Author Archives: Kate Chase

About Kate Chase

Kate Chase is a journalist, columnist, online services and content consultant, who has also authored or contributed to more than three dozen books.

Hallelujah! Rightwing Christians Turn Left

Personally, while I believe in a greater power, I really would hate to see God and Jesus (or Yahweh or Allah or Buddah or Shiva or Vishnu… you get the idea) bother Themselves with earthly politics but hey… let me … Continue reading

Posted in Democrats, GOP, Party News & Strategy, Religion | Leave a comment

Which Is Better? A Decent Dem Or 4 More Wars… Er… Years of McBush?

I think that pretty much sums up the situation at hand, folks.

Posted in Barack Obama, Democrats, Hillary Clinton, John McCain | Leave a comment

Did Barack Obama Grab Joe Lieberman By The Nuts?

(And, if so, however did Obama find them?) Salon has a story about Barack Obama tearing Joe Lieberman a new one in person; while both are ostensibly Democrats, Lieberman is playing Jewish grandmother to John McLame’s campaign.

Posted in 2008 candidates | Leave a comment

Sign Of The Times? Countrywide Forecloses On Tonight Show’s “Ed McMahon”

Tell me if this doesn’t wrap up the situation in a sad twist.

Posted in Economy, GOP Scandals, Observations | Leave a comment

Americans Are In Trouble: Debt, Declining Life Expectancy, Shorter Too

Thinking of Bobby Kennedy’s real passion during his ’68 campaign for the American worker highlights exactly why our candidates – and our next president – needs to pay some serious attention to the plight of Americans, especially those of the … Continue reading

Posted in 2008 candidates, Barack Obama, Democrats, Economy, GOP, Healthcare, John McCain, Observations, Social Justice, The Working Class | Leave a comment

Remembering Bobby Kennedy (And The American Worker)

It was 40 years ago today that Robert F. Kennedy, having just won the California Democratic Party Primary (a huge deal) and on his way to speak with hotel workers in the hotel’s kitchen, was shot, mortally wounded, and subsequently … Continue reading

Posted in Healthcare, Observations, Social Justice, The Working Class | Leave a comment

Not Exactly Hugs Between Hillary And Barack, But That’s OK

The media has waited with baited breath – and a volume of verbiage the world has rarely seen outside of coverage of Paris Hilton and Brittney Spears’ crotches – for Hillary to do her concession bit and for the two … Continue reading

Posted in 2008 candidates, Barack Obama, Bush, Campaigns, Democrats, Education, Foreign policy, GOP, Healthcare, Hillary Clinton, John McCain, Social Justice, The Working Class | Leave a comment

Obama Names Vice President Search Team With Cheney’s Smirk

Caroline Kennedy has been named to head up a three-person VP search team for Democratic presumptive nominee, Barack Obama. This differs from George Bush’s 2000 VP search team, headed by Dick Cheney, with only Cheney serving as membership, and – … Continue reading

Posted in 2008 candidates, Announcements, Barack Obama, Bush, Campaigns, Cheney, Democrats, GOP, GOP Scandals | Leave a comment

Feeling Primary Letdown?

When I awoke this morning, I felt different. It took me an hour or two to figure out why: we don’t have to talk about Democratic Primary races anymore because they ended yesterday. While I found this primary season more … Continue reading

Posted in 2008 candidates, Barack Obama, Bush, Democrats, GOP, Hillary Clinton | Leave a comment

Time: (The Dangers Inherent In) “Perpetruating The Al Qaeda/Iraq Myth”

That the Bushies deliberated lied and “created” al Qaeda where it was not (Iraq) was bad enough; but Time tells us why this lie’s still rolling, still causing enormous problems short- and long-term.

Posted in Bush, Foreign policy, GOP Scandals, Iraq, Neocons, War on Terror, World Opinion | Leave a comment

Did The Media Really Have To Dive Into The Sleaze On Clintons Again?

If you sneezed, you may have missed this really strange story in which writer Todd Purdum’s piece in the most recent “Vanity Fair” in which Bill Clinton not only gets fairly vitriolic about those who would sully he or his … Continue reading

Posted in 2008 candidates | Leave a comment

Well, Here We Go: Obama Says He’s The Nominee

Hillary Clinton may not be conceding yet, but as predicted, Barack Obama – based on delegate counts – has just announted “I will be the nominee.”

Posted in 2008 candidates, Barack Obama, Campaigns, Democrats, GOP, Hillary Clinton, John McCain | Leave a comment

Who Will Be The New Congressional Democratic Lions?

I hate to bring up such a sad subject at such a tough time but, considering times don’t appear headed for wild wonderfulness any year soon and the subject’s too important to ignore, here goes: With the hospitalizations of two … Continue reading

Posted in 2008 candidates, Barack Obama, Congress, Democrats, Dennis Kucinich, GOP, Hillary Clinton, Huckabee, John McCain, Media, Observations | 2 Comments

The Concession That Wasn’t; The Suspension That Was?

Did you notice that just about every pundit tonight (ostensibly covering the final two Democratic primaries tonight but actually there for a wake to the end of a primary season the media seemed intent on ending before it hardly began) … Continue reading

Posted in 2008 candidates | 1 Comment

Byrd Hospitalized

For those who worried over the very emotional turn W VA Senator Robert Byrd took last week over Ted Kennedy’s brain tumor, there is new cause for concern: Byrd had a “spell” late today and has been hospitalized at least … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements, Congress, Democrats | Leave a comment

Are We At The Eve Of “Over”?

According to Keith Olbermann on MSNBC’s Countdown Monday night, Hillary Clinton is giving every signal of suspending her campaign today, as the final two Democratic primaries play out. However, it should also be noted that a suspended campaign can be … Continue reading

Posted in 2008 candidates, Barack Obama, Campaigns, Democrats, Hillary Clinton, Keith Olbermann, Media | Leave a comment

Ted Kennedy In Surgery

Senior Massachusetts Senator Edward Kennedy is now in what may be as long as a six-hour operation to try to remove at least part of the malignant brain tumor found in the man who has been in the Senate for … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements, Democrats | Leave a comment

The Seeping Anti-Gay Hate Boils Over

Since the California Supreme Court ruled AGAINST an amendment based on hate and exclusion in determining that the state cannot limit marriage to a male and a female, the hate loonies have been on overdrive. Some want to make this … Continue reading

Posted in Constitutional Issues, Democrats, GOP, Human Rights, Social Justice | Leave a comment

Watching The DNC Rules Committee At Work

I’m not certain quite the purpose for showing the inner workings of the Democrats’ Rules Committee as they wrestle with the issue of delegates and super delegates in contested states Florida and Michigan. On the one hand, I think it’s … Continue reading

Posted in 2008 candidates, Barack Obama, Campaigns, Democrats, Elections, Media, Party News & Strategy, Voting Rights | Leave a comment

Beat The Press: Play The Political Junkie 2008 Presidential Trivia Contest

I have such confidence in you that I’ll bet my best cup of coffee that you’ll score higher than a Dana Milbank or a David Sirota on this trivia challenge at The Week Behind. I won’t say you’ll score better … Continue reading

Posted in Campaigns, Democrats, Elections, Featured Site, GOP, John McCain, Media, Online/Internet, Right-Wing Nuts | Leave a comment