Rewind: Election Day in 53 Seconds

Posted by Katherine | Tuesday, January 13th, 2009

[We will occasionally be posting cool stuff (under the heading "Rewind") that dates back to the campaign itself -- things we didn't have enough time to write up before the election.] One week until the inauguration. Maybe the right time to reminisce about election day with this brief video by mattymatt ...

The Two-Party System is a Box

Posted by Katherine | Tuesday, October 7th, 2008

The second presidential debate is tonight. Have you wondered why only McCain and Obama are debating even though many voters would like other candidates included? Why not Libertarian Party candidate Bob Barr? Or Green Party candidate Cynthia McKinney? Or any of the other candidates running for the presidency? The Commission on ...

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 ...

More on Church-Vote Separation

Posted by Katherine | Friday, July 18th, 2008

[Garrettc / Flickr] This is a sidebar to Ann's post about evangelical Christians who think religion and politics may be oil and water. RDemocrat blogs at BlueGrassRoots with other Kentucky Democrats. A Christian who believes firmly that religion and politics shouldn't mix, s/he was upset to see -- in Jeremiah Wright ...

Democrats and Hispanic Voters

Posted by Katherine | Friday, June 6th, 2008

Sixty-four-year-old AHispanicVoter may be a bit hyperbolic with his numbers. He also seems to like Clinton but be angry at all "Democrats"; presumably he means every Dem but Clinton? He also meanders somewhat. Quibbles aside, his basic point is an important one. He feels the Democrats are taking Hispanic voters ...

Republicans v Democrats

Posted by Katherine | Thursday, May 15th, 2008

With room to grow [MaxVelascoKnott / Flickr] Ask the blogosphere to assess the health of the Republican and Democratic parties and you get wildly different answers. Citizen Haines, a Virginia native and self-described sarcastic polymath, is afraid that the Republican Party is in trouble because it's diluting conservative principles to be ...

Undecided Democrats

Posted by Katherine | Wednesday, May 14th, 2008

Dixie Wells -- aka "young and with it" (possibly more young and with it than her subject) -- is from Austin, TX. It appears that she caught this conflicted donkey outside the local Alamo movie theatre the night of the Democratic debate in Austin. [young and with it / Flickr] Is any ...

Vote and Be Heard

Posted by Katherine | Friday, May 9th, 2008

[Dean Terry / Flickr] Beth Martin Birky teaches women's studies and English at Goshen College in Indiana. She recalls vividly her sixth-grade entree into electoral politics: "I remember my first voting booth: a cardboard refrigerator box in the hallway of Oak Street Elementary school in Orrville, Ohio." Birky's been a dedicated ...

Democrats in Rural Texas

Posted by Katherine | Friday, February 22nd, 2008

Karl-Thomas Musselman from The Burnt Orange Report, a Democratic group blog based in Austin, TX, has this to say about last night's debate between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama: I have occasionally taken the liberty of talking about my hometown of Fredericksburg in Gillespie County out west of Austin in the ...