Change at Justice?

Posted by Katherine | Thursday, January 8th, 2009

[thephotoholic / Flickr] Obama fleshed out his Justice Department team on Monday: David Ogden for deputy AG, Elena Kagan for solicitor general, Thomas Perrelli for associate AG, and Dawn Johnsen for head of OLC. They suggest a sharp turn away from President Bush's view of executive power and the kinds of ...

Alternative Terrorism

Posted by Katherine | Thursday, July 31st, 2008

James Pence of Glendale, Kentucky, doesn't mince words. He explains here, in a calmly biting commentary on the Bush administration's handling of the economy, healthcare, civil liberties, and other issues central to the election, how he -- if he were a terrorist -- would undermine America: That rocking chair somehow takes ...

Neither McCain Nor Obama Means Change

Posted by Katherine | Monday, July 28th, 2008

PJ Chmiel from Louisville, Kentucky, is a vegan graphic/web designer who'd like to make his own clothes someday. He was rooting for Kucinich, but now he'd be happy with a choice of Ralph Nader or Cynthia McKinney. He thinks the two-party system is "bullshit" and has no love for McCain ...

McCain and Obama Bumper Stickers

Posted by Katherine | Monday, July 21st, 2008

James Mills just turned up these two bumper stickers. The first, from Moltron 3030, was taken on a farewell tour of Eugene (Oregon?), where she and her friend Lizz (featured here) have lived since 2004: [Moltron 3030 / Flickr] DottComments lives in Louisville, Kentucky, likes the Rolling Stones, and apparently needs ...

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 ...

How to Get Appalachian Votes

Posted by Katherine | Thursday, July 3rd, 2008

General store in Butcher Holler, KY [jimmywayne22 / Flickr] Jonathan Gay, aka Cyberhillbilly, grew up on a small tobacco farm in Kentucky's Appalachian mountains. His father was a coal miner. A recovering lawyer, Jonathan now works on economic development. He knows old and new economy, he knows Appalachia, and he thinks he ...

Kentucky Democratic Primary

Posted by Katherine | Monday, May 19th, 2008

Tomorrow is Kentucky's (and Oregon's) chapter in the Democratic primary saga. Iris, who works on webby stuff for a public library in Paducah, Kentucky, was really excited to go to a Clinton rally in nearby Mayfield. There she spotted this truck reflecting the crowd: [circulating / Flickr] Nicholas Stevens, a political science ...

Youth Vote — Part II

Posted by Katherine | Friday, May 2nd, 2008

[Libby / Flickr] Despite the attention that engaged young voters have been attracting in this presidential campaign, and despite what promises to be a comparatively high youth turnout, only about 50% of under-30s will vote in November. So although some are genuinely enthusiastic, plenty of teenagers and twenty-somethings are politically disengaged. Nicholas ...