Archive for January, 2010

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By donar | Related entries in Cartoons, Democrats, Elections, Political Graffiti, Republicans

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January 21st, 2010 | Permalink| 3 Comments »

Jim Webb: No Votes Until Brown Is Seated

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Democrats, Health Care, health care reform, Massachusetts, Republicans

And I agree. Because even though Kennedy championed this health care legislation, Massachusetts didn’t elect a Dem this time around. That’s how democracy works. From The Hill… “In many ways the campaign in Massachusetts became a referendum not only on health care reform but also on the openness and integrity of our government process,” Webb […]

January 19th, 2010 | Permalink| 36 Comments »

Scott Brown Wins Massachusetts Senate Race Shocker

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Democrats, Health Care, health care reform, Massachusetts, Republicans

The results aren’t final yet, but it looks like Brown is going to win 52% to 47%. And you have to hand it to him. He ran a great campaign and defeated the favorite Martha Coakley in a race that many Democrats thought would be a cake walk. But let’s remember that Republicans being elected […]

January 19th, 2010 | Permalink| 42 Comments »

Independent Voters: Let’s Get This UNparty Started!

By Nancy Hanks | Related entries in News

Jackie Salit’s analysis of independents’ support of Obama, health care and the current state of the independent movement… Mass independents are lining up behind Brown in the upcoming special election to fill Ted Kennedy’s seat in the US Senate — ignore the independents at your own peril! …More and more elected officials are leaving the […]

January 18th, 2010 | Permalink| 10 Comments »

Not so blue Monday in Massachusetts [UPDATED]

By mw | Related entries in Massachusetts

Is there a better political story than the Brown/Coakley special election in Massachusetts? This is a much more exciting contest than either of the playoff games on Sunday. The last big effort to turn back the Scott Brown tide was in evidence all weekend. It had two tracks, a high road, and a low road.

January 18th, 2010 | Permalink| 11 Comments »

NBC’s Big Mistake

By The Pajama Pundit | Related entries in Bad Decisions, Media

Hey gang, I know it’s been a while for me. I still visit The Donk everyday — because where else am I going to get top-notch discussion without all of the ridiculous name-calling — I just haven’t posted in quite some time. For that, I apologize. Although, it’s not like my writing has been missed […]

January 16th, 2010 | Permalink| 15 Comments »

Some Questions for Independent Voters, Democracy Advocates and Third Parties

By Nancy Hanks | Related entries in News

Is it possible to have political organization that isn’t a political party? Can people impact policy without being organized as a voting bloc? How do you fight the power of entrenched corrupt partisan organizations without becoming one of them? Where does the issue of power come in? How can independents break out of paralysis? What […]

January 15th, 2010 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

Obama e-mails a message of support for Coakley

By mw | Related entries in Massachusetts, Obama

Barack e-mails a message of support for Coakley

January 15th, 2010 | Permalink| 18 Comments »

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By donar | Related entries in Cartoons, Political Graffiti

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January 14th, 2010 | Permalink| No Comments »

Goldman Sachs Bet Against Its Own Advice?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Money

More news about the boom/bust cyclemakers that doesn’t bode well for the individual investor. From NY Times: On Tuesday, a Goldman executive made an unusual admission that, in some cases, the rumors were true. In an e-mail message to select clients, Thomas C. Mazarakis, the head of Goldman’s fundamental strategies group, acknowledged that his unit […]

January 13th, 2010 | Permalink| 1 Comment »