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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
Percentage increase in the annual number of polio cases in Pakistan since 2005:
A bowl of 4,000-year-old noodles was found in northwestern China; and a spokesman for the Chinese Academy of Sciences said that “this is the earliest empirical evidence of noodles ever found.”
A federal judge sentenced the journalist Barrett Brown to 63 months in prison for sharing a link to information stolen from the private-intelligence firm Stratfor by a hacker in 2011. “Good news!” Brown said in a statement. “They’re now going to send me to investigate the prison-industrial complex.”
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