Catching Up on Syria – Open Thread
Sep06

Catching Up on Syria – Open Thread

UPDATED 9/10 The President speaks to the American people tonight about Syria. We have a feeling he’s been busy revising his speech after a couple of fast moving developments. Viewers of any one of SIX different television news programs got a sneak peek of his speech yesterday, as he tried to sell the case to the American people.  In fact, he called the Russian plan to have Syrians hand over chemical arms for international...

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The Horse Race: Trying and Failing to Ignore the Polls
Oct15

The Horse Race: Trying and Failing to Ignore the Polls

Last month, I was starting to relax. According to the polls, the President’s chances of re-election were looking so good that I was starting to focus my efforts on keeping the Senate and maybe even taking back the House. Then came the response to the first debate and the crazy surge for Governor Romney. Now, I understand that polling is not an exact science. I also fully expected that this election — like the ones in 2000...

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After the Debate: Evaluation and Adjustment
Oct04

After the Debate: Evaluation and Adjustment

President Obama and Governor Romney faced off last night for their first debate, and the reviews — for the President’s supporters — have not been pretty. I don’t need to repeat them here; I know that our readers were watching and tweeting along too, and noticed the way Romney steamrolled over moderator Jim Lehrer while delivering his “zingers” that played very loosely with the facts. Campaign...

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SheVotes: Why I’m Taking My Two Kids & Ailing Body Across the Country
Aug28

SheVotes: Why I’m Taking My Two Kids & Ailing Body Across the Country

As the Republicans gather in Tampa to nominate Mitt Romney and their vision for an America with fewer rights and programs that assist women and families, we’re highlighting posts that illustrate what a Romney-Ryan Administration would mean to your family… and what Obama-Biden have done to help. First up: Erin Kotecki Vest on how this Administration’s policies literally saved her life, her home and her family’s...

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The Buffett Rule: Why are we even having this conversation?
Apr12

The Buffett Rule: Why are we even having this conversation?

Shortly after I hung up from my “Buffett Rule” call with the Obama for America representatives, a friend asked me why we were even having this conversation. She meant that as: who objects to a fair and equitable tax structure? Two of my fellow callers had the same thought beneath their questions. There are a lot of really good reasons why we are having this conversation and the big one is: to share facts and figures and...

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