Politics

Lynching Resolution Redux

June 20, 2005 - Just when the 13 Republican Senators who declined to co-sponsor the Senate's lynching apology resolution last week thought it was safe to poke their heads above the political parapet -- maybe a lazy June weekend would cause folks to forget?

South Carolina Straw Poll: The Real Story

June 17, 2005 - I was at meetings in South Carolina the last two days -- meeting some great progressive advocates in the state -- and somehow Wednesday night found myself at a fundraiser for the Richland County Democratic Party in Columbia, the state capitol. I was waved in free with my Southern Exposure media credentials.

Bioethics

June 16, 2005 - Check out this piece (sub or day pass req'd) by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., a joint Rolling Stone/Salon investigation into the federal government's position on thimerosal, a mercury-based preservative in childhood vaccines.

On the Road Again

June 15, 2005 - On the road today for meetings in South Carolina, blogging will be light. Some items from the news files to tide you over:

Lynching Wrap-Up

June 14, 2005 - I didn't intend to follow this story so closely, but you reach a point of no return.... Anyhow, the day in lynching news ends in confusion, as senators scramble to make excuses or claim they supported the resolution even if they're not listed anywhere.

The Pimping of the Presidents

June 8, 2005 - Remember the Lincoln Bedroom -- that place in the White House which President Clinton supposedly turned into a den of scandal and disrepute with sleep-overs by soft-money contributors?