Well, I Guess President Bush Has It Sewn Up

Poll: good news for President Bush – (United Press International) Based on what I’ve been hearing to date — with Kerry leading in the polls — there was much celebration and much was being made of it. I said it doesn’t mean anything, it’s too early and President Bush hadn’t started campaigning yet. Well, he has started campaigning and it still doesn’t...
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One More Reason Shirin Ebadi Deserved A Nobel Peace Prize

President Bush and Shirin Ebadi on Rights I suspect that when freedom is the norm in the Middle East, people will point to Shirin Ebadi as a pioneer. She has a strong conviction that Islam and freedom are compatible and I hope she’s right. President Bush agrees and is even sounding a bit Jeffersonian in his language. Iranian human rights activist Shirin Ebadi spoke at a conference on Islam and...
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Is Democratic Voter Turnout Up? Not Really.

A Democratic Rush to the Polls? Well . . . (washingtonpost.com) Interesting bit of data on the much-vaunted Democratic turnout. Turns out it’s overstated. I’ve been hearing about this for weeks and wondering about the significance. Doesn’t seem to amount to much since the numbers Democratic operatives have been spouting don’t take population changes into account and it isn’t...
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Civility Out The Window

Hopes for Civility in Washington Are Dashed (washingtonpost.com) As many have said, myself included, this will be a nasty year in politics. I don’t understand the hatred that President Bush faces, but it’s there and it’s real. My own theory is that he has done a lot in his term and making big changes creates enemies. To wit: * Removed our signature from the treaty creating the International...
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Another View On The Immigration Policy

You could say that I’ve taken the coward’s way out on the immigration proposal put forth by President Bush. I’m troubled by the idea of rewarding illegal behavior and I believe in the rule of law. I also recognize that illegal immigrants are criminals simply by setting foot on our soil. However, I consider increased immigration both inevitable and desirable because of the boomer retirement...
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Runaway Spending

Economist.com | George Bush’s big-government conservatism The Economist takes a much-deserved swipe at President Bush for letting spending get out of control and points out that most of it has not been on the military or homeland security. In fairness, they point out that neither party seems interested in balanced budgets — the nine dwarves want to repeal the Bush tax cuts but have already...
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Another Born-Again Progressive Takes Aim At President Bush

In the past I’ve said that Mike simply speaks the truth, unadorned with bullshit and he’s in fine form in this post about Rickie Lee Jones, another burned out lefty looking for meaning in her life: Oooo, there it is, the Left’s newest favorite scarifying boogey-man: Fox News!!! Run away, run away!! As for the rest of this, two points: we’ll see if you Loons have what it takes...
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I Doubt Clark Will Beat Dean

General Amnesty (washingtonpost.com) Michael Kinsley has written a great column here. He’s also, unintentionally, described the problem with President Bush from a right-winger’s perspective. Kinsley is accusing Democrats of going after the candidate that’s the least acceptable, but still tolerable, to their base in the hope of getting the votes of people they will never get. I don’t...
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I’m The Dope That’s On The Ropes

CNN.com – Saudi official, Bush to meet on 9/11 report – Jul. 28, 2003 This is good news. I’ve been a supporter of this administration and have still been troubled by its penchant for secrecy. Releasing the 28 pages will end any controversy for the administration, though it could spell trouble for the Saudis. Even if there is no incriminating information regarding the Saudis and 9/11,...
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President Bush Can Win New York In 2004

Guardian Unlimited | World Latest | Giuliani: Bush Can Win New York in 2004 I’m sure Giuliani has maintained his popularity in New York and will be campaigning hard for President Bush in that state. If President Bush wins New York, it will be the first time a Republican has won New York since 1984 when Reagan drubbed Walter Mondale. It would also be devastating to Democrats because New York is...
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