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Friday, June 09, 2006

Live from Las Vegas: Day Two Underway

Day Two of YearlyKos has begun. After a long rest last night, I'm back at the Riv to attend the first of many panels throughout the day. I picked the Championing Science panel, with Chris Mooney, Dr. PZ Myers, Wendy Northcutt, General Wesley Clark, and Stephen Darksyde.

General Clark just finished speaking. I like that he's not only very intelligent, but also very witty. He has a lot of sensible ideas for improving our education system and bringing the federal government's focus back to actual science.

Chris Mooney, author of The Republican War on Science, is now speaking.

Other panels or workshops going on right now are:
  • Progressive Players - Tom Matzzie of MoveOn, Arshad Hasan of DFA, Gloria Totten of Progressive Majority, and Nathan Newman of Progressive States Network
  • Reforming the Electoral Process - Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), Krist Novoselic, Micah Sifry, John Morris, and Adam Bonin
  • Using the Blogosphere Workshop - Presenters: Chris Bowers and Matt Stoller
  • Behind Enemy Lines Workshop: Engaging Right Wing Talk Radio and Coming Out on Top - Presenter: Mike Stark
UPDATE: Just shook hands with General Clark, who was greeting convention attendees on his way out of the room. A very impressive Democrat. I remember he did a lot of traveling with John Kerry in 2004, joining him on the stump throughout the campaign. There's loyalty for you.

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