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National/US political news and opinion from a liberal viewpoint.

Gay Marriage, Domestic Partnerships and Civil Unions

Commenters on this blog certainly know their history in regards to the tradition of marriage, per my post “Fatherly advice.” I was on FactCheck.org recently and found this string that I think is helpful to the debate on gay marriage. FactCheck.org is a non-partisan site and even Dick Cheney referred to it in his debate…

America Likes Democrats Better

GALLUP NEWS SERVICE PRINCETON, NJ — Public attitudes toward the two major political parties have not changed much in recent months. That’s good news for the Democratic Party, which moved into a superior image position when compared to the Republican Party more than a year ago. Americans not only continue to view the Democratic Party…

So Much for the Liberal Media; Conservatives Rule Op-Ed Pages says MediaMatters

Washington, D.C. – Media Matters for America today released California data for its new report “Black and White and Re(a)d All Over: The Conservative Advantage in Syndicated Op-Ed Columns,” a comprehensive and unprecedented analysis of nationally syndicated columnists from nearly 1,400 newspapers, or 96 percent of English-language U.S. daily newspapers.  Because of the time, labor,…

More Guys Who Don’t Get Military Ethos

HT San Diego Union Tribune.  State Rep. Chuck DeVore recently suggested I don’t understand military ethos since I’ve never served.  But the story below is about men who have.  I have bolded some stuff for emphasis. Generals opposing Iraq war break with military tradition By Mark Sauer September 23, 2007  Retired Maj. Gen. Paul Eaton:…

Dianne Feinstein — Symbol of the Worthless Beltway Democrat

Today from Salon.com Glenn Greenwald Sunday September 23, 2007 06:21 EST Dianne Feinstein — Symbol of the Worthless Beltway Democrat In the wake of the series of profound failures that define the 2007 Democratic Congress, there is much debate over what accounts for this behavior. There are almost 300 “Congressional Democrats” and they are not…