Because of Obama’s DOJ Threats, Rhode Island Won’t License Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

By: Friday September 30, 2011 1:30 pm

Because of threats from the President Obama’s Department of Justice, Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee (I) has finally decided not to let the state license its three planned medical marijuana dispensaries.


Partied Out: Americans Open to Independent Candidates

By: Thursday June 24, 2010 11:45 am

46 percent of those surveyed are enthusiastic or comfortable voting for a candidate who is independent and is not affiliated with either political party, while only 23 percent have reservations or would be uncomfortable with it.

Women: Get Realistic About Your Uteruses

By: Wednesday November 18, 2009 9:30 am

I guess you were the only one who didn’t know:

[M]any in the abortion rights community — which has been divided by tactical disagreements over the years — also recognize they were outmaneuvered by adversaries who understood the basic anti-abortion arithmetic of abortion votes in the House.

“I think Pelosi, NARAL and Planned Parenthood knew the reality — but a lot of other people had unrealistic expectations with Nancy Pelosi running the House and Barack Obama in the White House,” says a longtime abortion rights lobbyist.

NARAL Board Member Lincoln Chaffee Voted for Cloture on Alito

By: Monday November 9, 2009 9:45 am

Back during the Alito confirmation battle, I got into a scrap with NARAL. When Lincoln Chaffee announced that he would vote for cloture on the nomination of Judge Alito as part of the Gang of 14 “compromise” in 2006, I called NARAL’s offices and asked if they were down on the Hill yanking his endorsement. [...]


By: Monday August 31, 2009 1:30 am

Losing the Kennedys but gaining the Cheneys. OY!

Specter: Club for Growth Overplays Their Hand Again; Democrats Aren’t Even in the Game

By: Tuesday April 28, 2009 1:45 pm

So Arlen Specter is switching parties. Who would’ve thought? Well, not Harry Reid, on March 27:

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Friday that Sen. Arlen Specter’s (R-Pa.) decision to reject “card-check” legislation has ended any chance of a party switch.

Reid as well as Vice President Biden, Pennsylvania Gov.

Run Away! Run Away!

By: Tuesday September 18, 2007 3:02 pm

Can’t hardly click on a web link nowadays without seeing something about Republicans leaving guaranteed government sinecures for more bucks (thus imperiling the Federalist Society’s plans to fascisize the Federal Judiciary), or leaving the GOP because they can’t take Bush and the neocon bullcrap any more, or repenting because they can’t take Bush and the neocon bullcrap any more (or don’t want their complicity in Bush’s actions permanently affixed to

Credit Where Credit is Due

By: Monday August 28, 2006 5:51 pm

If you’d asked me six months ago what I thought I’d be doing right about now, I would’ve speculated that long-shot candidate Ned Lamont would’ve been defeated in the August primary by Joe Lieberman (acknowledging that there was value in the effort and still licking my wounds over the “thanks for fighting the good fight” post I had to write when it was over).

Face the Snark

By: Sunday August 13, 2006 12:02 pm

(thanks to Dependable Renegade reader Tom A. for this pic)  For the week ending 8/12/06:  Behold, my pretties, the beginning of the end of the Era of the Walk-Talkers.  You know who I mean – the criminal bedwetters who believe that greed is a virtue and fear is a "productive emotion." Walk-Talkers insist that those [...]

Blue America Special Edition: Endangered Species?

By: Tuesday July 25, 2006 8:40 am

It should come as no shock to anyone who has followed Lincoln Chafee’s career in the Senate that he is firmly entrenched in the "no position as yet" category on the Specter bill.  In fact, that pretty much sums up the limp spine that is Lincoln Chafee in a nutshell. Which is why I am [...]

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