The Mark Shields Post (Who I Think Will Win The Presidential Election)

Back when I first got interested in politics, which, strange as it may seem, was only four years ago, one of my favorite columnists was Mark Shields.  Back then he was writing for CNN as one of the Democratic counterpoints to Bob Novak. What was perhaps ironic about my affection for Shields’ regular...

The Electoral Map Continues To Narrow

Time is not the only thing McCain has working against him in the final two weeks of the presidential election; a lack of resources will continue to rear its ugly head. I say this because with the lack of resources, McCain is going to have to continue to make electoral sacrifices in order to make the best...

The Vocal Minority Strikes (Literally)

On Monday I wrote about what I see as the forming of a new silent majority.  If you have yet to read that, I encourage you to do so because it sets the foundation for how I view what occurred at a Palin rally in North Carolina. For some time many of us on the left have been revolted by how the entire...

Jesse Helms Departs This Mortal Coil (Finally)

(click the image for a restrained-but-unsentimental obit from ThinkProgress) Hey, sing ‘Dixie’ to Strom Thurmond for me once you finally get down there, you racist, homophobic assbag. Oh, and happy 4th of July...

Static Dynamics: The Irony of the End

The great irony of last night’s primaries is that while they may be game changers, from one point to the next, little has changed. If we were to look at polling averages in both Indiana and North Carolina, and then look at the voting totals that we actually ended up with, I think the general consensus...

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