Dick Durbin endorses Chuck Schumer for Minority Leader.

    Dick Durbin endorses Chuck Schumer for Minority Leader.

    Somebody has to say this, so it might as well be me: there’s a step missing in this scenario. “Sen. Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.) on Friday endorsed his rival, Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.), to become the next Senate Democratic leader, clearing the path for what is likely to be an easy transition in leadership when steps down from the job.”  To wit: Chuck Schumer | Read More »

    Democrats paying their minority staffers around 3/5th of White staffers’ salaries.

    Democrats paying their minority staffers around 3/5th of White staffers' salaries.

    Fine, fine: it’s more like seven-tenths. Three-fifths has more of a… resonance, though.  …there is a racial pay gap in campaign politics. Asian, Black and Latino staffers are paid less than their white counterparts, according to an analysis by the New Organizing Institute. For example, African-American staffers on Democratic campaigns were paid 70 cents for each dollar their white counterparts made. For Hispanic staffers in Democratic | Read More »

    Leftward Ho!

    As the intrigue swirls around Nancy Pelosi’s stated bid for House Minority Leader, the question has arisen more often than not, “why would the democratic caucus award Pelosi a lesser authoritative gavel when her current leadership just led them off a cliff?”   Really, the matter is simpler than it appears, and it reflects back to her strong-armed tactics during the Health Care “debate.” It | Read More »

    Welcome to DUH-ville

    The National Research Council and Institute of Medicine put out a report about fast food and minority neighborhoods, so of course I took all that astroturf money I’ve been earning and spent $32.40 to read it. Or not. I did, however, get to see this CNS News article about it. “One of things that has been shown in studies all across the country is that | Read More »

    A Note to the GOP Senators- Some Backbone Please

    It CAN be done. Just ask Bob! It looks as if the new Congress will have 44 or 45 Republican senators. I understand the temptation they might have to cry in their beer over the election results. But the people have spoken, and it’s time to move on. The GOP Senate minority has the strength it needs to mount an effective opposition. If they need | Read More »


    I’m neutral in the election doing research on issues that matter to me (wish more people would do the same) but one thing has caught my eye in that it seems the people voting for McCain are either white and/or own a gun and Christian. Is anyone on here who’s voting for McCain a minority and not a Christian? I’m not trying to stir any | Read More »