Archive for March, 2008

Bill “Judas” Richardson

By Alan Stewart Carl | Related entries in Hillary, Richardson

So, in an interview with the New York Times James Carville referred to Bill Richardson as “Judas” for endorsing Barack Obama over Hillary Clinton. Richardson has declined to stoop to Carville’s level but did comment on the Clinton campaign’s “personal venom” and “sense of entitlement.” I’m not sure what Carville’s plan was with that remark […]

March 31st, 2008 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

Bush Booed At Washington Nationals’ Home Opener

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Bush, History, Sports, Video

And trust me, this isn’t one of those videos where you’ll think, “Wait, are they really booing?” Sure, you’ll hear some cheers, but the boo birds are overwhelming. The times we live in… Tweet

March 30th, 2008 | Permalink| 7 Comments »

Help A Blogger And Vote

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Blogging

Jill Miller Zimon writes over at The Moderate Voice on a regular basis and now she’s up for Best Female Blogger for her blog Writes Like She Talks. Only issue? She’s going against some heavy-hitters like Digby, Taylor Marsh and Jessica Valenti of Feministing. So help a fellow moderate/centrist/independent blogger out and vote here. It’ll […]

March 30th, 2008 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

What’s A Texas County Delegate Convention Like?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Hillary, Texas

Ask Paul Silver… Our Travis County gathering of 8,000 was important enough to attract dozens of speeches by local candidates, elected representatives and included Terry McAuliffe of the Clinton Campaign. State leaders of the Clinton and Obama campaigns participated in our convention. The credentials committees that deal with disputes resolved scores of issues . My […]

March 30th, 2008 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

Richard Mellon Scaife Has Kind Words For Hillary

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Billary, Democrats, Hillary, History, Pennsylvania

The man who tried to destroy the Clintons is now almost endorsing the New York senator. From Pitt-Tribune: Walking into our conference room, not knowing what to expect (or even, perhaps, expecting the worst), took courage and confidence. Not many politicians have political or personal courage today, so it was refreshing to see her exhibit […]

March 30th, 2008 | Permalink| 3 Comments »

So You’re Going All The Way, Are You?

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

Not that it’s unexpected, but Hillary finally reveals she’s in it until Denver. Obviously this doesn’t necessarily mean she will be, and candidates say some of the strongest, rah-rah stuff right before they drop out, but let’s just say she’s serious. And let’s say she takes her case all the way to the credentials committee. […]

March 30th, 2008 | Permalink| 5 Comments »

Gallup: Obama Leads By 10

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

The undecideds are apparently starting to break for Obama. And even if the remaining 6% go for Hill, Obama will still be in the lead. As Gallup points out: This marks the first time either candidate has held a double-digit lead over the other since Feb. 4-6, at which point Clinton led Obama by 11 […]

March 30th, 2008 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

New Comment System Coming Online April 1

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Blogging

In an effort to make the conversations around here more interesting, easier to follow, etc., we’ll be testing Intense Debate commenting this coming Tuesday. We chose them instead of Disqus because, well, I don’t think Disqus is very good. At least not in my experiences with it. And If you’ve ever tried to follow a […]

March 30th, 2008 | Permalink| 4 Comments »

Al-Sadr Tells Mahdi Army To Stand Down

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Iraq, Military, War

Good news for al-Maliki’s credibility, but this could be a brief pause if there’s not agreement on the elections in the Fall. From MSNBC: BAGHDAD – Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr on Sunday ordered his fighters off the streets nationwide and called on the government to stop raids against his followers and free them from prison. […]

March 30th, 2008 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

The Clean Energy Scam

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Energy, Environment, Money, The War On Terrorism, The World

Bio-fuel is creating more problems than it’s fixing…like deforestation. This isn’t new information, but until the media starts pushing it on A1, nobody will care. From TIME: Backed by billions in investment capital, this alarming phenomenon is replicating itself around the world. Indonesia has bulldozed and burned so much wilderness to grow palm oil trees […]

March 30th, 2008 | Permalink| 4 Comments »