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Stonecipher
Usually somewhere between Chicago and San Francisco
Progressive, Pragmatic and Curious
Interests: travel, politics, baseball, beer, maps
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Tune in to Today’s Edition of The Stonecipher Report Radio Show for Reactions to the Latest News - Monday, 5/02 Posted By: Michael Sweeney May 2, 2011 Big news day! And, of course, even beyond the great news of the... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2011 at The Stonecipher Report
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Tyler Rippeteau to Join Michael Sweeney on Today’s Edition of The Stonecipher Report Radio Show - Monday, 4/04 Posted By: Michael Sweeney Apr. 4, 2011 We’re getting the band back together! Tune in this afternoon – Monday, April 4, from... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2011 at The Stonecipher Report
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Posted By: Michael Sweeney Mar. 21, 2011 Former regular readers and even occasional browsers may have noticed that the new content out here on The Stonecipher Report has slowed, then all but stopped. It’s true that – due to various... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2011 at The Stonecipher Report
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Posted by: Michael Sweeney Feb. 7, 2011 Monday and Tuesday afternoon I’ll be back on the air with the regular and a bonus edition of The Stonecipher Report radio show. Tune in Monday, February 7 and / or Tuesday, February... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2011 at The Stonecipher Report
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Posted By: Michael Sweeney Jan. 10, 2011 I’ll definitely have some thoughts to share about the horrible events this weekend on today’s editions of The Stonecipher Report radio show. Tune in Monday, January 10, for a regular AND bonus shift... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2011 at The Stonecipher Report
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Posted By: Michael Sweeney Jan. 3, 2011 It’s the first Monday of the new year, which means I’ll be back on the air today. Tune in Monday, January 3, for The Stonecipher Report radio show to catch me talking Liberal... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2011 at The Stonecipher Report
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Posted By: Michael Sweeney Dec. 27, 2010 It’s the last Monday of the year, and I’ll be on for a regular AND bonus shift of radio today. Tune in Monday, December 27, for The Stonecipher Report radio show to catch... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2010 at The Stonecipher Report
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Posted By: Michael Sweeney Dec. 8, 2010 It was very unfortunate where the whole Edwards family personal and political dynamic went over the last 2 years or so, but…for many years, Elizabeth Edwards had been such an admirable, brilliant Liberal... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2010 at The Stonecipher Report
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Longtime Third-Baseman, Announcer, and Team Symbol Santo Dies at 70 Posted by Michael Sweeney Dec. 4, 2010 They used to refer to him – on the TV and radio broadcasts – as "The Coach" (due to his emeritus status and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2010 at The Stonecipher Report
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Posted By: Michael Sweeney Nov. 29, 2010 Top o’ the week means it’s radio time, again…so, tune in today, Monday, November 29, for The Stonecipher Report radio show. I’ll be talking politics live from 3 – 4:00 PM (Chicago time)... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2010 at The Stonecipher Report
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Posted By: Michael Sweeney Nov. 22, 2010 Tune in today, Monday, November 22, for The Stonecipher Report radio show. I’ll be talking politics live from 3 – 4:00 PM (Chicago time) this afternoon. You can listen on local broadcast station... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2010 at The Stonecipher Report
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Posted By: Michael Sweeney Nov. 15, 2010 Tune in today, Monday, November 15, for The Stonecipher Report radio show. I’ll be talking politics live from 3 – 4:00 PM (Chicago time – and our new permanent slot) this afternoon. You... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2010 at The Stonecipher Report
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Posted By: Michael Sweeney Nov. 10, 2010 My combined political-and-all-other-things radio show, "And, in the News…," will be on the air today, including a special phone-in guest. Tune in on Wednesday, from noon - 1:30 PM (Chicago time) for live... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2010 at The Stonecipher Report
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Posted By: Michael Sweeney Nov. 8, 2010 Tune in today, Monday, November 8, for The Stonecipher Report radio show. I’ll be talking politics live from 3 – 4:00 PM (Chicago time – and our new permanent time) this afternoon, including... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2010 at The Stonecipher Report
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Been Thinking on the Election Results: Lots of – But Not ALL – Bad News For Progressives; Where We Go From Here (Plus, a Brief, Closer Look at What Happened Here in Illinois) Posted By: Michael Sweeney Nov. 6, 2010... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2010 at The Stonecipher Report
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1:00 AM: Posted By: Michael Sweeney Nov. 2, 2010 Whew…a long day – AND night. It’s finally slowing down, with the last, most-interesting bits remaining to be decided are the flood (leading other named candidates) of write-in ballots cast (but... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2010 at The Stonecipher Report
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11:45 PM: Posted By: Michael Sweeney Nov. 2, 2010 Sen. Harry Reid wins!…and, even though it looks like the PA and IL (grrrrrrr!) Senate seats turn Republican, that helps seal the deal and keeps the Senate Democratic (even should "Independent... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2010 at The Stonecipher Report
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11:15 PM: Posted By: Michael Sweeney Nov. 2, 2010 IL Junior Senator Mark Kirk?!?! Aw, say it isn’t so… Please? Sigh... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2010 at The Stonecipher Report
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11:00 PM: Posted By: Michael Sweeney Nov. 2, 2010 Frickin’ cry-baby! Didja see Speaker-to-be John Boehner get out there and bawl his way through his celebratory speech? As our site’s lately more-silent partner Tyler Rippeteau just texted me, "Who does... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2010 at The Stonecipher Report
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10:45 PM: Posted By: Michael Sweeney Nov. 2, 2010 Sen. (and Majority Leader) Harry Reid leads in Nevada…by a decent margin (about 9%)…but the reports thus far seem to indicate that the votes counted so far are from the Reno... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2010 at The Stonecipher Report
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10:30 PM: Posted By: Michael Sweeney Nov. 2, 2010 Awwwww! Batshit-crazy and hypocritical New York Republican / Tea Bagger Gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino loses! Who coulda figured that Empire State voters would NOT favor a racist, sexist, anti-gay, humorless jamoch... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2010 at The Stonecipher Report
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10:15 PM: Posted By: Michael Sweeney Nov. 2, 2010 …And, a blow to the more Progressive wing of the Democrats in the Senate: Russ Feingold in Wisconsin gets blown out. Grrrrrrrrr. And the GOP scorecard in the US Senate is... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2010 at The Stonecipher Report
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9:30 PM: Posted By: Michael Sweeney Nov. 2, 2010 Ooh, the crazy birds come out, even on MSNBC. Rep. (and Minority – for now – Whip) Eric Cantor comes on to crow about his side’s win and what they expect... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2010 at The Stonecipher Report
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8:45 PM: Posted By: Michael Sweeney Nov. 2, 2010 Some interesting victory and concession speeches. In FL Sen.-Elect Marco Rubio’s talk marking his win, he slammed Republicans nearly as much as Democrats. Looks like there will be some struggles –... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2010 at The Stonecipher Report
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8:15 PM: Posted By: Michael Sweeney Nov. 2, 2010 The third – and completely expected – GOP Senate pick-up was just tallied, with John Hoeven winning in North Dakota. …But, the more impactful news that just hit is that with... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2010 at The Stonecipher Report