Saturday, January 9, 2010

Left vs Right: An Infographic

Going with the trend of fun and informative images, I found this one from a great site called InformationIsBeautiful.net. Thanks to David McCandless. Enjoy:


Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Retirement Party

What do these 3 men have in common?












If you said that they're all retiring after their terms conclude, you were right. Governor Bill Ritter (D-CO) and Senators Chris Dodd (D-CT) and Byron Dorgan (D-ND) have all stated they will not be running for re-election. Ritter and Dorgan have confirmed today that they will retire and Dodd is expected to announce tomorrow.

This comes as tough news for the party, who lost their Michigan Gubernatorial candidate and recently saw one of their own ranks switch to the GOP.

The question is:  Are Democrats in deep trouble or are these standard political retirements?


Update (1/6): Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) seems to disagree.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Glad I Don't Work For That Guy

Remember the Congressman that switched to the Republican Party last month? This morning I saw that most of the staff of Congressman Parker Griffith (R-AL) had resigned. There are risks to switching parties. It isn't always hunky-dory.

The question I ask you is, would you resign if your Congressman (/boss) switched parties? In this economic situation? 

Since many of our Lefty's writers and readers have worked in congressional offices, I figured you would have an opinion on the matter.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Prepare for the Pat-Down

Following the failed Christmas Kamikaze attack a week ago, the Transportation Security Administration announced that travelers flying to the US will face heightened screening measures. Passengers from 14 countries will be patted down and their carry on items will be searched. These are citizens of the following countries:







I wanted to test our readers' pulse and get an idea for what you think about these measures.
Will they make us safer?


Update: Colbert shares his views on the matter

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