We’ve got a new "Think Again" column called "Tea Party/Fox Party" aboutsome of the implications of Massachusetts
And I don’t actually defend John Edwards
Finally, I’ll be on Bill Moyers’ show tonight, which is rebroadcast Sunday night, talking about Obama’s first year. They have an excellent website, which is
I didn’t get a chance to talk to Bill about the Supreme Court decision of yesterday, which is too bad, because it’s really worrisome. And what really sucks about this decision is not only lack of control of the money but also the fact that this is the most irresponsible andunaccountable kind of money. The Willie Horton ads were produced by this kind of expenditure, at an arms length from Lee Atwater and the Bush campaign (though Roger Stone now says Atwater asked him to do it…). So the court has done real injustice to the quality of our democracy.
Name: Brian Donohue
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
I was amazed at Egan’s "center-right" claim in today’s Times,in part because of the data amassed by the author of this very blog (in Why We’re Liberals) that proves we are far more center left. Anyway, I have more on all that here. Note the true story about Bolton making the same claim inside the BBC studio as the ’08 election returns came in.
Name: Eric Gebert
Hometown: Montrose, NY
That was a great lecture you gave at the Center for Inquiry NYC. There is a great
Name: Tony DeSantis
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
What happend in Massachusetts was a superior candidate working his butt off to beat an inferior candidate who took a two week vacation after the primary. In special elections, the superior campaigner always beats an inferior candidate. That’s all there is to this.
If we can’t get health care reform passed with the still overwhelming majorities in the House and Senate, then we don’t deserve to be in the majority.
Next time, I’m voting for Howard Dean.