Book Review: Sarah From Alaska

The book Sarah From Alaska by Scott Conroy, and Shushannah Walshe, who were both embedded with Sarah Palin's vice presidential campaign, manages to accomplish the seemingly impossible. It offers an objective account of Sarah Palin's fast rise and abrupt resignation. There is lots here for both Palin's fans and critics.

Ahead of 2010 Democrats Continue to Dominate Fundraising

Even though the mainstream media loves to talk about the toll that the healthcare debate is taking on the Democratic Party, there has been a large positive upside for the Democrats. The healthcare debate has re energized progressives and fueled a surge in Democratic fund raising. Democrats are currently out raising Republicans at a 3 to 1 pace ahead of the 2010 elections.

A Brief History of the Presidential Turkey Pardon

President Barack Obama became only the fourth president today to engage in the tradition of the presidential turkey pardon. The pardoning of the turkey given to the President of the United States of America is a fairly modern tradition. Contrary to popular myth, it wasn't Harry Truman or Abe Lincoln who pardoned the first turkey. It was George H.W. Bush in 1989.

Not Good and Paw-lenty for 2012

A recent poll in Minnesota by St. Cloud University showed Governor Tim Pawlenty coming in 10 points behind President Obama if Pawlenty were to run against Obama in 2012. St. Cloud is located in the center of Minnesota, part of the extremely conservative 6th district which elected notorious Congresswoman Michele Bachmann to office not once but twice.

Palin’s Hagiography Tour Strains Federal Law at Ft. Bragg

Sarah Palin appeared at Fort Bragg today, promoting her book, "Going Rogue" to the military. Palin had promised to limit herself to signing books, no politicizing her visit, amidst general concerns that her signing would violate Federal Law (Titles 10, 2, and 18, United States Code), Department of Defense (DOD) Directives, and specific military regulations strictly limit a military active duty person's participation in partisan political activities.

The Republicans Extremist Dilemma

I have been following the news all weekend and I think the Republican Party has a real problem on their hands. I am reminded about the saying "You created this monster now do something about it" All these left wing nut cases are about to be too much. I am sure that when Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh and the Republican Party psyched these people up with their distortions and lies they had no idea that these narrow minded bigoted people would follow them to the extreme that they have.

The GOP’s Campaign to Dumb Down America

Several GOP and the Right Wing Conservatives are on a campaign to "dumb down" Americans. They challenge every bill and every policy even when it is clearly for the good of the people they represent. The right wing's greatest campaign will not be in 2010 or 2012. It is happening today as they have launched an assault on America's collective intelligence.