The Note 2006 Archives

   December 8, 2006 — The Note

   December 7, 2006 — The Note

   December 6, 2006 — "Grave And Deteriorating:" The Way Forward

   December 5, 2006 — What If Hillary Clinton Said "Jose:" A Process Filled With Inequities

   December 4, 2006 — As Annoying As the Kennedy Center Honors: Tommy Vilsack Loved Chicken Pot Pies and Orange Popsicles

   December 1, 2006 — The Courage To Create Change: $25 Million By June 30

   November 30, 2006 — Gradual Push Me-Pullback: Discussing Middle Eastern Art and Dramas

   November 29, 2006 — Help Wanted: Caps for Sale

   November 28, 2006 — Not Proceeding Well Enough: Trying Not To Be Uncivil

   November 27, 2006 — With No Apologies to Bill Safire: And With No Right Answers

   November 17, 2006 — The Deck's Stacked: So Put Your Foot to the Floor

   November 16, 2006 — Nancy's Boys: Can't We All Just Get Along

   November 15, 2006 — By Their Leaders We Shall Know Them: Trent! (?); Mike (?); Jack! (?)

   November 14, 2006 — Steady Leadership on an Uncertain Hill: "Majority" Is Another Word for Nothing Left to Lose

   November 13, 2006 — Baker Forever: A Chance

   November 10, 2006 — The Majority Party: A Box For Just Wishes

   November 9, 2006 — The New New Normal: The SOTU Shot Is Going to Freak You Out

   November 8, 2006 — The President Is Still Relevant Here: The Most Obvious Note Headline Ever

   November 7, 2006 — "Nancy, It's George Bush: Mr. President, Nice To Hear From You."

   November 6, 2006 — From Your First Cigarette: To Your Last Dyin' Day

   November 3, 2006 — Polls Versus Guts: The Decider and the Lioness

   November 2, 2006 — Organize, Organize, Organize: And Get Hot at the End, Part VIII

   November 1, 2006 — Stay on the Offense: Keeping the Enemy on the Run

   October 31, 2006 — Spending All the Time in the Vanity Factory: New Dreams to Touch

   October 30, 2006 — Weakness Attracts Those Who Are Waiting: First, Do Harm

   October 27, 2006 — Consensus Reached: Retreating to Hershey, PA

   October 26, 2006 — Stop Reading Polls: And/But Natural Tightening is Real

   October 25, 2006 — Reasoning Adroitly and Speciously . . . Rather Than Soundly

   October 24, 2006 — Republicans as Democrats: Condemned to Repeat for a Fortnight, Part II

   October 23, 2006 — Pending: Six Days of November Surprises: It Isn't a "Surprise" If You Expect It

   October 20, 2006 — Weekly Weakly: A Nation of San Francisco Liberals

   October 19, 2006 — Mature and Incurably Green: People Rant and Rave and Bellow

   October 18, 2006 — Bush Politics Versus Clinton Politics: 42/43 Assume the Position(s)

   October 17, 2006 — A Ballet Being Fought out in the Alley: Just Stand Back and Let It All Be

   October 16, 2006 — Charlie Brown Holds His Own Football: The Rebel-in-Chief Loses the Beadle

   October 13, 2006 — Self-evident Truthiness: The Gang Shoots Straight

   October 12, 2006 — Asking Ourselves Questions: With Presidential Elan

   October 11, 2006 — Keeping You Safer: National Insecurity

   October 10, 2006 — Denny's Grand Slam (cont'd.): Who Will Tell the Speaker?

   October 9, 2006 — Everything is Relational: 218 Cheesecakes . . . to go

   October 6, 2006 — Wherever the Evidence Leads, Part XV:Umbrellas Stopping Shoes

   October 5, 2006 — Bugging Indecision: Clash of the Titans

   October 4, 2006 — The Mark of Truthiness: There Is No Substitute for Winning

   October 3, 2006 — Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda, Part III: Naughty or Not Nice

   October 2, 2006 — Mistakes Were Made: The Studds/Crane Paradigm

   September 29, 2006 — Son of Note-libs: Friday Filling in the Blanks

   September 28, 2006 — Unity and Fraternity, Part III: Hanging Together

   September 27, 2006 — Pointy Fingers: Bush vs. Clinton

   September 26, 2006 — Resignation and Defeatism: License Plate Says Stunner #1 Superstar

   September 25, 2006 — Laying Traps for Troubadors: No Sympathy For the Devil

   September 22, 2006 — CGI Friday: Life Lessons

   September 21, 2006 — The Pop-pop and Mom-mom Parties: What Percentage of the Voters Will Be Republicans?

