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I've been advocating for the Article V Convention for some time. Part of this includes an instance two years ago where I went to Santa Cruz Island off the coast of Santa Barbara, and gathered the ...
by john de herrera
Comment Count 53 comments on Mon Apr 19, 2010 at 09:00 AM PDT with 1 Recommend
Ezra Klein has a post up arguing that if Coakley loses the Senate race in Massachusetts next week,
by thefourthbranch
Comment Count 42 comments on Thu Jan 14, 2010 at 10:00 AM PST with 4 Recommends
I would argue that the Pledge of Allegiance is the wrong oath to have Americans swear often. I know the most recent arguments have been over the words "under God." My complaint is not those words. ...
by DPB Geek
Comment Count 28 comments on Sun Sep 13, 2009 at 01:50 PM PDT with 3 Recommends
Every Senator says it. Every last one of them. Of course, so does every Representative. And just about everyone in government except the President. I do solemnly swear (or affirm)
by ultrageek
Comment Count 21 comments on Thu Jul 02, 2009 at 03:42 PM PDT with 9 Recommends
Well, I think I may have it, but in looking at it the past two days I'm not sure if I'm missing certain points to strengthen it. If anyone has time to look it over to point out any weakness and/or ...
by john de herrera
Comment Count 14 comments on Fri Jun 26, 2009 at 12:50 PM PDT with 0 Recommends
I thought folks who couldn't make it to the Inauguration might want to see my daughter's and my trip from Baltimore to the National Mall on Inauguration Day. Our video version is posted on YouTube ...
by Byte606
Comment Count 3 comments on Tue Jan 27, 2009 at 09:56 AM PST with 2 Recommends
Don't know if you saw it Sunday night but there was a classic Daily Kos moment. One where a genuine Kossack, i.e. progressive American--not an operative/fascist--articulated an emerging question. A ...
by john de herrera
Comment Count 38 comments on Tue Jan 27, 2009 at 10:40 PM PST with 3 Recommends
Under the rightwing nutcase logic, Richard Nixon was never President of the United States as he added an extra word to the Constitutionally-driven wording of the Oath of Office. On January 20, 1969 ...
by cr8vin3d
Comment Count 58 comments on Thu Jan 22, 2009 at 01:22 PM PST with 10 Recommends
Barack Obama To Take Oath Of Office Daily by MikeTheLiberal Washington, DC (LOL) -- In order to give the press something more to do, Barack Obama has ...
by MikeTheLiberal
Comment Count 78 comments on Thu Jan 22, 2009 at 11:43 AM PST with 48 Recommends
When Keith Olbermann asked Professor Jonathan Turley if 'this [re-taking the Oath of Office] was going to be a daily thing now' I immediately thought to myself, Yes, Yes it is. See what is left of ...
by Larry Madill
Comment Count 14 comments on Thu Jan 22, 2009 at 10:27 AM PST with 11 Recommends
From a press release from the White House, a statement from White House counsel Greg Craig: We believe that the oath of office was administered effectively and that the President was ...
by Susan Gardner
Comment Count 394 comments on Wed Jan 21, 2009 at 05:08 PM PST with 0 Recommends
[EDIT: Is my timing great or what?] Can we put this one to bed? This "retake the Oath" nonsense is silly and I'm sick of the diaries that keep popping up. First, Obama signed a written oath ...
by cityduck
Comment Count 80 comments on Wed Jan 21, 2009 at 04:46 PM PST with 10 Recommends
What do you think? Are these experts seriously addressing the problem? Or is this a case of "academic tongue-in-cheek" syndrome? Was the oath "re-administered"? When I see Professor Turley's ...
by RaulVB
Comment Count 172 comments on Wed Jan 21, 2009 at 03:42 PM PST with 12 Recommends
With all our talk of faith, here and in the culture, we often lose track of the fact that faith is not confined to religion. We also have faith in our institutions and those who lead us. While ...
by WereBear
Comment Count 69 comments on Wed Jan 21, 2009 at 04:18 AM PST with 31 Recommends
There has been a good deal of discussion on a small point--that of Chief Justice John Roberts's verbal errors in swearing in the new president. It is largely immaterial, but for the record, I think ...
by structural adjustment
Comment Count 161 comments on Tue Jan 20, 2009 at 11:15 PM PST with 11 Recommends
As stupid as this sounds to most of us, according to a few constitutional scholars including Jonathan Turley, (
by Brainwrap
Comment Count 129 comments on Tue Jan 20, 2009 at 09:08 PM PST with 24 Recommends
Today I called my staff and told them I expected them all to take time off work to watch President Obama get sworn in and give his inaugural address. I then goofed off myself, not showing up at the ...
by Timaeus
Comment Count 89 comments on Tue Jan 20, 2009 at 07:44 PM PST with 15 Recommends
If this is a glimpse of the future coverage and reporting of the president, then I suppose we're in for even more chuckles--and bewilderment--at the antics of AP and FOX News in the coming years:
by PrnCaspian3
Comment Count 91 comments on Tue Jan 20, 2009 at 12:22 PM PST with 19 Recommends
This botched oath may be a minor thing, but I am seeing wingnuts talking about how Obama botched it. That is nonsense. Roberts botched it, and that should be the story, to the extent there is a story.
by TDC In Florida
Comment Count 77 comments on Tue Jan 20, 2009 at 10:58 AM PST with 25 Recommends
Three words can change America. As Obama takes the Oath of Office, perhaps it behooves us all to take an oath, a pledge, a New Pledge for 2009. I pledge allegiance to ...
by lurkersince03
Comment Count 63 comments on Mon Jan 19, 2009 at 03:45 PM PST with 13 Recommends