The Right Reverend Paul Moore

Why on Earth, you may wonder, is Jill writing about the Right Reverend Paul Moore? First and foremost, because I caught a few minutes of Diane Rehm this morning, when his eldest daughter, Honor, was on. Honor’s latest book was just released and is titled The Bishop’s Daughter: A Memoir: Paul Moore’s vocation as an…

National Journal’s contributing editor Linda Douglass joins Obama Campaign

This New York Times’ article says that some conservatives are squawking about journalists going to campaigns but seriously, if Tony Snow went to the Bush White House, they’re kidding, right? And, in the reverse, if we dial up the way-back machine to Wide Open, how is she able to have had an entire career in…

How should DNC blogger corps credentialing reflect diversity of blogosphere?

Laina of Writing is Fighting (cheers that jimi izrael is on her blogroll) posted this entry at BlogHer today.  It examines the Democratic National Committee’s blog credentialing program for its national convention this summer in Denver. So far, the DNC has credentialed 55 state and territory blogs for the August event (start of kids’ school,…

Ten compelling reasons for women to vote for Obama if he’s the candidate

There has been an unprecedented amount of back and forth about Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton and John McCain, here, here and here. I’ve written before about how neither Obama or Clinton satisfy me and I’ve meant as much every other time as I mean it now.  I invite supporters of Hillary Clinton to write…

Hamilton Jordan, RIP

I remember his name and his youth. I was pretty young in 1976 too. But Hamilton Jordan died this week at only age 63. Here’s the AP story on it but here’s a more touching remembrance from The Swampland’s Joe Klein: The first cover story I wrote for Rolling Stone Magazine, back before the dawn…

GOP advisor Alex Castellanos wants “bitch” in vernacular political-speak

If Alex Castellanos, GOP political strategist, has his way, by the time your daughters run for political office, the word “bitch” will be in the vernacular and taught as a synonym in grade school for “people who are abrasive, aggressive, irritating.” Tell you what Alex, as soon as I hear you call George Bush, Dick…

Carnival of Ohio Politics #118 now posted

Lisa Renee had the job this week of editing the Carnival submissions and came up with a great image to represent not only our 118th Carnival of Ohio Politics but also passage into a new phase of life for her and her daughter.  Congrats to both. Enjoy the pickings – never a dull moment in…