piece Of Cake

| Posted 03.26.2010 | Politics

What a week! Into the cake mix that was this week went triumphant House votes, Senate votes, and then even another House vote, just for good luck. We...

Tea Party Excess?

| Posted 03.29.2010 | Politics

I'm not saying the Tea Party wackadoodles shouldn't be exposed by the Left, to show the lunacy and nastiness being openly displayed by some Tea Partiers. But it doesn't mean the movement itself is solely comprised of such gadflies.

Is Your Email Private?

| Posted 03.31.2010 | Technology

Is your email private? You may think it is, but you may also be surprised how easy it is for law enforcement to access it without a warrant.