Sweet on Clinton or Obama?

Posted by Katherine | Monday, April 14th, 2008

In a bakery somewhere near Philadelphia, a sweet proxy campaign is underway. You get to choose a Hillary cookie or an Obama cookie. Or, in total infringement on democracy, both. (Thanks, Ann Raber!) [Apuch / Flickr] As of two weeks ago, Barack was winning the bakery race, but only because his campaign ...

Pennsylvania: Rival Neighbors

Posted by Katherine | Monday, April 14th, 2008

The Pennsylvania primaries are a week from tomorrow, and it's all about the Democrats. Courtesy of Ann Raber: photographer Nikos G says that Clinton and Obama signs have popped up in windows all over Philadelphia: [Nikos G / Flickr] Imagine the neighborly front-stoop conversation.

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 ...

Pro and Anti Immigration

Posted by Katherine | Tuesday, March 4th, 2008

[Mashuga / Flickr] [MikeSchinkel / Flickr] These pictures pretty much sum it up. It's a big issue this election -- especially in states like Texas, which votes and caucuses in primaries today. The photo of the little girl holding the sign was taken in Scranton, PA, by Gary Clark (aka Mashuga), a retired ...