The nation's press is finally awake. Many newspapers, including some in red hot red states endorse Democratic candidates. In Florida, 22 newspapers endorse Katharine Harris's opponent. And, for the first time since Nixon, the New York Times endorses no GOP candidate. LS
THE KANSAS CITY STAR
THE HUFFINGTON POST LIST OF NEWSPAPERS
NELSON RECEIVES ENDORSEMENTS FROM ALL NEWSPAPERS IN FLORIDA
NEW YORK TIMES ENDORSES NO GOP CANDIDATE
THE ENDLESS LIST OF GOP SLEAZE AND SLIME
The RNC accepted a generous donation from one of the nation's largest producers of gay porn.
RNC DONATION FROM PRODUCER OF GAY PORN
OHIO'S BLACKWELL GETS DESPERATE AS HE TRAILS BEHIND OPPONENT
Blackwell panders to the far right by suggesting his opponent is gay.
DESPERADO BLACKWELL WAITING FOR A TRAIN THAT AIN'T COMING
GOP DIRTY TRICKS BACKFIRE
A newspaper in Wisconsin says GOP manipulations may backfire in election.
By pumping up voter hatred of gay people and blood lust for the death penalty, Republicans hoped to turn out many more voters who are ready to vote against Democratic Gov. Jim Doyle as well.
But a funny thing happened on the way to the polls.
The backlash against the Republicans on those issues seems to be doing much more to organize progressives and reasonable folks in the middle to turn out voters on the other side.
Even more surprising, perhaps, homophobia and hanging 'em high seem to be losing the power to drive right-wing voters to the polls. It's true that most public opinion polls show a slight majority in favor of both restoring the death penalty and in opposition to gay marriage. But the small size of that majority is surprising in itself.
FED UP WITH GOP DIRTY TRICKS
AND THE INEVITABLE GOP INCOMPETENCE.
The GAO Chief warns of impending economic disaster. The outcome in no small part, no doubt, of generous tax cuts for the extremely wealthy and the GOP's penchant for throwing our hard earned tax dollars into the sewer.
What they don't talk about is a dirty little secret everyone in Washington knows, or at least should. The vast majority of economists and budget analysts agree: The ship of state is on a disastrous course, and will founder on the reefs of economic disaster if nothing is done to correct it.
There's a good reason politicians don't like to talk about the nation's long-term fiscal prospects. The subject is short on political theatrics and long on complicated economics, scary graphs and very big numbers. It reveals serious problems and offers no easy solutions. Anybody who wanted to deal with it seriously would have to talk about raising taxes and cutting benefits, nasty nostrums that might doom any candidate who prescribed them.
Their basic message is this: If the United States government conducts business as usual over the next few decades, a national debt that is already $8.5 trillion could reach $46 trillion or more, adjusted for inflation. That's almost as much as the total net worth of every person in America Bill Gates, Warren Buffett and those Google guys included.
A hole that big could paralyze the U.S. economy; according to some projections, just the interest payments on a debt that big would be as much as all the taxes the government collects today.
And every year that nothing is done about it, Walker says, the problem grows by $2 trillion to $3 trillion.
GAO CHIEF WARNS OF IMPENDING ECONOMIC DISASTER
GOP Candidate for U.S. Senate lied about his stand on stem cell research yesterday on Meet the Press
GOP CANDIDATE LIES ON MEET THE PRESS
AND OF COURSE, IT GOES WITHOUT SAYING, THAT ROVE IS HARD AT WORK. A DESPERATE ROVE IS A SCARY THING. It seems that Rove is spending the taxpayers money to keep his corrupt party in power. This is what happens with one-party rule. No one is around to keep the crooks in check.
ROVE USES TAX PAYER MONEY TO KEEP GOP IN POWER