It’s a funny thing, but I always had heard that Minnesota values included dependability and honesty. When Garrison Keillor talked his talk on Minnesota Public Radio, he always accented the folksy, reliable sincerity of Minnesotans. I’d thought that in Minnesota, a promise made would be a promise kept. But Senator Amy Klobuchar is eroding my [...]
The military appropriations legislation passed just last week by the House of Representatives, which President Obama supports and is prepared to sign into law, increases the military budget to 58 percent of discretionary spending. [...]
Why, if he really believed that Norm Coleman should have fought against no-bid contracts, isn’t Al Franken willing to do the same now that he’s in the Senate? [...]
In the morning, Barack Obama promised transparency and open government. In the afternoon, Barack Obama declared that he will keep secrets from the American people about what he does, and he doesn’t have to explain to anyone why he’s doing it. [...]
Unequivocal – 1) adjective, English: Admitting no doubt or misunderstanding; clear and unambiguous (American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition) ; 2) adjective, Obamanglish: Completely the opposite of one’s true intentions (Pragmatic Dictionary of Political Science, First Edition) [...]
I used to visit TalkLeft a fair amount to read their legal analyses and find out information about threats to civil liberty. But when the blog became hijacked by partisan worship of Hillary Clinton, I stopped reading, because it ceased to be independently informative.
I used to visit Daily Kos a fair amount to catch [...]
The following is my transcription of remarks made by Barack Obama at a news conference in the late afternoon of Wednesday, June 25, 2008, regarding the content of H.R. 6304, his decision to support that bill (also known as the FISA Amendments Act), and his acknowledged pledge to support the filibuster of such a bill [...]
On October 24, 2007, Obama campaign spokesman Bill Burton communicated Barack Obama’s commitment:
To be clear: Barack will support a filibuster of any bill that includes retroactive immunity for telecommunications companies.
H.R. 6304 contains retroactive immunity for telecommunications companies.
Barack Obama made a promise to support the filibuster of H.R. 6304.
Time for Barack Obama [...]