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Entries by Chris Weigant from 06/2010

Obama Poll Watch -- May, 2010

| Posted 06.02.2010 | Politics

Will Obama's presidency wind up charting a similar course as Carter, or will he recover as Reagan did? Only a fool would even contemplate making such a prediction at this point, that's all that really can be said.

Friday Talking Points [126] -- We'd Like Our Gulf Back

| Posted 06.04.2010 | Politics

The mainstream media, led by the intrepid White House press corps, closely followed by the inside-the-Beltway punditocracy, has declared what must hap...

California Primary Preview

| Posted 06.07.2010 | Politics

There are a few California races worth watching tomorrow. The biggest of these will happen on the Republican side, as challengers for governor and senator vie to become their party's nominees.

Wall Street Reform Conference Committee Membership Announced

| Posted 06.09.2010 | Politics

The Wall Street reform effort enters a new phase on Thursday, as the conference committee between the House and Senate will meet to begin hashing out the differences between the House and Senate versions which have already passed.

Friday Talking Points [127] -- Letting A Crisis Go To Waste

| Posted 06.11.2010 | Politics

President Barack Obama's administration was supposed to follow a basic premise: never let a crisis go to waste. That was according to one of his own ...

Obama's Pivotal Week

| Posted 06.14.2010 | Politics

Obama was slow to react to the disaster. Luckily for him, the disaster itself is happening in slow motion as well. It is definitely not too late for Obama to lead. He can still redeem himself and his image.

Sunday Bloody Sunday

| Posted 06.16.2010 | World

Most Americans know U2's song "Sunday Bloody Sunday." They may be dimly aware that Bono is adamant that "this is not a rebel song," without grasping what he's talking about.

Friday Talking Points [128] -- Merry Bartonmas!

| Posted 06.18.2010 | Politics

Christmas has come in June for the Democratic Party. Republican Joe Barton just delivered a huge, nicely wrapped present to Democrats. The only ques...

We're All Terrorist Supporters

| Posted 06.23.2010 | Politics

What we achieved in Iraq was to turn the Sunni populace by paying them "protection money" to stop shooting at our soldiers and shoot the people we directed them to. Tens of millions of taxpayer dollars.

Friday Talking Points [129] -- Incrementalism Wins Big

| Posted 06.25.2010 | Politics

We're going to begin today with the news that a popular New Jersey beach is considering allowing women to sunbathe topless. And then move right on to...

Supreme Court Helps Out Kagan

| Posted 06.28.2010 | Politics

The Supreme Court has yanked the rug out from under the argument that Kagan shouldn't have had the option to bar military recruiters from campus while dean of Harvard law school. Today's ruling affirms that right for universities.

Good News From Iraq

| Posted 06.30.2010 | Politics

At the same time that Senate Republicans are voicing disagreement over withdrawal timetables when it comes to Afghanistan, we are about to meet a big milestone in our withdrawal timetable for Iraq -- and it doesn't even rate a mention.