Archive for the 'General Politics' Category

A Special Offer For Donklephant Readers: Veritocracy

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in General Politics, Technology

Veritocracy is a new social news recommendation site that I’ve been trying out behind the scenes for a couple months and now you have the opportunity to try it before it launches. My contact over there explains it better than I so check this out and if you have any interest to use the technology […]

February 24th, 2009 | Permalink| 5 Comments »

The Beginning Of The End Of Tom Daschle

By Doug Mataconis | Related entries in Barack, General Politics

It starts with an editorial in today’s New York Times: When President Obama nominated former Senator Tom Daschle to be his secretary of health and human services, it seemed to be a good choice. Mr. Daschle, as the co-author of a book on health care reform, knew a lot about one of the president’s signature […]

February 3rd, 2009 | Permalink| 6 Comments »

The Princess Of Camelot Has A Tarnished Crown

By Doug Mataconis | Related entries in General Politics, New York, Senate

It appears that Caroline Kennedy’s withdrawal from consideration for the open New York Senate seat had nothing to do with her uncle’s illness: ALBANY — Problems involving taxes and a household employee surfaced during the vetting of Caroline Kennedy and derailed her candidacy for the Senate, a person close to Gov. David A. Paterson said […]

January 22nd, 2009 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

(ANP VIDEO) Did Mormons Go Too Far With Prop 8?

By American News Project | Related entries in Gay Marriage, General Politics, Proposition 8, Video

Does new evidence incriminate the Mormon Church’s involvement with Proposition 8? This is Steven Greenstreet with American News Project. Activists claim that money from the Mormon Church was the deciding factor in passing Proposition 8 in California – banning gay marriage. The church claims to have only spent a few thousand dollars on the campaign, […]

January 14th, 2009 | Permalink| 3 Comments »

What the Immigration Issue Says About the Modern GOP

By Mark Thompson | Related entries in Conservatism, General Politics, Immigration, Partisan Hacks, Republicans

Alex Massie, right again: Now it’s true that immigration reform is a tough subject for conservatives. True too, that when it comes to immigration there are some many on the restrictionist wing who consider Bush to be either a) a sentimentalist or b) corporate America’s pawn or c) both of the above. Equally, the orthodox […]

January 13th, 2009 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

Say What You Will About the Tenets of Neo-Conservatism, At Least It’s An Ethos

By Mark Thompson | Related entries in Civil Liberties, Conservatism, Foreign Policy, General Politics, Partisan Hacks, Politics, Republicans, The War On Terrorism, Torture

I’ve been pretty harsh on philosophical neo-conservatism over the last year or so. In fact, it’s safe to say that of all the various (actual) political philosophies that form a significant portion of our governing political coalitions, I have consistently held neo-conservatism in by far the most contempt. And without a doubt, the basic tenets […]

January 6th, 2009 | Permalink| 3 Comments »

The Grand Old Dogma

By Mark Thompson | Related entries in Conservatism, Discuss, Elections, General Politics, Liberalism, Libertarian, Partisan Hacks, Partisan Nonsense

Me, elsewhere: Over the last few months, there has been much finger-pointing as to which particular sect of the old GOP coalition is to blame for the policy failures of the last 8 years and the electoral failures of the last 2 years…..I think these accusations are deeply misplaced – the problems have not been […]

January 5th, 2009 | Permalink| 5 Comments »

Warren, Prayer and “Unity”

By Dennis Sanders | Related entries in Barack, General Politics, Homosexuality

I know that as a gay man I should be joining like everyone else in condemning President-elect Obama in selecting Rick Warren to give a prayer at the inaugeration since he vigorously supported Prop 8 which banned same sex marriage in California, but I’m not. I don’t agree with Warren’s views on this of course, […]

December 18th, 2008 | Permalink| 7 Comments »

Caroline Kennedy Dodges The Question

By Doug Mataconis | Related entries in General Politics

The New York media is starting to ask the elusive Senate-wannabe questions: SYRACUSE — In a carefully controlled strategy reminiscent of the vice-presidential hopeful Sarah Palin, aides to Caroline Kennedy interrupted her on Wednesday and whisked her away when she was asked what her qualifications are to be a United States senator. In her first […]

December 17th, 2008 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

The Chicago Way — The American Way?

By John Burke | Related entries in Democrats, General Politics, Illinois, In The News, News

  Former Illinois Governor George H. Ryan (above) is the Republican who preceded Democrat Rod Blagojevich in the Springfield state house and may soon be joined by Blagojevich at the nearest Federal Big House.  Ryan, who served one term as Governor from 1999 to 2003, was convicted in 2006 for his role in the widespread […]

December 12th, 2008 | Permalink| 1 Comment »