Rolling Stone's Easter issue. ...more

Who Should Pay for the Florida and Michigan Redo?

While being interviewed by Wolf Blitzer of CNN, Democratic political strategist and media analyst James Carville offered to put up $15 million dollars if Barack Obama supporters would do the same. However, it was his closing remarks that really captured my imagination. As the interview was ending Carville casually mentioned that CNN might consider financing a redo of the Florida and Michigan primaries. ...more

We've discussed that quite a bit around here, Floridians that we are, and we hadn't come up with ...more

NAFTA: "Boon" or Bane? Journalists need to press candidates for better answers

This evening, Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama once again traded accusations that each had distorted the other's positions on the North American Free Trade Agreement. NAFTA, which was enacted in 1994, is red meat to voters in rust-belt states such as Ohio, where it has been widely blamed for a decline in manufacturing jobs. Both candidates say they've always been concerned about the treaty's impact on jobs, worker safety and the environment. ...more

It would be great if Sen. Clinton would follow suit. And let's hear what Sen. McCain and Gov. ...more

Ralph Nader Runs Again -- Do you care?

He's baaacck. ...more

He's former SF supervisorMatt ...more

Quick Thoughts on the Democratic Debate from Austin, TX

Tonight's CNN/Univision Democratic Debate from Austin confirmed one thing. If Senators Clinton and Obama can not find a way to create an Obama\Clinton or a Clinton\Obama ticket they will miss one of the greatest opportunities in history, not just American history but world history. They both have a vision for America, they are both the face of change, they both have concrete plans and they both can reach across the Congressional aisle to get things done. So what's the difference? ...more

Can A Party Promoting "Change" Use Super Delegates?

Now that the American electorate has stirred from their long slumber, they have awakened to a few unsettling truths about the US political process. One of these truths is the use of the "Super Delegates". What are Super Delegates? Wikipedia defines them as: ...more

..And your title is the fundamental question. There have been some monumental missteps on the ...more

Republican and Democratic Debate Reactions

I was in elementary school when Ronald Reagan was in office. As a fourth-grader, I cringed when President Reagan appeared on television, interrupting all the regularly scheduled programs to talk about the economy of the United States. It wasn't until ten years later that I truly understood what the term "Reagan conservative" meant. Now, as a 29-year-old wife and mother, politics is constantly on my mind. Never before have I been more interested in the government, the upcoming election or the debates, primaries and caucuses that have captured my attention for the last several months. ...more

I caught the part of the exchange over whether Romney called for a timetable for withdrawal. He ...more

Edwards: Not Ready To Back Down

Call it a rampant case of TB (True Believerism), but I want to believe in someone the way people used to believe in John F. Kennedy. And John Edwards fed my anger -- and urgency to affect change. I take the words of the Dixie Chicks when I say, "I'm still mad as hell, and I don't have time to go 'round and 'round and 'round." Instead of praying to the porcelain god, we need the unwavering faith of a friend who will remind us that "we are better than this." ...more

Bloggers React To The Florida Primary and Disenfranchised Voters

Today was the long awaited, and highly controversial Florida primary. In the end McCain would defeat Romney, leaving Giuliani in the Republican dust. ...more

Hi Amy. It will be very interesting to see how this whole delegate thing shakes out. Over 1.5 ...more

Toni Morrison Endorses Barack

So! Literary genius Toni Morisson endorsed Barack Obama today. I think that's fantastic because she is the person who labeled President Clinton with the "first black president" metaphor. Which is important to note: IT WAS A METAPHOR! She didn't think he was really black, but because of his rapport with blacks, she labeled him as such. Here's what she wrote in her endorsement: ...more