From the daily archives: Monday, April 7, 2008

Stop the WordPresses! A positive story on Hillary Clinton on Plunderbund. I gotta do it. I totally agree with her here:

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton urged President George W. Bush on Monday to boycott the Beijing Olympics opening ceremonies this summer unless China improves human rights.

The problem, of course, is that we are essentially mortgaged as a country to China at this point. They’ve financed our ability to give tax cuts to the rich during a war. They hold the paper. We’ve not got much leverage. Bush basically has to go…and smile.

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I mentioned earlier that Larry Bartels has a new book about how Democratic Presidencies are significantly correlated with better economic growth. Some economists – Paul Krugman is one – are unsure what to make of this.

So what’s going on? Paul Krugman says he’s uncertain about Bartels’s results because he can’t figure out a “plausible mechanism” for them — a common reaction among economists, who generally don’t believe that presidents influence the economy enough to produce the kinds of differences Bartels documents. Bartels himself isn’t sure what causes the effect either…

…but the effect is there. There’s enough […]

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Acting in his role as Ohio’s Attorney General, Marc Dann has a done a pretty good job especially in protecting consumers and in fighting failing charter schools.

He never seems to make the news for any of his good work, though. Only for the bad choices he and his employees make. Unfortunately, there have been A LOT of these bad choices. Add to that list the latest ‘scandal’ involving sexual harassment complaints against Anthony Gutierrez – a section chief in the AG’s office and a friend and former roommate of Dann’s.

I don’t need to go through and catalog […]

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The “hill” that Hillz will have to climb is becoming steeper.

The hill that Hillary Rodham Clinton must climb to beat Barack Obama for the Democratic presidential nomination will grow a little steeper on Monday, as it has most days lately.

Margaret Campbell, a Montana state legislator, plans to declare her support for Senator Obama, of Illinois. She becomes the 69th superdelegate he has picked up since the Feb. 5 coast-to-coast string of primary elections and caucus votes.

In the same period, Senator Clinton, of New York, has seen a net loss of two superdelegates, according to figures […]

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From today’s WSJ:

The Wright question is a nonissue for Chris Redfern, an undecided superdelegate and the chair of the Ohio Democratic Party. He says it shouldn’t be a part of discussions. “It presupposes the notion that superdelegates can’t think for themselves,” he says.

Funny, I thought his response was supposed to be: “Sorry, Nick. The people of Ohio have spoken and they voted for Hillary. I have no comment.”

Glad to see the chairman is still undecided. I can’t wait until he is the biggest Obama fan in the state! Coming soon…


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