Obama’s Inauguration: What It Meant to Them — Part VI

Posted by Katherine | Saturday, January 24th, 2009

Make your own version here. [patriotworld / Flickr] Babychaser is a lawyer living in Maryland near DC. She's 36 years old and has been struggling since 2005 to conceive a child with her husband/partner(?). On inauguration day, they walked and walked to get to the ceremony, and in the end it was ...

Confusing McCain/Palin Sign En Route to Dover Speedway

Posted by Katherine | Sunday, November 2nd, 2008

Brendan Greeley lives in his hometown of Annapolis, Maryland, and works as multimedia editor for The Economist. He and his wife Beth like karaoke. Loud karaoke. I know this because, full disclosure, the Greeleys are friends. Last month, Brendan went to a NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Dover International Speedway in ...

Drill, Baby, Drill

Posted by Katherine | Saturday, September 6th, 2008

One of the most memorable one-liners from the Republican convention came from the crowd: "drill, baby, drill." It started during Giuliani's speech and caught on immediately. Jay from Baltimore found it "slightly troubling" -- and so do his penguin friends: [hoodwinks / Flickr] Jay diplomatically encourages people to look into the matter: "No ...

Felon Disenfranchisement

Posted by Katherine | Tuesday, August 5th, 2008

Despite the general excitement about high voter turnout rates in this election -- even among youth -- it's good to remember that over five million Americans (as of 2004) can't vote even if they want to. Because they're convicted felons. Depending on what state they live in, they may be ...

Libertarian Convention

Posted by Katherine | Friday, May 30th, 2008

Libertarians held their nominating convention last weekend in Denver, CO. They picked, as their candidate, former Georgia Republican representative Bob Barr. Apparent Libertarian Carlos attended the convention and recorded the scene on the floor: [is a brahmin / Flickr] Much of the post-convention talk seems to center on whether or not Barr ...

West Virginia Democratic Primary

Posted by Katherine | Tuesday, May 13th, 2008

It seems that a Clinton victory in West Virginia today may be a foregone conclusion. In a completely unscientific survey, there are certainly more Hillary signs than Obama signs in this picture from Shepherdstown, WV, taken by Marylander Pang Tubhirun (hat tip to Misa Dayson): [pangalang / Flickr] It looks like the ...

Jeremiah Wright is Everywhere

Posted by Katherine | Wednesday, April 30th, 2008

The blogosphere is roiling with views on Jeremiah Wright's recent public appearances (on Friday on PBS's Bill Moyers Journal, on Sunday at an NAACP dinner, and on Monday at the National Press Club). [assbach / Flickr] Some posts echo of the idea visible in much of the mainstream media that Wright spells ...