Thursday | February 20, 2003
And Now Back to Politics for a Moment
Let us temporarily leave the scary world of Bush-league foreign policy, and return to some political nuggets:
Check out the story in the New Republic from Noam Scheiber about how the centralized Democratic polling apparatus for the DSCC and DCCC gave poor and lethal advice to the party's candidates in the 2002 midterms.
Note that after early misgivings from Wall Street about the soundness of the Bush dividend tax giveaway economic plan, the White House has strong-armed Corporate America and GOP Senators into acquiescence, by bribing special interests with additional tax cuts.
Bob Graham will be jumping in soon.
John Edwards made a good impression in New England yesterday.
John Judis lays many of our current problems squarely at the feet of W in the Los Angeles Times.
And Eric Alterman reminds us in the Nation why the myth of a liberal media is exactly that: a myth, while also getting a shot in at Howard Kurtz.