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Thursday, December 22, 2005

First Steps to Dictatorship?

Rob Richie and Ryan O'Donnell, of the Center for Voting and Democracy, offer this editorial in today's Washington Post.

What caught my eye was this: "Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco has postponed city elections indefinitely, thereby extending the term of the city's mayor by executive decree."

I couldn't help but think of all the far left blogs out there, like the bitter Ted Rall , and nutty left wing groups, such as NOW, that accused President Bush of having some grand plot to cancel elections to remain in power. Where are they today, now that Democrat actually has cancelled elections?

It will be interesting to see if the right wing blogs are as nutty.

  • The Skeptic
  • Andrew Sullivan
  • Michael Barone
  • The New Republic
  • National Review
  • Democracy Project
  • Bob Bauer
  • Center for Competitive Politics
  • Ryan Sager
  • Going to the Matt
  • Professor Bainbridge
  • Volokh Conspiracy
  • Mystery Pollster
  • Amitai Etzioni
  • Alexander Chrenkoff
  • Middle East Media Research Institute
  • Right Democrat
  • Democrats for Life