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Archive for January, 2006

Responding to the Bush State of the Union

January 25th, 2006

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Next week, President Bush will be delivering his annual State of the Union address. This speech is a tailor-made showcase for the President’s perceived strengths, and there is no doubt he’ll be doing his best to project an optimistic, proactive and ambitious vision for the nation. Read the rest of this entry »

A New Progressive Approach on Abortion

January 25th, 2006

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Third Way has just released a new strategy document called Winning the Abortion Grays, describing how progressives can win the battle of reasonableness on abortion and appeal to moderate Americans. The bottom line is this: we believe it should be an imperative to dramatically reduce the number of abortions in America, while protecting the right to an abortion. Read the rest of this entry »

Taking Back the Second Amendment

January 25th, 2006

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There probably is no political issue that progressives handle more poorly than guns. Our problems begin with some basic misconceptions about who owns guns and why they own them. Read the rest of this entry »

U.S. Army Facing A Breaking Point

January 25th, 2006

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Today the Associated Press reports on a new study for the Pentagon finding that “the Army has become a ‘thin green line’ that could snap unless relief comes soon.” The new report was written by Dr. Andrew Krepinevich, a retired Army officer who is among the nation’s leading experts on the defense planning and military affairs. Read the rest of this entry »

TW in Iraq #2: Camp Pendleton Training

January 23rd, 2006

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We’ve been working pretty hard. The past two weeks, we’ve had a half-day off each Sunday to do our laundry and get our gear in order for the next week. Otherwise, we’ve been training every day.

Week before last we spent the week in the field working on basic team- and squad-level tactics, culminating in a live-fire, squad-level fire-and-movement exercise. Last week, the machinegunners spent the week at Camp Pendleton, completing a course run by instructors from First Marine Division. Read the rest of this entry »

Welcome to the New Third Way Website

January 23rd, 2006

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Since our launch in January 2005, we’ve been working hard to develop fresh policy and practical tools to help progressive leaders better connect with moderate voters. In our Projects and Products areas, you will find the reports, issue briefs, polling and other materials that support this primary objective. Read the rest of this entry »