ARTICLES OF INTEREST
Here are some recent articles of interest, mostly political. I am a registered Democrat, but I usually vote third-party progressive. I will post articles which may be from the left or from the right or straight down the middle, depending on what the topic is.
Blue Dogs try fresh approach
“The House Republican Conference has shifted sharply rightward. House Democrats have lost most of their moderates. And the Blue Dog Coalition — once the bastion of centrist Democrats — is ever-thinning inside the Capitol.
“Now the downtown contingency of Blue Dogs is getting a new look, as well.” 3/22/12
Read more: POLITICO
At D.C. journalists dinner, Perry plays the comedian
“Gov. Rick Perry took to the stage at an exclusive journalists’ gala tonight to roast himself — and poke fun at his gubernatorial predecessor George W. Bush, and presidential candidates Mitt Romney, Ron Paul, Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum.”
“His remarks before the Gridiron Club — including jabs at Bush’s smarts, Romney’s faith and Santorum’s far-right credentials, drew raucous laughter.” 3/24/12
Read more: Texas Tribune