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Inside Rove's Huddle

Rove: John, we're going to you.  Remember, when you see the ball coming to you and you get nervous, just keep saying your special word over and over again...POW.  POW.  POW.  POW, and you'll be fine.Rove: Ok, now Jail Bait, you go over...

"The American Promise" is Better Than "The American Dream"

Obama used the former rather than the latter phrase last night and I heartily approve.  Consistently in his public life he has talked about complementing our famed American individualism with the promise that we have to make sure that all...

Political Stunner: McCain Chooses Georgian President Saakashvili as His Running Mate

--Washington, August 21  In a stunning development, presumptive Republican presidential nominee John McCain has chosen Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili as his vice presidential running mate.A beaming McCain said "Mikhail and I are a couple of daredevil guys who speak from...

Senator Kennedy: Thank You For the Music

I am delighted that Senator Kennedy will be honored at the Convention and only wish I could be there to add to the rousing, sustained ovation he will so deservedly receive.His is one of the most prolific records of legislative achievement in Senate history.  Regardless...

thoughts on Georgia-Russia conflict

The US agreement with Poland on missile interceptors that Rice is going to sign seems particularly ill-timed.  It accomplishes the worst of both worlds--it is clearly a provocation to the Russians.  But it does nothing to address the current situation in...

David Broder, Getting it Wrong Again

The mothership linked to <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/08/06/AR200808...">David Broder's column</a> today on the recent negative tone of the presidential campaign. Does Broder ask McCain if he regrets asserting that Obama would rather lose a war and win the election?  No. Rather, he...

Faith in One Another as Americans?

Obama and McCain recently offered distinct definitions of patriotism.  McCain said it means doing what's best for your country no matter what.  Obama said it means having faith in one another as Americans.Many here are aware of a long-running survey question...

Frank Rich's "Wall-E for President"

While I think Frank Rich is a bit overstated in his worries about the "complacency" of the early-summer Obama (as well as McCain--I don't think McCain is clued into reality enough to merit the charge of being "complacent": "complacent" compared...

Seymour Hersh's latest on Iran

<a href = "http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2008/07/07/080707fa_fact_hersh">Seymour Hersh reports</a> that Congress last year agreed to a request from Bush for a major increase in funding for covert operations in Iran aimed at destabilizing the current regime.This seems an entirely predictable Republican strategy to:*pursue actions...

Virginia is For...Democrats

Well, as a northern Virginia (inner DC suburbs) resident who previously lived in Maryland and had thought of myself as a "Maryland person" and not a "Virginia person", I have to say how delighted I am that Virginia's cup runneth over...

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