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Cheney Doing His Best to Turn West Virginia Blue Again

I would like to extend my kudos to Vice President Cheney for <a href="http://talkingpointsmemo.com/archives/198276.php">doing his part</a> to make a thoroughgoing Democratic landslide more possible this fall with his recent remarks about West Virginians.  What other help can we look forward to receiving from senior...

What Kinds of Speech by Candidates Damage National Security?

Well, of course outing a CIA agent as a sitting President and Vice President would clearly be OB.But, I digress.  Where to draw the lines on candidate speech?The major party nominees are of course briefed regularly on national security developments...

A Must-Read for This and Future Campaign Seasons: Drew Westen's The Political Brain

Do yourself a favor.  Buy and read a copy of Drew Westen's The Political Brain: The Role of Emotion in Deciding the Fate of the Nation, which is just out in paperback.   Westen has gotten the attention of shakers and...

A Retch, a Read and a Reflection

*The <a href="http://blog.washingtonpost.com/the-trail/2008/05/09/west_wing_actors_con...">        highly credible reports</a> coming out now that McCain did not vote for Bush in 2000 should be used to attack his integrity, character and credibility--the very strengths he asserts as the basis for his candidacy.  The issue isn't whether he...

Exchange With My Good Florida Clinton-Supporting Friend on What Last Night Means

My good Clinton-supporting Florida friend wrote me this morning that it's "time to rethink all this":"Clinton has now won NH, NJ, NY, CA, PA, OH, TX , MA, FL, MI, MD - all  the states worth counting and the states we...

Fun With Bumper Stickers

Some I have seen (all available from www.Cafepress.com, among surely many other outlets)  Middle-Class White Guys for ObamaI Hated Bush Way Before It Was CoolLatte-Drinking, Prius-Driving Democrat for ObamaBitch is the New Black (Tina Fey wins the award for closest-to-instantaneous journey from...

A Few Thoughts on Spencer Ackerman's "The Obama Doctrine"

I'd like to second Josh's recommendation to read Spencer Ackerman's article at TAP, "The Obama Doctrine".   I'll toss out a few random observations in case this post stays up long enough for someone to see it and want to...

Experiencing Fatigue on the Campaign Brain?

Here's something that might help you think about something else--Amy Sullivan's welcome new book The Party Faithful.I found it a fascinating look deep inside a world which the mainstream media for the most part seems afraid to touch or simply does not...

Snippets From the Front Lines, AKA Peoples' Homes

Snippets from the front lines, aka peoples' homes: A report from Pennsylvania, a suburb west of Philly.  My brother-in-law is a diehard Fox-washed Bush supporter who has been contributing to McCain, calling him a "Democrat" who he nonetheless sees has...

Paging Dr. Krugman...

I've just finished The Conscience of a Liberal.  Thank you--it was fantastic.  I recommend it, along with Jacob Hacker's The Great Risk Shift, tpmcafe's Jared Bernstein's All Together Now, and tpmcafe's Elizabeth Warren The Two Income Trap, as the best books I've...

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