Archive for October, 2006

The real battle is at the state level

By Sean Aqui | Related entries in Elections, General Politics, News

While much attention is focused on the federal elections, a more profound change might be underway in state legislatures across the country. Controlling the statehouses is important for two reasons. One, that’s where the future leaders of both parties cut their teeth. Being in control means being able to point to a track record of […]

October 31st, 2006 | Permalink| 9 Comments »

Is Bloomberg The Centrist Grandfather Godfather?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in News

Paul Silver thinks so and thinks the centrist movement is upon us. I have to say the idea of Bloomberg seems intriguing. After all, he’s a RINO and has definitely kept NYC happy post Giuliani. Hrmmm… UPDATE: Sorry folks, my goof on the title. Tweet

October 31st, 2006 | Permalink| 3 Comments »

Michael Barone Talks Congress Shifts

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Elections, History

His question: will it really matter if Dems take control? The answer lies in our nation’s history. A must read. Tweet

October 31st, 2006 | Permalink| No Comments »

John Kerry, Please Go Away

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Dumb Things Said By Smart People

And please, for everybody’s sake, just shut up. From Captain Ed come a few sage questions… Will Ned Lamont repudiate Kerry’s words? Will Bob Casey, Jr dispute his mentor’s characterization of our military as a junkyard for goldbricking idiots? Will Benjamin Cardin affirm that soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines don’t have what it takes to […]

October 31st, 2006 | Permalink| 18 Comments »

The Real Threat of Global Warming

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Economy, Environment, The World

It’s the money stupid… From the Wash Post: Failing to curb the impact of climate change could damage the global economy on the scale of the Great Depression or the world wars by spawning environmental devastation that could cost 5 to 20 percent of the world’s annual gross domestic product, according to a report issued […]

October 31st, 2006 | Permalink| 11 Comments »

Dems Support Steele In Maryland

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Elections

State leaders have harsh words for the national Dems, and it could have the potential to swing the race: A coalition of black Democratic political leaders from Prince George’s County led by former county executive Wayne K. Curry endorsed Republican Michael S. Steele’s bid for the U.S. Senate yesterday. The support from Curry, five County […]

October 31st, 2006 | Permalink| 17 Comments »

Is luck genetic?

By Sean Aqui | Related entries in Discuss, Ideas, News, Science

I don’t really think so, but after what happened to my family this weekend, I’m beginning to wonder. Tweet

October 30th, 2006 | Permalink| No Comments »

A New Moderate Blog: Good Will Hinton

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Blogging, General Politics

Good Will Hinton launched recently and I dig it. The centro-blogosphere is growing…good news for us all. Do you have any new favorite blogs? Tweet

October 30th, 2006 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

Why Is The FEC Discriminating Against Unity 08?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in General Politics

I just went surfing over to the Unity 08 site, as I do from time to time, and I found this: The FEC, the very agency that oversees a system that allows obscene amounts of special interest money to flow in favor of the two major parties, ruled to place strict limits on the money […]

October 29th, 2006 | Permalink| 6 Comments »

The Case Of Bilal Hussein

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Media, War

I had heard the name before on a few, right-wing blogs, and they all basically had an issue with photographers taking pictures of what the enemy was doing instead of stopping the acts they were perpetrating. One blogger even went so far as to call for Hussein’s death. … A little more background…Hussein worked for […]

October 29th, 2006 | Permalink| 8 Comments »