Inauguration Headlines Abroad

Posted by Katherine | Friday, January 23rd, 2009

On Tuesday (or Wednesday, depending on the time change), many eyes around the world were trained on Washington and Obama. People watched in town halls and in offices. They read on subways and at cafes. Mr Haydn was out in London on a night shoot and noticed late headlines advertising the ...

Obama-liday Spirit

Posted by Katherine | Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008

From Flickr to you: this Christmas Obama ornamentation. (There don't seem to be any Obama-Hanukkah pictures... yet.) Cory Doctorow is a freelance writer who knows or works on just about every corner of the web. (You've heard of BoingBoing? He's a co-editor.) He spotted this Shepard Fairey parody poster in London ...

Message for Obama: No Pressure or Anything

Posted by Katherine | Monday, December 22nd, 2008

[This post is part of a Message for Obama series.] It's the season for wishes (from citizens) and gift giving (by Obama). Certain demanding people aren't just asking for stocking stuffers. They'd like the big toys, gift wrapped, thank you very much. Something like freedom from fear. Or no regrets for ...

In Memoriam to the Boom Economy

Posted by Katherine | Friday, October 24th, 2008

The stock market dove again this morning. Earlier this month, nolionsinengland noticed this memorial in London near the Bank of England. It was created by the artist K Guy and, nolionsinengland said via email, "lasted less than a week." It seems pretty clear that most of the world -- not just ...

Powell Endorses Obama and Muslim Americans

Posted by Katherine | Tuesday, October 21st, 2008

Endorsing Obama [elycefeliz / Flickr] Former Secretary of State Colin Powell endorsed Obama on Sunday in an interview with Tom Brokaw. The significance of this was hashed out yesterday: as a Republican retired Army general, Powell adds to Obama's commander-in-chief cred. For JCP, who is studying the Middle East at the University ...

Joe Lieberman’s GOP Convention Speech

Posted by Katherine | Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008

Speaking at the convention [Tom LeGro, NewsHour / Flickr] Some reactions to Joe Lieberman's speech last night at the GOP convention in St. Paul: Crystal Clear Conservative is a "Libertarian-leaning Republican" Yankees fan who writes mainly about Virginia and national politics. S/he thinks Liberman gave a "great speech" overall: Lieberman was a breath ...

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 ...

McCain Picks Palin

Posted by Katherine | Friday, August 29th, 2008

In Alaska [triciaward / Flickr] Impeccably timed to eclipse the Obama-convention-speech headlines, McCain has chosen Alaska's Governor Sarah Palin as the GOP's vice-presidential candidate. Archbishop Cranmer, who blogs about religion and politics with sixteenth-century wisdom, feels this spells "Barack who?": Governor Palin is a Protestant Evangelical Christian. Moreover, she is strongly ‘pro-life’, ...

McCain and Youth

Posted by Katherine | Friday, March 7th, 2008

Can Meghan reel in this generation? [dlemieux / Flickr] As the de facto Republican nominee, John McCain, unlike the Democrats, now gets to focus on the general election. One of the items on his to-do list: a vice presidential candidate. Which inevitably raises the question of McCain's age (he's 71), whether ...