The First 100 Days

Posted by Katherine | Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

Obama has one of the highest initial job-approval ratings (68%) of any post-WWII president. The flip side of it: The Expectations. Dave Rex Wood is a software engineer and enthusiastic amateur photographer in Colorado. On inauguration day, he revived the post-election Message for Obama phenomenon and sent six more requests to ...

Voting Bitterly for Obama

Posted by Katherine | Thursday, August 21st, 2008

Theres no way home saw this bumper sticker in Gary, Indiana (thanks, Sue Salinger): [theres no way home / Flickr] It could be about guns and religion. Or about FISA and campaign finance.

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 ...

Clinton: Deflated or in Fighting Form?

Posted by Katherine | Wednesday, May 7th, 2008

Hillary Clinton won the Indiana primary yesterday, but her margin of victory was small, and her defeat in North Carolina was quite sound. So with things not looking as rosy for her campaign as they might, how does she feel this morning? Is she flagging (thanks, James Mills)?: [bammermother / Flickr] Or ...

Obama HQ in Indiana Vandalized

Posted by Katherine | Wednesday, May 7th, 2008

Barack Obama must be pretty happy with his big victory in North Carolina and slim loss in Indiana. The days leading up to yesterday had some fairly ugly moments, though. This picture, emailed to Kate Sherrill, a college librarian, shows one of them in Vincennes, Indiana (hat tip to James ...

Indiana and North Carolina Primaries

Posted by Katherine | Tuesday, May 6th, 2008

Democrats in Indiana and North Carolina voted today after days of rallies and knocking on doors. (Republicans voted, too, but...) These two pictures are from the last couple of weeks on the campaign trail. In Indianapolis, Brian Bruner captured what may be the best Hillary hat of the entire election ...

US Sources of Fossil-Fuel CO2

Posted by Katherine | Friday, April 25th, 2008

Stay with this one (or fast forward) through the first 30 seconds of opening credits. After that it's cool -- probutcool, actually. (Via James Mills.) Lots of maps show different sources of fossil-fuel CO2 emissions across the US. They're based on data collected by scientists from Purdue University, Colorado State ...

On to Indiana and North Carolina

Posted by Katherine | Thursday, April 24th, 2008

Next up for the Democrats: Indiana and North Carolina on May 6th. Litandmore -- Chicagoan, teacher, and library student -- has attended a bunch of Hillary rallies and appears to be fired up to take the fight to Indiana. Here he is on his way there before Clinton even won in ...