by davej, Fri Dec 30, 2005 at 09:32:19 PM EST
by davej, Fri Dec 30, 2005 at 05:15:17 PM EST
Every now and then I come back to the idea that the "conservative movement" may have been manipulated by non-American interests. From What If It's More Than Corruption?,
by davej, Fri Dec 09, 2005 at 09:34:03 AM EST
How much is "enough?" Many Christians, even very poor ones, give ten percent of their before-tax income to their churches. For them tithing is a value. Do YOU give ten percent of your income to Progressive organizations, causes and candidates? (I'm not saying that Progressives are in some kind of opposition to Christians here, I'm asking if this can be a core Progressive value in the same way that it a Christian value.)
by davej, Sat Nov 19, 2005 at 09:12:48 AM EST
by davej, Mon Sep 05, 2005 at 12:43:41 PM EDT
by davej, Thu Aug 11, 2005 at 09:17:08 AM EDT
I participated in a DCCC blogger conference call last night with DCCC Chair Rahm Emanuel. DCCC is an important component if we are going to take back the Congress and it is good that the DCCC is active with the blogging community.
In the call Rahm repeated that they feel they have limited resources and must choose carefully which candidates to support. To them this means it is not a good use of resources supporting candidates in districts that have often voted largely Republican in the past. (Also it isn't easy recruiting candidates to run in such districts.) So they are saying that it is just a fact that you won't win the election in such districts so put the resources where you can win.
I understand this concern, but I think it's a strategy that eats the seed corn. It's looking for short-term results but with a long-term cost. As a result of this approach the numbers for next election will be even worse, and so on after that.
by davej, Fri Jul 15, 2005 at 08:51:11 AM EDT
California Governor Schwarzenegger indirectly received at least $5 million from "performance enhancing supplement" makers, and vetoed a bill to restrict their use.
More below the fold.
by davej, Tue Feb 08, 2005 at 12:03:52 PM EST
Chris has a post, The Conservative Message Machine Money Matrix, linking to an Alternet article describing the Right's communications machine. The Alternet article describes a network of right-wing organizations that I think is the fundamental reason that Republicans are winning elections. I have done quite a bit of research into this network of organizations, as well as looking into ways that it might be countered, and I'd like to offer some suggestions.
I think it is important for all of us to do some research and understand how the Right's messaging machine works, its nature, and the effect it has on our politics because understanding helps us find ways to counter what they are doing. (Toward that end I have put together a collection of links to articles about this network of right-wing organizations.)