Submitted by DCblogger on Thu, 10/16/2008 - 8:36am
Submitted by shystee on Thu, 10/16/2008 - 3:19am
Submitted by vastleft on Wed, 10/15/2008 - 11:07pm
Digby muses that "it would be nice if Democrats didn't feel the need to define their base as liberal freaks. One tends to lose interest in helping those who wipe their feet on your face after a while."
“I am convinced that if there were no Fox News, I might be two or three points higher in the polls,” Obama told [Matt Bai]. “If I were watching Fox News, I wouldn’t vote for me, right? Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Wed, 10/15/2008 - 10:35pm
Submitted by lambert on Wed, 10/15/2008 - 10:03pm
Why not? Gramm-Leach, the gift that keeps on giving:
What was a move of desperation for Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Morgan Stanley could become a strategy for a broad array of institutions hoping to weather the economic turmoil. Read below the fold...
Submitted by DCblogger on Wed, 10/15/2008 - 8:53pm
It truly sickens me the way Republicans can spend a lifetime of running our country into the ground, go on Sunday morning TV, make a few nice sounds and presto, he's cabinet material.
The latest from Steve Clemons: Chuck Hagel Will Help Obama Find his "Inner Nixon".
Clemons says this like it was a good thing. Yeah, the secret bombing of Cambodia, the destruction of Chilean democracy, and so many other things were such a good idea and worked out so well for our country. Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Wed, 10/15/2008 - 6:09pm
Submitted by lambert on Wed, 10/15/2008 - 5:52pm
Submitted by badger on Wed, 10/15/2008 - 4:33pm
Via Suburban Guerilla, there's a link to the Dembot blog, where Andrew Baron posts an open letter to James C. Mullen, the chairman of Biogen, Inc. (the first link is just an excerpt of the second, which includes more detail).
Baron's father has multiple myeloma and is near death. Biogen Idec produces a drug called Tysabri (natalizumab) which might save Andrew's father's life.
Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Wed, 10/15/2008 - 3:38pm
Submitted by Caro on Wed, 10/15/2008 - 3:05pm
Submitted by lambert on Wed, 10/15/2008 - 2:57pm
Submitted by gqmartinez on Wed, 10/15/2008 - 2:47pm
1. Claim the race is already over.
2. Use 1. above to say that the losing candidate needs to have a "game changer".
3. Make the debates such that no "game changer" is possible.
4. Declare that no "game changer" happened and so the losing candidate actually lost the debate.
Can anyone think of a debate "game changer" over the last 20 years? Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Wed, 10/15/2008 - 2:41pm
What will make this recession different, no matter how deep or shallow it is, is that it’s following an expansion in which most families received little or no raise. The median household made $50,200 last year, slightly less than the $50,600 that the equivalent household earned in 2000, according to the Census Bureau. That’s the first time on record that income failed to set a new record in an economic expansion.
Why has it happened? There is no single cause.
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Submitted by lambert on Wed, 10/15/2008 - 2:31pm