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 ...

They Embraced

Posted by Katherine | Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

From Massachusetts to Oregon, Obama supporters embraced. Joanna Rieke in Boston aspires to make art (photographs, illustrations, design) accessible to anyone. Here's the image she saw when Obama was announced as the next president. She created it at Boston's Fairmont Hotel, the election-night headquarters for the state's Democratic Party. [joanna.rieke / Flickr] The ...

McCain Voter, Obama Voter

Posted by Katherine | Tuesday, November 4th, 2008

Beth Lucey describes herself as a "happily married woman with a beautiful daughter." She lives in Southbridge, Massachusetts, where she took this photo today. It's not clear whether the truck and dog are hers or a neighbor's, but the owner clearly voted for McCain. [Update 5 Nov 2008: Beth explained ...

Michelle Obama’s Convention Speech

Posted by Katherine | Thursday, August 28th, 2008

[rklau / Flickr] If Twitter and swing states are anything to go by, Michelle Obama pretty much rocked her audience on Monday night with her convention speech. The blogosphere echoed with praise, too, but also with pointed analysis and critiques. Here's a taste of it all. John Klomp is a gay artist ...

Obama Quote in Notebook

Posted by Katherine | Friday, May 16th, 2008

Chris Piascik is a designer in Cambridge, MA, and he fills notebooks with fantastic daily drawings and stylized words. Ann Raber discovered this page with a quotation from Obama's The Audacity of Hope: [Chris Piascik / Flickr] Piascik has even painted some creatures onto red Chuck Taylors.

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 ...

Co-Curator: Genevieve Sponsler

Posted by Genevieve | Thursday, April 3rd, 2008

[Genevieve Sponsler] 1. What part of the country do you live in? I relocated to Massachusetts last fall to work for PRX, but I'm originally from D.C. suburbia. 2. Why are you interested in Web 2.0 and the election? I got interested in the possibilities of the Web from my summer internships during college. ...

The Race Speech

Posted by Katherine | Wednesday, March 19th, 2008

Independence Hall [Runs With Scissors / Flickr] Barack Obama spoke about race yesterday in Philadelphia. This morning, rants aside, the "regular-person" blogosphere mostly praised Obama for nuance and bravery and uncommon frankness. We're still looking for a thoughtful but largely negative critique -- so send us a link if you find ...

Hillary: Buzz or Buzzkill?

Posted by Katherine | Wednesday, March 5th, 2008

[Litandmore / Flickr] [Litandmore / Flickr] John McCain clinched the Republican nomination last night, but the buzz belonged to Hillary Clinton for winning Ohio, Texas, and Rhode Island. Ohio blogger The Critic explains the vote he cast for Clinton yesterday: Today I was up by six thirty, dressed by six forty, and out the ...