On the Fall of John Edwards

John Edwards. As long-time Allynologists know, in the Democratic primaries of 2008, John Edwards was my candidate. I donated money to his campaign. I blogged about Edwards, his positions, and his media coverage, like how Edwards most resembled the Viking berserker, or how Edwards was the heir to Teddy Roosevelt’s mantle of progressivism. And IContinue reading “On the Fall of John Edwards”

On Pre-Primary Thoughts

Maryland votes today. In what some might consider an ironic turn, I received yesterday my official John Edwards ’08 t-shirt. (The magnetic bumper sticker? Still on back-order.) The order was placed, a donation made, and then… Edwards suspended his campaign. Edwards is still on the ballot here in Maryland. At least, according to the state’sContinue reading “On Pre-Primary Thoughts”

On a Week-End Round-Up

With the new redesign of the website, it’s possible that some potentially interesting content has fallen by the wayside and might be missed by casual readers. So, let’s review some of the things I wrote about last week. Sunday began with some thoughts on the new layout of the website. While I was happy withContinue reading “On a Week-End Round-Up”

On John Edwards’ Departure From the Presidential Race

Former Senator John Edwards bowed out of the race for the Democratic nomination for President yesterday. It shouldn’t come as a surprise to long-time readers that I’ve been a supporter of Edwards for a number of years. Over five years ago, on this very website, I described Edwards as “the shining hope of the DemocraticContinue reading “On John Edwards’ Departure From the Presidential Race”

On Politics and Change

In 1987 Peter Parker married his long-time, on-again/off-again girlfriend Mary Jane Watson. As with many young married couples their life was not without its share of struggles — Peter had a side-career as a costumed superhero, Peter had a serious health scare (and discovered he might have been a clone of the original Peter), MJContinue reading “On Politics and Change”

On the Heir to Progressivism

I’m not going to write much on the Iowa Caucus results from last night. The candidate I’m pulling for, the candidate I’ve given money to — former Senator John Edwards — came in second on the Democratic side with thirty percent of the vote, behind Senator Barack Obama (with 37 percent) and ahead of SenatorContinue reading “On the Heir to Progressivism”

On a Reason to Vote

I found myself talking with an acquaintance last night about, naturally, the presidential primary process. I’d heard that he was working as a volunteer for Mitt Romney’s campaign (which, as I’ve mentioned before, I won’t be voting for, though that would only come into play in the general election), and I wanted to know howContinue reading “On a Reason to Vote”

On John Edwards, Viking Warrior

This morning’s Washington Post ran some excerpts from Dana Milbank’s new book, Homo Politicus: The Strange and Scary Tribes That Run Our Government. If the government is a primitive tribe — and yes, there’s some primal sociology at play in politics — then how do candidates stack up in a primitive hierarchy? (Or for theContinue reading “On John Edwards, Viking Warrior”

On John Edwards’ Address to the Nation

An e-mail I received today from the John Edwards presidential campaign. Tonight, he’ll be addressing the nation on MSNBC following the President’s speech about Iraq and the report General Petreaus delivered to Congress. Tonight, after President Bush makes yet another argument for continuing the war in Iraq, John Edwards will speak directly to the AmericanContinue reading “On John Edwards’ Address to the Nation”

On Sending Gonzales the Constitution

Several weeks ago I received an e-mail from the John Edwards campaign asking for signatures for a petition they wanted to send to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales. What sort of petition? They wanted to send him a ginormous copy of the United States Constitution. Because, clearly, Gonzales had never read it. As long-time readers knowContinue reading “On Sending Gonzales the Constitution”