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Entries by Jason Stanford from 09/2012

Suddenly, Obamacare Is Dandy

| Posted 09.06.2012 | Politics

The biggest news no one is talking about from the Charlotte convention is that Democrats are talking about Obamacare on national television in front of God and everyone just like there's nothing wrong with it.

Mitt Romney, Bless His Heart

| Posted 09.10.2012 | Politics

Barack Obama's convention speech stayed true to an important southern rhetorical tradition. Stay with me here. I'm about to teach you how to call someone a %#@&* in public and be polite at the same time. See, politics is fun!

Is This Race Over? Ask a Pollster

| Posted 09.11.2012 | Politics

Democratic pollsters working in top races across the country say they don't expect Obama to run up the score like he did in 2008, but Romney's window is closing quickly. Most I talked to pointed to the upcoming debates as Romney's last chance.

Why Did the Tea Party Blink on the Continuing Resolution?

| Posted 09.17.2012 | Politics

The thought that the Tea Party folks have figured out how to think strategically is both chilling and, given the improved polling outlook for Democrats since the conventions, amusing.

7 Signs Your Campaign Is Losing

| Posted 09.17.2012 | Politics

As a Democrat deep in the enlarged, sclerotic heart of Texas, I can diagnose the telltale signs of a losing campaign. It's happened to me. A lot.

Get Ready for 'Moms Against Drunk Testing'

| Posted 09.24.2012 | Education

The education reformers who brought us No Child Left Behind have done screwed up. They've messed with Texas mommas.

The Separation of Values and Common Sense

| Posted 09.26.2012 | Education

This week the Springtown school board decided that it was kosher for school administrators to punish the body (that is, administer corporal punishment) of students of the opposite gender, but only if the parents gave written permission.

50 Shades of Crazy: Skewed Polls

| Posted 09.27.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney's gaffes keep pumping air under Barack Obama's convention bounce, and Republicans say that the same polls that liberals complained about in 2004 are, you guessed it, "skewed."