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Wednesday, November 12, 2008


Well there you go. No "Democalypse" afterall.

a video tribute to Tim Russert

The New Yorker profiles Keith Olbermann

Michelle Obama's college years

Sam Nunn as possible Obama VP. This guy's before my time. Apparently he's pretty conservative, but well regarded on national security. I was interested in Mark Warner from VA, but he just announced he won't do it. Al Gore?

More on Clinton supporters against Sebelius for VP

the "gender wars" may not be over

I'm happy to see Obama playing offense on the latest Supreme Court ruling, rather than trying to change the subject:

"I think we should make it an issue," Obama said, referring to the 5-4 U.S. Supreme Court decisionin Boumediene et al v Bush "that said we are going to live up to our ideals when it comes to rule of law.

Obama, a former senior lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School, cited "that principle of habeas corpus, that a state can't just hold you for any reason without charging you and without giving you any kind of due process -- that's the essence of who we are. I mean, you remember during the Nuremberg trials, part of what made us different was even after these Nazis had performed atrocities that no one had ever seen before, we still gave them a day in court and that taught the entire world about who we are but also the basic principles of rule of law. Now the Supreme Court upheld that principle yesterday."

"John McCain thinks the Supreme Court was wrong," Obama said. "I think the Supreme Court was right."

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