Archive of Articles for July, 2006

Take Jimmy Carter's Advice On The Primary Calendar

[ Posted Wednesday, July 26th, 2006 – 18:58 UTC ]

We can do better than this. The ideas are already out there. Letting Nevada and South Carolina participate in early primaries and caucuses is a good idea, and I hope it is given a chance to work. But I can't help feeling it's a baby step when it should have been a giant leap.

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Rape And Murder Should Not Be A Cartoon

[ Posted Thursday, July 20th, 2006 – 17:16 UTC ]

This reduction of war to the level of a video game is disrespectful and demeaning for all concerned: soldiers who fight and die on the battlefield; relatives of soldiers who watch their loved ones' deaths reduced to a cartoon; the news media for sanitizing the brutality and reality of war to the level of a bloodless video game; and finally the viewing public for being essentially told they are children who can't handle adult images of combat wounds and death.

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The Plastic Loan Shark In Your Wallet

[ Posted Wednesday, July 12th, 2006 – 16:23 UTC ]

How many voters in Red State America would strongly consider electing a Democrat if it meant the cost of their credit cards would go down? How many swing voters would be swung by such an appeal? Most importantly, how many economically-struggling non-voters would take the time to register and vote if they were promised an end to 28% or 29% interest rates on their credit cards?

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A New Direction For America? [part 2]

[ Posted Sunday, July 2nd, 2006 – 19:02 UTC ]

My fear is that the document is too cautious and does not have bold enough policy initiatives to break into the mainstream media's horse-race mentality -- and therefore will never get heard by the vast majority of voters. This would be a shame, since the ideas are good.

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