Monthly Archives: October 2006

Poll: Majority believes government doing too much – CNN.com

"Conservatives came to office to reduce the size of government and enlarge the sphere of free and private initiative," said Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona. "But lately, we have increased government in order to stay in office." Source: Poll: Majority believes … Continue reading

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In Key House Races, Democrats Run to the Right

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/10/30/us/politics/30dems.htm This NYT article suggests that Dems are running to the right to win in "key" races.  The view expressed by much of the pundit media on C-SPAN, NBC, and elsewhere is that the Dems are running to the right … Continue reading

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Brazil’s President Roars Back to Win Vote

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/10/30/world/americas/30brazil.html “Because of all the corruption denunciations, I voted for Alckmin in the first round, based on emotion,” said Valmir Moura, a 38-year-old office clerk here. “But this time I stopped to reason things through, and I realized his whole … Continue reading

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Welcome to Karl Quick’s Slate

I frequently post comments on several forums at Slate.Com.  Yea, I know it is a pretty dead site and many of the forums are full of childish BS, but occasionally I find someone who responds constructively.  …and it is always … Continue reading

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