The Crowd at the Inauguration Concert

Posted by Katherine | Monday, January 19th, 2009

Some 400,000+ people squeezed onto the Mall for yesterday's inauguration-kick-off concert. They stretched close to a mile from the base of the Washington Monument all the way to the president-elect's VIP box at the Lincoln Memorial. By this morning, those many people had put up roughly a gazillion photos of ...

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 ...

Veterans Day

Posted by Katherine | Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

Madison Guy (who may be probutcool -- hard to tell) is an editor, writer, and photographer in Madison, Wisconsin. Yesterday, on Veterans Day, he took the long way to work. Via a memorial to those killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. "[T]he markers seemed to go on forever," he said, "stretching ...

Recently, On the Campaign Trail

Posted by Katherine | Friday, October 10th, 2008

Three shots from three rallies in three states this month. University of Dayton political science major Emily says she likes photographing Disney World, but she seems to be documenting the campaign enthusiastically as well. (See another of her election pics here.) This photo was from a Palin rally in Wilmington, Ohio, ...

Obscure Presidential Candidates: Never Ever EVER Give Up (Ever)

Posted by Ann | Thursday, October 9th, 2008

[Ann Raber is a BallotVox co-curator.] Mary Asbach of Ashland, Wisconsin, uses Flickr to engage in occasional political discourse, which she lists as one of her interests along with Mystery Science Theater 3000 and giant fiberglass monuments. Asbach's parents seem to share her taste for the irreverent. Every presidential election they ...

First Presidential Debate

Posted by Katherine | Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

Weighing in [mrdorkesq / Flickr] OK, it's several days after the fact. You've probably heard all you care to about McCain refusing to look at Obama, Obama stumbling over the name of the soldier on his bracelet, or general cluelessness/mindfulness on the financial crisis and the middle class. (If you'd like ...

Libertarian Convention

Posted by Katherine | Friday, May 30th, 2008

Libertarians held their nominating convention last weekend in Denver, CO. They picked, as their candidate, former Georgia Republican representative Bob Barr. Apparent Libertarian Carlos attended the convention and recorded the scene on the floor: [is a brahmin / Flickr] Much of the post-convention talk seems to center on whether or not Barr ...

Can’t We Talk About Issues?

Posted by Katherine | Thursday, April 17th, 2008

[desi.italy / Flickr] Last night's Democratic debate in Philly -- specifically the performance by anchors Charlie Gibson and George Stephanopoulos -- has been widely panned: in the mainstream media, in the high-traffic political blogosphere, in thousands of outraged comments on ABC's site, and by regular people writing on their personal blogs. ...

Co-Curator: James Mills

Posted by James | Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008

[James Mills] Greetings everyone. It’s a pleasure to be part of this exciting project. I’m thrilled with the prospect of delving into the morass of online content to find those user-generated pearls of wisdom that come from the hearts and minds of freethinking outspoken citizens. I love to share the ...