   September 20, 2006 — Not That There's Anything Wrong With It, Part IV: Benetton Nation

   September 19, 2006 — Registered, Likely, and Peaking Early: First Avenue Freeze-Out

   September 18, 2006 — Manhattan, U.S.A: No Cabs To Monday's Meeting

   September 15, 2006 — Independent Fighters Under Ken Mehlman's Direction: Outfoxing the Dukakis of Queensbury Commission

   September 14, 2006 — All Unity on Earth: Pouring the Sweet Milk of Concord

   September 13, 2006 — Results Matter: Tony Snow Doesn't Comment About the Hill, Except When He Does

   September 12, 2006 — The Day After: The Practice or Profession of Conducting Political Affairs

   September 11, 2006 — 9/11/2006: One Nation

   September 8, 2006 — Putting Politics Aside: A Platform Too Big to Miss

   September 7, 2006 — Ws and Ls: For the Week, "W" Is for "Winner"

   September 6, 2006 — Watch What They Say...What They Do - Not So Much

   September 5, 2006 — Everything's Different Now: 'Til Tuesday. . . November 7th

   August 11, 2006 — Gone Fishin' (2006): Pale, Tired, Unready

   August 10, 2006 — Too Close to the President: August: The Slow News Month

   August 9, 2006 — Pal Joey: Senator Lieberman Does It His Way -- Again

   August 8, 2006 — Friends and Enablers: The Media Fights for Its Political Life

   August 7, 2006 — Faux-mentum?: The Chattering Class Loves to Learn Life Lessons

   August 4, 2006 — The First Woman Speaker: Strength in an Uncertain World

   August 3, 2006 — Joementum: 5ive Gears in Reverse: But Is It Good for the . . .?

   August 2, 2006 — House Rules, Part II: Leader Pelosi's Political Advice

   August 1, 2006 — Running in a New Direction: Cutting a Deal

   July 31, 2006 — War President, Part IV: Or: VIII

   July 28, 2006 — The Special Relationship: Toothpaste Buddies to the Rescue, Part VIII

   July 27, 2006 — Losing a Sliver of the News Cycle: Right-track Winners, Wrong-track Winners

   July 26, 2006 — Tight Under the Collar: The Two-Party System Stressed

   July 25, 2006 — Not for Attribution: Washington Loves a Mystery Only So Much

   July 24, 2006 — Leader Hastert?: How to Succeed in Congress, Without Really Trying

   July 21, 2006 — Eye on the Right Ball: Donkeys Pinning Tales

   July 20, 2006 — Canines and Humans: In Summer Heat

   July 19, 2006 — With This Pen, I Do Veto: Words and Actions

   July 18, 2006 — The First Veto: Risks for No Peace

   July 17, 2006 — World Wide War: http://www.supportthecommanderinchief.org

   July 14, 2006 — War and War: Ipsos Facto Factoid

   July 13, 2006 — The Water's Edge: votersdon'tcareaboutforeignpolicy.com

   July 12, 2006 — History's Lessons, Part VII: Real Redford Redux

   July 11, 2006 — Judged by the Results: A Path Forward

   July 10, 2006 — The Party of National Insecurity: Certainty in a Dangerous World

   July 7, 2006 — It's the Stupid Economy: Dan Bartlett Sinks His Teeth

   July 6, 2006 — Naughty And Nice: Seeing When Sleeping

   July 5, 2006 — Provocative Behavior: A Game of Brinksmanship

   June 29, 2006 — Late Out There Early: Deja Vu All Over Again

   June 28, 2006 — The Districts of the United States of America: The Rules of the Game Determine the Outcome

   June 27, 2006 — Getting the Worm: presidentbushversusnytimes.com

   June 26, 2006 — Stars of All Stripes: What Outrages the Gang of 500

   June 23, 2006 — Condemned to Repeat: A Land Bright and Clear, and the Time's Comin' Near

   June 22, 2006 — Strategy of Necessity: Madman Boogabooga

   June 21, 2006 — Between a Resolution. . .: . . . And a Hard Place

   June 20, 2006 — (Not) Cutting the Deck: And (Not) Running the Table

   June 19, 2006 — Monday Meter: Wo-o-o Feelings

   June 16, 2006 — Gone Fishing? Just Kidding

   June 15, 2006 — The Choice Is Clear: Framing Is Destiny

   June 14, 2006 — The Frogless March: Bush Naps, Answers, Squashes

   June 13, 2006 — Architectural Digest: Eggies All Around

   June 12, 2006 — Catoctin Cacophony: Clearing the Mountain Air

   June 9, 2006 — The Bounce of the Live Cat: Josh Bolten's Digital Camera Shoots a Day at a Time

