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2008Central.net’s Presidential Election Podcast (11/26/07)

By 2008Central.net | Related entries in Debates, Democrats, Dodd, Edwards, Fred Thompson, Giuliani, Hillary, Huckabee, Republicans, Smart Things Said By Smart People

This podcast covers (1) problems with Bill Richardson’s campaign, (2) the reality of Mike Huckabee’s recent momentum, (3) Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama argue over a Novak Column, (4) the significance of experience in the 2008 election, (5) Fred Thompson’s troubles and (6) more… [Listen Online] [Subscribe to 2008Central.net's Presidential Election Podcast] Feel free to […]

November 26th, 2007 | Permalink| No Comments »

2008Central.net’s Presidential Election Podcast (11/05/07)

By 2008Central.net | Related entries in Debates, Democrats, Hillary, Iowa, Iran, Iraq, Media, Smart Things Said By Smart People

This podcast covers the MSNBC Democratic debate in Pennsylvania. Specifically, we discuss (1) Hillary Clinton and immigration, (2) the styles of Obama and John Edwards, (3) how the campaign has progressed since the debate, (4) Biden and his quips and more… [Note: audio problems have been corrected in this podcast...many thanks for your patience] [Listen […]

November 6th, 2007 | Permalink| No Comments »

“The Letter”

By Dennis Sanders | Related entries in General Politics, Smart Things Said By Smart People

My blogmate Pete Abel over at Central Sanity, came up with an idea of a letter to GOP Leaders urging them to pay attention to the moderates within the Party. The letter is catching on and I wanted to share what he has written with you. Yeah, I know some will think this is a […]

June 21st, 2007 | Permalink| 4 Comments »

Honoring The Troops

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Smart Things Said By Smart People, War

A good point by one of our soldiers in Afghanistan: An Army sergeant complained in a rare opinion article that the U.S. flag flew at half-staff last week at the largest U.S. base in Afghanistan for those killed at Virginia Tech but the same honor is not given to fallen U.S. troops here and in […]

April 23rd, 2007 | Permalink| 3 Comments »

Two Kinds of Conservatism

By Dennis Sanders | Related entries in General Politics, Partisan Hacks, Smart Things Said By Smart People

The recent spat between California Governor Arnold Scharzenegger and talk show host Rush Limbaugh shows two examples of modern conservatism. More here. Tweet

March 22nd, 2007 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

Is Obama’s “Both/And” the Essence of Centrism?

By amba | Related entries in Gender, General Politics, Ideas, Race, Smart Things Said By Smart People, Social Programs

It’s become fashionable to put down Barack Obama, just to compensate for the embarrassing fervor of his fans. But that too can go too far, and today I read something that reminded me what it is about him that genuinely appealed to me before he was a superstar. From an excellent Seattle Times column by […]

March 13th, 2007 | Permalink| 4 Comments »

John Derbyshire On John Kerry

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Smart Things Said By Smart People

The National Review contributor sums it up best… John Kerry is awful, and anything we can do further to degrade his political prospects is worth doing. But really, I saw a clip of him making the much-deplored remark, and it was obvious that the dimwit in Iraq that he referred to was George W. Bush, […]

November 1st, 2006 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

Maddox On 9/11 Conspiracies

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Smart Things Said By Smart People

If you’ve never visited “The Best Page In The Universe,” what can I say…you’re missing out on so much. As always, the author Maddox tears apart 9/11 conspiracy films like Loose Change with the greatest of ease. One note, his site isn’t safe for work, but really…who cares. Tweet

August 7th, 2006 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

Quote of the Day

By Dennis Sanders | Related entries in Partisan Hacks, Smart Things Said By Smart People

Mr. President, On behalf of millions of gay and lesbian Americans, I write to denounce your decision to divide the American family by promoting an amendment that would insert discrimination into the United States Constitution. Your decision to use the grounds of the White Houseâ€â€?America’s Houseâ€â€?to advance discrimination is an insult to millions of fair […]

June 6th, 2006 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

Word!

By amba | Related entries in History, Smart Things Said By Smart People, The War On Terrorism

Senator Pat Roberts: “I am a strong supporter of civil liberties. But you have no civil liberties if you are dead.” What the Senator is saying is that saving lives trumps all else. And I cannot disagree more. Saving lives trumps much. And how much it trumps is a valid area for discussion and disagreement. […]

May 20th, 2006 | Permalink| 8 Comments »