GOP Hops Aboard the Inevitability Train

Speaking of (perceptions of) the inevitability of Sen. Clinton winning the Democratic nomination for president, Republicans are behaving as if the votes have already been cast. The Hill newspaper has a piece today about Stop Her Now and other efforts to tarnish Clinton’s image in anticipation of her winning the nomination. And Mike …

Re: Phony Soliders

Via Ana, who is not able to post it herself at the moment, comes this reaction to Rush from John McCain:

Any American who risks his or her life to defend us has earned the respect and gratitude of every American citizen, irrespective of their views on this
war. If Mr. Limbaugh made the remark he is reported to have made, it

In the Arena In the Arena

Phony Soldiers

Where to begin on Rush Limbaugh’s latest depravity? Well, you can say that he’s got the authority, given his long illustrious combat record, to criticize the courage and patriotism of U.S. troops in the field…except, well, wait a minute. He doesn’t have a combat record.

Or you could remind that specious windbag that two of the seven …

Not Live-Blogging the NH Dem Debate

Note: I wrote this yesterday, but idiotically didn’t hit “publish.” Perhaps a thought still worth reflecting on…

Just to judge by the chatter in the mediasphere about last night’s debate, it sounds like Hillary “won” (insofar as these things are winnable): she got off a few good lines (mostly having to do with Bill), she made some …

Edwards to Take Matching Funds

This means he also has to stay within the federal election system’s spending limits, which could make it far more difficult to compete against such deep-pocketed rivals as Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. (He is the first top-tier Democrat to do that; on the Republican side, John McCain expects to do the same.) Edwards insists this is …

Romney Announces a Winner

Continuing today’s do-it-yourself theme here in the Swamp, Mitt Romney’s campaign has announced a winner of its Create Your Own Ad contest:

Ana earlier noted an entry by our former colleague John Dickerson, who is now at Slate. But those folks at Slate didn’t stop there. There was also this one, by former Clinton domestic policy …

Edwards v. Edwards

Apparently, John Edwards was for combat missions in Iraq before he was against them. In his September 7 speech on terrorism, here’s what he had to say:

Even though the presence of U.S. troops has served as an attractive target for terrorists, our eventual withdrawal will not remove the threat. As president, I will redeploy troops into

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