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Too Much Spin

Janet Ritz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Janet Ritz

I was in a doctor's waiting room recently, listening to pundits on a big-screen TV, when a middle-aged man turned to me and stated: "Too much spin." ...

PUMA -- Endangered Species

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Hillary made the case she needed to make to her supporters who were still sitting on the fence, and she did it perfectly, in a speech for the ages.

This Election is Green; Not Black and White

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Republicans Bush and Cheney put us here, with McCain agreeing all the way. Electing McSame would result in four more years of greenbacks draining out of our wallets.

A Historical Perspective On Divided Democratic Conventions

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Don't buy into the media narrative that this is some sort of "divided party" -- because today's Democrats aren't. All true Democrats are pulling hard to defeat the legacy of George W. Bush.

Friday Talking Points [44] -- McCain House Party!

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

John McCain said something ridiculous to a reporter yesterday. I hasten to point out that the previous sentence should have been a major media headlin...

Friday Talking Points [41] -- The Silly Season

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I have a confession to make. I actually watch the network news. Maybe I should enter into a twelve-step program or something. But I don't watch the ...

A Speech For Obama To Give... In Alaska

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Barack Obama made a campaign promise to visit the state of Alaska before the election. And what better time than right now to follow through on this promise?

Friday Talking Points [40] -- Obama Shines, McCain Whines

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Be careful what you wish for, John. That seems to be the message of the week for Senator John McCain. He took some campaign consultant's idea a few w...

Exclusive Interview: An M.I.T. And A Yale Professors' Cure For The Electoral College

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I had the chance recently to interview two professors in the field of statistics (from Yale University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology),...

My Conversation with Senator Jim Webb

Charlie Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charlie Rose

2008-07-22-webbrose.jpgI spoke with Webb about how he sees the challenges facing America and the future of the Democratic party.

The Hybrid vs. the Hummer Redux

Paul Peete | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Paul Peete

How ironic that the poster boy for gas guzzling sizeable SUVs morphed into a psuedo-democratic, Green governor just in time to see gas near 5 dollars a gallon and its effects rippling through the economy.

Friday Talking Points [38] -- Whiners And Cheeseheads

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Welcome back to Friday Talking Points, after a one-week hiatus! While plenty has happened in the past two weeks which bears close and careful analysis...

Jackson's Threat to Obama Must be Investigated by Secret Service

Christopher Ingram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christopher Ingram

While I am not a prosecutor or law enforcement officer, I believe the threat "Reverend" Jackson made towards Obama was a violation of the law and should be investigated by the Secret Service.

What Fifty State Strategy?

Gail McGowan Mellor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Gail McGowan Mellor

Seated in the Kentucky headquarters with her blue eyes, tightly curled white hair, turquoise earrings and a rainbow-colored pullover, Party Director Jo Anne Crawford looked as lonely as the Maytag repairman.

Friday Talking Points [37] -- Welcome, New Readers

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

McCain flip-flops on torture, tax cuts, the religious right, Roe v. Wade, lobbyists, gay marriage, creationism, Iraq, talking to enemies, and just about any other subject you care to name.

Friday Talking Points [36] -- End The Media's Pro-McCain Bias! Now!!

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Chris Weigant

McCain has joked that the media is "his base" of support. It was a funny line, but there is a truth at its core: the media has been hard on Obama but unbelievably light on McCain. And this has to stop. Now.

Obama Should Go North To Alaska

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Alaska is going to be very close this year. This stems from Republican office-holders apparently trying to take the "first in political corruption" award away from Louisiana.

Interview With Al Franken

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

For all the people who scoffed at the idea of a former comedian running for such a high public office, it can now be strongly stated that Al Franken's Senate campaign is definitely no joke.

What A Long, Strange Primary Trip It's Been

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Rather than a Vince Lombardi halftime pep talk about giving 110% in the second half, I'd like to review where we've been so far. This will be my final "picks" article for 2008.

GI's Guide to the New GI Bills

Victor LaPorte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Victor LaPorte

Support our troops and veterans. Support the 21st Century GI Bill!

A Feel-Good Moment: Ed Rollins Hears "Death Knell" For GOP

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

John McCain "can't win" if he's seen as "the Bush third term" -- this, from a Republican?

Debate Questions I'd (Still) Like To Ask

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Unfortunately these questions remain largely unanswered, almost two months after the last debate.

Obama's PA Strategy: The Rendell Way

Laura J. Mansfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Laura J. Mansfield

Obama has to follow Gov. Rendell's path to victory in PA: Win huge in Philadelphia, a large margin in the suburbs, break even in Allegheny County, and hold on for dear life in the rest of the state.

The Impact Of Obama's Speech: A Pennsylvania Political Expert Weighs In

Laura J. Mansfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Laura J. Mansfield

Barack Obama delivered a speech yesterday that is a rarity in the world of politics. Some called it historic. His speech addressed the controversy reg...