August 08, 2004
Weekly QandO roundup
Posted by McQ
Some of the posts you may have missed from this past week. Click the button to read an excerpt....or just follow the link to read the whole thing.
National Sales Tax: Its not all Fuzzy Kitties: (Dale Franks) - a great discussion of both the advantages and disadvantages of a national sales tax. Also includes some great comments and questions from readers.
Mimsy were the Euro-goves: (Jon Henke) - John Kerry gets mixed reviews from his strongest voter base .....Europe. A look at how Europe viewed the John Kerry acceptance speech along with a lively discussion among QandO readers.
Convention bounces or the lack thereof: (McQ) Two articles which delve into the thinking and theories as to why convention bounces in the polls are missing in this election year.
Kerry's McGovern Bounce - discusses the theories presented as to why Kerry saw no convention bounce.
Zogby: No Convention Bounce for Bush Either - discusses a well known pollster's theory as to why Bush is destined to suffer no bounce after the Republican convention as well:
Its All About Jobs (Dale Franks) - explains the impending BLS numbers concerning job creation, how to read them and their impact.
32K? A Measly 32K? (Dale Franks) - is the followup to his "Its All About Jobs" article. It seems his warnings were well founded.
The Dangerous Rush to Intelligence Reform (McQ) discusses what such a reform entails and questions, given the difficulties and importance in accomplishing the reform, the rush to do so.
QandO commented extensively at the controversy surrounding the differing claims made by the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth and John Kerry concerning his service in Vietnam:
Band of Brothers (Dale Franks) - Introduced QandO readers to the controversial Swift Boat Veterans for Truth's (SBVT) ad.
Kerry Better Be Careful (McQ) - thoughts about how Kerry might respond to the SBVT claims:
McCain Weighs in on Swift Boat Vets Ad (McQ) and Swift Vet Ad Continued (Dale Franks) both comment on Sen. McCains comments concerning the ad.
Chapter 3 of "Unfit to Command" (McQ) provides a chapter from a soon to be released book by John O'Niell concerning Kerry's service in Vietnam.
...And, here come the Lawyers (Dale Franks) covers the Kerry campaign's reaction to the SWVT ad. Apparently the SWVT aren't the only group that gets this treatment.
The LA Times is Just Flat Wrong (McQ) disputes the LA Times position that Kerry's VN service is unassailable.
Fact Checking FactCheck.org (McQ) disputes the "factual analysis" of the SBVT's ad released by the usually reliable FactCheck.org
I Now Pronounce You Husband and...er...Husband (Dale Franks) - a discussion of the dangers of judicial activism.