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10 December 2009 11:17 PM
I love the four other candidates in the Air America contest.They are all great bloggers and a couple of them I am delighted to call friends.This is an election, though, and I like competing in elections, so I thought I would give you reasons you should consider voting for me in spite of the high quality of my competitors.I am not going to call it my top ten reasons, because I might think of other

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10 December 2009 11:17 PM
WASHINGTON – The latest government effort to create jobs should have the same tough restrictions on lobbyists and lawmakers' pet projects as the $787 billion stimulus plan did, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said Thursday.LaHood is the first official to say whether the administration wants to replicate the requirements of last February's economic aid package.That plan mandated that eve

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10 December 2009 10:37 PM
Bigotry should have no place in elections, but alas it often does.As the mayoral race in Houston enters its final stages homophobia has emerged as a potent political issue.Annise Parker, 53, is a Rice graduate who served as a council member and controller with 20 years experience in the oil and gas industry, while her opponent Gene Locke, 61, is a former City Attorney and current law partner at A

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10 December 2009 10:28 PM
Despite weeks of leaks and speculation there was a REAL surprise in the President's speech, which was move in and out FAST!! .Obviously there is a lot of risk in that plan.But there may have been greater risk in any other plan.The really brilliant part of his carefully reasoned plan was his recognition that to avoid getting mired down, he had to lay down a clear, short, firm time table.Otherwise

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10 December 2009 10:28 PM
In the world of traditional media, it's not all that common for movement progressives to get a platform, which is why I wanted to tell everyone the good news: Today, Clear Channel announced the launch of my new radio show on KKZN-AM760 - the statewide progressive radio station here in Colorado.The show runs every weekday morning from 7am-10am MST (9am-12pm ET).You can tune in locally on AM760 on

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10 December 2009 10:28 PM
Government reports seldom make for interesting reading.Typically the material is dry, the authors employ sterile English, and the findings are diluted into a mush of possibly and probably. This, largely, is not the case with the most recent document issued by the Congressional Oversight Panel charged with monitoring administration of the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP).I would go so far a

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10 December 2009 10:28 PM
The enforcement arm of the Catholic Church has ordered feeding tubes to be inserted in all comatose and vegetative patients in Catholic institutions and maintained indefinitely.Compassion & Choices has warned of the impact this will have on your healthcare choices.I want to make clear the sources of the outrage I expressed in my last blog.For years I have been well-acquainted with the Ethical and