Belt Tightening

Posted by Katherine | Saturday, November 29th, 2008

On the economy front, this week brought the Citigroup bailout and the addition of Paul Volker and Austan Goolsbee to Obama's new Economic Recovery Advisory Board. Meanwhile, across America, people and businesses are cinching their belts. Adrian Lai in NYC spotted this "Recession Sale" on the streets of the Big Apple: [thedrun ...

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 ...

Poll Addict

Posted by Katherine | Sunday, November 2nd, 2008

Maybe not a poll Blake relies on [elycefeliz / Flickr] Blake from Portland, Oregon, recently married his soulmate, loves Bruce Springsteen, and works/studies at Portland State University. An avowed political junkie, he's addicted in particular to polls. He must be jonesing this pre-election weekend. (Thanks, Ann Raber.) [Polls are] hardly a flawless ...

Sarah Palin’s Convention Speech

Posted by Katherine | Friday, September 5th, 2008

[Tom LeGro, NewsHour / Flickr] There were lots of favorable headlines in the mainstream media about Sarah Palin's convention speech. Here, from the blogosphere, is some of that same feeling as well as some edge. Jeff from Elk Grove, California, is going to vote for Obama, but he thought Palin nailed her ...

Homeland-Security Street Art

Posted by Katherine | Thursday, August 14th, 2008

Hat tip to Sarolta Cump for all of these Homeland-Security finds. Some of the photos were taken before the presidential race got going, but they present issues that have very much carried through into the campaign. First: John Ryan Brubaker from Portland, Oregon, captured this street commentary a couple of ...

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 ...

Memorial Day Tributes

Posted by Katherine | Wednesday, May 28th, 2008

For the presidential candidates, Memorial Day was an opportunity to talk about Iraq. It's less clear that Wijadi had a specific message about this war when he joined a number of other Flickrites for a walk through Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, Minnesota. But intentional or not, the light ...

Oregon Democratic Primary

Posted by Katherine | Monday, May 19th, 2008

Oregon Democrats as far away as Melbourne, Australia, have been preparing for tomorrow's primary (hat tip to Ann Raber). Back home in the thick of it, an Obama supporter going to a rally in Medford, Oregon, found artist Remy LeDuc's Obama sign on a blog. The guy in Oregon printed ...

Clinton: Deflated or in Fighting Form?

Posted by Katherine | Wednesday, May 7th, 2008

Hillary Clinton won the Indiana primary yesterday, but her margin of victory was small, and her defeat in North Carolina was quite sound. So with things not looking as rosy for her campaign as they might, how does she feel this morning? Is she flagging (thanks, James Mills)?: [bammermother / Flickr] Or ...

Explosive Take on Global Warming

Posted by Katherine | Wednesday, March 26th, 2008

The campaigns haven't been talking much about global warming recently, so it seemed a good time to remember why they should be. This video (which comes via co-curator James Mills) was made by Greg Craven, a high-school science teacher in Corvallis, Oregon. It's an enthusiastic argument designed to convince even ...