Go read Clem’s comments on Rockefeller’s fealty to Big Coal at his blog. I’m generally bullish on the senator, but he has long had a good deal of explaining to do to his real constituents on the matter of his ties to one of the world’s biggest environmental wrongdoers. This is a great example of regional/state blogging done right.
The most interesting aspects of her abrupt resignation announcement (it takes effect in three weeks) are that she did it as a late Friday news dump on a holiday weekend that will be dominated by the late Michael Jackson, and she gave a reason that makes no sense at all. Something smells awfully wrong here.
I weigh in on the publication of the notorious Bush Jr. “torture memos” at APJ.
In the realm of bare-knuckles dirty politics, “astroturf” is a term used to describe a bogus grassroots campaign. And thanks to the enterprising work…
Norman Lebrecht weighs in from across the pond with an outsider’s perspective on what the Barack Obama presidency might mean for the performing arts.
My commentary on the Office of Special Counsel’s excoriation of loyal Bushie prosecutor Rachel Paulose can be found at APJ.
I chime in on the rise of Democratic spinal fortitude and a need to apply the Chicago rules at APJ.
Via Lisa Derrick at the reliably ahead-of-the-curve Campaign Silo (whose missile-implying name always seems to bring to mind Onion News Network’s War for the White House reports… and if you’ve never seen the opening FOX-News-eat-yer-heart-out title sequence… but I digress…), we read that the terrific advice columnist Margot Howard, daughter of the iconic Ann Landers, is none too impressed by Slick Sally:
… about Senator McCain:
Read her entire article here.