26 Aug 2009
August 26, 2009

Ted Kennedy

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22 Aug 2009
August 22, 2009

Best Blogs for Rules Geeks

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Here is my list of 10 blogs that do a fine job of covering party rules and related election law issues: Nate Silver’s fivethirtyeight.com Dem Con Watch Frontloading Blog The Green Papers Cal Tech’s Election Updates    Rick Hasen’s Election Law Blog Edward Still’s Blog on politics and law  The Forum – A peer reviewed journal of..

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21 Aug 2009
August 21, 2009

DNC to Meet Sept. 10-12 in Austin

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The Democratic National Committee hold its fall meeting  on September 10-12, 2009 (Thursday-Saturday) at the Renaissance Austin Hotel in Austin, Texas.  (The DVPA State Central Committee, by the way, will also meet on Sept. 12th, but I will be in Austin.)  The meeting will focus on advancing the initiatives of President Obama’s administration. The business portion..

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21 Aug 2009
August 21, 2009

DNC Official Weekly Report – Aug 20

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Health Care and a bit more – are we starting to turn the corner and are people starting to focus on the reality of the health care issue and not irrational fears and misinformation? Here’s the DNC Weekly Report (Sorry I am a day late in posting – technical difficulties, masterfully solved by Steve Bunn as..

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14 Aug 2009
August 14, 2009

Health Care – Reason and Empathy

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How in the world did the health care debate get so ugly?  This isn’t about sacrificing the well being of the American people on the altars of Communism or Corporate Greed.  It is – or it should be – about  an issue that directly affects everyone and how to make the system work better for..

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The DNC has issued a good summary demonstrating why we need sensible health care reform now.  For more info:  http://my.barackobama.com/page/s/commitaugust.  See below.

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As discussed on this site, the DNC Change Commission was established at last year’s National Convention and is charged with recommending changes to the Party’s 2012 presidential nominating process,- focusing on: 1) changing the window of time during which primaries and caucuses may be held 2) reducing the number of superdelegates and 3) improving the caucus system…

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03 Aug 2009
August 3, 2009

Virginia’s Governor in 2013?

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Dr. Larry Sabato has an interesting short piece on the importance of state Lt. Governors, noting that, among other things, they often become Governors.   See  www.centerforpolitics.org.   In Virginia, a Lt. Governor campaign has a particular problem in that, unlike Maryland, the Governor and Lt. Governor are not elected as one ticket.  That means the..

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All Virginians should support Creigh Deeds, but here are some answers to progressive Northern Virginians who might ask why they should work hard to elect Creigh. He works for the people.  Creigh is the real deal – he is honest, genuine, and sincere.  He is an experienced prosecutor and state legislator who has built his career as a consensus..

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