This is probably my favorite bit of blogging so far this week. What I like is that, after all these years, our KICK-ASS blog community can kinda tell when I take stuff seriously vs. our jokey discourse …
The most important election outcome from last night reveals remarkable weakness from a local legend who hasn’t confronted many serious challenges during his political career that has been mostly built upon baseball highlights rather than any legislative achievements.
The wording of the question was convoluted, but the answer was crystal clear: No. Voters in Kansas on Tuesday, in dramatic numbers and by an overwhelming margin, rejected a ballot measure that would have allowed lawmakers to ban abortion in the state.
U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi left Taiwan on Wednesday after touting its democracy and pledging American solidarity during her brief visit, adding that Chinese anger cannot stop world leaders from travelling to the self-ruled island claimed by Beijing.
For a year, U.S. officials have been saying that taking out a terrorist threat in Afghanistan with no American troops on the ground would be difficult but not impossible. Last weekend, the U.S. did just that — killing al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahri with a CIA drone strike. Other high-profile airstrikes in the past had inadvertently killed innocent civilians.
Is the Kansas abortion vote a good sign for Guv Kelly & Rep. Sharice Davids?!?!
There’s a school of thought that the primary improved the standing of these two Democratic Party leaders going into Midterms. Then again, it remains to be seen if fickle single-issue voter momentum will hold.