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Entries by Chris Weigant from 05/2010

Obama Poll Watch -- April, 2010

| Posted 05.03.2010 | Politics

Obama seems to have hit a plateau in his approval ratings, which have remained largely unchanged for the past three months. Could it be that we've all just made up our minds about the job the president is doing?

Tea Party Midterm Update

| Posted 05.05.2010 | Politics

Tea Party candidates suffered defeats in yesterday's primaries in Indiana, Ohio, and North Carolina, but are enjoying varying degrees of success in Florida, Kentucky, and Utah. It's going to be an interesting election season to watch.

Friday Talking Points [122] -- Bikini Bottom Update

| Posted 05.07.2010 | Politics

Since it's the Friday after month's-end, the new monthly unemployment numbers were released today. Which adds another bar to the "bikini bottom" char...

Democratic Primary Overview

| Posted 05.10.2010 | Politics

Some of the Democratic primaries being held next week may have just as interesting an impact on the Democrats as the Tea Party challenges are having on the GOP.

Republicans Boycott Arizona?

| Posted 05.12.2010 | Politics

Subtle or not, the Republican Party is obviously sending a message by choosing Florida over Arizona for the site of the 2012 RNC. Whether they admit it publicly or not, the national Republican Party is now on the side of the boycotters.

Friday Talking Points [123] -- A Working Senate

| Posted 05.14.2010 | Politics

The Senate has actually been dealing with many financial issues that will directly effect American consumers, and they've been doing so in an orderly way. You'd think this would be news.

Religion, Bigotry, and Political Hypocrisy

| Posted 05.17.2010 | Politics

Put aside the crazy "Obama's a Muslim" idiocy -- assume John McCain had won the presidency instead. Do you really think the Senate would confirm a Muslim candidate right now, even a conservative right-wing one? I don't.

Primary Victory Over Conventional Wisdom

| Posted 05.19.2010 | Politics

Democrats had better relish their victory in PA 12 while they can, because this weekend a special election in Hawaii is likely to elect a Republican in a very Democratic district.

Friday Talking Points [124] -- How's That Libertarian Thingie Workin' Out For Ya?

| Posted 05.21.2010 | Politics

We certainly have a lot of ground to cover this week, so let's dig right in. I'd like to start with a declaration, though: Bristol Palin is now fair g...

Ask Rand Paul What He Would Cut

| Posted 05.24.2010 | Politics

The question is: "What, exactly, in the federal budget will you cut to attack the deficit?" Because the answers to that are going to be the most effective argument to make against the Tea Party movement's surge.

Separating Enforcement From Permission

| Posted 05.26.2010 | Politics

Granting permission to an industry, and enforcing laws and regulations for that same industry are two diametrically-opposed functions. There is no reason they should be handled by the same agency -- no matter what industry we're talking about.

Friday Talking Points [125] -- Ask! Tell!

| Posted 05.28.2010 | Politics

Our headline today quite obviously references the legislative progress this week on banning the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy (of not allo...

Memorializing Second-Class Soldiers

| Posted 05.31.2010 | Politics

Memorial Day is the time to memorialize all the brave individuals who served our country throughout its history, and sometimes paid the ultimate price...