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Archive of Articles for November, 2007

Friday Talking Points [Vol. 10]

[ Posted Friday, November 30th, 2007 – 17:07 PST ]

Welcome back to the weekly roundup of the good, the bad, and the ugly, and (as always) my humble suggestions of things Democrats should say in media interviews this weekend.

Because I've been away for a few weeks, I have to apologize in advance if I've missed something obvious this week (I'm still getting back up to speed on the American political scene). Hopefully I won't have missed too much!

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"Anti-Terror" Centers' Mission Creep

[ Posted Thursday, November 29th, 2007 – 16:35 PST ]

Eileen Sullivan of the Associated Press wrote a shocking story this week, to which little attention is being paid. That's a shame, because it details how the effort to fight "terrorism" in America is being morphed into something else entirely. Federal dollars which are supposed to go to anti-terrorism are being used by the states pretty much any way they feel. The Bush administration gave the money to the states with no guidelines as to how to spend it, so it's really not even the states' fault that they decided to use the money how they saw fit.

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The Dollar-Fifty-Six Euro

[ Posted Wednesday, November 28th, 2007 – 11:41 PST ]

When some Americans travel to Europe these days, they are shocked at the anti-American (or more precisely, anti-Bush) attitudes expressed by the Europeans. Me, I'm used to that sort of thing, so when I heard such sentiments on my recent vacation, they didn't surprise me much. But what did shock me was the airport currency exchange counter. To buy one Euro on the day I arrived, it cost me $1.56.

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Foreign Contributions

[ Posted Tuesday, November 27th, 2007 – 14:48 PST ]

"The place was awash with Paddies," said one attendee. "You were left wondering where were all the Yanks."

. . .

Although only US citizens and Green Card holders are allowed to contribute to election campaign funds, Hillary Clinton's Irish supporters could attend the Dublin event if US citizens bought tickets on their behalf.

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The Current Occupant

[ Posted Saturday, November 24th, 2007 – 06:00 PST ]

Turkey

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Candidate Speech Series: Mike Gravel

[ Posted Friday, November 23rd, 2007 – 06:00 PST ]

[This is one of a continuing series of candidate speech transcripts from all the Democratic presidential campaigns. Please see the introduction to this series for more information.]

 

Mike Gravel

Mike Gravel

http://www.gravel2008.us/index.php

 

Stepping Back From Imperialism:
Redirecting American Foreign Policy

St. Anselm College, Manchester, New Hampshire
11/1/06

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Candidate Speech Series: Dennis Kucinich

[ Posted Thursday, November 22nd, 2007 – 06:00 PST ]

[This is one of a continuing series of candidate speech transcripts from all the Democratic presidential campaigns. Please see the introduction to this series for more information.]

 

Dennis Kucinich

Dennis Kucinich

http://www.dennis4president.com/home/

 

[Note: The Kucinich campaign was unable to provide a speech transcript from Congressman Kucinich for this series. A campaign official told me that Kucinich always speaks "extemporaneously" without notes, therefore they had no speeches available. I decided to relax the rules to allow their campaign to present me with something from Kucinich, so I am reprinting a position paper from the Kucinich website here instead of a speech. If you follow the link above and click on "Audio/Video" there are Kucinich speeches available for viewing or listening to on their campaign website.]

 

Strength Through Peace

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Candidate Speech Series: Hillary Clinton

[ Posted Wednesday, November 21st, 2007 – 06:00 PST ]

[This is one of a continuing series of candidate speech transcripts from all the Democratic presidential campaigns. Please see the introduction to this series for more information.]

 

Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton

http://www.hillaryclinton.com/

 

Remarks at the Iowa Jefferson-Jackson Dinner

Des Moines, Iowa
11/10/07

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Candidate Speech Series: Bill Richardson

[ Posted Tuesday, November 20th, 2007 – 06:00 PST ]

[This is one of a continuing series of candidate speech transcripts from all the Democratic presidential campaigns. Please see the introduction to this series for more information.]

 

Bill Richardson

Bill Richardson

http://www.richardsonforpresident.com/home

 

Hard Choices:
The Responsible Way Forward for Iraq and our Military

Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
10/4/07

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Candidate Speech Series: Barack Obama

[ Posted Monday, November 19th, 2007 – 06:00 PST ]

[This is one of a continuing series of candidate speech transcripts from all the Democratic presidential campaigns. Please see the introduction to this series for more information.]

 

Barack Obama

Barack Obama

http://www.barackobama.com/index.php

 

A Change We Can Believe In

Spartanburg, South Carolina
11/3/07

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