Thoughts for the Day

The Democratic Daily has been a place where many of us come to share our emotions as much as our ideas. The ongoing tragedies in Iraq, Afghanistan, New Orleans and now Indonesia, often overwhelm our capacity to cope with the next news story of human misery. In keeping with our efforts to maintain a positive and constructive dialogue, we occasionally put up thoughts for contemplation. Memorial Day presents an ideal opportunity for quiet reflection. Continue reading


Remember Brownie? This morning Senate Republicans might as well have given him a federal judgeship. If there’s anything the last five years have proven — from Iraq to Katrina – it’s that competence matters. Federal judgeships cannot be political gifts to political cronies. But that’s what happened this morning – … Continue reading