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 ...

MLK Day of Service

Posted by Katherine | Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

[rhondawinter / Flickr] The homemade sign above inspired volunteers at a neighborhood work party in the Bayview District of San Francisco -- photographed by rhondawinter. Since the election, Obama has been trying to figure out how to transform the volunteerism that propelled his campaign into national service to "rebuild America." And, as ...

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 ...

A Quiet Polling Place

Posted by Katherine | Tuesday, November 4th, 2008

Heidiologies took this photo of a polling place in New Jersey today. Not much of a wait time there, by the looks of it. [heidiologies / Flickr] In larger format, you can see that one of the signs warns against loitering. Good thing there wasn't a line out the door.

Bill Clinton’s Convention Speech

Posted by Katherine | Friday, August 29th, 2008

[leh4 / Flickr] Catching up now on Day 3 of the Democratic convention. Bill Clinton's speech was generally declared a big boost for Obama -- so here are some qualified assessments of its effectiveness. Kaylin, married 29 years and from New Jersey, seems to think Bill would have been more believable if ...

PUMAs and Police in Denver

Posted by Katherine | Thursday, August 28th, 2008

John Catral from Somerset, New Jersey, caught these PUMA protesters on the Denver streets (hat tip to James Mills): [Ho0n / Flickr] And just in case they get too feisty, the riot police are there -- in another photo from Catral (thanks again, James Mills): [Ho0n / Flickr] That baton looks like ...

Take Over My House Payments

Posted by Katherine | Friday, July 11th, 2008

Today's Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac crisis was a good reminder to feature this photograph by ~gio~. She took it in Lakewood, New Jersey, at the end of May. (Thanks, Sarolta Cump.) [~gio~ / Flickr] As -sina-, one of the commenters on ~gio~'s photo, says, "Love that both way sign - ...

How Will Clinton Supporters Vote in November?

Posted by Katherine | Thursday, June 12th, 2008

Manny from Orlando, Florida, might be a film student or an ob-gyn, depending on how you read his profile. He is without question, though, a fiery Clinton supporter, and he's pissed off at Barack Obama. So pissed off that he's going to vote for McCain in the general election (hat ...

Catholic Rethinks Iraq

Posted by Katherine | Thursday, May 8th, 2008

Inside a confessional [two stout monks / Flickr] Stephen M. Bauer from New Jersey calls himself an ordinary Catholic. A Catholic whose guilt, it seems, includes his pre-Iraq-war thinking (via Ann Raber): I am very disappointed in my own clarity of thinking just before the invasion of Iraq. Originally, I was opposed ...

Bras for Hillary

Posted by Katherine | Thursday, April 10th, 2008

Hard to know how to introduce this one. It comes via Ann Raber. The photographer -- Marc Brodsky -- is a pinhole-camera enthusiast from New Jersey who captured the scene in Jerome, Arizona. [mbrodsky / Flickr] We're assuming the display is intended as genuine, humorous support for Clinton. But do you think ...