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Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Gothamist Turns Two

Congratulations to Gothamist on two years of excellent blogging of all things NYC. The site has become a very useful way to keep abreast of various topics of interest in the city, including coverage just today of the official kick off of Mayor Bloomberg's reelection caampaign and the offering up of West Side railyards by the MTA to competitive bidding.

Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Strong Red State Dems

Daily Kos believes it's a good sign that red state Democrats are being tapped to lead the party's opposition in the Senate. Excerpt:

I think it's becoming CW that Reid's Senate is off to a great start -- a unified, focused caucus ramping up strong, principled opposition to Bush his Republican cronies.

"Part of that newfound effectiveness may stem from the absence of those very Democrats who once backed key tenets of the Bush agenda, only to be targetted and defeated the following election cycle.

"But part of it seems to be based on Reid's deputizing of key Red State Democrats."

Previous support for Bush Administration policies by red state Dems often gave the appearance of ideological weakness. If Senators in red states can prove successful in true opposition to Bush and his Senate allies, the show of strength could help them later as they're targeted in future elections.

Monday, February 14, 2005

Secretary Lieberman?

Apparently, there's renewed gossip (Washington Post; via Wonkette) that Senator Joe Lieberman is being considered to replace Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld.