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1 Feb 2014, 11:00 pm by Arthur Freyre
There will be no immigration reform this year. There. I posted it. I can imagine the shock coming from both the left and the right. Every election year cycle the cry for immigration reform goes out. The cry for immigration reform is the beginning of a political kabuki theatre. There is anticipated [...] [read post]
10 Jul 2012, 4:33 am by Jason Poblete
Over at the Feehery Theory blog today, John penned an item near and dear: the difference between campaigning and governing. It is a short piece and right on point. Campaigning is easy. Governing is Hard. Some folks up on the Hill should read it, several times. You see that photo of the B-26 Marauder? If [...] [read post]
7 Feb 2012, 11:32 am by The Recorder
Supporters of gay marriage gathered Tuesday at the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in anticipation of a ruling on the challenge to Proposition 8, which outlawed marriage between same-sex couples. The court's 2-1 decision finding Prop 8 unconstitutional was greeted with cheers, smiles, and fist-pumping from the crowd outside the courthouse in San Francisco. [read post]
3 Jan 2013, 11:26 am by Jacob Gershman
With Illinois state lawmakers poised to vote on legislation legalizing same-sex marriage, gay rights advocates are getting a boost from the state’s Republican Party chairman, who endorsed the bill and urged fellow Republicans to stand behind it. [read post]
13 Dec 2011, 2:49 am by pete.black@gmail.com (Peter Black)
Tonight I was on The Drum on ABC News 24 discussing the news of the day, including the Cabinet reshuffle, the latest book by climate sceptic geologist Ian Plimer, the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), and the US Republican race: [read post]
18 Jul 2011, 11:43 pm by pete.black@gmail.com (Peter Black)
Every Monday morning I appear on Andrew Bartlett's 4ZzZ breakfast radio show to discuss some of the current public and political issues of the week.  This week we discussed the carbon tax, the News of the World controversy, Queensland state politics and the Dalai Lama: [read post]
28 Jan 2012, 10:17 am by Michael Froomkin
Poltical Animal may have changed hands — Ed Kilgore replaced Steve Benen — but it’s still essential reading. For example, the pointer to this amazing interview of GOP ur-lord Grover Norquist in which Norqist looks ahead happily to the impeachment — yes, impeachment — of President Obama in 2014 if he wins a second term. [read post]
8 Aug 2011, 5:22 am by pete.black@gmail.com (Peter Black)
Every Monday morning I appear on Andrew Bartlett's 4ZzZ breakfast radio show to discuss some of the current public and political issues of the week.  This week we discussed the federal politics, the global economy, the Census, the tablet patent wars and the Brisbane Writers Festival: [read post]
15 May 2013, 1:42 pm by Arthur Freyre
        As summer begins to get closer, the 2014 election cycle will begin to rev up its engines.  This will be time to separate the potential candidates from those who will take the plunge and immerse themselves in the world of rallies, speeches, spin, knocking [...] [read post]
11 Sep 2011, 11:12 pm by pete.black@gmail.com (Peter Black)
Every Monday morning I appear on Andrew Bartlett's 4ZzZ breakfast radio show to discuss some of the current public and political issues of the week.  This week we discussed 9/11, At Home with Julia, Australian politics and sport: [read post]
29 Nov 2010, 10:56 pm by pete.black@gmail.com (Peter Black)
Every Monday morning I appear on Andrew Bartlett's 4ZzZ breakfast radio show to discuss some of the current public and political issues of the week.  This week we discussed federal politics, the Victorian election, The Ashes, defamation on Twitter and WikiLeaks: [read post]
12 Dec 2011, 7:08 pm by pete.black@gmail.com (Peter Black)
Image via Wikipedia Every Monday morning I appear on Andrew Bartlett's 4ZzZ breakfast radio show to discuss some of the current public and political issues of the week.  This week we discussed whether Facebook is making us miserable, the possible regulation of social media in Australian politics, the Republican primary content in America, and federal politics, including possible constitutional recognition of Aboringal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples: [read post]
17 Dec 2012, 8:44 am by Neil King Jr.
The call for some form of new gun limits got a boost Monday when Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, a strong defenders of gun rights in Congress, said it was “time to move beyond rhetoric” and suggested he would be open to restrictions on assault rifles. [read post]
13 Sep 2013, 12:31 pm by Arthur Freyre
American exceptionalism has been in the news the last couple of days. The first instance was an op-ed piece by Russian President  Vladimir Putin. In discussing the Syria matter, Mr. Putin wrote the following: “My working and personal relationship with President Obama is marked by growing trust. I appreciate this. I carefully studied his [...] [read post]
5 Jun 2011, 11:43 pm by pete.black@gmail.com (Peter Black)
Every Monday morning I appear on Andrew Bartlett's 4ZzZ breakfast radio show to discuss some of the current public and political issues of the week.  This week we discussed the week in federal politics, morality, HIV infection rates, Syria and the Middle East and the Brisbane Winter Festival: [read post]
22 Feb 2013, 2:49 am by Jason Poblete
If you’ve been to New York City, you more than likely have seen the orange and white steam stacks located in the streets and sidewalks throughout the city. If not,  please write and tell me what captivated your attention so intently. Manhattan has a huge underground steam delivery system. It is used for heating and [...] [read post]
25 Mar 2011, 6:15 am by Al Nye
In another update to a post I wrote recently about Gov. LePage's lame idea of forming "secret" advisory groups exempt from the Freedom of Access laws, the Portland Press Herald writes that the public backlash has caused the governor to rethink (I'd argue it's more like think for the first time) his position and he's now decided to put his plan for all business advisory groups "on hold" for the time being. Perhaps someday soon, the governor and his advisors will think through their ideas before… [read post]
5 Jan 2011, 4:29 pm by marcorandazza
By Chad Belville, Guest Satyriconista Iowa, a square state in the Heartland, is one of the few states in the US that allows any two adults of legal age to marry, regardless of gender. Unlike every other state where Supreme Courts found that government should legally recognize the unions of two same-sex adults, the Iowa [...] [read post]
12 Jan 2012, 5:09 pm by George Wilson
The non-profit organization MapLight has posted webpages as to the U.S. Congress and certain state legislatures (California and Wisconsin) regarding money’s influence on politics: MapLight’s Newly Launched Company Pages Profile Contributions From Organizations And The Bills They Seek To Influence See also here. Hat tip to Resource Shelf. [read post]
3 Oct 2011, 12:55 am by pete.black@gmail.com (Peter Black)
Every Monday morning I appear on Andrew Bartlett's 4ZzZ breakfast radio show to discuss some of the current public and political issues of the week.  This week we discussed federal politics, pokies and tax reform, some US politics, Syria and Facebook (among other things): [read post]