On January 30, 2005, John Kerry promised, on national TV, to sign form SF-180 and release his military records. He has yet to do so.
Video of Paul Krugman contradicting himself
Setting the Record Straight on Filibusters:
Some have argued that if judicial filibusters are ended, the Senate will turn into a rubber stamp or a banana republic. That is quite a conclusion to draw. Judicial filibusters were unknown for more than two centuries. Was the Senate a banana republic for all that time? Is filibustering nominees and denying the full Senate a confirmation vote the way the Senate can avoid being a rubber stamp?
To require an extra-constitutional threshold of 60 votes for confirmation disturbs a fundamental balance between the Executive and the Senate and creates a strong potential for excess by the minority. A minority may hold hostage the nomination process, threatening to filibuster any appointment that does not meet particular ideological or litmus tests. The concept that a duly elected Executive shall nominate, subject to majority consent and general political accountability, will be turned on its head by allowing the minority a filibuster-veto in the confirmation process, and the principle of checks and balances will be damaged.
Florida recount study: Bush still wins
A comprehensive study of the 2000 presidential election in Florida suggests that if the U.S. Supreme Court had allowed a statewide vote recount to proceed, Republican candidate George W. Bush would still have been elected president.
Fourth year computer engineering student at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Grew up in Gibsonia, PA, about 20 miles north of Pittsburgh.
Here are some of my favorite political websites (besides this, of course).
Columnists: Jonah Goldberg (NRO,
Rich Lowry (NRO,
Blogs: Best of the Web
(James Taranto), Frum's
Diary (David Frum), Daily Dish
(Andrew Sullivan), Hoystory (Matthew
Hoy), Instapundit (Glenn Reynolds),
Citizen Smash (Lt. Smash), Iraq
Now (Jason Van Steenwyk), Healing
Iraq (Zeyad), Conspiracy to Keep
You Poor and Stupid (Donald Lukin)
News: Drudge Report, CNN,
Fox News, Washington
Post, Washington Times,
The Hill, New
York Times, AP,
US, Political Wire
TV: The Beltway
Commentary: National Review,
Town Hall, Weekly
Standard, Human Events,
American Spectator, Club
Opposition: (gotta keep tabs on what the other side is doing) The
Nation, The New Republic, New
York Times, MoveOn, Tom
Paine, Center for American Progress