From the daily archives: Thursday, October 19, 2006

Well, Sherrod Brown’s campaign didn’t waste any time getting a response put together. It’s a good response as well.

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Olbermann on Habeas Corpus

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This faux outrage on the right about Strickland’s former staffer’s expunged exhibitionism conviction is exactly why I hate politics. It is also why our voter turnout is so low, and people just tune out. It’s vile, disgusting, unsupported smears like this that drive citizens out of the political process.

What’s worse is that right-wing authoritarians know this, and use it to drive moderates out of the voting booth and increase the chances of right-wing candidates winning elections.

This exact same smear was levelled at Strickland in the primary by another candidate who was so far behind he made Blackwell look […]

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That’s mine!

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Bush revised US space policy about a month ago, and details became known yesterday.

President Bush signed an order asserting the United States? right to deny adversaries access to space for hostile purposes.

Bush also said the United States would oppose the development of treaties or other restrictions that seek to prohibit or limit U.S. access to or use of space.

The provisions were contained in the first revision of U.S. space policy in nearly 10 years. Bush?s order, signed more than a month ago, was not publicly announced although unclassified details of his decision were posted […]

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Generation and politics

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No comment, just a link to an interesting chart showing voters by age an their party affiliation, and an overlay of who was president when those voters turned 20 years old.

OK, one comment – Bush the Younger sure does look rather Nixonian, doesn’t he? Those two are the only GOP Presidents after the Great Depression who have both failed to grow the ranks of the GOP, and have inspired youthful voters to become Democratic voters.

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