Saturday Reading and Open Thread
I finally replaced my 3 year old home desktop with a brand new Dell (Windows XP, not Vista)and I'm going to be busy transferring files and loading software most of the day. I set it up last night and happily nothing was DOA.
If you're online, here's an open thread and some reading recommendations.
- On superdelegates, William Arnone, who wrote these excellent analyses of the key states in the Democratic race, has just sent me his newest analysis -- it's on superdelegates. He crunches the numbers, not just as to who's winning in the delegate, popular vote and SD race, but also which states are top-heavy on superdelegates. He also adds electoral votes into the mix and gives a concise, unbiased and in my view, accurate history of the superdelegates, their functions and their options. I've uploaded it here.
- Eschacon '08: Many leading progressive bloggers are in Philly this weekend...Atrios, Digby, Jane Hamsher, TRex and more...Thers at Firedoglake has details of the panels and participants, and via Avedon at Sideshow, I see Sifonian is live-blogging of some of the panels.
- Grits for Breakfast on the successful use of the necessity defense in a Texas medical pot trial.
- Sentencing Law and Policy reports 10 year old Jaycie Yaeger died one day after being allowed to see her imprisoned father. A deluge of e-mail,letters and phone calls from the public likely helped sway the warden's mind and allow the furlough. Background here.
Democratic race notes:
- If you must read yet more about calls for Hillary to drop out, here's Taylor Marsh's answer at HuffPo. (Remember, no personal attacks in comments.)
- James Carville explains his "Judas" remark about Bill Richardson. Shorter version: It's about loyalty. If Richardson didn't want to endorse Hillary, he should have stayed silent.
- Hillary says she won't drop out. If you're a Hillary supporter, go on over and contribute to her 3 day fundraising drive to make $3 million by March 1. It will help keep the PA airwaves balanced by allowing her to advertise there as well. As of now, 19,000 online donors have kicked in about $1 million.
Again, this is an open thread, please be civil and respect the comment rules. I hope some of you will read the Arnone piece and let us know what you glean from it, I know Mr. Arnone will be interested in your comments.
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