Weekend Watchdog:Networks Strike Out

Sunday morning news talk show hosts went 0-for-3 this week, failing to ask any of the Weekend Watchdog questions we wanted answered. Here’s what we wanted to know: For House Minority […]
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Weekend Watchdog:Networks Strike Out

Sunday morning news talk show hosts went 0-for-3 this week, failing to ask any of the Weekend Watchdog questions we wanted answered. Here’s what we wanted to know: For House Minority […]
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Weekend Watchdog:Networks Strike Out

Sunday morning news talk show hosts went 0-for-3 this week, failing to ask any of the Weekend Watchdog questions we wanted answered. Here’s what we wanted to know: For House Minority […]
Bill Scher
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Weekend Watchdog:Networks Strike Out

Sunday morning news talk show hosts went 0-for-3 this week, failing to ask any of the Weekend Watchdog questions we wanted answered. Here’s what we wanted to know: For House Minority […]
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Weekend Watchdog Wrap-up

The Sunday show hosts went 0-for-3, failing to ask any of our Weekend Watchdog questions. Even though House Minority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio, said on Fox News Sunday, “I’m not […]
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Weekend Watchdog

Every Friday in our Weekend Watchdog feature, we post suggested questions for scheduled Sunday guests. You can add your own questions in the comment thread. We’ll also include contact information […]
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Conservative Filibuster Broken on Canadian Drugs

Senators trying to drive down prescription drug costs failed to break a drug industry-backed conservative filibuster when the issue was empowering Medicare to negotiate. But yesterday, they successfully broke an […]
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Bloggers Take On Conservative Failure

While we were commemorating the Failure of Conservatism in DC yesterday, what was the blogosphere doing? D-Day saw conservative failure in the melamine scandal: “Conservatives care nothing about government, and […]
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Watch The Big Con Face-Off: Kuttner v. Kristol

The highlight of today’s Failure of Conservatism Conference was the debate between the American Prospect’s Robert Kuttner and the Weekly Standard’s Bill Kristol, over the question: “Can Conservatives Be Trusted […]
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One Conservative Success, And The Counterattack

The perversity of conservative failure is that by rendering government incapable or unwilling of doing anything that serves the common good, conservatives have left fewer people willing to trust that […]
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Corruption + Incompetence = Conservatism

Check out video of Campaign for America’s Future Co-Director Robert Borosage, kicking off today’s Failure of Conservatism Conference. “…corruption and incompetence aren’t idiosyncratic to conservatives. They are, in some ways, […]
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Kuttner vs. Kristol: It’s Hard Out Here For A Neocon

There was a genteel smackdown between Robert Kuttner of The American Prospect and William Kristol of The Weekly Standard. But beneath the generally gentlemanly exchange between the two intellectual titans, […]
Isaiah J. Poole
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Getting Government And The Economy Wrong

When Rick Perlstein, a senior fellow at the Campaign for America’s Future, wanted to offer an example of how conservatives have gotten government wrong, he talked about chickens. These are […]
Isaiah J. Poole
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Failure of Conservatism: Getting The World Wrong

Robert L. Borosage launched the Failure of Conservatism conference at the National Press Conference on Thursday with a broad indictment of the conservative movement and with a cautionary note for […]
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The Gipper Won’t Win This One

This article first appeared in the Chicago Tribune. As Republican contenders for the presidential nomination gather for their first debate Thursday night at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, […]
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Failing Conservatives Flail About

Today is the Failure of Conservatism Conference, hosted by Campaign for America’s Future and The American Prospect, which will seek to make the case that “the failures of the Bush […]
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Failing Conservatives Flail About

  Today is the Failure of Conservatism Conference , hosted by Campaign for America’s Future and The American Prospect , which will seek to make the case that “the failures of […]
Bill Scher
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Memories of Maria Leavey

Over at the Take Back America 2007 blog, I shared my experience being helped by the extraordinary Maria Leavey, as nominations are being accepted through May 6 for the new […]
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The Conservatives’ Secular Problem: Global Warming

Getting responsible about global warming is another way to speak to the concerns of secular voters (not to mention the religious voters who make up the Creation Care movement). And […]
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The Conservatives’ Secular Problem: Lovin’ Low Wages

The Weekly Standard’s Bill Kristol (part of Thursday’s Big Con Face-Off, RSVP now!) today published online this from Irwin Stelzer, warning fellow conservatives of horrible developments ahead: …part of the […]
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The Conservatives’ Secular Problem: Rudy’s Got It

Theoretically, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani is the sort of candidate that can help conservatives address their secular problem. With his record supporting reproductive freedom and equality for […]
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Betrayal Accomplished

Jonathan Powers remembers well President Bush’s infamous speech four years ago today in front of the “Mission Accomplished” banner on the USS Abraham Lincoln. At the time, Powers was a […]
Isaiah J. Poole
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Betrayal Accomplished

Jonathan Powers remembers well President Bush’s infamous speech four years ago today in front of the “Mission Accomplished” banner on the USS Abraham Lincoln. At the time, Powers was a captain […]
Isaiah J. Poole
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How Free Choice Act Aids Workers

More than 3.5 million people will receive health insurance and 2.7 million people will receive pension benefits if Congress passes the Employee Free Choice Act, according to a report released […]
Isaiah J. Poole
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How Free Choice Act Helps Workers

More than 3.5 million people will receive health insurance and 2.7 million people will receive pension benefits if Congress passes the Employee Free Choice Act, according to a report released […]
Isaiah J. Poole
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Weekend Watchdog:Rice, McCain Spin

We were hoping to hear some tough questions asked of Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain on the Sunday talk shows. For Rice (CBS’ […]
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Weekend Watchdog:Rice, McCain Spin

We were hoping to hear some tough questions asked of Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain on the Sunday talk shows. For Rice (CBS’ […]
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Weekend Watchdog: Rice, McCain Spin

We were hoping to hear some tough questions asked of Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain on the Sunday talk shows. For Rice (CBS’ […]
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Weekend Watchdog:Rice, McCain Spin

We were hoping to hear some tough questions asked of Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain on the Sunday talk shows. For Rice (CBS’ […]
Bill Scher
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Weekend Watchdog Wrap-up

Did the Sunday talk show hosts pose our Weekend Watchdog questions? Sec. of State Condoleezza Rice pre-empted ABC’s George Stephanopoulos. Without being asked, she delivered her talking point to justify […]
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What Global Warming Split?

The New York Times analyzes its own environmental poll, and concludes, “Public Remains Split on Response to Warming.” But on the poll questions (PDF file) that relate to actual proposals […]
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Weekend Watchdog

Every Friday in our Weekend Watchdog feature, we post suggested questions for scheduled Sunday guests. You can add your own questions in the comment thread. We’ll also include contact information […]
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Public NOT Split On Response To Global Warming

The New York Times analyzes its own environmental poll, and concludes, “Public Remains Split on Response to Warming.” But on the poll questions (PDF file) that relate to actual proposals […]
Bill Scher
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Blogger Reaction to the Dem Debate

The most entertaining liveblog goes to Minnesota Monitor by a mile. D-Day laments: “the country suffers when the questions and the format are seemingly the opposite of what would generate […]
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Anyone Care About Global Warming?

Surprisingly little questioning in the presidential debate about what needs to be done to combat global warming, though both former Sen. John Edwards and Sen. Joe Biden were able to […]
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Your Liberal Media

For the health care portion of the presidential debate, moderator Brian Williams did not ask any candidate what they would do to provide universal health insurance. He only asked either […]
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