Archive for March, 2008

Errol Morris’ Standard Operating Procedure

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Bush, Cheney, Ethics, Iraq, Military, The Politics Of Film, The War On Terrorism, The World, Torture, Transparency, Video, War

The award winning documentarian trains his patented eye on the events that happened at Abu Ghraib prison in a film coming out on April 25. From watching the following clips, as well as Frontline’s searing Bush’s War, a pretty clear picture emerges and makes it incredibly difficult for the Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld to put […]

March 31st, 2008 | Permalink| No Comments »

How Does The Credentials Committee Works?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Conventions, Democrats, Hillary

Greg Sargent breaks it down… There are a total of 186 members on the credentials committee. Twenty five of them are appointed by DNC chair Howard Dean, and the remainder are alloted by state, in numbers based on each state’s population and Democratic performance. The process that determines how those credential committee members are split […]

March 31st, 2008 | Permalink| No Comments »

Poll: Hillary Leads Obama In Kentucky 2 to 1

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Democrats, Hillary, Kentucky, Polls

This is one of the first polls we’ve seen out of this state so far, but it bodes well for the Clinton camp. From SurveyUSA: In a Democratic Primary in Kentucky today, 03/31/08, 7 weeks till the votes are counted, Hillary Clinton defeats Barack Obama 58% to 29%, according to a SurveyUSA poll conducted for […]

March 31st, 2008 | Permalink| 3 Comments »

Lieberman and the Shifting Center

By Alan Stewart Carl | Related entries in Change, Democrats

On “This Week” Joe Lieberman remarked that he didn’t leave the Democrats, the Democrats left him by moving further left. This is substantively accurate as the Democrats since Bill Clinton have definitely moved from interventionalism towards isolationism and from free-trade towards protectionism. There’s little to indicate that Lieberman has changed many of his positions since […]

March 31st, 2008 | Permalink| 7 Comments »

Poll: Obama Up By Nearly 20 In North Carolina

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Democrats, Economy, Education, Health Care, Hillary, Immigration, Iraq, North Carolina, Polls, War

Public Policy Polling has the numbers (pdf file)… After a week in which both candidates spent a lot of time in North Carolina Barack Obama has retained a large lead in the state, according to the newest survey from Public Policy Polling. Obama leads Clinton 54-36. His lead is particularly strong among likely voters who […]

March 31st, 2008 | Permalink| 6 Comments »

Gallup: Obama Lead Shrinks, Up By 8

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Democrats, Hillary, Polls

His lead shrunk by two since yesterday, but the biggest poll meme for the day is this represents 4 days of a statistically viable lead for the Illinois senator. Maybe this is why we’re seeing the questionnaire story being floated today by the Hillary camp? More kitchen sink strategy? Tweet

March 31st, 2008 | Permalink| No Comments »

Basra Power Struggle = Why We Should Leave Iraq

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Bad Decisions, Iran, Iraq, Military, The War On Terrorism, The World, War

The more that comes out about the Iraqi government’s clash with the Mahdi Army, the more convinced I become that we should NOT have been involved in any way, shape or form. Not only that, our continued presence there will increasingly be used as a craven political tool instead of a force to fight terrorism. […]

March 31st, 2008 | Permalink| 7 Comments »

Aides Lied About Obama’s Role In Survey?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, History

From Politico: During his first run for elected office, Barack Obama played a greater role than his aides now acknowledge in crafting liberal stands on gun control, the death penalty and abortion — positions that appear at odds with the more moderate image he has projected during his presidential campaign. The evidence comes from an […]

March 31st, 2008 | Permalink| 7 Comments »

Elephant Paints Self Portrait

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Art, Republicans, Video

It’s amazing what Republicans can do sometimes. Tweet

March 31st, 2008 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

Obamacans A Key To Pennsylvania?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Democrats, Hillary, Pennsylvania, Republicans

There’s no doubt that Hillary’s way ahead in the Keystone State, but what if Obama could get 90,000 Republicans to vote for him on April 22? From NY Sun: Of the 140,000 Pennsylvania Republicans and independents who switched registration in the last year to Democrat, the majority are Obama voters, the director of the Franklin […]

March 31st, 2008 | Permalink| 3 Comments »