July 14, 2009
The first session of judge Sonia Sotomayor's confirmation hearing was a meaningless display of platitudes. Some Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee, like Lindsey Graham, saw the writing on the wall: "Unless you have a complete meltdown, you are going to be confirmed," he told her. And with that said, just about everyone else in the room (Democrats included) decided to read their sincere thoughts on Hispanics, distate for foreign law, strip-searches or abortion, and other highfalutin theories of jurispridence into the record...
July 13, 2009
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by Jack White onJuly 10, 2009
If Obama wants to get anything done, he needs to start breaking some GOP heads. This is not the time to be making nice.
by Terence Samuel onFebruary 17, 2009
Roland Burris sailed into Barack Obama’s Senate seat as a harmless pawn of Blago’s cynical scheming. Oops. Now Rolo’s lies have given Democrats a reason to sideline him.
by Kai Wright onJanuary 23, 2009
The N.Y. governor has made the political establishment crazy. Now, there is Kirsten Gillibrand, which will only make things worse. Seems to be the way he likes things.
by Martin Johnson onJanuary 7, 2009
We don't need Congress to tell us that sports has been tainted.
by Terence Samuel onJanuary 7, 2009
Roland Buris arrived at Capitol Hill yesterday and was turned away. But this is not the travesty. The real drama and chaos attached to the Burris appointment has less to do with his fitness for the job, than it has to do with how we would like to think of ourselves and our politics in the age of Obama.
by Michael Dawson onJanuary 2, 2009
Blago's appointment of Roland Burris to serve the remainder of Obama's term in the U.S. Senate is a travesty with problematic implications on multiple fronts. As a shameless attempt at building on identity politics is used to garner support for a shamed governor, the black community is ill-served.
by Lenny McAllister onDecember 31, 2008
The Republicans just barely saved themselves from the filibuster-proof disadvantage. Following a poor presidency and the loss of confidence from the American people, they are not in a favorable position. Lenny McAllister points out a few strategic areas where the GOP can rebuild.
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