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The Democratic Party and other leftist rabble are in big trouble. Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay’s new Coalition for a Conservative Majority (CCM) is raising money from conservative donors and he is promising to “put together a grassroots-based operation that will hold accountable… liberal politicians.”
In a fundraising pitch, DeLay describes the CCM as “the first real grassroots organization worthy of the name.” His group will fight back, DeLay promises, and success is guaranteed for a simple reason: He has found “the Democrats’ Achilles’ Heal.”
The person who called this to my attention writes: “Conservative Republicans seriously need to rethink their opposition to the No Child Left Behind Act. Clearly national standards are necessary. Every child who graduates from elementary school should know that words that sound the same sometimes have different meanings.”
More from Ken Silverstein:
Perspective — October 23, 2013, 8:00 am
How pro-oil Louisiana politicians have shaped American environmental policy
Postcard — October 16, 2013, 8:00 am
A trip to one of the properties at issue in Louisiana’s oil-pollution lawsuits
Estimated acres of forest Henry David Thoreau burned down in 1844 trying to cook fish he had caught for dinner:
The bombardier beetle, which can fire liquid at its enemies from its rear end at up to 300 squirts per second, was being scrutinized in the hope of building a better airplane engine.
London Fire Brigade investigators blamed a building fire in South London on a bird that carried a lit cigarette to its rooftop nest. “Smokers,” said neighborhood baker Richard Scroggs. “What can you say?”
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“American politics has often been an arena for angry minds.”