Third Presidential Debate

Posted by Katherine | Friday, October 17th, 2008

Mccain, Joe the plumber, Obama [Mike Licht, NotionsCapital.com / Flickr] Watch or read the third presidential debate here, if you missed it on Wednesday night. A lot of bloggers seemed relieved -- to put it mildly -- that debate season is now over. Here, with equal relief, is a last post-debate roundup. On the ...

Campaign Issues: A Family Affair

Posted by Ann | Friday, September 19th, 2008

[Lapsklaus / Flickr] [Ann Raber is a BallotVox co-curator.] If our politics is genetic, then how come it's (often) so difficult to talk to our parents about campaign issues? If they don't share our views, we revert to our 15-year-old selves, petulant and hysterical over the very notion that we share DNA ...

Bristol Palin’s Pregnancy

Posted by Katherine | Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008

Bristol Palin with family at VP announcement in Dayton [er3465 / Flickr] Elle is a Texas-based group blogger who thinks it's no one's "business" that 17-year-old Bristol Palin is five months pregnant. Elle was a pregnant teen herself, once. But she does take aim at the coverage of Bristol's pregnancy. Elle "can't ...

McCain Picks Palin

Posted by Katherine | Friday, August 29th, 2008

In Alaska [triciaward / Flickr] Impeccably timed to eclipse the Obama-convention-speech headlines, McCain has chosen Alaska's Governor Sarah Palin as the GOP's vice-presidential candidate. Archbishop Cranmer, who blogs about religion and politics with sixteenth-century wisdom, feels this spells "Barack who?": Governor Palin is a Protestant Evangelical Christian. Moreover, she is strongly ‘pro-life’, ...

Another Reaction to Saddleback Church Forum

Posted by Katherine | Wednesday, August 20th, 2008

Outside Saddleback Church [Bjarne B. Sunde / Flickr] Kate Stone writes an eponymous blog, and, unlike Erica, she was happy to miss the whole Saddleback frenzy while she was camping in New Mexico. She was curious to catch up on it at the end of her trip, though. After meeting a ...

Why Conservative Christians Should Vote for McCain

Posted by Katherine | Thursday, July 24th, 2008

[rev_bri / Flickr] A lot of conservative Christians -- who voted reliably for Bush in the last two elections -- seem to be alienated and disappointed by McCain as their Republican option. Some, though, argue pragmatically that it's in their long-term interest to support him. Kara is a Christian who is "determined ...

What Will Evangelical Christian Voters Do?

Posted by Ann | Thursday, July 17th, 2008

[stuckincustoms / Flickr] [Ann Raber is a BallotVox co-curator.] Evangelicals just might be the known-unknowns of this election. How will these traditionally Republican voters cast their ballots in November? It's always been assumed that their beliefs on hot-button issues like homosexual marriage and abortion dictate their votes. This year things might ...

Where’s Abortion?

Posted by Katherine | Wednesday, May 7th, 2008

Emily Green, a University of Michigan College Democrat, wonders why abortion has been a sleeper issue so far in Campaign 08 (via Larissa Zhou): It fascinates me that in one of the most polarizing, controversial, and highly contested elections of the past 30 years, that one of the most polarizing, controversial, ...

Dallas Students Evaluate Democrats

Posted by Katherine | Thursday, March 27th, 2008

Via co-curator Ann Raber, a largely conservative student perspective -- from the University of Dallas and the University of Texas at Dallas -- on the Democratic candiates: Sirmontag, who made the video, grew up in Dayton, OH, and currently lives in Dallas. He is a man of many hobbies, from blacksmithing ...