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The Debate, Round 2 Results
Wednesday, 2004 October 6 - 1:24 am
Tuesday was the Vice Presidential debate between Dick Cheney and John Edwards. We all expected a dogfight, and we were right.

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The Debate, Round 1 Results
Thursday, 2004 September 30 - 11:53 pm
I have to say: wow! I think Kerry hit a home run.

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The Kicking Ass Blog
Thursday, 2004 September 30 - 12:29 am
I ventured onto the Democrats.org open blog thread earlier tonight.

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Eve of the Debate
Wednesday, 2004 September 29 - 11:14 pm
Well, here it is, one night before the big Presidential debate. I have some advice for Kerry (just as thousands of other people do).

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Terri's Law Struck Down
Sunday, 2004 September 26 - 11:14 am
The Florida Supreme Court struck down "Terri's Law", the attempt by Florida Republicans to bypass the court system for a ruling they didn't like.

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Town of Cary (Update)
Sunday, 2004 September 26 - 11:03 am
Perhaps I won't have to run for town council after all.

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The Federal Budget Game, Part II
Wednesday, 2004 September 22 - 11:11 pm
Give up yet? Here are some hints.

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The Federal Budget Game
Thursday, 2004 September 9 - 11:49 pm
Arnold Schwarzenegger said, "If you believe that your family knows how to spend your money better than the government does, then you are a Republican." Okay, Republicans, let's play a little game called "balance the $2 trillion federal budget".

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One More Thing
Friday, 2004 September 3 - 1:56 am
Just wanted to mention...

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Notable Web Sites
Friday, 2004 September 3 - 1:40 am
Two web sites that everyone should see.

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The Republican Convention, Day 4
Friday, 2004 September 3 - 1:17 am
The old razzle-dazzle...

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The Republican Convention, Day 3
Thursday, 2004 September 2 - 1:38 am
Oooh...

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The Republican Convention, Day 2
Wednesday, 2004 September 1 - 12:14 am
On we go. Day 2 brings the Gropenator and the Bushies.

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The Republican Convention, Day 1
Monday, 2004 August 30 - 12:25 am
I'm actually curious what these guys have to say. It's admittedly tough to listen to the message, though, without coming up with counter-arguments all along the way.

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Skewed Polling
Sunday, 2004 August 29 - 12:11 pm
Most polls show the election to be very close. But I took a look at the numbers for a recent poll, and was startled (and pleased) by the real results.

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Town of Cary
Sunday, 2004 August 22 - 12:50 pm
This city drives me crazy sometimes. (Oops: I mean "town". The word "city" is apparently too urban.)

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Responding to Republican Snide Remarks
Friday, 2004 July 30 - 12:26 am
A brother of a friend of mine, upon reading the Democratic party platform, made a snide comment about it. He was probably just trying to be funny and raise my friend's ire, but I had to respond.

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The Democratic Convention, Day 3 and 4
Thursday, 2004 July 29 - 12:18 am
The new slogans: "Stronger at Home, Respected in the World"; "America Can Do Better"; "Hope/Help Is On the Way".

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The Democratic Convention, Day 2
Tuesday, 2004 July 27 - 11:52 pm
Tonight's themes: the old and new faces of the Democratic party; hope; unity.

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The Democratic Convention
Tuesday, 2004 July 27 - 12:36 am
The Democratic National Convention got off to a rousing start, with stirring speeches from the party's biggest stars.

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Speaking Up for Gay Marriage Rights
Wednesday, 2004 July 14 - 11:25 pm
Over the last few days, there was a drive to influence the Senate to vote against the proposed Constitutional amendment banning gay marriage. One could log onto MoveOn.org, a liberal activist web site, to send a petition letter. Here's the letter I sent.

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More Bush Hypocrisy
Sunday, 2004 July 11 - 12:04 pm
Aren't Republicans embarrassed about Bush by now?

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Kerry-Edwards 2004
Tuesday, 2004 July 6 - 9:22 am
It's official!

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Jack Ryan
Monday, 2004 June 28 - 12:18 am
Just a quickie. (No, not that kind of quickie, Jack.)

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Supreme Court Cops Out
Monday, 2004 June 14 - 11:51 pm
Oh, those crazy Supreme Court justices: they took the easy way out.

