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Morning Open Thread

There--I did it. I stayed up all night, finished tons of work and, for once, actually made sure I was fully prepared for a trip. All it took was convincing myself to believe one of life's great lies: you can sleep on the train / in the car / on the plane.

I'm off to the train station. Use this thread to talk about anything you please on this wonderful Friday morning.

Open Thread

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Open Thread

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Afternoon Open Thread

Here is an afternoon open thread for you:
  • I forgot how funny this was:

  • Boy, the NCAA tournament committee really made a good call by including Stanford instead of Syracuse (or Drexel, or whoever). Nice pick.

  • I just received word from the Tom Knox campaign that when they make endorsements, they will only be endorsing challengers in City Hall races.

  • In contrast to a report from The Hill back on Tuesday, it is now clear the House Democratic leadership will use the whip on the Iraq supplemental. From subscription only Roll Call:
    In the meantime, House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) acknowledged Wednesday that the whip operation -- now being used to "survey" lawmakers on their support for the bill -- will be used when the spending bill moves to the House floor.

    "We are getting ready," Clyburn said.
    Good. This is a solid report, which I have had confirmed by sources close to the leadership. They better use the whip on this, both because they currently do not have 218 votes, and because they better be willing to stand up for what is currently a watered down compromise. If they are not ready to go to bat for something this weak, what will they stand up for?

    This has been a pretty painful process, and we should all expect it to go on for several more weeks. At the absolute minimum, Democrats have to at least make a good show of standing up against Bush and Republicans on Iraq. Failure to even do that minimal amount would be devastating.
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