Chris Prevatt

Blogs & Bloggers: The New 24 Hour News Source

Blogs have taken off in their reputations and their impact on traditional news media sources over the past few years.  Nationally, the political blogs have trumped the traditional media on numerous occasions, being the first out of the gate with investigative reports that shine the light on corruption and scandals that the Main Stream Media…

Amature Hour For Political Ads

From Bob Sullivan @ The Red Tape Chronicles on MSNBC.com  The nuclear mushroom cloud reflected in Daisy’s eyes during the 1964 campaign. The revolving doors, with men casually walking in and out of prison in 1988. Enduring images from political campaigns are sometimes credited with changing the course of an election.   [ev type=”youtube” data=”6h3G-lMZxjo”][/ev]  Some…

Misplaced Faith

Okay, this story is a year old but it is still important to remember this mess when there are members of the Orange County Board of Supervisors (all of them) who think that contractng out is the best way to deliver county services.  This story, and the more recent example of problems that OCTA has…

Jubilant Crowd Recreates Selma March

  By BOB JOHNSON Associated Press Writer SELMA, Ala. (AP) — More than a thousand people gathered Sunday to commemorate the 1965 “Bloody Sunday” voting rights march – and remarked how the original protest paved the way for modern-day candidates to break political barriers. With a marching band leading the way, participants retraced the steps…

Barack Obama Remembers “Bloody Sunday”

Here is a clip of Senator Barack Obama’s comments marking the anniversary of “Bloody Sunday” in Selma, Alabama.  Senator Obama spoke at the Brown Chapel AME Church where the march began on March 7, 1965. “I’m here because you all sacrificed for me. I stand on the shoulders of giants.” View Video

JFK insider Schlesinger dies at 89

NEW YORK (AP) — Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr., the Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and “court philosopher” of the Kennedy administration who remained a proud liberal even as others dared not use the word, has died. He was 89. Schlesinger was dining with family members in Manhattan on Wednesday when he suffered a heart attack, his son…