Against Palin… Before He Was (Sort Of) For Her

Posted by Katherine | Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

On the fence [slavetothemusic / Flickr] Ann Raber just discovered an interesting new blogger. He writes anonymously at Black Men for McCain. He says he's a black Republican and a Christian who dislikes Obama and intended his month-old blog to support McCain. Until, at least, McCain picked Palin: I’m a Republican because this ...

Rednecks for Obama

Posted by Katherine | Thursday, August 28th, 2008

Michelle sat in front of these two Missouri men in the convention hall in Denver. She says they were "really nice guys." [MMMMichelle / Flickr] That website on their t-shirts really exists.

Alternative Energy: Solar Power

Posted by Katherine | Thursday, July 10th, 2008

[kabl1992 / Flickr] Alternative energy occupies an unusually large piece of the stage in this presidential campaign because of gas prices, the Iraq war, and global warming, among other things. Just over a month ago, the government banned new solar-energy projects on public land. The reason: it needed two years to ...

How to Get Appalachian Votes

Posted by Katherine | Thursday, July 3rd, 2008

General store in Butcher Holler, KY [jimmywayne22 / Flickr] Jonathan Gay, aka Cyberhillbilly, grew up on a small tobacco farm in Kentucky's Appalachian mountains. His father was a coal miner. A recovering lawyer, Jonathan now works on economic development. He knows old and new economy, he knows Appalachia, and he thinks he ...

Democrats in Rural Texas

Posted by Katherine | Friday, February 22nd, 2008

Karl-Thomas Musselman from The Burnt Orange Report, a Democratic group blog based in Austin, TX, has this to say about last night's debate between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama: I have occasionally taken the liberty of talking about my hometown of Fredericksburg in Gillespie County out west of Austin in the ...