Politics: May 2006

Taking on the wedge

Filed by Jennifer Wagner | May 31, 2006 | 10:46 AM | comments

Tiny little rant here. Over the weekend, I was having dinner with my parents, and my mom -- completely sans malice -- asked me about the GOP argument that people should vote Republican because Democrats have no ideas and no...Read More


Press Conference in the Rose Garden

Filed by Annette Gross | May 30, 2006 | 9:55 PM | comments

I'm sure a lot of you received this e-mail from the HRC. Please take a minute to call the White House. I don't know how much good it will do, but it can't hurt. As Joe Salmonese says below, discrimination...Read More


To Be Expected...

Filed by Linda Perdue | May 25, 2006 | 7:42 PM | comments

As we might expect, the American Family Association is all twisted up over Senator Bayh's position on the FMA. Or the Marriage Protection Act, as Mr. Wildmon is wont to call it. Mr. Wildmon remains clueless about any number of...Read More


Bayh Redux

Filed by Linda Perdue | May 24, 2006 | 5:44 PM | comments

Finally having a moment to review my thoughts and notes from the Bayh/Blogfest this past Monday. Read with interest most of the bloggers comments both on Bilerico and numerous other blogs. Thanks to Bil Browning, I was invited to attend...Read More


On Bayh, Lugar, and the FMA

Filed by Chris Douglas | May 23, 2006 | 4:24 PM | comments

I think its important that Senator Evan Bayh has met with bloggers (Bilerico, Advance Indiana, et al.) The meeting was a great idea, and I hope that more such meetings occur with other candidates and office holders. Lots of considered...Read More


Lunch with the Senator

Filed by Jerame Davis | May 23, 2006 | 11:18 AM | comments

As has been reported across the Hoosier blogosphere, Senator & Presumptive Presidential Hopeful Evan Bayh had lunch with a score of area bloggers today. I confess I've never been a fan of the Senator, but I was grateful for the...Read More


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Blogger lunch with Evan Bayh

Filed by Bil Browning | May 22, 2006 | 5:57 PM | comments

Bilerico was fortunate enough to be invited to Evan Bayh's luncheon for Hoosier bloggers. Jerame Davis, Linda Perdue and I attended for bilerico.com while Jennifer Wagner, another bilerico contributor, also attended but on behalf of her own blog, Taking Down...Read More


Wisdom from Ken Gordon

Filed by Marla R. Stevens | May 19, 2006 | 6:53 PM | comments

The world is run by people who show up. There are no other adults. If we don't handle things, decisions which affect all of us will be made by a handful of people who want to make a profit or who share some strongly felt but minority ideology. -- Ken Gordon, running for Secretary of State in Colorado
If you're interested in learning more about Ken Gordon, go here. On his website, you can read more of his writings and watch one of the best (and funniest) campaign commercials ever. If you want to donate to his campaign, you can do that there, too.Read More


PhoneGate 'Net ReMix

Filed by Marla R. Stevens | May 12, 2006 | 6:07 PM | comments

Raw Story: Reps. Jane Harman (D-CA) and John Conyers (D-MI) today introduced the "Lawful Intelligence and Surveillance of Terrorists in an Emergency by NSA Act" (The LISTEN ACT). The Act would require any attempt to listen in on Americans or...Read More


Howard Dean Flies His True Colors

Filed by Marla R. Stevens | May 11, 2006 | 10:22 AM | comments

PREFACE: If the following strikes a nerve, please help replace the money NGLTF had to give back to the DNC in order to maintain NGLTF's integrity. Call S. Ezra Towne at NGLTF's Washington Office: 202-639-6312 or go to the Task...Read More


Some Clarification

Filed by Jerame Davis | May 10, 2006 | 11:51 AM | comments

I think I need to clear up some misunderstandings about my last entry. First and foremost, we certainly have to work with what we have. I would never advocate not working with the Republican party, nor would I ever say...Read More


Lest We Forget: Child Porn Legislation Not Always What It Claims To Be

Filed by Marla R. Stevens | May 10, 2006 | 4:29 AM | comments

It's no secret that I'm a staunch opponent of child pornography and other forms of child sexual abuse. I've risked much to expose abusers and taken an active role in passing legislation to deal with the problem. But I've always...Read More


The Peril

Filed by Chris Douglas | May 08, 2006 | 6:02 AM | comments

For the sake of argument, l will accept that Garton was a corrupt scoundrel, that efforts to improve the legislature by improving its accessibility to a wider swath of Hoosiers would only reward fat and corrupt incumbents, that the Indiana...Read More


Bush's Biggest Accomplishment

Filed by Bil Browning | May 07, 2006 | 11:53 AM | comments

Just in case this story doesn't get much play in the mainstream media (Ha!), our Chimperor recently gave an interview to the German newspaper Bild am Sonntag. He was asked about the high points and low points of his presidency....Read More


Sentry Shot. Camp Imperiled.

Filed by Chris Douglas | May 06, 2006 | 2:10 PM | comments

Tuesday evening the religious right stole a march on us; progressives, when we eventually awake, will find ourselves nearly surrounded and under fire. Bob Garton's loss was a defeat for moderates and liberals in Indiana, terrifying to any who understand...Read More


You Love Me, You Really, Really Love Me!

Filed by Jerame Davis | May 03, 2006 | 3:41 PM | comments

I won my first election yesterday! Yes, folks...It's official. I was elected as a Democratic Party State Convention Delegate in yesterday's primary election. Believe it or not, I was running against a well known politico, Kip Tew (the former Democratic...Read More


Five Questions for Congresswoman Julia Carson

Filed by Bil Browning | May 01, 2006 | 4:13 PM | comments

After a few negative posts on bilerico.com about the Kris Kiser for Congress campaign, I thought it appropriate that we veer back towards what bilerico.com readers are more interested in - the issues. As background, Kiser, an openly gay man, is running against Democratic incumbent Julia Carson. Carson is a gay-friendly politician who's held the seat in Congress for several years. This primary race is being watched closely by the Indianapolis LGBT community. I submitted five questions to both candidate's campaigns. Here are the answers returned by Representative Julia Carson. (See Five Questions for Congressional Candidate Kris Kiser for Kiser's answers.) Remember folks, bilerico.com is the only place where you can read detailed statements from the candidates on the issues you care about. We'll continue our candidate interviews and coverage of the elections as the year goes on.Read More


Five Questions for Congressional Candidate Kris Kiser

Filed by Bil Browning | May 01, 2006 | 10:16 AM | comments

After a few negative posts on bilerico.com about the Kris Kiser for Congress campaign, I thought it appropriate that we veer back towards what bilerico.com readers are more interested in - the issues. As background, Kiser, an openly gay man, is running against Democratic incumbent Julia Carson. Carson is a gay-friendly politician who's held the seat in Congress for several years. This primary race is being watched closely by the Indianapolis LGBT community. I submitted five questions to both candidate's campaigns. Here are the answers returned by Kris Kiser. Remember folks, bilerico.com is the only place where you can read detailed statements from the candidates on the issues you care about. We'll continue our candidate interviews and coverage of the elections as the year goes on.Read More