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FERRARO AND RACE…

FERRARO AND RACE… Geraldine Ferraro wrote a horrible op-ed in the Boston Globe. She says a number of things about the effects of sexism on the Clinton campaign, which I do not propose to consider here. But she also claims that the concerns of Reagan Democrats have not been heard: “As for Reagan Democrats, how… Read more »

MORE STRAIGHT TALK…

MORE STRAIGHT TALK… Just in case anyone was in any doubt about the awesome advantage in understanding conferred by a trip to Iraq, John McCain provides a perfect illustration: “So I can tell you that it is succeeding. I can look you in the eye and tell you it’s succeeding. We have drawn down to… Read more »

A CHANCE ENCOUNTER…

A CHANCE ENCOUNTER… ABC News: “In an encounter last night in the lobby of a New York Hotel, former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan apologized for denouncing a former White House colleague, Richard Clarke, the former counterterrorism advisor, after Clarke wrote a book highly critical of the Bush administration in 2004. Now McClellan is… Read more »

MUSIC TO MY EARS… From the Reuters blog: “During a fund-raiser in Denver, Obama –a former constitutional law professor at the University of Chicago Law School — was asked what he hoped to accomplish during his first 100 days in office. “I would call my attorney general in and review every single executive order issued… Read more »

HAVE WE LOST OUR COLLECTIVE MARBLES?… Yesterday was full of interesting news. Sticking to stories that concern the election: John McCain gave a speech on nuclear non-proliferation. He also wrote an op-ed with Joe Lieberman in which he renounced Bush’s policy on North Korea. And then, in the evening, we learned that when he was… Read more »