Archive of Articles for July, 2012


[ Posted Tuesday, July 17th, 2012 – 16:59 UTC ]

Democrats in the Senate, led by folks such as Sheldon Whitehouse, Al Franken, and Carl Levin (as well as plenty of others), held a late-night vigil last night to force a vote. Today, they held a second vote. Both times, Republicans killed the legislation on party lines.

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Team Obama Should Thank Karl Rove

[ Posted Monday, July 16th, 2012 – 14:28 UTC ]

The team of people working diligently to re-elect Barack Obama should really, right about now, be sending a big "thank you" note to none other than Karl Rove -- for providing them the playbook they are now using to maximum effect on Mitt Romney. Maybe Rove left a copy of it lying around, when the Dubya administration was packing up its things to exit the White House, who knows?

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Friday Talking Points [218] -- Worst... Congress... Ever!

[ Posted Friday, July 13th, 2012 – 15:21 UTC ]

Even Truman's infamous "Do-Nothing Congress" actually managed to get a lot more done than what we've got now, folks

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The House's Pathetic Schedule

[ Posted Thursday, July 12th, 2012 – 16:12 UTC ]

From tomorrow until the end of this year, the House of Representatives has scheduled an underwhelming 41 days of work. This is pathetic. Call it "our taxpayer dollars not at work," if you will.

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Super Lesbian PAC

[ Posted Wednesday, July 11th, 2012 – 15:39 UTC ]

In fact, I'd go further and advise other special interest groups dive into the same pond and create your own super PAC. How about a "Populist PAC," for instance? Or even an "Occupy PAC" or a "99% PAC"? Perhaps, a super PAC devoted to passing a "corporations aren't persons" amendment? I see nothing wrong with any of these, to tell the truth.

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Politics Needs An All-Star Game

[ Posted Tuesday, July 10th, 2012 – 16:31 UTC ]

Today, baseball holds its mid-season All-Star game. Which got me to thinking... maybe politics should put on a similar extravaganza, at least every two years while we're gearing up for election season.

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Program Note

[ Posted Tuesday, July 10th, 2012 – 02:27 UTC ]

OK, I took Monday off, playing hooky in the warm summer sun.
Regular column service will resume Tuesday.
-- Chris Weigant
Follow Chris on Twitter: @ChrisWeigant

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Friday Talking Points [217] -- At Night, The Ice Weasels Come

[ Posted Friday, July 6th, 2012 – 17:05 UTC ]

Love is a snowmobile racing across the tundra and then suddenly it flips over, trapping you underneath. At night, the ice weasels come.

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Be Careful What You Bet On...

[ Posted Thursday, July 5th, 2012 – 16:29 UTC ]

Since it's the day after a mid-week holiday, we're going to take it easy today, and run a photo sent in by one of our faithful readers, for everyone's enjoyment.
After losing a bet made in these very pages, "Michale" humbly wore the following shirt all day long at his place of business:

Wear it with style, [...]

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A Romney Story From The Revolution

[ Posted Wednesday, July 4th, 2012 – 15:18 UTC ]

The name "Romney" has historical significance in Massachusetts, but the story goes back a lot further than just a recent ex-governor. In fact, a "Romney" played a significant part in the American Revolution -- on the British side. The name, however, does not refer to a man, but rather to a man-of-war, the H.M.S. Romney, a 50-gun British ship that sailed into Boston harbor in 1768.

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