The Republican side has remained the place for action on the blogs. The most interesting is the endorsement retraction by a major evangelist in South Carolina. And Rudy Giuliani supporting the Red Sox? What is the world coming to?
Jonathan Martin notes from the campaign trail that some of the town hall meetings seem a bit artificial. He's noticed that many of the questioners appear to be planted there to toss out softballs.
Mark Kilmer at Redstate.com reports that a big Mitt Romney endorsement in South Carolina has been revoked. Will Pastor Don Wilton give it to Mike Huckabee instead?
Matt Lewis at Townhall.com has the "Rudy Treason" headlines. It seems Giuliani has flip-flopped on his support for the Yankees and now likes the Red Sox in the World Series. Oops.
Kevin Drum previews an upcoming piece on Giuliani in
. It follows Giuliani's management style in New York and how his administration refused to follow the law.
Ben Smith at Politico.com looks into the issue of gays and religiously conservative African-Americans co-existing in the Democratic Party.
Chris Bowers at Openleft.com goes after Rep. Rahm Emanuel (D., Ill.), whose anti-immigration stance and advice to new members of Congress he dislikes. Emanuel raises funds for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
Matt Yglesias comments on Jon Chait's piece that analyzes the entitlement problem that is really a Medicare problem that is really a health care problem. Got that?
David Frum tries to downplay
Fareed Zakaria's piece that calls Iran a weakling that we shouldn't fear. Frum's case isn't so strong.
Steve Benen points out that the Bush administration's war on science isn't over yet. He covers the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director's redaction of testimony on the health effects of global warming.
Dean Baker tries to put the budget and Dana Milbank's reporting on it in perspective. While fighting earmarks seems good, these small amounts are dwarfed by large spending elsewhere.