Eric Florack on July 11th, 2011

Fair Lawn, NJ– I’m here piking up a load bound for Avon, NY. Which means I’ll be close to home tonight. I’ve got a doctor’s appointment of sorts to attend to, then back on the road ’till Saturday. Hot here. My truck advises me it’s 107 degrees where I’m parked. Gee, thanks for that. LIBERALISM […]

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davidl on December 15th, 2010

Jimmy Carter: Putz, from Jennifer Epstein, Politico: Former President Jimmy Carter says his biggest failure during his term in the White House was that he didn’t get to spend another four years there. “I guess my biggest failure was not getting reelected,” he said in an interview with Big Think, referring to the 1980 presidential […]

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Eric Florack on January 15th, 2010

Welcome one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the ‘sphere… The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble YEAH, I KNOW… Where was yesterday’s Ramble? Sorry about that…I had a last minute schedule change. I warned you guys that would happen as I get closer to the new job. BROWN AHEAD IN MASS SENATE RACE: […]

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Eric Florack on June 22nd, 2009

Welcome, one and all to the most intense night read anywhere on the sphere… The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble This is the Rail car Graffiti Edition. Sorry about the blur, the thing was moving at track speed. (yeah, right) They’ve let us down before, Yvonne: Over in Hartford, Yvonne Davis demonstrates how Bush- type centrism has lost […]

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Eric Florack on March 18th, 2009

By way of Bruce McQuain, who you will recall, I was a little harsh with last week on the AIG thing, comes this news: The other shoe concerning the AIG “bonuses” and the administration’s knowledge of them is beginning to drop. The Politico reports that all of the outrage from both Congressional and administrative officials […]

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davidl on February 15th, 2009

Irwin Stelzer, Times(UK) So Obama has his stimulus bill, but he has paid a very high price. He now owns the recession. He has asked to be judged by whether this bill and other measures he will propose create or “save” 3.5m-4m jobs, the number lost so far since unemployment turned up. Forget “save” – […]

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Eric Florack on September 22nd, 2008

The LA Times: Exactly 44 years after Lyndon B. Johnson became the last Democrat to capture the state of North Dakota in a presidential election, it looks like Barack Obama won’t be the next. The Associated Press reported this evening and an Obama spokeswoman confirmed that the Chicago-based campaign is pulling its 50-some staffers out […]

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Eric Florack on July 24th, 2008

 Thomas Barnett notes: Spray one apartment and the bugs move over to the next. Wherever there’s the least resistance or the most opportunity, you find them clustered. The Anbar awakening ruins al Qaeda’s long-term chances in Iraq, and so the clustering refocuses on Pakistan. With the surge succeeding in Iraq and Bush finally coming around […]

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Eric Florack on July 2nd, 2008

Over at The Politico, this morning, I note with interest a bit from James Kirchick, describing the fable of Republican smear tactics. (As an aside, interestingly, Kirkpatrick’s the New Republic’s assitant editor) The only obstacle between Barack Obama and the presidency is the mountain of smears that will no doubt come his way. That’s the narrative […]

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