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Cristina Chang

Entries by Cristina Chang

The Students and the Long Walk to the Polls

(1) Comments | Posted October 14, 2008 | 12:50 PM

Yes, we college students as a whole may not be as interested in the upcoming presidential election as the voting population at large. But no, we actually do know what's going on. We go on, watch cable news, and visit the blogosphere. And I'm willing to bet...

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Vetting Joe Biden: My Conversation With His Classmate

(5) Comments | Posted September 10, 2008 | 8:53 AM

One summer, while visiting the Boardwalk at Atlantic City with a small group of friends, Joseph Biden, then the student body president at Archmere Academy, one of them asked what he was planning to be when he grew up. His answer: "I'm going to be president." His friends were skeptical....

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An Open Letter To Senator Obama

(6) Comments | Posted September 10, 2008 | 7:51 AM

Dear Sen. Barack Obama,

Take this from an ardent supporter who came on board before the Iowa caucuses. Let us get straight to the point. You are losing. You are the underdog and the sooner you realize that and learn from it, the better.

Have you forgotten New...

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Orange County's Steve Young on Obama's "50 State Strategy"

(3) Comments | Posted August 5, 2008 | 6:33 PM

Steve Young is an unabashedly liberal Democrat, a pledged delegate for Sen. Obama and a Congressional candidate in a conservative Orange County district. He is seeking to upset incumbent Rep. John Campbell. OffTheBus talked to him recently about the 2008 presidential race.

What drew you to support Sen. Obama?...

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Who Asked Carly Fiorina?

(0) Comments | Posted June 25, 2008 | 5:15 PM

As the Democratic primary race drew to a close, about 50 percent of Senator Hillary Clinton's supporters claimed they would rather stay at home or, even more drastically, vote for John McCain, than cast a vote for Senator Barack Obama in the general election. This indicates that many of Clinton's...

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Gay Marriage: McCain's Shot At The Base

(7) Comments | Posted June 18, 2008 | 11:06 AM

The historic ruling on gay marriage in California and the rash of weddings and press that have followed in its wake may well serve as the catalyst the Republican Party has been looking for to rally social conservatives behind McCain, who the GOP base, including members of the so-called religious-right,...

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Inspecting The Ballots

(0) Comments | Posted February 7, 2008 | 9:38 AM

I gave up my space in front of the television on election night to volunteer as an inspection board clerk at LA County's Register-Recorder's office. There are over 5,000 precincts in LA County and the counting doesn't start until after the polls close and the police cars and helicopters deliver...

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Dialing For Last Minute Votes

(0) Comments | Posted February 5, 2008 | 8:38 AM

I attend an Obama rally at the University of California, Los Angeles, and receive a Get Out the Vote (GOTV) flyer with 77 names, addresses, and phone numbers of registered Democrats and undecided voters. *MAKING CALLS WINS ELECTIONS* blared the cheery title. I knew this was true, a political junkie...

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Michelle, Oprah, Caroline Stump For Obama At UCLA

(5) Comments | Posted February 4, 2008 | 6:20 PM

Sunday's star-studded rally at UCLA for Democratic hopeful Barack Obama offered his California supporters one last chance to gather together on behalf of their candidate before the state's primary on Tuesday. And while the email stated that doors open at 11:30, more than two hour's wait was required before the...

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