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 ...

Rick Warren to Give Inauguration Invocation

Posted by Katherine | Friday, December 19th, 2008

Pastor Rick Warren -- a vocal opponent of homosexuality and gay marriage -- will be giving the invocation on January 20th. For many on the left: not a popular move by their man Barack. Thirty-year-old trevorkiel is an Obama devotee willing to grant the president-elect lots of wiggle room. But not ...

California’s Prop 8

Posted by Katherine | Friday, November 14th, 2008

California's Prop 8, probably the most scrutinized ballot measure of 2008, was one of three same-sex marriage bans that passed last Tuesday. (The others were in Florida and Arizona.) Gay-rights advocates are questioning its legality and planning nation-wide protests tomorrow. Several anti-Prop 8 marches have already taken place since the ...

Palin: Feminist Role Model or Not?

Posted by Katherine | Monday, November 3rd, 2008

[gaelx / Flickr] Since Sarah Palin joined the McCain campaign, there's been vociferous disagreement over her feminist cred. Is she blessing or blight to the cause? To catch up on the debate, here are a few recent strands. Wendy describes herself as a "conservative, home schooling mom" with a "smokin' hot, hard ...

The Tone of McCain/Palin

Posted by Katherine | Wednesday, September 17th, 2008

In the last few days, both Obama and Biden have accused the McCain/Palin campaign of dishonesty and nastiness in its attacks and ads. Many of their fellow Democrats feel similarly about the tone McCain and Palin have adopted. Jay Smooth is a hip-hop vlogger and ballotvoxregular who "leans left." You'll find ...

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’, ...

Protesters and Activists at Saddleback

Posted by Katherine | Thursday, August 21st, 2008

There may not have been many people protesting the fact of the Saddleback Church forum, but activists outside the church were certainly fired up about the candidates and issues. From stirnaman.photo (hat tip to Sue Salinger), here's a Bush (and, in smaller print, McCain) supporter: [stirnaman.photo / Flickr] Stirnaman.photo also captured this Obama-masked, ...

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 ...

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 ...

On Gay Marriage

Posted by Katherine | Tuesday, July 1st, 2008

Tyler Oakley is from Michigan. He's gay, he's in college, and he likes "awkward moments." He also has a way with comic argument, as you'll see in this video that he made after California's Supreme Court ruled to allow gay marriage. (Thanks, James Mills.) Tyler would like you to know ...

Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

Posted by Katherine | Friday, June 13th, 2008

Don't Ask, Don't Tell: Obama has said he would lift it; McCain feels it's working and ought to be left alone. In this video, kevdude25, who is gay and on active duty in the military, asks the Republican candidates (now whittled down to McCain) what freedom he's fighting for when ...

LGBT Rights - Part II

Posted by Katherine | Friday, May 16th, 2008

So in the last post, where we mentioned that gay rights hadn't really come up yet? Well that was wrong; they just had. Yesterday, California's Supreme Court ruled that gay and straight couples must be treated equally when it comes to marriage. It's hard to image that gay marriage won't ...

LGBT Rights

Posted by Katherine | Thursday, May 15th, 2008

Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender rights, like abortion, is one of those normally core political issues that hasn't broken through into high visibility in this presidential race. Yet, anyway. Online, though, you can of course find riches. Let's start by rewinding a few months to New Hampshire, where Dennis Kucinich was approached by Harvard ...