   June 8, 2006 — June Surprise: Strength in an Uncertain (Political) World

   June 7, 2006 — Signs of Relief: Tom Reynolds Exhales

   June 6, 2006 — 7/8th Full: The Bubble Gets Laminated

   June 5, 2006 — Kissing Ben Nelson: And Yet Al Franken Wrote "When a Man Loves a Woman"

   June 2, 2006 — The Sport of King(s): Shoes, and Ships, and Sealing Wax

   June 1, 2006 — In the Fullness of Time: Overtaken By the Unknown Unknowns

   May 31, 2006 — The Fournier Way: Somewhere, Joan Duffy Is Smiling

   May 30, 2006 — Not a Snip, Not a Bite: Not a Pin, Not a Crumb

   May 25, 2006 — A Body in Motion: Burning Down (or Saving) the House

   May 24, 2006 — Up to Our Necks In Owls: Unless We Can Talk Them Down From The Trees

   May 23, 2006 — Milestones, Watersheds, and Turning Points: Born Again Yesterday

   May 22, 2006 — The State of the Bush Presidency: The Curtain Rings up for the Last Act

   May 19, 2006 — RealClearPolitics: Not Very Many Selling Days Until Voting

   May 18, 2006 — Compassionate Rebel/Conservative-in-Chief: Run for the Border, Part III

   May 17, 2006 — Pick Your Poisoned Apple: Never Write Anything Down

   May 16, 2006 — Splitting the Baby Pinata: Getting Back the Mojo by Getting Back the Mojo

   May 15, 2006 — Home, to a New and a Shiny Place: Make Our Bed, and We'll Say Our Grace

   May 12, 2006 — (Mis)Placing the Outrage: The Latest Polling on Japanese-American Internment

   May 11, 2006 — No Surprises: Are You Taken Aback by How Slow Things Still Seem?

   May 10, 2006 — Stubborn Facts on the Ground: Tough to Change, Tough to Accept

   May 9, 2006 — Informed But Not Consulted: Bolten Plays the Card Card

   May 8, 2006 — Long Ball Lay-up: Cheerleaders and Military Men (HEART) Sports Metaphors

   May 5, 2006 — Sick and Tired: Demolition Derby

   May 4, 2006 — Bolten and Snow: And Two Days of Rain

   May 3, 2006 — See the World Spinning 'Round: Stupid and Insulting

   May 2, 2006 — Ohio Players: That Funny Feeling in the Tummy

   May 1, 2006 — Immigrant Nation: Waving the Flag and Catching the Early Train

   April 28, 2006 — Timing is Everything, Part IV: President of Comedy Milks the Horse

   April 27, 2006 — Light, Clear, Not Odorless: The Note, Brought to You By Tums

   April 26, 2006 — Walking in Privileged: Popping the Bubble

   April 25, 2006 — Political Pump: Slang. Idle or Boastful Talk

   April 24, 2006 — Problems ISO Solutions: Nothing Brad Freeman Couldn't Fix

   April 21, 2006 — The Turtle Is Back on the Fence Post: Dust It for Prints

   April 20, 2006 — Test Cases: Fortunate Cookies

   April 19, 2006 — Decisions to Be Made: (Keep Feeling) Fascination

   April 18, 2006 — Symbolism, Message, Reality: Playing Breck Girls And Passing Budgets

   April 14, 2006 — Stress Position: Nobody's Last Choice

   April 13, 2006 — The Future Usually Goes Up and Down: But Sometimes It Goes Side to Side

   April 12, 2006 — And Don't Forget Health Care, Part IV: Feeling Good

   April 11, 2006 — Late Returns: What Politician Is on the Right Track?

   April 10, 2006 — Key Judgement: Leaking About a Leak, Polling About a Poll

   April 7, 2006 — Unique Instructions: Strawmen and Red Herrings

   April 6, 2006 — Body Checking Is Permitted...: ...If the Opponent Has the Ball

   April 5, 2006 — Cash and Carry: $38 Crab Cakes As a Metaphor

   April 4, 2006 — Brutal And Decisive: DeEnd of De DeLay Puns

   April 3, 2006 — Play Ball: Now Playing Centerfield, Karen Travers

   March 31, 2006 — Touring the Ruins: Weekend Whipping

   March 30, 2006 — Seeing 2006 Through the 2008 Prism: As the People Say, It's Never Too Early

   March 29, 2006 — Jeff Greenfield's "Compulsory Topic": "None. Nada. Zip."

