The Democratic presidential nominee should tap "executive branch appointees with a documented record of fighting for the public interest," say progressives who recognize that "personnel is policy."
Why are there multiple differences between the English-language and Spanish-language version of the state’s voting guide?
And guess who's behind this disastrous shift?
The bloated Pentagon budget, the mounting ravages of climate change and governmental threats to civil liberties were among the issues that were missing from the presidential debate this week.
Numbers from a recent Pew Research Center study contradict the conventional thinking on independent voters Independents are not moderates who can be swayed to the right or left with appeals to moderation and centrism, but "disaffected political partisans" (more).
Where there's smoke, there's fire. Where there's a conservative video sting allegedly capturing a liberal target saying something controversial, there's highly manipulative editing. As Mark Sumner on the Daily Kos puts it, "The ACORN video was a fake. The Shirley Sherrod video was a fake. So why should anyone be surprised to find that the NPR video is also a fake?" (more)
Fox News is out to smear the blogosphere with a slew of unsavory tactics, such as comparing liberal bloggers to the Klan and Nazi Germany. It has already met with some success, prompting JetBlue to pull its sponsorship from the YearlyKos convention.
Right-wing ideologues Bill O'Reilly and William Kristol are on a campaign to marginalize the "netroots," but on issues such as the war, Rupert Murdoch's pet pundits are the ones barking from the fringe.
Aides to Sen. Joe Lieberman accused Ned Lamont's campaign Tuesday morning -- with no evidence -- of attacking and bringing down Lieberman's website. But Markos (of Daily Kos) seems to have found the real culprit: Lieberman's $15-a-month web hosting company went down, along with all its clients. (Thanks to reader "publius" for the link.) Check out Lieberman's unfounded accusations What an oddly petty conclusion to a race that has hinged on the most consequential of all topics.