Bring It On!

The Straight Talk Express to Sarah’s Lying Limo Service

Tuesday, September 16th, 2008

It's only been a few days since Hurricane Sarah breached the political levees along the Potomac. Within moments of her Minneapolis coronation, many began asking legitimate questions about her qualifications. It's fair to say most found her wanting. While the campaign shopped her around for a sufficiently deferential first interviewer ...

About that Poll…

Thursday, July 24th, 2008

We have two new Senate polls, both surprising. In Minnesota, Al Franken seems to have caught up with Sen. Norm Coleman (R-MN), in contrast to many earlier polls showing Coleman safely ahead. Similar, in New Hampshire, Sen. John Sununu (R-NH) appears to have caught up to former governor Jeanne Shaheen ...

Throwing the Candidate Out With the Bath Water

Sunday, June 29th, 2008

Barack Obama's recent decisions to chuck public campaign financing and support the FISA capitulation bill angered many, including me. And, his explanations for both were weak and far short of his promise to change government. I wasn't tremendously offended by his decision on campaign financing. The decision wasn't wrong in the ...

The Taxation Blame Game

Thursday, June 26th, 2008

Some things are repeated so often that they become accepted as truth, despite the fact that there is little reality attached to them. In politics, one of these "truths" is that Democrats will always raise taxes and Republicans will always try to reduce taxes. But how true is this really? ...

This is a Progressive Public Service Announcement

Monday, May 19th, 2008

We've all had light bulb moments, that rush you get when you get the connection, put it together, find the missing link. It's intensely motivational. Your brain is supercharged and you're rocking. This weekend I had red carpet, paparazzi lined, flashbulb megawatts moments. I attended the DFA training session in Orlando, ...

Politics, War and Our Troops

Tuesday, May 13th, 2008

At the time that this article is written 4,071 American families have lost a loved one in the war that our nation is in. Many of the kids fighting in this war will eventually face the same politics that our troops in Vietnam faced. As someone writing from a liberal ...

The Bush-Clinton Parallel

Sunday, May 11th, 2008

History sometimes cycles through repeating patterns that aren't easily noticeable. Political history - obfuscated as it is by partisan squabbling and self-interest - is a particularly difficult place to notice them. Sure, there are plenty of polls, records galore, and election results to ponder, but ideological differences tend to make ...

Is McCain Out of Touch?

Thursday, April 24th, 2008

One of the things you don’t ask in a down economy is if people are better off today than they were four years ago with a silver spoon in your mouth. By all means if you are ever asked that question as a political candidate you don’t offer reasons why ...

Handling the Truth

Monday, April 14th, 2008

Having just spent the weekend with my three children, aged 9 – 12, and not fixed on politics, I can safely say that petty one-upmanship is a style that plays well with kids and far less so with grownups. Whether it’s cleaning your room by sneaking down the hall ...