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Greatness and pettiness

Been thinking about this speech a lot in the last couple days. Jeff Bridges from The Contender: [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKZdOc0nkwU&hl=en&fs=1&rel=0&w=425&h=344] Yes, I’m a sap. And a hopeless optimist. But I’d like to think that as a country we can avoid falling into the abyss of demonization and hate,...

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John McCain’s dishonorable campaign

Another day, another breath-taking ad from the McCain campaign: [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVLQhRiEXZs&w=425&h=344] Go read the supporting evidence at McCain’s site; here’s the relevant portion: The Full Text Of S.B. 99 Included Changes That Would Offer Sex Education To Children Beginning In Kindergarten. “Each class or course in comprehensive sex...

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Google at the conventions

Sarah Lai Stirland has a nice piece has a good piece over at Wired about what we’re going to be doing in Denver and in St. Paul at the Democratic and Republican conventions. I’ve been working on plans for the Democratic convention for months, and it’s hard...

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McCain and the Cross

Keep an eye on this: Andrew (and others) are poking around McCain’s cross anecdote, and so far can find no reference to it (not in a prior retelling of McCain’s Christmases in captivity, not anywhere before 1999 when it appeared in Faith of My Fathers). If this...

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Could it be… Hillary?

Like everyone else, I’ve wasted a ton of cycles wondering who Barack’s VP choice would be. For a long time, I’ve thought Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer — governor in a red state, fluent in Arabic, farmer, lived in Saudi Arabia for years — was a great off-the-radar...

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Blog? What blog?

Even I will acknowledge the irony of being the guy who has proclaimed — for years — that anyone who says they don’t have time to blog is lying, lazy, or both. So what’s my excuse? My last post was over a month ago. I don’t think...

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