Monthly Archives: January 2010

More on Team Tebow

You can read my original post on the Tebow Superbowl ad here. A few thoughts I’d like to add: ONE, I think Amanda Marcotte at Pandagon pegged it. Focus on the Family set up a win-win – either CBS refuses … Continue reading

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Yes, Jesus Loves You. But Not That Way.

St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Houston, Texas, holds its 57th annual parish meeting this Sunday, January 31, 2010. On the agenda? Electing five new members of the vestry, awarding the St. Martin’s Star Award to someone who has been an … Continue reading

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Kay Bailey: Roe v. Wade Won’t Get Her Across the Potomac

As I’ve mentioned before, Kay Bailey Hutchison likes to play this little game in which she acts just wishy-washy enough to allow some people to believe she may actually be a stealth pro-choice candidate. She aims to siphon off moderates, … Continue reading

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People Unclear on the Concept: Tim & Mama Tebow

Tim Tebow, Florida State quarterback/man-god, will appear in the Superbowl! OK, not really. He and his mother will appear in an advertisement that will debut during the Superbowl paid for by Focus on the Family, everybody’s favorite reactionary right-wing lifestyle … Continue reading

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How Democrats Can Start Winning: Pander to the Base

Republicans pander to the base as if their jobs depend upon it. Because their jobs do. Democrats toss around the phrase pander to the base as if it were an insult, when, in fact, it is a time-tested political strategy … Continue reading

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How Democrats Can Start Winning: Estate Tax

The right-wing Republican penchant for picking pithy phrases that allow them to dominate the dialogue is distressing. Democrats need to do much more than simply take back the power of framing the issues in order to get our country back … Continue reading

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Women, Those Delicate Blushing Flowers

This past Sunday, I watched parts of the Houston Marathon on television. (Yes, although it runs through my neighborhood, passing four blocks from my house, I didn’t actually make it to watch in person.) The local ABC affiliate did a … Continue reading

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