What Christy Said…

By Tracy Russo Today’s recommended reading: Christy Hardin Smith over at FireDogLake on homelessness

Obama Ad Watch: Dignity

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Is that your final answer?

By Tracy Russo For everyone with a case of the Mondays, check out this pop quiz to help spice up the afternoon, courtesy of Democratic Oak Tree.

On Common Ground

By Tracy Russo This crossed my radar late last week and it’s been irritating me ever since. “Abortion reduction should be a central Democratic Party plank in this election,” Wallis told ABC News. “I’ll just say that flat out.” That’d be Jim Wallis, founder of the Sojourner’s organization. Now before the anti-choicers jump all over […]

Excuses, Excuses…

By Tracy Russo I’m still here. No, really. I am. Last week was a bit like living in Crazytown for me, but luckily, Sean was here, and more than capably took over the reigns. You may have caught some of what caused the upheaval on my end. It had something to do with John McCain […]


By Sean Reagan How will Heller – the Supreme Court’s landmark Second Amendment ruling – play out in rural states? I think Todd Beeton basically has it right. Obama has offered a thoughtful endorsement of the case which – while it isn’t quite as histrionic on the subject as McCain’s – doesn’t leave a whole […]


By Sean Reagan The latest LA Times/Bloomberg poll is an interesting one. In a two-way race, Obama holds a 12-point lead over McCain, 49-37. And – more interesting yet – when you factor in Libertarian Bob Barr and Independent Ralph Nader, that margin climbs to 15 points, 48-33. Even though voters believe McCain has more […]


By Sean Reagan Conservative Republican Marilyn Musgrave is facing added attacks in her efforts to defend her Colorado House seat. The Hill is reporting that the Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund has jump-started their campaign to help unseat the incumbent with a $210,000 media buy. Earlier this week, the group endorsed Democratic challenger Betsy Markey […]

Dr. Yes We Can

By Sean Reagan So John McCain, in an ongoing – and futile – attempt to demonstrate just how hip a 72-year old man can be, is now comparing Obama’s energy plan to a 1962 James Bond movie. That’ll resonate with . . . well, nobody really. Brian Rogers, a spokesman for the McCain campaign, accused […]

Talking Turkey

By Sean Reagan So I was out grocery shopping today and the woman in front of me, watching as the register just kept on ka-chinging and ka-chinging, shook her head and said, “this is crazy.” I almost pulled a Bill Clinton and told her I feel her pain. But I was too busy making sure […]