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Polarized Partisan Politics Promotes Popular Participation

By mw | Related entries in Blogging, Books, Independents

In American politics, polarization and participation are not just linked, they are one and the same. When you argue against “bad” political polarization, you argue for decreased political participation – you argue, in effect, for political apathy.

July 3rd, 2008 | Permalink| 3 Comments »

Obama Attack Book Set For Release

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Books

Here we go… The same publisher that distributed the 2004 best-seller that took aim at John Kerry’s Vietnam service is planning a summer release of what’s scheduled to be the first critical book on Barack Obama. Conservative journalist David Freddoso’s “The Case Against Barack Obama” will offer “a comprehensive, factual look at Obama,” according to […]

June 23rd, 2008 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

Bush Faith Biographer To Publish Obama Book

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Books, Bush, Democrats, Race, Religion, Republicans

And not only does it promise to be fairly flattering portrayal, but the author is detailing why evangelicals (especially young ones) may swing for Obama this election. From Politico: The forthcoming volume from Stephen Mansfield, whose sympathetic “The Faith of George W. Bush” spent 15 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list in 2004, […]

June 16th, 2008 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

McClellan On Meet The Press

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Books, Bush, Cheney, History, Iraq, Media, Rove, The Plame Game, The War On Terrorism, The World, Video

On the President’s tendency to lie to himself… On misleading the American people… On being part of the propaganda campaign to sell the war… On knowing that the book would have an impact… Frankly, this doesn’t sound like a guy who’s afraid of speaking his mind. I wonder if he will indeed testify, especially about […]

June 1st, 2008 | Permalink| No Comments »

Bush Hater of the Month Club

By donar | Related entries in Books, Bush, Cartoons, News, Political Graffiti, Washington


May 30th, 2008 | Permalink| No Comments »

Scott McClellan On The Today Show

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Books, Bush, Cheney, History, Iraq, Republicans, Rove, Video

The full 15 minute interview. I’m watching it now, and I’ll post thoughts when I’m done. Part 1: Part 2 (after Dan Bartlett): I don’t know about you, but this seems like the same Scott McClellan I saw for years behind that podium. So apparently, two things set him off. First, when he found out […]

May 29th, 2008 | Permalink| No Comments »

“Not The Scott We Knew”

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Books, Bush, Partisan Nonsense, Rove, Video

That’s been the consistent message out of the White House loyalists, and none were more revealing than Ari Fleischer’s appearance on CNN this evening with a panel of reporters. He basically suggested that McClellan had not really written many of the strongly worded accusations, and even talked of a phone conversation he had with him […]

May 28th, 2008 | Permalink| 7 Comments »

Will McClellan Be Called To Testify?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Books, Bush, Cheney, Congress, Republicans, Rove, The Plame Game

That’s what one Dem congressman wants… Today Congressman Robert Wexler (D-FL) called for former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan to appear before the House Judiciary Committee to testify under oath regarding the devastating revelations made in his new book on the Bush Administration’s deliberate efforts to mislead the American people into the Iraq War. […]

May 28th, 2008 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

Rove Responds To McClellan’s Accusations

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Books, Bush, History, Republicans, Rove, The Plame Game, Video

Now it’s turning into a he said/he said scenario, and Rove is clever enough to know that he can muddy the waters enough simply by throwing a few big rocks into this pond…like when he says McClellan sounds like a left-wing blogger. From Hannity and Colmes last night… Folks, how out of the loop does […]

May 28th, 2008 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

Former Bush Press Secretary’s Scathing Tell-All Revealed

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Books, Bush, History, Iraq, Republicans, The Plame Game, The War On Terrorism, The World, War

After the administration threw Scott McClellan under the bus in the Plame affair, you knew this had to be coming. But most revealing is his inside info about the Iraq war. Politico details some of his assertions: • McClellan charges that Bush relied on “propaganda” to sell the war. • He says the White House […]

May 27th, 2008 | Permalink| 6 Comments »