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The Core of it All

If you’re unclear why impeachment hearings are needed in the Ukraine scandal, this lays it out pretty darned well, in my view.

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No room for this in our discourse

This is an actual tweet made by an actual Texas state legislator in response to the public showing up to the Texas State Capitol building in favor of a filibuster of an abortion bill. Regardless of your views on the bill itself, I think all decent people can agree that the public showing up to a public place to express a political opinion in a nonviolent manner is the exact inverse of “terrorism.” Shameful.

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Sanford

Mark Sanford won his old House seat back tonight.

Until we hold the people who represent us to a higher standard, we get the representation we deserve.

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In Brief Politics

This Is No Hugo

The Governor thinks the SC Department of Revenue data breach is like Hurricane Hugo.

God forbid we get a hurricane right up the gut in Charleston during the Governor’s tenure.

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In Brief Politics

What’s Chuck Woolery up to?

Ever wondered what Chuck Woolery was up to?

I don’t agree with his politics but the videos are pretty entertaining.

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In Brief Politics

Statement from Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) on Presidential Debate

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Save Big Bird!

The live stream of this search term is just nuts. Here’s a widget you can watch it with:


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Obama v. Romney, Part One

Will be keeping an eye on the debate for a little while tonight. What better way to try the new WordPress live blog plugin than to try live-blogging the debate? Here we go…

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Zingers

It’s only fitting that in the age of bumper-sticker politics and unsourced Facebook chain messages that a presidential candidate will lean on “zingers” in a debate. For better or worse, this is what people respond to right now in our 140-character-at-a-time, soundbite society.

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Who’s supporting SOPA and PIPA?

ProPublica has a nicely designed interactive list of likely SOPA and PIPA supporters in both chambers of Congress. Current TV has a cool explanation about how ProPublica’s app, dubbed SOPA Opera, determines who is a supporter and who is an opponent — pretty fantastic stuff (especially if you’re into sentiment analysis).