Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
The Ignorance Of The Right — Here's Victor Davis Hanson: … Now the reason I balk at this is that I actually sat through a long Obama speech on taxes last year in Washington. I couldn't get through the details there were so many. It bored the pants off me.
Discussion: Comments from Left Field
Kyle E. Moore / Comments from Left Field: Does It Really Have To Be One Or The Other?
Victor Davis Hanson / The Corner:
The Problems with Obama — Under pressure to produce some facts and specifics, the Obama team is beginning to release a little on the economy, taxes, and new entitlements. But the problem is that Obama himself seems not familiar with the details, and still prefers talking only about hope and change.
Newt Gingrich / Wall Street Journal:
Let's Revote in Michigan and Florida — Democrats are headed for a trainwreck in campaign '08 that threatens to produce a tainted Democratic presidential nominee and, worse, a divisive and delegitimized presidential contest. — Recall that when Michigan and Florida moved up their primaries …
Discussion: The Huffington Post, The Newshoggers, Bang the Drum, Liberal Values, The Glittering Eye, Media Blog and Brendan Nyhan
Gerald McEntee / The Huffington Post: Newt Gingrich's Advice
Libby Spencer / The Newshoggers: Has hell frozen over? — Goddess help me. I didn't think …
Karoli / Bang the Drum: On the same side as NEWT?
Ron Chusid / Liberal Values: Newt Gingrich Shows More Respect For Democratic Principles Than Hillary Clinton
Dave Schuler / The Glittering Eye: A Moderate Proposal for Seating the Florida and Michigan Delegates
Tom Gross / Media Blog: A good idea for democracy from Newt Gingrich
Sam Stein / The Huffington Post:
Christine Pelosi: Superdelegates Should Not Overturn Majority Dem. Vote — Christine Pelosi, daughter of the Speaker and (more notably at the moment) a superdelegate, warns of a massive disillusionment of voters should Democratic Party officials back a presidential nominee that didn't win the pledged delegate vote.
Discussion: TalkLeft, michellemalkin.com and TownHall Blog
Big Tent Democrat / TalkLeft: Pelosi's Daughter: Popular Vote Winner Not Important, Pledged Delegates Are
Amanda Carpenter / TownHall Blog: Will Pelosi Push Off FISA for a Wedding?
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs: Kerrey: Sorry, Florida
Texas Democratic Presidential Primary — Texas: Clinton 54% Obama 38% — When Election 2008 began, long before the first votes were cast, Senator Hillary Clinton led in the national polls but trailed Barack Obama in the key state of Iowa. Many remarked upon the difference between those national and state numbers.
Discussion: MSNBC, Hot Air, News Hounds, Comments from Left Field, TalkLeft, protein wisdom, Election Inspection, Buck Naked Politics, MyDD, The Ruckus, The Seminal and TIME
Mark Murray / MSNBC: FIRST THOUGHTS: CAMPAIGNS VS. PRESIDENTS
Big Tent Democrat / TalkLeft: Clinton With Wide Lead In Texas
The Crux / Buck Naked Politics: Polls show Clinton Leading in Ohio & Texas: Will Pundits Spotlight this?
Jerome Armstrong / MyDD: Poll Day — Rasmussen has released polls in Wisconsin …
Josh Nelson / The Seminal: New Texas Dem Primary Poll has Obama up 48-42
Kyle Trygstad / TIME: TX Poll: Clinton Up 16 Points
Credit Union poll shows Clinton leading in Texas; McCain only slightly ahead of Huckabee — The Texas Credit Union League polled the Texas Democratic and Republican primaries and found Hillary Clinton holding a lead over Barack Obama on the Democratic side and John McCain slightly ahead …
Karl-Thomas Musselman / Burnt Orange Report: Clinton Up 49-41 in Texas Poll; Obama May Win More Delegates
Justin Gardner / Donklephant: Texas Polls Show Dem Race Tightening
Jonathan Martin / Jonathan Martin's Blogs: This is why the McCain folks want Huck out
Nick Beaudrot / Cogitamus: “Latino” versus “Naturalized Latino”
Team Huckabee / Mike Huckabee for President: SEN. MCCAIN'S LEAD IN TEXAS SMALL
Joe Sudbay / AMERICAblog: Texas poll shows tight races — on both sides
Michael Hurta / Burnt Orange Report:
Obama Leads Texas in ARG Poll
Obama Leads Texas in ARG Poll
Discussion: Open Left, American Street, Texans For Obama and Booman Tribune
Chris Bowers / Open Left: Wisconsin, Ohio, Texas Coming Into Focus
Mao offered U.S. 10 million women — WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid a discussion of trade in 1973, Chinese leader Mao Zedong made what U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger called a novel proposition: sending tens of thousands, even 10 million, Chinese women to the United States.
Discussion: Feministing, Lawyers, Guns and Money and The Corner
Vanessa / Feministing: Quick Hit: An Oldie But Goody
Robert Farley / Lawyers, Guns and Money: Lessons in Diplomacy
Eugene Robinson / Washington Post:
The Clintons' Beef With the Media — Are the news media being beastly to Hillary Clinton? Are political reporters and commentators — as Bill Clinton suggested but didn't quite come out and say in a radio interview Tuesday — basically in the tank for Barack Obama?
Discussion: The Huffington Post, Attytood, Norwegianity, Liberal Values, American Street and Media Blog
Terence Smith / The Huffington Post: Feed the Beast — Eugene Robinson, arguably the best columnist writing …
Mark Gisleson / Norwegianity: Unfair to Clinton? … Is Barack inevitable?