   March 28, 2006 — Card Bolts: "Bolten" Sted "Bolton"

   March 27, 2006 — Thumbs on Both Sides of the Scale: And Where It Stops, Nobody Knows

   March 24, 2006 — Same Story, Slightly Different Words: Sponsored Content

   March 23, 2006 — The 2008 Invisible Primary Ratings: Volume I

   March 22, 2006 — Capital Expenditure: Notes Across America

   March 21, 2006 — How's It Playin' in Hy-Vee Hall?: Another Day with No Gaggle and No Briefing

   March 20, 2006 — Commander, Rebel, Optimist, Fundraiser: A Foreign Policy Presidency Considered

   March 17, 2006 — Nine Stories: Raise High the Debt Ceiling, Government

   March 16, 2006 — Mincing and Parsing: Inside/Outside Washington Babble

   March 15, 2006 — Touching a Nerve: Everyone Knows

   March 14, 2006 — Political Grandstanding: Of the Very Worst Kind

   March 13, 2006 — Focused on Winning: Multi-front War

   March 10, 2006 — Mystery Training: Memphis: Home of Presidents and Kings

   March 9, 2006 — Unite to Victory: No Veto, No Override, No Deal

   March 8, 2006 — Basically Under Control: Except When It's Not

   March 7, 2006 — You Can't Get Elected...: If You Don't Get Nominated

   March 6, 2006 — Issues and Answers: Ways and Means

   March 3, 2006 — Home Is Where the Polls Are: Trent Duffy Is... The Cable Guy

   March 2, 2006 — Cowboy and Indians: All of the People All of the Time

   March 1, 2006 — All of the People: Some of the Time

   February 28, 2006 — Fat Tuesday: (Insert Your Own Joke Here)

   February 27, 2006 — Comes in 3s: Passage to Pakistan

   February 24, 2006 — Comfort Level: "How Do You Catch A Cloud And Pin It Down?"

   February 23, 2006 — Compromise On The Horizon?: Delay and DeLay

   February 22, 2006 — "I Say Veto, By The Way, Quite Frequently. . .": A Charge to Keep, Part VII

   February 21, 2006 — Gnip Gnop Nation: The Case of the Missing Week

   February 17, 2006 — A Deal to End the Madness: The Process of Process

   February 16, 2006 — Res Ipsa Loquitur, Part VI: Has No One Used "The Trouble with Harry"?

   February 15, 2006 — Gang of 1: The Full Life That the Lord Intended

   February 14, 2006 — There There: A Part of Your Life

   February 13, 2006 — Pretzel Logic: Private Sector Tick Tock

   February 10, 2006 — (White) House of (Andy) Card(s)?: And/But Democrats=Charlie (Brown) and Lucy (Ricardo)

   February 9, 2006 — "No, You May *Not* Refer Us": Scotty on Truth Serum

   February 8, 2006 — 2BR ENG BSMT PERFECT FOR LDR: Who Else Rents Besides Lobbyists?

   February 7, 2006 — The Loneliest Number Since the Number One: (Zilch)

   February 6, 2006 — Won't Be Lame: Lose a Year to Gain Two

   February 3, 2006 — The Note: February 3, 2006

   February 2, 2006 — The Note: February 2, 2006

   February 1, 2006 — The Note: February 1, 2006

   January 30, 2006 — The Note: January 31, 2006

   January 30, 2006 — The Note: January 30, 2006

   January 27, 2006 — Sprint to November: Weak and Wrong

   January 26, 2006 — Hailing the Chief: First the Wires, Then the Nets, Then the Major Papers

   January 25, 2006 — The Very Definition of "Patriot": The Hard Bigotry of High Expectations

   January 24, 2006 — Boomer President Booms: Daughters, Dogs, and Bald Knees

   January 23, 2006 — A Time of Andy Card's Choosing: Challenges, Decisions, and Opportunities

   January 20, 2006 — The Silver State of the (Political) Union: Every Hilton Is a Reagan Hilton

   January 19, 2006 — Who's in Charge Here?: Opportunity, Responsibility, and Security, Part XI

   January 18, 2006 — It's the Murals of Elihu Vedder, Stupid: The Reformation, Part VI

   January 17, 2006 — (F.B.)I. Spy: Politics of Impeachment and Plantations

   January 13, 2006 — Fortnight Follies: The To-Do Do at 1600

   January 12, 2006 — Witness for the Witness: The Sounds of Their Own Voices

   January 11, 2006 — Take It As a Warning: Or Take It Anyway You Like

   January 10, 2006 — A Minuet of Scorpions: Subtle as a Leadership Fight

   January 9, 2006 — Now Control This: That's Right, Career Moves

   January 6, 2006 — Economics 101: Office Politics 102

   January 5, 2006 — Mad at the Hunt Club: Formulating Success and Hooking Horns

   January 4, 2006 — On the Right Side of the Lord: The Real Crime Is What Is Illegal

   January 3, 2006 — Abducted by Aliens: Dial Grouping the State of the Union

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