We’re Number 144!

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VotingResearch.org conducted a study of the 237 cities in the country to see which is most liberal.  Winston-Salem, where I live, is ranked #144, while Greensboro — a mere 20 minutes away — is ranked #72.  Concord NH, where I grew up, is not on the list, but Manchester NH is ranked #159. You can see the liberal rankings of … Read More

Hello, Ladies!

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"A Democratic polling memo released yesterday found that women, who voted for President Bush last year in large numbers, have begun migrating back to their traditional home in the Democratic Party as the public’s agenda has shifted from homeland security and terrorism to domestic concerns such as jobs and the economy," the Washington Post reports.

Gods and Democrats

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Reprinted from The American Street (PZ Myers): Amy Sullivan has a pet peeve: “the seemingly reckless way in which terms like ‘values’ and ‘religion’ and ‘morals’ are being tossed about in the press.” She’s an outspoken liberal Christian, and I’m an outspoken liberal atheist, and I have to say that I agree completely. I also somewhat agree with this comment, … Read More

Top Twenty Worst Americans

Ken AshfordBlogging, Democrats, Republicans3 Comments

Several blogs were surveyed and asked to list, in order, the twenty worst figures in American history. Here are the results for right-winger bloggers, as tallied here: Honorable Mentions: Ted Bundy (5), Jane Fonda (5), John Wayne Gacy (5), John Walker Lindh (5), Joe McCarthy (5), Michael Moore (5), Boss Tweed (5) 17) Franklin Delano Roosevelt (6)17) John Walker (6)17) … Read More

Should Democrats Embrace Intolerance?

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Hell, no, says Digby.  He quotes from an interview of David "Mudcat" Saunders which says: Saunders, who has worked on the campaigns of Mark Warner, John Edwards, and Bob Graham, thinks that if Democrats ease up on the culture stuff they can win in the South: "We’ve got an affection for big guns and fast cars. It’s a macho thing. … Read More

Right Blogosphere vs. Left Blogosphere

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Chris Bowers at MyDD has an excellant post comparing the right wing political blogosphere with the left wing political blogosphere. It is worth a study, not just a mere read, so do it. The basic thrust is this: The left wing blogosphere gets more traffic The left wing blogosphere has been more influential in affecting actual political change (raising money … Read More

Decision 2016

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For those of you who want a sneak-peak of the man who will be elected President in 2016, you can read about him here, or just watch the Democratic convention keynote speech on July 27. I’m not kidding. I already got $100 bucks riding on this guy in a bet with my Mom. (In 1974, she bet me $20 that … Read More

President Obama

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Sounds like the leader of some distant "third-world" country, no? Nope. We might be talking about "U.S. President Barack Obama" 20 years from now (or less). The bright new wunderkind of the Democratic Party is getting all kinds of good press, and deservedly so. Starting in November, and until he decides to move onward and upward, you’ll be hearing much … Read More

The Third Front

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Billmon of the Whiskey Bar has some interesting thoughts on the unification of interests between progressives (as distinguished from John Kerry-like "neolibs") and libertarians. It takes him a while to get to that point, but the journey is interesting as well. An excellent read from an underrated blog. Excerpted highlights: Strategically, the neocons and their neoliberal collaborators now hold the … Read More