The Party of Hope

Oct
12

Courtesy of Hillary Clinton:

"Make no mistake about it. We've done it before and we will do it again. America will once again rise from the ashes of the Bushes."

[h/t HuffPost]

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Illinois Campaign for Better Health Care Launches 'Faith Caucus'

Oct
10

From the Press Release:

Faith Caucus

Save the Date! Health Care Sabbath 2008 is October 17-19!

The Health Care Sabbath is a statewide effort to awaken congregations to the moral injustice of health care inequality and to mobilize them to action.

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The Perils of Ballot Initiatives

Oct
09

Imagine a world where we could pursue a progressive agenda without being distracted with cruft like this (from the ACLU's Ballot Initiative page):

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2nd Debate at the Riverview Tavern in Chicago

Oct
07



All you had to do was turn off the audio and look at the difference between the two contestants to know who won this one.

It was raining cats and dogs and still the 32nd Ward Dems had a great turnout. After the debate, State Rep John Fritchey, who'd been through a long legislative day, got up and added a personal note about his friendship with Obama in Springfield.

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Madeleine Albright's Starbucks Cup

Oct
05

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Apparently former Secretary of State Madelaine Albright is none too happy that Sarah Palin is running around (mis-)quoting her -- supposedly from the back of a Starbucks cup -- about there being "a place in Hell reserved for women who don’t support other women". Said the former Secretary of State:

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Swann Song of the McCain Campaign

Oct
05

Everyone's talking about McCain's impending shift to a more sleazy campaign. It's the underlining assumption of the WaPo article that people have been quoting:

With just a month to go until Election Day, McCain's team has decided that its emphasis on the senator's biography as a war hero, experienced lawmaker and straight-talking maverick is insufficient to close a growing gap with Obama.

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Lawn Sign of the Week

Oct
03

And the Winner is...

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Under GOP, National Debt Goes Gazoom

Oct
03

'Tax and Spend, Tax and Spend' -- that's what they're always crying -- until they get into office, when it becomes 'Spend, Spend, Spend'.

The Swamp bring attention to the fact that our National Debt topped 10 Trillion Dollars by the end of September.

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The New Bank Trust?

Oct
01

Probably not the best time to bring this up but with CitiBank and Chase Manhattan swallowing up failed banks left and right, do we really want our banking system being dominated by only one or two major players?

Bring back the McFadden Act and Douglas Amendment, I say.

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