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I credit favorite writers and public opinion makers.

A lifelong Democrat, my comments on Congress, the judiciary and the presidency are regular features.

My observations and commentary are on people and events in politics that affect the USA or the rest of the world, and stand for the interests of peace, security and justice.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Today was a very big day:

In selected sectors big events are being marked.

Earth Day is April 22. The Nature Conservancy has some ideas for what you could do. The first Earth Day was held in 1970. It was originally proposed by Senator Gaylord Nelson.

Pennsylvania is having its Primary Elections. Politico says there are five things to watch for. Late in the day, Reuters reported:
Turnout was heavy at many polling places, local media said. A record number of Pennsylvanians are registered to vote in the state's first contested Democratic primary since 1976 and one poll showed most new registrants plan to vote for Obama.

. . . A narrow Clinton win would probably keep her in the race but could prompt calls among Democrats for her to step aside and let Obama focus on the race with McCain. Clinton has already rallied from the brink of elimination twice in the state-by-state nominating process which started in January.
Clinton supporters said she should stay in the race until the August convention even if she loses Pennsylvania.

Israel is celebrating 60 years of independence. Haaretz has a few stories.

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