Monthly Archives: September 2007

The Pledge of Allegiance in Boulder, CO

Yesterday, I read a story that was covered by both PZ Myers of Pharyngula and Phil Plait of Bad Astronomy about a group of Boulder high school students that protested the weekly recitation of the pledge of allegiance at their … Continue reading

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Edwards’ public funding gambit

Yesterday, John Edwards announced that he would accept matching public campaign funds, which basically means that the U.S. government will match up to $250.  In return, Edwards must submit to a $50 million spending cap nationally during the primary season … Continue reading

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Senate passes Kyl-Lieberman Ammendment

An amendment written by Jon Kyl of Arizona and Joe Lieberman of Connecticut to a military spending bill was passed today in the Senate in a 76-22 vote.  Interestingly, this bill split the Democratic presidential field, with Biden and Dodd … Continue reading

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Follow-up thoughts on Ahmadinejad’s visit to Columbia University

As I said on Sunday, I concur with Lee Bollinger’s decision to invite the President of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, to speak before students and faculty of Columbia University because I believe that a free flow of ideas is a central … Continue reading

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Clinton campaign uses media power to kill story

The Politico’s Ben Smith has the story on this.  Basically the Clinton campaign pressured CQ Magazine into dropping a story that was not flattering to the campaign by threatening to withhold access to Bill Clinton. Now, while such a move … Continue reading

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Ahmadinejad and Columbia University

The UN General assembly is meeting in New York this week and so many world leaders are in New York.  The leader that has elicited the most controversy in his visit is Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who asked to visit … Continue reading

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Pandering

As I mentioned in this post, I was pleased when Barack Obama spoke against the following advertisement from MoveOn.org: If you cannot read the text in the image, I’ve put the body text of the ad after the jump). Now, … Continue reading

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