Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State?

Posted by Katherine | Thursday, November 20th, 2008

The wildfire rumor of the transition so far: whether Obama will pick Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State. Political junkies are speculating about Machiavellian strategizing in the Clinton and Obama camps, about the possible effect on Clinton's chances in 2012 or 2016, and, oh yeah, even about whether the choice ...

Obama to Support FISA Bill

Posted by Katherine | Tuesday, June 24th, 2008

On Friday, Barack Obama declared that he supports the FISA bill wending its way through Congress. This is the bill that essentially allows the government more leeway to wiretap and gives the telecom companies immunity for handing records to the Bush administration. Many Democratic voters seem unhappy. Erich Rauchway is ...

Nonvoters

Posted by Katherine | Friday, April 25th, 2008

This short piece was made by young European filmmakers who documented nonvoters around the US. In it, New Orleans resident Donna, who lived through Katrina with her son Dante, explains that she has "no faith whatsoever in politics" after the way the hurricane was mishandled. She hasn't voted since the ...