Monthly Archives: February 2008

Hope Just Kicked Fear’s Ass

Facing polling trends that look like this in Texas, Hillary Clinton pulled out the kitchen sink, wrapped it up with fear, and tossed it at Barack Obama. Today the Clinton campaign released the following ad in Texas aimed at scaring … Continue reading

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Only Connect

Last week I received an email from a dear friend. The email came from Sweden, on Valentine’s Day. I have spent the better part of this week trying to craft a response. I have failed. This post is my attempt at … Continue reading

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Samantha Power On Sergio Vieira De Mello

A remarkable woman has written a book on a remarkable man who lived an extraordinary life. Tonight I went to hear Samantha Power speak at Politics and Prose on her new book Chasing the Flame: Sergio Vieira de Mello and the … Continue reading

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Virginia Votes

Barack Obama’s victory speech delivered at Madison, Wisconsin after winning Virginia, Maryland and DC: Virginia County-by-County results (as of 2/13/2008 1:00 AM): The map below shows how total Barack Obama’s victory over Hillary Clinton is shaping up to be. Obama (counties in … Continue reading

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Searching For Bobby Kennedy

The first time I heard the name Barack Obama was in 2004 when he delivered the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention. It was a rousing speech. The speech rivaled Mario Cuomo’s nominating speech at the 1992 Convention. The … Continue reading

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