When former Sen. Sam Nunn (D-GA) endorsed Barack Obama in April and announced he would serve as a national security advisor, pundits naturally began speculating on his vice presidential prospects. The argument in favor of Nunn is that he is a former Chairman of the Armed Services Committee, which would […]
Nicholas F. Benton: IRS Backs Off Probe Of Obama
Sen. Barack Obama’s religious denomination of choice, the progressive, 1.2-million-member United Church of Christ, announced yesterday that the Internal Revenue Service has backed away from its controversial scrutiny of the church body.
Anything But Straight: The Bible Without Bile
No matter who wins the presidential election, it is quite clear that the big loser in campaign 08 is religion. By far, the most strident political voices have come from renegade reverends that seem a bit hot under the collar. These cantankerous characters (or caricatures) have transformed their houses of […]
Nicholas F. Benton: The Inevitable Convention Fight
We knew this was going to happen. With Sen. Hillary Clinton’s double-digit victory in Pennsylvania Tuesday, there is now no conceivable way that the Democratic nomination is going to be wrapped up before the Democratic National Convention in Denver in late August.
Nicholas F. Benton: Obama is Better For
What, exactly, is so wrong with Sen. Barack Obama suggesting that struggling, working-class families are susceptible to bitterness?
April 10 – 16, 2008
Our Man In Arlington
Last Sunday, many meetings were held throughout Virginia’s Eighth Congressional District to launch a new voter identification, get-out-the-vote campaign for the district’s Democrats.
F.C. Referendum Foes Craft Organized Campaign Effort
Cite Impact on Taxes, Schools Of a ‘Yes’ Vote Fearful of the negative fiscal and quality-of-life impacts on the City of Falls Church that would occur if a charter-change referendum on the City’s May 6 ballot were to pass, leaders of the Falls Church Chamber of Commerce moved swiftly […]
David Brooks: The Long Defeat
Hillary Clinton may not realize it yet, but she’s just endured one of the worst weeks of her campaign.
Anything But Straight: Obama: From Crisis to Crowning Achievement
It had been a devastating week for Barack Obama.