An Early Sign Of Competence

Marc Ambinder has an interesting post up in which veteran Democrats find themselves astounded with the transition operation of the Obama team. The central point here is that what we are seeing is an early glimpse at how competent the Obama operation is shaping up to be, focusing first on ensuring that come...

What Will An Obama White House Look Like?

It’s a little ironic, really.  While Bush’s first term was marked by the bullying of hardcore ideologues, and set a course for this country that was ultimately dangerous and depraved, I have noticed that in the waning days and months of the Bush administration the telltale signs of at least some...

Memoirs of a White House Press Secretary

I’ll be completely honest; White House Press Secretary has to be one of the crappiest jobs you can have as one of the President’s senior staffers.  This, of course, taken from the infinite amount of knowledge I picked up somewhere between the second and the third viewing of the entire West Wing...

Justifiably Pugnacious

Congressional Quarterly is reporting that the House Democratic leadership is just about done crafting a massive $109 billion dollar war supplemental bill. There’s only one catch. In an effort to force some needed domestic spending responsibility the House Democrats have charted a collision course with...

Zogby Poll Concludes Americans Still Haven’t Changed Mindset On Foreign Policy

Whether or not Americans were willing to give neoconservatism one last shot was not on a recent Zogby poll, but it might as well have been.  Tragically, despite the extraordinarily low approval ratings of President Bush, and the fact that a majority of Americans still oppose the continuing US occupation of...

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