Monthly Archives: July 2009

Palin’s Last Shot On Wolves & Ashley Judd; Congress Shoots Back

Shannyn Moore Just a girl from Homer. July 30, 2009 Several days have passed since Sarah Palin’s final stop on the “Quitstock” Tour. I feel like I’ve awoken from a strange, surreal dream. I can’t yet tell if it was … Continue reading

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Dead fish: Sarah Palin, the future of the Republican Party, leaves office without an iota of credibility

Michael J.W. Stickings The Reaction July 27, 2009 “Sarah Palin leaving governor’s post amid confusion, criticism,” says the L.A. Times. I’d say that’s putting it mildly. While she’s as wildly popular as ever among the GOP’s extremist faithful, those in … Continue reading

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Bite Your Tongue

Maureen Dowd Op-Ed Columnist The New York Times July 26, 2009 Being obnoxious isn’t a crime. As we reflect on the arc of civil rights dramas from Jim Crow to Jim Crowley, my friend John Timoney, the police chief of … Continue reading

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Methland vs. Mythland

Timothy Egan Timothy Egan Blog The New York Times July 20, 2009 Like a brief, intense summer squall, a media storm passed over small-town America a few years ago, stripping away what was left of the myth of the rural … Continue reading

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My GOP: Too old, too white to win

A Republican looks at the numbers and sees disaster ahead, unless his party figures out how to be less — caucasian Bill Greener Salon.com July 20, 2009 Republicans can engage in complicated studies to determine the standing of our brand. … Continue reading

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Another C Street Vet Falls To An Extramarital Affair

Rachel Slajda TPM Muckraker July 16, 2009 Former Congressman and C Street resident Chip Pickering’s estranged wife has filed a lawsuit against Pickering’s alleged mistress. Leisha Pickering is suing Elizabeth Creekmore-Byrd for alienation of affection. Rep. Pickering, a Republican from … Continue reading

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Sessions’ Hate Speech

Tom Gilroy Huffington Post July 14, 2009 Much of the progressive blogosphere is aghast at the embarrassing Republican strategy of putting Senator Jeff Sessions, a man with a history of racially insensitive statements, as the central interlocutor of a Hispanic … Continue reading

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