Pragmatism

AL governor shows us what happens when the pragmatic politics shoe is on the other foot.

Every Issue Isn’t A Voting Issue For Everyone

Every Issue Isn’t A Voting Issue For Everyone: “And the last thing that needs to be said is black voters are generally good at naming their interests. The party that embraces white populism–whatever party it may be at the time–has generally not been judged to be in the corner. I see no reason why this …

Does Franken Solve the Filibuster Problem? | The American Prospect

Does Franken Solve the Filibuster Problem? | The American Prospect: “For Democrats, the 60 votes will be a curse as often as it is a blessing. While it gives them enormous flexibility to move important legislation, it also turns every Democratic senator into a kingmaker or a deal-breaker, and that is a recipe for chaos.” …

No Longer a Pep Talk

I voted yesterday morning and had an emotional moment. I took my son into the booth and saw Barack’s name with “President” underneath it. Everything else blurred out and all I could see was his name. I pressed the button and lit it up. I realized I was about to live history. I looked at …

Bush’s Fuzzy Math on Kerry Votes

Only Bush could make a man’s voting record that is consistent with his stated philosophy seem like the opposite. Kerry wants to increases that taxes on the most powerful, me and those who are richer, to support some semblance of social justice. As a progressive, i.e. just left of center, I’m down with that. FactCheck.org …