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Archive for September 1st, 2008

Anti-Immigrant Republican Brian Bilbray’s Bizarre Crusade on the 14th Amendment

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on September 1st, 2008 4:34 am by HL

Anti-Immigrant Republican Brian Bilbray’s Bizarre Crusade on the 14th Amendment
Since 1995, U.S. Rep. Bilbray (R-Calif.) has tried to deny American citizenship to children born in the United States of non-citizen parents.

There’s No Reason to Be Afraid of Taking on Sarah Palin
The Sarah Palin pick is an attempt omen’s movement upside down, offering a someone who reinforces patriarchal power, not challenging it.


The Silent Revolution

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on September 1st, 2008 4:33 am by HL

The Silent Revolution
A demographer at the University of Michigan measured family formation patterns in the U.S. and noticed an interesting correlation. The states with the largest percentage of people who had cohabitated before marriage voted for John Kerry in ’04. The…


Lurita!

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on September 1st, 2008 4:32 am by HL

Lurita!
Oh, how we missed Lurita Doan! No cookies on the table. No memory loss. No private sass. Never before had the chief of the General Services Administration drawn such attention, and maybe never again. So bad was her performance that…


The Week In Blog: DNC Edition

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on September 1st, 2008 4:31 am by HL

The Week In Blog: DNC Edition

Heritage Foundation’s Conn Carroll and I did our regular The Week in Blog segment for bloggingheads.tv from the Democratic National Convention in Denver, where we discussed the immense blogging activism and activity outside the convention hall, and I repeatedly banged my head against a desk when futilely trying to explain clean energy policy to a conservative.

Watch it below.


Graham criticizes Obama for missing too many Senate votes.

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on September 1st, 2008 4:30 am by HL

Graham criticizes Obama for missing too many Senate votes.
Today on ABC This Week, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) criticized Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) for being absent for so many Senate roll call votes, saying that “Sen. Obama’s been gone more than he’s been here.” Watch it: Of course, Graham failed to mention that his candidate, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) remains […]

Today on ABC This Week, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) criticized Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) for being absent for so many Senate roll call votes, saying that “Sen. Obama’s been gone more than he’s been here.” Watch it:

Of course, Graham failed to mention that his candidate, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) remains the most absent member of the Senate, beating even Obama. McCain has missed 63.8 percent of the votes in the 110th Congress; Obama has missed 45.5 percent.


Sarah Palin — Dream Girl

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on September 1st, 2008 4:28 am by HL

Sarah Palin — Dream Girl
MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL — Bingo. For weeks, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has been the Republican whom conservatives barely dared to hope could become John McCain’s pick as his running mate. For Republicans angry at Washington’s big-spending bonanza when Republicans controlled the White House and Congress, Palin, like McCain, is an antidote. She is the Alaskan who pulled state support for the infamous Bridge to Nowhere and bucked Alaska’s congressional and state Republican leaders.