Archive for the 'Politics' Category

I’m already getting pumped for the October 2007 Term. On Friday, the court issued its final orders for the semester and they decided to hear Boumediene v. Bush and its otherwise-unimportant sister-case Al Odah v. US. One of my first posts, back on April 3, discussed the rejection of Boumediene’s petition for trial. Justices Stevens [...]

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 uploaded both the Republican and Democratic polls over at the Election 2008 Tracker. Try clicking on the charts to see a bigger view, I’m testing a new script that should add a pretty neat effect to the pictures when you click on them. In the democrat’s poll, you can see a clear-cut frontrunner (Clinton) [...]

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When I checked DailyWrit today, I cannot even begin to describe how utterly shocked I was at not seeing any posts about Ann Coulter. I mean, I figured Tex would at least have something hilarious to say. So I quickly rainchecked the topic… Yao: how come nobody has written about ann coulter on dailywrit Yao: [...]

Election 2008 Tracker

Today I introduced a new feature on DailyWrit, the Election 2008 Tracker. I’ll be aggregating a lot of different polls into a single chart that you can all see by going to the third tab from the left on the top bar. I only have the democratic chart up right now but I will have [...]

Alongside Morse, the court handed down another highly controversial ruling along the standard partisan line. In Hein v. Freedom From Religion (discussed at length here), the Court ruled that taxpayer standing does not extend to establishment clause cases arising from appropriations made by the executive branch that were never explicitly authorized by Congress. To understand [...]

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 [...]

Senator Barack Obama gave a speech at the national meeting of the United Church of Christ on June 23. He talked about the role of religion in politics, and you’ve probably heard something about it via popular news sources. The Associated Press reported that Obama told the church crowd, “right-wing evangelical leaders have exploited and [...]

In case any of you missed the ending of The Sopranos that occurred a few weeks ago, I just found it on YouTube. The Sopranos has amassed a massive fanbase during its 7 season run and now that the show has ended, we can all expect shows down the road to pay homage to it. [...]

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