Doubts about Dole

The way I see Liddy Dole is simple: She's a three time loser. First she drove the American Red Cross into the ground. Then she displayed extraordinary fundraising incompetence as Queen of the National Republican Senatorial Committee. And now, working with the Decider, she has gotten the US mired in never-ending debt, never-ending war, and a full-fledged economic meltdown.

Can it get any worse?

Live Blog with Dr. Michael Munger, Libertarian Candidate for Governor

Please join us tonight at 7:30 p.m. for a live-blog chat with Dr. Michael Munger, Libertarian candidate for governor. Dr. Munger has been fairly active at BlueNC and introduced himself here long before many Democrats found us. Whether you support his candidacy or not, tonight's chat provides us with a great opportunity to learn.

Please leave your questions for Dr. Munger on this thread.

Thank you David Price

I would like to thank Rep. Price for his support for closing down the School of the Americas and his co-sponsorship of HR 1707, legislation that would suspend operations at the School of the Americas, renamed WHINSEC, and investigate the history of human rights abuses and failed policies of the institution.

Of the 125 co-sponsors of this bill, Rep. Price is the ONLY NC member of congress to put their name on the line.

The School of the Americas (SOA), in 2001 renamed the “Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation,” is a combat training school for Latin American soldiers, located at Fort Benning, Georgia.

Congressman Brad Miller: Protecting the Constitution and our Privacy

While we ponder Barack Obama's puzzling vote on FISA, we can rest a bit easier knowing that at least one North Carolina Democrat is doing more than paying lip service to protecting the U.S. Constitution. Brad Miller not only voted against FISA, but he has quietly been working in Washington to make government agencies toe the line. That Republican rubber stamp congress did a lot of damage allowing these same agencies free reign without requiring any accountability.

Praying for Rain on a Rainy day.

We had a nice rain today. I have the windows open and the cross breeze gently passing me as I type is really wonderful. Reminds me of home. But I can't keep from wondering why the farm ponds around here still have not recovered.

I pass a good half dozen of them, ponds that is, between my home in downtown Clayton and my work on Aviation Blvd. These are just open field farm ponds. It doesn't look like any of them are spring fed, but still, not one of them is "full."

Elizabeth Edwards on Tony Snow's Life and Passing

Elizabeth penned a column for Newsweek that was published on its website this afternoon. Her thoughts are candid, especially when Elizabeth shared her vulnerability with readers this way:

And when he died, I cried. I know I cried not just for him, but-filled with fear-for myself as well. The diagnoses of our cancer recurrences ("recurrences" being one of those misnomers we simply endure) tumbled out upon one another by days, and I felt-and feel- connected to a man who loved what I loved, although we came to nearly every argument from opposite corners of the ring.

A little more after the jump

Party on

With general elections only months away, it is clear to me that progressive voices we have in North Carolina are largely falling on deaf ears. Save a precious few office holders sprinkled here and there, the Tar Heel agenda is set by people who cannot separate the interests of business from the interests of people.


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