Saturday, March 14, 2009
President Barack Obama has announced the appointments of Dr. Margaret Hamburg as Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, and Dr. Joshua Sharfstein as the Principal Deputy Commissioner, FDA.
Chris Graham at Augusta Free Press, is first out-of-the-gate, with an in-depth interview video of Democratic candidate, Dr. Greg Marrow, who is already running hard to challenge Steve Landes in the 25th HD district.
Full disclosure : Author is chair of Democratic Nomination Committee for the 25th HD.
poor sound quality - but great unedited, unfiltered, first person reporting
Creigh Deeds at an "on-the-record" Blue blogger meet-up and interview session last night.
video from Blue Virginia, first-hand report from Blue Commonwealth
Full disclosure - This author supports the Creigh Deeds campaign for Governor.
As the primary is moving into the final ninety days, I have been troubled by the failure of any of the campaigns to really articulate an overarching vision – as distinct from a specific policy position on this issue or that -- for Virginia’s future – that one thing that sets the candidate apart and that will profoundly improve the lives of everyone in the Commonwealth. This was true even for the candidate I support, Creigh Deeds.
Tonight changed that. Tonight I heard Creigh Deeds describe a vision of what his term as Governor would mean for Virginians, how he would achieve it, and why he is the person to accomplish it. Creigh spoke with genuine conviction about his desire to transform Virginia politics to take control of our government away from the entrenched political and moneyed interests that currently command it and return to its rightful place, we the people. aznew - Blue Commonwealth
Friday, March 13, 2009
From: General Social Survey - National Opinion Research Center, University of Chicago
Well, this is encouraging. Science & Engineering may not be the subject of prime time TV shows, i.e. Docs, Cops & Lawyers, we do however have some credibility in the gen pop. Glad you'all noticed.
But, wearing my other hat as a humble citizen journalist, comes with the recognition that the Press doesn't get much respect.
Have we evolved into a citizenry, where we only process the news that we want to hear, and filter out the rest? In my mind, that's all the more reason to use data to find the true signal in all the noise.
In God We Trust...all others, bring Data!