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Remembering Reagan
Thursday, 2004 June 10 - 1:06 am
With Reagan's passing this week, it seems the media and the public are remembering his Presidency with rose-colored glasses. Is this just respect for the dead, or have we really forgotten?

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Bush Compares War on Terror to WWII
Wednesday, 2004 June 2 - 8:44 pm
Bush compares the so called "war on terror" to World War II. The question is, who is on which side?

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The Lottery
Sunday, 2004 May 9 - 1:00 pm
North Carolina has no lottery. This is a great inconvenience to the millions of North Carolinians who play the lottery each week.

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The Iraqi Prisoner Abuse Disaster
Sunday, 2004 May 9 - 12:38 pm
Boy, we've really stepped in it this time. Are there still folks out there who don't believe that the world hates us?

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Edwards Wins North Carolina Caucus
Sunday, 2004 April 18 - 8:54 am
In more of a statement about vice-presidential preference, rather than presidential preference, half of the Democrats who voted in Saturday's caucus selected John Edwards as their choice.

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Dirty Bush Campaign Tricks
Monday, 2004 March 29 - 1:58 am
Boy, there's a whole laundry list of thing to talk about here.

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Bush Wraps Himself in the Flag
Wednesday, 2004 March 10 - 11:09 pm
Why are Republicans so predictable? Bush's first campaign ad shows images from September 11th, and trumpets his "leadership" during that time.

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Why I Am a Democrat
Wednesday, 2004 March 10 - 12:23 am
A Republican friend of mine (whom I greatly respect) recently asked me why I was a Democrat. I didn't respond to her completely at the time, but it's something I've thought about a lot. Here are some of my reasons.

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Nader Set to Boost His Ego Again
Sunday, 2004 February 22 - 11:42 am
Oh, for cryin' out loud. Ralph Nader is at it again: he's going to run for President an independent candidate. When will the madness end?

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The Hyped-Up Draft-Dodging Scandal
Tuesday, 2004 February 10 - 10:14 pm
There's been some media buzz about the fact that Bush may have evaded his military duty during the Vietnam war. But perhaps Democrats should pick their battles more carefully.

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Kerry Piling Up Primary Wins
Tuesday, 2004 February 10 - 10:01 pm
With John Kerry starting to pull away in the Democratic nomination race, some Democrats think the party should coalesce behind him as quickly as possible.

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Bush Appoints Pickering
Saturday, 2004 January 24 - 12:54 am
With Congress in recess, Bush appointed controversial judge Charles Pickering to a federal appeals court, bypassing months of Democratic filibustering. Democrats were rightfully outraged.

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The Iowa Caucus
Saturday, 2004 January 24 - 12:36 am
Oh, those crazy Iowans. They've really shaken up the Democratic nomination race.

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Ralph Nader Won't Run for Green Party
Monday, 2004 January 5 - 12:24 pm
Ralph "I Handed George Bush the Presidency" Nader announced that he would not run as the Green Party candidate in this year's election. For Democrats, that's the good news. The bad news is that he still may run as an independent.

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Gore Endorses Dean
Wednesday, 2003 December 10 - 11:04 pm
Al Gore endorsed Howard Dean's presidential candidacy this week, surprising many Democratic party activists.

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Support Our Troops
Monday, 2003 November 10 - 12:09 am
The Bush administration is quietly attempting to deny 1991 Gulf War veterans a settlement claim against frozen Iraqi assets. The hypocrisy of this is just flabbergasting.

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The Pledge of Allegiance Debate
Wednesday, 2003 October 15 - 1:55 am
The contentious issue of church-state separation rises again. The Supreme Court is preparing to tackle a landmark case on whether it is unconstitutional to have a school lead the recital of a pledge that contains the words "under God".

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Judgment Day
Wednesday, 2003 October 8 - 9:10 pm
So it's done; the Gropenator has indeed become governor of California (or as they say in Austria, kalla-FOOOR-nia). Is the world ending?

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The California Circus
Monday, 2003 October 6 - 9:18 pm
One night until the California recall election; do residents there feel like Linda Hamilton at the end of the original "Terminator" movie, grimly awaiting a hopeless future?

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Democratic Nomination Race Heating Up
Friday, 2003 October 3 - 1:04 am
Who will the Democratic party presidential candidate be, and what will his chances be against President Bush?

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