Tag Archive for History

The Willie Horton-ing of Barack Obama

Floyd Brown is the creator of the infamous Willie Horton ad than sunk the candidacy of Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis in 1988.  The ad portrayed Dukakis as soft on crime even though crime rates plunged in the late 80s as part of the Duke’s Massachusetts Miracle. Floyd Brown is at it again.  This time against…

Inspirational Quote of the Day

I was given a wonderful new book recently: “What Liberals Believe,” a collection of quotes put together by William Martin.  I will try and post some particularly good ones in the days ahead. “Progressives cannot continue to play defense in the battle of ideas…The stakes are too high.” – Senator Edward M. Kennedy, March 10,…

CNN: Democrats want Dream OC Ticket-Obama/Clinton

I’m not the only one.  I remember the debate in Hollywood just before Super Tuesday where someone suggested they run together and there was this thunderous ovation.  The economy remains issue number one.  And John McCain has already said he doens’t know a lot about economics.  How about a ticket with degrees froim Harvard and…

Sexism… What Sexism?

Seriously, why can’t our own press report about the realities of our politics? Why must I resort to the foreign press to find the truth? Well, at least the New Statesman of Scotland is willing to say what hardly anyone on our side of the pond is willing to admit. Gloating, unshackled sexism of the…

Hillary and her reasons for staying in the race.

In order to change our debate a little, and if possible away from Hoa Van Tran, I bring up Hillary Clinton’s remarks to the Sioux Falls Argus Leader editorial board this week. What makes this whole thing disturbing is that it is pretty clear that Hillary wil not withdraw from the Presidential Primary until after…

Recent Register Editorial Page Headlines

Most people think the reporters or columnists for newspapers write the headlines associated with the news stories or columns that carry a reporter or columnist’s byline.  That isn’t true at larger papers, as copy editors will write a headline that fits the space and captures the essence of the story or the column. Some recent…