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02.05.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Ed Garvey
I'm not sure what we would have done had Bill Moyers not returned to PBS, but he did. Thank goodness. Bill had Katherine Hall Jamison, Dean of the Annenberg School of Communications, on his program last Friday, and she will be a frequent guest leading up to the November election. She and Brooks Jackson, a truly nice guy, have a website, Factcheck.org that you will find useful. On Friday...
02.04.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Ed Garvey
Instead of watching the mind-numbing pre-Super Bowl program, we watched C-SPAN and saw what Andrew Rosenthal of the L.A.Times called "the most fantastic rally in 20 years of covering presidential campaigns." It was held at UCLA and featured Michelle Obama, Oprah, Stevie Wonder (who fell off the platform with Michelle--no damage) Caroline Kennedy, and last but not least, Maria Shriver. ...
02.03.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Ed Garvey
Can't say we were not warned. Bob and Phil La Follette, Justices Ryan in 1873, a unanimous Supreme Court in 2007, Gaylord Nelson, and Bill Proxmire all told us to be alert for special interest money distorting our issues and corrupting even the best of public officials. As they say in Green Bay, "and so?" The answer is alarming. We know the guy who is poisoning the community well and how he is doi...
02.02.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Ed Garvey
�Hard to believe but FightingBob.com will celebrate our 5th birthday on February 23. OK, let's get it out of the way. How about a contribution? C'mon. You can do it. We have paid our way by passing the bucket at events, free help, and small contributions. We are excited to announce that Jim Hightower will be our guest and will help us raise money in Stevens Point, Madison, and Milwaukee in early A...
02.01.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Ed Garvey
Could use some in this long winter. Sit down before reading further, but Wal-Mart will not go to (ruin) Stoughten after all! Hooray and hallelujah. Christa Westerberg, in the vortex of this multi-year fight, called with the good news. Could it be that this community-wrecker is slowing down? Let's hope so.Listening to McCain and Romney argue about bragging rights on Iraq is so other-worldly it near...
01.31.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Ed Garvey
Like you, I was surprised that John Edwards dropped out. He had promised to stay in until the Convention. (Reminds me of John Kerry's promise not to concede until all doubts had been resolved. Oh well.)Now it is a clear choice between two people who are not as progressive as Edwards, but I think it is an easy choice. Barack Obama offers this country an opportunity to deal head-on with racism in Am...
01.30.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Ed Garvey
Probably 20 million raised and spent for a third place finish in the New York suburb of Florida, and Rudy is ready to walk the plank. How sad. Think about the advisers to Rudy, including Bob Kasten and Norman Podhoretz who demanded that we bomb Iran--now! What will they do? Perhaps join another campaign?And I can imagine the conversation in Mitt Romney's office. "How do we keep him from endorsing ...
01.29.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Ed Garvey
It looked like a sleep-in at times last night in the joint session as W. persisted in reading a script called a speech. Teddy seemed to nod-off, Nancy Pelosi was struggling to keep lids parted, and even "bull" Cheney was clearly bored out of his mind. (I thought for a moment he was calling for a cognac but maybe not.) The good news? Had they slept they would not have missed anything. Nada. Nothing...
01.28.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Ed Garvey
Hard to beat that combo. Teddy is the soul of the Party, has fought tirelessly for social and economic justice, took on the tough fights and Caroline is beloved by all. They have told the Clintons that there is someting more important than self in politics. Infuriated at Bully Bill's playing of the race card, Ted has joined Caroline in supporting Barack. Congratulations to Obama.This thing might b...
01.27.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Ed Garvey
Obama didn't beat Team Clinton he put the team on the ropes. The contrast was startling. Obama, with an unbelievable margin of victory, gave a dynamic speech ending with "Yes We Can." His was an inspiring presidential speech while Senator Clinton carried on, stiff upper lip, in Nashville at a disorganized town meeting. You had to feel sorry for Hillary. It was obvious that she is in the grip of pa...

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