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It has been a busy couple of weeks for all those folks runnin’ for President! Of course, everyone has something to say about Bush’s decision to commute ol’ Scooter’s sentence (you can find a detailed and thought-provoking run down here, courtesy of DryFlyPolitics). Then, yesterday, the final fundraising numbers for the previous quarter came in. [...]

The Bush Legacy

Bush’s decision today concerning Scooter Libby got me thinking. You might remember that I blogged recently about how history might ultimately remember President Bush. Similarily, there was a lot of talk in England last week about why that nation detested Blair so fervently. Several sources reached the conclusion that Blair’s faulty leadership on Iraq was [...]

While combing through the November 9-12 National Omnibus Poll by RT Strategies for the Cook Political Report, I discovered that RT Strategies doesn’t know how to spell Barack Obama: RT Strategies is one of the most respected pollsters in the nation. Their typical margin of error is about 2.2%. That translates to a typical sample [...]

Kedar and I have been working semi-religiously on perfecting the 2008 Election Tracker (so much so that we both conspicuously missed Saturday’s debate (OOPS!)). Anyway, our spiffy new graphs are really, really neat and can be found below. Democratic Primary Race (click the thumbnail to enlarge via lightbox): ^^^(NOTE: I re-keyed Gore as greeen in [...]

I am floored by the quality of the Election 2008 Tracker, which is not only comprehensive and fair, but also more accessible than similar trackers on other blogs. I am, however, disappointed that the aggregate numbers include Rasmussen – which often “finds” that arbitrary candidates have impossibly high support (ie: Thompson in the GOP field, [...]

Who would’ve thought that millions of dollars in blood money could manufacture more votes than my endorsement? Turns out Dallas didn’t quite agree with me on the Oakley issue. You can read an article analyzing how Leppert won here. Basically, he’s not gay. In equally unnewsworthy news, today is the last day of Laura Miller’s [...]

The transition from Clinton to Bush was particularly challenging for the US Department of Justice. Along with the new administration came a new series of priorities, and an unhealthily low DoJ turnover rate. This morning, The New York Times indicted the Bush administration for fundamentally shifting the DoJ’s “civil rights mission” away from race (circa [...]

A Lesson Before Dying

As the 33rd annual G8 summit comes to a close, a puzzling and perfectly perplexing power paradox seems to be arising. It has become painfully obvious over the last several months that President Bush is not the only global leader who is becoming increasingly irrelevant. English Prime Minister Tony Blair, the senior member of the [...]

Talking Heads

This morning, a friend of mine directed me to the blog of Matt Browner-Hamlin, who works for Presidential Candidate Chris Dodd (D-CT). It seems that Browner-Hamlin has recorded (and graphed!) how much time has been devoted to each of the candidates during the New Hampshire Primary debates. The Democratic “talk clock” can be found here, [...]

Earlier this week, the editorial board of The Dallas Morning News endorsed Tom Leppert in the Dallas mayoral runoff election to be held June 16. Unsurprisingly, they got this one wrong. The best candidate is City Hall veteran Ed Oakley. Oakley, 54, is an experienced city councilman who currently serves as chair of the Trinity [...]



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