politics

27 articles tagged as politics

The House just passed a standalone bill to repeal DADT, which was expected; the bigger news is that Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-ME) has now committed to voting for repeal, after she voted no last week over what she said were procedural issues. You never know with those two Maine senators, …

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via whitehouse.gov I finished a short biography of George HW Bush over the weekend (the book I read was by Timothy Naftali and it’s part of the American Presidents series). Bush was the first President in my presidential reading list who didn’t have a wealth of biographies to choose from–my …

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via whitehouse.gov Politically interested bloggers have been posting this video all over the Internet, and I enjoyed it enough I’ve decided to follow suit. This particular one comes from whitehouse.gov and it unfortunately starts after the gracious welcome from the Republican leadership, which helped set the tone. There’s a lot …

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via pheedcontent.com I saw this map on James Fallows blog a few days ago but it keeps getting reposted elsewhere. It’s pretty interesting, really. The idea is to divide the US into 50 states, keeping population even between the states and trying to preserve boundaries where possible (Note that Missouri …

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