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Archive for August 20th, 2012

Draft Hillary, Obama Needs a Bounce

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on August 20th, 2012 11:08 pm by HL

Draft Hillary, Obama Needs a Bounce
Laura Washington, Chicago ST
Here she comes again. She’s going to cue up that broken record, once again. She’s going to beat that old horse down, down into the ground.Here’s my pitch, one more time. Hillary Clinton for vice president is a hands-down, sure-fire victory strategy for President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign.It’s still not too late for the Clinton/Biden switch.

Todd Akin: When Dumb Talk Is Inevitable
Debra Saunders, SF Chronicle
There are two sides within the anti-abortion movement. On one side, stand men and women who care deeply about human life and fear that abortion devalues society by creating a caste of disposable people. On the other side, lurk crabbed adults who think women should be punished for having extramarital sex and that pregnancy is fit punishment that (luck of the draw) spares men and falls instead on women and girls.I think we all know which corner hosts Rep. Todd Akin. When TV reporter Charles Jaco asked Akin whether abortion should be illegal if it is the result of rape, the Republican Party…

Why We Can’t Shrink Federal Spending
Larry Summers, Washington Post
With the selection of Paul Ryan as the Republican vice presidential candidate, it is clear that the central issue in the presidential election will be the scale and scope of government involvement in the economy. There is disagreement over what constituted "normal" levels of spending in the past and, indeed, over what constitutes "spending." But there is a widespread view in both parties that it is feasible and desirable that in the future the federal government should be no larger as a share of the overall economy than it has been historically.