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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.

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Monday, May 17, 2010

The Reaction in review (May 8-16, 2010)

A week's reactions that deserve a second look:

By J. Thomas Duffy: "A Little Something" --  Duffy whets your appetite for the Arts.
By Mustang Bobby: "This is reality" --  Bobby gives good advice to The Left regarding criticism of the Obama administration, "Unless you actually like the idea of Mitt Romney or Tim Pawlenty in the Oval Office, come up with a plan to make the case for moving us to the left that doesn't involve self-destruction and delusion."

By Distributorcap: "A station wagon full of nuns" -- The newest member of the Reaction team brilliantly takes on Right Wing pundit Pat Buchanan's Deep Thoughts About Diversity on the SCOTUS.

By Michael J.W. Stickings: "A party of easily manipulated cowards" -- Michael laments with the rest of us how quickly  House Republicans cornered Democrats into scrapping an excellent bill, the COMPETES Act, via a parliamentary ruse on pornography.
By Michael J.W. Stickings: "Habs win! Habs win! Habs win!" --  Our Canadian Editor, Michael is justifiably ecstatic. "This has been an unexpected run, with victories over two supposedly dominant teams, but the Habs certainly have a chance to beat either team in the next round."
By Capt. Fogg: "Drill until we drop" -- Fogg's great post likens our country's incapacity for understanding or sanely dealing with the question of drilling for oil in the ocean, to a kind of senile dementia.
By Michael J.W. Stickings: "Narcissism: Obama, Kagan, and the Court" -- This post is an excellent exploration of why so many Liberal Democrats are questioning President Obama's nomination of Solicitor General, Elena Kagan. . . author uses excellent resources.
By Michael J.W. Stickings: "Prime Minister Cameron" --  Readers are in luck here because our Editor has insider knowledge and such great insight regarding the elections in the United Kingdom.

By J. Thomas Duffy: "'The  score is four/And next time more'" -- Duffy, who was 15 at the time of Kent State, poignantly reveals a piece of "blockbuster news" that recently emerged about why the National Guard killed those four students May 4, 1970, and why it matters today.
By Michael J.W. Stickings: "Al Gore on the Climate Crisis" -- Michael highly recommends that you do some reading by the man who knows the most on climate change and one of his favorites, Al Gore.


By J. Thomas Duffy: "Robert Gates is in the House!" -- Complete with illustrations, JTD's great  post lauds SecDef Gates for his recent courageous position on cutting wasteful defense spending.
By Distributorcap: "Onward Christian Financiers" -- Put together with big dashes of irony, DC's post is an amazing revelation of a Georgia bank failure, allegedly involving fraud.

By Creature: "Truth in Comics" -- Creature's regular Sunday feature is pure visual delight at the gas pump.

By Capt. Fogg: "Bossa Nova Bomb?" -- The good Captain brings us interesting new information about Brazil and nuclear proliferation. . . good comments.
By Mustang Bobby: "You can't make this up" -- Bobby's assessment of the risk to the country of taking Sarah Palin seriously, is truly spot on.

Florida Plus Arizona = A special bonus section: 

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