Ron Chusid / Liberal Values: The Clintons vs. The Media
Kevin D. Williamson / Media Blog: Pretty Sensible Observations ...
Noah Shachtman / Danger Room:
Experts Scoff at Sat Shoot-Down Rationale (Updated) — The Pentagon says it has to shoot down a malfunctioning spy satellite because of the threat of a toxic gas cloud. Space security experts are calling the rationale highly unlikely. “Having the US government spend millions of dollars …
David Kurtz / Talking Points Memo: SPACE ODDITY
Thom Shanker / New York Times: U.S. to Attempt to Shoot Down Faulty Satellite
Carpetbagger / The Carpetbagger Report: So, what's with the administration shooting down that satellite?
Ron Beasley / Middle Earth Journal: Shooting Stars — When the US announced that it was going to try …
Libby Quaid / Associated Press:
McCain scolds Obama on campaign funds — OSHKOSH, Wis. - Republican Sen. John McCain admonished Democratic Sen. Barack Obama for hedging on his promise to accept public funding if he wins his party's nomination or use his prolific fundraising operation. — “I made the commitment …
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blogs and The Moderate Voice
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs: Obama would seek McCain deal
Paul Silver / The Moderate Voice: Parsing Support for Campaign Finance Reform
Kenneth P. Vogel / The Politico:
McCain to hammer Obama on financing
McCain to hammer Obama on financing
Jerome Armstrong / MyDD: The problem of Obama's public financing ‘pledge’
New York Times:
Waxman Regrets Hearing Was Held — WASHINGTON — A day after a dramatic, nationally televised hearing that pitted Roger Clemens against his former personal trainer and Democrats against Republicans, the chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform said Thursday …
James Joyner / Outside The Beltway: Congressional Investigations of Sports Scandals
Liza Porteus Viana / Political Machine: How is Drug Use a Partisan Issue?
Susan Duclos aka Spree / Wake up America: Democraps (yes that is spelled that way on purpose) Ignore National …
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters: I Guess This Beats Working On National Security
Bill Jempty / Wizbang: The Knucklehead of the Day award — Today's winner is Congressman Henry Waxman.
Steve Bainbridge / StephenBainbridge.com: Waxman “Regrets” Clemens Hearing
Michael James / Political Punch:
Bill Clinton: Obama ‘Literally Not Part of Any of the Good Things’ From the 1990s — ABC News' Sarah Amos reports that former President Bill Clinton — despite myriad promises he would stop assailing his wife's opponent given how it has backfired on her — upped his harsh attacks today in Tyler, Texas.
Sam Stein / The Huffington Post:
Matthews Calls Clinton Press Shop “Lousy”, “Kneecappers” — Chris Matthews fired a salvo at the Clinton campaign this morning after both he and his MSNBC colleague were privately and publicly rebuked for recent comments deemed misogynistic or inappropriate.
Discussion: Captain's Quarters, Hullabaloo, Horses Mouth, The Carpetbagger Report, Taylor Marsh, AMERICAblog, The Raw Story, The Ruckus and TalkLeft
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters: Chris Matthews' Next Apology Coming In 5, 4, 3, 2 .... (Update & Bump For Video)
Greg Sargent / Horses Mouth: Unrepentant Matthews Calls On Hillary To Fire “Kneecappers” In Hillary's Press Shop
John Aravosis / AMERICAblog: Chris Matthews is right
Big Tent Democrat / TalkLeft: Tweety Does NOT Take Rebuke To Heart
Meg Kinnard / Associated Press:
Clyburn: Superdelegates should keep quiet on candidate support — COLUMBIA, S.C. — House Majority Leader Jim Clyburn said Friday some of his fellow Democratic Party superdelegates have been too quick to endorse presidential candidates and said he disagrees with those who base their support on election and caucus results.
Discussion: Taylor Marsh and Slog
Eli Sanders / Slog: Another Superdelegate Speaks His Mind
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Jihadis throw a wild bash over the Protect America Act — (updated below - Update II) — What can one even say about this quote, included in Carl Hulse's NYT article on the Democrats' refusal yesterday to pass the Senate's FISA bill before expiration of the Protect America Act:
Discussion: The Huffington Post, Guardian Unlimited, The Jawa Report, Associated Press, Matthew Yglesias, Washington Post, Unqualified Offerings, Notes from the Lounge, Balkinization, Comments from Left Field, Daily Kos, American Street, The Reaction, Brian Beutler, Hold Fast, Eschaton, Firedoglake, CBS News, Turn Maine Blue, The Carpetbagger Report, The Gun Toting Liberal™, The Corner, Balloon Juice, Shakespeare's Sister and The Mahablog
Julian Sanchez / Notes from the Lounge: In Which My Head Explodes — I heard the following exchange …
Mark Adams / American Street: DC Puppet Theater
Matt Browner Hamlin / Hold Fast: Who's Demanding Amnesty?
Atrios / Eschaton: And No One Will Ask Why
John Cole / Balloon Juice: Why Are They Lying?
Petulant / Shakespeare's Sister: A Daily Dose of Fear
Michael J. Totten / Commentary:
Obama Imitates Olmert — Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has one of the lowest approval ratings in his country's history thanks to his disastrous prosecution of the July 2006 war in Lebanon against Hezbollah. — Nevertheless, and contrary to Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah's delusional …
Discussion: Gateway Pundit, The Belmont Club, Hot Air and Soccer Dad
Wretchard / The Belmont Club: Daily Roundup Feb 15, 2008