From the daily archives: Tuesday, February 16, 2010

I consider myself pretty moderate on gun issues. I’m not against concealed carry permits and I don’t really favor bans on certain types of weapons. If you want to buy an Uzi I don’t really care. (though it seems perfectly reasonable that you submit to a pretty thorough background check before you walk out of a gun store carrying a submachine gun capable of firing hundreds of rounds a minute)

Funny thing about the candidates in this year’s Governor’s race: the Democrat is actually is more pro-gun than me and the Republican is the exact opposite.

That’s right, when it […]

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I heart Sherrod Brown

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Here’s a man willing to display some courage and actually advocate for what the American people want.

Although we strongly support the important reforms made by the Senate-passed health reform package, including a strong public option would improve both its substance and the public?s perception of it,” Bennet wrote to Reid in a letter cosigned by Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio).

“The Senate has an obligation to reform our unworkable health insurance market — both to reduce costs and to give consumers more choices,” the senators added. “A strong public option is the […]

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Since I began supporting Barack Obama in mid-2007, I’ve believed he was more Ronald Reagan than Bill Clinton.? More vision, less strategic.? More governing, less tactical politics.? More transformational, less transitional.? Which means that when Barack Obama is through, this country will be changed for the better, top to bottom.

I’ve also learned since those early days that Barack is a very different kind of fighter.? We’ve taken to calling it the rope-a-dope.? I think it was Tolstoy who said, “the most powerful warriors are patience and time.”? By deploying those two warriors, Barack takes a big risk that some […]

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