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: American Power, Comments from Left Field and Liberal Values
Donald Douglas / American Power: Barack Obama's Extraordinary Detail
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.
Discussion: Macsmind and Blue Crab Boulevard
Macranger / Macsmind: Puff the Magic Obama
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?
Newt Gingrich / Wall Street Journal:
Let's Revote in Michigan and Florida
Let's Revote in Michigan and Florida
Gerald McEntee / The Huffington Post: Newt Gingrich's Advice
Jay Stevens / Left in the West: Links... Mike Moore's got an ugly reminder in the Missoulian about climate change:
Ron Chusid / Liberal Values: Newt Gingrich Shows More Respect For Democratic Principles Than Hillary Clinton
Karoli / Bang the Drum: On the same side as NEWT?
Libby Spencer / The Newshoggers: Has hell frozen over? — Goddess help me. I didn't think …
Tom Gross / Media Blog: A good idea for democracy from Newt Gingrich
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs: Kerrey: Sorry, Florida
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: The Politico and The Moderate Voice
Kenneth P. Vogel / The Politico: McCain to hammer Obama on financing
Paul Silver / The Moderate Voice: Parsing Support for Campaign Finance Reform
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Obama would seek McCain deal — Asked about public financing, he tells reporters in Milwaukee, “If I am the nominee, then I will make sure our people talk to John McCain's people to make sure we abide by the same rules.” — That's not exactly a promise to reach agreement …
Jim Newell / Wonkette: McCain Asks Obama To Be Poor With Him
Jerome Armstrong / MyDD: The problem of Obama's public financing ‘pledge’
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.
Discussion: Blue Crab Boulevard
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
Carpetbagger / The Carpetbagger Report: So, what's with the administration shooting down that satellite?
Thom Shanker / New York Times: U.S. to Attempt to Shoot Down Faulty Satellite
Ron Beasley / Middle Earth Journal: Shooting Stars — When the US announced that it was going to try …
Marc Kaufman / Washington Post: U.S. Plans to Shoot Down Broken Spy Satellite
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: The Belmont Club, Soccer Dad and Hot Air
Wretchard / The Belmont Club: Daily Roundup Feb 15, 2008
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, The Corner and Lawyers, Guns and Money
Vanessa / Feministing: Quick Hit: An Oldie But Goody
John Derbyshire / The Corner: Sinogynephile Overload — Did I know about this? several readers have asked.
Robert Farley / Lawyers, Guns and Money: Lessons in Diplomacy
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.
Mark Murray / MSNBC: FIRST THOUGHTS: CAMPAIGNS VS. PRESIDENTS
Karl-Thomas Musselman / Burnt Orange Report: Clinton Up 49-41 in Texas Poll; Obama May Win More Delegates
Big Tent Democrat / TalkLeft: Clinton With Wide Lead In Texas
Justin Gardner / Donklephant: Texas Polls Show Dem Race Tightening
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 …
Kyle Trygstad / TIME: TX Poll: Clinton Up 16 Points
Josh Nelson / The Seminal: New Texas Dem Primary Poll has Obama up 48-42
Michael Hurta / Burnt Orange Report:
Obama Leads Texas in ARG Poll
Obama Leads Texas in ARG Poll
Discussion: Texas Politics, Open Left, American Street and Texans For Obama
Jeralyn / TalkLeft:
Obama's Texas Dilemna — The Washington Post lays out the problems for Obama in Texas. Shorter version: He still suffers from a lack of support in the Hispanic community. — It begins with John McCain, who does have Hispanic support in Texas: … On to Hillary: [More...] … Back to Texas:
Discussion: The Trail
Dan Balz / The Trail: Obama's Texas Test
Dr. Rusty Shackleford / The Jawa Report:
Most Shocking Video Ever: 12 Year Old Taliban Boy Beheads Man (Uncensored Version) — Some time back we brought you news that the Taliban had reached new lows and were now circulating a propaganda video, produced by the Taliban themselves, showing a 12 year old boy beheading a hostage.
Discussion: Hot Air, THE ASTUTE BLOGGERS and JammieWearingFool
Jon Cohen / Behind the Numbers:
An education gap among white voters — Today, Behind the Numbers shows the sizable “education gap” in Democratic voting patterns. — In Post-ABC national polling, Clinton consistently scored better among voters without college degrees than among those with more education …
Discussion: Pollster.com, The New Republic, protein wisdom and ObamaIsWinning.com
Mark Blumenthal / Pollster.com: EXIT POLL DATA: EDUCATION AND RACE
Noam Scheiber / The New Republic: Is Obama the Candidate of White College Grads?
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
Who Is Killing All Of The Great Jihadis Of The Ummah? — First Umad Mughniyeh takes the 72-virgin ride with a Bashar Assad Special. Now Ayman Atallah Fayed gets blasted in the most literal sense of the word. Both men were high-ranking members of terrorist groups arrayed against Israel.
Discussion: Associated Press
Chris Hawes / WFAA-TV:
80-year-old John Wayne fan puts attacker in hospital — Immediate justice — Investigators say they were definitely going to rob him - possibly even kill him. — But an 80-year-old North Texan wasn't about to let that happen, so he took action. — One of the suspects is in the hospital and both are facing charges.
Discussion: Argghhh!, NewsBusters.org and Don Surber
Larry Kudlow / The Corner:
No Recession — A number of economists on and off Wall Street are ringing the recession bell, as they have so many times in recent years. But the Goldilocks economy has proven to be more durable and resilient than her critics appreciate. — Goldilocks dodged two potentially recessionary bullets this week.
Discussion: Middle Earth Journal
Ron Beasley / Middle Earth Journal: You gotta love this guy
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
Steve Bainbridge / StephenBainbridge.com: Waxman “Regrets” Clemens Hearing
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.
Nick Gillespie / Reason Magazine: Being in Congress Means Never Having to Say You're Sorry...
Lew Rockwell / LewRockwell.com Blog: Waxing Roger Clemens
Big Tent Democrat / TalkLeft:
Why Did Clinton Not Fight For Florida And Michigan In 2007? — While I think it is pretty clear that the DNC did not follow its rules regarding Florida and Michigan, I think Obama supporters make a compelling argument: why didn't Clinton fight for Florida in 2007? It does require a response.
Discussion: The Ruckus