10 January 2011 ~ 96 Comments

The Sometimes Tragic Price We Pay to Live In a Free Society

Cross-posted from foxnews.com
Since the tragic events in Arizona unfolded on Saturday the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, the six victims who were killed and the 14 others who were wounded has quickly become politicized. My own view is that it’s a mistake to politicize this attack.
One of the problems of a free society is that [...]

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20 November 2010 ~ 51 Comments

We’re close to cracking down on animal “crush” videos

Last week, I told you about important legislation to crack down on animal “crush” videos — where women, usually in heels, impale, crush, and stomp small animals for the sexual satisfaction of viewers. Thanks to the actions of advocates around the country, this bill has won final congressional approval and is ready for President Obama [...]

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17 November 2010 ~ 5 Comments

Kucinich to take on Issa?

One of the most damaging consequences from us Democrats losing the house will be the relentless string of hearings, subpoenas, and investigations we expect out of the House Oversight Committee. The next Chairman, Rep. Darrell Issa, has already promised hundreds of oversight hearings and investigations, from “climategate” to the jobs in the Obama administration. And [...]

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03 November 2010 ~ 28 Comments

Congratulations

I wrote yesterday about a few races this year that are very important to me personally.  In a night that had some crushing defeats across the country – these races were thankfully a few, much-needed bright spots.
I wish I could have been in Oakland last night as Jerry Brown took the stage at the Fox [...]

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01 November 2010 ~ 18 Comments

Trippi featured in election preview on GQ.com

Joe was just featured on GQ.com in the election preview article, Midterms 2010: The Gathering of the Election Gurus. Check out his thoughts on the best, worst, smartest and dumbest tactics this cycle.
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01 November 2010 ~ 271 Comments

Don’t let the insurance companies buy the insurance commissioner in CA

The big insurance companies are spending millions to buy the office of Insurance Commissioner and defeat a strong consumer champion Dave Jones. Watch this video and send it to a friend.

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01 November 2010 ~ 18 Comments

RIP Ted Sorensen

RIP Ted Sorensen

As you may have heard, Ted Sorensen, President John F. Kennedy’s famed Speechwriter and Counselor, died yesterday at age 82.
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/01/us/01sorensen.html?_r=1&partner=rss&emc=rss
I greatly admired Ted Sorensen. And I had the incredible luck to have spent time with him getting his help crafting some of the language of the Dean campaign in 2003. He loved America and his words [...]

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