Watching the VP Debate

Posted by Katherine | Tuesday, October 7th, 2008

Since the vice-presidential debate was so widely watched, it seems worth noting how a few of the roughly 70 million viewers did it. Gary Ku lives in New Haven, likes avocados, and made a poster for a VP-debate party at his friend Jerome's. His graphic suggests he was handicapping the debate ...

Joe Lieberman’s GOP Convention Speech

Posted by Katherine | Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008

Speaking at the convention [Tom LeGro, NewsHour / Flickr] Some reactions to Joe Lieberman's speech last night at the GOP convention in St. Paul: Crystal Clear Conservative is a "Libertarian-leaning Republican" Yankees fan who writes mainly about Virginia and national politics. S/he thinks Liberman gave a "great speech" overall: Lieberman was a breath ...

Gustav vs. Politics

Posted by Katherine | Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008

[knezovjb / Flickr] Elvin Lim teaches government at Weslyan University in Connecticut. He suggests that the GOP's lull in Minnesota -- due to hurricane Gustav -- raises a question about the real value of nomination conventions: After all, nomination conventions no longer serve the functions that they used to serve just a ...

Obama to Support FISA Bill

Posted by Katherine | Tuesday, June 24th, 2008

On Friday, Barack Obama declared that he supports the FISA bill wending its way through Congress. This is the bill that essentially allows the government more leeway to wiretap and gives the telecom companies immunity for handing records to the Bush administration. Many Democratic voters seem unhappy. Erich Rauchway is ...

“Close-fisted high five”

Posted by Katherine | Friday, June 6th, 2008

[FLC / Flickr] It must rank up there among over-scrutinized gestures: the Obamas' fist bump / pound / dap / respect knuckles leading up to Barack's victory speech on Tuesday night. Or, if you speak New York Times-ese, their "close-fisted high five" (this from a piece published a few days before ...

Co-Curator: Larissa Zhou

Posted by Larissa | Friday, April 4th, 2008

[Larissa Zhou] I'm a PRX intern and will be helping out with BallotVox. I hail originally from China, but have lived in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and California. I've spent the most time in Mountain View, California, in the heart of Silicon Valley. I'm psyched about joining the BallotVox team because this November ...

Romney Redux?

Posted by Katherine | Wednesday, February 27th, 2008

[ThrasherDave / Flickr]Everyone's piling on to the McCain-Iseman story, but it's been hard to find local bloggers doing more than quoting the MSM and the political blogosphere. HatCityBlog from Connecticut relies on those quotes but gathers the plot twists ardently... and ends on a nice local note pegged to the ...