Brent Logan

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Tag: politics

  • Iraq: Dean v. Lieberman

    The “idea that we’re going to win the war in Iraq is an idea which is just plain wrong.” —Howard Dean. “What a colossal mistake it would be for America’s bipartisan political leadership to choose this moment in history to lose its will and in the famous phrase, to seize defeat from the jaws of […]

  • I’m back, sort of…

    After three short, end of summer vacations, back to back, I’m back. In my absence, Katrina hit and Chief Justice Rehnquist died. And the level of political discourse continues to plummet. I’m sorry, but I don’t have the stomach for it.

  • How did Jesus fight the culture war?

    I’m pretty good at seeing connections. I took the Graduate Record Examination twice, and I remember questions like this: “Dog is to peanut butter, as cat is to _______________.”a. Apple butter b. Martha Stewart c. The International Space Station. I won’t tell you what the answer is, but I got it right. Thus starts Michael […]

  • The politicization of judicial nomination confirmations, part 2

    In my final comment to my post, The politicization of judicial nomination confirmations, I implied the Republicans started the judicial confirmation battle during Clinton’s presidency. A little analysis shows I was wrong. The chart shows a pattern emerging during Reagan’s second congress and continuing for the second congress of each presidential term following. Where will […]

  • The politicization of judicial nomination confirmations

    Gerry at Daly Thoughts posted an analysis on the percentage of circuit court nominations confirmed by the Senate. A reasonable interpretation on that chart is that, starting with Reagan, the process began to become politicized. The Democrats became even more aggressive at this during George H.W. Bush’s term. The Republicans then upped the ante a […]

  • The Blogosphere — Cracking It Open To 1

    The blogosphere is exploding. Technorati is tracking 7,264,863 weblogs and 869,827,508 links. More than 14 million Americans have posted a comment on a blog. These are impressive numbers. Set Godin asks: My question, which I have no answer for, is what happens when the volume goes up to 11? When there is just too much […]

  • Iraq’s Election Map

    We’ve all seen the red state/blue state maps of the 2004 US presidential election. Last month, I linked to a version that attempts to compensate for population density. Patrick Ruffini has created the Iraqi election result map. Visit his site to see a larger version and some political analysis. Hat tip:

  • Rice for President

    Bush can’t run again and Cheney won’t. Matthew May wants Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to be the Republican nominee in 2008. He created the Citizens for Condi blog to promote the idea. Hillary vs. Condi — we can dream, can’t we? He starts his blog with Dream Woman, an article he originally published on […]

  • Unbalanced?


    You’ve seen the maps. They were popular immediately after the election to show how the electoral votes were to be cast. They’re still popular on certain conservative web sites to advocate how “red” the country is, especially the maps that show the votes by county, instead of by state. Unfortunately, these maps tend to obscure […]