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Entries by Jason Linkins from 04/2008

McCain On Housing Crisis: "I Don't Know How To Pursue That"

Posted 04.01.2008 | Politics

Presidential hopeful John McCain made an appearance on this morning's Good Morning America, and it was about as rigorous a challenge to McCain as you ...

John McCain Campaign AdWatch: Stop Snitching

Posted 04.01.2008 | Politics

John McCain's new ad is about Heroes, and Memories, and Teachers, and more Memories. Misty, water-colored, memories of a time when McCain was a wee l...

AP Headline Plays To Stereotype

Posted 04.01.2008 | Politics

It's possible that when you read this headline from the AP - "Second Female Senator Endorses Obama" - you had the same thought as I: "Wow! Hattie Wya...

Letter From A Soldier: Answers You Won't Want To Hear

Posted 04.01.2008 | Politics

McCain claims that he is a break from the flawed strategy of the Bush administration. But the Iraq miasma is not the result of a flawed strategy. It is the result of a flawed concept to begin with.

Columnist Links Wright-Esque Preachers To High Black Murder Rates

Posted 04.01.2008 | Politics

If you read enough newspapers, you'll find that its not uncommon for articles on crime to contain a whole ton of grim statistics. Take this one, for ...

Elizabeth Edwards Returns McCain's Fire, Demands 'Straight Talk'

Posted 04.01.2008 | Politics

Days ago, Elizabeth Edwards, wife of former nominee contender John Edwards, took aim at GOP nominee John McCain's health care plan, pointing out that,...

Campaign AdWatch: Mike Gravel Will Have His Revenge On The Beatles Songbook

Posted 04.02.2008 | Politics

Mike Gravel may not have ended up contributing too much to the Democratic primaries, but if there was one achievement where Gravel led all comers by a...

Rove Talks To GQ: Obama Is 'Arrogant', Clinton 'Calculating'

Posted 04.02.2008 | Politics

Now that Karl Rove's retired from the Bush White House and bent on rebranding himself as a media personality, the rest of us get to more fully appreci...

Elizabeth Edwards: Favors Clinton's Health Plan, Says Obama's 'Not Universal,' Slams McCain's As Ineffective

Posted 04.02.2008 | Politics

Elizabeth Edwards continued her passionate advocacy of universal health care on today's morning shows, appearing on both The Today Show and Morning Jo...

McCain Clueless, Contradictory On al-Sadr's Influence In Iraq

Posted 04.02.2008 | Politics

For all of John McCain's claims to both foreign policy experience and a keen understanding on what needs to be done in Iraq, it seems that with each p...

Glenn Beck Watch: Food For Non-Thought

Posted 04.02.2008 | Politics

In these harsh economic times, things are tough for ordinary Americans. But is that any reason for our citizens to avail themselves of food stamps an...

Jon Corzine, Clinton Superdelegate, Hints At Switching Support

Posted 04.03.2008 | Politics

Election process stories are everywhere, and this morning, one of the more talked about twists on the road to the White House occurred on CNBC's "Squa...

Joe Klein On Obama: A 'Patriotism Problem'

Posted 04.03.2008 | Politics

Very few things fail to impress me more than sad arguments over a Presidential candidate's level of "patriotism." I am sufficiently convinced that al...

Glenn Beck Watch: Voter Myopia

Posted 04.03.2008 | Politics

CNN's Glenn Beck, like the disgruntled Clinton supporter Emanuel Cleaver, is more or less convinced that if Barack Obama if successful, it will be on ...

Disclosure Of Torture Memo Fails To Grab Traditional Media's Attention

Posted 04.03.2008 | Politics

What if they disclosed a torture memo and nobody cared? This week, an 81-page memo, authored by John C. Yoo, who was a deputy in the Office of Legal ...

TV SoundOff: Sunday Talking Heads

Posted 04.06.2008 | Politics

[Please forgive us: we had some technical problems today. All seem to be resolved.] Good morning and welcome once again to our weekly liveblog of Su...

Andrew Sullivan: Bush Administration Officials Will Be 'Indicted For War Crimes'

Posted 04.06.2008 | Politics

Media coverage of the disclosure of the "torture memo" authored by Bush Justice Department official John C. Yoo has been mostly a deafening silence. ...

John McLaughlin's Eternal Struggle

Posted 04.06.2008 | Politics

When people like Faith Salie talk about their affection for those "classic" moments on The McLaughlin Group, they're talking about moments like today....

Chris Wallace, Bill Kristol Chat Up An Iraq War Fantasy

Posted 04.06.2008 | Politics

Today on Fox News Sunday, Chris Wallace and Bill Kristol had themselves a tidy little conversation on an Iraq War. I say "an" Iraq War, because whate...

Axelrod On Penn: 'You Can Use The Word Hypocrisy'

Posted 04.07.2008 | Politics

Obama campaign strategist David Axelrod called Mark Penn's departure from the Clinton campaign "stunning," and coined the iconic quip for this morning...

N.Y. Times On Iraq: Awash In Symbolism

Posted 04.07.2008 | Politics

Via Yglesias, we find the New York Times mealy-mouthing their way through Iraq war reportage: The Green Zone attacks Sunday were, symbolically at lea...

Republican Congressman Broke Military Protocol, 'Endangered Troops'

Posted 04.07.2008 | Politics

Did Representative Patrick McHenry (R-NC) unwittingly give away information that made it easier for armed militias to target the Green Zone, in the de...

Wall Street Journal Pregames Petraeus, Discounts Dissent

Posted 04.07.2008 | Politics

On one level, it is fortunate that the Wall Street Journal, a day before General David Petraeus arrives on Capitol Hill to re-engage his attempts to s...

White House On Iraq: 'We've Thrown Out The Rose-Colored Glasses'

Posted 04.07.2008 | Politics

Earlier today, Deputy Press Secretary Tony Fratto made a startling admission, suggesting that, at some point in the past, the White House regarded the...

Hillary Clinton: McCain "Dead Wrong" On Iraq

Posted 04.08.2008 | Politics

Hillary Clinton made an early morning appearance on MSNBC's Morning Joe today, offering a discussion that was primarily tied to Iraq War strategy. Al...